In extreme contrast, Walter is just next door, agonizing over the destruction of his Laserdisc player. Man, I miss Laserdiscs. One of my relatives had one and I remember watching Superman on it. Good times.
Walter, you should blog on this site. Or maybe your writers should.
After the agonizing destruction of ancient technology, Walter needs a few more parts to continue. A pigeon flies by and Olivia realizes the reason Sergeant Schultz must have been in the lab: to feed breadcrumbs to the birds. Olivia moves over to the torture chamber just in time to catch Etta bringing the pain.
This is what happens when your child is raised by Fox News.
Olivia is very disturbed by Etta’s actions, and even attempts to comfort the prisoner. Etta is just as confused by her mother’s reaction to the situation, as it is normal in the Fringe world to treat prisoners this way. The prisoner begins looking at Olivia in a calculating way. Can he use her pity as leverage? Etta leaves the room, and Olivia begins working on Schultz like a modern FBI agent would. She uses the information that Schultz probably came to feed the birds and won’t be missed to change the dynamics of the interrogation. Sure, Schultz feeds her a likely B.S. story about children, but Olivia gets the needed details to safely get into the Science Building. Olivia also gets more information about this Resistance she’s joined, none of it good.
Getting into the Science Building will require two items: a numerical code 010567 (shout-out to Joe Flanigan?) and Schultz’s eyeball. Eww. Are we gonna be watching Walter scoop an eye ball? Nope, we are treated to Walter asking ‘Astril’ for a sharp scalpel and long-handled stainless spoon but that’s just a fake out. Walter’s got a nice jar of pickled pigs’ eyes in the back he can alter.
If you think this is a little gross, try scooping bunny eyeballs off the back lawn when your cat is lazy and doesn’t finish his catch.
Sculpted pig eye in hand, Peter and Etta head into the lion’s den to turn on the power. Back at the lab, Olivia learns more about life on this world from the POV of a Loyalist. At this point, I think that life in general is a miserable existence on this world. Would you rather participate in the death of your race and maintain a boring but predictable lifestyle or would you rather fight a pointless war we have little or no chance of winning? Okay, let’s skip any more depressing points and head back to the action!
Peter and Etta have made it to the correct door, and input the codes but the door isn’t opening or rejecting their codes. The Central Guard is receiving a warning that Schultz is attempting to access the door but can’t figure out why he would need access.
TK-421, why aren’t you at your post?