The Walking Dead Season 2: Episode 2 ‘A House Divided’ Walkthrough

House Divided

The second episode of Telltale Games The Walking Dead, A House Divided, has been released on March 4th and Clementine’s story is back for a whole new adventure filled with stunning revelations. Choices made during the first episode, All That Remains, will affect the development of this chapter and consecutively generate different outcomes at certain times.

Episode 2 Walkthrough: ‘A House Divided’

A House Divided catches up with the latest events of episode one, where Clementine had to choose between saving Luke or Pete. The beginning depends exclusively on players’ decision, however Pete’s fate is already defined and he won’t survive the escape. Furthermore, this episode will unveil the future of the cabin group, as well as its enemies.

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Pete sacrifices himself to ensure Clementine escapes.

Part 1: Live or Die

Clementine will run and hide with whoever she chose to save at the end of episode one. If she preferred to rescue Nick, then they’ll both find a small cabin and lock themselves there until the walkers calm down. In the meanwhile, Nick will act extremely depressed and get himself drunk with the whiskey stored inside. Players can then try to support him into getting out of there alive or show disdain towards his pain. If Pete was saved, then Clementine will end up in a small truck with a wounded Pete. After realizing that Pete can’t be saved, Clem can choose to be friendly by offering him some water and cigarettes or deny him the goods. Eventually, Clementine is able to escape with the assistance of her chosen companion and reach the main cabin by herself.

Major Decision: Be Friendly or Conflicting with Nick/Pete.

Tip: Try to be supportive with Nick, he’ll remember your words later on.

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Carver locates the cabin group and Clem is unable to protect their identity.

Part 2: Who’s that Strange Man?

Carlos and Rebecca go out to look for the rest of the members when Clementine arrives and reveals them what happened back at the river’s stream. Before leaving, Carlos asks Clem to look after Sarah. While the two girls take pictures of each other with an old automatic camera, a strange man approaches the cabin. Sarah recognizes the man and identifies him as dangerous. Clementine has no choice but to handle the talking. Soon enough and due to his persistent questionnaire, she notices that it might be Carver, the man feared by the group. Clementine tries to protect her friends continuously but Carver finds out the truth when he finds Sarah’s photograph lying on the ground. When the group returns home, they realize Carver has discovered their hideout and they must immediately leave. While discussing the matter, Sarah mentions that Carver saw her picture and Carlos gets angry. Players can then back up Sarah or pretend they didn’t know anything.

Major Decision: Back up Sarah about the photograph or remain silent.

Tip: Don’t be too aggressive towards Carver, he knows you’re covering for the cabin group.

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The cabin group hits the road to escape Carver and his men.

Part 3: On the Run Towards North

The group hits the road towards north, hoping to reach the mountains, where they can easily lose Carver and his men. If players saved Pete, the group will try to find what’s left of him at the truck location. Five days later, the party finally reaches its destination but first they must cross a damaged bridge crowded with walkers. After taking down several zombies, Clem and Luke meet with a strange armed guy who offers them assistance. In the meanwhile, Nick approaches and he immediately loses control. Despite what his friends tell him, he ends up shooting the friendly guy. The group crosses the bridge and scavengers a nearby small cabin, where Clementine finds some food and a knife.

Major Decision: None.

Tip: Fight your way and save Luke – after dropping your hammer, grab nearby weapons to defeat walkers.

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New friends or old friends?

Part 4: Reuniting with Kenny

At the doors of a huge ski lodge, the party looks around for an entrance, while Clem climbs a tower to recon the area. She spots two flash lights around the bridge and immediately comes down. But she’s not really able to tell the news, since she realizes Kenny is alive and among the hostile group. After a short introduction, Kenny vouches for the cabin group and the new survivors offer temporary shelter. While Kenny and his girlfriend, Sarita, guides the guests around the house, Clem helps Walter with the dinner. However, she realizes that something is wrong when she see a peach can that looks exactly as the ones found in the small cabin near the bridge. Besides, Walter mentions another member who’s outside scouting, Matthew. When the dinner is served, Clementine is able to choose sitting near Kenny or Luke. Anyhow, Kenny will end up arguing with Luke and Nick about Clementine’s future.

Major Decision: Sit with Luke (cabin group) or with Kenny (mansion group).

Tip: Try to be coherent and stick with one group, playing two sides at once might not be the best idea.

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In this case, the truth will save your skin.

