Telltale, Please Don't Force The Players Down One Path
I keep hearing about how "The school might finally be Clem and AJ's chance for a home and they are ready to protect it" etc but what if you don't want to do that? My Lee said in season 1 that "You're gonna want to find a place like the motor inn but that's just not safe, move as much as you can", why would Clem ignore Lee's last words just like that and suddently want to find a home despite everything? That was one of ANF's biggest problems, that we stayed in one location for too long. I don't really look forward to spending the entire season protecting a boardingschool and live happily ever after at the end.
One amazing thing about season 1 was the St. John's farm. It felt like a paradise, but at the end of the episode we got a big twist, the St. John's were actually cannibals and the group was forced to leave as the place got overrun, this is what makes TWD awesome, the dark theme, how it was so unpredictable. In this season, it seems like we just find a location, we protect it for a while and then everything's fine, is this why the season is only 4 episodes?
Throughout season 1 and 2, we learned that staying at staying in one location for too long is not realistic in the apocalypse. The motor inn proved that in episode 3 when the group was running out of food and supplies, Crawford eventually got overrun and to quote Molly: "In the end, the dead always win", and in season 2, Carver's camp was eventually overrun by the herd. Are we just gonna ignore everything we've learned for the sake of this new story? I would rather get a dark or sad ending than an ending where we settle down in the school and live happily ever after. This is The Walking Dead after all, please give us multiple endings!
I really hope that there will be a choice to not stay at the school, to listen to Lee's last words and instead keep moving. Am I the only one who feels this way?