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The Anderson Brothers is the third Main Case in Alan Wake 2, viewable on the Case Board in Saga Anderson's Mind Place. It covers the events of Return 5: Old Gods and Saga's investigation of the Anderson Brothers' involvement in the story.

In the format below, text in italics is tooltip text that only appears when a relevant clue is hovered over on the case board. Numbers and letters have been assigned unofficially to represent the clue branches on the in-game Case Board. Currently WIP!

Cases tab description[]

Case in progress:
With Wake in FBC custody and me off the case, my options are limited. Can Tor and Odin help me?
Case closed:
I rescued Tor Anderson - my grandfather - from the Dark presence. He says I have special abilities that run in our family. I also learned that the Clicker has the power to amplify Wake's writing.

VALHALLA NURSING HOME[]

Image Description How To Obtain
Main 03 photo tor odin
VALHALLA NURSING HOME
Tor and Odin are connected to the Cult - and the Clicker. With Wake in FBC custody, this is my best lead. I need to find out what they know.
Start Return 5
Quote1 Tor and Odin might know something about the Clicker. With Wake out of reach, this is my best lead. Quote2
― Saga Anderson, case start (MP_RE05_DEDUCTION_NURSING_HOME_PHOTO_SAGA_24080)

1: WHAT DO TOR/ODIN KNOW ABOUT THE CLICKER?[]

Completion text:
Clicker amplifies Wake's writing - has power to fix this? Make it worse??
Image Description, Tooltip, Audio How To Obtain
Character odin
Art like Wake's writing has the power to change reality. The Clicker magnifies that change.
The Clicker needs to be used with Wake's writing. Does it really have the power to fix this?
Odin Anderson: "Art, like Tom’s writing, can change the world, but the light switch will crank that change to eleven." (ORIGINAL_QUOTE_MC03_RE05_ODIN_48727)
Profile Odin (topic: "The Clicker")
Character odin
The Clicker is an amplifier. Alone, it's not very useful.
This is why Wake needs the Clicker. Can he be trusted with the power to change reality? Can anyone?
Odin Anderson: "Art, like Tom’s writing, can change the world, but the light switch will crank that change to eleven." (ORIGINAL_QUOTE_MC03_RE05_ODIN_48727)
Profile Odin (topic: "The Clicker")
Main 03 clue torphonecall
Tor was about to tell me something
What happened to Tor? I heard yelling before the call was cut off.
Receive Tor's phone call (walk over bridge towards the nursing home)
Quote1 The Clicker makes Wake’s writing change reality. Can I trust him with that much power? Not sure I have a choice. Quote2
― Saga Anderson, section completion (MP_RE05_DEDUCTION_ANDERSONS_CLICKER_SAGA_18582)

2: IS TOR OKAY?[]

Unlocked by: "Tor was about to tell me something"
Completion text:
Something's wrong with Tor - Told Odin I'd check it out.
Wellness Center...?
Image Description, Tooltip, Audio How To Obtain
Character rose nursing
Rose: Tor and Odin are resting and can't have guests.
Rose isn't being helpful, but they must be around here somewhere.
Rose Marigold: "Sorry. They had a little too much fun on our trip to Watery and need to rest." (QUOTE_MC03_RE05_ROSE_18079)
Enter the Valhalla Nursing Home
Character odin
Look for Tor in his room. He is in danger. Bad things happen in the Wellness Center.
Version 1 (before entering Tor's room): Odin seems really worried about his brother. I should see if Tor's in his room.
Version 2 (after entering Tor's room): Hm. Tor wasn't in his room, but it sounds like I should check out the Wellness Center.
"Tor’s marked by darkness. I can feel it. Is he in his room?" (ORIGINAL_QUOTE_MC03_RE05_ODIN_48729)
Profile Odin (topic "Tor in danger?")
Character norman
Norman: Tor had some kind of accident. Odin is sleeping upstairs.
Maybe Odin can tell me what happened to Tor.
Norman MacDonald: "Odin is sleeping upstairs. But your grandpa’s been acting crazy" (ORIGINAL_QUOTE_MC03_RE05_NORMAN_48728)
Ask Norman and/or Mandy-May about Tor and Odin's whereabouts
Main 03 clue tors room empty
Tor's bedroom has been trashed
Version 1 (after talking to Odin): Tor wasn't in his room, but the place is a mess. Odin mentioned the Wellness Center, I should check there.
Version 2 (before talking to Odin): Tor's room is empty, and the place looks trashed. Maybe Odin can tell me what happened?
Enter Tor's bedroom in the nursing home
Quote1 Tor is not okay. Something is definitely going on here. Quote2
― Saga Anderson, section completion (MP_RE05_DEDUCTION_TOR_OKAY_SAGA_18583)

THE WELLNESS CENTER[]

Image Description How To Obtain
Main 03 clue tor bewitched
THE WELLNESS CENTER
Is Tor turning into a Taken? Odin asked me to help him, but what's really going on here?
Talk to Rose about Tor being in the Wellness Center
Quote1 Odin said Tor needs help, but from what? Is he turning into a Taken? Quote2
― Saga Anderson, section start (MP_RE05_DEDUCTION_WELLNESS_CENTER_PHOTO_SAGA_24081)

