Quote: “When she has nothing left to live for, there was a handful of prescription sleeping pills right there.” He laughed. (page 366, Hourglass)
Jack then confesses that he not only stole Grace’s memories but also Ava’s and Emerson’s. Jack tells Emerson that she was the sole survivor of the bus crash that killed her parents. He goes on to explain how he went back in time and stopped her from getting on the bus. He did this to prevent her physical injuries and he hoped that this would help her come out of her depression faster.
Emerson’s realizes from everything that Jack’saying that even small things like the scholarship to the boarding school were part of his plan. Jack admits that he was traveling too often and that he ran out of the compound and ended up stuck on the bridge.
Cat insists that the Q and A session is over and her gun goes off, shattering the glass doors on a bookcase. The action begins to heat up as Michael reminds Jack that his traveling and changing things has effected the space-time continuum. Jack threatens Em with the return of her most painful memories if she doesn’t hand over the disc containing the formula for the matter. Em refuses and Jack begins to torture her with the most vivid memories of the bus crash, her parents’ funeral and her own shock treatment.
Michael begs for Jack to stop and Jack takes back all the memories as a show of his power. Emerson hands Jack the disc and he and Cat leave. Immediately, Michael wants to let Liam know that Jack is out of the bridge and has the disc when Em tells him that he has another disc — the one for Kaleb’s emotion control medicine.