Originally Posted by jangjangchang
Kenny has always had my back so I'll have his.
The relationship with Lilly never has you two joking and smiling at each other. She never cares to be your buddy or have your back in times of need.
She sees you as someone she can use. She sees you as a vote. Not Lee.
Side with Kenny he can see you're more then a vote.
You're more then Lee.
You're a friend. Get his back and he'll get your back.
The issue I have with Kenny is the fact that there are more opportunities in the game to do things for him and his family than there are to do things for Lilly and Larry that are optional, yet you can do all but one and Kenny will still turn on you. I fed his son in the pharmacy, consoled Kenny when he didn't help me save Sean/saved Duck instead of Sean(on second play through), I fed his son with the rations, I saved his wife from the walker at the motor inn, I saved his wife from Brenda at the saint John's house. Just because I didn't agree to kill Larry he refused to help me when Danny was pointing a gun at me and he watched me struggle in the pharmacy in episode 3 and waited to see if I would die, despite having a gun and being free to help me.
There are less opportunities to aid Lilly in the game than Kenny which are optional and meaningful. You can offer her a candy bar in the pharmacy, help her to get the medication for her father(not optional), agree that the group needs leadership in episode two, feed Larry with the rations and help her to try and revive Larry, so you can do far more for Kenny and his family. When I played, siding will Lilly the only time she went against me was when she outed me to the group in episode 3, telling them I was a murderer which can be excused given her emotional/mental state and her desperation.
My point is, I did less for her and Larry over the 3 episodes so I didn't feel as betrayed when she exposed my past as I did when Kenny left me for dead twice. Had Lilly of been of sound mind I think she would have been more Loyal to Lee than Kenny. At times there even seemed like there were possibilities for a romantic relationship to develop between them considering Lee and her father were the one's she most trusted. The Loss of her father would have made her bond closer with Lee if not for her having her break down and killing Carley.
Kenny on the other hand will treat Lee like an errand boy. If you check how he speaks to him e.g when he rushes him to cut of the teachers leg, he speaks down to him and gives orders, he also does this when he wants Lee to break in to the St John's slaughter house. Lilly treats Lee as an equal, with more respect when she feels supported by Lee and will show concern i.e when he returns from scouting the bandits base and when Lee tells her his plans to help Kenny check out the barn she says it's Lee's call but he should be careful since she thinks it's risky. Lilly shot at Andy when he was about to electicute Lee's head against the wired fence and episode 3 later reveals that she had a caring relationship towards Clementine, as she gave her hair clips to keep her hair tidy.
To stay friends with Kenny you have to agree with everything he says and practically suck up to him like a side kick. Every walkthrough I have seen on youtube where Kenny is friendly to Lee it is because the player did everything for Kenny and sided against Lilly at every opportunity.
Lilly behaves the opposite of Kenny in the sense that you can side against her through out episode 1 and 2 and just do one thing for her, try and save her father and she will forgive Lee for every other disagreement from earlier and have his back until she has her break down. Prior to her break down she seems to show more appreciation and memory of the things Lee has done for her through out the episodes.