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The Walkie-Talkie Problem

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So after watching many lps and then finally purchasing the game and playing for myself, I still am wondering where radio guy got the walkie. I know there's some theories that well maybe he didn't need the EXACT one of the set of Clem's to get in contact with her, maybe he could just be on the same frequency.

Well, my friend made a good point. When Clem's mom calls the house at first she is trying to get in touch with the babysitter to tell her to get Clem out of town. But then she is specifically talking to Clem and I have to wonder why she didn't try to contact her daughter through the walkie-talkie which means that they probably lost it or somehow left it behind with all the madness in Savannah/the hospital. Maybe radio guy found it because he heard someone's voice coming out of it (through her pretend talks) and decided to find out about who's on the other end. Maybe it is a very lonely guy who, after talking with Clem, realized he knew Lee or something about him? :confused:

Anyway I can't wait til we finally have some answers!!

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  • It can't be the same walkie, unless there are three.

    Because at the beginning there are two, not one: the one that Clem has in the treehouse and the one that Lee picks up from the kitchen drawer. I always assumed the one Lee had is the one that was her parents'. It makes sense. When Clem said that her parents would talk to her with the walkie, I always assumed this meant that they would talk to her from the house while she was in the treehouse.

    Besides, I think it's been said before that Glenn has the other. Doesn't Clem say that herself in Ep 1? I can't remember.

  • Pull at all of the strings and your sweater will fall apart. It's fiction, just try to enjoy it, and be happy the plot holes aren't too large.

  • There are three walkie talkies because Lee got one from the draw, Clem had one and she said her parents took one to Savannah and she said that they couldn't contact Clem on the walkie talkie because it was too far of a distance but it means something to her, so good point but I'm not sure what will happen. Tell your friend they have good logic :)

  • a walkie talkie is a portable radio transmitter.

    thus meaning a desktop version aka NOT PORTABLE will also exist.

    powered by a generator or batteries or a crystal radio that doesn't need any power source. as it uses radio waves or something to create power..

    i'd assume crawford being so intent on surviving on their own would need some sort of communication device to keep an eye/ear out for other survivors who are suitable candidates for membership, to 'better their chances'

    people should think outside the box, a phone for example mobile/car/landline/satellite all connect with each other, radio transimitters come in different forms/shapes sizes..

  • @aperose said: Well, my friend made a good point. When Clem's mom calls the house at first she is trying to get in touch with the babysitter to tell her to get Clem out of town. But then she is specifically talking to Clem and I have to wonder why she didn't try to contact her daughter through the walkie-talkie which means that they probably lost it or somehow left it behind with all the madness in Savannah/the hospital.

    There's no reason Clem's parents would have taken a walkie with them to Savannah or tried to contact Clem on it. A walkie's range would be maybe 30 miles under the absolute best of conditions (ie: having both parties at the top of a mountain with no weather in between). More likely, the range would be ten miles or less. Atlanta and Savannah are about 250 miles away from each other.

    It's more likely that Clem and her parents only have two walkies and they usually just use it to talk to each other in different rooms or when Clem is up in her tree house.

    Glenn also wouldn't have taken a walkie with him because, again, the range would have made it useless for communicating with the group. He probably left it with them - they would have had more use for it than he did. I'm sure the other walkie was with the group at the Motor Inn and creepy walkie-man somehow got it from there.

  • I didn't realize that Clem is wearing the shirt from the car.

    So it looks like the car does and maybe will have long term repercussions.

    I still say the walkie talkie bloke is the owner of the car.

  • Glad to see some replies! Wanted to say that I am not taking this super seriously, just that I didn't play each episode as they came out so I want to enjoy this time for some discussion before we have all (or most) of the answers with ep 5.

    @BlankCanvasDJ said: There's no reason Clem's parents would have taken a walkie with them to Savannah or tried to contact Clem on it. A walkie's range would be maybe 30 miles under the absolute best of conditions (ie: having both parties at the top of a mountain with no weather in between). More likely, the range would be ten miles or less. Atlanta and Savannah are about 250 miles away from each other.

    I would need to go back again but I thought that she specifically said they used it to talk when they went to Savannah, no? I also thought it would be a little far obviously but then again think of how Glenn contacted Clem when he was at the motor inn from the pharmacy (I know they're much closer, but still).

    I don't really think it's a plot hole or anything, I just want to see how TTG decides to explain - maybe the walkie guy has been following them a long time?

  • There were 2 handheld walkies. Glen left with one when he went towards Atlanta. Who ever is talking to Clem is most prob using an auto mounted or base unit type of transmitter. Classic walkies use the C.B. band. In the best of conditions a childs handheld unit would only be able to transmit a few miles where as it could pick up a signal from quite some distance transmitted by a car or base type unit. I find it hard to believe that someone would be able to follow the group from Macon to Savannah. A base unit with a high gain antenna could extent the range of the handheld up to maybe 10 to 15 miles in a flat terrain area like that outside of Savannah.

  • It also should be stated that in conditions like a ZA, where landline telephone, cell & internet communications would be interupted C.B. radio communications would be a simple and widely used method meaning it wouldnt be outside the realm of possibility that Clem would have contact with someone.
    The lack of this method being used more often is an oversight in TWD universe.

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