So: Joshua clips every piece of equipment into place on his negative-matter ring. You know, the thing that he invented that lets him walk through walls but somehow everyone knows that that's what Ferrocene is for. He turns it on, and the ring turns red, like a neon "O" on the side of the building. Given that he's breaking into a bank, you'd think the genius would have invented some sort of shade so that it didn't light up the night like a strip-club sign. Meanwhile, Olivia's strolling up on Riverdale Mutual to check things out. She tries the doors, but they're locked, and then steps down to a subway gate with a lock that's been clipped.
So I guess that means Joshua's breaking in through an underground passageway, which I suppose means the shade isn't necessary. Cool shimmery effect on the brick wall of the bank as Rose inserts some sort of tool through the wall that opens a circle.
Olivia walks down the subway passageway and spots the negative-matter ring, which is now a perfectly circular, perfectly smooth tunnel into the bank. Before she has much chance to do anything about it, she's zapped from behind by Rose with some kind of stun gun.
The Fringe situation room goes a little nuts with an anomalous energy signature detected, a Class Two breach that matches events from 2006. Bad-Astrid says it's a seventy-nine percent probability it was caused by Joshua Rose. Broyles, clearly meaning business since he's got on the ass-kicking Fringe division baseball cap, wants a location. "Riverdale Mutual, the Bronx," says an agent, and Bad-Astrid, really to herself, says, "She was right." Broyles stops. "Who?" he says. "Agent Dunham," says Bad-Astrid. Broyles stares at her, because on the one hand, Dunham kicks ass, and on the other hand, her mommy says she's tired.
Over at Riverdale Mutual, Matthew Rose comes upon an unconscious Olivia. He feels for a pulse on her neck, and then looks at the tunnel into the bank.
Up on street level, Fringe team is coming in guns blazing, with Lee yelling, "I want science and risk reports now!" in case the crack Fringe team thought they were here to play Fruit Ninja and make their reports by tomorrow. Alt-Charlie points out Olivia's car. And then Lee is saying that molecular degradation is increasing, and they could be looking at a two-hundred-metre quarantine. Broyles orders a perimeter set up, and Lee starts yelling, at no one in particular, how he wants the quarantine canisters set up.
Meanwhile, Charlie has found the broken lock on the subway gate. "She could be down there," he says. "She could be anywhere," says Broyles. Yeah, well, SHE'S PROBABLY NEARBY, since her car is there. Broyles points out that the quarantine protocol is in place, and they have to seal the breach before they lose the whole block, but he gives Lee and Charlie three minutes to find her. They haul ass down the subway entrance.
Joshua's just kind of dicking around inside the bank when Matthew confronts him, saying he found the blueprints and realized what he's up to. "I can't let you do this again," he says. Charlie and Lee are running through the passageway yelling for Olivia. They find her, as she's regaining consciousness, mumbling that Joshua Rose is in there. Meanwhile, the alert system is going on about how "massive loss of life will result" and I imagine this system is kind of like the graphic warning labels they put on cigarette packs, where the first time you see them, you're like, "Holy shit! Is that MOUTH CANCER?" and then eventually you just ask the clerk for two packs of mouth cancer.
Inside, Joshua and Matthew are kind of arguing while just standing there looking at each other, to the extent that I wondered if this show was trying to make us think they had one actor playing both parts in a split-screen instead of twins. Joshua tells Matt that he needs to leave right now, and Matt tells Josh that he doesn't need the money ... and then he notices that Joshua doesn't actually have his equipment. "Where are your tools?" asks Matthew. Joshua says, "Unless they think they have me, they'll never stop." Joshua explains that if he turns himself in, the authorities will figure out that he wasn't the one in the amber, at which point they'll take Matthew and run experiments on him for being the only person alive who has survived a quarantine. Matthew pleads with Josh, who purposely trips an electric eye beam that sends a grate between the two brothers, separating them. "Let me do this one good thing," he tells Matthew. The quarantine smoke starts to billow around him, and Matthew hightails it out of there, crawling through the tunnel just ahead of the smoke and running off down the subway passage. Meanwhile, inside, Joshua stands stock still and lets the amber harden around him. I think if I were purposely letting myself get trapped in amber, I'd at least try to strike a cool pose, like throwing rock horns or something.
An agent reports to Broyles (you don't know how many times I almost write "Daniels" before correcting myself) that the quarantine protocol is complete, with one casualty: Joshua Rose. Broyles orders everyone to clean up so they can go home, but tells Olivia to hang back: "Are you aware of how many protocols you broke?" And then he tells her "good work," so it's the Earth-2 version of his "you break all the rules but, dammit, you get results" speech that he likes to pull on her from time to time in our universe.
So the next day in Nanuet, Olivia knocks on the door of the Rose household to tell Matthew that Joshua was caught in a quarantine protocol last night at Riverside Mutual. You know, when she's delivering news like this, Olivia really needs to curb the half-smile she generally has. And at this point I'd like to ask what kind of crappy perimeter Fringe sets up when an accountant who looks EXACTLY LIKE THE GUY THEY'RE AFTER is ab