Yeah, I thought that part was a bit was silly. Also, there were a couple of bits where you're forced by cutscenes into fights when all my choices thus far would indicate that I wouldn't have attacked. I shouted at my screen "why the fuck did you do that?" more than once.I agree the son was basically a plot device to set up part three. I'm also in the same predicament. As I have many RPGs to finish yet I always play other games instead.