Liz the Late Night Gamer
Having exhausted all the notes and re-examining nearly ever scene, there may have been a little Internet searching for tips. Liz found one clue that we missed (and would never have found/seen again, in that it no longer appeared in the game)… so we likely never could have proceeded without some degree of help.
I say we, but it’s all her. I’ve tapped out a lot from the game, but she’s been hooked and continues to progress forward. Snapped this photo around 1:30 AM.