Carter puts the halo on and asks it to show him memories of Fargo. He only gets one and it's not even a real memory. It's a dream Jo once had that the entire town got to share with her. And Stark is in it! And he's in a swordfight. With Fargo. Who then rescues Jo from Stark. I really want to know who in town contributed that memory. I guess it's Fargo, but how lame. Of all the memories of this town and the things he accomplished in it, the only thing he wants to preserve for the rest of time is someone else's dream of him? Not the awesome computer house that only malfunctioned a few times? Anyway, Carter is horrified when the dream ends with Fargo kissing his POV, then wonders where the rest of the Fargo memories are. He was expecting there to be much more of him screwing up and pushing buttons and causing disasters. Because those are things we like to remember forever: other people's screw-ups that almost kill us and the rest of the West Coast. Allison realizes that someone deleted dozens of files from the memory mainframe -- and did so while people's brains were still connected to their little memory balls. Which means that as Fargo deleted the memory files, he also deleted people's memories. Thus, the sudden memory problems people seem to be having. The good news is that this gives Allison an idea of a way to use the mainframe to get into people's heads and call for help. The bad news is that she forgets what that idea was before she has chance to carry it out. The computer voice chimes in to warn Carter and Allison that they only have thirty minutes to get out of GD, and Allison acts like she's hearing about this for the first time. Amnesia is only fun when the stuff you forget is good news.
After the break, Carter has wasted precious time explaining and re-explaining their dire situation to Allison. It's no use. When the computer comes on again to warn Carter and Allison about the sonic sterilization, she's just as alarmed as she was before the break. But Carter doesn't give up on trying to get her to use the neural net to contact the outside world. Not even when Allison doesn't remember that she's the head of GD or that she was even pregnant. She's probably also forgotten about Kevin, but that happened like two years ago so it's not Tess's fault. Allison insists that she hasn't forgotten a thing despite the rather ample evidence, so Carter convinces her to put the halo on and look at some of her missing memories. Of them. I would be asking the halo to show me missing memories of how to use the neural net to call for help, personally, but okay. We get a montage of Allison and Carter's moments together back when they had chemistry, including that really uncomfortable scene where Allison and Carter were stuck to each other and Carter got an erection. Anyway, it doesn't do much for Allison, who still can't remember Carter's name after all the memories. But her lack of memory does jog Carter's that there's a pager sitting in Cafe Diem that can receive a signal from anywhere -- even through the tons of concrete and metal and whatever else is blocking Section 5 from the outside world. Somehow, Allison remembers it, too, even though she didn't remember who Carter was. Weird. She hands her pager over to Carter so he can try to signal his.