This game makes me feel ridiculous sometimes.
I really wish I didn’t have to see the artwork that people are doing of Chloe going off into the afterlife with William and Rachel. I can’t see her death as something that has to be, as destiny… I don’t mean that as a “I don’t understand how you could see it as,” I mean it as the concept… I don’t understand it. It’s like trying to imagine a new colour or the fifth dimension, for me.
Chloe died a horrible, horrible death, filled with rage. Her last thoughts were probably thinking of saving Max or nothing but pure hate for Nathan or whoever Max was calling her about - she wouldn’t have known it was Jefferson. I can’t see that positively. I can’t think of Max in the days, months and years afterwards, puttering about like Mattie Ross, thinking about and longing for Chloe and think “at least Chloe’s with William and Rachel now.” And I can’t imagine Joyce, all alone in that house that she shared with her dead husband and her dead daughter with only her memories and maybe David and think “at least Chloe’s with William and Rachel now.” I can’t do that. For all her faults, Chloe was a good person. All she wanted was to be with Max and justice for Rachel, and she deserved better than to be shot by a monster in a junkyard.
I think to myself “This is ridiculous. It’s a video game, you’ve played hundreds of them!” and “It’s ridiculous to rage against the heavens for a video game.” Then I remember that ridiculous is a synonym of strange and life is certainly strange. Sometimes you feel what you feel and that’s just the way it is. That doesn’t make me feel any better about Chloe, Episode 4 or those pictures, though.
Whatever the cost, I really hope Max will find a way to bring Chloe back in Episode 5.
Sorry, I just had to vent.