|Occupation||University of Georgia Athens History Professor|
|Family||Mr. Everett - Father (Deceased)|
Mrs. Everett - Mother (Deceased)
B. Everett - Brother (Deceased)
Clementine - Protégé/Ward
|First Appearance||"A New Day"|
|Last Appearance||"No Time Left"|
"A House Divided" (Mentioned)
|Death Episode||"No Time Left"|
|Cause of Death||Bitten on arm by walker.|
Shot by Clementine to prevent him from reanimating or left to reanimate. (Determinant)
|Series lifespan||"A New Day" to "No Time Left"|
"A House Divided" (Mentioned)
|Lee either shot by Clementine out of mercy or left to reanimate. (Determinant)|
|Lee Everett Gallery|
Dave Fennoy Gallery
- "That little girl's in my care! We've been through more together than you can imagine. Anyone who tries to get between me and her - ANYONE! - is gonna wind up dead! You hear me?!"
- —Lee to Vernon about Clementine. (Determinant)[src]
Lee Everett is the player character and main protagonist of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Season One, usually acting as the leader of the group of characters. While Lee's personality is more or less up to the player, he is always smart, independent and caring for Clementine.
Prior to the outbreak, Lee was a professor who taught history for six years at the University of Georgia. He had a mother, father, and a brother living in their hometown of Macon, looking after their family business. He was also convicted for murdering a state senator who had an affair with his wife, and was going to serve a life sentence before the police car crashed. Later on, Lee finds out that he's lost his entire family, at one point having to kill his own reanimated brother, making him the last surviving Everett.
While most of Lee's major decisions are left up to the players (and much of his dialogue), based on the options given during interactive conversations and Lee's response to certain events, it's shown that he is a smart, reasonable, independent, nice but sometimes agitable person. This is reinforced by Doug/Carley's statement that "everyone looks up to him," voicing their interest in having him be the leader.
The characteristic Lee most commonly displays throughout the series is the ability to be caring and selfless, primarily portrayed in his relationship with Clementine, devoting most of his actions, and eventually his life, to ensuring her safety. While talking to the Stranger, Lee implies that he wanted to have children of his own, and this might be why he was willing to take care of Clementine, and/or that he made it his duty to do so since her parents no longer could. It should be noted that multiple dialogue choices allow Lee to threaten death towards anyone he thinks may hurt Clementine.
During his conversation with Carley about his past involving the senator, it's implied that Lee had no intention of killing him, and he claims that it was purely accidental, but nevertheless feels guilty. In fact, whenever questioned about the incident, he speaks with a tone of remorse. If Lee chooses to confide with Clementine as well, he softens the story by saying he was a "bad man."
Whenever a character is pitted in a hopeless scenario, Lee tries his best to encourage and help them (either that or the player is given the choice to), such as caring for Clementine, somewhat senselessly tackling Andrew St. John to protect Duck, and trying to help Kenny when Duck gets sick.
Lee is however not a pushover by any means, and if need be, he can arise and defend himself or those that need defending by whatever means necessary, being skilled with most firearms and a capable fist fighter, as evidenced by his fights with Andrew St. John, Kenny (Determinant), Molly, The Stranger and numerous walkers.
Lee comes from Macon, Georgia. He had a mother, father and a brother who worked at the family's pharmacy in Macon. Lee had been a history professor at the University of Georgia for six years, he also had a pet fish on his desk there. His wife had a traveling job and she was never home, which Lee disliked. One day, he came home sick from work at the university and discovered his wife sleeping with a state senator. Angered, Lee killed him, causing Lee to be convicted of murder. Lee claimed the two got into a fight and he killed him by accident. Regardless, he was convicted, and at the very start of the apocalypse, when it hit Georgia, Lee was being transported by a police officer to the West Central Prison in Georgia when the police car suddenly crashes into a walker rendering him injured and unconscious for a few days.
The episode begins with Lee Everett, handcuffed, sitting in the back of a police car. A police officer is driving him to prison. After a while the officer begins chatting with Lee about whether or not he is innocent because, as the officer remarks, Lee hasn't given him the "I didn't do it" speech. Before long, the car crashes into a walker and runs off the road into a ditch, knocking Lee unconscious. Lee awakens later and discovers that his leg is wounded. He breaks out of the wrecked cruiser and walks towards the apparently dead police officer as a result of self defense from the walkers. After Lee unlocks his cuffs with the keys he found on the dead policeman, the officer reanimates and attacks him, and Lee is forced to kill it with the shotgun that fell from the cruiser during the crash. The gunshot attracts several walkers to the site and Lee barely escapes them, managing to quickly limp up a hill and pull himself over the fence of a nearby house's yard. He decides to look for help inside, finding a pool of blood in the kitchen and an answering machine containing messages that recount of the quickly worsening situation for the couple that lives in the house. He discovers a hand-held two-way radio in a kitchen drawer and is contacted by Clementine, the young girl who lives in the house. She has been hiding in her tree house while her parents are away in Savannah. Clementine suddenly screams and Lee is attacked by the zombie of Sandra, Clementine's babysitter. Lee is nearly bitten several times but eventually kills the walker with a hammer Clementine gives him. Lee promises Clementine that he'll look after her until they find her parents.
