! Alright the end of that episode was complete BS. I'm admittedly a little biased because Dale was one of my favorite characters but c'mon-these survivors have been dealing with these zombies for MONTHS now and Dale was overpowered by a single zombie!? Hell we've seen these characters push around zombies up close and personal without any trouble but suddenly Dale has a lone zombie on top of him and he's weaker than a child. It was just an excuse for the writers to add some "zombie action" in an episode that didn't really need any. Can somebody tell me if that's the way Dale dies in the comic?
No. It's more well written and happens much further into the story, after the prison-arc.
! Dale is bit at some point, doesn't tell anybody and goes out at night to die on his own. He's ambushed and knocked out by a group of cannibals who cut off and eat his remaining leg. He wakes up, and we get this awesome scene. He dies from the fever a few issues later, after Rick, Andrea, and the rest of the group slaughter the hunters.