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- "You want to hear somethin' funny? I've been thinking, and I don't want to die. Never thought I'd be the kinda idiot to say somethin' like that, but there it is. I'm scared, Clementine. Jesus, I'm scared."
- —Pete on his impending demise. (Determinant)[src]
Peter Joseph Randall, better known as Pete, is a main character who first appears in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Season Two. Prior to his death, he was the leader of the Cabin Group, all of whom were escaped Howe's Hardware refugees, prior to the arrival of Clementine, along with his nephew Nick.
Pete, being relatively older than his group, appears to be much wiser and more perceptive of things than the others. He seems very capable of reading people (in his words, he possesses a "good bullshit detector") as shown when he believes Clementine's statement of being bitten by a dog. He appears to act as a moral compass for his group alongside Alvin, as he is one of the few to defend Clementine when she is believed to be bitten. He also seems to be able to remain calm under pressure, as he did not panic when he and Luke discovered Clementine's bite wound.
Pete's early life is never gone into detail, however, judging by his accent, skills, and attitude, it can be assumed that he came from a working-class family in the American South. However, Pete may mention that he attended a boarding school in San Bernardino, California, and that he started smoking in June 1963 while he was there. He can also mention that his father said "We're burning daylight" often.
Pete used to go hunting with his nephew, Nick, before the outbreak. Nick's father was rarely around and was described by Pete as a real "piece of shit when he was", so Pete assumed a fatherly role with Nick.
Pete once took Nick on a hunting trip where they spotted a roe buck when he was about Clementine's age. Pete was disappointed that Nick didn't want to shoot the buck, and when they argued over it, Nick's rifle went off and nearly hit Pete. Pete later went out and found the buck, killed it and took it back to his sister's house to show to Nick, which caused Nick to not speak to his uncle for weeks.
At some point after the outbreak, Pete became aware of a cousin being bitten near a place called Ainsworth. His cousin had the bitten limb removed in order to survive the bite, a tactic that was ultimately successful, as Pete later noted that it had worked. It is unknown what happened to his cousin.
Pete, his nephew, Nick, and his sister, were members of a community governed by a man named William Carver. Initially, they trusted Carver as the leader, but after the disagreements between him and Luke about how they should run things in their community reached a boiling point, and the problem between Carver and Rebecca stirs everything up to the point where everything is unbearable, Pete, along with his family and a few others who agreed with Luke, decided to escape from the community. They succeed in doing so, though they were forced to leave Reggie behind because he fell when he and the others were running away from the community.
The group then found a cabin in the woods, eventually deciding to use the cabin as their shelter for a time being until the group figured out where to go next. One day, they found a girl who was bitten in the woods. Not willing to let her to die out there, Pete and the others brought her in and tried to help her out. He thought they could control it, but the girl turned while his sister was standing nearby, His sister got bit and was killed. Nick was forced to shoot his mother in the head in order to prevent the reanimation process.
Ever since Carver's community, Pete seems to take the leadership role of the group for being the eldest, making decisions alongside Carlos and Luke.
Pete is first seen along with Luke when Clementine is overwhelmed by a walker that pounces her. While Luke is helping Clementine to stand up, Pete is seen covering them with his crossbow, using all of his bolts. Both him and Luke run away from the scene, with an injured Clementine on Luke's arms. After running through several distance from the scene, Luke, and Pete eventually walk slowly, as they introduce themselves to Clementine, and ask Clementine several questions. Pete asks Clementine about her people's whereabouts, because he and Luke do not believe that she has been fending for herself off on her own. Clementine can tell them about what happened to her and Christa or choose to not say anything regarding about it, though either option leaves the two men wary. Pete tells Clementine that he just wanted to let her people know that he and Luke just wanted to help her. Clementine stays quiet. and when Luke asks Clementine about who attacked her, and whether or not those people mentioned names. Luke and Pete are visually concerned.
