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Well hello there , this is officially my first post today as a member of this forum.
I joined because there seems to be a lot of interesting discussions about the two games that I love, mainly TWD and TWAU, and there are some things nobody seemed to have pointed out yet.
As a fellow script writer, discussing plot points, pointing out good and bad writing, is always an interesting discussion to be had.
I heard a lot of criticism about both games in the past few months and thought I might as well share some of my wisdom with you kind people and fellow TWDG lovers.
First off, this post is about the whole Carver's Community debate. Lot of folks ain't too keen on the writing, its up to us to point out what was done well and what wasn't. Although I really loved this new episode, I gotta say I agree on one point, the episode length compared to season 1.
Anyway, that's another issue.
I just wanted to point out what I gathered about the whole story so far:
We all know from unused files that Carver used to be an engineer at some point before the zombie apocalypse. Which is why his compound as electricity and water.
The voice heard on the Walkie-Talkie in 400 days might be Johnny's voice as they share the same voice actor, although it might just be another unnamed henchman working for Carver
As Bonnie said, Carver wasn't like this before the event of In Harm's Way, something happened and the pieces of the puzzle aren't quite in place yet( DLC maybe ?)
Alvin had a friend named George at some point in the story and killed him while the group tried to escape the Howes supermarket
Carver probably liked George as he uses that name when he introduces himself to Clementine and later reiterate the whole thing between him and Alvin after the hostage situation.
The 400 days group doesn't seem to hate Carver, his group provided food and shelter to them and didn't force them to join him, as seen at the end of the 400 days DLC
Bonnie said that the herd is what rips a community apart and it's implied that they had herds attacking the place before, which is why they're working so hard to reinforce the place.
Something happened that might have changed Carver for the worst.
Which would explains why he seems to have such an aversion for weakness and incompetence. He also says that he can't have that around here...not anymore.
Which might imply that he used to shelter all kinds of people, as he tried to build a good community at first.
Something happened, people got killed, maybe even someone he had close to heart...then later he became hardened and adopted a "survival of the fittest" mindset.
Nothing to lose if your loved one/s are dead right ?
Which would also explains his weird fixation on having a kid of his own...
At some point Luke butted head with Carver as to how to do things in the community. They butted heads, which resulted in the group's escape and people died because of it. Like Bonnie says : Ain't no saints in all of this...
Reggie was left behind, Carver brought him back into the community anyway, waiting for an opportunity to get rid of him at some point if he screwed up...turns out Carver likes his berries...( I gotta say I found the whole berry thing a bit laughable...)
Sarah and Carlos were there at the same time that Shel and Becca joined, maybe even after or before.
Wyatt apparently gave up on finding his lovable stoner friend ( Eddie noooooooo!! meh, he'll be back in the next episode )
It's implied Rebecca and Carver had an affair at some point in Alvin's back. In my opinion she wasn't raped...she worked in Carver's office on the PA system and was the one making the announces. Something happened between the two and Carver had a hard time letting go, probably because of his obsession on having a family.
Carver and Carlos also had their differences, but it hasn't really been explained...maybe it was the way to raise Sarah, which would make sense seeing how he treated her in that episode...also the roof scene after clem left.
It's hinted that Carver took care of Uncle Pete while Clementine went back to the cabin, it might've actually been after his intrusion at the cabin since he asks the whereabouts of " a couple of farm boys and an old man", but doesn't question Pete's absence at the ski lodge.
It's interesting to note that Carver doesn't ask about Nick's mom's whereabouts, it was never mentioned that she actually died at the cabin, it might've happened before the group joined Carver for all we know.
That's all I got for now but i'll point other facts if I remember any. Enjoy the analysis overload !!!