1a: TOR BECOMING TAKEN...?[]

Completion text (only the Manuscript page clue is needed):
Not Taken.
Dark Presence manipulating him?
Destroying him?
Image Description and Tooltip How To Obtain
Main 03 clue patient behavior
Chart says Tor's behavior has been increasingly volatile
Tor's been acting strangely. Violently?
Collect clue from Tor's bed in the Wellness Center patient room
Main 03 clue cctv tor destroys
CCTV footage of Tor behaving erratically
It looks like he's fighting with nothing. Or maybe with himself...?
Watch video on the "media" tab of the Wellness Center security computer
Main 03 clue bloody bandage
Bloody bandage found on Tor's bed - blood is still fresh
Why remove a bandage when you're still bleeding...?
Collect clue from Tor's bed in the Wellness Center patient room
Tor Anderson had lightning in his veins.
That Weaver girl had cast a spell on him. Tor would do anything she'd ask.
Doesn't sound like he's becoming a Taken. More like he's being manipulated somehow.
Pick up the Manuscript page Tor Is Bewitched
Quote1 Tor is being targeted. He needs help. Quote2
― Saga Anderson, section completion (MP_RE05_DEDUCTION_TOR_TAKEN_SAGA_18584)

1b: WHERE IS TOR?[]

Completion text:
Verified: Tor is inside Wellness Center.
Image Description and Tooltip How To Obtain
Main 03 clue patient
Tor's assigned bed is empty
If Tor was brought here to rest, he didn't stay long.
Interact with Tor's bed in the Wellness Center patient room
Main 03 clue tor through cafeteria
Tor left through the Cafeteria door
The door locked behind him. I was so close.
Enter the rehabilitation room in the Wellness Center
Quote1 Tor left the Wellness Center. Quote2
― Saga Anderson, section completion (MP_RE05_DEDUCTION_WHERE_TOR_SAGA_18585)

1b-1: CAFETERIA DOOR?[]

Unlocked by: "Tor left through the Cafeteria door"
Completion text:
Locked remotely. Accessed via security computer.
Image Description and Tooltip How To Obtain
Main 03 clue computer
Password-protected security computer
The computer must unlock the door, if I can figure out the password to get in.
Interact with the computer in the Wellness Center security room
Main 03 clue door panel lock
The door is locked electronically
Maybe it's controlled remotely? Need to find the controls.
Interact with locked door in the Wellness Center rehabilitation room
Quote1 The computer controls the door Tor went through. Quote2
― Saga Anderson, section completion (MP_RE05_DEDUCTION_CAFETERIA_DOOR_SAGA_18586)

1b-2: COMPUTER PASSWORD?[]

Unlocked by: "Password-protected security computer"
Completion text:
Key to Blum's password is hidden in his office.
Image Description and Tooltip How To Obtain
Main 03 clue notebook
Blum was looking forward to something in August
He sounds excited. Wonder what he was planning...
Collect clue from the journal in the Wellness Center security room
Main 03 clue calendar
Some dates are circled. Calendar shows phases of the moon.
Dates are common passwords. Might be something here.
Interact with the calendar in the Wellness Center security room
Main 03 clue cultletter
Letter stating initiation is "the day after the new moon"
Blum recently joined the Cult. Is anyone here NOT a damn cultist?
Open and collect clues from file drawer in the Wellness Center security room
Quote1 I have what I need to figure out the password. Quote2
― Saga Anderson, section completion (MP_RE05_DEDUCTION_COMPUTER_PASSWORD_SAGA_18587)

INTO THE POND[]

Image Description How To Obtain
Main 03 photo pond
INTO THE POND
Tor disappeared into the pond. It's an Overlap. Need to find a way inside.
Watch Tor enter the Overlap
Quote1 Tor disappeared into the pond. It’s another Overlap. Has to be. How do I get inside? Quote2
― Saga Anderson, section start (MP_RE05_DEDUCTION_POND_PHOTO_SAGA_24082)

1a: CYNTHIA AND TOR...?[]

