Originally Posted by Jake
Playtesting. A lot of this stuff was in the episode at one point and as cool as it sounds in isolation it wasn't working when you actually played through the game. There are some cool ideas in there, but most deleted scenes are deleted for a reason.
Some is also deleted because it steps on the story. We realized as we went that we didn't want Lilly to reveal that she knows your past until the RV scene in episode 3, so that was removed from 2. Things like that.
Things also get added late if they help the story. For instance, the scene on the road to the dairy where you first meet the bandits wasn't in the game until a couple weeks before it came out.
I'm sad Clem's line about the cow got cut.
We deliberately left Crawford out of the preview.
Maybe you'll release a directors cut later on. Peter Jackson did it, maybe you can too.