Younger Leland Goines (in an excellent wig and suit!) is accosted by Cole in the line for the bathroom, just as Ramse attacks them both. That doesn’t go well, because now Cole and Ramse are going to have to fight each other.
Turns out that two objects that co-exist in the past and the present, when they collide – turn all the plants red. That’s new, but really does explain the “you are in a red forest” line from earlier, no?
Since Ramse is from the future, he remembers that Markridge is the name of the company that manufactures the virus. So, naturally, Olivia invests in that company, meaning Ramse is responsible for the virus being created.
So, in order to find the location of the Night Room (and the newly created virus), The Army of the 12 Monkeys (working with Ramse) try to get it out of Jennifer Goines and her other Markridge colleagues, but they don't spill so the Army frames her (setting up the events that stick her in the mental ward where Cole later finds her in Episode #2).
Quick catch up: everything happened as we’ve already seen: Goines getting shot, losing the virus in Chechnya, Oliver Peters making more of it. And now, the only thing left, says Olivia, is to release the plague.
Olivia is on the job. She’s the private investor for the “private sector project” that the Senator is working on. And with her help, Aaron could be in the running to spearhead that effort (which will ensure him a safe locale when the virus breaks out).