Meanwhile, back at the cabin, Michaela is trying to help Zeke process what happened to him. She describes her own reentry as difficult. They both have the same calling. They are transported to a rocky outcrop where they are under the night sky looking up at the stars. They both hear Zeke’s voice say, “Go Back”. Michaela thinks it means they need to go back to the cave. — READ MORE
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The missing years
ZEKE: So, if years went by and we didn’t feel it, where were we? In some kind of suspended animation?
MICHAELA: [CHUCKLES] Uh, we are still waiting for the official handbook to come out on that.
ZEKE: [LAUGHS] But there are theories, right?
MICHAELA: About the plane? Oh, yeah. Tons. Um, aliens, wormholes, cryogenic freezing, mass hypnosis. Honestly, no one knows.
ZEKE: Hm. And you just stepped right back into a life that had moved forward half a decade?
MICHAELA: Slammed back in, maybe. I came back to a world that had completely moved on without me. But I had my family to ground me. What about you? Do you have anyone?
ZEKE: Nope. No family. Tale as old as time.
MICHAELA: Someone then? Friends, co-workers?
ZEKE: Look, you’re amazing, and I appreciate everything you’ve done for me. But right now, I have two options. Either you’re insane or I am, and right now, I prefer the former.
Go back! Go back!
They both come out of the calling.
ZEKE: You and I, we were both
MICHAELA: Yeah, under the night sky, filled with stars. I know.
ZEKE: And you you heard my voice say, “Go back”?
MICHAELA: Yeah, I heard your voice, which isn’t usually how these work.
ZEKE: Usually? There’s a usually?
ZEKE: Right, there is that.
MICHAELA: But we both heard it, which I think means we’re supposed to figure this out together.
Figuring it all out
ZEKE: “Go back”? W-What does that even mean? – Go back where?
MICHAELA: I don’t know. Maybe you’re supposed to go back to the cave. How far away is it?
ZEKE: Probably about an hour hike. But I almost died in that cave. I think I m-might just sit this one out.
MICHAELA: No, we both heard it, which means we’re both gonna go.
ZEKE: [SCOFFS] Can I rest for a bit first, tough guy?
MICHAELA: Yeah, of course.
ZEKE: And we’re gonna need some supplies.
MICHAELA: Okay, I’ll go. Like what?
Michaela gets her keys and grabs her coat as she heads for the door.
ZEKE: Water, compass, um, flashlights, pork rinds
MICHAELA: I’m sorry. What?
ZEKE: Pork rinds. Delicious salty snack. They still make those, right?
MICHAELA: Yeah, unfortunately. Um, your first craving back is—
ZEKE: I’m a man of many mysteries.
MICHAELA: Yeah, I don’t think I can handle any more mystery.
Michaela opens the door and heads out. Next to the door is a blue coat rack.