Jason is awoken in the hospital by a doctor. She explains that Jason's brain looks all good, though they did find a weird "psychochemical" compound in his bloodstream (5.37).
The doctor then explains that she's learned who Jason is. He won the Pavia Prize in 2004 before becoming the chief science officer at Velocity Labs, which is a jet propulsion lab.
Jason is shocked, but the doctor has an even bigger bomb to drop—he's going to be committed to a mental institution. Gulp.
So Jason skedaddles. As he walks through the streets, he realizes that many of his favorite local spots simply don't exist anymore.
Jason goes to a grimy hotel and looks up Daniela in the phone book. After getting her address, he heads out to find her.
Jason passes a suspicious "smoking man" as he walks along the street (5.194). Bet that won't come back to haunt him, right?
No one's home. However, Jason notices a poster for an upcoming art show put on by Daniela—and it's tonight.
Jason heads to the show. The exhibit consists of a large labyrinth, with walls showing looped videos of different parts of the human experience, like birth, death, and war.
Finally, Jason sees Daniela. She looks different—more like she did before they were married. They embrace, but she acts like they haven't seen each other in a long time.
Ryan Holder pops up and puts his arm around Daniela. Oh, so that's how it's going to be, bro?
Daniela leaves the two men alone. Ryan mentions something about making a "compound" for Velocity Labs, though he never knew what is was for (5.328).
Jason ends up at a party at Daniela's house that night. Eventually, the crowd clears, leaving him alone with Daniela and Ryan.
Surprisingly, Jason explains his situation to Daniela and Ryan, though he frames it as a hypothetical. After a few questions, however, he comes clean, blurting out that he and Daniela had a son together.
Daniela seems interested, but Ryan gets ticked off. He storms out of the apartment.
Later, Jason tells Daniela about their "life" together. This doesn't click for her, as she remembers Jason breaking up with her fifteen years ago.
Throughout the day, however, Jason tells Daniela things about herself that he couldn't possibly know, from her perspective. She's starting to buy what he's selling.
Jason and Daniela make some sweet, sweet love that night. Cue the Marvin Gaye.
As Jason and Daniela lie in post-coital bliss, there's a knock at the door. Huh? Daniela doesn't want to open the door, so the visitor kicks it down instead.
It's the smoking man.
In a flash, the smoking man shoots Daniela in the head. That was abrupt. The smoking man knocks Jason around and captures him.