So from the opening segments of the game which are on youtube they already have ****ed up the story since it was already heavily hinted that Daryl and Merle were abused as kids and hated their dad so already massive plot hole in the game.... --- The bears can smell the menstruation
you can hate youre family but still love them its not a plot hole. i grew up in a foster home with horribly abused kids who still loved there parents.
Merle ran away and it's implied Daryl ran away not long after he recieved those gnarly scars on his back. Merle even said he was afraid he'd snap and kill their dad if he didn't run away --- The bears can smell the menstruation