He tried to change reality ("I thought I could change it").
The disoriented and confused Simon thought he had two missing years, from 2000 to 2002, and he struggled to put the pieces of his life together - a puzzle metaphor. Newman told him his objective: "Think of it as if your life's a puzzle that's been jumbled up. [Clair later told Simon: "I can't help but think that we're paying for what happened."] After a slight altercation, Peter accidentally fell from the estate's top floor through a skylight below.Clair - who was driving back to the estate at the same time on the same narrow road - had a head-on collision with their car (due to blinding headlights), and everyone was killed.