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Down By The River 10
Complete chapter 2 of episode 4.

With the situation at an altert sense of panic, Omid falling and needing to be readdressed, and everyone just a little bit on edge chapter two picks up with us in the backyard of a home trying to find a way in.

Lee does a status check on the group and when asking about Omid prompts Christa to get them into the house faster. After a quick bit of dialog Lee has a non-altering statement.

Referring to getting into the house. - Christa and Kenny.
1. I'll find a way in. - Non-altering (Lee down the middle path)
2. Quit it! - Non-altering (More in line with Kenny)
3. Just get us inside. - Non-altering (Against Kenny)
4. . . . - Non-altering

Either way Lee is now tasked with finding a way into the house. The following is optional and will only enhance your understanding of the characters you are with. After the list will be what you need to do in order to progress.
  • We'll begin by going over and talking to Clem. No matter your response she will tell you a story about her life and will then move over and sit next to Christa.
  • Next we can find out more information on Christa and Omid by talking to Omid. After Christa goes off on a tangent and Omid responds with a quirky response you have the chance to enhance your relationship with Omid and Christa.

    "No offense but you really need to work on your bedside manner." - Omid
    1. She's right, it looks bad. - Not reassuring to Omid.
    2. It probably looks worse than it is. - Semi-reassuring but not to Christa.
    3. We'll take care of it. - Reassuring to Omid and Christa.
    4. . . . - Not reassuring to Omid.
  • There is some dialog with Clem, Christa, Kenny, and Ben that can be explored but none of it has any effect on the progression of the game--just deepening of the storyline.

After you are satisfied with the amount of background you've gathered go to the door that Kenny is at and explore the doggy door on the bottom. You'll find out that it needs to have the chip typically found on the dog's collar to open the door. After the dialog is over turn around and go toward the shed behind you. Grab the shovel if you don't already have it and proceed to the otherside of the yard to dig up the grave.

Once you begin digging Clem will ask a question.

"What's buried down there? - Clem
1. Stay away. - Clem's feelings are hurt.
2. It's been here a while. - Non-altering response.
3. I don't know. - Non-altering response.
4. . . . - Non-altering response.

Once you've cleared out the grave you'll need to control Lee and remove the collar from its grave. After slipping the collar off the dead dog, go back to the door and use the collar on the doggy door. You'll go through a quick cinematic with trying to open the door and then Clem comes out of nowhere and quickly scampers into the doggy door. You'll have the chance to make a quick statement toward Clem which is non-altering and then she pops out with the door open!

She opens the door and allows you to once again work on your relationship.

"Ta-da." - Clem
1. Don't ever do that again. - You shoot down Clem's self-esteem.
2. Good job Clem! - You praise Clem.
3. You should have asked me first. - Non-altering response.
4. . . . - Clem is slightly taken back by the lack of response to her good deed.

No matter what you choose Omid breaks up the conversation with remarks about his leg leading to the group going inside. With everyone filing into the house, Omid laying down on the couch, and things beginning to look semi-peaceful Christa begins to stir up emotions again.

Conversation regarding the radio - Kenny and Christa
1. I didn't want to worry anyone. - Christa is not reassured.
2. I only found out yesterday. - You were honest with Christa.
3. I didn't know [LIE]. - You chose to lie to Christa.
4. . . . - Christa notices your silence.

The dialog continues and pertains to the group as a whole with Lee getting another non-altering dialog response about the person who rang the bell and the role they played. After a bit more dialog Lee gets another non-altering dialog response about Omid and the direction that the group should take. Our next step is to secure the house. Kenny and Ben are going upstairs leaving Lee to check the doors downstairs. If you want you can explore the house and look at some of the items like the kitchen areas, the family room portrait, the dining grandfather clock, whiskey, and table, or even have some dialog with Christa+Omid and Clem--ultimately it doesn't contribute to the expansion of the game's plot-line.

Head toward the otherside of the house and attempt to go up the stairs. You will be unable to after which you should try the doors right next to you. You will need to click again once Lee has taken out his gun. Empty. Make your way to the family room that Omid, Christa, and Clem are in. There are two doors on the far side. Repeat the same process you did on the first door finding them both empty. Once you've cleared all the downstairs doors you will head back into the family room and chat a bit with Omid, Christa and Clem.

You'll get into some minor dialog with Christa and then the question will shift to Clem and the man on the radio;

"Who is he? What does he want?" - Christa
1. Back off, Christa. - Non-altering although Christa is taken back by it.
2. We want an answer, Clementine. - You made Clementine nervous.
3. Go ahead, Clem. - Non-altering but reassuring.
4. . . . - Non-altering.

The conversation depending on how you took this first question will develop until Ben calls from upstairs asking for help. Once you get upstairs Ben will lead you to the attic stairs where Kenny is. After the dialog push up on the to climb the stairs and find out what happened to Kenny. What you discover up there is something tragic and heartbreaking to even the most seasoned veteran. You'll have to make a fairly important decision for your relationship with Kenny here so be warned and be ready. Note that depending on your answer you will go about the scene differently.

"I don't know if I can, Lee. Couldn't do it before. Can't do it now." - Kenny
1. You can do this. - Force Kenny to kill the kid.
2. Let's just leave. - Will need to go through a couple dialog sequences as well as a final "yes" or "no" response to leave.
3. I'll take care of it. - You chose to do it yourself. Lee kills the boy in one of three ways.
4. . . . - Similar to leaving the boy except Kenny is taken back by your silence.

Note that no matter your response the boy is killed, and Lee goes to bury him. The power of this scene lies in your relationship with Kenny and how you handle it.

If you choose to kill the boy yourself walk toward him and then choose your preferred method of death. Like the note says, no matter what your choice the boy is killed and Lee goes to bury him. After you take control of Lee head back over to the grave and place the boy into the hole. Take the shovel out of the mound of dirt and hover over the dirt to begin to cover the boy. While you are going through the process you'll see a guy standing there watching you. You stop burying the boy and run to the fence and can yell out a quick message to that man, a non-altering statement. When everyone runs out to see what's going on you have the chance for some semi-meaningful response.

Lee? What's going on? - Christa
1. Nothing, just a stray dog. - You lied to the group.
2. I thought I saw something. - Non-altering.
3. Someone was watching us. - You tell the truth to the group.
4. . . . - Non-altering. Everyone questions your silence.

No matter your response Kenny comes out looking depressed as all hell and depending on your answer to the group the conversation will turn to reflect that answer until Kenny decides that it's time to move on. Kenny spurs the next answer by Lee with the following question;

"Well he better get ready because I'm going down to River Street right now to find a boat. - Kenny
1. The sooner we leave the better. - Kenny likes this response and it helps your relationship with him.
2. It's not safe yet. - Non-altering although the dialog line to getting to the river is different.
3. Let's look here for supplies. - Non-altering although it does create a sense of disconnect between the group members.
4. . . . - The conversation goes on without Lee's input which effects your relationship with your group members.

Clem then butts in and asks to come along to help find her parents. The answer to this question also contributes to your relationship with Clem;

"Wait can't I come? My mom and dad can't be far now, maybe we can look for them on the way to the river." - Clem
1. We need to focus on the boat. - You asked Clem to wait a little longer.
2. Stay here and help. - Diplomatic while trying to reassure Clem of her place in the group.
3. Absolutely not. - You are harsh to Clem and strain your relationship.
4. . . . - Avoiding her question and her parents.

...continued on next post...
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Last edited by THE DEADLY DOG; 01-10-2013 at 01:41 PM. Reason: Editing Chapter two.
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