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*SPOILERS* Was there a subplot cut out?

posted by Laserschwert on - last edited - Viewed by 336 users

The character of Dr. Sorkin's lab assistant got a rather pointless introduction during the end of Episode 1, and then he was just killed "off screen", with Sorkin not wanting to talk about it. Smells like a bigger subplot being removed from the game here.

Can any of the TTGers elaborate a bit on this? Sorkin being so devastated about it made it feel like it had some emotional potential there...

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  • When Yoder and Oscar came to rescue Dr. Sorkin, they asked where david is, and she replied 'David.. Won't be coming with us... Damnit, I told him to stay away from the quarantine pens-' Then Gerry interrupted her by saying 'I'm sorry'.


    I didn't catch it at first, but the second time I played it, I heard it. (If this is what you meant though.)

  • I see, I wasn't remembering that line... but still the character was rather pointless this way. I'm wondering if there was more to him.

  • I personally would like to see atleast a flashback or see him once before he dies. Like, he shows up with Laura when the chopper arrives, but once the raptors attack, they kill him before he can make it. Or they kill him in the tunnels. Just to clear up confusion.

  • I was just thinking this as well. It seems like his only point in the game (as it stands now) is so that dr. Sorkin wasnt talking to herself when working on the computer. ... Then he promptly runs over to the quarantine pens and jumps in as his mission in life is complete >.>

    Im thinking he must have had at least a slightly larger role in the game or something, but it got cut. I mean... If he was there to also show that whatever was in the quarantine pens got out it wasnt really nessisary. With the power going out for so ling we can pretty much figure everything was free.

    This is a bit off subject but i also found it odd that dr. Sorkin kept saying they were isolated and far enough away from the dangerous predator pens that they wrre safe to walk around her lab area outside. But the quarantine pens are close enough to them where the assistant can run off to them, get killed and get noticed in... What? Less than an hour maybe?

    Maybe she killed him >.>

  • @ZerosTheWizard said: I was just thinking this as well. It seems like his only point in the game (as it stands now) is so that dr. Sorkin wasnt talking to herself when working on the computer. ... Then he promptly runs over to the quarantine pens and jumps in as his mission in life is complete >.>

    Im thinking he must have had at least a slightly larger role in the game or something, but it got cut. I mean... If he was there to also show that whatever was in the quarantine pens got out it wasnt really nessisary. With the power going out for so ling we can pretty much figure everything was free.

    This is a bit off subject but i also found it odd that dr. Sorkin kept saying they were isolated and far enough away from the dangerous predator pens that they wrre safe to walk around her lab area outside. But the quarantine pens are close enough to them where the assistant can run off to them, get killed and get noticed in... What? Less than an hour maybe?

    Maybe she killed him >.>



    I wrote almost every word of this, then just deleted it all, because it took too much space. ^-^ I was saying to myself

    'If it's so safe, then how come those pens that are not too far from you that held velociraptors, troodons, and god knows what else, is just somewhere close by, and then your genious friend decided to walk over to the quarantine pens saying 'Bye laura, I'm going to go and check on our loose and venomous dinosaurs that will give me a chance of 99% of getting bitten, but hey, who's counting?'

    Besides, what would she do there? She would be alone in there for quite awhile (I doubt anyone would want to come to that island.) She would run out of food, the power would give out soon. No one could run a whole island single-handed, and yet she trys to stay.

  • She was definitely cagey about it. She didn't ever want to go into the specifics of what happened. Definitely something suspicious there...

  • I really thought they were going to do something with this, like a flashback or even just finding his dead body. I was very surprised that it was never brought up again.

  • Well, as many people mentioned, it would've cost more money to make more models and I'm guessing TellTale was on a budget.

    It would've been nice to be able to see/do all of the things that everyone has listed though.

  • In the commentary they stated you would have gone to look for him and found his body, but due to the resource budget, it was cut.

  • Since TellTale does not comment much on this , I suspect this character has to do with an expansion pack that they may release someday !

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