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For Jodie's biological mother, see Norah Gray.
"Be brave, darling."
—Susan, comforting Jodie

Susan Holmes is a minor character in Beyond: Two Souls. She is the wife of Philip Holmes, the mother of their unnamed child, and the adoptive mother of Jodie Holmes.

Background[]

Little is known about Susan's life prior to the events of the game. At some point, she met and married Philip Holmes. In 1989, the couple had an unnamed child. However, the newborn contracted an unknown illness and was taken to the hospital, where they passed away despite doctors' efforts to save them. Jodie can optionally see a vision of this event in "My Imaginary Friend..." if she enters the Holmes' bedroom and interacts with a photograph of Susan and the baby.

After their child's death, the couple adopted a newborn girl, Jodie, who had been taken from her biological mother by the Department of Paranormal Activities. A scientist advised them that Jodie could develop strange abilities, and to contact the organization if anything "unusual" happened. As Jodie grew older, she began to exhibit supernatural powers and a connection to a spectral entity called Aiden.

At first, Philip and Susan believe that Aiden is just an "imaginary friend." Unlike her husband, who is cold and distant, Susan shows genuine concern for Jodie's well-being and tries to empathize with her.

Events of Beyond: Two Souls[]

My Imaginary Friend...[]

During winter break in 1998, Susan is busy in the kitchen and suggests that Jodie go play outside. When Philip drags Jodie back into the house after a snowball fight turns violent, Susan watches in horror as he nearly hits Jodie before being frightened by Aiden. Later that night, Susan tries to reason with Philip, insisting that Jodie is just a little girl. Despite her efforts, Philip contacts the DPA.

First Interview[]

Susan brings Jodie to a DPA facility for an interview with Nathan Dawkins. She waits outside while Nathan conducts the interview with Jodie. It is apparent from dialogue that Susan has already told Nathan about Aiden.

First Night[]

Susan and Philip leave Jodie to spend a few days at the lab with Nathan and Cole Freeman. Susan is regretful and tries to comfort Jodie, hugging her and telling her to be brave. She is cut off by an insistent Philip. As the couple leaves, she is seen crying.

Alone[]

Susan is reluctant to leave Jodie in Nathan and Cole's care indefinitely, despite Philip's assurances to Jodie that "everyone" has decided it would be the safest option. Susan gives her adoptive daughter a tearful goodbye and is once again interrupted by Philip. As they are leaving, it is possible for Aiden to strangle Philip. If he does so, Susan looks at Jodie with dawning fear on her face before fleeing with Philip. If Aiden does not attack Philip, the couple leaves without further incident.

This is the last chapter where Susan physically appears. However, Jodie keeps a photo of herself and her adoptive parents in her room throughout her time at the lab. In "Separation," the photo is one of the items she can choose to take with her when she is leaving to join the CIA. Alternatively, Jodie can leave the photo untouched or rip it into pieces.

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