This season has been good so far. The only thing I didnt really care for was the storyline with Carl. I dont really give a shit about this kid, I dont feel like they did enough with him in previous episodes for me to feel invested in his well being. He could have gone either way and it wouldnt have mattered to me.
I agree, whether he lives or dies doesn't matter the only thing that does is that it happens already so the the show isn't stuck to his bedside.