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The discovery of a lead to the tattooed assassin Mark saw in his FlashForward causes Mark to cut short his romantic getaway with Olivia. When Lloyd expresses the determination to go public, Simon challenges him to settle the matter over a game of poker. Aaron confronts his daughter Tracy regarding the details of her accident and disappearance, and Janis returns to FBI duty but, after Al's action and her own shooting, debates whether she should continue working or not.
Aaron: Hell, I even had your grave exhumed two months ago because I was convinced you were alive.
Establishing that we are now ahead of "real time" in terms of the story.
Aaron: Listen to me, Trace -- four months from now, I'm going to be sitting by your side, in Afghanistan. You saw it, and I saw it.
Aaron has indicated here that Tracy's vision dovetailed with his own, though this hadn't been expressed elsewhere so far on screen.
Stan: If Al's death proved anything, it's that our choices still matter, now more than ever.
Simon: You dropped off the radar, Lloyd. Without so much as a phone call. I've had to check myself into the hospital to have my bruised ego x-rayed.
Lloyd: You want to wager the fate of millions of people on the outcome of a... poker game?
Simon: The Gods did it all the time. Dice, Chess. Whatever took their fancy. They loved tinkering with the lives of mere mortals.
Lloyd: We're not gods, Simon.
Simon: Twenty million deaths on our shoulders. Isn't that what you said? If that doesn't qualify us for godhood, tell me... what does?
Lloyd: You always do this.
Simon: What's that?
Lloyd: Use intellectual argument to defend your behavior.
Lloyd: Okay, so you sleep with Cabrini's wife, and you call it electromagnetism. You fire your assistant and blame Darwin
Simon: Shut up, Lloyd.
Lloyd: And now you've upended the entire world, and you hide behind deterministic rhetoric.
Three-Star Leader: After the first atom bomb test, you know what a colleague of Oppenheimer said? "What a foul and awesome display." He then added, "Now we are all sons of bitches."
Aaron: Listen to me, Trace, four months from now, I'm going to be sitting by your side...
Aaron: That's not gonna happen. Five months from now [referring to his FF], he's alive.
So is April 29th four months from now, or five?
Aaron: I know this sounds like something out of a Baldacci novel or something...
David Baldacci is a noted American author with a number of best selling novels, including the novel Absolute Power, made into a 1997 film starring Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman.