Back in the subplot I wish would check itself into rehab or get rubbed out by Jericho: Tracy has passed out on the couch. Aaron looks at the empty wine bottle on the coffee table, and is fortunately distracted by a knock on the door. He deposits the bottle in the trash and sees Mark at the door. Mark asks to come in, but Aaron pointedly steps outside. Mark semi-non-apologizes for being out-of-line, and Aaron unloads about Tracy: "She's back, but she's not the person she used to be. That person is dead. She's broken, angry, scared. She drinks herself to sleep every night. She's a messed-up alcoholic, Mark. And I'm to blame for all of it." She enlisted because she wanted to be just like me. And now she drinks just like me. There's not a damn thing I can do about it." Aaron is genuinely pained by saying all this aloud; Mark looks bored and irritated. He's a giver, that Benford. The two men conclude that they really can't resume a sponsor/sponsor-ee relationship, but, Aaron chokes out, "I could really use a friend." Mark makes no move to hug said friend, but at least he says, "You've got a friend."
And then ... Bryce's flight has landed at LAX and he's debarking, looking all dispirited and disgruntled. As some intricate guitar playing starts up, we see that not far behind him, toting a guitar and letting her hair flow free, is Keiko. We finally see her whole flashforward: she's running down a wet street (or off a set -- there's scaffolding) as fireworks spark, her guitar slung over her shoulder. Keiko is grinning and she looks simply radiant. She pulls open a door and we see a notice reading "Best of Los Angeles restaurants," then heads into the Japanese place. She finds Bryce and grins to see him. In the passenger area, Keiko puts down her guitar for a moment and pulls up her sleeve. We see that she' got her tattoo -- "Believe." The episode ends with her remembering the rest of her flashforward, then grinning as she heads into a new life.