A slightly washed-out look lets us know that we're starting in a flashback, as does the fact that the scenario looks familiar -- it's the meeting between Adelle and Caroline that opened the series. Adelle says she's going to make Caroline an offer, and after Caroline does a great impression of Faith for a bit, Adelle gets to the terms: "Your life... for your life." The expression on Caroline's face is like, I've been locked up in this room for two whole days, and at this point I've grown tired of even your normally pleasing accent, so can we please cut the vague bullshit? Adelle complies, saying that if Caroline gives her five years, she'll be free for the rest of her life. Caroline asks if the offer is coming from Adelle or from the "Rossum Corporation," and Adelle's face falls tellingly, but she recovers when Caroline asks why Adelle picked her, smiling that it really happened the other way around, and it's a good thing too. Caroline, no fool, says she knows what she saw and "what started this," prompting Adelle to sigh that the two of them have "been doing this dance" for almost two years. Minor point, but has Caroline been free to live her life over that whole time while Adelle's been trying to recruit her? Or has she been on the run this whole time and only now has been caught? I find it strange that all Adelle seems to be offering her is avoiding prosecution for what she did to Rossum, whereas in the scenario that ends the episode, she offered a big fat carrot in addition to that, it seemed. Anyway, Adelle pours them both some tea as she says she thought she would have learned by now: "Nothing is what it appears to be." Well, I'd think so too, if only because you really seem to be attached to that declaration.
We cut to a closeup of a computer screen that has several images of a brain on it, and then swing over to cover two students entering the lab. They're babbling about some experiments, but stop when they see a fellow student named "Owen," clad only in shorts, sitting on the floor and quite obviously in the middle of doing his own personal rendition of the end of the "I Am A Golden God" reprisal in Almost Famous. Given who he is, the lead-up is a lot geekier, but he does try to take a majestic flying leap -- only the floor-to-ceiling window gets in his way. I should mention that both students touch him before, undeterred just as a bird or a tripping rock star would be, he starts hurling himself against the window, and the female student suddenly starts laughing in a very drug-addled way. The other student, a rather handsome African-American male, gets the joke and starts laughing too, and it's all a big giggle-fest until Owen succeeds in busting the glass with the repeated blows from his head. Well, to be honest, that's not in my experience necessarily going to stop them laughing any time soon, even though we there's blood on the window as he continues. We then pull back and see "Rossum Building" in big letters on the structure's front. Well, if no one else is going to say it, I will: That's some bad vid, there.