|“||ARE YOU PREPARED TO SHOW YOUR COURAGE IN ORDER TO SAVE YOUR SON?||”|
—The Bear origami figure
Written inside one of the origami figures in the shoebox is an address and instructions to go there with a pickup card. The address is for Joe's Garage and Parking Lot, at which Ethan presents the card to a mechanic who gives him the keys to a car. The car's GPS directs Ethan to a bridge over a highway and instructs him to drive against traffic for 5 miles. If he successfully reaches his destination in 5 minutes or less, he will receive a chip for his cell phone.
Unlike the other four trials in this game, the player has no option to decline this trial. There appears to be an option to do so prior to initiating the real trial, but if chosen nothing occurs and the only remaining option is to proceed. This is also the first chapter that has an impact on the game's ending.
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Bears are typically a shy and easily frightened species; however, if a mother bear believes that her cub is threatened, she will violently and fiercely defend her young. This reflects Ethan's aggressive determination to save Shaun, as well as the drive against the traffic mirroring the bear's charge. Courage (the requirement of this chapter) is also needed to face bears.
- Kamikaze – Choose the perfect path on the highway.
- Good Driver – Complete the Bear Trial successfully.
- Trial Master – Completing this trial successfully contributes toward earning this trophy.
- There are several bloopers in this chapter:
- It is not possible for Ethan to put on his seat belt when entering the car in the garage, or when he arrives at the bridge. After the completed trial, Ethan will be shown regardless with his seat belt on, struggling to free himself.
- In the second blooper, the mechanic says that the car was there for 2 years (and no one came for it). It would be impossible to have a memory card inside the glove compartment with "fresh" video on it, unless the Origami Killer either owned the parking garage or somehow accessed the car without alerting any of the garage employees.
- Later chapters definitively establish that at least one of the fathers of a previous Origami Killer victim attempted the trials. Unless other fathers who had attempted the trials had been given a different set of trials than Ethan or attempted them in a different order, he would have had to come to the garage to pick up the car. However, it's also possible that other fathers were directed to different cars, which is plausible given that items such as the shoeboxes weren't reused for each father and a later trial involves killing a specific person (who would have to be different for each subsequent father if one of them completed this trial successfully). This does raise the question of how much money the killer had to spend on the trials, but considering that the killer is able to afford his own apartment, a warehouse on the docks, a storage locker at Lexington Station and at least nine guns and nine cell phones for his victims' fathers, it's clear that he's at least reasonably well-off.
- There is also a blooper where interior shots of the car mid-level will show the gear shift still in the park position.
- The car itself may have been heavily modified as it was able to outrun a police car. It is also possible that the pursuing police cars were exercising caution given Ethan's speed and the poor weather.
- The car which Ethan drives is a 1995 Pontiac Sunfire.
- The police officers are shown to be armed with Beretta 90-Twos.
- This is the first chapter whose outcome affects what ending you will get.
Chapters played as Ethan (in chronological order) - Prologue | The Mall | Father and Son | The Shrink | The Park | Where's Shaun? | Paparazzi | Lexington Station | The Motel | The Bear | The Butterfly | The Lizard | Fugitive | The Shark | On the Loose | The Rat | The Old Warehouse
Chapters played as Scott (in chronological order) - Sleazy Place | Hassan's Shop | Suicide Baby | A Visitor | Kramer's Party | The Golf Club | Manfred | Eureka | The Cemetery | Flowers on the Grave | Trapped | Face to Face | Hold My Hand | Origami Killer
Chapters played as Norman (in chronological order) - Crime Scene | Welcome, Norman | Kick Off Meeting | Nathaniel | Covered Market | Shrink and Punches | Jayden Blues | Under Arrest | Mad Jack | Fish Tank | Solving the Puzzle | The Old Warehouse