Attic Inventory

Observation #1

In her letter to us, Julia Adler suggested the murder weapon may still have been in the attic.

  • Could it perchance be included in this list?

Observation #2

The murder weapon cannot be the metal prop sword, as although the gemstone matches, the dimensions do not.

Observation #3

Aha, our murder weapon is Item #22.

  • The cane has cabochon gem inserts matching the dimensions of the one found in Viola's skull, and it is missing a solitary gem.

Cadence Theatre Notebook

Observation #1

This can be used to decipher a code in the rehearsal notes.

Cufflink

Observation #1

This was found by Julia Adler in the Cadence attic between some floorboards under the trunk in which she found the body of Viola Vane.

Observation #2

It has some kind of insignia on the front.

Observation #3

On the backside is "1:".

  • What could this mean?

Observation #4

According to the old article provided by Julia on the shared desktop, Joe and Ira took the cane (murder weapon) from Viola's mother.

  • The cufflink could suggest the murderer was a man.
  • I don't see a stage manager wearing cufflinks, which leads me to believe this belonged to Ira Adler.

Forensic Report

Observation #1

Mendia and Whitlock are homages to our last case - The Moon Summit Mystery.

Observation #2

This report suggests that Viola Vane was struck on the left side of her head shortly before being placed on her left side in the trunk.

Observation #3

3-inch heels?!?

  • OUCH!

Observation #4

The killer left her watch, which had emeralds, meaning the killer did not kill her for riches.

Observation #5

The watch face was shattered, suggesting a struggle and self-defense.

  • This means the killer approached from the front and must be right-handed, given the killing blow was to the left side of Viola's skull.
  • The time read 5:57.

Observation #6

She had a passport under the name of Viktoria Gaina.

  • This was her given name, Viola Vane was her stage name.

Observation #7

The killer also left cash in her purse, further suggesting this was not the motive.

Observation #8

Viola had a blade in her purse but did not use it.

  • This suggests that she knew, and perhaps trusted, her killer.

Observation #9

She died at age 23, based on the birth date provided on the passport and the date on the newspaper found with her body.

Observation #10

She had previous injuries to her right hand and forearm.

  • Was she in an abusive relationship?

Observation #11

The murder weapon is most likely circular and roughly 8 cm in diameter.

Observation #12

A ruby was found lodged in her skull.

  • single cabochon-cut
  • 3 cm length x 3 cm width x 2 cm height

Hector Letter

Observation #1

There is a code in the postscript of this letter.

Observation #2

This is a simple book cipher.

  • The first number is the line starting after "Ira".
  • The second number is the number of words in that line.

Observation #3

Once deciphered, the message reads:

  • "SENDING YOU THE MONEY. ENOUGH TO COVER YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES."

Observation #4

What the hell does that mean?

Julia Letter

Observation #1

There is a code in the postscript of this letter.

Observation #2

This is a simple book cipher.

  • The first number is the line starting after "Ira".
  • The second number is the number of words in that line.

Observation #3

Once deciphered, the message reads:

  • "SENDING YOU THE MONEY. ENOUGH TO COVER YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES."

Observation #4

What the hell does that mean?

PI Letter

Observation #1

Michelle introduces us to our new case in this letter.

Observation #2

She advises us to fact-check anything a person says.

Observation #3

She informs us of our new virtual desktop.

  • Interesting, we get our own unique username this time...

Program

Observation #1

Evelyn Kittridge, Viola's understudy, was bumped up for the showing on May 4th.

Observation #2

We gain a little background on our suspects from this document.

Rehearsal Notes

Observation #1

These notes were written by Joseph Sampson, the stage manager, on the day of the murder.

Observation #2

There is a crapload of code on the backside.

Observation #3

The grid on the front clues that this is a keypad cipher.

  • Starting with "ABC", continue the alphabet on the second line left-to-right and wrapping around to the top, with 3 letters per box ending with "YZ" in the last.

Observation #4

Use the stage direction diagram in the Cadence Theatre notebook as the key to decode the messages.

Observation #5

Once deciphered, the messages read:

  • "GEORGE, TOO HANDS ON. INTENSE. IN THE WAY."
  • "TALK TO HECTOR"

Ruth Note

Observation #1

In this letter, Ruth Erikson beseeches Ira Adler to not cast Viola in future projects.

  • I wonder why.

