Olivia's waiting outside Ned Ned's recovery cube and she apologizes, indirectly, by telling Bryce that it was her hangups owing to her own flashforward that prejudiced her against seeing the merit in Bryce's arguments. Bryce admits that his own marvelous, heretofore-unseen flashforward is what biased him toward believing Ned Ned and thereby coming up with the obscure diagnosis in the nick of time. Olivia then gently fishes for a status update on Bryce's mental and emotional health and he glassily repeats, "The future saved me." This makes me wonder: why are we not seeing a wave of suicides from people who saw their futures and decided, "To hell with this all"?
By the way, Dylan Simcoe is back under Olivia's care. She is none too pleased about this.
That night, at stately Benford Manor, Mark greets Nicole very warmly and she gives him the 411 on Charlie's daily activities. None of those activities included recounting in detail what her flashforward was, which is just too bad for Mark, but he does get a chance to talk to Nicole about her flashforward and her subsequent disappearing act. Nicole says sheepishly, "I'm trying to figure out why you guys didn't fire me." Mark tells her she's part of the family, then asks if she'd like to talk about what happened.
"I saw someone drowning me in my flashforward. I saw someone drowning me, and I don't understand, but I felt like I deserved what was happening. Like I'd done something wrong and there was no other way out," Nicole says. We see her in a white dress, being drowned in an impossibly blue and clear body of water. She adds that she saw the man's face while he was doing it. So do we -- and it looks an awful lot like the priest who was so freaked out a few scenes ago. Nicole finishes: "He pushed me back down, and then I was just gone. What did I do to deserve being murdered?" We see her drift to the bottom of the pool, a modern Ophelia. If rosemary's for remembrance, what flower stands for precognition?
Mark's brow is furrowed upon hearing all this, but his brow is furrowed nearly all the time, so it's not like we can gauge how deeply he was affected by Nicole's story. But he consoles her: "I've known you a long time. You didn't do anything wrong, and you won't. Tomorrow, I'm going to have a detective friend of mine from the LAPD come talk to you. We're not going to let anything bad happen. I want to do whatever I have to, to make sure you're safe." But how will he fit it into his busy schedule of getting punched by coworkers and guilting his wife over her flashforward? I worry that the extra responsibility will drive him to the bottle.