Seriously, he isn't. Case in point: * * * * * * * * * * * * SPOILERS coming... * * * * * * * In the hospital, he does all that searching around for something he already had. A piece of hair was needed to combine with the hook, so instead of pulling hair out of his own head, he had to get it from the box. Also, In the apartments, he reaches for a key that Laura kicks away. Why didn't he use his wooden plank with the nail in it? I know I'm just being picky, but it's merely an observation. I love the game, but if I was in his situation, I wouldn't be wandering around that town needlessly or sticking my hand in dark unknown places either.