You planned on following Spurlock, right? Were you going to sneak up on him or something? You see him lugging G-String out to the badlands, which is dangerous with the couple of gangs out there in the woods. Not cycles, just cannibals and crazies, mostly boogeymen, but there are bad folks out there sometimes.
If you want to get the drop on him, tell me how.
If you are just walking after him and then planning on talking to him, I'm interested in how you'd avoid him shooting you.