PHYSICAL ITEMS

Blueprint Pieces

  • These are enclosed in the cigarette case.
  • Joe and his stage ciphers...
  • Once assembled, the key is in the bottom-right corner while the message is at the top.
  • Once deciphered, the message reads:
    • "SOME HIDING PLACES FOR THE SENTINEL."

Cigarette Case

  • The case holds the cut-up blueprint pieces.

Interlude NYC Article

  • This article can be cross-referenced with the photo on the shared desktop to deduce which restaurant Hector patronized.

Julia Letter

  • Julia gives us the new password to her folder on the virtual desktop.
    • COOLIDGE
  • As well as the subject line for when we eliminate another suspect:
    • WICKED

Magazine Article

  • Roland seemed to have no problem moving on and "progressing" after the death of Viola.

Police Report

  • This document confirms a few more details about Ruth Erikson's whereabouts the night of Viola's murder.
  • Despite the script notes from Episode 3 making it seem that Evelyn and Viola were on friendly terms, Evelyn's second interview with the detective shows she held quite some resentment toward Viola.
  • So, they closed the case simply due to Olga's persistence being a "nuisance" to the police force, and the possibility that she was just being forgetful of events that occurred the night of Viola's disappearance...?

Returned Letter

  • This letter is from Hector to Olga.
  • He attempted to return her ring to her after the engagement was called off.
  • He also tries to convince Olga to let up on Viola and be more of a mother than an overbearing manager, of sorts.
  • But why was the letter returned?

Ring

  • This is enclosed with the returned letter in the sealed envelope.
  • "1903" is engraved inside the ring.
  • It was Viola's engagement ring and originally belonged to Olga.

Song Lyrics

  • The song titles are hints as to how to solve the hidden messages within the lyrics.
  • "Odd Endings" refers to reading the last letter of every other (odd) line.
  • Once deciphered, the message reads:
    • "STAY AWAY"
  • "My First and Last" refers to the first and last letter of every line.
  • Once deciphered, the message reads:
    • "EVELYN WILL YOU MARRY ME"
  • These songs were written by Ira.

WEBSITES

Michelle Gray Investigations
Visit Website

  • Username
    • Your FIRST INITIAL and LAST NAME
  • Password
    • PORTER


CADENCE

  • Password
    • COOLIDGE


  • CHILES
    • boardletter2.jpg
      • This is a letter from the Board informing Julia of the bidder she referred to in her letter.
        • What an obscene amount the bid is...
    • newspaperphoto.jpg
      • This photo can be cross-referenced with the Interlude NYC article to deduce which restaurant Hector was at.
        • Given the spaghetti and meatballs, wine, and single red rose at the table, Hector was at The Cancio, which opened at 5:45 pm.

SUSPECTS

Remaining Suspects

  • Evelyn Kittridge
  • George Erikson
  • Hector Roland
  • Ira Adler
  • J̶o̶s̶e̶p̶h̶ ̶S̶a̶m̶p̶s̶o̶n̶
  • Olga Gaina
  • R̶u̶t̶h̶ ̶E̶r̶i̶k̶s̶o̶n̶

TIMELINE

Running Timeline

Before 5:00 PM

  • Preliminary rehearsal for You Can Leave It Right Here was held. Rehearsal broke for George Erikson to talk to his wife, Ruth Erikson.
  • Ira Adler claimed to have left shortly before rehearsal resumed to make a telephone call in George Erikson's office. This call supposedly took him over an hour.


5:00 PM

  • Ruth Erikson left the Cadence Theater for Penn Station to catch a train after talking with her husband, George Erikson.
  • Rehearsal resumed.


5:13 PM

  • Olga Gaina arrived at the theater and began an argument with Viola Vane over a "family matter" in Romanian and attempted to physically assault her with her cane.
  • The argument was broken up by Hector Roland and Joseph Sampson. Joseph took Olga Gaina's cane from her and escorted her from the building.


5:23 PM

  • Roughly the time Joseph Sampson left to purchase flowers for Viola Vane.


5:30 PM

  • Evelyn Kittridge went to check on Viola Vane in Viola's dressing room. She brought along with her Viola's coat and purse, as well as Olga Gaina's cane.
  • Hector Roland left the theater for an event across town. Upon leaving, he saw Olga Gaina trying to gain access back into the theater. He left through a side entrance and arrived at his destination at 6:00 PM.


5:45 PM

  • Roughly the time Evelyn Kittridge left the theater for a dinner engagement. Upon leaving, she heard another voice coming from Viola Vane's dressing room but could not discern if it was male or female. Evelyn arrived at her engagement several minutes after 6:00 PM.


5:57 PM

  • Roughly the exact time Viola Vane was attacked and murdered with a jeweled cane belonging to her mother, Olga Gaina.


6:00 PM

  • Hector Roland arrived at his destination.
  • Roughly the time Ira Adler heard a "scuffle" coming from one of the dressing rooms and then the sound of the service elevator being used. He left the theater shortly after to attend his reservation.
  • Joseph Sampson received his order at the florist.


6:15 PM

  • George Erikson left the theater.
  • Roughly the time Ira Adler ended his telephone conversation.


6:30 PM

  • Roughly the time Joseph Sampson returned to the theater with flowers for Viola Vane. He claimed that Viola's dressing room was empty and that her costume trunk was absent.


9:51 PM

  • Time that Ruth Erikson sent a telegram from Tannersville, Pennsylvania to her husband George Erikson.

GOALS

Subject Line:

WICKED

Who is innocent?

  • Hector Roland