Turns out, in this timeline, Alice works for the bunnies. (She's a radish smuggler.) It also turns out that in this timeline, when Alice saw Quentin and Julia in the Tesla Flexion, she was granted the power to bring Quentin back, but without his shade. And without his shade, Quentin became a new incarnation of the Beast. Also, Alice 23 promised herself to someone for eternity. Where have we seen a captured Alice before? Library perhaps?