baxter wrote:I now really think that the conversation is that last thing (chronologically) that we see in the series. Cooper is very far away. He is asked to remember Richard and Linda from his past. i.e. this scene somehow shows us a future Cooper in peril being guided by the Fireman to get out of it.
I think this is correct for the following reason: After the Fireman says all this, Cooper says, "I understand", meaning that he even understands who Richard and Linda are. Earlier, in the motel, he is confused by the names Richard and Linda on the note he reads in the morning.