After revealing the bite on her arm, Pete is shown to be more trustful towards what Clementine has to say about the bite was not from a walker than Luke. He's willing to check the bite with his own eyes, to which eventually he says to Luke that it is a dog bite, since he knows Clementine is not lying. Luke is not happy about that, and says that Nick wouldn't be happy about it, not after what happened to his mother, whom was Pete's sister. Pete scolds Luke not to include that to the debate. Luke apologizes, to which Pete would accept.
The two then let Clementine alone, concerning that the bite might be from the walker that they saw pounce on her back in the woods. Pete is shown to be concerned, asking whether or not she is okay, and just as he asked the question, Clementine falls to the ground, and both Luke and Pete are shown to be running towards her.
Regaining her consciousness, Pete is seen within his group, debating on what they should do to Clementine. When Nick almost shot her in the face, Pete says to Nick angrily that he is lucky not being able to shoot a damn thing. Later on in the debate, Pete suggests the group to just hack Clementine's hand off, because when he was down in Ainsworth with his cousin, he got bit, and hacked his hand off, and it worked. Alvin frantically asks who would want to do such thing, Pete volunteers to do so if it means saving Clementine's life. Nevertheless of the debate, and what they suggested, Carlos, the doctor in the group, decides to lock Clementine in the shed, until the next morning, just to make sure whether or not she was telling the truth about the bite being from a dog.
Pete is not seen again until he and the group discover Clementine in the midst of killing a walker in the shed that had somehow got inside. Pete comments on the girl was "tough as nails" before Nick demands to know where she got those supplies to sew her arm up with. Astounded by Clementine's skill in attaining supplies from them without their knowledge and somehow being able to suture her own wound, he defends her from Rebecca's accusations and says that she would do the same thing in Clementine's position. After Carlos allows her inside to properly check her wound, he complains about the number of lurkers in the area growing.
Later on the same night, Pete comes into the kitchen, joining the conversation between Luke and Clementine and tells them both to go turn in soon because they were going to check out the fish traps in the morning and he needed them rested. He offers Clementine a chance to go with them and check out the traps, and she accepts.
In the next day, just like he said, he, Clementine, and Nick walk through the woods to get to their fishing area. He leaves Nick when he takes a piss on a tree, and as they walk, Pete tells Clementine about Rebecca and to not to take her words personally. After the brief conversation about Rebecca, Pete asks Clementine about whether or not she could shoot a rifle, and tells her a story about this one time, when he and Nick went out hunting. Nick was about her age, and after he wasn't able to shoot a deer, nearly gut shot Pete as he cries. Nick catches up, and overheard what Pete just told Clementine. Nick feels embarrassed, so he yells at Pete and leaves him with Clementine as he walks to the river by himself. Pete says to Clementine that he is just trying to tell Nick to grow up. Clementine tells him that he should tell Nick about that.
Upon arriving at the river bank they found bodies on both sides of the river. One of the bodies is Roman, whom shot in the face by someone unknown. Nick and Pete are concerned that Carver was the one whom was responsible for their deaths. Upon hearing the name, Clementine lingers in confusion.
Pete then tells Nick to keep an eye for him and the bodies, as well as to check all of them, in case some of them are still alive so that they can know who did that to them. Despite Nick's unwillingness to do what he has been told, Pete insists, and tells him to grow up.
Clementine has the choice to go help Pete when she, Nick, and Pete are attacked by walkers or not.
Help Pete (Alive): If the player chooses Pete, Clementine will sprint over the river to help him. Clementine helps save Pete when a walker is overpowering him. The two watch as Nick runs into the woods to escape the walkers. Pete limps off into the woods with Clementine. Pete is alive but bitten.
Help Nick (Dead): If Clementine chooses to run over to Nick, Pete is devoured by walkers as both Clementine and Nick watch helplessly.
