For the first time since the accident, when Michael falls asleep next to his wife, he does not wake up in the reality with his son. Dr. Lee says this is progress, finally acknowledging the boy's death. A man who Michael saw in his last moments in his son's world turns up as a talkative figment of Michael's imagination: Michael thinks the man holds the key to getting back to his son. He behaves oddly in front of Vega, he's distracted during an encounter with Emma's father, in his head he replays the fatal accident over and over, and the captain suspends him when he violates protocol. Who's the man in his mind - and what about the accident?