He gets off and races past the dead security guard to find Walter groggy on the floor. Peter cradles Walter's head as Walter starts talking about the two-brained stegosaurus. And here comes Fauxlivia, having decided she's spent enough time pretending to chase the shapeshifter. She calls the EMTs for Walter, and by this point the blood is flowing from Walter's head pretty good, and Astrid FINALLY shows up and freaks out over Walter's injury. "Under the circumstances, I'm fine. I could have been killed," he tells her. I think he's happy to milk this for sympathy juuuust the teensiest bit.
And then Peter tries to hack into Massive Dynamic's security cameras so they can try to ID the shapeshifter before he changes bodies, and Walter merely places his thumb on the scanner, granting access immediately. "Ownership has its privileges," he says, before Astrid leads him away.
Duffy pulls into his driveway, and finds Newton standing there in the suburban darkness, looking at his house. Let's just say they don't exactly high-five each other. Newton points out that Duffy didn't shift. "I didn't have to. I got it," says Duffy, and he hands over the whatsit to Newton. As for the house, Newton tells him: "Don't worry about them. I took care of it. We're clean." Duffy gets angry and asks him why he did that -- but that was only a test. Newton didn't actually kill them. "I couldn't understand your hesitation. I saw it, but I didn't understand it. It's them, isn't it," he says. Well, of course it's them! Isn't that part of the point? Walter figured that out in like five minutes with a dead one! As far as robot epiphanies about humans go, it's not quite "I know now why you cry."
While Duffy protests that this is his life, Newton tells him this is simply a "way station," and now he'll have another life: "It's what we do. It's what we're made for." You guys, maybe. But shapeshifter Gene Simmons was made for loving you, baby.
Look, we know this isn't going to end well. Duffy gets a bullet in the forehead, and it's as Newton is putting the cop's body in the trunk of his car when Fauxlivia and Peter arrive, Fauxlivia firing a shot at Newton's car as he peels out. They chase him their own car -- the model of which we know thanks to an annoyingly noticeable bit of product placement camerawork.