The next day, Jake wakes up in the woods and as he sits up, he notices red mud all over his hands. He looks up, only to see Daniel, Sam Smith's son, watching him, who soon runs away. Jake calls out to stop him but he keeps running. Sam then calls out his name from a distance and Jake heads back to the motel.
In the next scene, Jake is back in his car, and is heading towards where Ellen works, which is in a newspaper office, which has many pictures and articles of Alan Wake. Jake walks in and sees Ellen, who spots him at the same time, and Jake wishes for them to speak in private. Jake then shows Ellen the stuff he wrote and drew. Ellen asks whether Dr. Hartman said anything about what Jake was writing, but Jake is unsure if he knew what Jake was doing or not. He also tells her that for some reason he woke up in a wood with red mud all over his hands. Ellen tells Jake that sometimes Bright Falls can get into people's head. Jake tells her that he is now done with the story, and they both walk outside and hug. Ellen also tells him that he should go home and clear his head, but Jake tells her that's why he came to Bright Falls in the first place, but Ellen tells him that he should leave.
Back at the motel, Sam and Daniel are walking back to the motel with cleaning supplies. All of a sudden, a light bulb can be heard smashing, and Sam nods to Daniel and he runs back to the reception desk. Sam walks up to a cabin and see's the light bulbs smashed, as if somebody didn't want the lights to ever come on. Sam's back is hurting him after he replaces all the light bulbs and he then hears something behind him, but nothing is there. Back at reception, Daniel gives Sam a hunting vest and helps him put it on under his jacket and grabs a shotgun. When Sam returns outside, it's much darker. Daniel watches as he walks into the wood.
Half way into the wood's, Sam cannot see anything but trees and bushes. He fires the shotgun in the air, trying to either attract the attention of something in the woods or frighten it off. He reloads the ammo, where the shell of the cartridge he shot is ejected from his gun and onto the ground and he begins to reload. He hears some rustling in the bushes and some breaking of twigs. He moves back and slips on the shell that was on the ground. He lands hard on the floor and throws out his back. He begins laughing maniacally, and something pulls him along the forest floor, and he is helpless as he is dragged away.
- Christopher Forsyth as Jake Fischer
- Allison Lange as Ellen Adams
- Cooper Huckabee as Sam Smith
- Liam Moser as Daniel Smith
1:01 - 1:13
Jake: Hey, wait!
Sam: (calling from distance) Daniel!
1:35 - 1:45
Jake: Hey - could I talk to you for a second?
Jake: Somewhere private?
1:48 - 2:46
Ellen: Didn't Hartman say anything?
Jake: I don't think he knew. And this morning, I, uh, woke up in the woods.
Jake: And my arms were just all covered in this, like, red mud.
Ellen': So what do you think happened? Making pottery in your sleep?
Jake: No, I woke up in the woods.
Ellen: Listen... sometimes staying out here just gets into your head.
Jake: Well, I'm done with this story.
Ellen: I know.
Ellen: Call me if you need anything?
Ellen: You know, you're right. When you're done with your story, you should really go.
Ellen: Get back home, clear your head.
Jake: That's why I came here, Ellen.
Ellen: I think you should leave.
- Why does Jake wake up in the forest? Why are his hands covered in mud?
- Why is Daniel watching him?
- How does Jake get back to his car from the forest? [possibly answered in episode five]
- What are the newspaper crew laughing about?
- Why does Ellen tell Jake to leave the town?
- Who or what is breaking the security light bulbs? [possibly answered - see Episode Four]
- What protective material is Sam Smith wearing under his clothing?
- Why does Sam wince when he reaches for the light - is he injured?
- Does Sam break his leg when he trips on the shell?
- What drags him into the forest?