The episode starts with a short recap of the previous events, customized for each player based on the decisions they took in the first game. The previous choices are also often carried over in the conversations and in some cases Max is able to still admit to a lie from the previous episode. This episode focuses mostly on Max and Chloe as they bond again. Chloe wants Max to experiment with her powers, but she discovers there are limitations and starts to suffer nosebleeds after using it too often. Many locations and characters return, but there are also new ones. The two final, previously unknown characters are opened up in Max' diary: Chloe's mother Joyce and the drug dealer Frank. After waking up and some time in the dorm, Max has the opportunity to visit the Two Whales Dinner owned by Joyce. Chloe and Max then go to a junkyard and finally Max ends up at school again. After the unexpected snow in the first episode, the strange phenomena continue with an unannounced solar eclipse.
The gameplay is identical to the first episode with the time rewinding mechanic, important and minor choices and the way she can interact with people. There is a new page with locations in her book, optional photos to take and her diary is furthered based on the decisions. As with the first episode it ends with a short preview of what's coming next.