Olive’s Timeline

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Background

Childhood

  • Surprises mom (Grace) and dad (Ben) by going in their bedroom one morning (102.14)
  • While learning to ride her bike down Tait Hill with no hands she busted her lip three times, refusing to quit until she did it (cf. 107.18)
  • Ben makes Olive feel better when after a bike runs over her model plane, he puts it in the water and it floats. She says, “Thank you, Daddy. You always makes everything better,” and then gives him a big hug.  This occurs while they are visiting Bethesda Fountain. (104.8)

Flight 537 from Jamaica to New York

DAY 0

CONNECTIONS:   Ben | Cal | Grace | Jared | Michaela | Olive | Saanvi

Afternoon — 4/7/13

  1. While waiting at  airport in Jamaica, family notified of overbooked flight, says goodbye to Ben and Cal who along with Michaela take a different flight (101.1).

Evening

  • While on board Flight 537, Olive tells her grandpa, Kevin Stone, after looking outthe window that “this is the longest I’ve ever been away from Cal.” Her grandpa then says, “Being a twin is a heck of a special relationship. You always feel connected, no matter where you are”  (105.1).
  • When Olive wants to wait for Cal and Ben at the airport, and not go home, Grace shows her the screen with all the incoming flights.  Flight 828 is on time, to arrive at 1:40 am at gate C8. While they are looking at it, the arrival time switches to a red box marked, “See Agent” (105.1).
  • Family notified after landing, that Flight 828 has disappeared from radar, and passengers are missing. As her grandma holds her tightly, Olive screams, “I want my dad! I want my dad!”  (105.2)

The 5 1/2 Years after Flight 828

After 6 Months

  • Olive remains strong for the first sixth months, while Grace descends into a deep depression. One morning Olive cuts herself trying to make a ham and cheese sandwich for her mom. After this incident, Grace seeks help (105.7)
  • After Olive hears that the odds of finding any trace of the doomed flight were slim, and that the families may never recover their loved one’s remains (cf. 105.7), she has nightmares and refusing to leave the house, let alone ride in a car or go to school. Grace gets Olive help, having her meet with a therapist twice a week (101.14).

After Two Years

  • Olive and her mom have left the house exactly the same. When her therapist they need to let go, Grace packs up all of Ben and Cal’s belongings, and leaves them on the curb for the Salvation and Army. Olive, however, cancels the pickup refusing to believe that her brother is dead. She can still feel him alive (102.19).
  • Olive is suspicious of Danny who begins dating her mom (although they first met a year and a half ago). Olive is furious when Grace brings him over for dinner, telling him that she will not be hugging him. Later, Olive tells Danny that “Cal is not dead. He is just lost. And some day, when I grow up I am going to find him” (105.13)

Unknown Time

  • Olive takes up rock climbing, as a healthy outlet for what has been troubling her (cf. 107.18).
  • Olive begins dating Cal’s best friend, Kevin (cf. 103.14 ff)

Reappearance of Flight 828

DAY 1

CONNECTIONS:   Ben | Cal | Grace | Jared | Michaela | Olive | Saanvi

Evening — 11/4/18

DAY 2

CONNECTIONS:   Ben | Cal | Grace | Jared | Michaela | Olive | Saanvi

All Day — 11/5/18

  1. Waits anxiously for her dad and brother, who are being held for questioning inside one of the airport’s hangers, to be released (101.3).

DAY 3

CONNECTIONS:   Ben | Cal | Grace | Jared | Michaela | Olive | Saanvi

Afternoon — 11/6/18

  1. Reunited with dad and brother (101.5)
    1. Hugs her dad (Ben)
    2. Startles Cal, her twin brother as she is now 5 1/2 years older than he.

Ep 1 – Relationship with dad

DAY 4

CONNECTIONS:   Ben | Cal | Grace | Jared | Michaela | Olive | Saanvi

All DAY — 11/7

  1. Presumably, Olive is at school.

DAY 5

CONNECTIONS:   Ben | Cal | Grace | Jared | Michaela | Olive | Saanvi

Morning — 11/8

  1. Olive’s soccer team is having a special soccer in preparation for a soccer tournament later that day (cf. 107.8).  Ben shows up unexpectedly, and apologizes to her for making the choice to stay behind in Jamaica. He admits to having lost sight of her life while trying to get help for Cal. Olive gives her dad a hug (101.7).

