Lᴇᴛᴛᴇʀ ғʀᴏᴍ Fᴇʟɪx

  • Ex litteris means "after receiving the".
  • Felix has personally assigned our Friend this time, Mr. Flowers.
  • Instead of just communicating with a lonely soul, we are outright expected to detect what our Friend has done.
  • Felix suggests looking into the archives located on the LFoA website.
  • We have a deadline of 6 months to figure out what Mr. Flowers has done to harm LFoA.

Lᴇᴛᴛᴇʀ ғʀᴏᴍ Fʀɪᴇɴᴅ

  • 2 keys on the typewriter are apparently broken: J and Z.
  • In this letter, Jasper reveals that he was abandoned at the age of 3 and entered into the foster system.
  • Jasper reveals how he met Sylvia, his other pen pal, and was introduced to horology.

    • Horology is the study and measurement of time; the art of making clocks and watches.
    • Did Jasper make the accompanying pocket watch?
  • Jasper claims learning horology was the "final piece of [his] puzzle"...

    • Is he referring to himself as a puzzle, some pieces being the knowledge he gained from Manny, the final being what he learned from Sylvia?
    • What do the "pieces" add up to?
  • According to this letter, Jasper uses Sylvia as his eyes and ears to the outside world and wishes us to become acquainted with her as well. Not unlike with us, Jasper and Sylvia's communication is one-sided. He is unable to write to her.

    • Why is this?
  • Why does Jasper feel he can share things with us yet not with Sylvia if he was allowed to write to her?

  • The times at the bottom of this letter are a clock cipher.

  • Starting with A, each letter of the alphabet with the exception of J and Z is a quarter of an hour, starting with 12:00.

    • So, A = 12:00, B = 12:15, etc.
  • Decoded, the message reads:

    • "I TOOK MANNY APART LIKE HUMPTY DUMPTY, BUT NEXT TIME I WILL FIND A WAY TO BEST THE KING'S MEN."
  • Why on earth did he kill his mentor? Note that he calls it "retirement" earlier in his letter.

  • Is this what he feels he can't tell Sylvia?

  • How many more people was he able to kill before finally being caught?

  • Was he caught for this killing since he said next time he'd best the king's men? The king's men couldn't put Humpty Dumpty back together again, but the cops must have been able to put Manny back together.

Lᴇᴛᴛᴇʀ ғʀᴏᴍ Sʏʟᴠɪᴀ

  • There are letter/number combinations hidden within the border.
  • The postscript of this letter is the key to cracking the code hidden within the border.

    • G's start at A and shift the appropriate number forward. S's start at Z and shift the appropriate number back.
    • The code begins with G8, the 12:00 position of the letter.
  • Decoded, the message reads:

    • "HANG IN THERE JUST A LITTLE LONGER."
  • Does Sylvia plan to somehow break Jasper out of the institution?

Lɪsᴛᴇɴɪɴɢ Fʀɪᴇɴᴅs ᴏғ Aᴍᴇʀɪᴄᴀ Lᴇᴛᴛᴇʀ

  • Meg Gibson is our inspector and apparently the person who now writes our LFoA letters.
  • In this letter, Meg provides instructions on how to access her inspector notes of our Friend's package contents.
  • Meg introduces herself and gives a little background.
  • She states she likes to hike up to "M".

    • What is "M"? Could it be Madison Range?
  • A "summit" is a point on a surface that is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. The highest peak in the Madison Range is also the highest peak in Montana outside the Beartooth Range.

  • In Meg's inspector notes, she seems to have a very different take on Jasper Flowers than what Felix expresses in his letter.

Nᴇᴡsᴘᴀᴘᴇʀ Cʟɪᴘᴘɪɴɢ

  • This article is about a body found in a museum, dismembered and "taken apart" in the same manner as Jasper's other victim.

Pᴀᴛɪᴇɴᴛ Fɪʟᴇ

  • Residential Intake → First Impressions

    • The patient file reveals that Jasper has difficulty displaying empathy.
    • Jasper also seems to suffer from having "out of body" experiences.
    • Jasper is checked as having a "bizarre" behavior.

      • He speaks using more words than are necessary to convey an idea or thought.
    • Jasper is noted as having poor judgment.

    • According to the "Capacity" section of the "Identification Information" section, Jasper has someone on the outside who can make personal care and financial decisions for him.

      • Is this person Sylvia?
    • According to the "Reasons for Admission" section of the "Intake and Initial History" section, Jasper was deemed as a threat or danger to others.

    • Jasper was admitted to the Bozeman facility on 2/15/2004.

