Some comments a few posts back made me wonder just how long a period of time has passed in The Walking Dead.
The Walking Dead is in season six. Does that mean six years have passed for the survivors? Of course not. But…how much time has passed?
Assuming that Ricks wife wasn’t carrying on with Shane before Rick went into the coma (although I think he was), you’d have her getting pregnant somewhere within a few weeks of Rick waking up. Since Rick was in a coma for about a month, that puts her getting knocked up somewhere around 2-3 months into things. Assuming a normal gestation period of nine months, youre into one year. The kid is about a year old at this point, but appears to be less than two. So..to my way of thinking, our intrepid band of survivors is living in the ruins somewhere definitely more than two years on , but less than three.
However…if it is indeed less than three years, then Coral has aged rather rapidly for a little kid.
Two-plus years into a collapse and gasoline still seems to be fresh enough to work most modern vehicles, no sign of melted-down nuclear plants, no sign of any remnants of the government, and no presence of foreign nations. Seems a little neat.
ETA: This just doesn’t get old….