One thing I have been loving about this game is the idea each episode revolves around some key themes. Maybe I am reading too deeply into it, but it really helps me feel invested in Lee's personal arc along with the base story. Here's how I have seen it:
The Foundation of Character- How does Lee define himself in the new world? How do his past actions affect his views? How do the people he surrounds himself with alter his views? It truly is about being A New Day.
Trust- This became more significant after episode 3. There are other examples, but ultimately the decision of Doug or Carley is the defining point. Who do you feel is most trustworthy? What information do you trust them with? How do you reward that trust? It really pays off with the first third or so of episode 3.
Morality of killing/stealing- The majority of the biggest choices centered on killing. Is it right to leave David to die to save the group? Is it right to kill Jolene because she threatened you? Is it right to kill the St. John's for trying to kill you? And biggest of all, is it right to murder someone out of fear of knowing if they're dead or not? Because Clem is a factor here and with the stealing, it makes the consequence feel more important.
Understanding the people you are with- Somewhat a stretch, but it's something I took note on. Throughout the first episode, we thought we knew exactly how people in our group would behave. Then we learn Larry's reasons for his attitude, Kenny's impulsive tendencies and of course the St. John's true nature. Are you sure you know the people you associate with?
Suffering- The woman by the store, Lilly's deteriorating sanity, reacting to Doug/Carley's death, Kenny's family, etc. How do we handle suffering from many angles? Is it better to show mercy for people who suffer? Do you know how to handle your own suffering? Can you sympathize with the suffering if others? It's the thing that was most on my mind that episode.
Responsibility- Do you step up to help Kenny's family make the hard choice? Do you step up to become a leader when people falter? Do you step up to ensure the safety of Clementine and the rest of your people? This was the episode Lee began to define what kind of leader he wants to be and who he wants to lead.
Again maybe I'm thinking too hard, but I see a lot of compelling themes here. So my question is WHAT OTHER THEMES DO YOU SEE COMING TO PLAY NEXT EPISODE? I am sure there is still plenty of moral quandaries and survival issues to address.