Username

Your FIRST INITIAL and LAST NAME

Password

PORTER

CADENCE

Password

COLOSSEUM

CADENCE

STATEN → body.jpg

Observation #1

HOLY SHIT! IT'S NORMAN BATES'S MOTHER!

Observation #2

This is the photo Julia snapped of Viola Vane's mummified corpse before she realized it wasn't just a prop.

CADENCE

STATEN → oldarticle.jpg

Observation #1

This is a news article dated February 25th, 1934, revealing that Hector and Viola had called off their engagement.

CADENCE

STATEN → newarticle.jpg

Observation #1

This article reveals that Viola's own mother had allegedly attacked her and crew during a rehearsal the night of Viola's murder.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

  • Evelyn Kittridge
  • George Erikson
  • Hector Roland
  • Ira Adler
  • Joseph Sampson
  • Olga Gaina
  • Ruth Erikson

Events So Far

5:57 PM

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

Solution #1 → [Subject Line: CURTAINS] What is the murder weapon?

Cane

Coded Letter

Observation #1

The letter says to look at the handkerchief.

Observation #2

When Vanity becomes Elegance.

  • Note that there is an "E" and a "V" embroidered in the handkerchief.
  • The note mentions phrases seeming "backwards".
  • E is the 5th letter forward from the beginning of the alphabet while V is the 5th letter back from the end.
  • This simply means to reverse the alphabet to decipher the code. A = Z, Z = A, etc.

Observation #3

Once deciphered, the coded words read:

  • DARLING
  • RUTH
  • NEVER BEEN CAST IN DUO
  • EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM I'VE SEEN WITH YOU
  • MOTHER
  • HECTOR
  • FILM PREMIERES
  • I NEED TO GET OUT OF THIS CITY. BUT MY CONTRACT AND MY ENGAGEMENT MAKE THAT IMPOSSIBLE.
  • MAKE A CHOICE ON MY OWN
  • HECTOR
  • RECEPTION PLANS
  • MOTHER
  • MEET IN MY DRESSING ROOM WHILE THEY'RE BUSY
  • SEE YOU SOON
  • VIOLA

Observation #4

Hmm, was Viola having an affair with someone while she was still engaged to Hector?

Delivery Slip

Observation #1

This is another "stage" cipher.

Observation #2

Once decoded, the messages read:

  • LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED HELP HIDING THIS FROM HIM

Enamel Theater Pin

Observation #1

This is a gift to us from Julia Adler in thanks of finding the murder weapon in Episode 1.

Handkerchief

Observation #1

This is a simple silk handkerchief with flowers and the letters "E" and "V" embroidered in it. This is meant to help decipher the coded letter.

Hector Letter

Observation #1

What I gather from this letter is Hector saw his upcoming marriage to Viola as just a publicity booster, and Viola's mother was the puppet master.

  • Is this why Viola called the engagement off? Because she was not truly in love with Hector and did not want a sham of a marriage?
  • Is this why Viola was killed? But why so long after the engagement was dissolved?

Julia Letter

Observation #1

Julia explains that despite providing the murder weapon, the police still won't move ahead in the investigation.

Observation #2

It is now time to narrow down the suspects.

Observation #3

We also get our new password for the Cadence folder on the shared desktop.

Ledger

Observation #1

There are obvious ciphered letters throughout this document.

Observation #2

It is a Caesar cipher using the numbers preceding each coded message.

  • The first number indicates which letters in the message are shifted (every single one, every other, every third, etc.).
  • The second number indicates how many letters to shift back in the alphabet.

Observation #3

Once decoded, the message reads:

  • GIFTS
  • LOAN 30% INTEREST
  • EVERYTHING'S GOING TO BE OKAY, NOW THAT YOU'RE COMING BACK.
  • GET IN TOUCH ABOUT LOANS
  • CALL BANK ABOUT MORTGAGE
  • LOAN 30% INTEREST
  • GIFTS
  • OLGA
  • BUYERS? IRA?

Police Report

Observation #1

Despite Olga's suspicions of foul play in Viola's disappearance, she was uncooperative with the officer taking her statement.

Observation #2

She was very elusive as to her whereabouts during the time of the murder.

  • What was she trying to hide?

Observation #3

We gain our basis for our list of suspects from which to eliminate.

  • Olga Gaina
  • George Erikson
  • Evelyn Kittridge
  • Hector Roland
  • Joseph Sampson
  • Ira Adler
  • Ruth Erikson

Observation #4

It appears the case was closed only 8 days after the murder.

