Originally Posted by Doctanian
I think it was easy to tell Ben did it without his confession. I defended him, but I had a hunch it was him. Think about it.
- He gets nervous and defensive if you question him on the flashlight. He also breaks down under Lilly's interrogation, not enough to confess, but he's pretty broken.
- Clementine's pink chalk was taken. Ben has a close relationship with Clementine
- Ben's clumsy. Explaining the broken flashlight.
- Lilly didn't make the deal, she was the one who brought it up.
- Kenny wanted to leave, so it would've been useless for him to make a deal with bandits.
- Katjaa isn't
- Lee obviously didn't do it. We're Lee, lol. Lilly even says we didn't do it.
- Carley or Doug didn't do it considering their loyalty to your for saving them Especially Carley. Lilly really doesn't blame Doug.
Most of those reasons were only known to us and Lee however, and were not known in Lilly's perspective. Lilly even blames Lee in some playthroughs, implicating that Carley and him did it together and even threatens Lee that she will just assume it was him if he doesn't turn up anything (she lost it big time).
She literally went from one person to the next to see who would crack first and if they didn't crack or someone offended her, someone ends up dead. Killing someone based off circumstantial evidence is not exactly a good call and even if everyone knew Ben did it, we shouldn't just shoot him in the head to call it even.
I gave Lilly the benefit of the doubt when she killed Carley and she ends up stealing the RV and leaving the entire group and two children to potentially rot in the wilderness. She was clearly looking out for herself in the third episode and killed not to protect the group or help others, but to vent out her anger and frustration or because Carley gave her a crude statement.
This whole thread was to point out that had Carley not said anything, everything would've been fine, but I think it's pretty clear nothing was going to go right with Lilly wound up the way she was. Either way, someone dies and Lilly either screws everyone further by stealing the only viable source of transportation at that point (as no one was sure if the train could work) or she is left behind and we get to keep that secondary option.