    • Jasper pleaded insanity at trial. He was found guilty.

      • What crime did he commit?
      • He seems to be sound of mind, despite pleading insanity.
  • First LFoA Memo → Clark Love to Warren Jones

    • It was discovered by a staff member that Jasper is quite the handyman, thanks to Manny's mechanical training in his teens.
    • Jasper was thought to be put to work fixing things due to his determination to complete what he starts.
  • Second LFoA Memo → Dr. Willa Cortes to Warren Jones

    • The lyrics Jasper was witnessed singing, "You went away and left me 'cause you thought you could hurt me but I got news for you", is from the song "Everything's the Same (ain't Nothing Changed)" by Billy Swan.

      • Could this song have to do with his parents abandoning him? Saying it had no effect on his lifestyle?

Pᴏᴄᴋᴇᴛ Wᴀᴛᴄʜ

  • This is a gift from Jasper.

    • Did he make it himself?

Tʜᴀᴜᴍᴀᴛʀᴏᴘᴇ

  • According to Jasper's accompanying letter, he gave us the thaumatrope as an idea that a person's situational outlook all depends on one's perspective.

    • Even though we and Jasper are in different locations, we are as one in this circumstance.
  • The word "TEETH" is printed on the circles.

    • "TEETH" is the title of one of the sections on the hidden LFoA website page that Felix gave us access to. However, it is password-protected.

Vᴀᴜʟᴛ Pʀɪɴᴛ

  • This print is "Pole Vault" by Thomas Eakins.
  • The original print does not have the word "Vault" on it.
  • Inspector Notes Database

    • File: MG129M
    • Password: MG129M4ES
    • Inspector: Meghan Gibson

      • LFoA Welcome Letter: My brief introduction, a welcome and other pleasantries. There is not much else to talk about this item.
      • Patient Letter: Jasper seems to be missing some keys from his typewriter. I am sure he can figure out how to fix that.
      • Thaumatrope: I had to research what this was. They used to be very popular with kids in the 19th century. Typically you would see a bird on one side and a cage on the other. Spinning them together put the bird in the cage. I like the one Jasper made better, because I prefer watching birds outdoors, out of cages.
      • Letter from an Outside Friend (Sylvia): I do not see anything wrong with this letter. It passed the incoming articles inspection. It is interesting that Jasper gets to have letters from outside of the Listening program, but I guess it makes sense because he has always been on his best behavior. And Sylvia seems great! I love the border on her stationary, such detail!
      • Picture of Pole Vaulter: I love Thomas Eakins, and this is a great example of his work. Such a small reproduction of the original makes it seem so different.
      • Pocket Watch: This is another reason why Jasper is such a good friend. He is so generous, to give someone he barely knows a watch from his personal collection. He projects so much meaning onto each of his things, especially his time pieces.
  • Archives

    • Click on the small circle icon in the bottom-right corner to open a hidden list of archives.
    • Archive: TEETH
    • Password: Vault
    • Hidden Words

      • Bozeman
      • Manny
      • Begin
    • Does this mean that Manny was just the beginning and Bozeman will become Jasper's masterpiece?

Gʀᴀssʜᴏᴘᴘᴇʀ Pʀɪɴᴛ

  • This is the key to decoding the answer to Jasper's riddle in his letter.
  • Use a radian circle to discover the correct letters.

    See Figure 1

Jᴇᴡᴇʟʀʏ Bᴏx

  • It is empty.
  • It is noted in the inspector notes about the shiny finish being almost like a mirror.

    • The jewelry box can be used to read the scanned journal page.

Lᴇᴛᴛᴇʀ ғʀᴏᴍ Jᴀsᴘᴇʀ

  • The puzzle at the bottom of the letter can be solved using the accompanying grasshopper print and a radian circle.
  • Once deciphered, the answer to the riddle reads:

    • HANDS
  • "HANDS" is the password for one of the hidden archives on the Listening Friends of America website.

Lᴇᴛᴛᴇʀ ғʀᴏᴍ Sʏʟᴠɪᴀ

  • Sylvia hopes Jasper is released soon, as if he has not committed a heinous crime that caused him to be locked up.
  • There is a hidden code in the bottom-right corner of this letter.

    • Sylvia references "rail fence" in the letter, which is the name of the cipher used to decode this message.
  • Once decoded, the message reads:

    • "I'VE FOUND A WAY"
  • As noted in the inspector notes, the letter was not damaged during the incoming process. This means any messages on Sylvia's letters are from Jasper, not Sylvia.

    • Does this mean Jasper has found a way to break out?

Lɪsᴛᴇɴɪɴɢ Fʀɪᴇɴᴅs ᴏғ Aᴍᴇʀɪᴄᴀ Lᴇᴛᴛᴇʀ

  • Why does Meg feel the need to insist we're not in danger?

    • Does she know something she's not letting on?

Mᴇᴍᴏ ғʀᴏᴍ Sʜᴇʀɪғғ

  • According to this memo, Dr. Cortes gave the sheriff a full tour of the grounds.
  • In the accompanying note from Felix, it is revealed that Dr. Cortes does not have full access and would be unable to do this. Also, Dr. Cortes is not very talkative.

    • Did Dr. Cortes lead the sheriff on a faux "full tour" and appear amiable in order to steer the sheriff away from Felix's concerns?
    • If so, why would she do so?

Nᴏᴛᴇ ғʀᴏᴍ Fᴇʟɪx

  • Felix seems suspicious of Dr. Cortes and wonders how she gave the sheriff a "full tour" of the compound.

    • Dr. Cortes does not have the ability to do so due to limited access.

Pʜᴏᴛᴏ ᴏғ Dᴇsᴋ

  • This is a photo of Meg's desk at work, as revealed in her inspector notes.

Sᴄᴀɴɴᴇᴅ Jᴏᴜʀɴᴀʟ Pᴀɢᴇ

  • Why is everything written backward?
  • This is a page from Jasper's journal according to the inspector notes.
  • The writing can be read by holding the page either in front of the jewelry box or a full-sized mirror.

    • The horseman sketch tells us which hidden archive on the Listening Friends of America website can be accessed this episode.
  • Inspector Notes Database

    • File: MG405K
    • Password: MG405K2BS
    • Inspector: Meghan Gibson

      • LFoA Letter: A letter explaining that our new initiative is not the result of anything worth concern. I tried to be lever with an analogy of photography.
      • Patient Letter: It looks like Jasper is attempting humor, which is a good thing, but his punchline reminds me of geometry or trig class.
      • Picture of My Desk: I thought that our listening friend would appreciate learning a little bit more about me and how I work.
      • Letter from an Outside Friend (Sylvia): Again, it appears that everything is fine with this letter. Except that it has gotten damaged somehow. But I do not think it was like that when it came through IA inspection. Sylvia does like to go on about horses. What is the difference, I mean besides the obvious, between a stallion and a horseshoe?
      • Metal Box: What a shiny finish. It is almost like a mirror. I suppose this is another trinket from Sylvia that he is unloading.
      • Grasshopper Print: I like this print. A grasshopper, letters, and a circle are all connected in some way. I suppose Jasper made this in the old craft room.
      • Page from Sketchbook: Jasper is such a talented artist. His journal looks like a page out of a notebook of Leonardo Da Vinci.
  • Archives

    • Click on the small circle icon in the bottom-right corner to open a hidden list of archives.
    • Archive: Horseman
    • Password: HANDS
    • Hidden Words

      • Olympia
      • Mirror
      • Cronus

Kɴᴏᴛs ᴛᴏ Kɴᴏᴡ Pʀɪɴᴛ

  • Jasper sent this to us to help us understand one of his hobbies.
  • It is also used along with his accompanying letter to decode a password to a hidden archive on the Listening Friends of America website.

Lᴇᴛᴛᴇʀ ғʀᴏᴍ Jᴀsᴘᴇʀ

  • Why does Meg say she can understand Jasper's animosity toward authority figures? What would make her feel this way?
  • Throughout the letter, Jasper lists random times. These are used along with the "Knots to Know" print that he sent us.
  • The second number in each "time" is the number of a knot. The first number in each "time" is the number by which to shift the first letter of the knot's title.
  • Solution

    • Four Past Two: Bowline ⇒ 2 (B) + 4 = F
    • Five of Ten: Fisherman's knot ⇒ 10 (F) - 5 = A
    • One on the Dot: Clove hitch ⇒ 1 (C) +/- 0 = C
    • Two Past One: Clove hitch ⇒ 1 (C) + 2 = E
    • Twelve Past Seven: Harness hitch ⇒ 7 (H) + 12 = T
  • "FACET" is the password for the hidden archive "Woven" on the Listening Friends of America website.

  • Is this gibberish in the archives ever going to make sense!?

Lᴇᴛᴛᴇʀ ғʀᴏᴍ Sʜᴇʀɪғғ

  • The sheriff discovered a body near the facility.
  • He also found a staff calendar, which looked odd to him.

