[Classical piano plays as Olivia (aka Striking Woman) carries a small wooden box across her office.]
[She sets the box on her desk and opens it to reveal brown dried leaves.]
[Olivia uses a spoon to transfer some leaves to a mortar, then crushes them with a pestle.]
Olivia: When are you right now? Somewhere beautiful? Serene? Close to what you love?
[Olivia spoons the crushed leaves into a pot, then strikes a match and lights the burner beneath the pot. She blows on the match to extinguish the flame.]
[Water is poured into the pot, then the leaves are removed to leave an orange-brown liquid.]
Olivia: What if all that could be destroyed? You'd do everything in your power to protect it, wouldn't you?
[Olivia lifts the pot and sips the tea.]
Olivia: No matter how awful it seemed at the time. Even if you had to compromise everything... yourself... humanity. You would, every time. Over and over again.
[The video of Olivia starts shaking. A montage of images flash on the screen, similar to what was seen when Cassie was given the tea, but interspersed with clocks and gears.]
Olivia: And when time is broken, when it stops working correctly, all that's needed is a little help to make sure all the gears inside continue to turn. And all those intricate pieces work together, as they should.
[The gears on one of the clocks stops, a minute hand resting on 12 is shown and the single chime of a grandfather clock can be heard.]
Olivia: Beautiful circle, the cycle.