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Did Lee kills his wife????

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I always thought Lee just killed the senator and not his wife but several times the voice actor of Lee (Dave Fennoy) said that Lee also killed his wife.

The first time I read about this when Dave Fennoy said in an interview:
Lee is a broken man, a former college professor on his way to prison for killing his wife and her lover.
And then yesterday another time he said the same in this video:
[...]found his wife in bed with another man, killed them both and was on his way to jail for murder[...]
Now, either I am completely stupid now or Dave seriously never got told that Lee didn't actually kill his wife.

Why do I think Lee didn't kill his wife?

#1 Well first of all it would have kind of ruined the character of Lee imho. I mean a murder is one thing, but doing a big mistake and rage-killing a guy who sleeps with your wife I can at least somewhat sympathize with. I just don't feel that also killing his wife would fit Lee's character.

#2 in EP1 Lee says to Shawn he doesn't know where his ex-wife is.

#3 In EP1 we hear Carleys story, how she claims she was a news reporter involved in his case. In the entire game she mentions him killing the Senator several times but never mentions him killing his wife.

#4 Throughout the game Lee mentions killing the senator several times. Like in Ep1 towards Clementine (if you choose so), Ep2 on the way to the dairy, EP3 when you follow Carleys advice to several people. Never once is it mentioned that he killed his wife.

#5 In EP5 when talking to Campman you can say you have hurt your wife. Lee will tell the story about how he killed the Senator. He does not say he killed his wife at all but rather says "I was mad at her for so long and I can't imagine how much pain she felt"

Everything within the game made me 100% believe that Lee killed the Senator and no one else.

But Dave Fennoy repeatedly saying he killed his wife too makes me wonder... am I missing something or is he just being completely wrong? Does no one from TTG actually tell their actors the story?

Any enlightenment is appreciated.
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  • i think maybe they had recorded and planed that he had killed them both but they changed it
  • I doubt it. He said he hurt his wife at the end, but it was implied to be emotional damage.
  • Yeah. He says she is with her family in... Athens? Yes, Athens it was in the first episode. He did not kill her.
  • Didn't Lee say she was in VA or something? I find it hard for me to believe that she's actually dead.
  • Found a 3rd incidence where Dave Fennoy said he was told by TTG that Lee killed his wife: (Podcast interview) @23:00

    So basically we can conclude Lee didn't kill his wife, right? Since there are 5+ situations in the game that completely contradict this theory while there are zero that speak for it.

    I just find it weird that the devs wouldn't let the main character know...
  • I think the point is that it is supposed to be left up for the player to decide.
  • anonymau5;760674 said:
    I think the point is that it is supposed to be left up for the player to decide.
    no, Lee never say he killed her, the only person who has said he killed her is Dave Fennoy, if anybody can find any evidence (in game) then it may be up to the player to decide, but i never heard a hint of a double murder
  • Zeruis;760668 said:
    Didn't Lee say she was in VA or something? I find it hard for me to believe that she's actually dead.
    She could very easily be dead. Just not by Lee's hands.
  • I guess it's up to the player if Lee killed her or not. I actually thought he killed both of them at first, but steadily changed to thinking ti was only the senator over the course of the game. Whenever Lee mentions his wife to Hershel and others, he could just be lying to cover his trail.
  • If he killed his wife, I think that would be a bigger deal than killing the person she was sleeping with.
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