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How would you have handled the situation?

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All of this back and forth about Ben, Carley, Doug, Lilly, Kenny, and a partridge in a pear tree has got me thinking.

So let's do a little "what if" exercise...

You're with the Macon survivors; you, not Lee Everett. Poor Lee died in a car wreck and is a pathetic, handcuffed zombie behind Clem's house. You on the other hand happened to take his place when you saw a scared little girl climb into a tree house.

Why were you in Atlanta? Doesn't matter and isn't part of this. Also - because you're more awesome than Lee (he's just a video game character after all) you managed to save both Carley and Doug - though Shawn is still screwed.

All situations are more or less the same. Larry dies at the farm, you may or may not have popped a cap in the St Johns (it all happened so fast, after all) - but here you are on the road after someone LET BANDITS into your HOME because of a BOTCHED DRUG TRADE and now you and the group are ON THE RUN.

The RV hits poor Mr Zed, Lilly is having her freak out, everyone is outside.

"You're just a scared little girl, get the fuck over it."
Kenny removes a Mr Zed from the RV and kills him... Poor Mr Zed.
Lilly removes her precious.
Everyone turns to look at her.

She stops, seeing your gaze on her. Everyone looks at her as if she's gone crazy. She looks at the gun - gets a grip - and then forces it onto you.

"We've a traitor here, and it needs to be handled. You people think this job is so easy? YOU DO IT!"

You have the gun.

Everyone is looking at you.

What do you do?

WHAT DO YOU DO?

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Disclaimer - This might belong in general, I dunno, but it deals with situations from the newest episode, so I'm putting it here.

I'll hold off on picking for now... though I know what I'd do.

Try to put some thought into it - it's not a decision one should make on a whim... Lilly did that, and we all saw what happened....:eek:

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  • @Xarne said: Hey, it was the best option for me :)

    LOL :D

    I have to admit, I'm surprised more people haven't. :D

  • @YamiRaziel said: Most of you forget that you're not 100% sure who the traitor is at that point.

    I had a hunch when I was talking to him about the clues, he was so awkward and was a pansy.

  • Assuming I lived this long, I don't think I'd be able to kill anyone (walkers, maybe. Living people, probably not).

    I'd take a step back, out of the immediate vicinity of the group. I'd take a good, long look at them, and distance myself for what I am about to say. "Pull the fuck together!" Then take a moment to consider my next words. "We just lost everything guys! Those damn bandits tried to kill us back there, and now we're shoving guns into each other's faces! It's been months, and the only way we've survived is by sticking together!" Pause again, letting the facts sink in.

    "The damage is done. We've fucked up shit without turning on each other." Turns to Lilly. "You've had it rough, but the damage is done. Finding the traitor won't bring back the motor inn, or set the world straight again." Then to Ben and Carley. "I don't care who did it. One of you two, Kenny, or even one of the kids, it doesn't matter anymore. We pick up and go on, because all we have left now is each other. If we ever have to do this again, someone's gonna walk." I stare at them all intensely for a few seconds before pocketing the gun. "Now get the hell in the RV. The longer we stand here, the more time the walkers have to catch us off guard."

    Assuming I didn't faint during the entire exchange, I'd likely keep the gun. I'm the least likely person I know to flip out and pop a cap.

  • I'd rage because Lilly was being unreasonable (in my point of view, of course) and I'd be like "Just shut the fuck up! We just lost everything, it doesn't even fucking matter anymore, Lilly, goddammit! Everyone, get inside the RV, we're leaving! *turns to Lilly* with or without you... you don't get to control us anymore." and then she'd probably shoot me. If not, well, once we got inside the RV and things calmed down, I'd try to persuade the traitor to just say he did it so we know we can trust each other in the group, but I would forgive him because it didn't really matter at that point anymore.