Depending on what Lee chooses, Lee and Clementine either leave the house immediately or wait until dark sets in. If they leave during the day, they head outside and meet Shawn Greene and his friend Chet. The two friends are trying to get to Shawn's dad's farm, but the road is blocked by cars, so Shawn offers to take Lee and Clementine with him if Lee helps them clear the road. After clearing the road, they escape walkers and drive to the Greene's farm.
If Lee chooses to wait until night, after dark they walk into the street where they meet Shawn Greene and a police officer named Andre Mitchell. Shawn states that his friend Chet was killed earlier, and offers them a ride to his dad's farm so Lee's leg can be tended to. An undead Chet starts to come towards them, so they get into the police car and drive to the farm.
Chet/Andre leaves, and Shawn introduces Lee and Clementine to his father, Hershel Greene. Hershel asks Clementine if she knows Lee. She says yes and Hershel takes care of Lee's leg. Hershel questions Lee about his whereabouts and doings before the apocalypse. It is Lee's choice to either lie to Hershel or be honest with him (slightly edited version of and closest to the truth, leaving out only the most troublesome details). The next day, Lee is introduced to Kenny Jr. (as known as Duck), Kenny, and Katjaa, and helps around the farm. If Lee lies to Hershel, he confronts him about his dishonesty in the barn. Regardless of Lee's previous answers, Hershel also tells him that trust and honesty are important when dealing with other people, especially with the trying times ahead.
As they talk, someone screams and they leave the barn to investigate. Hershel gets his gun while Lee runs to see what's going on. When Lee gets to the source of the noise, he sees Shawn pinned under a tractor tire. It appears Duck, sitting on the tractor, inadvertently trapped Shawn. There are three walkers near the tractor, two try to get to Shawn and one tries to get Duck.
Lee can choose to save Duck or Shawn but, regardless of his choice, Shawn dies. The only thing the choice affects is how Hershel acts towards Lee (if Lee saves Shawn, he thanks Lee but blames Kenny; if Lee saves Duck, he is angry with both of them). Either way an angry Hershel would tell Kenny and Lee to leave his farm and never come back. As Kenny and his family prepare to leave, he encourages Lee and Clementine to come with them.
When they arrive in Macon, they run out of gas and stumble upon a group of walkers. They are saved by a group holed up in a pharmacy. A woman named Carley saves Duck from a walker and they run inside. There is an argument over how risky it was to save them and what to do with Duck, as Larry, a member of the group in the pharmacy, suspects he was bitten. Lee can side with Larry or Kenny. After choosing, Clementine is attacked by a walker who was locked in the bathroom and Lee saves her with help from Carley. Glenn then leaves on a supply run at a nearby motel to get food and gas.
Larry, Lilly's father, starts to have a heart attack and she says explains they have run out of pills. Lee goes looking for the keys to the Pharmacy and we learn the group is in Lee's family pharmacy and that his family is dead. Lee helps out around the store and Carley reveals she is a reporter and knows who he is and what he did. Lee can decide whether or not to trust her, and whether to tell Clementine what he did.
Afterwards, Glenn calls on the walkie-talkie and says he is trapped at the Travelier Motel. Carley and Lee go out to get Glenn and learn that there is a woman trapped in a nearby room, and decide to save her by taking out a group of walkers one by one. After saving her, they discover she was bitten and Lee must choose to give her the gun or not so she can commit suicide. Regardless of his decision, she will get the gun and kill herself.
After the motel incident they return to the Pharmacy with the gas and Lee and Doug go out to the gate to look around. They find Lee's brother, now a walker, trapped under a pole. Lee says he might have the keys and shows Doug a picture of him and Lee's parents that was recovered from the office. Lee uses a remote control that he found in the pharmacy office on the TV's in the store across the street, breaks the lock on the gates with the axe he found at the motel (because no one knows the combination), and hurls a brick at the storefront to shatter the window and allow the TV noise to attract the walkers away from Lee's brother's corpse. Lee puts down his undead brother, grabs the keys, and runs back in to the pharmacy.
With keys in hand, Lee and Lilly enter the medical section of the store but trip an alarm, attracting the attention of all the walkers in the area. Now they must hold out until Kenny can fill his truck with the gas Glen retrieved from the motel and bring it around to rescue them. After locking the entrance doors, Lee must chose to save Carley or Doug. After the other dies, Lee saves Clementine from a walker. On their way out, Lee is blocked by Larry, who assaults Lee by knocking him to the floor just as a horde of zombies closes in on him. Just before Lee is attacked by a zombie, Kenny comes to his rescue.
The survivors relocate to the motel where they intend to set up a base. Glenn tells Lee that he has to leave to find his friends in Atlanta with or without his and the group's blessing. Larry reveals that he also knows about Lee's past, and will not hesitate to use it against him if ever steps out of line. Just when things seem calm and for the most part peaceful, the street lights begin shutting off one by one until all the power goes out.
After three months since the apocalypse began, Lee is seen hunting in the forest with Mark, a new member of the group. They talk about Kenny and Lilly and the arguments they have as Lilly is rationing food and Kenny is trying to feed his family. They are then interrupted when they hear screaming and find three survivors: Ben Paul, his friend Travis, and their teacher, David Parker. David's leg is caught in a bear trap and Lee must choose whether to leave David behind or save him. Regardless either David or Travis will die. If David is left to die Travis is accidentally shot trying to go for one of the rifles, but if David is freed (by cutting off his leg) Travis is distracted before the walkers attack him and they eat him alive.