Evening

  1. After a late dinner, Olive is astonished at what a fast player Cal is while playing Banagrams, a game he had just learned how to play. After her mom receives a text from Danny asking if she told Ben yet, and how he misses her, Olive asks her mom, “What are you gonna do?”  (101.23)

Ep 2 – Relationship with her Brother

DAY 6

CONNECTIONS:   Ben | Cal | Grace | Jared | Michaela | Olive | Saanvi

Morning — 11/9

  1. While making coffee in the kitchen (with lots of milk and sugar in it), Ben comes in, and asks her if after school they could hang out and catch up. She tells him she has soccer practice, and has fallen behind in her homework the last week (102.2).
  2. While they are talking, when Ben asks her if she is hearing any music, she thinks that Alexa may be acting up in the living room. When he leaves the kitchen, and her mom enters, Olive asks if she told him about Danny yet, “This isn’t cool. He deserves to know” (102.1).
  3. Olive attends school, while Ben and Grace go to hospital with Cal to begin his cancer for another round of cancer treatments.

Evening

  1. When she returns home from soccer practice, Ben tries a second time to see if she wants to go out for ice cream after dinner, but she declines saying she has to study (102.14).

DAY 7

CONNECTIONS:   Ben | Cal | Grace | Jared | Michaela | Olive | Saanvi

Morning — 11/10

  1. It’s Saturday. We are not sure what Olive is doing. Grace has taken Cal to buy new toys, and while Ben returns with Radd to Riker Island to again talk to Adio.

Afternoon

  1. After Cal returns home with new toys, and is still not satisfied—missing his old toys, Olive asks Ben to take her for a drive where they go to a storage facility where Olive had been keeping Cal’s old toys (102.18).
  2. When asks Olive whose locker they were in, she tells him a “friend” of Grace’s. Olive and her dad then hug before he leaves to search for the source of music playing in his head (102.18).

Evening

  1. By the time Ben finds Blake with the jewels, and he is apprehended by the police, all Olive wants to do is go home (102.20).
  2. When they arrive home, they unpack Cal’s toys. He is happy that he is reunited with his favorite stuffed animal. Olive confronts her mom about making her feel crazy for not letting go, but that now she is the one that has to let go (102.21).
  3. Olive is at the dining room table working on her nails, when the Stone family watch breaking news on the television about unconfirmed reports that one of the passengers of Flight 828 has been murdered. Cal and Olive go upstairs to bed (103.2).
  4. When Cal sees Olive putting her jacket on, and opening her bedroom window, Olive places tells him that this will be “our little secret.” She then climbs out the window (103.3).

Ep 3 – Olive’s Insecurity

DAY 8

CONNECTIONS:   Ben | Cal | Grace | Jared | Michaela | Olive | Saanvi

Morning — 11/11

  1. It’s Sunday. Presumably, Olive is sleeping in late.

Afternoon

  1. Olive is upstairs, and is not aware that Cal’s best friend, Kevin is looking for her. Grace tell him to give her a text message later, as the family is about ready to have dinner (103.14).
  2. A short while later, while in the kitchen, Ben tells Grace that he found the side gate of the backyard was open and that he found footprints in the garden. Cal rats on his sister for sneaking out at night (103.15).
  3. Olive tells her dad that she was with her boyfriend (103.15).
  4. When Olive asks Cal why he broke their code, he tell her that he just want everyone to be safe, and that he was not mad at her, even though he stole away his best friend. She tell him that she is his best friend (103.17).

Evening

  1. Olive comes up to Cal while he is reading a book, and motions him to play Cat’s Cradle with her. Cal apologizes to her for ratting her out. Olive tells him that it’s him and her against the world—”Twins Rule” (103.25)
  2. Olive and Ben are on the couch playing a computer game on the iPad (103.26).

