As The Man From The Other Side begins, we see two teenagers who are murdered by shapeshifters. The team is called in to handle the investigation. At the scene of the crime, they discover a pod that contains the dead embryo of a third shapeshifter.
The two shapeshifters that are alive assume the teenagers’ identities and meet with Newton in a camera shop. They tell him that the third shapeshifter didn’t survive.
Back in the lab, Walter inspects the embryo well Olivia tries to decode a radio signal that may have originated on the other side. Olivia visits Brandon at Massive Dynamic, who agrees and explains that the two universes’ time lines will be completely in sync within twenty-four hours.
Meanwhile, Newton gives the shapeshifters their orders. One of them questions the validity of the plan without a third shapeshifter but Newton assures them that if it doesn’t work “The Secretary” will be unhappy so they agree to put the plan into motion.