Timeline: Takes place between 2011 and early 2013. Prior to the 12 Monkeys' original attack on the Markridge lab.
[Jennifer and a Markridge employee named Bill are having a talk in a boardroom. Bill pours himself a drink.]
Bill: Jennifer, dear, the kind of security in the Night Room you're recommending is unnecessary.
Jennifer: I know, Bill, it's expensive.
Bill: Unnecessarily expensive. Your father won't allow it.
Jennifer: I spent a month down there in the dark and all that's there is a merry band of mouth-breathing labbies and guard named Skip. Not to mention, a vault that houses the most dangerous virus mankind has ever known.
Bill: Your point?
Jennifer: Give me a slingshot and a beanie and I can steal that virus like a candy bar.
Bill: We have taken monumental steps to safeguard that virus...
[Jennifer becomes agitated and slams her finger down on a stack of files.]
Jennifer: Forty-three minutes. Forty-three minutes, average response time between the fail safe being triggered and the cavalry coming. Do you think you command forty-three minutes worth of loyalty with a gun to your head?
Bill: I think, Jennifer, you are out of line.
Jennifer: Umm, Billy boy. Bill. Bill, Billy boy. I think I'm out of a lot of things. I'm out of patience. I'm out of my mind. I'm out of milk. I'm out of...
[Jennifer pauses to reach into her pocket and grab her phone. She brings it up to her mouth to record a memo.]
Jennifer [quietly]: Reminder to buy milk.
Bill: Jesus Christ. Jennifer, time for you to go.
[Bill nods towards the door and holds a file out to Jennifer. Jennifer grabs the file from Bill then storms off to the doorway. She starts to close the door, but pauses.]
Jennifer: It's called the Night Room for a reason. Because if what's down there ever sees daylight, we are, absolutely all of us, out of time.
[Jennifer slams the door. Bill leans back in his chair and has a sip of his drink.]