After taking Travis/David back to the motor inn with Kenny and Mark, Lilly will yell at them for bringing back more mouths to feed. She decides that Lee should take charge by giving him the group's rations. Depending on who is handed food, Lee can either improve or mend his relations with other members of the group. After dividing the third ration he has to decide if he will eat or if he will give someone else the last ration. Afterwards, Lee is informed by Katjaa that the wounded (David or Travis) has died. Only to find that they have now reanimated as a zombie and try to attack Katjaa. Either Carley, Larry or Mark will save Lee after he saves Katjaa from the zombie.
They confront Ben (now the only surviving member of his group) and ask him why they didn't tell them his friend was bitten. Ben swears that the recently deceased was not bitten, and he explains to them that everyone is infected anyhow and when they die they will come back unless the brain is destroyed. Carley or Doug (depending on who Lee saved in the last episode) can be heard shouting at some survivors outside the Motel. They introduce themselves as Andrew and Danny St. John. They offer a deal; they need gas for their generator and Lee's group needs food. Lee, Carley or Doug, Mark and Ben go with them. During this time they witness two bandits arguing in the woods. The heated argument ends when one shoots the other in the head repeatedly killing him instantly.
After moving on they arrive at the St. John Family Dairy that Mark instantly takes liking to. Lee is slightly suspicious and tells Mark to keep an eye open. After being introduced to Brenda St. John they offer to help clear up the electric fence of 'fried' walkers. Andy St. John has turned off the electrical fence at this time Mark and Lee are removing the walkers who have "fried". After fixing one of the posts, the electricity comes back on, and Lee is enraged by Andrew's carelessness; but they are suddenly attacked by bandits. Mark is shot in the shoulder with an arrow and they both make their way back to the gate via hiding behind a tractor. The bandits withdraw after they reach the gate. At this point Carley/Doug have informed the others, about the barn and have now arrived at the farm. They are shocked to see Mark has been shot and is immediately taken in by Brenda and Katjaa. Lee learns that Ben and Carley/Doug have chosen to stay at the Motor Inn until they come back.
At this time Danny St. John asks Lee if he would like to go to the bandits' camp to get some payback. Lee can decide to go after checking up on everyone. When he arrives at the bandit camp he discovers a camcorder and then Clementine's hat which she had recently lost. Jolene, a lone crazy woman, shows up threatening them with a crossbow, Lee can choose to kill her immediately, or try to reason with her. If he chooses not to kill her she will tell him that she had a little girl whom the bandits abused (probably raped) and perhaps killed. She begins to tell Danny she knows what he is and knows what he does to those "people". Danny quickly shoots her in the forehead, instantly killing her. Regardless of Lee's actions, she will die no matter what.
After returning, Kenny seems somewhat suspicious about the Dairy. Lilly is still angry about the idea of leaving the Motor Inn and wants to go back but Larry advises her not to, saying that they should stay for dinner at least. Lee goes into the barn where he finds Duck and Clem. Kenny is there with Katjaa and Andy. They find a locked door and Kenny begins to get increasingly suspicious. As a method to distract Andy to peek inside Lee tampers with one of the generators, thus luring Andy away. After removing the lock on the barn door Lee is told that dinner is ready. Kenny and Clem leave with Duck and Katjaa but Lee stays behind and continues to investigate. Upon opening the door he discovers what a slaughter room with bloodstains. Andy appears suddenly and explains that they still hunt for animals to keep themselves fed but Mama (Brenda) hates a mess so they do it in the barn. Lee is disturbed but goes along with his story.
Lee later joins them at dinner. He requests to go to the bathroom to investigate, still suspicious. Upon discovering a hidden room, he finds a legless Mark. Mark is barely conscious and warns him about the brothers, telling him not to eat dinner revealing that they are cannibals. Lee then has to rush downstairs and warn Clementine not to eat the dinner- however Lee has to get him there and shout on time. Lee tells everyone about the food, and the St. John brothers retaliate threatening them at gunpoint. Brenda reveals that they were taught never to waste food, as their reasoning for eating humans, and said that Mark was going to die anyway. Mark is heard falling down the stairs where he is seen crawling around calling for help. Filling the group with horror, Danny uses the distraction and knocks Lee unconscious.
He next wakes up in a meat locker with Larry, Clementine, Kenny, and Lilly. Kenny reveals that they have Katjaa and Duck, and then Larry unexpectedly has a heart attack (due to his medical condition). He stops breathing and Kenny assumes that he is dead and wants to destroy his brain, but Lilly insists that he isn't and they need to resuscitate him. Lee must choose to side with Kenny or Lilly. Regardless who he chooses Larry dies. Larry is either killed by Lee and Kenny, or just Kenny who crushes his head with a salt block (or lick, as said in the game). Regarding on Lee's choice either Kenny, Lilly or both will be extremely upset with Lee. Clem is able to crawl out of the meat locker via air vents and unlocks the door, and Kenny goes to find his family while Lilly is mourning Larry. Lee tells Clem to watch over Lilly and leaves to find Kenny.
