Olivia barges into Broyles's office, asking if she can come in, and he grouchily points out that he hates when she does that, "knocking and asking while you're coming in." The only thing I think Broyles likes is complaining about stuff.
Olivia tells him about Kinberg's job offer to co-chair the task force to respond to epidemics: "He wasn't the only scientist asked. There was another one, Dr. Russell Simon from Cambridge. I'm trying to locate him now." Start at Cambridge! She thinks he's a target too, and she tells Broyles about the genetic link between Kinberg's throat-slug and the evidence she took from her captors. "But why abduct you? And why kill Kinberg like that?" asks Broyles. He's like the question machine! Olivia isn't sure, but she thinks it might make sense to kill an epidemiologist if you're looking to start an epidemic. "Get rid of the firefighter before you start a fire," says Broyles thoughtfully, before irritatedly asking why he's just now hearing about this. Olivia says it's because his friend Sanford Harris forbade her from investigating her own abduction. Broyles tells her Harris has put everything on hold and wants Broyles to run all operations past him before they move. "Sir, I'm asking you to save a man's life. Are you telling me that you don't have the authority to let me do my job?"
Broyles gives her a half-smile and then tells her to find Simon and get him in protective custody now: "I'll handle Harris." "I know you will," says Olivia, giving him a smile back.
Outside in the main work centre, Olivia's not too busy saving a man's life to make personal calls to her sister, I see. She picks up the magic eight ball on her desk and arranges to just meet at the apartment -- Rachel has a key -- and she won't be too late. There's food in the fridge and takeout menus by the phone. "Don't worry about us at all. Ella's having a blast," says Rachel.