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The Wizard of Osmium
all trying to help but it's not their faces in the drawing but his. So he's been working on something that he didn't want to tell anybody about because he can't trust the FBI and Walter's too protective and so Peter can't trust his judgment. "But I do trust yours." Olivia looks just a tad concerned. "But I don't want there to be any more secrets between the two of us. So full disclosure." Olivia looks fully concerned now, like she's thinking, "Uhhh, all I really wanted was for you to do a better job rubbing my back."

Over at Massive Dynamic, Nina's rolling her eyes at Walter bringing up soooooul magnets again, because William is gone and Walter can't bring him back.

Walter thinks he can though, and thinks he was right about the trigger, and his eyes wander over to the bell behind Nina's desk, the one William left her. "I think there is an instrument that can draw Belly's consciousness out of its new vessel." He goes to pick it up, and Nina figures he cannot be serious, and Walter blathers on about a person's soul being energy, which cannot be created or destroyed. "No matter where Belly's consciousness is, the harmonic vibrations emanating from this bell will draw it forth from whatever vessel he chose before..." Nina tries to take the bell back but before she can, Walter rings it. Then he looks deep into her eyes, and starts to get excited. "Belly?" he says, and an irritated Nina says it's still her. Not that this deters Walter, who says if he's right, wherever Belly is, he'll find them. They both look over at Nina's door.

But we cut to Peter's secret Harvard lab, where he shows her everything they know about the machine, every schematic, every piece of data and diagnostic. Olivia walks through the lab, and looks at the display of the Space-Invaders memory disks. "Are these..." she says, and Peter says yes, they're memory disks from dead shape-shifters. "How did you get them?" she asks, and Peter doesn't say anything, and she nods as she gets it. And while he's explaining that they're still working but the information is encrypted, Olivia seems a little discombobulated by a faint ringing sound. "I've run it through every code-breaking program that I know, but so far I can't break it."

And then Olivia, without turning around, says, "That's because the decoder key is in my office," and Peter doesn't appear to notice that Olivia's voice suddenly sounds like she's been smoking a pack a day for the last thirty years. "What? At the FBI?" he asks, and Olivia (Bellivia?) says, "No. At Massive Dynamic." S/he turns and looks at Peter. "Hello, Peter. It's nice to see you again." Gah! So: just when Peter and Olivia have worked things out and Olivia has gotten over her resentment at Peter boinking her alternative-universe doppelganger, she goes and gets herself possessed by the soul of an 80-year-old genius scientist. I hate when that happens!

Daniel is a writer in Newfoundland with a wife and a daughter. He's glad to find out Joshua Jackson isn't perfect. He gives bad backrubs! Follow him on Twitter (@DanMacEachern) or email him at danieljdaniel[at]gmail.com.

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