The Speculations Among Us: What We Might See in the Next Season of The Wolf Among Us
Posted on Wednesday, July 16 @ 17:00:00 Eastern by ryanbates
***WARNING: Spoilers live here! If you haven't finished the game (or even if you have, depending on your choices) consider yourself warned.***
The first season of The Wolf Among Us has come to a close and the killers have met their fate—whatever fate that may have been. Such is the beauty and in a sense the hallmark of Telltale Games' episodic franchises, which includes the first two seasons of The Walking Dead as well as the upcoming debut of Tales From the Borderlands.
While nothing has been announced, the popularity of the noir series based on the Fables comics and graphic novels is sure to prompt at least thoughts of a second season; assuredly the characters introduced have enough depth that there's plenty of material to work with. And with so much to go on and no announced facts, it's a perfect opportunity to speculate wildly! Here are some ideas that I think could potentially appear in a second season of The Wolf Among Us.
Another Side of Ms. White: Sheriff Bigby Wolf and government official Snow White worked well together through the investigation of the murders plaguing Fabletown, but they clearly had two different ways of approaching the law. Dealing with Ichabod Crane's underhanded dealings in his tenure as Deputy Mayor of Fabletown, Snow preferred to do things by the book. The law is the law and there was very little wiggle room available. Bigby had a considerably less bureaucratic approach to his job. In season two, prepare for this divide to widen, possibly putting them at odds with each other. Snow may be a solid ally, but it doesn't mean she will always be Bigby's friend, which leads to my next piece of speculation...
Snow and Bigby Get it On!: Okay, maybe “get it on” could be seen as hyperbolic. But there was no doubt that in season one, the two characters had some Law & Order: SVU Benson-and-Stabler kind of romantic tension, despite whether the player encouraged it or even acknowledged it. Look for this to be in-your-face in season two, especially if Snow and Bigby are on opposite sides this time around. After all, sometimes the sexiest thing is make-up... well, you know.
Green Acres is the Place to Be: It was just a threat in the first season, but it was mentioned too much in the final episode to be irrelevant later, so anticipate The Farm being crucial in Season Two. Depending on a player's choices, The Farm could potentially hold the raven that was once The Crooked Man (if players let him live), Mr. Toad and TJ, Colin, or one of the Three Little Pigs. That's a whole lot of angry in one spot. Could we see an Animal Farm-style revolt led by one of those three, or a new character altogether?
Crane Game: There's another character who's been sent packing from Fabletown: former Deputy Mayor Ichabod Crane. Snow White assumed his position when Bloody Mary put him on a plane to Paris at the request of The Crooked Man. Crane may be a coward, but he's a sneaky, underhanded coward, which means anyone arising as an antagonist in season two should be checked for signs of the sniveling pansy, including letters written by quill pen, illegal glamours, and sexy Snow White costumes in the closet.
Glamour Shots: Finally, there's that whole thing at the end, the impassioned speech from Nerissa that sealed the deal on The Crooked Man and how she's eerily similar to Faith in the last moment. Whether players decide to go after her or let her go, the game ends there. If that doesn't smack of “returning in a potential sequel!” I don't know what does. Whether she comes back as friend or foe, Nerissa/Faith is the most trustworthy liar in the game and wherever she goes, trouble lingers nearby.
What do you think could happen in a potential sequel? Old King Cole comes back to Fabletown? Beauty and Beast appear on Divorce Court? Bluebeard confesses he's a leather daddy fisting top and turns the Pudding and Pie into a sex club? Let us know your thoughts and ideas in the comments.
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