Anyway, Mrs. Keenan says that a reporter called and left a message a couple of days ago, doing some sort of piece on in-vitro fertilization. His name was Daniel. A reporter named Daniel? That this show kills off? I OBJECT! Olivia's all, "Daniel Greene?" and Mrs. Keenan says that's it. She called him back, but he never returned her call. She offers to go get her IVF file that she dug up after the reporter called. While she's gone, Lincoln (calling Fringe the "Department of Strange") and Olivia discuss the possibility that the children killed Greene -- and somewhat bafflingly, this is the first mention of the victim's name or occupation, which makes me wonder if there was an earlier scene cut from this episode -- because of the story he was writing. Lincoln says he'll contact the editors to see if they knew anything about his angle, or anybody else he may have interviewed.
We go over to a retirement home, where ER stalwart John Aylward is watching a television newscast discuss the death of "local hero" and "acclaimed author and journalist" so we know this is some sort of alternate timeline where a journalist is some kind of local hero. One of the orderlies notes the picture of Greene and says, "Hey, that's the guy who was here, the reporter." The orderly jabbers away about the details of the story, and then asks the old guy, "You were a doctor. How long does it take someone to suffocate?" like nice clunky way to let us know this guy is Dr. Owen Frank. Anyway, the doctor looks perturbed by the news, and not just in the usual way of old people who think the world's going to hell around them. "I want to go back to my room," he says.
Back at Deerfield, Astrid's sitting with Sean in the cafeteria, as eight or ten people mill around, muttering audibly in the background. On second watch, the noticeable background chatter seems like an obvious clue for the upcoming reveal, but it's something I just found annoying on my first time through.