A police officer becomes a criminal.
In 1953, Ulrich meets Helge. When he realizes who the little boy in front of him is, he shows him the five pfennig coin. But the little boy doesn’t recognize it. Then Ulrich sees the dead birds that Helge is collecting in a box. Now he is certain that inside this unremarkable child there is already a murderer.
Ulrich believes that by murdering little Helge, he can undo the death of Mads and the disappearance of the other children. He takes a rock and knocks the boy unconscious, then drags him into the bunker behind the shack on the forest track.
Now Ulrich wants to return to the cave and to his own time, but he is apprehended by the police officer, Egon Tiedemann. Tiedemann is searching for Helge Doppler, and he realizes straight away that the blood-covered man must have something to do with the boy’s disappearance. At the entrance to the cave, Egon captures Ulrich. He arrests him and takes him to the police station, where he applies violence to try and drag Helge’s whereabouts out of Ulrich. But Ulrich, convinced he can change the course of time, will not talk.
66 years later, Charlotte Doppler finds a police mug shot of her missing colleague in the archives from 1953.