Both are then confronted by Danny St. John who is unexpectedly taken out by Lilly or Kenny. Lee may then kill or spare Danny's life, and this decision is noted by Clementine. After Lee goes to find Kenny and the others, he meets Carley/Doug with Ben. Lee explains the situation and tells them to go round the back, as using the gate would be too dangerous. Lee returns to the St. John's house where he finds Brenda holding Katjaa hostage, and carefully walks forward, trying to negotiate while driving her towards an undead Mark at the top of the stairs.
While outside Kenny is confronting Andy who is holding Duck hostage. Kenny is shot and Lee attacks and fights Andy, and he eventually gets the upper hand, and Lee can either choose to savagely kill Andy or leave him for the walkers who are now overtaking the dairy.
After, Lee discovers a car which is seemingly abandoned. The group consider emptying it, but Clementine objects. Lee can either choose to take Clementine's side, in which case Kenny and Katjaa loot the car, or he can loot the car himself, and hand out the food items to the others. If the latter is chosen then he finds a hoodie which he gives to Clementine, and he can persuade her taking the stuff is okay or not. No matter what, Carley/Doug comes to him and explain that they found batteries for the camcorder he found earlier at the bandit camp. They turn it on and discover Jolene watching them at the motor inn. It is revealed that she knew the several of the bandits by name, calling them "rapists monsters", and that she took a liking to Clementine, seeing her as a replacement for her daughter.
Some time after the last episode Lee and Kenny go back to the pharmacy to find more medicine. They see an unknown girl running out from one of the buildings. She is quickly surrounded by walkers and bitten. Kenny suggests that the girl should be left to walkers so they can go to pharmacy unnoticed. Lee either shoots the girl with his rifle attracting the walkers with the shot or leaves the girl to be able to slip unnoticed in the store with Kenny. Inside the store Lee picked up as many supplies he could before the walkers stormed in. Then he runs for another exit only to be attacked by a walker who broke the door. If his relationship with Kenny is good Lee will get help from him. If not he will have to fight with the walker on his own. After a narrow escape they return to the motor lodge where Lee learns that bandits have been trying to attack the lodge. Ben is on watch duty, Lilly is still upset about her dad, Kenny and his family are hanging in, Carley/Doug is hanging around, at some point Carley reveals that she has had some "thoughts" about Lee, if Lee answers back she gives him a kiss on the cheek, while Clementine is keeping herself busy. An argument soon breaks out and Lilly reveals to Lee that some one in the group is stealing medicine from their supplies. Lee investigates and finds a bag of medicine outside the protective walls hidden in a grate.
The bandits soon attack and it is revealed that someone has been trading medicine for protection. Lee helps fight off the bandits and helps everyone to escape in the RV, but not before Duck and Katjaa are attacked by walkers that appear.
While escaping in the RV, Lilly starts to believe that Ben (and Carley if she is alive) stole the medicine. The RV is forced to pull over when a walker gets stuck under it. While on the side of the road, Kenny tries to get the walker loose. The group then begin arguing about who did it. Doug attempts to calm Lilly down while Carley screams at her. When Kenny kills the walker Lilly pulls out her gun and shoots Carley, or attempts to shoot Ben. If Lee saved Doug he will grab Ben and end up being shot in the head saving Ben. Lee subdues Lilly and takes her gun. Lee then chooses whether to leave Lilly on the road or bring her with them, keeping her arms tied.
While traveling down the road Katjaa reveals that the walker that attacked her and managed to bite Duck. They agree to keep going in the hopes that they can find a cure. The group soon has to stop the RV again, but this time due to a partially wrecked train blocking the road.
Kenny asks everyone to get out of the RV (except Lilly, if Lee brought her with them). Lee goes into the RV and finds a pencil, whereupon Lilly comes up and says she is taking the RV, and asks Lee if he wants to come with her. If Lee tries to stop her she throws Lee out of the RV and takes off. However if Lee agrees to come with her Lilly will say that he should go get Clementine. When Lee steps out of the RV she will drive off. Kenny later reveals that the radiator is broken and Lilly will only manage to do about 30 miles in the RV.
While searching in one of the train's freight containers Lee meets Charles (Chuck), a homeless man living in the train's box car who startles Lee with his sudden appearance. He asks Lee if he has taken any of his belongings, nevertheless, whether Lee decides to be truthful to him or dishonest, Chuck joins the group.
Once the train gets moving it is apparent that Duck will not last the journey. After Lee helps Katjaa take care of him he will either talk with or fight Kenny to stop the train. Both Katjaa and Kenny want to be ones to relieve Duck of his pain. No matter what decision Lee makes in the matter, Katjaa will be the one to take Duck in the woods. After a shot is heard Kenny and Lee travel into the woods to discover that Katjaa has committed suicide, unable to shoot her son. Lee or Kenny is forced to finish the job before Duck turns.
They continue on the track. After a while they stop because there is a truck hanging off the edge of a bridge and blocking the path. During an argument between Kenny and Chuck, two more survivors appear on the bridge, Christa and Omid. They turn out to be helpful and decide to assist them in removing the truck from their path. Clementine and Lee decide to check a warehouse beside the road where they find a blowtorch, however while Lee and Omid were busy cutting the tanker free Ben spots what appears to be thousands of walkers attracted by the noise the train had made traveling up to that point and had now caught up with them. While Lee and Omid successfully managed to cut the tanker free before the walkers got too close, however when they tried to make a quick escape from the bridge Omid hurts his leg (Regardless if Lee pushes him off or not.) and Lee chooses to help either Christa or Omid onto the train but either way both survive.
