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I recently found out that in the series, somewhere at the end of season 2, that Shane turned into a walker without being bit, and later Rick tells the group of what Dr Jenner had earlier confessed to Rick in private, that they "all had it in them", and by default all the dead would turn into walkers.

This contradicts the scene in the first episode, where hundreds of dead were lined up at the entrance of the hospital, where Rick was admitted wen he was shot. Why do they not turn ?

So is this a mistake ? Or is there a timeline event where all got infected after a certain period.

PS: I have not read the graphic novels and have completed season 3.

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Maybe the military at the hospital shot them so they would not come back? –  Marriott81 Apr 22 at 9:20
    
@Marriott81, But I could see many of them not shot in the head –  Beagle Bone Apr 22 at 9:24

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All victims outside the hospitals shows signs of wounds to the head. Either by blood trough the cloth covering the head, blood wounds to head and/or bullet holes. At least for the close ups.

For the aerial shot it is either or. For some one might not directly see it, but that is because one for example see only one side. For most there is some sign of head trauma.

The overall indication is that they all have been "properly terminated". They are also likely among the first victims of the outbreak. Once the hospital fell it is unlikely people stuck around to wrap them in cloth.

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yes, they definitely look like the first victims of the apocalypse –  Beagle Bone Apr 23 at 3:36

This is pretty ambiguous actually. It is shown (mostly on the graphic novel) that people don't necessarily turn the moment they die. That means that the people on the hospital might have been dead for a short period of time and didn't have time to turn.

On the graphic novel, Shane doesn't turn immediately. If I remember correctly, he turns 5-6 issues later. That means that some time (some weeks) have passed.

So, the people at the hospital might have turned after Rick left the hospital.

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In the context of the graphic novel, what you say makes sense , but ive not read them, also as you know in the TV show, shane turns almost immediately, so the hospital dead being that atleast a month, should have turned –  Beagle Bone Apr 22 at 9:47
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In graphics novel: Shane is buried after he is shot (in the neck) and then they leave the place. Later, when they realize all might turn, Rick returns to the grave to check if Shane has turned, which he has. There is nothing indicating exactly when Shane turned other then that it was after he was buried, which they did after some hours: "It took us hours to to get you into the ground". In other words he turned while buried and stayed buried until Rick returned. In the TV-series CDC had recorded turns in the timespan of 3 minutes to 8 hours. –  user13500 Apr 22 at 13:04
    
Ref: For comics that would be in issue #15. For TV-Show the CDC-Atlanta episode is season one episode six "Wildfire". –  user13500 Apr 22 at 13:17

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