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The Mystery Voice: A Plausible Scenario

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A scenario occurred to me whereby the mysterious voice over Clem's walkie-talkie is entirely benevolent (albeit on the suspicious side). I'll leave interested readers to fill in a few blanks.

Clem's dad was injured. Clem's mom brought the dad to the hospital in Savannah. Mystery Voice was a nurse at the hosptial, and his hobby is shortwave radio (heck, why not). In tending to Clem's dad MV becomes friendly with both parents. The mom in particular confides their dilemna. Her husband is ill and their child is back in Macon, ostensibly under the care of a babysitter, but as the night progresses it becomes clear that all hell is breaking loose throughout the region, so mom gets more than desperate enough to discuss things with a stranger. Clem's mom mentions the walkie-talkie and shows her wt to MV who says, 'aha, that won't reach Macon, but I know how to boost the signal, if that'll help, and how to pick up weak signals at long distances'. As the ZA worsens, the nurse/ham radio operator gets seperated from Clem mere et pere, and out of concern for their little girl attempts to contact her through his shortwave equipment. He's holed up in his apartment and as he begins to talk with Clem learns that she's currently with a middling sized group of armed, angry people who sometimes hit each other.

Now, if you're MV, wouldn't you want to reunite Clem with her parents, but without exposing yourself to this armed group unnecessarily? Wouldn't you rather take a look at them first without revealing yourself? One way to do that is to stay in touch with Clem but without revealing yourself to this Lee character, and that homeless guy she mentioned. The obvious way to do that is to ask Clem to keep your conversations with her a secret for the time being. Also, given that you'd be able to tell Clem some specifics about her parents, you'd be able to prove to her that you knew them. Plus, Clem also thinks that just maybe one of the people in her group shot a kid. It happened out in the woods so she's nor sure. Also, this Lee guy cut Clem's hair. What kind of weirdo gives haircuts during the ZA?

Far better to conceal your identity and location until you get a look at this odd bunch--before revealing yourself and before leading them to Clem's parents whom you like and who may be very vulnerable if they're even still alive--than blindly give out too much information to armed adults you don't know but who sound pretty darned sketchy.

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  • Right before the walkie cut off, the voice said he needed something. Maybe he wanted Clem to lead the group over to him.

  • @Zeruis said: Right before the walkie cut off, the voice said he needed something. Maybe he wanted Clem to lead the group over to him.

    "Now I've barricaded myself in Savannah with ample provisions... but in my haste, I forgot cola!"

  • Just on circumstantial evidence, my money is the homeless drunk guy who wanted me to cut Clems hair and make her look like a boy. :mad:

  • @Master of Aeons said: "Now I've barricaded myself in Savannah with ample provisions... but in my haste, I forgot cola!"

    Damn, there was a vending machine back at the motor inn! Now he won't let us use his guns free of charge!

  • @Master of Aeons said: "Now I've barricaded myself in Savannah with ample provisions... but in my haste, I forgot cola!"

    Na-ah, it was "I need you to bring me ice!", warm pop is just yucky!

  • Okay, pencils down. The reference was to L4D2's "cola run" event. You still get half credit if you pointed out that warm soda sucks.

  • I'll have to go back and check this but assuming the radio has a very limited range, there can only be two answers as to who is the person talking on the other end of it.

    It would have to be someone in your group
    It'd have to be someone male
    It'd have to be someone at the motel
    It'd have to be someone who isn't dead

    That leaves Ben and Kenny.

    If it's a 2-way radio (a radio that can only talk to it's twin) then there is only 1 possible answer. That Kenny took the other radio off Glenn before he left.
    The other unknown is how long this person has been talking to Clem. Certainly they were at the motel, you see Clem talking on it, but before Ben arrived? Unknown.

    The most puzzling question in all this is whether the radio was ever broken? Either

    A) It was never broken and Clem knowingly lied
    In which case someone has been talking to her all along (and could only be Kenny)

    B) It was broken and someone fixed it
    I don't even know where to start on this one. You'd have to get it off Clem, fix it, tell her not to mention it.
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    Of course the 3rd option in all of this is that the group has been stalked since they arrived at the motel and that stalker is now on the train with you. I wonder... who suddenly turned up out of nowhere, survived MONTHS on their own (despite being a drunk), introduced themselves and took an interest in Clem?

    * Strokes chin *

    Would make sense. Chuck being either part of the bandit group or possibly Daddy St John.
    Personally my money is on Kenny. I think he has known all along that Lee was a convicted killer and intended on taking Clem away from him.

  • Well, I think that maybe she was actually pretend talking, but the creepy guy picked up her frequence and kept listening to what she was saying. And when they were finally nearing Savannah, they were close enough so he could transmit a message her walkie-talkie.

  • @Ninnuendo said: I'll have to go back and check this but assuming the radio has a very limited range, there can only be two answers as to who is the person talking on the other end of it.

    It would have to be someone in your group
    It'd have to be someone male
    It'd have to be someone at the motel
    It'd have to be someone who isn't dead

    That leaves Ben and Kenny.

    If it's a 2-way radio (a radio that can only talk to it's twin) then there is only 1 possible answer. That Kenny took the other radio off Glenn before he left.
    The other unknown is how long this person has been talking to Clem. Certainly they were at the motel, you see Clem talking on it, but before Ben arrived? Unknown.

    The most puzzling question in all this is whether the radio was ever broken? Either

    A) It was never broken and Clem knowingly lied
    In which case someone has been talking to her all along (and could only be Kenny)

    B) It was broken and someone fixed it
    I don't even know where to start on this one. You'd have to get it off Clem, fix it, tell her not to mention it.
    ---------------------------------------------

    Of course the 3rd option in all of this is that the group has been stalked since they arrived at the motel and that stalker is now on the train with you. I wonder... who suddenly turned up out of nowhere, survived MONTHS on their own (despite being a drunk), introduced themselves and took an interest in Clem?

    * Strokes chin *

    Would make sense. Chuck being either part of the bandit group or possibly Daddy St John.
    Personally my money is on Kenny. I think he has known all along that Lee was a convicted killer and intended on taking Clem away from him.

    It can't be Kenny, because he hears the transmission WITH you at the end of episode 3. The man is talking on the other end, sounds nothing like Kenny, and Kenny is there WITH YOU listening, mouth not moving. Ben doesn't have the cajones to do something like this, especially not after telling Lee that it was him dealing with the bandits. It's probably an all new character that Clem's been talking to and telling everything we've done.

    It's not just a two-way either, as long as there's another radio tuned in to the same frequency they can speak. The issue here being the range of course.

  • It WOULD be interesting to know if Clem had been lying to Lee the whole time.

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