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Walkie talkie man isn't likely from Lee's past

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Before the apocalypse, the last that anyone had known of Lee Everett was that he was on his way to jail. What are the odds that someone from his past would even be aware that he was still alive and be knowledgeable of his exact whereabouts?

I'm not sure if anyone else has brought this up, but I thought I'd mention it.

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  • Personally, I think walkie talkie man has a connection with Jolene (I think that's her name) the crazy girl who took Clem's hat. But, then again he could just be a character out of the blue. Hopefully, we'll see in Ep. 5

  • @DreadMagus said: If it's someone from Lee's past, I'll be somewhat disappointed.



    I wouldn't be disappointed. Lee's past really hasn't really been explored throughout the season. We know he killed a senator because of the affair, but nothing more about it. In episode 1, Lee had a nightmare presumably about the murder, but it hasn't been brought up in detail to show exactly what happened. I think that having Lee face his past would be a good way to bring closure to the story.

  • It could also be a journalist like Carley was because they know the things before the "news" surface public.

    Alot of things could be speculated :D

  • @raptor said: I wouldn't be disappointed. Lee's past really hasn't really been explored throughout the season. We know he killed a senator because of the affair, but nothing more about it. In episode 1, Lee had a nightmare presumably about the murder, but it hasn't been brought up in detail to show exactly what happened. I think that having Lee face his past would be a good way to bring closure to the story.



    But the sheer amount of coincidences and unlikely human behavior needed to lead to such a situation would certainly touch unrealistic or even esoteric terrain, which can't really catch up with the overall quality of the narration up to this point.

    Why the hell would someone (say..a relative of the Senator) follow the police car on it's way to the prison, basically ignore the whole zombie outbreak afterwards, just sit around (and survive, presumably alone) for at least 3 months while Lee and his group stay at the Motor Inn, find out about the walkie-talkie and it's frequency, lure them to Savannah, kidnap Clem and..well..whatever he wants from Lee now? He's obviously not a friend of Lee, so does he want to kill him? He survived the ZA for months now, so it's safe to assume that he is a capable fighter thus having had more than enough chances to do so already.
    Maybe Telltale has found a way to overcome those logical fallacies, but I can't think of one, so I'm a little afraid of being disappointed.
    I guess we'll find out soon. :)

  • I"LL KILL THaT STUPID RADIO BASTARD!

  • Lee's past seemed appropriately explored in my opinion. He was a teacher in Athens who came to correctly suspect that his wife was cheating on him. When he caught her in the act with the state senator, they got into a brutal fight and Lee accidentally killed him (sounds like he accidentally knocked him out a window in his flashback). Telltale choose to make the guy a state senator because that would explain how people knew to begin with such as Carley and Larry, because it would make the case a lot more public and nearly impossible for Lee to prove voluntary or involuntary manslaughter because the law and government officials would be twice as brutal on him (thus putting Lee into a much more understandable position that we can relate to more than if he just committed cold blooded murder).

    His wife now lives in Virginia and the rest we know. Aside from names, there's really not much left to explore in my opinion. It would just be lame to have the walkie talkie guy say "I'm related to the senator you killed, now I will punish you." It's not a very compelling motive or plan; the St. Johns, the bandits, and Oberson would be far more ruthless if this were to be case and I hope the final villain tops all of them in terms of how twisted and evil he is.

  • @darknessofheart said: Lee's past seemed appropriately explored in my opinion. He was a teacher in Athens who came to correctly suspect that his wife was cheating on him. When he caught her in the act with the state senator, they got into a brutal fight and Lee accidentally killed him (sounds like he accidentally knocked him out a window in his flashback). Telltale choose to make the guy a state senator because that would explain how people knew to begin with such as Carley and Larry, because it would make the case a lot more public and nearly impossible for Lee to prove voluntary or involuntary manslaughter because the law and government officials would be twice as brutal on him (thus putting Lee into a much more understandable position that we can relate to more than if he just committed cold blooded murder).

    His wife now lives in Virginia and the rest we know. Aside from names, there's really not much left to explore in my opinion. It would just be lame to have the walkie talkie guy say "I'm related to the senator you killed, now I will will punish you." It's not a very compelling motive or plan; the St. Johns, the bandits, and Oberson would be far more ruthless if this were to be case and I hope the final villain tops all of them in terms of how twisted and evil he is.



    hope you're right.
    it better be unexpected and better be a twist

  • @darknessofheart said: Lee's past seemed appropriately explored in my opinion. He was a teacher in Athens who came to correctly suspect that his wife was cheating on him. When he caught her in the act with the state senator, they got into a brutal fight and Lee accidentally killed him (sounds like he accidentally knocked him out a window in his flashback). Telltale choose to make the guy a state senator because that would explain how people knew to begin with such as Carley and Larry, because it would make the case a lot more public and nearly impossible for Lee to prove voluntary or involuntary manslaughter because the law and government officials would be twice as brutal on him (thus putting Lee into a much more understandable position that we can relate to more than if he just committed cold blooded murder).

    His wife now lives in Virginia and the rest we know. Aside from names, there's really not much left to explore in my opinion. It would just be lame to have the walkie talkie guy say "I'm related to the senator you killed, now I will will punish you." It's not a very compelling motive or plan; the St. Johns, the bandits, and Oberson would be far more ruthless if this were to be case and I hope the final villain tops all of them in terms of how twisted and evil he is.



    To me, episode 3 just seems anticlimactic as far as the "Lee killed someone" story angle is concerned. Whenever the group finds out, it gets overshadowed by the bandit raid, Lily killing Carley/Doug, and Duck getting bit. There didn't seem to be any lasting effect with the group knowing that a convicted murderer is travelling with them.

    The walkie guy doesn't necessarily need to be related to Lee's past. He could end up being a psychotic guy looking for kicks. I just think having Lee actually face his past one way or another would be a good way to end his story.

  • @raptor said: To me, episode 3 just seems anticlimactic as far as the "Lee killed someone" story angle is concerned. Whenever the group finds out, it gets overshadowed by the bandit raid, Lily killing Carley/Doug, and Duck getting bit. There didn't seem to be any lasting effect with the group knowing that a convicted murderer is travelling with them.

    The walkie guy doesn't necessarily need to be related to Lee's past. He could end up being a psychotic guy looking for kicks. I just think having Lee actually face his past one way or another would be a good way to end his story.



    Yeah, but what kind of person would just ignore the apocalypse and toy with a random group of people for no good reason? Whoever it is clearly wants something from them.

  • @ManMan said: Yeah, but what kind of person would just ignore the apocalypse and toy with a random group of people for no good reason? Whoever it is clearly wants something from them.



    I agree

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