James Cole and José Ramse are nearing starvation and are almost out of ammunition. They attempt to take food from a group of men who turn out to be Marcus Whitley and others from Project Splinter. Cole and Ramse and captured, imprisoned and beaten until Katarina Jones orders the beatings stopped. Jones plays the recording in which Cassandra Railly mentions Leland Frost and Cole.
Jones tells Cole that she wants him to travel back in time to stop he plague. He tells her he will not go.
Ramse later convinces Cole to go.