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Wake and the Clicker is the fourth Main Case in Alan Wake 2, viewable on the Case Board in Saga Anderson's Mind Place. It covers the events of Return 6: Scratch and Saga's attempt to rescue Alan Wake from the Federal Bureau of Control.

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 (unused):
I've got to get the Clicker into Wake's hands and make him fix this ASAP. But how do I get to him?
Case closed:
Tor and Odin played the song. Everything was going according to plan, until Casey became Scratch and stole the Clicker...

BRIGHT FALLS STATION[]

Image Description How To Obtain
Main 04 photo police station
BRIGHT FALLS STATION
I've got to get the Clicker into Wake's hands and make him fix this ASAP - but he's still in FBC custody.
Leave the Valhalla Nursing Home after Return 5
Quote1 Get the Clicker to Wake and make him fix his attempt to play god. That’s the plan. But the FBC have him. Quote2
― Saga Anderson, case start (MP_RE06_DEDUCTION_WAKE_CLICKER_PHOTO_SAGA_24084)

1. GET WAKE OUT OF FBC CUSTODY...?[]

Completion text:
What happened here? The Cult? Taken? Wake is the priority.
Image Description and Tooltip How To Obtain
Main 04 clue station attacked
The station has been attacked
This isn't good. Wake better be alive.
Enter the Sheriff Station during Return 6
Quote1 Someone, or something, attacked the station. Are they trying to get to Wake? I have to hurry. Quote2
― Saga Anderson, section completion; unused (MP_RE06_DEDUCTION_WAKE_CUSTODY_SAGA_24085)

2. WAKE STATUS?[]

Completion text (only first clue needed):
Wake is trapped in cell block lockdown.
Image Description, Tooltip, Audio How To Obtain
Character estevez
Estevez: The FBC locked Wake in the holding cells. They believe he's associated with the Dark Presence somehow.
Well, they're not wrong.
Kiran Estevez: "Alan Wake is a parautilitarian. The word’s a mouthful, so you know it’s serious. We have him locked up in the holding cells, per protocol. He’s connected to the Shadow in some way." (QUOTE_MC04_RE06_ESTEVEZ_17990)
Main 04 clue electronic deadbolt
Cell block door is locked
Version 1 (before talking to Estevez): That's probably where Wake is being held. Need to get that door open.
Version 2 (after talking): Hopefully Wake's safe in there. Need to get that door open.
Interact with the Sheriff Station holding cells door
Quote1 The FBC locked Wake up. They think he is the one doing this. Quote2
― Saga Anderson, section completion; unused (MP_RE06_DEDUCTION_WHERE_WAKE_SAGA_18593)

3. CELL BLOCK DOOR?[]

Completion text (only Estevez' quotes are needed):
Need power to disengage the locks. Fuse box in the basement.
Image Description, Tooltip, Audio How To Obtain
Main 04 clue fbc infrastructure
Email about newly installed electronic locks
With an electronic system like this, you'd think they'd at least have a backup generator. Oh well.
Read the last email on the Sheriff Station front desk computer
Character estevez
Estevez: We won't be able to open the cell block doors until the power is back on.
Time to fix another fucking power outage.
Kiran Estevez: "Okay. Protocols don’t mean that much at this point anyway. Don’t make me regret this, Anderson. Until the power’s back on, the door to the holding cells won’t open. There’s a fusebox downstairs in the basement. Here. You’ll need these keys." (QUOTE_MC04_RE06_ESTEVEZ_17991)
Talk to Estevez about getting into the cells
Character estevez
Estevez: The fuse box is in the basement of the station.
Fuse box in the basement. Let's hope there's a fuse nearby.
Kiran Estevez: "Okay. Protocols don’t mean that much at this point anyway. Don’t make me regret this, Anderson. Until the power’s back on, the door to the holding cells won’t open. There’s a fusebox downstairs in the basement. Here. You’ll need these keys." (QUOTE_MC04_RE06_ESTEVEZ_17991)
Talk to Estevez about getting into the cells
Quote1 The cell door won’t open without power. Quote2
― Saga Anderson, section completion; unused (MP_RE06_DEDUCTION_CELL_DOOR_SAGA_18595)

WAKE ATTACKED[]

Image Description How To Obtain
Main 04 event wake attacked
WAKE ATTACKED
Scratch tried to take the Clicker. Has Scratch been pretending to be Wake this whole time? Where is the REAL Alan Wake?
Fend off Scratch at the Sheriff Station
Quote1 I know Wake. He’s selfish, but he’s not a monster. So was Scratch pretending to be Wake this whole time? Where’s the real Wake? Quote2
― Saga Anderson, section start; unused (MP_RE06_DEDUCTION_WAKE_PHOTO_SAGA_12521)

1a: SCRATCH? OR WAKE?[]

