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"The Shrink" is the sixth chapter in Heavy Rain.


This chapter features Ethan Mars discussing the events after Jason Mars' death with his therapist.


Ethan takes a few tests with his therapist. After doing so, the therapist will talk to Ethan and tells him that he must find a way to move on and is not responsible for Jason's death. Ethan still blames himself for the death of his son. The therapist then asks him about Shaun. Ethan has multiple choices of how to answer each question. After answering them all, Ethan is about to leave. The therapist then tells him that he is lucky to survive the accident. Ethan replies "I don't exactly feel lucky" and leaves. There are multiple options the player may choose when taking the initial test and speaking with the therapist, though there is no impact on other game decisions and events resulting from different answers.


  • The therapist confuses/conflates schizophrenia and dissociative identity disorder. Dissociative identity disorder was once popularly known as "Multiple Personalities" while schizophrenia is a chemical imbalance/biological disorder resulting in hallucinations and a host of emotional and mental instabilities.
  • It is recommended that you do not tell the therapist of the blackouts, since he will tell the police of Ethan's problems and give them another reason to hunt Ethan.

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