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(SPOILERS) how to get to"know" clem better?

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At the end of ep. 5 where lee and the stranger finally meet, the stranger tells lee that he probably doesn't even know how old clem is. Lee said she is 8, the stranger said " wrong, shes 9.... her birthday was 6 days ago." Is there a way, or some option to choose to get to know clem a little better, or at least learn when she turns 9, BEFORE the confrontation with the stranger?

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  • No. Once Lee agreed with the words of Katya: "This girl is a puzzle". I'm starting to think that Clem had never trusted Lee completely therefore she had not told him about her birthday. Thankless little...

  • @zev_zev said: No. Once Lee agreed with the words of Katya: "This girl is a puzzle". I'm starting to think that Clem had never trusted Lee completely therefore she had not told him about her birthday. Thankless little...

    For Clementine's fan, you seem harsh on the little girl...

  • I spoke to Clem at every opportunity, and not once could that be discovered from what I can tell. I think it was more the sequence of events that kept her from opening her mouth - I figure if she would have told anyone in the group, it would have been Duck, but he was held hostage at St. John's and then got bitten and died. If there was any way to discover it from her before it happened, it would have either been in Episode 1 or during the first half of Episode 2 (and depending on how you count the timeline, her birthday was either right after that or at St. John's itself - imagine her birthday dinner was leg-roast... eew...) -- after the first half of Episode 2, things got really bad, really fast and I don't think Clementine was really thinking about it at that point - or maybe she was holding out hope she'd be reunited with her parents by her birthday -- or maybe she didn't have any kind of clue what the date was so didn't realize herself that she had had her birthday. Since Lee never asked her, she didn't tell him - but I bet Campman asked her very, very early on in their conversations.

  • @Mark$man said: For Clementine's fan, you seem harsh on the little girl...

    But it's true, I think it's distrust for Lee, is insulting. She was very bad in this sytuation, after all what Lee did for her, he knows about the fact that she is not 8 years and 9 from a stranger. It hurts when the people close to you do not trust you. Yes, I blame her for it. And if I like the Clem as a character, it does not mean that I do not see her bad deeds. It doesn't mean that I can forgive her for that.

  • She is eight/nine man! Ever heard of "Don't talk to strangers?" Besides, Lee was never a father, why do you think he never asked? I'm sure campman did. Clementine probably didn't think it even mattered, ya know, considering it is an apocalypse? She isn't stupid. And Lee isn't her father, so in reality, if he doesn't ask, I can see why she wouldn't tell.

  • @Mark$man said: She is eight/nine man! Ever heard of "Don't talk to strangers?" Besides, Lee was never a father, why do you think he never asked? I'm sure campman did. Clementine probably didn't think it even mattered, ya know, considering it is an apocalypse? She isn't stupid. And Lee isn't her father, so in reality, if he doesn't ask, I can see why she wouldn't tell.

    In recent times it seems to me that Lee and Clem almost never talked in the intervals between episodes ( I mean the three months between the first and second episode, and one week, between the second and third episode) is it Lee's fault? I don't think so, he is still a teacher and I am sure that likes to say, It's Clementine was too closed, or suspicious. I am sure that she will regret that she not talked with him when they had the chance. And THAT is really sad.

  • Well you get the chance to ask her about her age at the very beginning in her house, she replied 8 and that's enough to know in a ZA, and come on what are you gonna throw a birthday party or something? besides there was so much shit going on that Lee didn't have a chance to really get to know Clem. Clem might have lost track what date it was, the campman was a father and knew how to talk to children so he got to know her well through the talkie.

  • That's also true, considering he did ask her age. How would she really know when her birthday was coming? Who has a calender on them? XD

  • i don't think she knew she had her birthday, i think it was the stranger that figured it out because he had presumably kept track of the date, so all he had to do was ask her birthday as well as her age to know she had recently had her birthday

  • @thestalkinghead said: i don't think she knew she had her birthday, i think it was the stranger that figured it out because he had presumably kept track of the date, so all he had to do was ask her birthday as well as her age to know she had recently had her birthday

    Agreed. There's not really much point in asking when your birthday is if you don't keep up with the date(unless you're a psychopath who wants a replacement child*cough*stranger*cough*). There's also the fact that we had countless murders, suicides, bites and etc. happening all around her... i don't think her birthday would be first thing on her mind at all.

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