Lᴇᴛᴛᴇʀ ғʀᴏᴍ Sʏʟᴠɪᴀ

  • If the facility is IN Bozeman, how come it took Sylvia an hour to get TO the facility FROM Bozeman?
  • There are odd symbols spread throughout this letter. Sylvia references Babylon. These symbols are part of their ancient language called cuneiform.
  • Using cuneiform to decode the symbols, a message is revealed:

    • "WAIT BY CRAFTS RM WINDW".
    • What does she have planned?

Lɪsᴛᴇɴɪɴɢ Fʀɪᴇɴᴅs ᴏғ Aᴍᴇʀɪᴄᴀ Lᴇᴛᴛᴇʀ

  • Why does Meg want so badly for Jasper to "stay in the program"?

    • What is he up to inside that would jeopardize his eligibility?
  • Meg now wants us to recommend the Listening program to others. Why?

  • Again, Meg insists that everything in the program is running smoothly.

    • Why is she so adamant about that? What does she really know?

Nᴏᴛᴇ ғʀᴏᴍ Fᴇʟɪx

  • In this note, Felix ascertains that his previous suspicions of Dr. Cortes were correct.
  • He implores us to continue delving into the hidden archives on the Listening Friends of America website.

Pᴀʀᴀᴄᴏʀᴅ

  • As indicated by the inspector notes, this piece is intended for use in practicing knot-tying.

Pʜᴏᴛᴏ ᴏғ Cᴏʀᴘsᴇ

  • The body is indistinguishable as to the gender.

    • The head appears to be covered with a plastic bag of some sort.
    • Possible cause of death: asphyxiation.
  • It is lying prone (face down), appearing to be stripped of any clothing.

    • There are multiple lacerations covering the entire backside of the body.
    • Only the torso is covered with leaves.
    • Why not the entire span? Because it was a "challenge" as the sheriff speculated?
  • Could this be the corpse of the real Dr. Cortes? Is Jasper impersonating the real Dr. Cortes for the sheriff's visits?

    • Otherwise, if patients cannot take visitors, how else does Jasper know of the sheriff's mannerisms and appearance as mentioned in his accompanying letter?

Sʜᴇʀɪғғ's Sᴜᴘᴘʟᴇᴍᴇɴᴛᴀʟ Rᴇᴘᴏʀᴛ

  • According to this letter, not a single patient has visitation rights.
  • This report supports that Clark is the groundskeeper.

    • Clark returned from vacation on the staff calendar.
  • According to this report, Dr. Cortes lives onsite and has 24/7 access to the facility.

  • The sheriff is the one who provided us with the staff calendar, as he thought it had some importance.

  • Poème Symphonique is a 1962 composition by György Ligeti for one hundred mechanical metronomes. It was written during his brief acquaintance with the Fluxus movement.

    • This fits in with Jasper's obsession with time.
    • *I despise metronomes!!! 😒

Sᴛᴀғғ Cᴀʟᴇɴᴅᴀʀ

  • The handwriting for Cortes's shifts and "Cleaning Day" are the same.

    • Given that it appears employees write the entries themselves, is Cortes in charge of the cleaning assignments?
    • What type of cleaning...?
  • It is supported by the sheriff's accompanying supplemental report that Clark is the groundskeeper for the Bozeman facility.

  • What does Meg mean by "backup"?

Sᴛᴀʟʟɪᴏɴ Nᴇᴄᴋʟᴀᴄᴇ

  • This is a golden pendant on a long chain.

    • It coincides with the equestrian theme of this season.
  • Inspector Notes Database

    • File: MG131H
    • Password: MG131H9D2
    • Inspector: Meghan Gibson

      • *Note the changes in the form layout and overall tone.

      • LFoA Welcome Letter: Another letter from yours truly. I hope that I do not come across too strongly. I really want this listening friend to stay in the program.

      • Patient Letter: It looks like Jasper is getting caught up in the time, but it is in such a specific way. It almost feels like he is outside of time. And I can tell he does not trust the motives of certain authority figures. I can understand that.

      • Paracord: Something with which to practice tying knots. Smooth and strong.

      • Letter from an Outside Friend (Sylvia): I am not sure I am following these letters from Sylvia correctly. What did the first one say? What about the second?

      • Picture of Various Knots: What a lovely print. It is so interesting how each numbered figure diagrams so closely which way to go with a rope. What would Jasper use these knots for?

      • Horse Trinket: I see. The wild horse. But what if a horse prefers the stable?

