A scientist comes to Jarden in search of answers concerning Nora, and her proximity to the recently departed girls. Nora doesn't react well. After refusing the man, she receives a call from one of his colleagues, claiming that they have answers concerning "Lenses". A "Lens" is someone the DSD (Department of Sudden Departures) has classified as being a risk for those around them departing. Nora is flabbergasted after learning that their theory is based in mystical and religious beliefs. Meanwhile, during a fundraiser for the departed, Erika treats everyone in attendance to a dose of her frank opinion. Later, Nora and Erika bond and quarrel over their losses. Kevin unburdens himself to Nora.