But it's not the Bear. Because we are not safe.
Carrie: "Hi. He's dead. Can't hurt anybody anymore."
Brody: "I know. Wait, which one?"
Brody: "You know I killed the VP for you, right? It was him or you?"
Carrie: "Stop covering your ass and get in here. I'll accept that lie for now, because I am very tired and I don't want to think about the fact that I am part of a conspiracy to assassinate the Vice President and still haven't told anybody."
So he goes. And Quinn watches. He's disappointed, but not surprised, to see her kiss him. It just means it's going to be harder. His body travels to the future, a future where he learns that Carrie's been helping Brody all along. A future where he has to kill them both. His body travels to a future where Carrie's still just manipulating Brody, trying to make sure he doesn't disappear. His body travels to a future where all of this is done, and he goes back into the life, into the city, with his gun and a book to read. Signal lost to the noise, like he likes it.
And then he breathes, and calls all those boys home. Back from the cold, cold future.
JACOB CLIFTON is a freelance writer and critic based in Austin, Texas. He currently recaps Gossip Girl, The Good Wife and Homeland for TWoP. Jacob can be found online at jacobclifton.com, on Twitter, and on Facebook. IRL work appears in BenBella's SmartPop series of anthologies, his novel The Urges, and a novelette, "The Commonplace Book," appeared this month on Tor.com.