Shortly before their arrival in Savannah, Clementine's walkie-talkie comes to life with a stranger talking on the other end who seems to know Clementine and had conversations with her before. Lee and Kenny are surprised by this as they thought it was broken, leaving them to wonder who this stranger is and what they want with Clementine.
Lee and the group are walking down the streets of Savannah, Georgia. Suddenly a bell of a nearby bell tower starts ringing. The noise attracts walkers towards the group. In the midst of chaos, Lee spots Clementine and Ben pinned up against a wall. Lee tells Ben to help Clementine, but he runs away in panic. Despite his efforts, Lee is unable to help Clementine with his gun but fortunately, Chuck comes to Clementine's rescue and attracts the walkers around her to chase him instead. Chuck then tells the rest of the group to run as he draws the walkers to aside. This is also the last time he is seen alive.
The survivors arrive at an abandoned house. After scavenging for supplies, Lee finds Kenny in the attic, staring at a reanimated child. Apparently the boy had starved in his hiding and Kenny marks the walker's strong resemblance to Duck. Lee can either kill the boy himself, or state it would be for the best if Kenny did it. If neither of the men do the deed, Christa will eventually kill the boy. Regardless, Lee ends up burying the child's body and sees the Stranger, who has been observing him, for the first time.
Later Kenny leaves with Lee to find a boat. This is when Lee encounters Molly. The two fight for a short moment, the fight ending in either Molly about to kill Lee, or Lee about to shoot Molly. Suddenly Clementine appears, having followed Lee, and tells the two to stop fighting. Molly realizes Lee isn't a threat but Kenny, unaware of this, appears with his weapon drawn from ambush. Molly tackles him and Kenny accidentally pulls the trigger. She then explains Kenny and Lee everything about Crawford, the survivalist community of Savannah, and reveals herself to be the one ringing church bells around the city.
Kenny's gunshot was heard by the nearby walkers and they corner the group. While Molly, Kenny and Clementine manage to escape, Lee is separated of them and flees into the sewers, where he finds Chuck's disemboweled corpse. He then stumbles on the hideout of Brie, Vernon, Clive, Boyd, and Joyce. Vernon points his gun at him as he enters but Lee is able to talk him out of shooting him, much to the dismay of Brie who thinks Lee is from Crawford and that they will be attacked by his group when they find out their location. Vernon guides Lee back to the house where he reunites with his group and Molly, and Vernon, being a doctor, was able to check Omid's injury. It turns out there was a boat in the shed of the house all the time but it lacks a battery. The group decides to sneak into Crawford to find the missing battery, gas and medical supplies for Omid's infected leg. Vernon joins the group with Brie.
Lee can leave Clementine at the house with or without a gun to take care of Omid; however, she insists to be taken with the group in which Lee can also agree on. Lee and others arrive at the school building in the center of Crawford. Apparently it has been used as the main storeroom for all their supplies. It is soon revealed that Crawford had fallen in front of the walkers. While the group separates to find supplies, Lee goes looking for the battery for the boat with Molly. With she nowhere to be seen, Lee heads for the next door garage. Then, suddenly, a walker wearing a doctor's robe, falls from a roof of a building. Molly reappears and begins to impale the walker out of pure anger.
The two eventually find the battery and Molly takes it. She takes off to her own business, leaving Lee back at the school building. Lee finds Christa and Vernon in the clinic, trying to bust open a locked cabinet of medical supplies. After finding several tapes, the code for the lock of the cabinet is seen on these. The tapes also explain the reasons behind fall of Crawford as also Molly's history with the community.
A horde of walkers attack the school, forcing everyone to retreat back into a classroom leading to Crawford's armory. On the way to the classroom, Molly is attacked by a walker. If Lee misses a shot at the zombie, he is forced to leave Molly behind; however, if Clementine was brought along she will shoot the walker and thus saves Molly. At the classroom Ben realizes he accidentally let the walkers into the school and has a break down. He decides he has to tell Kenny that he is responsible for Katjaa and Duck's deaths. Vernon and Lee restrain Kenny from attacking the boy. A quick voting takes place on whether the group should or should not leave Ben behind. Lee can choose his opinion. If Clementine is tagged along, Lee can change his opinion on the second time around. The walkers push in the classroom and devour Brie.
Lee and the group bust open the armory door leading to a bell tower. Lee is then seen running up the bell tower, fighting off several walkers, throwing some off the stairs and shooting others. At the top, Ben is then attacked by a walker, which Lee can or cannot shoot. Regardless Ben is pulled over the ledge and Lee grabs him if the walker was shot. He now has the choice to let him fall to his death or pull him up. Clementine will be very upset with the decision if he chooses to let him die, having lost a friend. The group escapes from the tower on the roof of the building.
Lee and the group arrive back at the house, to find Omid alive and Vernon treats him with the antibiotics. If Clementine was left at the house, she has also managed to trap or kill a walker, depending on whether Lee left a gun with her. Later Vernon suggests Lee to leave Clementine with his group. Lee can agree or loudly disagree on this.
Clementine will ask Lee if they will look for her parents before they depart with the boat. Lee can lie to her and say that they will, or be honest and say that it will likely not happen.
