here, does "that had lain ahead" mean "crisis which will happen iin the future?"
In a cubicle a few yards from the trauma room's closed door Evelyn Lincoln heard it and blocked her ears. She was thinking of the campaigns, the Bay of Pigs, Big Steel, the missile crisis—of all they had been through together, all that had lain ahead. Now it was gone. It couldn't be true. But the nagging PA system insisted that it was:
"Liz Carpenter, please . .
Oh, God, Evelyn thought, they're taking over already.