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Now with such a franchise that tries to follow realism closely, logic has to go sorta close in hand with it.
This is why I must question this..
In Season 2 episode 1, if you fail the QTE when the bandit starts dragging you away after all the zombie QTE's, you get dragged to the entrance of the wood. Here, another bandit runs up saying that Christa is dead and they found your camp.
This of course never happens if you escape. Christa DIES if you don't escape, should you acccept this as evidence that the guy's death distracts the other bandits, allowing Christa to escape/kill them or a lack of distraction kills her? or she's dead regardless?