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Title: Ep3: Jeff Therrien details
Post by: AlexeyT on June 05, 2013, 02:04:09 PM
It's bad described in Ep3 what is the story with Jeff Therien. It's second name of Keith, but why does he hold 2nd name. And how this surname is connected with Scorobeus. Is Scorobeus' real surname is Therrien or what.

And why does Keith has 2 names-surnames at the same time.

And why did Cordelia hold Keith in basement chained to the wall with piss bucket. No description =)

U Americans can create good stories, but details are missed and blurry often =)
-russian Alex


MOD EDIT: Added spoiler tags.
Title: Re: Ep3: Jeff Therrien details
Post by: KatieHal on June 05, 2013, 03:20:41 PM
Hi Alex, and welcome to the forums :)

Much of what you're wondering about is going to be explained and addressed in Episode 4, actually, so I'm going to hold off in saying much about it. I'm glad you're enjoying the game, though!

But I can explain a few things:
Jeff Therrien is Keith's birth name, and Skorobeus (whose full name we are never given) is his real father. At some point, Keith was taken in and raised by the Smiths as though he was their own son, though in Episode 3, the reasons for this are not given.


Also, I'm going to spoiler-tag your post so others don't stumble on the spoilers before they play the episode as well.
Title: Re: Ep3: Jeff Therrien details
Post by: AlexeyT on June 05, 2013, 04:19:21 PM
Katie, not fully logical. :) Coz when u take some child to raise, ur real children know it. know that this child is not native. or - they can guess coz he's looking not  like they (children) do

Cordelia asks "Who's J.T.??"
so she doesn't know it.
Title: Re: Ep3: Jeff Therrien details
Post by: KatieHal on June 05, 2013, 04:42:03 PM
They're all fairly close in age--Keith was adopted at some point when the kids were all quite young, and their parents didn't tell them, since obviously none of them knew. He does look different, yes, but there's always the possibility of recessive traits, etc.
Title: Re: Ep3: Jeff Therrien details
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 05, 2013, 04:49:46 PM
Uh... Katie? Shouldn't your words be in spoiler tags, not quotes?
Title: Re: Ep3: Jeff Therrien details
Post by: AlexeyT on June 05, 2013, 05:02:27 PM
Katie, weird..
As i said, not fully logical...

Btw, nice redhead look of u :)
Title: Re: Ep3: Jeff Therrien details
Post by: KatieHal on June 05, 2013, 07:23:33 PM
LOL, yep, that was a big ol' tagging fail on my part.

On-topic: Well, your mileage may vary, and I'm glad you're enjoying the game regardless. But people aren't always logical, especially about family. :)
Title: Re: Ep3: Jeff Therrien details
Post by: smoothsailing on July 20, 2013, 07:27:43 AM

Erica's vision in the basement gives us some clues, doesn't it? In the present, the papers on the table are the Smiths' will. But...
in Erica's vision, you can also see a part of Jeff's birth certificate. It indicates that Jane Smith and Skorobeus are his parents, if I'm not mistaken. Jane Smith? Cordelia's mother? I'm not sure if we actually know the name of Cordelia's parents, so this could also be an aunt I guess?

This doesn't explain why Keith has got two names, but I thought it was an interesting piece of detail to mention...

Title: Re: Ep3: Jeff Therrien details
Post by: Deloria on August 22, 2013, 06:21:43 AM
She might be calling herself Jane Smith and giving birth under an assumed name to avoid gossip. Still somewhat surprised her husband went in for it though, and kept Skorobeus as the family lawyer. Small wonder they grew up to be sociopathic and dysfunctional. :P