Stage Whisper Article

Observation #1

This article highlights the downfall of stage theater compared to new-and-upcoming "picture shows".

Observation #2

It also shows how Evelyn Kittridge received much acclaim when she took over Viola's role during Viola's "rest cure" period.

Observation #1

Nothing special.

Username

Your FIRST INITIAL and LAST NAME

Password

PORTER

CADENCE

Password

LOUVRE

CADENCE

DALENCY → floristreceipt.jpg

Observation #1

This receipt corroborates Joseph's story of his floral trip taking longer than expected.

  • He did not receive his order until 6:00 PM.

CADENCE

DALENCY → boardletter.jpg

Observation #1

This is the letter Julia received about the sale of the theater.

  • You'd think finding a dead body would bring "good" press and attention, but the Board thinks otherwise.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

  • Evelyn Kittridge
  • George Erikson
  • Hector Roland
  • Ira Adler
  • Joseph Sampson
  • Olga Gaina
  • Ruth Erikson

Events So Far

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

  • 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.

Solution #1 → [Subject Line: CLUE] Who is innocent?

Joseph Sampson

Coded Letter

Observation #1

This appears to be a backward (meaning read from right to left) coded cipher.

Observation #2

This letter is written by Viola using an atbash cipher.

Observation #3

Once decoded, the words read:

  • HECTOR
  • WE CAN'T GET MARRIED, HECTOR. I'M CALLING OFF THE ENGAGEMENT.
  • MARRY YOU
  • IN LOVE
  • FALLING IN LOVE
  • LOVE
  • MARRYING
  • INVESTED IN ME
  • MOVING ON TO A GIRL HE CAN ACTUALLY SPEND HIS LIFE WITH
  • FIND LOVE
  • HECTOR
  • ARM IN ARM WITH OUR RESPECTIVE LOVERS
  • HECTOR
  • FALSE ROMANCE
  • YOUR OCCASIONAL SCENE PARTNER AND ETERNAL FRIEND
  • VIOLA
  • MOTHER
  • KEEPING HER TEMPER IN CHECK

Coin Purse

Observation #1

There are 2 documents hidden within the coin purse.

Julia Letter

Observation #1

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

  • ARROW

Observation #2

As well as the subject line for when we eliminate another suspect:

  • ASSASSINS

Poster Proof

Observation #1

On the backside is yet another stage position cipher.

Observation #2

Once decoded, the message reads:

  • "YOU CHECK ON VI? SHE ALL RIGHT?"

Script Notes

Observation #1

Since the "Assistant" lines are highlighted, it is safe to assume these notes belonged to Evelyn.

Observation #2

She and Viola seem to be having an ongoing conversation on these sheets of paper.

  • What is the significance of the "x'd" out letters...?

Observation #3

If Evelyn and Ira were married, why all the secrecy?

  • This must have been before they got married...

Telegram

Observation #1

This is a telegram from Ruth to her husband George.

  • It is dated November 6, 1934, at 9:51 PM.

Theater Keychain

Observation #1

This is a gift from Julia.

Observation #2

Wow, only 55 cents to see a live show.

  • Wow, only 55 cents to see a live show.

Train Ticket

Observation #1

This is hidden in the coin purse.

Observation #2

It is a frequent punch card for train rides between New York and Syracuse belonging to Ruth.

Observation #3

It shows which days she used it.

  • November 6
  • November 15
  • November 25
  • November 28

Observation #4

Ruth wrote some "errands" on the backside, as well as a coded message.

Observation #5

Ruth's note is dated the 6th.

  • Shift each letter in the coded message by 6.

Observation #6

Once decoded, the message reads:

  • "CALL LAWRENCE?"

Train Timetable

Observation #1

This is hidden in the coin purse.

Observation #2

This gives us an idea of which train Ruth took to get to Pennsylvania.

Observation #3

There is only one train to Tannersville.

Observation #4

In order to get to Tannersville by 9:51 (when the telegram was sent), she would have needed to leave Penn Station by 6:20 PM.

  • She was seen at the Cadence Theatre around 5:00 PM that day, so she had to have taken either the 5:20 PM or 6:20 PM train.

Observation #5

She could not have been at the theater, killing Viola, and then been on time for her train.

  • Ruth can be eliminated as a suspect.

Username

Your FIRST INITIAL and LAST NAME

Password

PORTER

CADENCE

Password

ARROW

CADENCE

MOTT → transcriptolgaletter

Observation #1

This is a letter from Viola's mother to Ira warning him to stay away from her daughter and to not cause trouble.

