And now, speaking of reasons to contemplate your mortality: a Tracy-and-Aaron scene. She's made him dinner, and on the pretext of getting cheese for the pasta, comes out with a big bottle of wine and pours herself a tumbler full of wine. Tracy sets down the bottle between her and Aaron. After a few minutes of awkward silence, she finally snots, "What?" Aaron says he can't have her drink in the room. Tracy knocks back one glass and refills with, "It doesn't matter. It's just a glass of wine." Aaron points out that so far as he's concerned, wine is booze is hooch is rotgut, and "I can't be in the same room as [the alcohol]. You understand that?" Tracy, who is already a little loaded, pulls the victim card: "After everything I've been through, you're telling me I can't have a glass of wine." No, dimbulb, he's telling you he can't have a glass of wine, so please knock it off with the drinking around him. Aaron says as much, only more politely, but Tracy feels like she'd rather storm off and marinate in a combination of self-pity and Barefoot cabernet. I personally am wondering how she got hold of the booze in the first place. I'm thinking Pink Dot.
We then zip to the FBI meeting room, where some middle-aged lady bureaucrat straight out of Central Casting is busy showing off the NSA's work on the captured footage of Suspect Zero; they've found the alpha symbol on his ring. The lady dreamily notes that alpha means "the beginning of everything." Mark asks, "If you can enhance the ring so well, why can't we see his face?" The NSA lady says that unfortunately, none of the footage was really useable for that purpose. Wedeck sits through her technowizardry lecture on how they rebuilt the ring image -- honestly, it better belongs in a Bones episode where the tertiary characters take us through some elaborate exposition-via-computer-modeling monologue while Booth and Brennan simmer with unrequited sexual tension -- and demonstrates his displeasure with "I was hoping the NSA could provide us with an analysis of the ring that was a little more substantial." The NSA lady laughs nervously and says, "To tell you the truth, I'm a little uncomfortable talking in this particular group ... I'll be blunt, Mr. Wedeck. One of the members of your Mosaic task force has been red-flagged by the NSA."