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"Where's Shaun?" is the eighth chapter in Heavy Rain.

OverviewEdit

In this chapter, Ethan desperately tries to find Shaun.

DescriptionEdit

After waking from the blackout at the park, the player must react quickly to avoid a truck that will nearly run Ethan over. (Ethan cannot be killed here, but he can get banged up.) Ethan realizes hours have passed since he was at the park with Shaun; he races back to the park and frantically searches for his son. He finds Shaun's backpack but no people or sign of Shaun's whereabouts. Panicking and desperate, he runs home and searches the apartment top-to-bottom for Shaun, only to burst back outside empty handed. Ethan falls to his knees and realizes he is holding an origami figure; heartbroken, he yells Shaun's name and starts to cry.

TriviaEdit

  • Like other chapters in the game (i.e. "The Mall"), Ethan, due to his panic, runs much faster than during other chapters.
  • An explanation for the origami figures and Ethan's location when recovering is that the Origami Killer, described as thorough and meticulous, may have been watching Ethan even before abducting Shaun. It possible that the killer then placed the figure in Ethan's hand once he was unconscious, as well as moving him to the Carnaby Row construction site.
  • The revelation of the killer's tactics (specifically the uniform he wore) in a later chapter makes it somewhat more plausible that he would have been able to abduct Shaun and transport Ethan from the park without arousing suspicion. For example, the killer could have either waited for Ethan to black out or surreptitiously knocked him out, perhaps with chloroform or sleeping gas. The killer could then have informed Shaun that his father had lost consciousness and told Shaun to follow him, dumped the unconscious Ethan at Carnaby, and taken Shaun away. Heavy Rain: Cutting Room Floor also explains this plot hole to an extent.