We start the episode with Nina Sharp being rushed into a hospital after being shot at her apartment. At the Fringe division office, Agent Dunham and other agents are watching the surveilence video of Nina Sharp’s shooting. After running voice recognition on the audio of the recording, they identify the killer as David Robert Jones. In the video, his face is covered in bandages, making them believe that he has undergone severe plastic surgery to become less recognizable.
Peter returns to the lab looking for Walter, but only finds Astrid, who is also in search of Walter. Olivia apologizes for chastising Walter over the experiments he and William Bell did on her as a child, and they embark on a search to find him. Walter is then shown walking through a graveyard, with The Observer “observing” as he does best.
Phillip Broyles is then shown talking to Nina Sharp, who is still in the hospital from her gun shot wound. Nina tells Broyles she must speak with Agent Dunham immediately. Nina tells Agent Dunham that William Bell is not the head of a terrorist organization. She said Jones did work for Massive Dynamic 15 years ago, but he was fired due to misconduct. Nina reveals that after he broke out of jail, he began making questionable phone calls to her. She also reveals that William Bell has gone into hiding and only communicates with her electronically. She warns that if Jones gets to Bell first, all the secrets they are looking for will be lost. She also tells her that Jones stole a very powerful energy source from her bionic arm when he shot her.
Jones is then shown in the street with some sort of machine. Using the stolen energy source, he tries to make some sort of warp-hole. It won’t stabilize, but he does eventually get it stable enough to send the back end of an 18 wheeler through the warp porthole. The camera zooms in on Jones, revealing his severely mangled face.
The Observer and Walter are standing on a beach when The Observer directs Walter’s attention to a house that he is supposed to be familiar with. The Observer says he is to go inside and try to remember what he is looking for, and that he hasn’t much time. Walter begins his walk towards the home.
Back at the lab, Broyles introduces Astrid to Nina. They begin to question her about Walter’s recent behavior. They tell them that Walter has disappeared, and Nina activates a search for Walter. They find a picture of Walter exiting a train station, which Peter recognizes as the one near a beach house they used to enjoy visiting. Peter volunteers to drive to the beach house and personally retrieve Walter.
At the scene of the warp porthole, as I will now call it, Agents Dunham and Francis learn that the truck that was cut in half by the portal was never made. The VIN number and the serial parts numbers return no results, and the driver’s prints didn’t exist. So where was the truck from? Olivia tells Nina that the truck came from “nowhere”. Olivia threatens to turn the world upside down looking for William Bell, and Nina laughs saying,”That’s just the problem Agent Dunham. William Bell is not in this world.”
Jones is shown exiting a car at a soccer field while children are playing.
Olivia and Nina begin to explain the Bell situation to Agent Francis. Nina then says that Jones stole the energy source in an attempt to open up the porthole to the “alternate reality” that Bell is currently hiding in.
Back at the beach house, Watler is in a mad dash to find the missing important object. Peter begins to talk about memories they had at the beach house. When he starts talking about the pancakes Walter used to make, Walter remembers where he hid the important object.
Back at the soccer field Bell was previously seen at, an eyewitness reports similar events that occurred on the street the day before. A body that is cut in half is lying on the ground, leaving them to believe that the porthole was reactivated at the park site.
At the beach house, Walter is rummaging through old boxes when he finds the case he is looking for. The case just happens to be locked. Greeaaat.
Olivia, Nina, and Broyles are plotting out the locations where “pattern” related incidents occurred. Nina believes she may understand the patter behind “the pattern”. They pinpoint a location where they believe Jones will strike next with the porthole creator.
Peter and Walter open the box and find a device that Walter created to be able to quickly close the porthole in the event that a crisis emerged. Peter and Walter make their way to the same location as Olivia, Nina, and crew by the direction of The Observer.
The people of the Fringe division arrive to find Jones has opened up the porthole and is going to cross over to find and kill William Bell. Olivia shoots down all of his crew, but when she goes to shoot Jones, the bullet passes through him because he teleported out of jail, making him comparable to a hologram. Peter uses the porthole closer as Jones is entering, cutting his body in half just like the person from the park.
At the lab, Peter and Astrid find a note from Walter saying that he has gone out for a walk. We then see Walter in the same graveyard as before, beginning to cry over one of the tombstones. We then see the tombstone, which says “Peter Bishop”. Apparently, the Peter we see today was taken from the alternate reality when the current reality Peter died.
Olivia receives a call from Nina Sharp, who tells her she will hold up her end of the deal. She instructs her to a hotel in Manhattan. In the hotel, Olivia learns that Nina Sharp has exited the country. Upset, Olivia makes her way to the elevator. While on the elevator, the lights flash and the surroundings blink. The elevator opens and she exits in a different office building. She follows the receptionist into an office. An unidentified man then enters the room, and he then reveals he is William Bell. Olivia looks out the window to find that she is in Manhattan in one of the towers of The World Trade Center.
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