Transformation

Episode 1

Inventory

Copied Image of Coffee Filter

Shining a blacklight on the back of this paper reveals a hint to decoding the message: "BIFID TYPICAL POLYBIUS".

The decrypted message reads:

  • "DEAR BOB, TO FREE YOURSELF, FREE YOUR TORMENTOR FROM HER CORPOREAL PRISON. DO THIS AND JOIN ME. FAILURE IS DEATH."

Crystal

This is a hint as to JWJ's current location.

Handwritten Note

Who is Robert?

  • Is he JWJ's new friend?

Who is M?

John William James Letter

In the first half of this letter, certain words are in all caps.

  • The sections containing words with all capital letters contain a hidden binary code.

The decoded message is:

  • "SrSO4"

Strontium sulfate naturally occurs in the mineral Celestine.

  • The largest deposit is in Put-in-Bay, Ohio.

Does this mean JWJ has returned to his home state?

Were JWJ and Lloyd McGowan actually brothers spawned from the same biological father?

Listening Friends of America Memo

This is a memo written to JWJ from Jacob Nilson.

This memo explains why JWJ killed Jacob in Awakening Episode 8.

  • Maybe JWJ killed Jacob not only because he was hesitant to leave everything he's ever known behind but also because he did not trust Jacob to be left behind and not report him to the authorities due to Jacob's self-admitted lack of willpower.

"Merry-Go-Round" Print

This is hinting at JWJ's location. There is a Merry-Go-Round Museum in Sandusky, Ohio.

Nut

This is a buckeye nut - the official nut of Ohio, where JWJ currently resides.

Slip of Paper

The code at the bottom is actually a website.

Once deciphered, the code reads:

  • "whispersfromtheodorus.com"

Talaria Letter

What is Talaria? Some kind of courier service?

In this letter, Talaria establishes its prerogatives.