Hendrix celebrates a successful bunker-sealing with some Café Diem take-out. He's thrilled with Vincent's selection, but not quite as happy when he turns around to find Allison with two GD guards. "You'll be staying a while," she says.
Even though I kind of thought the instantanium blocked up the entire hallway, Eva and Carter are seemingly able to move around the facility freely and enter a large office. Eva tells Carter this is where they set off the first atomic bomb. Carter protests that the first atomic bomb was set off at Los Alamos. Yes, go ahead and argue with the 107 year-old woman about historical events, Carter. I'm sure you know better than she does. Eva says Los Alamos learned from her team's mistakes and went with plutonium. They, on the other hand, used a "rare element" only found in certain meteorites. Well, that sounds like a great ingredient. Even if you're successful, you can't make very many bombs because you're using a rare element from outer space. Then again, we'd probably all be better off if atomic bombs were few and far between. Eva says their first test was "flawless" except that it really wasn't because there was that one HUGE flaw of the blast creating a by-product of purple goo, a.k.a. "Element X." I think that's the formula for Powerpuff Girls, actually. Four members of the team were assigned to study the stuff and were exposed to it, which is how they learned about its effects on the human body: rapid aging. Carter asks why everyone aged but Eva. She says no one ever figured that one out. This was before the discovery of DNA, but "Jimmy" knew that her genetic makeup was "one in a million." Instead of asking her what that means or how Jimmy would know that (because these are questions that will not be answered), Carter asks who Jimmy is. Jimmy Perkins was the team leader. Blackman and Ross were the other team members, but they apparently don't deserve first names. Eva was a lowly female and thus relegated to the job of lab assistant. Jimmy told her to keep her exposure a secret so she wouldn't have to seal herself in the bunker like they did. And then she did it anyway, seventy years later! Way to spit in Jimmy's face, Eva. Eva says they locked themselves, the project, and the element X away, although they were so close to a cure at the end (good news, Zoe!), as Eva knows from reading all their paperwork after she redacted it from the bunker. They spent the last month of their lives working hard to save themselves, but they didn't quite make it. Carter's alarmed to hear that Zoe only has twenty-eight days to live -- especially since she was exposed to Element X seven days ago. And she's already got cataracts? Uh oh.