Originally Posted by jtonra
The whole Pope storyline is ridiculous. Just shoot him and get it over with.
Hold up one minute!! This is a family type show. The good guys must always remain good and morale. Offing the arse that threatens not only your safety, but could cause rifts in the group is not an option.
While I agree with you, that in an apocalyptic scenarios, those that pose a threat to the group must be removed (left behind, or if hostile enough killed). The struggle the protagonists must go through to remain morale provides the writers with constant stories with the same villain, because they refused to kill him in the first place.