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In November 1986, a young man arrives in Winden with a gunshot wound in his chest and weapon tucked in the waistband of his pants. He is on the run. When he witnesses a teenage couple threatening a girl, he drives the assailants away with the gun.

Shortly thereafter, he does away with his past, burying the gun and a passport with the name Boris Niewald in a plastic bag in the forest. He later marries the girl he rescued and takes her surname. The man now has a completely new identity: Aleksander Tiedemann.

Hannah Kahnwald recovers the bag in the forest and keeps the contents hidden in a metal box for more than 33 years.

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Season 2 : episode 1

Suicidal thoughts

In the summer of 2020, Hannah is still mourning the loss of her husband Michael Kahnwald and the disappearances of her son Jonas and secret lover Ulrich Nielsen. In desperation, she turns the gun on herself. Before she can pull the trigger, her son returns, but he is decades older. The Stranger takes the weapon and keeps it.

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Season 2 : episode 8

Rescued under pressure

On the day of the apocalypse, the Stranger forces Martha Nielsen into the bunker at gunpoint, hoping this will save her life. He then leaves, taking the weapon with him.

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Season 2 : episode 8

Noah's death

At some point Noah gets his hands on the gun. In June 1921, he attempts to use it to shoot Adam at Sic Mundus' headquarters. The gun jams; it seems like fate doesn't want Adam to die like this. Noah lowers the gun. His sister Agnes Nielsen takes it and shoots Noah with Adam's approval.

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Season 2 : episode 8

Martha's death

Adam immediately travels to the year 2020. At the Kahnwald house he meets Jonas Kahnwald and Martha, who managed to escape from the bunker. Adam points the gun to his younger self and says, "I'm the trigger that makes you what I am today." He turns the gun to Martha and shoots. Adam kills the girl who was once the love of his life – or possibly still is.