Leonard Maurice Caruso is one of two main protagonists in A Way Out.
Leo was brought up in an orphanage and turned to crime early in his life. When stealing a famous diamond, everything went horribly wrong.
Now he must get out of prison and set things right for his son, his wife and for himself.
It is known that Leo was abandoned by his parents at a very young age, and left him in an orphanage. This is also where he met his current wife, Linda.
Events of A Way Out
- Throughout the game, Leo can be charismatic at times, but also headstrong. He is often the one coming up with the straightforward and risky ideas, such as direct assault with the gas station robbery, or driving straight across the bridge.
- Though he acts gruff and insensitive, underneath this false persona he actually cares deeply for his son and his wife. Not to mention he grew to appreciate Vincent's company throughout the game. He is a good father and husband and has a positive relationship with his small family.
There are two endings for Leo: One where he lives, though this results in Vincent's death. Or one where Vincent kills Leo
In one ending, Vincent grabs the gun first and shoots Leo in the chest. Both realizing that this is the end, they both grab each other's hands until Leo dies from the gunshot. Time passes and Vincent arrives at Linda's trailer to give her the news. Vincent tells Linda about Leo's death, which horrifies her and she sends him out of the door. When Vincent goes to make amends with his wife, Leo's "funeral" appears afterward. With the only visible attendants being Linda and Alex.
In the other ending, if Leo reaches the gun, he will shoot Vincent in the chest. Realizing he's doomed to die, Vincent asks Leo to deliver a letter to his wife, Carol. Later, time passes as shown by his beard. He reunites with his wife and son before packing up to go. Before he does, he delivers the letter. The epilogue shows Vincent's funeral, and the family driving off into the distance.
- It is known that Leo is afraid of heights, which is brought up many times during his escape with Vincent
- It is later revealed that this because he fell out of a tree when he was 8, and broke his arm.
- Leo appears to be of Italian descent, it is also implied that Leo may or may not have been associated to some kind of italian mafia, though this could just be simple coincidence
- Leo is presumeably left-handed, seen from writing on the wall and in a book while waiting for Vincent to arrive in his cell.
- Another scene suggests this, when Vincent walks up to Leo after helping him steal the chisel. It is seen that Leo is writing on a little notepad with his left hand. It's also seen when he holds a gun.
- His cell number is 48.
- From the chapter "Fugitives", Leo inspects a sewing machine, saying that he has always wanted to learn how to sew.
- The actor who plays Leo, Fares Fares, is brothers with the Director of A Way Out, Josef Fares.