And now we're up to April 22 or so. Lloyd is trying to explain physics during a show on a cable news channel, a task that is only slightly less difficult than finding a woman in a burqa at the Playboy mansion. Lloyd argues that seeing our futures may actually change them, but "the future has a way of fighting back," so "small things may change, but the forces of the universe may be pushing us toward the futures we have seen." As Lloyd talks, we see that his show is being broadcast on the TVs in Olivia's hospital, and she's half-listening as she checks on Gabriel and removes the glasses from his sleeping face.
The scene switches to Mark's office, where he and Demetri are watching as the cable interviewer asks, "What about the people who were meant to die before April 29, but lived past the fatal event?" Lloyd calls them "statistical anomalies." Or "people in the credits," if you're Demetri. The next scare-mongering question: What if the universe decides to course-correct itself radically now that people have had the nerve to live past their death dates or try to change their outcomes? Can we call it destiny? Lloyd punts with, "I'm just a scientist. I'm not qualified to answer that question." Simon -- who has been watching in an SUV as he is chauffered somewhere -- rolls his eyes at that.
We then meet the Celia for whom Al died, in an effort to prevent his flashforward -- and her death -- from coming true. Celia Quinones comes on the television, acknowledges Al's family with her gratitude, then bores us silly with her story. She evidently bores the viewers in FlashForwardland, too, because they're calling in to ask Lloyd if it's at all possible for the blackouts to have caused permanent brain damage. Lloyd doesn't reply, "You mean to people who didn't fall and bang their heads against anything sharp?" Instead, he's like, "...No." The caller then redirects: "Well. People's lives have been ruined. What if this happens again?" I'm guessing by "people's lives" the caller means "my life, because I can no longer blame 'brain damage' as the reason my wife up and left my moron ass." Or perhaps I'm unfairly projecting based on what a maroon this guy sounds like. Lloyd insists there's not another blackout coming.
In his office, Mark snorts, "I almost believe him myself." Demetri inquires, "Tell me again why we're not telling people there's another blackout coming?" Mark points out that since nobody knows when the next blackout will occur, telling everyone "Oh, there's another event like this coming, but we don't know when. So, um, cross your fingers every time you get behind the wheel, huh?" would lead to mass panic and political unrest.