Getting caught up today! Spoilers ahead. . .
While I can imagine the gore-and-gunpowder purists objecting to the interpersonal developments in "Cherokee Rose," I would note that those protesting must have be tone deaf to character. With Carl recovering from his shooting, there's not much for Rick and Hershel to do in this episode but enter into a quiet sort of negotiations about whether or not the RV Gang will be staying at the farm. And we find out about Lori what we'd been suspecting all along -- that she's pregnant, although nobody can say if the baby is going to be Rick's or Shane's. Now that is an interesting development, and a fine peg on which to hang the plot for many episodes to come.
Shane isn't doing so well with his I-Killed-Otis-and-Left-Him-To-Die secret, but in and around his limping sulkiness, he makes time to talk guns with Andrea, who's eager to learn. For me, Andrea's development can't be moved along quickly enough, as it seems a waste of a fine actor in Laurie Holden.
"Cherokee Rose" is another episode of building characters and their relationships, with one great zombie appearance and demise. There's a great deal of humor and pathos to be found throughout. For some, this won't be a memorable episode, but it's a necessary one nevertheless.
Zombie Kill of the Week: The RV Gang, with a rope, by the well.
Zombie Quotient - from 1 (none) to 10 (a major herd): 2