Norman needs to escape before his shipped out
Emma and Ray want Norman to pretend that he escaped, but in reality, he will just be hiding in the area. His transmitter will be disabled before he disappears. Ray explains the mechanism behind all of the role-playing involved for the farm to be successful.
If Norman does escape, then either Emma or Ray would take his place in the shipping. Since Emma is in a bad state, that leaves Ray as the next candidate. Emma suggests that Ray gets injured, sick, or whatever purposefully so that the shipping would be delayed.
It's settled. Norman will escape and will work behind the scenes.
Norman ask Ray a very interesting question: how did Ray know the secrets behind the house? which Ray replies that he knew from the very beginning.
In this chapter we have the following Research Elements: