Physical Items

Carol's Emails

Observation #1

Carol reveals that she's been using a rental car for the past few weeks.

Observation #2

She also mentions winning a SAIST tournament back in her heyday.

Contact Letter

Observation

We have narrowed it down to three suspects:

  • Marcus Lourdes
  • Harrison Campbell
  • Carol Donnelly

Encoded Note

Observation #1

The last line mentions "adding a twist", meaning there is an extra step to decoding the words this time around.

Observation #2

This is another Caesar cipher like the one in Episode 5. Shift the letters forward in the alphabet using the number that precedes it.

Observation #3

The decoded words become:

  • AHNNTA
  • FTOCRNON
  • OYU
  • DBIRBE
  • NIUR
  • NILILASL
  • OERCS
  • TROPNOFTI
  • DOLOB
  • RBNU
  • ENO
  • GEOVL
  • AEFNUR
  • ARPI

Observation #4

Next, we must unscramble the decoded words.

Observation #5

The final words are:

  • NATHAN
  • CONFRONT
  • YOU
  • BRIBED
  • RUIN
  • LILLIAN'S
  • SCORE
  • FOOTPRINT
  • BLOOD
  • BURN
  • ONE
  • GLOVE
  • FURNACE
  • PAIR

Marcus's Memoir Outtakes

Observation

We get an idea of Marcus's relationships with Carol and Harrison, as well as his disdain for Nathan.

Paperweight

Observation

This was found on Carol's desk away from her other trophies.

Police Report

Observation #1

This is the police report Sofia filed after the attempted hit-and-run.

Observation #2

The vehicle she saw was a black convertible with a license plate containing the letters J and D.

Registered Vehicle List

Observation #1

There are two black convertibles on this list.

  • One belonging to Talia Astor - license plate 66F-DOJ.
  • The second belonging to Eliza Martin - license plate 47J-FFH.

Observation #2

Sofia saw the letters D and J on the car that attempted to run her over.

  • So we should focus on the car registered to Talia Astor, which is also the maiden name of Marcus's mother.

Sweatband

Observation

It says "ICELIFE".

Welcome Packet

Observation

So, every 5 years, SAIST feels the need to alter their logo...?