Originally Posted by Platinumb
I think they had that scene to hold in stark contrast to Irene's, quite honestly.
Irene was bitten and had no choice of continuing to leave.
Ben was a panicky, depressed teen feeling guilty.
And I wouldn't call it assisted suicide. He was throwing Ben to the wolves, like Larry wanted to throw Duck to them.
Ben tells Lee to let him go, how is that not assisted suicide?
Lee even has the option to point out that Ben wanted to die in the Bell Tower.