Abdi translates his childhood friend's flashforwards as depicted on the tape. Then he translates his mother's flashforward -- "She was looking for me. She couldn't find me, but she had hope. She knew I would survive, that I had hope." And then -- because this is 1991 -- Dyson Frost and his awesome McGyver 'do pop onto the screen. Frost explains that these interviews prove the subjects had a "consciousness shift two weeks into the future." The tape gets all distorted. Everyone is reeling over realizing that Dyson Frost/D. Gibbons was in Somalia in 1991 conducting an experiment. I'm sure Mark and Wedeck are going to love adding this to their puzzle. Vogel quietly tells Abdi, "You see? God didn't have anything to do with this. This was man." Abdi has had many challenges to his belief system in the past day, Vogel. You might want to go easy on told-you-sos.
Simon's found a hatch to the nest of tunnels and chambers underground and, with the confidence of someone who knows these plans inside and out, he trots around, explaining that here lies the remnants of five interconnected, smaller linear accelerators. "Somehow, they unleashed a tachyon burst, creating a beta test for the global blackout in this village. You [Abdi] weren't in the village at the time the experiment was conducted, which explains why you didn't lose consciousness." Demetri muses, "It took five accelerators to create this blackout, there's no way one knocked out the entire world." Ah, but never underestimate the pace of technological innovation.
Bored with the science talk, Vogel's moved on and found a secret chamber strewn with skeletons. Demetri looks sickened as he tells Abdi, "I don't think your people were driven off by the war." Everyone descends. Vogel leans forward and notes that everyone was shot. Demetri adds that the civil war provided a handy cover for making an entire village disappear. Over by the wall, Janis angrily says, "They showed them tomorrow, and ripped it away."