  • Archives

    • Click on the small circle icon in the bottom-right corner to open a hidden list of archives.
    • Archive: Woven
    • Password: FACET
    • Hidden Words

      • Garden
      • Balance
      • WinstonSalem

Aɴᴀᴛᴏᴍʏ Pᴀᴘᴇʀ Dᴏʟʟ

  • There are 4 images of a male human body, skinned.

    • Front
    • Back
    • Some tissue removed
    • Even more tissue (and internal organs) removed
  • Correctly arrange the accompanying organs within the empty body cavity of the anatomy doll.

    • liver
    • stomach
    • small intestine
    • large intestine
  • Jasper hints at acronyms in his accompanying letter. An acronym is the first letter of multiple words. The acronym we want here is from the organs:

    • Liver
    • Stomach
    • Small Intestine
    • Large Intestine
  • "LSSILI" is the password to an archive on the Listening Friends of America website.

Gᴇᴀʀ

  • This is a wooden gear made by Jasper.
  • It is used for a puzzle in conjunction with the ID badge and Meg's to-do list.

ID Bᴀᴅɢᴇ

  • This ID badge belongs to Clark Love. There is a spot of blood on it.
  • The badge is used in conjunction with the gear and to-do list to solve a puzzle.
  • Put the gear on top of the blood spot. It will act as a compass with the top peg pointing north.
  • The to-do list has locations which can be used to figure out which direction to go from the gear to find a letter.

    • The direction will be going away from Bozeman, Montana.
    • For example, Waterton Lakes is north of Bozeman, which leads to the letter "N" in "Name".
  • The locations are:

    • Waterton Lakes → N
    • Teddy Roosevelt → A
    • Payette → I
    • Yellowstone → L
  • Once decoded, the message is:

    • NAIL

Lᴇᴛᴛᴇʀ ғʀᴏᴍ Jᴀsᴘᴇʀ

  • In this letter, Jasper speaks of acronyms.

    • This hints toward the puzzle of the anatomy paper doll.

Lᴇᴛᴛᴇʀ ғʀᴏᴍ Sʜᴇʀɪғғ

  • It appears that Felix has decided to ignore the sheriff's discovery of the corpse. The sheriff plans to move forward without Felix due to lack of response.
  • The sheriff suspects that the corpse is that of the groundskeeper, Clark Love.

    • This theory could be supported by the accompanying bloodied ID badge proving to be that of Clark Love.
    • The sheriff also mentions the state of upkeep of hedges and the grounds compared to Clark's return date from vacation.

Lᴇᴛᴛᴇʀ ғʀᴏᴍ Sʏʟᴠɪᴀ

  • The letter was cut into strips and then taped together. There are words written at the top and bottom of the letter. These words can be pieced together by cutting and rearranging (or using your imagination) the strips to reveal a message from Sylvia to Jasper.
  • The message reads:

    • "I will come exactly one month from now. Two thirty in the morning. My next letter will tell you where to go."

Lɪsᴛᴇɴɪɴɢ Fʀɪᴇɴᴅs ᴏғ Aᴍᴇʀɪᴄᴀ Lᴇᴛᴛᴇʀ

  • Why does Meg consider this a "welcome" letter?

    • We are already 4 months in with Jasper Flowers.
  • This letter is very short. Meg, again, persists that everything is copacetic.

  • In this letter, Meg reveals that she plans to go on vacation soon.

    • Is this vacation voluntary?

Nᴏᴛᴇ ғʀᴏᴍ Fᴇʟɪx

  • In this note, Felix reveals that he has withheld information from the sheriff.

    • What did Felix not want the sheriff knowing?
    • Why bring the sheriff in if to not give him full disclosure?
  • Taceo humani = I say nothing of the human.

Pᴀᴘᴇʀ Oʀɢᴀɴs

  • The included organs - small intestine, stomach, liver, large intestine - must be placed correctly into the accompanying anatomy paper doll.

Tʀᴀᴠᴇʟ Tᴏ-Dᴏ Lɪsᴛ

  • What does Meg mean by "DSCR"?

    • It can't be a "debt-service coverage ratio"...
  • Why does Meg need a new ID badge?

    • Is the new badge actually for her?
  • This is a very odd list. There must be a puzzle within it, but what?

  • The "to-do" list is actually instructions on how to use two items together: ID badge and piece of time (gear).

