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Escape, part 5 is the fifth part of chapter IX in the plot of Return of the Obra Dinn. It reveals the fate of Fourth Mate John Davies.

The dust-up between Davies and Gunner's Mate Olus Wiater below deck catches the attention of First Mate Hoscut and seaman Brennan. Hoscut goes downstairs to tend to the wounded Midshipman Thomas Lanke, whom Wiater stabbed earlier. Brennan follows and, thinking that Davies shot Wiater with malice aforethought, clubs Davies in the head, killing him.

When playing a new game, the pocketwatch starts shaking after viewing this diorama, allowing access to Escape, part 4.

Things of interest

Seaman Henry Brennan clubs Fourth Mate John Davies.

  • Nobody's identity can be deduced based on this part alone.


This memory is accessed via a body near the mizzen-mast on the gun deck.


Only middle portion of the gun deck from the mizzen-mast to the main-mast is accessible. Access to the main deck is blocked by Hoscut running down the stairs. The exit is by the main-mast.

Transcript Media:Escape_pt5.ogg

  • [Brennan] "What's all this, you damn fool?"