|And that was letting the principal cast survive.|
I know what you're thinking, that that sounds crazy...But it would make a great deal of sense.
Rick found his family, the survivors found safety for a time, and the world keeps moving forward...But how long are we going to follow these characters?
Don't get me wrong, I quite like the characters they've presented us, but perhaps it would be better for the show to branch out. By trapping and killing the entire principal cast in the CDC, season 2 could have expanded on some of the lose ends.
Season 2 could have followed Morgan and his son; or we could have returned to the 'gang' set up in the nursing home; hell, we could have even had an episode or two of Merle, the one handed redneck...
I think the show is amazing, but they had a great chance to wrap up season 1 and tell a different story in season 2, and I think (for now) that they should have taken the out they built into the story and ran with it.
Of course, if season 2 expands on the current characters and deepens them in unexpected way, I might change my tune...