Part 5: The Truth and Only the Truth

Walter speaks with Clementine about values and literature and once again, he mentions his dear friend Matthew. It’s late and he hasn’t returned yet, which makes Clem very nervous. Kenny and Walter go around the lodge to check the windows before the storm hits and they find a suspicious woman, who claims to be Bonnie, a starving mother begging for food. Walters hands a crate full of food and she leaves. Back at the lodge, Luke reveals to Clem that Matthew is actually the guy shot by Nick at the bridge and asks her to hide the knife found at the small cabin. But it’s too late, Walter has already found it and demands an explanation. Players can either lie or tell him the truth about Nick and the shooting at the bridge. Also, if he’s not convinced that it was all an accident, he’ll take revenge later on.

Major Decision: Lie or tell the truth about Matthew’s murder.

Tip: You should tell the truth about Nick’s actions; else Walter will let Nick die later on.

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Saving Nick is exclusively on Walter’s hands.

Part 6: The Windmill Issue

As the storm approaches, the windmill gets jammed and starts making loud noises, which soon enough draws walkers’ attention to that specific zone. The two groups grab their weapons and prepare for a huge invasion. Clem shuts down the windmill but as soon as she finishes, walkers are already everywhere. During the fight, everyone look after each other’s back. Even Walker will save Nick, if he was approached correctly during the last part. After a long conflict, the remaining walkers start getting shoot by another party – Carver has successfully tracked the cabin group.

Major Decision (Result): Persuade Walter that Nick is a good man or tell him Nick is just another ordinary guy.

Tip: Always shoot the closer walkers first, else you’ll get overwhelmed.

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Apparently, Carver’s team has won this battle but will it win the war?

Part 7: Point of No Return

Carver, Bonnie and his men take most of the group members as hostages inside the mansion. However, Luke and Kenny are able to escape and Clementine joins Alvin and Rebecca who are hidden upstairs. Carver demands to see Rebecca, who’s carrying his child, and since the group doesn’t collaborate, he starts breaking Carlos’ fingers. Clementine must make a crucial decision – surrender in order to save Carlos or go out looking for Luke and Kenny, who’ll be able to help from the outside. If Clem surrenders, she’ll join the hostage party. However, Kenny will start shooting Carver’s men and he will kill Walter. On the other hand, if Clem goes outside and choose to fight until the end, he will also kill Alvin. The episode ends with Luke missing and everyone else being held hostage.

Major Decision: Surrender or keep fighting.

Tip: Heavy retaliation will cause Alvin’s death.

The Walking Dead Season Two Episode 2: Analyzing the First Screenshot

The Walking Dead: Season Two was released back on December 2013 and the second episode is estimated to come out soon. Recently, Telltale Games published the first screenshot of episode two – A House Divided. The company also unveiled that episode two will be related to The Walking Dead 400 Days DLC:

Stay tuned this week for more details on the upcoming episode! Also worth mentioning: if you haven’t already played The Walking Dead400 Days DLC for Season One, well… let’s just say that’s something you might want to check out before this season continues!

This sneak peak might seem too short and a mere reminder of the next episode’s arrival. The release date is indeed imminenet and it can happen at any time. However, considering the amount of precious information cointained in this screenshot, I think there’s more into it.

Analyzing the First Screenshot: Clementine and Her New Journey

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In the previous episode, All That Remains, Clementine met a new group of survivors that skeptically took her in. Clem had to prove herself multiple times and at the end of the episode, she was forced to make a though decision – save Nick or Pete. Regardless players’ decision, it seems the cabin group has future plans for Clementine. In this freshly released screenshot, the young girl is fighting walkers with one of the cabin members, Luke. I suppose this can only mean they either got forcefully separated from the group or they’ve got an important mission to accomplish. Either way, they seem to be on their own and in great trouble.

The rudimentary weapons, a hammer and a medium blade, reveals that they either left the cabin in a rush or the group is really short on weaponry supplies. Anyway, could they be heading towards the mountains? The bridge in the scene seems to indicate that, especially because this is no ordinary bridge to cross waters.

Lastly, Clementine’s expression indicates that she’s determined to achieve her goals, in this case, to take down all the walkers in her way. And Luke seems to be holding back, afraid to keep going or perhaps scared for Clem’s life? After all,  it’s not everyday that you see a little girl slaying zombies in a post-apocalyptic scenario.

I’m sure Telltale Games will introduce a new set of thrilling events coming up in the next episode. And eventually, we’ll find out how the past DLC is connected with the new story.