Cole tries to convince the Scientists to send him back to 1996. He also apologizes for that whole "you're not real" crack.
In 1996, Dr. Goines gets a call from Railly warning him that his son plans to steal a virus. Dr. Goines laughs it off but suggests to his assistant, one Dr. Peters, that they upgrade their security measures all the same.
In the future, the Scientists give Cole a pop quiz about the virus and its spread.
He passes with flying colors—at least, he would if they had colors in this dark and dreary future.