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What friend or friends was Ben referring to

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When Ben confenssed to Lee as to the being the one suppling the bandits he said they had his friend or friends what friend or friends was Ben referring too? Not Travis he dies either from a gun shot wound or get eatin by walkers. Or his friends fro the camp he was staying before he met up with lee group?

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  • I took it to mean the people he was staying with before he met up with Lee and the group, simply because it was suggested they had a run in with the bandits earlier by Travis' dialogue and there was a lot unknown about their knowledge of those other people who didn't escape with them.

  • There might have not even been any friends with the bandits. With all we know, Ben could have just been using that as an excuse to confess.

  • I would assume that Ben had more than one friend. It's possible that the bandits had one of his classmates, but I doubt it.

  • But if bandits didn't have Ben's friend..why would he help them?

  • The bandits attacked their camp earlier, so they must have taken the rest of Ben's friends and executed them afterwards.
    Ben was a kid and shocked, so he probably believed them and made the deal.

  • To be fair he was kind of doing the right thing appeasing the bandits...

    If he had only told the rest of the group then there wouldn't have been any trouble and they could have paid the bandits for protection and left when they were ready

  • Probably one of his classmates. There's a lot of cut dialogue from Episode 2 (can't find a link right now) that makes it clear that Ben and Travis was just a few of the many kids who were being terrorized by the bandits. It probably wasn't too hard for the Bandits to convince Ben that they had taken one hostage. They probably got a name off one of Ben's classmates' jackets and figured Ben would know them since he had the same uniform. And Ben's not too bright, so he probably believed them.

  • Maybe Ben just used that as his excuse, because I think he tried to be useful by stalling the bandits by keeping an agreement with them. I mean he was able to keep them off for weeks, and to be honest, the bandits could have easily hopped in and killed all of them ._.

  • @AnnaSan said: Maybe Ben just used that as his excuse, because I think he tried to be useful by stalling the bandits by keeping an agreement with them. I mean he was able to keep them off for weeks, and to be honest, the bandits could have easily hopped in and killed all of them ._.

    Like they did when they finally arrived. So many of the group were dead.

  • @Hudomonkey said: To be fair he was kind of doing the right thing appeasing the bandits...

    If he had only told the rest of the group then there wouldn't have been any trouble and they could have paid the bandits for protection and left when they were ready

    Not really, as I've covered in the past. The stuff that Ben was giving to the bandits, i.e. antibiotics and painkillers can't be replaced (nobody's restocking store shelves anymore) and they're necessary for survival, antibiotics in particular. Once they're gone, they're gone. Forking over those supplies also means that Lee and Kenny would have to spend more time risking their asses to replace them and by their account, they could've died on any one of their trips to town.

    All Ben's deal did was get the group to lower its guard when the Bandits stopped attacking. The group had held against bandit attacks for weeks prior to that; it wasn't until Ben was on sentry duty and either somehow missed the huge group of approaching bandits or deliberately didn't report them that the Bandits were even able to get through the wall.

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