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Lee Was NOT Unconscious For Days

posted by AwkwardlyNERD on - last edited - Viewed by 797 users

Everyone is saying that it's ridiculous because Lee was out in the car for days.

But actually, he wasn't.

Lee's eyes flicker open twice. The first time they open, you can hear the cop screaming and zombies feeding. The second time they open, which everyone is saying is hours later, you can actually still hear the cop yelling for help and flesh tearing. I don't think it takes days for a guy to die when being devoured by walkers.

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  • @DreadMagus said: It could have only been 24 hours, also.

    Timeline:
    - 2 nights ago: All hell breaks loose, people start rising, babysitter gets killed
    - Day: Lee and the Cop are heading out of Atlanta (reports of "incidents")/Car crash
    - 1 night ago: Lee sleeps it off in the car after the cop dies outside, walkers wander off.
    - Day 2: Lee wakes up - I think you know what happens from here......

    Another option is that Clem's babysitter actually wasn't killed by a zombie but by a robber/murderer. The house itself is in shambles, drawers are pulled open everywhere, etc.. Walkers wouldn't start pulling at drawers, robbers would. So another possibility is that the babysitter was one of the first wave of zombies that have risen. This would make it more like:

    - 2 nights ago: robber/murderer kills babysitter
    - Day after: nothing happens, but Clem stays holed up because screams of babysitter. Babysitter, and other dead people, start turning somewhere during the end of the day.
    - 1 night ago: First night of walkers, some people die but not that much because most people are indoors in their houses. Probably some news of civil unrest but nothing yet alarms everyone because the second wave of walkers, those killed by the first ones, have not yet risen.
    - Day after: Cop gets Lee's ride as his first assignment, during morning rush hour the amount of zombie related incidents rise sharply when wave 2 starts rising in the middle of everyone being outside.
    Cop car drives into a zombie from wave 2 that crosses the highway. Probably attracted by the sounds of the cars. Cop gets killed, probably, by the walker he drive into or whatever other walkers attracted by the sound.
    A few hours later, in the late afternoon, Lee wakes up after the crash. Dry mouthed from the stress/adrenaline of the accident and minor blood loss from the injury.

    The neighbourhood could have gone to hell in just 6-8 hours from morning rush hour to when Lee wakes up. This would also explain why Hershel's son is still doing trips to Atlanta, because it wasn't so bad when he was there the day before, or even earlier that morning.

  • If it was two days then the police officer would have been already devoured by nearby zombies. I'm still wondering how got there by the tree. Zombies can't drag people.

  • The Cop doesn't have to die right after the accident. He could have also been knocked out for awhile. He had a reason to get his shotgun out and not have time to load it.

  • @KUyTh said: If it was two days then the police officer would have been already devoured by nearby zombies. I'm still wondering how got there by the tree. Zombies can't drag people.

    The cop may have been attacked by a single zombie, it didn't have to be a herd of them. It is unlikely he would be completely devoured, because that isn't what happens to most people. Unless they get swarmed, a little bit of them gets eaten and the rest is left to reanimate. If the zombies completely devoured most of their victims, there wouldn't have been a zombie apocalypse. Their numbers wouldn't have multiplied to the point where civilization collapses.

    The cop may have also drug himself out of the vehicle. He was conscious when he was attacked, because Lee hears him screaming.

  • @Scaeva said: Lee was out for two days.

    We know this because Clem survived on her own for two days before Lee stumbled upon her house, and zombies had had not overrun the city before Lee was being transported to the prison.

    The cop transporting Lee has no reaction to the police cars and helicopters speeding in the other direction, the radio chatter in the police car is confusing zombie attacks for disturbances and the like, and the transporting officer doesn't have a care in the world. He even shuts the radio off at one point because it was interrupting his conversation. He was obviously oblivious to what was going on.

    The outbreak occurs while Lee is being transported, not before.

    This seems rather more like a guess than a fact. While obviously the outbreak was just beginning, we have no idea like in the comics exactly when and where it first happens, and it's more like a gradual process than just something happening at once.

    Zombies could have overtaken certain places and spots, while other towns and areas could still have yet to have had any trouble with the Walkers, much like Hershel still hasn't seen or believed what people were telling him.

  • I think Lee was only out for a couple of hours, but unless someone from Telltale say's differently, I guess we'll never really know!

    To add another point, hour's or day's, doesnt really matter one bit to the game.

  • I think the problem is most people think it goes like this

    ---XXX

    while it infact it works like this

    --xxxxXXX

    - = Before Outbreak, no Zombies whatsoever anywhere
    x = First people who turn into zombies after dieing, very few if any are aware of what is going on.
    X = Total Outbreak, pretty much everyone aware, shitton of zombies everywhere.

    So if we talk about Lee being passed out, if you use the first example, yes 2 days is indeed the only answer.

    But if you are more aware of the several steps the apocalypse takes it could be anywhere from mere hours to maximum 2 days. Thus, unless officially reported, it will remain unknown and everything else is simply speculation.

  • @AwkwardlyNERD said: Don't call anyone stupid, please. We are talking about this in a civilized manner, thank you.

    We are not talking about when the apocalypse started. We know it started two days before. We are talking about how long Lee was out.

    Please be sensible and polite while contributing to the thread.

    Lee must have been out for two days, but the apocalypse hadn't started when Lee was in the cop car. You can see the Atlanta buildings standing fine. But when you're in Clementine's Neighbourhood, and you meet Shawn and Chet or Andre, you see Atlanta's building on fire with explosions. Like in the TV series.

  • @Willzy123 said: Lee must have been out for two days, but the apocalypse hadn't started when Lee was in the cop car. You can see the Atlanta buildings standing fine. But when you're in Clementine's Neighbourhood, and you meet Shawn and Chet or Andre, you see Atlanta's building on fire with explosions. Like in the TV series.

    @Willzy123 said: I think the problem is most people think it goes like this

    ---XXX

    while it infact it works like this

    --xxxxXXX

    - = Before Outbreak, no Zombies whatsoever anywhere
    x = First people who turn into zombies after dieing, very few if any are aware of what is going on.
    X = Total Outbreak, pretty much everyone aware, shitton of zombies everywhere.

    So if we talk about Lee being passed out, if you use the first example, yes 2 days is indeed the only answer.

    But if you are more aware of the several steps the apocalypse takes it could be anywhere from mere hours to maximum 2 days. Thus, unless officially reported, it will remain unknown and everything else is simply speculation.

    Dubesor has pretty much explained what I was about to say.

  • There's one thing that most people seem to have forgotten, the cop was evidently dead long enough to noticeably decay. Lee says something to the effect of how the cop's skin looks rotten and comments on how badly he smells... even accounting for the climate of Georgia that means he had to have been dead for days.

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