In this surreal, fragmented episode, Cole splinters to the weird part of 1987 Japan where he inadvertently sets Goines on the road to starting a plague, before being killed. We learn the identity of the Witness as we spiral back through the entire season and learn what the Striking Woman and her associates have been doing. We don’t know why, however, they want the apocalypse to happen, nor do we know…

-Why they don’t appear to age.
-The significance of the Red Forest.
-What, exactly, the Rising of the Twelve will be.
-Why more people at this site aren’t watching 12 Monkeys