Lee wakes up the next day to discover that Clementine is no longer in the house. He walks outside when he finds Clem's discarded hat. Lee climbs over the fence and finds Clementine's walkie-talkie and picks it up but is attacked by walker. Lee realizes the walker managed to bite him. Omid, Christa, Kenny and Ben (Determinant) come looking for Lee, telling him that Clementine is nowhere to be found. Lee can then reveal that he was bitten or he can keep it a secret. Lee states Vernon has kidnapped her and insists on going after them. Afterwards he either asks his companions for help finding Clementine or tells them to wait at the boat while he looks for her. Depending on Lee's choices some of the group members can refuse his offer.
After making it back to their hideout it is revealed that Vernon and the rest of his group had left, leaving the place abandoned. Lee then looks up outside the window to see a large herd of walkers passing by. Coming to realize that the large number of walkers attracted by the noise the train made traveling there had caught up with them once again leading them to wander into and infest all of Savannah.
Lee then gets a mysterious transmission from a man over the walkie-talkie, who reveals that he isn't Vernon. The man also informs Lee he has Clementine and tells Lee to choose his next words more carefully, to which Lee starts to respond, but is at a loss for words in shock.
Episode 5 links up to the same point where Episode 4 left off, with Lee's words to Stranger the same as chosen in the former episode. Realizing Clementine is elsewhere in the city and not in the hospital morgue, he and the group that came with him look for a way out, as the herd of walkers seen in episode 3 arrives in Savannah. Lee manages to open a nearby elevator door, but passes out after opening it from exertion and his bite. Depending on who was brought with him, he can wake up among them or on his own, and ends up choosing whether to saw his arm off with a bonesaw in order to potentially save himself from the bite's infection or to at least buy him some time.
Regardless, Lee and any others begin climbing the elevator shaft of the hospital, which is seen to be overrun by hordes of walkers on the inside and out. The group, or Lee, arrives on the roof and sees the streets crowded with thousands of walkers. However, using Molly's strategy from Episode 4, Lee manages to reach a bell tower next to the roof. Ringing it, he draws the hordes to the tower, thinning the streets and allowing the group to push on back to the manor.
Depending on who came with Lee in Episode 4 and/or was left behind with the boat, the result on arrival can differ. If anyone stayed, it is shown that they were ambushed by Vernon's group, which horribly beat them then stole the group's boat. If everyone accompanied Lee, the boat is seen missing and a note left by Vernon is found explaining that it was he and his group who taken the boat and apologize to Lee and the group for stealing it. Lee, however, still focuses on finding Clementine, and insists on going to The Marsh House. However, the herd catches up with them and invades the manor. The group puts up a vicious stand but is forced into the attic where they are trapped. A squabble between Kenny, who is paranoid of Lee's bite and him turning, even if his arm was removed, and Lee began, culminating in Lee throwing a stone bust head at Kenny, however if Lee didn't throw the bust in time, Kenny will instead. Regardless, the bust will be thrown at the wall. The wall is shown to be weak and decaying, and leading to the house next to it. The group breaks through it and ends up in a sealed room where a couple committed a double-suicide, locking their room off from the walkers infesting the house.
Lee finds a balcony where it is possible to cross to the next roof, and the group follows. If Ben is still alive, the balcony will collapse and fall as he begins to jump. If Ben is not alive, Kenny will not fall in the jump but will perish in a later event. Regardless, Lee will run down in an attempt to save the both of them. If Ben fell, however, it is shown that a balcony railing stabbed him in the stomach. His yells of pain attracts walkers, and Kenny forces Lee to leave, telling him to go on and find Clementine. Kenny uses the last bullet in his pistol to mercy kill Ben, and is overtaken by the horde that enters the alleyway where they are.
As Lee, Christa, and Omid finally reach the waterfront just across from the Marsh House, they are forced to climb over a large Maccabe Imports sign to get to the next rooftop, as walkers crowd the street below. As either Lee or Omid and Christa climb over, the sign collapses. Armed with a cleaver he found earlier, and a shard of glass if his arm was not amputated, he orders Christa and Omid to go on and meet him later, and to take care of Clementine when he is "gone". Lee descends into the streets and fights his way through the massive horde of walkers.
He arrives at the Marsh House and searches several rooms until he finds one with a bedroom and closet door roped together. He walks in curiously, only to have Stranger appear behind him with a pistol drawn. Though Clementine calls out, thinking she hears Lee, Stranger puts the gun to Lee, forcing him to be quiet and abandon his possessions. Stranger, in a psychotic but calm state, sits down with Lee and has a discussion with him, asking him if he has ever "hurt anyone". After Lee's response and a short talk, Stranger reveals the station wagon from Episode 2 belonged to him and his family. Whether or not Lee and Clementine looted it, his reaction is the same. It is revealed his son went missing on a hunting trip. When he returned to the station wagon where his family stated, he and his wife went back out but failed to find his son still. They returned, and Lee's group had stolen his supplies, effectively ruining his life as some of Lee's group had stated. His wife took their daughter and left, though the presence of her severed, reanimated head in Stranger's bag, as well as the fact that he continually repeats he "hurt her", indicates he may have killed her, or may have found her later after she had reanimated.
At some point Stranger has found Clementine with a walkie-talkie of his own. He reveals to have been monitoring Lee and his group, through Clementine, since Episode 1's events, and depending on the decisions Lee made throughout Season 1, he confronts Lee about his many difficult choices, from saving Carley or Doug, to going to the St. John's Dairy with Clementine. In the end, Stranger tells Lee that he will take Clementine and "hurt [Lee], so bad." While he begins talking to his wife's severed head he keeps in a bowling bag, which is shown to be reanimated, Clementine escapes from the room and, using one of several objects Lee laid on a table at Stranger's order, sneaks up and attacks him just as he says, "she [Clementine] wouldn't hurt a fly."
Lee and Stranger begin a fierce brawl, each trying to get Stranger's gun which is knocked around the room. In the ensuing fight, Lee can either kill or incapacitate Stranger, and if he kills him, has a choice of shooting him to prevent reanimation or not. If he spares him, he attacks Lee again only to be shot by Clementine. Lee and Clementine reunite, and just as they leave, a walker appears at the door. However, as it sniffs Lee, it ignores him, going for Clementine, though Lee stops it. Realizing from a comment by Clementine about the "muck", spilled on him as he fought the herd, Lee understands that the walker was confused by his scent, he takes an organ from the walker and rubs it on Clementine in order to mask her scent as well.
The two initially manage to wade through the walkers outside on the street well, until Clementine sees her parents, Ed and Diana, who are now walkers, walking the streets. Saddened and terrified, Lee tries to calm her, but passes out once more. Waking up in what appears to be a store of some kind, Clementine had taken Lee there for safety. Lee then shows Clementine that he was bitten, or tells her why he amputated his arm. He begins to limp over to where the exit is, but slumps to the ground and cannot move. Clementine begs him to get up. He tries twice, but fails both times. His voice begins to grow very hoarse and he starts becoming extremely tired. Depending on the next few actions, Lee, on the brink of death now from the bite, whether he amputated his arm or not, can choose to tell her to restrain him to a nearby radiator in order to keep him from attacking her. They find a zombified security guard trapped in an office where an emergency exit lays, Clementine can pick up handcuffs on the ground to attach the walker's left hand (on Clementine's side) to a bar to the walker's right.When Clementine attempts to take either his gun or keys based on Lee's decision, the walker attacks her, if the walker was handcuffed, his cuffed arm will snap in two and the walker will proceed to attack. She ends up killing it with Lee's help, and with the gun and in tears, she begs Lee not to become one of them, though she states she does not think she can bring herself to kill him. Lee can give some advice and it is said Clementine will remember it (this being a likely hint to a future installment).
After telling her he will miss her or that she should remain strong, or saying nothing, they give their final goodbyes.
Have Clementine shoot Lee (Dead)
Lee closes his eyes, and Clementine, in a nearly- if not already- broken-down state, will shoot him with the gun she obtained from the zombified security guard and leave to go out on her own, with a goal given by Lee's advice.
Have Clementine leave Lee to turn (Undead)
Clementine will leave him handcuffed/laying next to the radiator, seconds later, his lifeless body slumps to the floor. She tearfully goes off into the fields of what can be assumed to be the outskirts of Savannah.
If Lee threatened Vernon when they first met and went with all his group (including Kenny, Christa, Omid, and possibly Ben if he survived) to the morgue in his search for Clementine, the choice is determinant in unlocking a dialogue in Shel's story. One of the survivors of the cancer group, Clive, will remark of Vernon's unwillingness to shoot Lee after being verbally intimidated by him. However, Clive states had it been himself Lee spoke to in the same fashion, he would've not hesitated to shoot the man.
Clementine is seen looking at the photo of Lee that was torn by him at the drugstore when he found the picture of his family in "A New Day". She can say that she misses him to Christa at the start of the game and she also mentions him if she confides in Luke later on, remarking that he taught her how to survive. When Pete asks her if she can use a gun, she tells him that she can and has the option of confiding that it was Lee who taught her.
Kenny mentions Lee to Clementine after being reunited with her and tells her that he "half expected Lee to walk up right next to her" and mentions that they were like "two peas in a pod." Kenny then becomes saddened at the reminder of his death.
Because of the Stranger kidnapping Clementine, and dropping Clementine's radio outside the house, he caused Lee to bend down to pick it up, and gets bitten on the arm from the walker in the trash.
As the two initially manage to wade through the walkers outside on the street well, Clementine sees a zombified Ed and a zombified Diana walking the streets. Lee tries to calm a saddened and terrified Clementine, but passes out once more. Waking up in what appears to be a jewelry store, Clementine had taken Lee there for safety. Depending on the next few actions, Lee, on the brink of death now from the bite, whether he amputated his arm or not, can tell Clementine to restrain him to a nearby radiator in order to keep him from attacking her. They find a zombified security guard trapped in an office where an emergency exit lays. If Lee does not tell Clementine to restrain him, he can instruct her to restrain the security guard before she attempts to take either his gun, keys, or both, based on Lee's decision. Despite being restrained or not, the walker attacks her. She ends up killing it with Lee's help, and with the gun and in tears, she begs Lee not to become one of them, though she states she does not think she can bring herself to kill him. Lee gives her helpful advice and after telling her he will miss her or that she should remain strong, or saying nothing, they give their final goodbyes, and Lee, with a great amount of sadness, can either have a breaking-down Clementine shoot him or leave him to reanimate. Either way, he closes his eyes, and dies painlessly and quickly.