  • @Viser said: I'd rage because Lilly was being unreasonable (in my point of view, of course) and I'd be like "Just shut the fuck up! We just lost everything, it doesn't even fucking matter anymore, Lilly, goddammit! Everyone, get inside the RV, we're leaving! *turns to Lilly* with or without you... you don't get to control us anymore." and then she'd probably shoot me. If not, well, once we got inside the RV and things calmed down, I'd try to persuade the traitor to just say he did it so we know we can trust each other in the group, but I would forgive him because it didn't really matter at that point anymore.

    I think that knowing the truth is kinda influencing you on this one
    It's all good but what if the traitor was actually one of the bandits? What if he was trying to ruin you from within? You would just say that it didn't matter who it was?
    It's okay that we know why Ben did it, but if you didn't you could assume all sorts of things. My Lee wouldn't let a potential bandit sleep in the same RV as Clem.

  • @YamiRaziel said: I think that knowing the truth is kinda influencing you on this one
    It's all good but what if the traitor was actually one of the bandits? What if he was trying to ruin you from within? You would just say that it didn't matter who it was?
    It's okay that we know why Ben did it, but if you didn't you could assume all sorts of things. My Lee wouldn't let a potential bandit sleep in the same RV as Clem.

    Honestly, the thought hadn't even crossed my mind. And that idea sounds a bit weird... to me, at least. And I kinda trust people a bit easily, and I actually believed Ben before we got the train moving and he still said it wasn't him, so I'm a bit naive and forgiving... I'd say it doesn't matter because I'd think that person probably had his/her reasons to have done that, I'd just be curious about those reasons and try to see the situation from the traitor's point of view.

  • At first, I didn't know it was Ben and I was still trying to look for ways to get Ben killed. Her killing Carley made me disappointed I couldn't get rid of Ben.. then he TELLS ME IT WAS HIM AND IW WATERKJTKOAEZTRHKEA RPAWEPEHEFGE RAGED

  • Lilly put it to a vote, remember.

    Kenny: "I don't give a shit."

    Lilly: "(Okay, your vote counts for Katjaa.)"

    Carley: "Shut the fuck up, Lilly, you're out of your mind."

    Ben: "Just leave me alone!"

    Lee: "Looks like it's 4 to 1. Guess I'm the tie-breaker? Oh, wait, no, MATH DON'T WORK LIKE THAT!"

    The beauty of that scene is that every reasonable pretense at caring about an ordered system of justice that she put forward ended up backfiring on her. Which is why she ended up just pulling a gun and shooting somebody. You had to see that Lilly wasn't a leader, she was a dictator.

  • @bazenji said: Lilly put it to a vote, remember.

    Kenny: "I don't give a shit."

    Lilly: "(Okay, your vote counts for Katjaa.)"

    Carley: "Shut the fuck up, Lilly, you're out of your mind."

    Ben: "Just leave me alone!"

    Lee: "Looks like it's 4 to 1. Guess I'm the tie-breaker? Oh, wait, no, MATH DON'T WORK LIKE THAT!"

    The beauty of that scene is that every reasonable pretense at caring about an ordered system of justice that she put forward ended up backfiring on her. Which is why she ended up just pulling a gun and shooting somebody. You had to see that Lilly wasn't a leader, she was a dictator.

    Hum, I don't know, really. I was thinking something along the lines of:

    Kenny: "I don't give a shit." (Doesn't count towards kicking Ben out or not because he doesn't give a shit)

    Lilly: "(Okay, your vote counts for Katjaa.)" (Lilly was +1 kicking Ben out)

    Carley: "Shut the fuck up, Lilly, you're out of your mind." (Carley was +1 not kicking Ben out)

    Ben: "Just leave me alone!" (Doesn't get a say in this because he's the one being judged?)

    So it's pretty much Carley x Lilly and Lee has to say whether Ben should be kicked out of the group or not. That's the way I see it.

  • Heh, it's occurred to me I forgot to come back and vote on this thing.

    I'd have "gotten over it" - no one was dead yet and we were fairly well screwed. Time to regroup - but Ben would not be trusted and he'd know he's on his last chance.

    Of course, there would have to be some sort of justice for Duck. (So forgiveness is out of the question)

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