Ep 4 – Caught Shoplifting

DAY 9

CONNECTIONS:   Ben | Cal | Grace | Jared | Michaela | Olive | Saanvi

Morning — 11/12

  1. Ben and Grace are looking forward to having the house to themselves as Olive will be at school, and Cal at the lake with his grandpa (104.3).
  2. Olive is disappointed when Grace tells her that her grandpa will not be able to give her driving lessons after school because he and Cal are going to stay at the lake an extra day. Ben offers to do it, but she says she needs the same car she has been practicing on (104.3).
  3. Olive who normally receives her allowance on Monday, heads off to school  (cf. 104.9).

Afternoon

  1. After school, Olive and her friend Avery are at Bluemercury cosmetic where a make up artist is putting red lipstick on her. When Avery tells the cosmetician that she is famous, Olive says, “Stuff happens to me, not because of me” (104.9).
  2. Olive while looking at her red lips in a mirror, wants to buy the lipstick, but does not have $120. So she reaches down on the counter and puts it in her backpack without paying for it. She is caught by store security (104.9).
  3. After Olive calls Grace saying she needs a ride home, Ben agrees to pick her up (104.14).
  4. Olive also calls Danny who arrives at the store first. He and Ben meet for the first time (104.17).
  5. On the drive home, although Ben tries to make eye contact, Olive does not  (104.18).
  6. After Ben tells her about how he was caught with steeling a boomerang and Grandma Stone gave him a free pass, Olive says she will never steal again (104.20).
  7. Olive tell her dad the reason she called Danny is that he “knows I’m a mess, but you still see me as this sweet 10-year-old little girl, and I’m not. I’m so not her anymore.” After Ben tells her that he he loves her just as she is, and whenever she needs help can call him, she convinces her dad to keep what happened just between them (104.20).

Evening

  1. Grace confronts Ben about why he did not tell her after learning what happened from Danny (104.23).

Ep 5 – Olive’s Two Dads

DAY 10

CONNECTIONS:   Ben | Cal | Grace | Jared | Michaela | Olive | Saanvi

Evening

  1. Olive tells Grace that although she loves her dad, Ben, and is glad he’s back, that Danny is her dad, too (105.26).
  2. Olive goes to her friend Avery’s house to spend the night (106.2).

Ep 6 –

DAY 11

CONNECTIONS:   Ben | Cal | Grace | Jared | Michaela | Olive | Saanvi

Morning — 11/14

  1. Presumably Olive goes to school.

Ep 7 – Rock Climbing

DAY 12

CONNECTIONS:   Ben | Cal | Grace | Jared | Michaela | Olive | Saanvi

Morning — 11/15

  1. Presumably Olive goes to school.

DAY 13

CONNECTIONS:   Ben | Cal | Grace | Jared | Michaela | Olive | Saanvi

Morning — 11/16

  1. As Ben readies himself for his first day on the job, she asks Ben if it is okay she goes rock climbing. Although she does not tell him with who, Grace tells Ben it is with Danny (107.4).
  2. Olive presumably goes to school.

Afternoon

  1. While rock climbing after school at an indoor facility, she gets frustrated and tells Danny that she does not want to do this anymore. Danny tells her he will be there tomorrow, too (107.8).
  2. She receives several text messages from Ben asking her how the rock climbing went, but does not text back (cf. 107.12).

Evening

  1. When she comes back home, she does not see Ben. He is attending a lecture (107.15), and playing poker at the office (107.17).

DAY 14

CONNECTIONS:   Ben | Cal | Grace | Jared | Michaela | Olive | Saanvi

Morning — 11/17

  1. When Ben asks her how was the climb, she says, “I quit. It’s too hard.”  Ben offers her some words of encouragement, and they embrace (107.18).

Afternoon

  1. Olive returns to the rock climbing gym and tells Danny that she never wanted to climb Acadia or anything, and that the only reason she trained so hard was that she likes spending time with him. When he says, that they can forget Arcadia, she says, “I’m not a quitter” (107.20).
  2. After she goes into the house after being dropped off, Danny tells Ben, “I’m not gonna get in your way, Ben. Olive’s not my kid. But I stepped in when you were gone, and I care about her. When she comes to me, I can’t turn her away (107.23).