    • What is Meg's game? How is she involved?
  • Inspector Notes Database

    • File: MG132Y
    • Password: MG132Y3T8
    • Inspector: Meghan Gibson

      • LFoA Welcome Letter: My letter. I really cannot wait to go on vacation. Some day I will do it. I know every direction I want to go.
      • Patient Letter: Jasper's letter. He goes right over my head with some of the things he talks about. But I bet he finds it difficult to express himself to most people. What if someone could just understand him?
      • Wooden Gear: A very precisely made gear. I can tell that Jasper took his time to make sure the dimensions are exact. Are there any clocks that use wooden gears?
      • Letter from an Outside Friend (Sylvia): Another letter from Jasper's friend, but it looks like this one got shredded at some point. Not by a machine, but by hand. Like someone cut it up and put it back together.
      • LFoA ID Badge: Clark really should take better care of his identification badge. He needs it to get the keys to the garden shed.
      • Anatomical Folding Man: This little man is a little funny looking. He seems surprised!
        Paper Organs: I would help the little man put his organs back inside, but I do not know the correct order to put them in so they look right. Besides, I do not think that is for me to do.
      • To-Do List: So many things to do before I go. So many things.
  • Archives

    • Click on the small circle icon in the bottom-right corner to open a hidden list of archives.
    • Archive: Nail
    • Password: LSSILI
    • Hidden Words

      • Sioux Falls
      • Heartbeat
      • Synchronization

Cᴀssᴇᴛᴛᴇ Tᴀᴘᴇ Cᴀsᴇ

  • There is a drawing of a fox and a rabbit on the insert, both dead with a knife plunged into some part of them.

    • Could this have belonged to Manny?
    • The dead animal drawings tie in with his little taxidermy hobby.
    • Manny's obituary states he had a "large collection of jazz cassette tapes".
  • In his letter, Jasper states that Manny was a fan of Monk. All but one of these songs was performed by Thelonious Monk.

  • The only song not performed by Thelonious Monk, but performed by Dizzy Gillespie, is "Manteca".

    • "Manteca" is the password for the hidden archive we can access on the Listening Friends of America website.

Cʟᴏᴄᴋ Fᴀᴄᴇ Pʀɪɴᴛ

  • There is a "radian circle" puzzle (similar to that in Episode 2) in the clock hands.

    • The print is very small and is intended to be read using the jeweler's loupe.
  • Using the grasshopper print from Episode 2, find the corresponding letters using the "radians".

  • After decoding what letters each time equals, list the times in chronological order, earliest to latest.

  • The outcome of the decoded message reveals:

    • "AM I THE CURE OR AM I THE DISEASE"
  • "Disease" is the title of the hidden archive we can access this episode on the Listening Friends of America website.

Jᴇᴡᴇʟᴇʀ's Lᴏᴜᴘᴇ

  • The loupe was a "parting gift" to Jasper from Sylvia.
  • The loupe can be used on two accompanying items.

    • It can be used to read the small print on the clock face print.
    • It can also be used on the logo of the sheriff's letter.

Lᴇᴛᴛᴇʀ ғʀᴏᴍ Jᴀsᴘᴇʀ

  • Wow, Manny was a monster. If what Jasper says about him is true, Manny deserved what he got.
  • Jasper mentions Jazz artists Dizzy [Gillespie] and [Thelonious] Monk.
  • Did Jasper choose to become mute after he was locked up?

    • He says "our friendship" is the only communication he's had with a living person in quite some time.
  • Did Sylvia's letters arrive in the past and are not presently being sent to him?

    • He says he wishes he heard something from her again.

Lᴇᴛᴛᴇʀ ғʀᴏᴍ Sʜᴇʀɪғғ

  • Why does the sheriff bring up Pestilence?
  • If the jeweler's loupe is used to study the logo on this letter (in the top-left corner), two differences can be noticed when compared to the logo on previous letters from the sheriff.

    • There is a downward arrow in the wheel of the carriage. This represents the poison arrows Pestilence carried around for his bow.
    • The horse's mane is white compared to black in the previous logos. This represents the white horse Pestilence rode.

    See Figure 2

Lᴇᴛᴛᴇʀ ғʀᴏᴍ Sʏʟᴠɪᴀ

  • Sylvia finally found out the truth about Jasper, and she was appalled.
  • Who was the man from LFoA?

    • Was it Felix?
  • Why did Jasper kill the museum guard?

    • Did the guard somehow wrong Jasper, or was he an abhorrent person, as was Manny?
  • In this letter, Sylvia reveals she gave Jasper the jeweler's loupe.

  • Sylvia reveals she is leaving town and places the correspondences between her and Jasper at a time shortly before he joined the pen pal program.

Lɪsᴛᴇɴɪɴɢ Fʀɪᴇɴᴅs ᴏғ Aᴍᴇʀɪᴄᴀ Lᴇᴛᴛᴇʀ

  • Why does Meg go from referring to herself in the first person to the third person in her inspector notes of this letter?
  • In this letter, Meg says she finished the LFoA Bozeman directory and promises we will receive it in our next package.

