In the other room, Gael wryly asks Olivia how he looks, and she says, "Like you're in pain" but not sympathetically. She rejects his warning that his absence will be noticed by saying she doesn't believe anyone's coming for him -- he wasn't there because they were seen or triggered some kind of alert, but because -- Olivia pulls the breadcrumbs out -- he came to feed the birds. And since he's probably not even supposed to be here, this will be the last place anyone would look. It would also be the last place anyone would look, because they'd find him there and thus stop looking.
Olivia leans in to speak conspiratorially to him, adopting the Good Cop role in the classic Good Cop/Batshit Cop dynamic, and urges Gael to tell Etta what she wants to know before he ages into the colostomy bag years. "You must have something to live for. I'm trying to help you," she says.
Gael, presumably fishing around a little for information, says she doesn't have the authority to do that, does she? Olivia says, "Well, what authority do I need?" instead of "I'm her mother," and Gael says loyalists don't just walk away when they've been captured by the resistance. After watching Etta for five minutes, I believe that, but Olivia asks how he can be so sure, prompting a "You're new to the resistance" comment. Olivia cryptically says she's been around longer than he thinks -- you know, I'd like to see Olivia take advantage of her two decades in suspended animation for a few more "Miss Fitzhenry?" "Bugsy Brown" moments.
Anyway, Gael says he isn't going to survive this and he's not afraid to die, so he'll tell Etta what she wants to know if Olivia will go and tell his son I'm not coming home, and that he loved him very much. "I don't want him to keep looking for me. I don't want him hoping he'll see me again. I've seen that too many times, people waiting for people who never come home," he says, voice shaking. Nice work by guest actor Eric Lange here.
Before Olivia can respond, Etta finally comes in -- did she stop off for coffee on the way back? -- and wordlessly starts powering up the angel device again. Gael looks to Olivia, who gives him a small nod, and so he tells Etta that everyone has an access code, and you can't get in without one.
Etta shuts off the device and asks what's in the building. The main power grid is still in there, says Gael, but other than that he doesn't know. "I don't go below the First Floor. We don't ask. Rumours, mainly." Ahhh, Fleetwood Mac record storage!
Wait, not Rumours but rumors, of experiments. "Of what?" asks Etta. Little sigh from Gael. "On everything." He gives them the first part of his two-part access code: 010567. The second part? asks Etta. "Me," says Gael.