Anil and Niemann leave Peter to it; he pulls the cube from its case and tells the Observer he's going to help Peter put it together. "You do not have use for it," says the Observer. Well, if that's the case, Chuckles, no reason not to help him, right? Peter says he does in fact have a use for it, but he just needs to know what powers it and how it works. "To do that, I need to turn it on," he says.
The Observer points out that Peter's "compatriots" have gleaned no information from him and neither will Peter. Then, reading Peter, adds, "You believe you are more capable of success where others have failed." Pretty much! Peter tells the Observer to see if he can read his thoughts now. The Observer stares at him. "Anything?" says Peter. "It's OK. I know you know. I can feel you banging around inside there," he says, taking off his jacket. It doesn't matter what the Observer finds out, Peter tells him, because they both know he's never walking out of there. Hey, that's no way to encourage him to talk, really! Peter gets right up in the Observer's grill and says that whatever the closes thing is to fear that he can feel, Peter knows he's feeling right now: "You're not the only one with a skill for reading people," he says.
The Observer stares calmly back at him. It's weird to keep seeing resemblances to other actors in these shaven-headed nobodies, but I get a strange Christopher Walken vibe from this one. "You don't even know what you don't know," he says. Peter: "We'll see." And we head to commercial on a shot of Observers... I don't know, getting ready to receive a shipment.
When we come back, Peter's got a little camera pointe right at the Observer's eye so we can get a big close-up of it on a computer screen. Peter says they both know the variation of a magnetic field produces an electric current if the pieces of the cube are assembled in the proper order. "But what's the proper order?" asks Peter, and he holds a couple of pieces up and slowly brings them together. "Oh, that's right. You're not going to tell me," says Peter.