    • Why does she feel we would need a directory?
  • Why does Meg keep referring to fidelity, copies, and originals?

Nᴇᴡsᴘᴀᴘᴇʀ Aʀᴛɪᴄʟᴇ

  • Just WHAT?! on Meg's inspector notes of this item...

    • Why no punctuation?
    • What bench?
  • This article reveals that the body in the first newspaper article (from Episode 1) was the museum guard.

    • How did a murder at a museum lead to the residence of a pawn shop owner? If the case ran cold, would they really just go knocking door to door, looking for suspects?
  • If Manny was so "popular" at his shop and had been missing for a couple of weeks, why had no one reported him missing?

  • The property owner had still received rent, despite Manny being dead before the payment.

    • This means Jasper was smart enough to keep up appearances and not raise immediate suspicions of Manny's "disappearance".
    • He wanted to take his time with Manny's corpse.
  • The property owner revealed that Jasper was Manny's roommate at the time of Manny's murder.

  • How was there enough evidence to convict Jasper of Manny's murder but not the guard's if the MO was the exact same?

    • Was Jasper locked up just for being the prime suspect and being Manny's roommate (having access to the victim)?
    • Did Jasper confess to one or both murders?

Nᴏᴛᴇ ғʀᴏᴍ Fᴇʟɪx

  • Felix comments on the sheriff's change of course.
  • He mentions our mutual friend down at the archives.

    • Who is this person?
    • Is it Will F. (Will Fox - 1973 premium case)?
  • Felix still believes Jasper will slip up and make a mistake.

    • We only have one month left for that to happen!
  • Why does Felix refer to it as a "Family" in Bozeman?

Oʙɪᴛᴜᴀʀʏ

  • The obituary says Manny "passed away".

    • HA!
  • The obituary corroborates Jasper's statement of Manny practicing taxidermy.

  • They put such a HAPPY spin on this creep! Actually trying to paint him as a decent human being. Piece of filth.

  • Inspector Notes Database

    • File: MG128F
    • Password: MG128FN7A
    • Inspector: Meghan Gibson

      • LFoA Welcome Letter: My letter. My letter, about her upcoming vacation. Almost there!
      • Patient Letter: Letter from Jasper. He is really starting to sound like a genius, is he not? Jasper Jasper
      • Cassette Case: Do they even make these any more? I cannot believe Jasper has eld on to this for all these years. This must have belonged to Manny. I wonder what makes these songs significant?
      • Letter from an Outside Friend (Sylvia): How sad that Sylvia decided to leave town. This must have been just before Jasper got assigned his new Listening Friend.
      • Obituary: Poor Manny. From what I understand, he probably deserved it. Poor Jasper.
      • News Article: They finally found the killer it was Jasper oh no that poor bench
      • Loupe: A loupe of a jeweler, useful for seeing the detail of very small things. I suppose this was something Jasper has kept from his days at Carte du Monde.
      • Clock Face Print: What a crafty and artistic person Jasper is. So much detail, so precise. I wonder if he did this by hand?
  • Archives

    • Click on the small circle icon in the bottom-right corner to open a hidden list of archives.
    • Archive: Disease
    • Password: Manteca
    • Hidden Words

      • Ft. Worth
      • Passenger
      • Reassembly

Cʀɪᴄᴋᴇᴛ Tᴏʏ

  • The toy has some kind of panel clipped to its back.

    • It is connected by wires to some kind of "battery" inside the cricket's body.

Eᴍᴘʟᴏʏᴇᴇ Dɪʀᴇᴄᴛᴏʀʏ

  • As promised, "Meg" has delivered to us the Bozeman employee directory.
  • Upon initial inspection (just flipping through while inventorying), EGAD!!

    • *I got chills and goosebumps all the way to the top of my head when I accidentally spied the employee profiles section... I had a hard time breathing and had to take a small break to calm down... while my coworker sat and watched me freak out.
  • The disclaimer in the introduction states that all employee photos are current.

  • Why are the woman's eyes black-boxed on the "Personal Safety on Campus" page?

  • It appears as if Jasper got a hold of an official directory and taped in photos of his "trophies".

  • Gotta laugh at Clark Love's quote...

  • Once again, Felix refers to LFoA as a Family.

    • Is he really the mastermind behind all this chaos? First, JWJ (Awakening) and now Jasper?

