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First of all, please telltale community this is my opinion, please don't bash me or my thread.
IMO Season 2 Episode 1 was badly written, it starts with Omid's death. It just seemed to be for shock value only. It just happened to quickly for my likening, it was alright for Carley/Doug but it's getting old fast.
Then there's Christa's baby, there is no explanation of what happened to it, I was disappointed that it was not mentioned ever again.
The time skip seems too large. The time skips in episode 1 were done really well but this... Wasn't. The only purpose of the time skip was to make Clem a lot older so she could handle herself better. Omid and Christa dying, if Christa's dead, just seem to be the purpose of getting Clem on her own.
Sam, the dog. Introducing him and then killing him off in the same episode just didn't seem right. I would have liked it if they had bonded and that he lasted longer. I'm noticing a theme of killing dogs, episode 4 the dog in the grave, 400 Days the eaten puppy, and now Sam.
The new group are uninteresting, the majority of them are just complete assholes. I would pick the drugstore/Motor Inn group over them any day. They are just bad characters.
And then there's Nick. I feel like the only purpose of creating him was to make him as a Kenny look-a-like for the purpose of trolling the Kenny fans. If telltale bring Kenny back only to kill him off moments later just like Omid then I will be very disappointed.
EDIT: The choice between Nick and Pete seems worthless. If you save Pete then Nick runs off into the forest, there for he probably survived. But if you save Nick then Pete flat out dies from several walkers eating him alive. That's not how the choice should work, either one or the other should die, not have both survive based on one choice. That IMO again, btw.
I'm just putting across my opinions of this episode so that maybe telltale would listen and take it on board.