Evening

  1. Olive circles July 19th on her calendar which she had labeled “Climb Acadia” before putting a smile face next to it.

Waiting for Flight Home (101.1)

Waiting for Flight Home (101.1)

MICHAELA [NARRATOR]: No one can explain what happened to us on April 7, 2013. ...the twins, OLIVE and Cal, always bickering like an old married couple.
Therapy sessions (101.14)

Therapy sessions (101.14)

BEN: She goes to therapy?

GRACE: Yeah. Twice a week. For years now. Early on, she didn't even want to leave the house, let alone ride in a car or go to school. She couldn't have sleepovers 'cause of the nightmares. I mean, most of that's gone now, thank God.
Touch and go (101.17)

Touch and go (101.17)

OLIVE: Parents don't usually show up to practice.

BEN: Well, this parent's got some catching up to do. Listen. I just wanted to say I'm so sorry for everything.
Fast and Not So Fast (101.23)

Fast and Not So Fast (101.23)

TEXT RECEIVED (SENT TO GRACE): Did you tell him? I miss you.

TEXT SENT: I need time. You have to understand.

TEXT RECEIVED: Can we please talk?

OLIVE: What are you gonna do?
Stranger in the House I (102.2)

Stranger in the House I (102.2)

OLIVE: Did you tell him (DANNY) yet?

GRACE: I will. Soon.

OLIVE: Mom, this isn't cool. He deserves to know.
Stranger in the House II (102.14)

Stranger in the House II (102.14)

BEN: Hey, how about after dinner, we go for an old-school ice-cream run? [CHUCKLES] You still like ice cream, right?

OLIVE: I've got to study. Soon.
Ben Follows the Music (102.19)

Ben Follows the Music (102.19)

OLIVE: I knew Cal wasn't dead.

BEN: You did?

OLIVE: I don't know if it was some kind of twin thing, but I could I could feel him alive. And the therapist, the counselors at school, Mom, everyone blew it off, blew me off, but I knew.
Cal's Dragon (102.21)

Cal’s Dragon (102.21)

GRACE: You did this?

OLIVE: You made me feel crazy for not letting go, but I was right, and I'm right this time. Only this time, you're the one who needs to let go.
Own Your Truth (103.2)

Own Your Truth (103.2)

BEN: We just need to keep Cal close. We need to be careful. Olive, come straight home from school tomorrow.
Twins Code I (103.3)

Twins Code I (103.3)

CAL: What are you doing?

Olive places her index finger over her mouth looking at Cal.

OLIVE: Our little secret.

She then climbs out the window.
Twins Code II (103.15)

Twins Code II (103.15)

BEN: There were footprints in the soil.

CAL: It was Olive.

BEN: What?

CAL: She snuck out last night. Probably to see Kevin.

OLIVE: What is your deal?!
Twins Code III (103.17)

Twins Code III (103.17)

OLIVE: Okay, so I need to know why you broke our code, because you ratted me out to Mom and Dad.

CAL: Our twin code?

OLIVE: Yes, Cal. You never did that, like, ever.

CAL: I just wanted you to be safe, like Dad said.
Twins Rule (103.25)

Twins Rule (103.25)

OLIVE: Yeah, he's okay. But you and me, it's us against the world. Twins rule.

CAL: Twins rule.
One Truth Leads to... (103.26)

One Truth Leads to… (103.26)

Scene switches to Stone's living room. Olive and Ben are on couch looking at a tablet, while Ben is typing a resume on the dining room table.
Pack Rat Ben (104.3)

Pack Rat Ben (104.3)

OLIVE: Grandpa's giving me driving lessons.

GRACE: Actually, we need to reschedule that. Grandpa's gonna stay at the lake with Cal an extra day.

OLIVE: Seriously?

BEN: I could do it.

OLIVE: I-I need Grandpa's car. That's the one I've been practicing on.
Cosmetic Store (104.9)

Cosmetic Store (104.9)

OLIVE: [CHUCKLES] I think we should go.

AVERY: All right.

Olive reaches down on the counter and puts lipstick in her backpack.