Completion text:
Dark Presence got to Cynthia. Used her to keep Tor from me.
Image Description, Tooltip, Audio How To Obtain
Character rose nursing
Rose: Tor followed Cynthia because Cynthia was confusing him, messing with his head.
Why is Cynthia going to such trouble to get Tor out of the picture?
Rose Marigold: "Cynthia took him. I knew someone was messing with Tor’s head. There’s something wrong with the water here. Pipes acting up, black stuff coming out. Cynthia’s probably behind that too." (QUOTE_MC03_RE05_ROSE_17966)
Ask Rose about Cynthia Weaver (optional topic after Tor enters the Overlap)
Tom had enemies, plotting against him. Cynthia would deal with the nasty Anderson fellow, Tor
Anything for Tom.
Cynthia is doing all this for "Tom". Another one of the Dark Presence's masks...?
Pick up the Manuscript page Cynthia And Tom
Main 03 clue boxchocolate
Box of chocolate from Tor to Cynthia
Looks like Tor fell for Cynthia pretty hard.
Collect clue from the box of chocolates in Cynthia's room
Character odin
Cynthia wanted the record. Tor would have done anything she said.
If Tor gave the record to Cynthia, she's the only one who can tell me where it is.
Odin Anderson: "Oh, Tor. Bro. Tor’s love for you is in that song. That’s why Cynthia wants it. To ruin him. She made Tor lust after her. We fought one Scratching Hag years ago. Now he’s fallen for another and we might lose him for good. One less Anderson." (QUOTE_MC03_RE05_ODIN_17962)
Profile Odin (topic: "Anger's Remorse")
Character cynthia guardian
Cynthia seduced Tor to keep him away from me.
Need to find out where Cynthia hid the record.
Cynthia Weaver: "Deal with the nasty Anderson fellow. His heart was broken." (ORIGINAL_QUOTE_MC03_RE05_CYNTHIA_48730)
Profile Cynthia (topic: "Tor Anderson")
Main 03 clue cynthia diary
An entry from Cynthia's journal - she was afraid, hearing whispers
Cynthia's fears made her vulnerable. That's how she became a Taken.
Collect clue from the journal in Cynthia's room
Quote1 Tor’s not becoming a Taken, but Cynthia is definitely corrupting him. Trying to keep him away from me? Quote2
― Saga Anderson, section completion (MP_RE05_DEDUCTION_CYNTHIA_TOR_SAGA_18588)

1b: OVERLAP RITUAL?[]

Completion text:
Key to getting into Overlap is the record.
Image Description, Tooltip, Audio How To Obtain
Character rose nursing
Wake told Rose to look for The Hero. She won't help anyone else.
Rose knows what's going on here. If I tell her that "Wake has returned," maybe she'll think I'm the hero and help me.
Rose Marigold: "The secret mission for Alan’s number one fan. The hero will say “Wake has returned". We’re all characters in his story. Gee whiz." (QUOTE_MC03_RE05_ROSE_17967)
Profile Rose (topic: "Rose's Lies")
Saga jabbed the selector
The missing record in its place. Saga couldn't have found it without Odin's help. 

Saga knew what she had to do.
I need to play a record to open the Overlap. Another ritual. I should talk to Odin.
Pick up Manuscript page Saga Opens The Valhalla Nursing Home Overlap from Rose
Quote1 The page says the record will open the Overlap. Or is the page predetermining it? Am I just playing into the story? Quote2
― Saga Anderson, section completion (MP_RE05_DEDUCTION_INTO_OVERLAP_SAGA_18589)

1b-1: THE RECORD?[]

Unlocked by: Complete the previous question
Completion text:
Record was in Cynthia's room - bath tub.
Image Description, Tooltip, Audio How To Obtain
Main 03 clue broken record
A record is missing from the museum - "Anger's Remorse"
The missing record is one-of-a-kind. The rest are all popular releases.
Collect clue from the broken record in the Valhalla Nursing Home Old Gods museum
Character odin
There is only one copy of the record. Tor kept it in the Nursing Home's museum.
They kept the record in the museum. Must have been important to them.
Odin Anderson: "Your grandfather made the song to apologize. To your mother, Freya, and to you. Tor’s like a storm. Your mother did the right thing, leaving with you. Even if it broke your grandfather’s heart. And mine. Listen to the song, Saga. It’s all there.[27.53-29.75]Tor only had one record made. He keeps it in the museum." (QUOTE_MC03_RE05_ODIN_17961)
Profile Odin (topic: "The Record")
Character cynthia guardian
Cynthia tried to drown the record in her bathtub.
Cynthia hid the record in her bathtub. It better still work...
Cynthia Weaver: "Drowned beneath dark water. Too many hands. The bathroom frightened her. Cut short. She screamed. An old folk’s care home." (QUOTE_MC03_RE05_CYNTHIA_17963)
Profile Cynthia (topic: "Anger's Remorse! Where is it?"
Quote1 A bath tub. A pond. A lake. There’s a theme here. Quote2
― Saga Anderson, section completion (MP_RE05_DEDUCTION_WHERE_RECORD_SAGA_18590)

THE OVERLAP[]

Image Description How To Obtain
Main 03 photo overlap
THE OVERLAP
Tor is here somewhere - I need to find him and get him out.
Enter the Valhalla Nursing Home Overlap
Quote1 Tor is here, in the Overlap. Gotta find him and get the fuck out. Quote2
― Saga Anderson, section start (MP_RE05_DEDUCTION_OVERLAP_PHOTO_SAGA_24083)

CASE: CLOSED[]

Image Description How To Obtain
Main 03 photo conclusion
CASE: CLOSED
I rescued Tor Anderson - my grandfather - from the Dark Presence. Wake fucking wrote Logan into this story. She's in danger because of him. Within Scratch's reach. I need Wake to write an ending that will save her.
Profile Tor (topic: "The Clicker")
Quote1 Wake wrote Logan into the story. He had no right to use her like this. There’s still time to make him fix it. I won’t give him a choice. Quote2
― Saga Anderson, case completion (MP_RE05_DEDUCTION_MC03_CASE_CLOSED_SAGA_18592)
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