"History will absolve me," says Clarice, and just like usual she believes it so much you sort of believe it too, even though of course the truth is worse: History will not absolve her because there will be no history. There are barely fifty years left, of history. She's helping to end the world, not starting a new one.
Outside, Lacy's curious as to whether Clarice is going to kill her -- and the exploding six or seven floors of the office building over their heads, which just exploded in a bunch of screams and fire and dead Barney, support her hypothesis, but Clarice is just like, "Hope not."
10:26 PM: Amanda -- having spent the last seven hours after her meeting with Jordan going to her house, which is like visible from the cabin, and back -- comes crutching in, armed and ready to blow Clarice away. She asks Clarice -- who probably has Lacy stashed in the crawlspace or something -- why she's so sad. "Two of my students were killed. They were murdered." Amanda's like, "How horrible!" No idea who did it either; they were running with a bad crowd, Barnabus and all. "Yeah, I know what that's like," Amanda says mordantly. You know, being such a card. But just before she pulls out the gun and blows Clarice away, Clarice looks at her and says, almost unthinkingly, "You know, I think you might be the only person I can talk to."
A bad crowd. Not just a mother's revenge, but actual atonement. She can help the Twelve Worlds, reverse the way her daughter harmed them. She can be a hero, and then all of this will make sense. And maybe if Clarice loves her as much as she knows she does, then spying won't be so bad. "Tell me everything," she says, and slips the gun back in her purse.
I mean, it's interesting because why even have the timestamp on the episode if it's not doing anything. All it really did was make things make less sense -- 6AM groceries, seven hours to drive home from the coffee shop -- and it didn't keep anybody from bitching about the constant rain, because those are the same people too dumb to realize it all happened in 23 hours. A very rainy day indeed, for lots of folks.
I guess it's enough to know that in only this one day, Clarice found out just how far her army had strayed, and took righteous care of that; and in one day, Amanda found out that she was out of the frying pan and into a much worse fire, and somehow that did the trick of pulling her together; and that in one day Lacy saw her whole cult family killed and she got kidnapped by a rival cult, and nobody listens to her very good ideas; and that Jordan Duram has suffered some sort of brain hemorrhage that makes him slightly less textured than your average SVU witness.