STORE SECURITY: Excuse me. You're gonna need to come with me.
Ben Meets Danny (104.17)

Ben Meets Danny (104.17)

Olive is standing next to a man.

OLIVE: Dad, what are you doing?

BEN: Hi.

Man walks up to Ben.

DANNY: Uh, I'm Danny. Grace's—

BEN: I know.
Beta Test One (104.18)

Beta Test One (104.18)

OLIVE: It's ruined. No, it's never gonna fly.

Ben places the plane in the water.

BEN: But it will float. See? You didn't even realize you made the world's coolest boat.

OLIVE: Thank you, Daddy. You always make everything better.

Olive hugs her dad.
Free Pass (104.20)

Free Pass (104.20)

OLIVE: You don't know what a total screw up I am. And Danny knows I'm a mess, but you still see me as this sweet 10-year-old little girl, and I'm not. I'm so not her anymore.

BEN: No. [PAUSE] No, in some ways, you're this whole new person. And you know what? I really love this whole new person. And sometimes I might not be great at communicating with her, but I want her to know whenever she needs help, she can always call me, no matter what. Okay?
What Do You Want? (104.26)

What Do You Want? (104.26)

DANNY: How's Olive?

GRACE: Still Olive.

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Olive enters. Background music begins playing.
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Ep1 scenes

Episode 101 Home

101.1 SYNOPSIS:  In 2013, Michaela, her parents, brother Ben, sister-in-law Grace, and twin nieces Olive and Cal, are at the airport in Jamaica. The flight home is overbooked, so Michaela , Ben, and Cal , who has Leukemia, opt to take vouchers for a later fight.
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101.5 SYNOPSIS:  The families of the passengers are allowed to see them. Cal is freaked out that his twin sister Olive is all grown up while Michaela and Ben learn that their mom has died.
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101.14 SYNOPSIS:  Grace tells Ben that Olive had to go to therapy to deal with his and Cal's loss.
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101.17 SYNOPSIS:  Ben visits Olive at soccer practice. He feels guilty for leaving her fatherless for 5 1/2 years. He also apologizes also for neglecting her while attending to Cal's health issues.
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101.23 SYNOPSIS:  At home, Ben is playing Banagrams with his family. Although he just learned how to play, Cal is dominating. Ben starts to get dizzy. Meanwhile, Grace receives a text.  Olive asks what she is going to do.
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Episode 102 Home

102.2 SYNOPSIS:  Ben brings home a blueberry scone for Grace who is embarrassed when Ben sees her half dressed. In the kitchen, Ben hears music playing. No one else does. Olive confronts her mom about telling Ben the truth.
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102.14 SYNOPSIS:  Olive says no when Ben invites her to go for ice cream after dinner.  Ben has a flashback to when Cal and Olive are young. Ben notices a mark on Grace’s back which she says came from scuba diving. The next morning, Michaela overhears Grace have a conversation with her presumed new partner and  then confronts her but Grace tells her she hasn't decided who she wants to be with.
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102.19 SYNOPSIS:  Although Grace has bought new LEGO sets for Cal, he  wants his own stuff back. Olive takes Ben to a storage facility where she has kept Cal's toys and tells him she knew that one day he would come back. When Ben discovers scuba flippers Olive tells him about Grace’s secret. He then starts hearing the music again and finds Blake, the jeweler’s son, with a locker full of the stolen jewelry.
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102.20 SYNOPSIS:  While Michaela and Ben have a debate about magic and technology, Olive just wants to go home.
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102.21 SYNOPSIS:  While unpacking his toys, Cal finds his favorite stuffed animal, Art the Dragon. Olive confronts her mom about how she is not willing to let go, the very thing she accused Olive of doing.
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Episode 103 Home

