Two children had already gone missing in November 2019 when Elisabeth Doppler suddenly disappears. Her hat is found in the forest. Elisabeth reappears a few hours later and tells her parents she got held up because she met someone: Noah.
He gave Elisabeth a gift for her mother: a golden pocket watch engraved with "For Charlotte." According to Noah, the watch used to belong to her. Receiving the watch only deepens Charlotte Doppler's conviction that she is intimately involved with Winden's mysterious events.