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The blue jay is a bird that appears around the Madsen household. A blue jay also appears in Life is Strange: Before the Storm.

Episode One - "Chrysalis" Edit

The bird tries to fly into Joyce and David's bedroom through a window and hits a closed window pane where it dies. Max Caulfield can rewind to save it by opening the window where the bird will fly inside and perch on top of a wardrobe.

If Max saves the bird from killing itself, Max will later encounter the bird along the path leading to the lighthouse where Max may take an optional photo.

Episode Three - "Chaos Theory" Edit

The bird is seen on a perch in the bathroom. Max can look at the bird.

Episode Four - "Dark Room" Edit

When you arrive back in present time, you will be given the option to leave Chloe's bedroom, to head back to the garage. Instead, stay on the upper level and open the window. Go to the bathroom now, and scare the bird atop the shower. It will fly into the hallway and onto a book shelf. Scare the bird one more time, and it will fly out the window.

Before the Storm Edit

In Before the Storm, a similar looking bird is seen in the parking lot. It flies away when Chloe looks at it and she comments: "Okay, yeah, bye. Elitist Blackwell bird...".

Symbolism Edit

It was speculated that blue jay is Rachel Amber's spirit animal. However, in the Director's Commentary, it was said that "the Doe is clearly linked to Rachel".

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. Evident from Max's comment in episode 3 while at Chloe's house: "Oh, look at the poor bird... He seems kind of freaked out...".