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(SPOILERS) how to get to"know" clem better?

posted by gmmoney12 on - last edited - Viewed by 682 users
At the end of ep. 5 where lee and the stranger finally meet, the stranger tells lee that he probably doesn't even know how old clem is. Lee said she is 8, the stranger said " wrong, shes 9.... her birthday was 6 days ago." Is there a way, or some option to choose to get to know clem a little better, or at least learn when she turns 9, BEFORE the confrontation with the stranger?
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  • She is eight/nine man! Ever heard of "Don't talk to strangers?" Besides, Lee was never a father, why do you think he never asked? I'm sure campman did. Clementine probably didn't think it even mattered, ya know, considering it is an apocalypse? She isn't stupid. And Lee isn't her father, so in reality, if he doesn't ask, I can see why she wouldn't tell.
  • Mark$man;793662 said:
    She is eight/nine man! Ever heard of "Don't talk to strangers?" Besides, Lee was never a father, why do you think he never asked? I'm sure campman did. Clementine probably didn't think it even mattered, ya know, considering it is an apocalypse? She isn't stupid. And Lee isn't her father, so in reality, if he doesn't ask, I can see why she wouldn't tell.
    In recent times it seems to me that Lee and Clem almost never talked in the intervals between episodes ( I mean the three months between the first and second episode, and one week, between the second and third episode) is it Lee's fault? I don't think so, he is still a teacher and I am sure that likes to say, It's Clementine was too closed, or suspicious. I am sure that she will regret that she not talked with him when they had the chance. And THAT is really sad.
  • Well you get the chance to ask her about her age at the very beginning in her house, she replied 8 and that's enough to know in a ZA, and come on what are you gonna throw a birthday party or something? besides there was so much shit going on that Lee didn't have a chance to really get to know Clem. Clem might have lost track what date it was, the campman was a father and knew how to talk to children so he got to know her well through the talkie.
  • That's also true, considering he did ask her age. How would she really know when her birthday was coming? Who has a calender on them? XD
  • i don't think she knew she had her birthday, i think it was the stranger that figured it out because he had presumably kept track of the date, so all he had to do was ask her birthday as well as her age to know she had recently had her birthday
  • thestalkinghead;793672 said:
    i don't think she knew she had her birthday, i think it was the stranger that figured it out because he had presumably kept track of the date, so all he had to do was ask her birthday as well as her age to know she had recently had her birthday
    Agreed. There's not really much point in asking when your birthday is if you don't keep up with the date(unless you're a psychopath who wants a replacement child*cough*stranger*cough*). There's also the fact that we had countless murders, suicides, bites and etc. happening all around her... i don't think her birthday would be first thing on her mind at all.
  • zev_zev;793646 said:
    No. Once Lee agreed with the words of Katya: "This girl is a puzzle". I'm starting to think that Clem had never trusted Lee completely therefore she had not told him about her birthday. Thankless little...
    Dude, she´s a little girl. I doubt that she goes around thinking about who to trust.
  • I don't think it's so much a trust issue with Clementine... She probably did not tell Lee that it was her birthday because it didn't seem necessary. She might even consider it to be another burden on Lee if he knew.
  • I think Clem knew how much trouble everyone was in and just felt she couldn't really talk to them about it...

    The Stranger was here on the other side of her Walkie who seemed to have nothing to do but talk to her...
  • Hudomonkey;793716 said:
    I think Clem knew how much trouble everyone was in and just felt she couldn't really talk to them about it...

    The Stranger was here on the other side of her Walkie who seemed to have nothing to do but talk to her...
    That's about how I interpreted it. A detail like that isn't about mistrust after what her and Lee already went through. It's in perspective of how bad the rest of their situation was getting.

    People were hungry and at each others throats. She probably just felt like there wasn't any worthwhile time or reason to make a fuss over something like her birthday. Like others have said, she probably didn't want to think that she was being a bother...
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