Completion text:
Scratch pretended to be Wake. Used us. For how long? The whole time?
Can anything "Wake" said be trusted?
Image Description, Tooltip, Audio How To Obtain
Main 04 clue same motive
Scratch wanted the same thing as Wake: the Clicker
Their goals were the same. Could mean Scratch and Wake are one and the same. Or just a coincidence.
Place the "Wake attacked" photo
Character casey
Casey: The thing that attacked Casey had Wake's face. There was never any Wake, it was Scratch the entire time.
Casey thinks Wake is Scratch, and always has been. Certainly possible.
Alex Casey: "When that insane monster cloud came at me in the woods, I saw a face inside it. Wake’s. I think he was always a monster. Always Scratch." (QUOTE_MC04_RE06_CASEY_17992)
Talk to Casey at the end of Return 6
Main 04 clue barbara
FBC file: Dark Presence assumed the form of Barbara Jagger
So, this isn't the first time the Dark Presence has stolen someone's form.
Collect clue from an FBC file in the Sheriff Station cell
Quote1 I need to know what information I can still trust. Quote2
― Saga Anderson, section completion (MP_RE06_DEDUCTION_ALWAYS_SCRATCH_SAGA_18596)

1a-1: CLICKER STILL USEFUL?[]

Unlocked by: Completing the previous question
Completion text:
Clicker is still best option. Need Wake's help to write ending/change reality.
Image Description, Tooltip, Audio How To Obtain
Character estevez
Estevez: The FBC identified the Clicker as a paranatural item. They believe it has power.
The FBC is confident the Clicker has power. But can that power help us? Or just Scratch?
Kiran Estevez: "The light switch is a paranatural item, maybe even an Object of Power. We have verified reports that Alan Wake was in possession of it during the AWE here back in 2010. It definitely has power, we know that much." (QUOTE_MC04_RE06_ESTEVEZ_17993)
Talk to Estevez about the Clicker
Main 04 clue fbc light switch
FBC file on capabilities of Light Switch object - the Clicker
According to the file, Wake has used the Clicker to change reality before.
Collect clue from an FBC file in the Sheriff Station cell
Quote1 The Clicker can fix this, but I can’t use it without Wake. Tor knows about this stuff, maybe he can help. Quote2
― Saga Anderson, section completion (MP_RE06_DEDUCTION_CAN_CLICKER_HELP_SAGA_12523)

1b: WHERE IS WAKE??[]

Completion text (only second clue needed):
Wake is in the Dark Place.
Been there the entire time...? Definitely there now.
Image Description, Tooltip, Audio How To Obtain
Main 04 clue communicating
Wake has been contacting me from the Dark Place
I assumed something strange was happening with time, but what if it's simpler than that?
Place the "Wake attacked" photo
Character wake
Wake: Wake is trapped in the Dark Place.
So he IS there. Did he ever get out? What the hell is going on here?
Alan Wake: "The Big Apple in an ocean of darkness. Gone diving. Note from my editor: you are using the wrong tense. Trapped in a loop. My friends will meet him when I’m gone." (QUOTE_MC04_RE06_WAKE_17988)
Profile Wake (topic: "Trapped in the Dark Place")
Quote1 Wake is trapped in the Dark Place. He’s been reaching out, communicating with me in the Overlaps. Quote2
― Saga Anderson, section completion (MP_RE06_DEDUCTION_WHERE_WAKE_DARK_PLACE_SAGA_12522)

1b-1: HOW TO RESCUE WAKE?[]

Unlocked by: "Wake: Wake is trapped in the Dark Place."
Completion text:
Will try using Clicker at Cauldron Lake to pull Wake out of Dark Place.
Image Description, Tooltip, Audio How To Obtain
Character tor
The Clicker can be used by anyone, so long as the holder believes in the power of the art's message.
Wake wrote the story, so I need him to change the ending. But I can use the Clicker to change something else.
Tor Anderson: "We told you already, kiddo. What Tom said about the light switch is true. Don’t let the story confuse you. You need him to write the ending you want. The Clicker can make that ending come true." (QUOTE_MC04_RE06_TOR_17987)Profile Tor (topic: "Trusting Wake")
Profile Tor (topic: "Rescuing Wake")
Main 04 clue fbc cauldron lake
FBC file on Cauldron Lake: threshold to another reality
Wake's in the Dark Place, and Cauldron Lake is the threshold to it.
Collect clue from an FBC file in the Sheriff Station cell
Quote1 I will use the Clicker to change reality and bring Wake back at Cauldron Lake. I’ll need the right work of art, but that won’t be a problem. Quote2
― Saga Anderson, section completion (MP_RE06_DEDUCTION_RESCUE_WAKE_SAGA_12524)

CAULDRON LAKE[]

Image Description How To Obtain
Main 04 event ritual
CAULDRON LAKE
I need to protect Tor and Odin while they perform the song. Scratch will likely show up, I should be ready for that, too.
Start Return 7: Summoning
Quote1 Tor and Odin’s song is our best bet at getting Wake out of the Dark Place. Scratch will come for us. We need to be ready to protect them. Quote2
― Saga Anderson, section start (MP_RE06_DEDUCTION_CAULDRON_LAKE_PHOTO_SAGA_24086)

CASE: CLOSED[]

Image Description How To Obtain
Main 04 photo finish
CASE: CLOSED
Tor and Odin played their song. Everything was going to plan, until the Dark Presence went into Casey and took the Clicker...
Complete the Main Case The Mind Place
Quote1 I thought the plan would work. Was the story always going to end this way, no matter what I did? Quote2
― Saga Anderson, case completion (MP_RE06_DEDUCTION_MC04_CASE_CLOSED_SAGA_18597)
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