We didn't expect August 24 to be the day we finally learned about Half-Life 2: Episode 3's story and conclusion, but here we are.

Yesterday, Half-Life designer and writer, Marc Laidlaw, posted a blog on his personal website detailing a potential plot summary for what could have been Half-Life 2: Episode 3. It is, in all likelihood, the closest we will ever get to a true wrap-up to the cliffhangers at the end of Half-Life 2: Episode 2, and we really wanted to talk about it.

We approached this discussion like we would an entry in our spoiled series so warning – Half-Life spoilers are discussed in great detail. If you don't want to know what happens at the end of Half-Life 2's episodes, or you want to read Laidlaw's blog post before listening to other people talk about it, do it now before watching the video. Alternatively, you can also watch this video for a summary of Laidlaw's story if you don't like looking at words.

For more on Half-Life 3, check out Reiner's feature from earlier this year, Searching For Half-Life 3.