This list shows the victims Lee has killed:
- Unnamed Georgia State Senator (Pre-Apocalypse)
- Atlanta Police Officer (Zombified)
- Sandra (Zombified)
- B. Everett (Zombified)
- David Parker (Caused, Determinant)
- Jolene (Determinant)
- Larry (Caused, Determinant)
- Danny St. John (Determinant)
- Andrew St. John (Determinant)
- Tess (Indirectly Caused, Determinant)
- Beatrice (Out of Mercy, Determinant)
- Gary (If Doug survived Episode 1, Determinant)
- Drew (If Doug survived Episode 1, Determinant)
- Kenny Jr. (Before Reanimation, Determinant)
- Fivel (Zombified, Out of Mercy, Determinant)
- Jeff (Zombified)
- Logan (Zombified)
- Crawford Oberson (Zombified, Determinant)
- Ben Paul (Caused, Determinant)
- Brie (Zombified, Determinant)
- Stranger (Determinant)
- 5 Save-Lots Bandits.
- Numerous counts of zombies.
If Lee fails to complete a certain objective, it is possible for Lee to be killed. These deaths are non-canon and will result in a game over. Lee will then re-spawn and be allowed to try again. The following is a list of times Lee can die.
- "All That Remains" (Photograph)
- In a Q&A with Jake Rodkin and Harrison Pink, Lead Designer and Episode 3 Designer, it was stated that the prison Lee was being transported to in the beginning of the game is in fact the same prison that the survivors stay at in the comic, West Central Prison.
- In "Starved For Help", he confided in Clementine that he had once thought of having children, an idea she suggested he not give up on.
- On that note, it is revealed that Lee thought of Clementine as his kid.
- In "Starved For Help", Lee has to decide who to give food to. 11% of players choose to feed Lee, the second least out of any character, only before Doug (Determinant).  
- In Episode 3, It is revealed that Lee harbored feelings for Carley over the few episodes they knew each other.
- One of Lee's lines in "Around Every Corner", "What did you call me?", is a reference to "Back to the Future", which Telltale Games made a game based off. This happens when Molly calls him a chicken while coming back from the auto shop area.
- Lee is one of the few survivors who lasted after being bitten, others being Morgan, Allen, Jim and Dale, as well as Kenny Jr..
- Lee enjoys alcohol, as he comments on filling Clementine's tea-set with bourbon, (determinant) drinks whiskey with Chuck, states he would like to enjoy the liquor in the abandoned house after he is done checking it, and (determinant) drinks liquor with Kenny and Christa.
- As stated in Episode 3, Lee shows a particular interest in the American Civil War, a likely explanation for why he was a history professor.
- Depending on Lee's actions, he has killed the most people in the game (19 plus many unnamed Save-Lot Bandits) due to mercy killing, defending himself and Clementine, and killing zombified people.
- The ending of Episode 5 shows Clementine finding a shotgun shell and seeing someone in the distance, This is similar to Lee finding a shotgun shell and seeing someone in the distance (later revealed to be Clementine) at the start of the game in Episode 1.
- Lee can get bitten multiple times in Episode 5 without dying, a total of two, most commonly the contest winner zombies in the herd while on his way to the Marsh House to find Clementine.
- In Episode 5, players can finally discover the truth behind Lee's status as a convicted murderer. When talking with the Stranger, Lee can mention how he hurt his wife, in which he explains how he became angered at her traveling lifestyle. His wife ended up sleeping with another man, who Lee admits to killing in his conversation with the Stranger. This is one of the very few pieces of background information that the player has no control over, signifying Lee as a flawed individual regardless of his personality.
- Game Informer lists Lee as #1 in the 'Top 10 Heroes of 2012'.
- Clementine's brother was one of the original ideas for the main character, rather than Lee, but was eventually axed due to the pre-existing relationship between the two. 
- Lee has more non-canon deaths than every other character combined, numbering in 111.
- However, this is due to him being the player's character.
- Lee shares many similarities to Rick Grimes. For example:
- Both lose one of their hands to an amputation. Rick has his hand amputated by Brian Blake while Lee can determinantly amputate his arm to stop infection.
- Both come to be seen as the leader of their relevant groups.
- Rick was willing to go to great extents to protect his son, Carl. Similarly, Lee, who thought of Clementine as his own daughter, was willing to go to great extents in order to protect her.
- Both admit to having committed regrettable acts.
- Both have been forced to kill numerous people in order to survive.
- Both consider family to be important.
- Both of their latest romantic interests are sharp shooters. Rick's girlfriend, Andrea, is a skilled sniper. Lee can have a romantic relationship with sharpshooter Carley if he saves her in A New Day.
- Both have had wives that cheated on them.
- Lee is the last character in Season 1 to have a determinant status (not counting the "400 Days" DLC).
- Lee now has a skin in the game "Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition" as part of the "Skin Pack 5" DLC along with the characters Kenny, Molly, Male Walker, Christa, Omid and a Female Walker which is on the Xbox Live Marketplace for 160 Microsoft Points.
- Donovan Corneetz, the actor who voiced Clive in "400 Days", actually auditioned for the voice of Lee.
- Dave Fennoy stated during an interview that he cried during Lee's death scene.
- Even though Lee dies in Season 1, his voice is still provided for the "Previously On" segments at the start of each episode of Season 2.