OK this is it! Months after it's release I'm finally blogging my way through Mass Effect 3, letting you know what I'm doing as I play it as I always intended to do but never did. In this post I cover Shepard's journey out of the Solar System as he goes to get help from the Citadel Council, with a little stopover on Mars on the way.
One thing I forgot to mention was that the kid you saw in the opening video died in the Reaper attack, further strengthening Shepard's resolve to return and defeat the Reapers in a pretty emotional moment. A bit later in the game, Shepard has a nightmare about him, further driving him to take Earth back.