Meanwhile, half a world away: Aaron is in Afghanistan and he's taking tons of photos to prove that Jericho's up to serious shenanigans in the area.
And now -- zip! -- back to Los Angeles. We're at a crappy little hotel in the valley, and Lita and Simon have evidently parlayed their mutual superstition and afternoon cocktails in something a little more undressed and horizontal. Simon romantically proposes that Lita run away with him, only so he can get in the dig, "I would say Paris, but you messed that up when your people plastered my face all over the news." Lita, who is sporting a tattoo of a hydra -- a familiar illustration, as Dyson Frost was fond of it -- tells Simon not to get snippy with her. She's just the messenger for a guy named Hellinger -- this is the head of the shadowy cabal. Simon snipes that so far as he's concerned his balance sheet with Hellinger's organization is clean, and if Hellinger wants to deal with him, then he needs to stop sending lackeys like Ricky Jay and show up in person. Lita's all, "With only two more episodes to go, it makes no sense to drag out the mystery over who Hellinger is. So ... wish granted!" There's a knock at the door. Lita, who is wearing Simon's hat and therefore channeling some Off-off-off-off-Broadway version of a Chicago chorine, walks over to open the door and warns Simon, "One thing you should know: He's very charming. Until he's not." We see Tall, Blond and Aryan -- he looks familiar from the episode "The Garden of the Forking Paths." And he's about to have a drink with Simon. Maybe Simon's getting lucky twice in the afternoon?
Back at the FBI, Gabriel's looking over photos and confirming that the poor dead homeless guy Kent, Nhadra (remember her?) and he were all part of the Raven River experiments. Janis asks if all these people were connected by an experiment, and Mark says, "We can posit that Raven River was some kind of research and development, and Somalia was an alpha test for the global blackout on October 6." Vogel suggests, "Or October 6 was the beta test, and this is just the beginning." Mark and Wedeck gently ask Gabriel if he knows the date for the next global blackout. He doesn't know -- but he can point everyone to "the big guy," and it's a picture of Hellinger. Everyone's very excited about this development and things are going swimmingly until Demetri comes in to ask Mark for a moment. This triggers a Gabriel freak-out, complete with whimpering and the attempt to hide inside his hoodie, and Gabriel stands up, pointing a shaky finger at Demetri and bellowing, "He's not supposed to be here right now. You died! You died! Very sad that day, but that's the way it has to go if things are going to work out right!" Cut to Vogel looking very thoughtful -- uh-oh -- and Demetri wondering how much worse his day can possibly get.