Pete appears in this episode if Clementine chose to help him at the end of "All That Remains", locked in a cigarette truck to escape from pursuing walkers. After collecting himself, Pete asks Clementine to give him a hacksaw so he can amputate his leg. However, he can't bring himself to do it, reasoning that he would bleed out before anyone finds them or before Clementine can get them back to the cabin. Pete has Clementine light him a cigarette and the two sit and wait for the walkers to dissipate. Later that night, Clementine awakens to see Pete lying on the floor and moaning. Thinking he may have turned, she grabs the hacksaw and slowly approaches him. He coughs and gets back up against the wall, visibly paler and weaker. Pete reveals that he is scared and doesn't want to die, to which Clementine comforts him. Pete asks her to take care of Nick for him, and tells her she needs to get back to the cabin. Clementine can either accept his offer to distract the walkers for her or insist he comes with her so he can say goodbye to Nick. If the latter is chosen, the two exit the truck and start running, but Pete trips and falls. He screams at Clementine to leave him and turns to face the walkers as she heads for the cabin.
After the rest of the group returns from their search for Clementine, Nick, and Pete, they decide to head for a distant mountain range due the threat of Carver. On the way Clementine leads them back to the truck she left Pete at. She finds his body behind a rock, shot and disemboweled alongside a number of walkers. Since he didn't have a gun on him, the group assumes he was a victim of Carver and his men. Nick is greatly upset by Pete's death, and has to be dragged away by Luke as the group heads out again.
- Killed By
If Clementine chooses to save Nick, Pete is devoured by walkers while Nick and Clementine watch helplessly.
- Killed By
- Himself (Caused, Alive, Sacrifice)
- Zombies (Alive)
- William Carver (Before Reanimation or Zombified, Off-Screen, Assumed)
If Clementine saved Pete in "All That Remains", they escape the walkers but end up trapped in a storage truck. Pete's condition deteriorates over the course of the day. Knowing that he would not make it, he selflessly sacrifices himself to distract the walkers so that Clementine can escape. His body is later discovered disemboweled and with a gunshot wound in his head, but Clementine notes that he didn't have a gun, meaning that someone else must have shot him.
This list shows the victims Pete has killed:
- Himself (Caused, Alive, Sacrifice, Determinant)
- At least 1 buck (Pre-Apocalypse)
- Numerous counts of zombies
If Clementine fails to complete certain tasks, it is possible for Pete to be killed. These deaths are considered non-canon and result in a game over. Clementine will then re-spawn and be allowed to try again. Below is a pictorial list of when Pete can be killed.
- Pete was a smoker, and had his first cigarette in June 1963.
- Although unconfirmed, it is possible that Pete was part of the U.S. Military, as in A House Divided, he used a military slang FUBAR (which stands for Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition), which is commonly used amongst army men.
- Pete is revealed to play poker in his leisure time, as it is revealed when he tells Luke, "That's why you can never beat me at poker."
- In "All That Remains", if Clementine states that she's never shot with a rifle, Pete tells her that the gun's recoil "would probably knock you on your ass." This is foreshadowing, as Clementine later grabs a hunting rifle that Carlos dropped in "A House Divided" and attempts to shoot it, only for the force of the gun sending Clementine to the ground.
- It is revealed that the watch Clementine takes (Determinant) from the house was Nick's, given to him by Pete before his death.
- Pete is one of two characters Brian Sommer has voiced, the other being Danny St. John.
- If Clementine helps Nick at the end of "All That Remains" and decides to drink the whiskey Nick offers her at the beginning of "A House Divided", Pete's full name is revealed as "Peter Joseph Randall".
- Pete is the first named cabin survivor to die.
- Pete's whole family met the same fate: being killed by walkers.
- His sister was killed by a reanimated survivor she had tried to help.
- Pete himself was attacked and devoured by walkers either at the stream or near the truck.
- Nick was bitten and killed by walkers either at the ski lodge or at the trailer park.
- Aside from his unnamed sister, Pete is the only cabin member that never meets Kenny regardless of the player's decisions.
- A corpse in the Michonne Mini-Series episode "In Too Deep" has the exact same character model as Pete.
- In a Telltale Season 2 stream of the game on Twitch, Stephen McManus revealed that Pete was supposed to make it back to the cabin in the second episode and keep his bite secret. Then after revealing it to the group, he would stay back in the cabin to hold off Carver's group as Carver was supposed to be revealed in episode 3 rather than at the end of the second episode.