Little things that I thought/noticed/love about the UD crew after watching far too many playthroughs:
Even while being hunted by a killer and possibly chased by ghosts, stuck on a mountain with no cell or wi-fi reception, Chris will still take time to check his phone.
While freaking out about losing her phone, Jess claims it’s “like my fourth phone this year.” Considering the game takes place on February 2, I really hope she means “school year,” because losing or destroying four phones in one month and two days must be some kind of record.
It’s canon that Jessica Riley watches animal-related videos online. I bet she likes cute cat gifs.
I will never be over Michael Munroe, a video game character, uttering the words “This isn’t the internet. This is real life.”
There are a lot of things in the game that stretch believability. The existence of wendigos. The idea that trained law enforcement professionals could search Blackwood Pines for 30+ days and not find the mine shafts that a bunch of kids stumbled on in one evening. The notion that the same police department searched the sanatorium (as stated in the opening credits), without finding all the wendigos chained up in the cages, or without finding the actual decades-old dead bodies lying around. But to me, by far the most incredible, unrealistic, belief-stretching thing that happens is Mike lighting a fire in the cabin fireplace…with nothing but ONE SINGLE MATCH.
I mean, I’ve tried to light fires before (in a fire pit; I’m not a pyromaniac). Unless those logs were soaked in gasoline, that is not how it works.
In the prologue, Josh and Beth are wearing matching bracelets. Friendship bracelets? Washington family solidarity? I dunno, but it’s cute.
Speaking of bracelets, Ashley’s claim that Sam never takes off her bracelet is true–Sam is still wearing it during her bath. Wonder what the personal significance of said bracelet is? Has someone written a fic about this yet?
The “remembrance board” that Josh made for the twins includes several locks of their hair. Where he got them, I don’t know. Did he just have clumps of his sisters’ hair lying around in his room?
The remembrance board also includes winners’ ribbons from horseback riding competitions. We know Hannah was a competitive tennis player. Did she also ride horses competitively? Or was that Beth’s sport? Is there a sad horse stabled somewhere on the Washingtons’ property in California, waiting for Beth to come home and ride it again?
There’s a cute potential exchange between Chris and Ashley, while they’re searching for Sam, that I just saw for the first time recently because everyone always picks the “courageous” option instead of the “reluctant” one. But if “reluctant” is picked and Ashley talks about how scared she is, Chris says, “I’m scared, too. But I got your back, okay? As long as you got mine?” And Ashley smiles a little and says “I do.” I know it’s not the popular pairing but I don’t care, I ship it 4 life.
Josh emailed details, or at least an outline, of his revenge plan to his therapist. This would seem to support Sam’s potential line of dialogue claiming that the whole thing was a subconscious cry for help.
Emily has a more freaked-out reaction to finding a bunch of old skeletons than she does to finding the decapitated, decomposed but still recognizable head of her own friend.
Emily’s boots are cute. I would buy them…except knowing Emily’s taste in fashion, they probably cost about a thousand dollars minimum.
What the heck do Emily’s parents do for a living, anyway?
Everything out of Dr. Hill’s mouth becomes reeeeally interesting once you realize not only that Josh is the person he’s talking to, but that Dr. Hill himself is Josh. Or rather, Dr. Hill is a figment of Josh’s deteriorating grasp on reality. Everything “Dr. Hill” says, Josh is consciously or subconsciously saying to himself. And “Dr. Hill” says some pretty harsh stuff to Josh (some deserved, some not so much): chastising him for putting his friends through “horror” and “torture,” taunting him with his worst fears, and calling him things like “psychopath,” “sick fuck,” and “self-indulgent, spoiled little brat.” Let it not be said that Josh is not aware of his own shortcomings.
This image in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, writing We (Beth Stewart) watched this lioness and her pride resting for quite a while, hoping they’d decide to hunt. Finally, just as the sun was about to set they started stirring.