Then we're over to Manhattan, Peter and Olivia taking in the blackened circle left by the Observer shipment. Anil pulls up in a grey van, and gets out and tells them he's sorry for their loss. "She was special. Not just to me, but to the movement. I hope someday you'll understand how much," he says. Everyone looks awkwardly sad for a moment, before Walter asks what on Earth caused the blackened patch (nice work on the effect, by the way, with a car touching the radius half-blackened, half-untouched). Anil says they think it's the result of the Baldies opening up a shipping lane... from the future. Dun-dun-dun! "A wormhole," says Walter. "They're bringing back components for the air-degradation system that they're building in Central Park," says Anil, casing a glance over his shoulder to the park, beyond a wall full of Observer graffiti and "Go Ask Alice" in large letters. What, are people still listening to Jefferson Airplane two decades from now? The future really is bleak.
Similar burn radiuses -- radii, Anil! -- were reported in France and Egypt, where the other air-degradation systems were built. "If they finish this machine, their air quality manipulation will be complete on all continents," says Anil, with Peter adding that they know their lifespan will be reduced to forty-five years. Anil says if the same patterns hold as for overseas, this was just the first of many more shipments, and the Resistance wants to destroy the next one when it comes: He's hoping they know anything about their language, because he's got a journal filled with Observer scribblings. "If we're gonna sabotage a shipment, we need to know when it comes and we're hoping the answer is in that book," he says.
Olivia says they'll get Astrid to have a look at it, and asks where he got it. "It came as a package deal," says Anil, and then makes a call to a gun named Niemann -- neighbor of 2036's Seinfeld -- who's in some sort of unfinished office space. Anil tells Niemann to show them their visitor and we see an Observer, restrained and unconscious. Peter and Walter are suitably impressed that they captured an Observer. Anil says they caught him here yesterday, wandering around taking measurements, before the shipment this morning. They haven't gotten any information out of him yet, though.