We take a break to let that sink in. During the break, Keiko and Bryce have their flashforward meet-cute, and Nicole continues toward her watery final resting place. (I cannot believe Bryce has conveniently forgotten all about her flashforward. What. A. Tool.) And then, we find out that the mysterious man from Nicole's flashforward was not drowning her, he was trying to save her. And he succeeds.
Speaking of "he," guess what Janis just found out? Her baby's a boy. So much for that immutable, inevitable future, eh? Or does this presage another "the universe is out of whack" timeline? We'll never know, so that makes this the series' Unanswered Question Number Three.
At the FBI building, Wedeck is hunkering down in the bathroom, ready to blow away any sap with murderous intent and poor bladder control. It's a clever twist on his original flashforward.
At NLAP, Demetri says with no small amount of relief, "We're almost through this thing. We can finally go back to the way things used to be, where the only stuff we see is what's right in front of us." Where we don't throw away a stable relationship with a woman who will do anything for us in order to fulfill our best friend's fertility-fueled flashforward, he does not add. Simon sighs, "Welcome to the future."
In a part of the FBI that is not yet pocked with bullets, Mark figures out that Gabriel encoded the date and time of the next flashforward onto the current Mosaic mural. Oh, the insane! So quirky and obfuscating! So convenient to the plot! So ... telling us the next blackout is going to happen in like, 12 minutes.
Mark would tell people, but first he has to survive being hunted by what look like the unholy offspring of mimes and ninjas.
And Simon is only now figuring it out -- whomever he gave access to via his little software package has created a clone of the mainframe. Ergo, Simon's working on a fake "designed to keep me from getting in. They knew I'd be back." Ah, but Simon has an archived account somewhere else, and he'll use that to get in and nuke the replica account, then disable the software he originally installed. Within seconds, Simon's finished his computer-fu and he's handed Demetri a flash drive. Simon flashes a grin and says, "This has everything you need to nail the bastards."