Fɪʀᴇ Esᴄᴀᴘᴇ Mᴀᴘ

  • The map notes where most of the victims listed on the "Jewelry Repair Record" were murdered.

    • All but Manny, Nathan Smith, and the sheriff.
    • He killed Manny before he was committed to the facility.
    • Did he kill Nathan Smith and the sheriff offsite as well?

Fʀᴏɢ Dɪᴀɢʀᴀᴍ

  • More backward cursive...
  • Why the repetition?
  • This dissected frog has a human heart in its body cavity.
  • The only correct term in this diagram is "Heart".

    • This is the password for the hidden archive on the Listening Friends of America website.

Lᴇᴛᴛᴇʀ ғʀᴏᴍ Jᴀsᴘᴇʀ

  • Jasper, once again, speaks of his "machine".
  • He exclaims his relief in us helping them (us).

    • Who is "us"?
  • Jasper proclaims he was the horseman depicted in his journal page from Episode 2.

  • Jasper uses several sentences from "Meg's" LFoA letters.

    • "I also want you to know that everything here is running very smoothly." (Episode 3)
    • Jasper says he's going on vacation soon. (Episode 4)
    • "It was more trouble than it should have been, to make all that time up!" (Episode 4)
  • This points further toward my theory that Jasper has been masquerading as Meg (and possibly other staff) for a very long time. This theory is further supported by the employee directory.

  • Jasper states that people who receive "toys" from him do not get to play with them, yet the "toy" touches their heart.

    • Literally.
  • Jasper reveals he is the one behind the encrypted archive files on the Listening Friends of America website.

  • What else will we find beyond the "back door of the back door"?

  • "Follow the six breadcrumbs" nudges us to pay attention to the breads Jasper mentions throughout his letter.

    • Manny preferred anadama
    • Brioche was the Mirror
    • Garden ciabatta
    • Himbasha for the Heartbeat
    • Tea cakes in Pieces
    • Passenger gets Pumpernickel
  • He then tells us to put them in the correct order. Listing the breads in alphabetical order, we get:

    1. Manny preferred anadama
    2. Brioche was the Mirror
    3. Garden ciabatta
    4. Himbasha for the Heartbeat
    5. Passenger gets Pumpernickel
    6. Tea cakes in Pieces
  • Each of the bolded/red words from Observation #10 can be found in the hidden archives, followed by another word:

    1. Manny - Begin (Episode 1)
    2. Mirror - Cronus (Episode 2)
    3. Garden - Balance (Episode 3)
    4. Heartbeat - Synchronization (Episode 4)
    5. Passenger - Reassembly (Episode 5)
    6. Pieces - Protocol (Episode 6)

Lɪsᴛᴇɴɪɴɢ Fʀɪᴇɴᴅs ᴏғ Aᴍᴇʀɪᴄᴀ Lᴇᴛᴛᴇʀ

  • Why is Jasper still signing this letter as "Meg"?
  • Why does Jasper all of a sudden speak about frogs?
  • This letter hints at which hidden archive can be accessed on the Listening Friends of America website.

    • The hidden archive is "Ancestor".

Nᴏᴛᴇ ғʀᴏᴍ Fᴇʟɪx

  • It seems Felix orchestrated the entire thing and allowed these deaths in order to trap Jasper.

    • Why?

Pɪᴄᴛᴜʀᴇ Fʀᴀᴍᴇ

  • The picture frame is carved out of wood and is in the shape of a heart.

    • I assume it was carved by Jasper.

Rᴇᴘᴀɪʀ Lᴏɢ

  • Is this a list of all Jasper's victims?

    • The sheriff is also on here.
    • Did Jasper write the sheriff's last letter? That would explain the change in the logo.
  • Are the numbers under "Case No." the victims' ages?

  • Archives

    • Click on the small circle icon in the bottom-right corner to open a hidden list of archives.
    • Archive: Ancestor
    • Password: Heart
    • Hidden Words

      • Pieces
      • Protocol
      • Ashland
    • Did anyone else notice the small circle icon in the bottom-left corner of the hidden archives page before!?

      • This is the "back door to the back door".
    • Back Door

      • Enter the "secret words" one at a time.

        • Begin
        • Cronus
        • Balance
        • Synchronization
        • Reassembly
        • Protocol
      • This unlocks the "Reassembly" (ending) video.

        • Wow, it appears Jasper has not slept in some time. Look at those bags under his eyes. He really is all packed up and ready to go on his vacation.
        • Jasper is batshit crazy, actually believing his victims are still here with him.
        • Jasper tried "discovering" how his mechanisms worked.
        • Felix is a badass! WTF!