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."
Abdi finds his mother's necklace, the one he will be wearing in the flashforward. He concludes that, if man did this and not God, there were specific men who did this. And one very specific man is Simon, architect of the tower. Abdi forces Simon to his knees, shouting, "God delivered you to me so I could avenge my people! So I could mark a new beginning!" But before anyone can try to talk Abdi out of turning Simon into a flesh doily, Vogel's already shot the man in the back. So much for becoming a crusader for peace -- and so much for those people's related flashforwards. Also, given that Abdi had already shown a willingness to listen to Janis, and a willingness to examine his beliefs in light of new evidence, Vogel's decision to shoot seems a tad boneheaded. Janis says numbly, "Better angels. His vision. This wasn't supposed to happen."
Back in Los Angeles, Olivia makes one final pitch for fleeing the Los Angeles area, but Mark can't bring himself to go along with it. "This is what we signed on for. You save lives, and I save lives, and this is how we do it," he says. Olivia's all, "Going by our flashforward, we're not really doing it well under your scheme," but Mark is driven by the need to have things play out in a way that will underline his investigation. And this is how the schism between Mark and Olivia begins ...
In Somalia, Demetri and Janis are having a few drinks to unwind after a long day of near-death and actual-death experiences. She hoists her cup with "To yet another flashforward never coming true." Demetri twigs to this being about Janis's flashforward not coming true, and says, "You can still have a baby, right?" "Yeah, but I can't have Willa," Janis says ruefully, "It was supposed to happen this weekend. And now her window's closed and she's never gonna get here." She has a brief moment of perspective -- "I just saw a mass grave and all I can think about is a mythical baby" -- and Demetri embroiders it with, "Grave, baby, you're having a circle-of-life moment." It always comes back to The Lion King, doesn't it? Demetri knocks back his drink and says, "You know, the weekend's not over." He gives Janis a look suggesting that he's willing to rise to the unusual occasion, in the name of friendship. Janis bursts out laughing. Demetri says good-naturedly, "If it's baby-making you need, I will take one for the team." Janis chuckles, "First of all, no offense, but that's kind of gross --" Demetri feigns hurt feelings, but he's also laughing, and she continues, "Second of all, that's like 1000% wrong." Demetri says facetiously, "Desperate times." Janis reminds him, "I'm gay." "I will make you gayer!" Demetri replies cheerily. He's a very good friend for sticking with the conversation, and I like how it underscores their friendship. Demetri says more seriously, "Chances are, I won't be around in a couple of months, and it would be nice if Willa was." And then, mercifully, the scene ends. Hooray for ambiguity! And while it's nice to think back on Janis's flashforward and say, "Awww! She's all verklempt because she's carrying a piece of her good friend into the world," there is also the whole "Why doesn't Demetri just knock up Zoey if they're both so concerned about keeping him around?" question, to say nothing of whether or not Janis is actually capable of going through with intercourse given how very not turned on by men she is. I sort of hope the two of them decide not to go through with it; I am sure I will be proven wrong.