  • Ira must be the man Viola was referring to in her coded letter to Hector.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

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

Events So Far

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.

Solution #1 → [Subject Line: ASSASSINS] Who is innocent?

Ruth Erikson

Blueprint Pieces

Observation #1

These are enclosed in the cigarette case.

Observation #2

Joe and his stage ciphers...

Observation #3

Once assembled, the key is in the bottom-right corner while the message is at the top.

Observation #4

Once deciphered, the message reads:

  • "SOME HIDING PLACES FOR THE SENTINEL."

Cigarette Case

Observation #1

The case holds the cut-up blueprint pieces.

Interlude NYC Article

Observation #1

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

Julia Letter

Observation #1

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

  • COOLIDGE

Observation #2

As well as the subject line for when we eliminate another suspect:

  • WICKED

Magazine Article

Observation #1

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

Police Report

Observation #1

This document confirms a few more details about Ruth Erikson's whereabouts the night of Viola's murder.

Observation #2

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.

Observation #3

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

Observation #1

This letter is from Hector to Olga.

Observation #2

He attempted to return her ring to her after the engagement was called off.

Observation #3

He also tries to convince Olga to let up on Viola and be more of a mother than an overbearing manager, of sorts.

Observation #4

But why was the letter returned?

Ring

Observation #1

This is enclosed with the returned letter in the sealed envelope.

Observation #2

"1903" is engraved inside the ring.

Observation #3

It was Viola's engagement ring and originally belonged to Olga.

Song Lyrics

Observation #1

The song titles are hints as to how to solve the hidden messages within the lyrics.

Observation #2

"Odd Endings" refers to reading the last letter of every other (odd) line.

Observation #3

Once deciphered, the message reads:

  • "STAY AWAY"

Observation #4

"My First and Last" refers to the first and last letter of every line.

Observation #5

Once deciphered, the message reads:

  • "EVELYN WILL YOU MARRY ME"

Observation #6

These songs were written by Ira.

Username

Your FIRST INITIAL and LAST NAME

Password

PORTER

CADENCE

Password

COOLIDGE

CADENCE

CHILES → boardletter2.jpg

Observation #1

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...

CADENCE

CHILES → newspaperphoto.jpg

Observation #1

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.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

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

Events So Far

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.

Solution #1 → [Subject Line: WICKED] Who is innocent?

Hector Roland

Accessory

Observation #1

This is a lace glove, beige in color.

  • Did it belong to a child?! I can't even fit it on my hand or halfway down my thumb!

Birthday Ribbon

Observation #1

This button was for Viola's baby boy.

Divorce Papers

Observation #1

Ruth filed for divorce from George because of his running around on her.

  • Good for her!

Doctor's Reports

Observation #1

Viola was preggers?!

Observation #2

It appears that Ira knocked Viola up and then decided to dump her after learning she was carrying his child. She then went on her "rest cure" to cover up the pregnancy from others.

Observation #3

Hector was aware of the pregnancy since he had contacted the doctor and it was recommended he hire a caregiver for Viola during her pregnancy.

Hector Note

Observation #1

This is a letter from Hector to Ira.

Observation #2

The message at the bottom is a book cipher.

  • The first number relates to the line.
  • The second number relates to the word in the line.
  • The third number relates to the letter in that word.

Observation #3

Once decoded, the message at the bottom reads:

  • "DR. CALLED. BABY BORN. DO YOU WANT TO VISIT? HAVE YOU TOLD E?"

Observation #4

This letter confirms that Ira was the father of Viola's baby.

Hotel Records

Observation #1

A.R. Lairde is an acronym for Ira Adler.

Observation #2

When he placed the phone call from the theater to the Excelsior Hotel, he pushed back his reservation and ordered an extravagant drink.

  • The call was lasted from 4:54 PM to 6:15 PM, spanning the time of Viola's murder.
  • This means he could not have killed her, as he was on the phone with the hotel.

Julia Letter

Observation #1

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

  • WALDORF

Observation #2

As well as the subject line for when we eliminate another suspect:

  • DOUBT

Memorial Article

Observation #1

So, despite Evelyn's ill attitude at the time of Viola's "disappearance", she feigned grief and adoration simply because she made it big due to the murder.

  • She definitely had ulterior motives.

Notebook Pages

Observation #1

This is a "book cipher" of sorts. The top number is the number to shift backward by, while the bottom number is the number of letters in the code that need to be shifted.

