One of the first decisions you have to make in Life is Strange: True Colors is whether to tell Gabe or keep Ethan's secret. While Alex spent time alone with Ethan, he told him that he planned to go to the mines that night and do some exploration. He insists he'll be fine, but Alex is clearly worried. Once Gabe returns, it's up to you to decide what to do. This choice will have consequences down the line, so should you tell Gabe or keep it a secret from Ethan?
Tell Gabe or keep Ethan's secret?
The best thing to do here is tell Gabe. It's the right thing to do, and he'll appreciate your honesty. He'll call Charlotte to let her know, and your relationship with Gabe and Charlotte will improve.
If you keep Ethan's secret, there won't be any immediate consequences. Alex and Gabe continue to go about their business and Ethan leaves to get ready. No matter what you choose, that choice will have consequences at the end of the chapter.
At the end of Chapter 1, Ethan goes to the mines anyway. Even if you told Gabe and Ethan got in trouble, he'll still leave eventually. This obviously upsets Gabe and Charlotte, and they'll be mad at you if you hide Ethan's secret from them. If you told Gabe, he'll still be very worried, but he'll still thank you for being honest.
It's one of the first major picks in Life is Strange Chapter 1: True Colors, but it doesn't affect much at all. Ethan will always end up going to the mines no matter what you say, and that choice doesn't affect anything in later chapters. Really, nothing in Chapter 1 has huge ramifications for the rest of the game, so just take your time getting to know the citizens of Haven Springs and have fun for now. Don't worry, things will speed up after the introduction.
Life is Strange: True Colors is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. A Nintendo Switch version of the game will arrive at a later date.