|"I got signals, I got readings, in front and behind!"|
"Where, man? I don't see shit."
Russel was a Seegson employee of an unknown rank aboard Sevastopol Station, working under the Seegson Synthetics department. When a lone Xenomorph was unleashed on the station by the crew of the Anesidora in 2137, he became one of the survivors desperately waiting for rescue.
Russel and Smythe seemed to be close associates with one another.
During the Xenomorph outbreak, Smythe and fellow survivor Russel took refuge outside of the Synthetic Showroom where they hoarded supplies, with Russel announcing to any remaining survivors who came across his archive log that he would be setting up a shop. He also expressed concern over the disappearance of fellow associates Suzanne and Spedding and hoped that if anyone knew where Suzanne was they would notify him.
Whilst Ripley was onboard the station, Russel and Smythe were exploring Seegson Synthetics around the fluid plant reception when a Working Joe began chasing Russel. In a fit of desperation, Russel ran to the elevator and was able to escape, abandoning Smythe. Afterwards, he shut down access to the elevator so the Joe couldn't follow him, but he sent a message to Smythe assuring that he will come back for him, to which Smythe angrily replied to.
Smythe's corpse can be found in Seegson Synthetics. A rolled up magazine was shoved down his throat which he choked to death on, presumably done by the Working Joe that was previously chasing Russel.
As for Russel, a corpse can be found inside his "shop" that is presumed to be him, though it is unknown how he died.
- Alien: Isolation (corpse only)