And now, in subplots I somewhat care about: Nicole rings Bryce's doorbell and greets him with, "Happy flashforward day! I know you love these [cupcakes]. They're for you." Giddy with sugar and infatuation, Bryce leads her inside to view his latest artistic creation: a sketch of Nicole. He says breezily, "So, I haven't planned out everything for tonight, but I thought maybe we could start with some water polo, we could bob for apples, maybe finish with some scuba diving." He finds this hilarious, but Nicole -- who has just stumbled upon Bryce's old drawing of Keiko -- can no longer be amused because her conscience pains her too much. Nicole asks if Bryce is okay with "tonight. With us?" Bryce is like, "Let me think: Lady I have never met or cupcake-delivering lady whose throat is currently hosting my tongue? Shyeah."
Speaking of Lady Bryce has never met, she is getting word from someone vaguely official, or legal -- well, Japanese-speaking at any rate -- that she could end up moldering in this detention facility until her hearing, which will then usher in the inevitable Back-to-Nippon denouement. Keiko's none too thrilled to find out that her stay as a guest of US Immigration could be as long as a year. The agent lady tells her, "I know it's hard, but just keep believing." Keiko looks at her tattoo and perks up a bit.
LAX: Demetri's just surprised Zoey in the food court, and she is ecstatic. According to her advance agents (her parents), there's a hot tub in the room. Demetri proceeds to piss all over Zoey's good mood by blurting out that he helped Janis fulfill her flashforward -- "I slept with Janis so she could get pregnant. I know it was wrong, but the future was happening. I-- my life was ending. Another life was beginning. It sounds crazy, but I thought I was going to die, and it made sense at the time." Zoey gives him a classic Are you KIDDING me? look, and lays it out for Demetri: She spent the last few months of her life cashing in all her personal and professional chits to make sure his sorry ass didn't check out on March 15, and the fact that he would schtupp Janis in a fit of fatalism more or less tells her that he had no faith in the two of them sharing a future. Demetri tries to placate her with, "You were right. I want to start over. Please marry me. Please marry me." Zoey is all, "So, I'm still going to Hawaii. But you are uninvited. And I don't know if I'll be calling you when I get back." Good for her! She leaves Demetri sitting in the food court wondering what he's going to do with 15 different covers of "Islands in the Stream."