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Countdown to Ep 4 - "Beyond the Alley of the Dolls"

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Hideli-hodeli, Sam & Max-arinos!

Mike Stemmle here, writer and co-designer on Episode 304 of Sam & Max, a.k.a. "Beyond the Alley of the Dolls."

As this penultimate episode in our senses-shattering series careens its way through the approval process, getting ever nearer to your grubby little hands, mice, and joysticks, now seems like a good time to open up the thread for "insider" questions of various sorts.

Allow me to prime the pump with some tantalizing tidbits of info:

- The identity of this episode's villain is a big mystery.
- A character who hasn't been seen this season will return.
- Horrible things will be done to the Delorean. I mean the DeSoto. Dang, that's gonna cause problems, isn't it?
- Mr. Norrington will reveal himself.
- Stinky's "Mr. S" will make himself known.
- Grandpa Stinky will experience a great deal of joy.
- This episode features an exceptionally lame gag that I've been waiting nearly two freaking decades to make.

Oh, and we get to read everyone's mind.
Mike "Roger Ebert Rocks" Stemmle

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  • It's the "Sam Clones" Cloning Facility, IT'S BEAUTIFUL AND DANGEROUS! And creepy.

  • @unknownrightnow said: It's the "Sam Clones" Cloning Facility, IT'S BEAUTIFUL AND DANGEROUS! And creepy.

    I today I was thinking the Telltale people has never name them "Clones", just "Sams".

  • I prefer to call them 'Sam Harem'.


    What's with the looks?

  • I have a feeling that Dr Norrington is Yog-Soggoth.
    You got to be something powerful to appear as nothing and still be able to communicate.
    He was also guiding paperwait...

    If Yog-Soggoth in this ep though then Telltale have something BIGGER planed for the finale...

  • By the look of this new location I have a feeling we will finally get to go through the mole hole in Mama Bosco's lab.

  • I just had a bit of an epiphany.

    It's been hinted at we ain't far off the mark assuming these Sam Clones aren't clones.
    Bob's Toys!s with the "Future is Coming" banner has been about for ages.
    The Episode is Beyond the Alley of the Dolls.

    Me thinks the Toy store we never got inside will have some part to play this episode, but at the very least I definitely thinking these are Sam Dolls, not clones.

  • @Emo Hoe said: Bob's Toys!s with the "Future is Coming" banner has been about for ages.


    Because it was related to the 301 LARP(?) involving the Nutricious specs we never got.
    Not some hint for 304, although with the toys collecting "clones" I wouldn't exclude seeing that location again.

  • @Dave247 said: If Yog-Soggoth in this ep though then Telltale have something BIGGER planed for the finale...

    I really hope they go fully lovecraft in the last episode... or as fully lovecraft as a setting with a laconig, violence-prone dog and a hypercinetic, violence-prone lagomorph can get. "The city that dares not sleep" seems like a R'lyeh-reference, and the general underlying weirdness was non-euclidian enough so far, so I really do hope we can dispose of an Old One with a Luger in the finale. After insulting it and setting it on fire.

    Max Fhtagn!

  • @Hassat Hunter said: Because it was related to the 301 LARP(?) involving the Nutricious specs we never got.
    Not some hint for 304, although with the toys collecting "clones" I wouldn't exclude seeing that location again.

    They never confirmed it was 301 to my knowledge.
    They simply said it was a live thingy tht went a bit wrong tht would reveal hint of later episodes?

  • @Emo Hoe said: Me thinks the Toy store we never got inside will have some part to play this episode, but at the very least I definitely thinking these are Sam Dolls, not clones.

    Maybe a Sam Doll is one of the Toys of Power.

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