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Before the outbreak, Ed worked as an engineer and married Diana at some point in his life and they had a daughter named Clementine. Ed gave Clementine a hat, which Clementine claims was a birthday present. Clementine continues to wear this hat throughout the series. On Saturdays, he would get up early to make pancakes, with the help of Clementine.
Ed and Diana traveled to Savannah, Georgia when the outbreak began, leaving Clementine with a babysitter, Sandra. Diana called repeatedly to see how Sandra and Clementine were doing. One day, he and Diana called to Clementine, telling her not to get his hat that he let Clementine to borrow dirty, while his wife tells their daughter to be nice to her caretaker while they are still gone, the minutes before they hang up, Diana reassures her that she, and Ed will come home in a few days.
While in Savannah, Ed had an incident with a "crazy guy", which caused them to visit the hospital to receive treatment. While at the hospital, numerous cases of walkers began to appear and the hospital was put under quarantine by the military.
When Lee Everett arrives at the house of Clementine's family, he is attracted to a beeping answering machine on the table and decides to listen to the messages. Diana's voice can be heard and she states Ed was attacked by "a crazy guy", implying that he had been bitten by a walker, and that the two will have to remain in Savannah for another night as Ed is not feeling well enough to drive. She then tells Sandra and Clementine to stay safe. In the following messages, Diana hysterically explains how she and Ed have been quarantined and she tells Clementine to call 9-1-1. It is clear to Lee that both of Clementine's parents have probably died and he may decide, throughout the game, whether or not to tell this to Clementine.
Lee and Clementine, having covered their scent with walker entrails, encounter reanimated Ed and Diana as the two escape the Marsh House through a herd of walkers on the streets. Ed appears with a huge chunk of flesh missing from his gut. Clementine was stunned but had no time to react as Lee passed out from his bite's symptoms, forcing her to drag him into an abandoned store.
- Killed By
- Zombies (Assumed, Alive)
It is hinted on Diana's phone call that Ed was among the first to be bitten as the outbreak hit Savannah. He is then taken to the ER. He later tells Diana he isn't feeling well enough to drive back home during the same day and the two decide to stay in Savannah for an extra night; however, it is later revealed that Ed had been quarantined. During the scene that he appears, Ed is also shown to have a chunk out of his side missing. However, he also has a bite on his arm. With how calm Diana was in the first message, it is likely that Ed was first bitten on the arm and later attacked again.
The reanimated Ed and Diana are later seen among the herd of walkers in front of their hotel by Lee and Clementine.
This list show the victim Ed has killed:
- Diana (Infected, Alive, Assumed)
- "We love you, Clementine."
- —Ed to Clementine about himself and his wife about loving Clementine, their child.
Diana is Ed's wife. Although their relationship was not explored, it can be inferred they had a stable marriage, due to Diana's desire to stay with Ed after he was attacked by a "crazy guy" at the hotel while in Savannah.
- "Love you, hon."
- —Ed to Clementine.
Clementine is Ed's daughter. Although their relationship was not explored, it can be inferred they had a stable relationship due to Clementine's desire to find her parents throughout Season One and how Clementine mentions in "A New Day" that her father was the one who gave Clementine her signature hat, which she still keeps after the apocalypse. Clementine was saddened when she discovered her parents were walkers.
Years after Ed's death, Louis asks Clementine if she ever had to kill someone she loved. Then Clementine mentions Lee. If she shot Lee in Season 1 (Determinant), she also says that happened in the same day she found out her parents are dead and that was the worst day of her life, which shows that her parents' death is still traumatic for her.
In "Broken Toys", before the party, Clementine can mention that purple was Ed's favorite color.
In "Take Us Back" when Clementine loses her hat due to Delta's boat explosion, she is very sad and worry, because her hat is the only reminder of her father.
- "No Going Back" (Voice Only, Draw-Time Scene)
- He and his wife were the only people who were mentioned in every episode, but never seen in person until their undead appearance in "No Time Left".
- However, "A House Divided" is the first episode where he is not mentioned
- There are many cut voice lines in season one relating to Ed, but were likely cut to make the relationship between Lee and Clementine seem more connected.
- Despite walkers seemingly having no type of intelligence at the point of the outbreak where Diana and Ed are found, coincidentally the couple are both standing next to each other when encountered by Lee and Clementine in Savannah.
- In "Broken Toys", Clementine reveals that Ed's favorite color is purple.