After the Lifeboat team returns from the Hindenburg mission, Lucy Preston experienced numerous changes to her life. Her mother Carolyn Preston, who was in a terminal stage of lung cancer, is suddenly well, while her sister Amy Preston has disappeared from existence. Furthermore, she discovers that she is engaged to a man named Noah, who she does not know, yet has apparently been in a relationship with for several years. (“The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln”)
Following their engagement party, she tells him that she needs time off for some soul searching. Realizing that she feels uncomfortable with him, he begins to wonder if Lucy is the same woman he loves.