I'm playing through Ch. 4 again - which I LOVE - nothing has made me happier than returning to all the wonderful familiarities of TLJ. Anyway - I doubt I'm the first to think of this, but I am convinced that Zoe is dreaming all through Propast - in other words - I think she is still in the coma. And the reason is because: In Dreamfall: TLJ when she hooked up to the Dreamer at home (in Stark - at The Fringe & from Japan) - her body stayed behind. And when she was IN Marcuria - DREAMING - every time she was sent back home, her body disappeared - remember Na'ane and April freaking out "Where did she go??" and in the end scene when the Azadi kill the Rebels - Brynn and Chawan make her fall asleep and her body "poof! disappears again. Because when she is in a dream her body disappears when she goes to another location. In Propast when she hooks up to the Dreamer in front of Mira - her body disappears - meaning she was never really there in bodily form - she was in Propast in a dream (still in the coma). Make sense? I can't wait until Book 5!
*Note: I posted same topic discussion over on Steam...
EDITED to add further explanation I posted later in this thread:
I actually don't think Propast is REAL. I don't think it is a real place and as such I don't think Reza was ever there. I think Reza died in Venice in Dreamfall TLJ. I think that Propast is in Zoe's mind in her dreamstate/coma state - where she is trying to wake up. And the struggle to wake up has caused her to have these experiences which are subtly reminding her who she is and where she needs to be. So for example, Reza in her "dream-coma" is there b/c she is remembering she had a boyfriend, she is remembering they had some problems - and eventually she will remember how she went to go look for him in Venice and that's what led her to the dreamers and WatiCorp. Another example: Zoe needs to remember Arcadia - so her dream-coma state of Propast is littered with signs - i.e. the Crow-Light-Up-Talking-Map. I believe as Queenie is a dragon - she had forced her way into Zoe's mind to aid her in waking up - and that was a real experience. If Hanna is magical then the experiences with her may be real as well. I may not be right, of course, but do you understand my theory better now? It's a bit confusing -but its what I really think now. I think the events in Propast (a/k/a Zoe's confused mind) represents her struggle to wake up.
*I added this further explanation here b/c we seem to be confusing ourselves with the dual meaning of the word "dream" as Dreamfall gives "dream" another meaning as pertains to Zoe: I believe when Zoe "dreams" herself into Marcuria - Marcuria is a REAL world. Zoe's special power of course is as The Dreamer. When I say I think she was "dreaming" through Propast that was a generic (confusing!) use of the word - as in "its all in her head" with of course some potential magical intruders!
OK I'm playing TLJ, the Original again - just downloaded - back to the beginning!