103.2 SYNOPSIS:  Grace is worried about her family's safety while watching news coverage of Kelly's murder. Ben tells Olive to come straight home from school the next day. Michaela wants to find out what is going on.
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103.3 SYNOPSIS:  Cal goes upstairs to find Olive sneaking out her window and asks him to keep it a secret.—>
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103.15 SYNOPSIS:  After Ben tells Grace he found footprints outside in the garden, Cal tells him how Olive sneaks out at night.
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103.17 SYNOPSIS:  Olive asks Cal why he broke their code. When Cal tells her he just wanted everyone to be safe, and that he wasn't mad at her even though she stole away his best friend, she tells him that she is his best friend.
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103.25 SYNOPSIS:  At the house, Cal and Olive play cat's cradle.
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103.26 SYNOPSIS:  Grace tells Ben she never stopped loving him. Michaela is at Evie’s playing cards with Beverly. Jared sits at the office looking over Vance’s business card before tearing it up. The episode ends with Ben finishing his resume when Michaela arrives saying they need to go see Saanvi.
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Episode 104 Home

104.03 SYNOPSIS:  Ben and Grace talk and joke like things are getting a little more normal. He tries to connect with Olive, but she still seems disconnected from him. Grace reassures him it will just take time. .—>
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104.09 SYNOPSIS: Olive is out shopping, but she never received her weekly allowance and decides to take matters into her own hands by shoplifting, but she’s caught by the store’s security.—>
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104.17 SYNOPSIS:  Ben arrives at the store where he learns that Olive was caught shoplifting, and meets Danny, who  came to pick her up, for the first time. They share an awkward handshake.—>
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104.xx SYNOPSIS:  In a flashback, Ben and Olive are seen bonding with her stating that he always makes everything better. —>
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104.20 SYNOPSIS:  Ben tells his daughter about a boomerang he once stole and why he felt like he did it. When he gives her a free pass for stealing the makeup, she opens up about not wanting him to see her a a screw up.  Olive asks Ben not to tell Grace.—>
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Episode 105 Home

105.01 SYNOPSIS: Connecting Flights” starts off with a glimpse into the other flight. Olive sits with her grandfather voicing her concerns about being away from Cal while Grace confides in her mother-in-law about their marital problems. Olive begs them to wait for the other flight, but when looking at the board the on time status changes to see agent. —>
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105.02 SYNOPSIS: Jared is with Lourdes, paranoid that Michaela plans to turn down his proposal when he receives a call from her parents. They hope that maybe his badge will get them a little more info about what’s going on with Flight 828, but they are left with more questions than answers.—>
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105.07 SYNOPSIS: A flashback to six months after the disappearance has Grace not wanting to do anything bought stay in bed. When Olive tries to make her mom food, she injures her hand. This is a wake up call for Grace who then gets out of bed.—>
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105.13 SYNOPSIS: At the house, Olive is furious that Grace is bringing Danny, her “friend,” over for dinner. He offers to come back another time when they are comfortable, but Grace says she’s ready now and wants him to stay. With Grace in the other room, Danny opens up to Olive, but she gets defensive about Cal and storms off.—>
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105.25 SYNOPSIS: Flashback to the day they return, when Jared is in disbelief that the plane has returned. Grace stands over a TV in shock at the news as Danny enters and proclaims that he’s going to go.—>
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105.26 SYNOPSIS: Montage of Michaela looking over photos of Lourdes and Jared and Grace and Olive looking at photos of Danny and them. —>
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Episode 106 Home

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Episode 107 Home

Family dynamics come into play, as Ben readies himself for his first day on the job. After Grace affirms him for getting a job, she discloses that Olive is going rock climbing with Danny. Ben doesn't have a lot of time to process it, though. He doesn't want to be late for work.
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This change of scenery reminds the viewer that while Ben figures out who Fiona Clarke is, there is a lot he does not know about his daughter, and her other "dad". Even Danny can be dumbfounded by her, at times, as this scene depicts.
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Ben checks in with Olive and Ben, reminding us that despite what is happening at work, he is more a father than a spy.
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Olive proves she is not a quitter by showing up the next day at the rock climbing gym, and tells Danny that she likes spending time with him. 
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When Danny tells Ben how much Olive means to him, and he won’t interfere with his parenting, Ben walks away.
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Michaela tells Beverly that Evie is okay. But this time, she does not have to lie, she can really mean it. Olive, too, is okay circling a day in July when she plans to climb Acadia. But we are not so sure  about Danny, he is having dinner alone. Cal is feeling okay. He tells his dad that he has nothing to worry about from Vance.
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