The sorrows of the young time traveler
In 1986, Jonas finds the missing Mikkel at the hospital. But he follows the advice of the Stranger and does not bring him back to the present, because that would eliminate his own existence. Mikkel must grow into Michael Kahnwald or he cannot become Jonas’s father.
Distraught and confused, Jonas understands how time is interwoven. If Mikkel is his father, then Mikkel’s sister, Martha, who Jonas loves, is his aunt. Ulrich, his mother’s lover, is his grandfather. His school principal, Katharina Nielsen, is his second grandmother. Jonas burns the letter, as if this would help him to escape his fate. He wants to finish things with Martha. But when he rejects her, she turns against him and tells Bartosz of their kiss. Bartosz feels betrayed. The friendship crumbles.
Desperate, Jonas confronts his grandmother, Ines. She always knew of Michael’s true identity. Now she gives Jonas Michael’s suicide note. The same one that Jonas has already burnt. Fate is catching up with him. There is no escape.