Warning: If you don't want to know what happened in this episode, don't read this photo recap!
Cassie and Deacon return from the future with the news that the facility will be destroyed within the next year, but they don't know how or exactly when. And Cassie and Cole have some new problems to work through.
Thing is - if Ramse had killed Cassie, all of the problems would be solved. No Witness, no plague, no Army of the 12 Monkeys. But also, no Cassie. No Cassie and Cole. No Cassie and Cole's baby. These are next-level parenting choices, team. But until they figure out what comes next - nobody can know that they know who The Witness is.
Jennifer's plan is basically this: they're going to splinter back to 1989, steal "The Word of The Witness" from the back of a painting at an art auction, splinter it back to make a copy, and then return it to the painting so that Olivia can buy it, as she did back then.
So now, our heroes have to sneak into the auction house early to get the painting. Jennifer cooks up a plan within the plan - to smuggle Cassie and Cole into the auction house in one of her father's antique cars. When Cassie asks if Cole would have told her about their son, he says, "you didn't need to know." Ouch.
The Trojan horse plan works, but Cole is having a really hard time with all of this. Not only did he kill Ramse recently, he just found out his son is the man who started the apocalypse. Is their son looking to wipe out humanity because of Cole's genetics?
Jennifer has sweet, wise words for her former self, but is sure not to get too close (causality…you know how it is). Jennifer manages all this while getting the document back into the painting and off to Olivia. Causality problem solved.
Back at the facility, Jones goes over the copy. And it turns out Jennifer decided to protect Cassie and Cole. Jones isn't angry because she has no idea what they're hiding from her. The team has a lot of new leads now that they've seen the Word of The Witness.
With new leads come new problems. Now that they have "The Word of the Witness" - they're left with new places to look for answers. And to start? 1953, in a revival tent, when the Witness was just getting started.