  • For example, the first one is 8/3. Every 3rd letter will be shifted back in the alphabet by 8.

Observation #2

Once decoded, the messages read:

  • THE BETUCIAS (callback to the 1934 Premium Experience)
  • CHICAGO OVERCOATS ("Chicago Overcoat" is a Prohibition-era slang term meaning "coffin" or cement shoes.)
  • SOLD THE THEATER
  • MY WIFE
  • BETUCIAS
  • CADENCE

Observation #3

This is a letter from George to his mistress before selling the theater to Ira.

  • With whom was he cheating on Ruth?

PI Report

Observation #1

The "Sir and Madam" this report is addressed to are George and Olga.

  • This can be deduced from the ledger in Episode 2 (PI fees - $4.15/hour - Cover for Olga?)

Observation #2

Why would George and Olga be having Viola followed?

Theater Sale Contract

Observation #1

This documents the sale of the Cadence Theater from George to Ira and Evelyn.

  • The sale took place in 1935.
  • Was this the "responsibility" Hector was referring to in his letter to Ira in Episode 1?

Username

Your FIRST INITIAL and LAST NAME

Password

PORTER

CADENCE

Password

WALDORF

CADENCE

CONEY → jewelryappraisal.jpg

Observation #1

At the bottom, Viola wrote an encoded message.

Observation #2

It is an Atbash cipher.

Observation #3

Once decoded, the message reads:

  • "I ASKED MR. GERMOND ABOUT DISCREET, TEMPORARY STORAGE. HE RECOMMENDED A PALADIN BRAND LOCKBOX."

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

  • Evelyn Kittridge
  • George Erikson
  • H̶e̶c̶t̶o̶r̶ ̶R̶o̶l̶a̶n̶d̶
  • Ira Adler
  • J̶o̶s̶e̶p̶h̶ ̶S̶a̶m̶p̶s̶o̶n̶
  • Olga Gaina
  • R̶u̶t̶h̶ ̶E̶r̶i̶k̶s̶o̶n̶

Events So Far

Before 4:54 PM

  • Preliminary rehearsal for You Can Leave It Right Here was held. Rehearsal broke for George Erikson to talk to his wife, Ruth Erikson.

Before 5:00 PM

  • 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.

5:20 PM

  • Ruth Erikson boarded a train at Penn Station to Tannersville.

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.

7:00 PM

  • Ira Adler received his "special" drink at the Excelsior Hotel.

9:51 PM

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

Solution #1 → [Subject Line: DOUBT] Who is innocent?

Ira Adler

Appraisal Note

Observation #1

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 #1

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

Username

Your FIRST INITIAL and LAST NAME

Password

PORTER

CADENCE

Password

BERLIN

CADENCE

JAMAICAobituary.jpg

Observation #1

This is an obituary of Ruth Erikson.

CADENCE

arrestrecords.jpg

Observation #1

*Betucia is a callback to the premium case "1934".

Observation #2

Arrest #14593 is for Olga. This gives her an alibi for the time of 5:40 pm, which means she could not have killed Viola.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

  • Evelyn Kittridge
  • George Erikson
  • H̶e̶c̶t̶o̶r̶ ̶R̶o̶l̶a̶n̶d̶
  • I̶r̶a̶ ̶A̶d̶l̶e̶r̶
  • J̶o̶s̶e̶p̶h̶ ̶S̶a̶m̶p̶s̶o̶n̶
  • Olga Gaina
  • R̶u̶t̶h̶ ̶E̶r̶i̶k̶s̶o̶n̶

Events So Far

Before 4:54 PM

  • Preliminary rehearsal for You Can Leave It Right Here was held. Rehearsal broke for George Erikson to talk to his wife, Ruth Erikson.

4:54 PM - 6:15 PM

  • 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.

5:20 PM

  • Ruth Erikson boarded a train at Penn Station to Tannersville.

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.

5:40 PM

  • Police arrived to deal with Olga Gaina outside the theater.

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.
  • Olga Gaina was booked at the police station.

6:08 PM

  • Evelyn Kittridge arrived at her destination.

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.

7:00 PM

  • Ira Adler received his "special" drink at the Excelsior Hotel.

9:51 PM

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

Solution #1 → [Subject Line: PROOF] Where is the missing jewelry?

Grace Note

Solution #2 → [Subject Line: PROOF] Who killed Viola Vane?

George Erikson