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Beyond the Alley of the Dolls Speculation Thread

posted by queen_of_the_lobsters on - last edited - Viewed by 5.4K users
The Narrator said:
We'll have answers, of a sort, to these questions in our next chapter. Until then, my friends, sleep well.
Every phrase that the Narrator has said in the trailers to the Devil's Playhouse episodes was actually lifted from the very end of the games; All those phrases are actually teasers to the next episode. My question is, what does our enigmatic host mean by "Sleep well?" Will Sam be hit in the head with a blackjack and dragged to a laboratory (perhaps like the image in the leftmost painting in the trailer), and tied to an operating table before a mad scientist takes his DNA to develop the Sam clones? Or perhaps the Sam clones have already been developed, and are dormant in cryogenic chambers until the next episode?

It's never too early for speculation, my friends, and we'll have some more evidence to go on once Max's Brain is available online. In the meantime, let's investigate and speculate together, and see who will reach the truth first, about the Playhouse of the Bizarre...
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  • I don't think we have much context to work with right now.
  • Well, one episode is entitled "the city that dares not sleep" isn't it? Maybe there is a sleep-related threat about to arrive or something. Or really, could just be an expression, too.

    I don't think it all comes from the end though. I think some of it comes from the beginning of the episode, some from the end, the way it was for Tomb of Sammun-Mak.
  • Speculating won't serve any practical purpose. It's Telltale so we know it's going to be awesome. Much better to be surprised and enjoy the content when it is released.
  • Avistew;326175 said:
    Well, one episode is entitled "the city that dares not sleep" isn't it? Maybe there is a sleep-related threat about to arrive or something. Or really, could just be an expression, too.
    I think Kane has the idea
    kane;326171 said:
    Knock out gas
  • Avistew;326175 said:
    I don't think it all comes from the end though. I think some of it comes from the beginning of the episode, some from the end, the way it was for Tomb of Sammun-Mak.
    Sorry, I meant "every phrase from the end of the trailers" is actually used in the end of the episode. "Prepare yourself for an epic comedy saga delivered in five monthly episodes" was used at the end of The Penal Zone, if I remember correctly, and "Keep your hands and arms inside the vehicle at all times. The ride's about to get...twisty!" was used at the end of Tomb of Sammun-Mak (This I remember correctly).

    Also, I heard The Highway has a review copy of They Stole Max's Brain. Does this mean we should take his comment about the knock-out gas seriously?
  • Well, considering every title has been taken literally so far, there's probably going to an Alley of the Dolls, and we're probably going to go beyond it.
  • By that logic, "The City That Dares Not Sleep" sounds like an Invasion of the Body Snatchers type thing.
  • or dream le-voles wher Yog Soggoth is the bogeyman and that mens View-Master's Precognition is more relative menig not is-act
  • kane (translated) said:
    or dream levels where Yog Soggoth is the boogeyman and that means View-Master's Precognition is more relative meaning not exact
    actually, that would be a pretty cool idea, like unhypnotizing Sam in 101 but on a larger scale
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