Physical Items

Appraisal Note

Observation

Holy shitballs! This could definitely help Julia save the theater.

Bloodstained Letter

Observation #1

The letter refers to the ring we received in Episode 4.

  • The year 1903 is inscribed inside.

Observation #2

The sum of 1903 is 13.

  • Shift the coded letters by 13 and then use the Atbash cipher.

Observation #3

  • Once decoded, the words read:
    • Hector
    • Mother
    • Evelyn
    • telling her about my child
    • finish out my contract
    • Mother hurts me
    • the father of my child
    • Julian
    • Mother's
    • collect my jewelry from its hiding place in the false bottom of the liquor cabinet at the Grace Note
    • swiped the cabinet's key from George's office
    • Julian
    • Mother
    • find
    • jewelry in that lockbox is worth more than enough to keep me and Julian comfortable
    • my child
    • George
    • Viola

Coded Notes

Observation #1

This is the same type of code that Viola and Evelyn used on the rehearsal notes from Episode 1.

  • Dots replace vowels and coded words are backward.

Observation #2

Once deciphered, the coded phrases read:

  • Hector told me
  • it's the right thing to do
  • raise someone else's baby
  • leave him on somebody's doorstep
  • He's not Hector's responsibility
  • he's not mine, either
  • But he's all alone now that Viola's gone
  • That's not my fault
  • I should've told you the truth from the start
  • turn our back on a helpless child
  • I made a mistake

Observation #3

This is a correspondence between Ira and Evelyn.

Observation #4

Ira must not have told Evelyn he was the baby's father, so Hector did but not until after Viola's disappearance.

Cufflink

Observation #1

On the backside is "16".

  • The cufflink we received in Episode 1 had "1" on the backside.
  • Combined, they read "1:16".

Observation #2

"1:16" references Ruth 1:16 which is quoted in Ruth Erikson's obituary.

  • These cufflinks were the gift she left George, mentioned in the telegram in Episode 3.

Julia Letter

Observation #1

Julia gives us the new password to her folder on the virtual desktop.

  • BERLIN

Observation #2

As well as the subject line for when we know who killed Viola and possibly the location of her treasure:

  • PROOF

Key

Observation #1

This was found with Viola's remains, but it is too big for a lockbox.

Observation #2

On the Cadence Theatre website, in the gallery under "History" there is a picture of Ira in George's office. In the background is a panel of keys.

  • Comparing the Roman numeral above the key to the blueprints we received in Episode 4 reveals that the object the key belongs to must be in the Grace Note bar.

Memoir Pages

Observation #1

Um, did Hector just come out and admit he was gay?

  • Okay, so if he was gay, he really did plan to marry Viola strictly for show. Man...

Observation #2

So, Ira and Evelyn took the child in.

  • Good, considering Ira was the father to begin with...

Newspaper Clipping

Observation #1

Browning is a callback to the premium case "1934".

Observation #2

The "Broadway Blunder" snippet is about Olga's behavior after being kicked out of the theater. It apparently resulted in an arrest.

Observation #3

The "Proposal Problem" snippet is about Evelyn and Ira.

Rap Sheet

Observation #1

This lady was just a schlub.

Observation #2

This document provides that there were at least 2 occasions where Olga was physically abusive toward her daughter.

Taxicab Receipt

Observation

This receipt shows that Evelyn arrived at her destination at 6:08 pm.