Half-Life: Alyx has some very long chapters, especially in the early-going. Long, stressful segments in creepy environments where there's never enough downtime to feel a sense of relief. That's why I welcomed the chapter called "Jeff." I figured it'd be a breezy narrative-based bit, probably meeting a new resistance fighter who'd help my cause, or something like that.
No one has ever been so wrong about something.
Here's the part where I tell you it's nothing but spoilers ahead, and throw down the obligatory buffer image so as to divert any wandering eyes. By the way, does this guy look familiar?