Yeah, yeah, it’s late. Entry #33 has already come out, and I’m merging posts. I know. I’ve been busy, mmkay?
So, anyway, here’s the analysis. Or at least the rundown. These two are finally the payoff after the long, dragging drag of season 2’s setup (which is actually not nearly as dragging when they’re watched back-t0-back, as I discovered during a rewatch). So let’s dive right in!
Jay gets a knock at his door. It’s Jessica, who calls him out for being a lying liar. Which he is, considering that he’s given her three different cover stories already. This is the perfect time to introduce the “Genre Blind Jay” from the series of macros I (and some other people) have been working on!
Anyway, there’s that buzzing audio distortion when she speaks, and damn does she have dark circles under her eyes. She reveals that she’s dealing with a lot of the same stuff he is—memory loss, coughing fits, sleepwalking, waking up in the hotel with no memory of how she got there and seeing nobody other than the staff and Jay. She also mentions that she has dreams that she’s a little kid, and that someone is watching her. That last one is notable, because that’s the first time in their series that the Slender Man—er, sorry, it’s technically The Operator—has any connection to children.
Jay tells her that he’ll explain everything (finally), and tells her to start packing, because they’re going to take off. He uploads the video because he might not have time afterwards, but stupidly lets Jessica out of his sight. *sigh*
You just make it too easy, Jay. But I digress. He also gives up on the safe, incidentally. But now we’re on to Entry #33, which takes place almost immediately afterwards.
He opens the door separating their rooms (why he closed it is anyone’s guess) and heads into her room, looking for her. Naturally, she’s not there. However, there’s a piece of paper with four digits written on it: 1102 (the zero being an operator symbol). He uses it on the safe in the room, to no avail. He then tries it on his own safe, and it opens, revealing a bunch of tapes and a removable hard drive. He sets the camera so it faces him as he starts packing them, and a hand appears at the door behind him. The audio starts to buzz. As he grabs the camera, there’s a brief video tear, and he turns to see…Masky! Yes, our masked friend has returned. Masky lunges at him, and this would probably be the best place to put the newest Slender Nation meme. Last macro, I promise.
So yeah, he lunges at Jay, who smacks him with the Maglight. Jay flees the room, and Masky follows. He appears to be limping. he also seems to be a bit stockier. However, the sideburns indicate that he’s still probably Tim.
And now we’re caught up. Masky’s back, Jessica’s missing, and Jay is in a new location, looking through his tapes. Again, my theory that season 2 is going to focus on Jay trying to figure out what happened by reviewing his own footage is reinforced.
Well, the Glossary should be coming soon. I’ll get that up in the near future. Be sure to check out Broeckchen’s latest theory post, too, in case you miss it.