|“||ARE YOU PREPARED TO KILL SOMEONE TO SAVE YOUR SON?||”|
—The Shark origami figure
With the gun from the shoebox in hand, Ethan arrives at an apartment owned by Brad Silver, a drug dealer he has been instructed to kill. He holds Brad at gunpoint, but when he hesitates to pull the trigger, Brad grabs a shotgun and starts shooting up his own apartment as he chases Ethan around. If Ethan avoids getting shot until Brad runs of ammo, he can then choose whether to kill or spare the dealer.
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- Failure: Ethan will not get the rest of the letters, which means he will always have to guess the correct location or depend on Madison to tell him about the location.
- Completion: Ethan will get the next set of letters.
- The opening to "On the Loose" will change (pertaining to Ethan's dialogue at the start, if Madison is alive and appears in the chapter) depending on whether this trial was failed or completed.
- I'm a Killer... – Kill the drug dealer.
- I'm Not a Killer! – Do not kill the drug dealer.
- Trial Master – Completing this trial successfully contributes toward earning this trophy.
It can be assumed that this trial is called The Shark due to how sharks are stereotypically powerful, violent creatures that are at the top of the food chain.
- In some of the concept sketches for the game, Ethan was apparently originally supposed to stab Brad to death, not shoot him.
- In spite of Brad's shotgun easily being able to inflict lethal harm, Ethan cannot die in this chapter. If he fails too many QTEs during the chase sequence, Brad will throw him out of the apartment and tell him to "go die somewhere else."
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