As last night’s episode of Fringe opened, Senator James Van Horn’s car was hit by a truck. Broyles meets meets hima nd his wife at the hospital. While doctors worked on the Senator, Newton charges in and starts shooting. Newton wheels the senator out, then as Broyles comes after him, Newton shoots the senator in the eye and flees. The senator bleeds mercury, turns out he’s a shapeshifter!
At Massive Dynamic, Peter tells Nina about his doubts that Walter can handle being the owner but she thinks Walter is brilliant.
Walter examines the shapeshifter and says that it is half mechanic. Peter notices the single shot through the eye. Walter thinks it might be the location of a power source and tries to fix it.
Bolivia calls Newton, who explains that Van Horn was a senior operative and knew about her so he had to kill him. He goes on to explain that her mission involves gaining Peter’s complete trust and that he may know that she is not really Olivia.
In the hospital, Walter pokes around in the shapeshifter’s eye socket and its hand twitches. Astrid brings a box of stuff to Walter so he can use visual stimuli to help find the shapeshifter’s data storage unit.