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Heavy Rain - Chapter 3 - Father and Son (STFU PLAYTHROUGH)
After the loss of Jason it appears Ethan is struggling to keep his life on track. Now separated from his wife. Grace, Ethan lives alone with Shaun in a worn and ugly two story apartment. The apartment is sparsely kept, furnished badly and cheaply, unpacked boxes fill corners, and Ethan's 'office' upstairs is largely dusty and abandoned with the exception of a corner where a VCR and TV sit (the player can have Ethan watch the tape in the VCR, it shows an old tape of Jason and Shaun playing, Ethan asks Jason what he wants to be when he grows up, Ethan will break down briefly after watching). Ethan's employment status and income are never brought up, considering he was comatose for six months it is possible he is on some kind of unemployment or disability.
Ethan has joint custody of Shaun and cares for him during the week. Ethan has a schedule for Shaun written out on a chalkboard in the kitchen / dining room. Following this schedule as well as getting medicine from the bathroom for Shaun when the boy sneezes and retrieving his teddy bear from the laundry room when putting him to bed will earn a trophy.
The chapter outlines a distinct rift between Ethan and Shaun. Throughout, they barely talk; Shaun preferring to watch television than engage with his dad. When questioned, Shaun is reclusive, keeping conversation to a minimum. Ethan is wracked with guilt and frustration over his relationship with Shaun and failure to save Jason.
It is up to the player to make choices on how best to tend to Shaun's needs. The player can neglect Shaun entirely, or impose a schedule of homework, dinner and then a suitable bed-time upon him.
It is whilst looking after Shaun that Ethan discovers he has received an unusual letter. Upon further inspection, it is revealed to be a cryptic message reading:
"When the parents came home from church,
all their children were gone.
The searched and called for them,
they cried and begged,
but it was all to no avail.
The children have never been seen again."
After reading it he discards it amongst the rest of his mail.
Once Shaun is put to bed, the chapter concludes with Ethan suffering from seizure-like symptoms in his home. After blacking out, he awakes suddenly to find himself outside in the rain, unaware of how he got there, clutching a small origami figure.
Good Father - Follow the schedule with Shaun and put him to bed in a good mood.