Originally Posted by Yertos
Yeah if Kenny finds out it's either gonna send him further down the bottle, or kill Ben in blind rage which he probably would regret later. They could easily have branching subplots for the last episode, like in 4 have a way for a character to die, or be saved instead of the usual die either way. It could be like the Doug/Carley choice but instead have it like Ben/Nobody, and if you saved him give him several lines in 5 mainly with Lee and Clem, or he's dead and you don't get to interact with him or get his opinion on what's going on. He doesn't need to be fully ingrained in the main plot in 5, just make him background like Doug/Carley were.
They could integrate rescued characters into ep5 pretty easily, the problem they had with Carley was that it was carried through episodes, we're talking about one episode, not 4-5. they just have to kill them off in five and they'd be fine assuming lee/clem are in season 2 which i'd wager they aren't.
I don't care how long 5 takes to release, I know it'll be sometime around december but it could go over it and I wouldn't care, I want a great ending to season 1, and the only way for a company to reach such a thing, is with time! My ideal ending would branch but end at the same place as everyone else--unless they don't intend to start with lee/clementine for season 2, inwhich case seperate endings would be ok with me.
I hope you do have the option of telling Kenny though, could lead to some intense drama.
EDIT: I just want to be able to actually save someone for once without it costing another's life.
Save Carley, Lose Doug
Irene cannot be saved
Save Travis, dies anyway
Save the Teacher, dies anyway
Jolene cannot be saved
Mark cannot be saved
Larry cannot be saved
Duck cannot be saved
Katjaa cannot be saved
Carley cannot be saved
Lilly cannot stay
and I'm assuming Omid cannot be saved.
I know a lot of it has to do with advancing the story and it's just their time to go, but at lease give Lee a chance to save a life with no consequence for doing it before the season ends lol.
I really want a chance to do something like that, too. maybe the ending for ep5 will be the same but the characters you end it with won't, that would be awesome.