Alcatraz storeroom. Hauser joins Rebecca and Doc as they shelve Nelson's belongings. Hauser goes on about "arrested development" and how some traumatic event gets some people stuck at the age they were when the trauma occurred. It sounds like he's talking about Nelson at first, but he looks to Doc. "You were, what, 11?" Doc stares at him. Hauser says he "allows" Doc to help out because of his Alcatraz expertise. "But I need the adult Soto, not the 11-year-old," he says. Did Doc do anything immature in this episode? He got emotional and thank goodness he did, because otherwise the show would be ridiculously and boringly low-key. When Hauser leaves, Doc starts to tell Rebecca about what happened to him when he was 11, but he's too choked up. "It's okay, Doc," she says. "Whatever it is, I bet you've got a pretty good origin story yourself."
Doc visits Dylan and brings him some comic books. When Dylan admits he's still afraid, Doc tells him that something similar happened to him when he was about Dylan's age. "It wasn't easy, but I got away, too," Doc says. "And once that happens, once you know that you can do that, it sort of gives you a super power." Aw. You keep on being 11 in your head if it makes you this awesome, Doc!
Hole in the Woods. Hauser carries Nelson's body over his shoulder. There's a guard standing by the elevator doors and he doesn't offer to help. I'd like to think it's because he's secretly hoping Hauser will herniate a disc. Jack Sylvane and Ernest Cobb watch from their cells. Hauser brings the body to a small lab and flops him onto a table. Dr. Beau is there, looking exactly the same as he did in 1960. "I may need your help with something, depending on how things turn," Hauser says. "It's for a friend of mine." With that, he leaves, while Dr. Beau turns up some music and gets to work.
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