In 2043, Jones sends Ramse and Whitley to Spearhead, a military colony where Jones and Whitley formerly lived, to ask for help stabilizing the time machine's energy core. Colonel Foster, Spearhead's leader, declines Jones' request, saying he needs the resources to work on a cure for the plague virus. Ramse encounters Elena, a woman from his past, and discovers he is the father of her son. When a failed attempt to rescue Cole destroys the energy core altogether, Jones personally comes to Spearhead to request the use of their core. After a heated discussion, Foster offers to help Jones retrieve Cole in exchange for Jones permanently returning to Spearhead to work on the cure. Later, Ramse suggests accepting Foster's offer, but Jones remains convinced that curing the virus is impossible and decides to obtain Spearhead's energy core by any means necessary. In 2015, Railly goes to the site of the airstrike to determine if Cole is truly gone. When she sees nothing there, she concludes that Cole has been erased from the timeline and the plague has been averted. A very alive Cole is rescued from the site of the airstrike, but it is revealed that he is now marooned in 2017, where the plague has been going on for some time.