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Vernon mentioning the train

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At the end when the group leaves the school from the Roof, Vernon says something about the train.. 'did you get here with that train' or something.

I wonder why he mentioned that.. you can't ask him about it later when your in the manor...

He might seen the zombie horde walking towards town or something (that you see from the Vernon hideout)..

Anyone have clue?

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  • @Thadeum said:
    My theory is that Vernon and his group, at the end of the episode, went out to the railroad to escape the city, using the train we used!

    Nah. I think he was alarmed at the number of walkers in the horde that was following the train headed in their direction and decided to pack up his peeps and gtfo.

  • If you remember, right at the end when the walkie man talks to Lee the group sees a huge amount of walkers shuffling by on the streets above. That's probably the herd from Episode 3 finally hitting town. I can't think of any other reason Vernon would have mentioned the tracks at that moment in the tower if it wasn't for a giant horde of walkers heading our way.

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    @LadyJ said: Nah. I think he was alarmed at the number of walkers in the horde that was following the train headed in their direction and decided to pack up his peeps and gtfo.

    I think the opposite, that it is not really plausible. A long distance separates the town from walkers where you left them behind, and there is very few chance this guy saw the railroad from above. Also, there are a lot of walkers already infesting the city. It does not really change their situation.

    You should also remember that one of the people in Vernon's group , an old woman, seemed really sick, and could'n't stand up. A train is a perfect way for them to travel injured people.

    Another guy in the group said he was from Macon, if you played it by telling them that you did not come from here (Lee says he is from Macon). They might have headed back for whatever are their reasons.

    And obviously Vernon's group does not have Clem. They were not the one playing with the talkie-walkie, and there is no way Vernon is a kidnapper.

  • @Thadeum said: I think the opposite, that it is not really plausible. A long distance separates the town from walkers where you left them behind, and there is very few chance this guy saw the railroad from above. Also, there are a lot of walkers already infesting the city. It does not really change their situation.

    Well, aside from the fact that I'm fine with agreeing to disagree, I still disagree. In TWD universe, a herd is formulated by straggling walkers so walkers in the city would have tagged themselves along with the horde coming from the railroad tracks. Which would have made an even larger herd of them. Large enough to bridge the distance between what was already in the town and what was coming to the town. PLUS we now have all the walkers from Crawford who are probably loose now that the group has left. Ample opportunity for them to merge and I'm guessing Vernon saw it but didn't want to alert the rest of them.

    I DO agree about the train being a good way to transport the ill but I still don't think that's what they did...or why.

  • Pretty sure he found the herd. He might've thought that the town was in danger, got his people, and went on his way to get out of Savannah.

  • Hm do you think back in episode 3 choosing whether to knock over the thing thats starts the fire on the ground when the huge horde of walkers are walking through has an affect on how many walkers are in savannah? If that makes sense.

  • We'll see in the next episode.

    At this point, I'm suspecting that Vernon did see the herd since we see the herd arriving in the next morning, but I'm hoping he didn't and just saw the train, because if he saw the herd but didn't warn us then he's instantly eligible for a #1 Jerk of Ep. 4 Award especially since he's a doctor.

  • @Tommyo3000 said: Hm do you think back in episode 3 choosing whether to knock over the thing thats starts the fire on the ground when the huge horde of walkers are walking through has an affect on how many walkers are in savannah? If that makes sense.

    I hope so. I kicked down the torch, but the fire seemed to not affect them at all. Hopefully if you kicked the torch down, less Zombies appear and those that do make it through are charred and what remains of their body is badly damaged making them slow-er.

  • I'm pretty sure he asked in order to find a way for his group out of the city. It's obvious he isn't the man on the radio like almost everyone thinks... That seems like the only logical reason for him asking about the train since he knew they were new in town and probably wanted to know how they got there.

  • I think it must be the herd approaching. It was already implied in the last scene in the morgue. They used the same sound effects as they did in the herd scene in ep3.

    Since we have been in Savannah the largest group of walkers we have had to fight have been about a dozen or two dozen (12-24); the herd is comprised of THOUSANDS of walkers, all moving together, all going in the same direction. You don't fight herds, you run (or hide). Thats why Vernon asked Lee to hand over Clem; he saw what was coming, and thats why he and his group have done a runner.

    Savannah is overrun.

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