Walking outside with Olivia and Broyles (he does like his outdoor briefings, doesn't he?), Peter tells them what he found, and about his suspicion that Tin Man is connected to the injections. Olivia and Broyles tell each other that the project was shut down and the names of the soldiers involved redacted. Olivia sees three Iraqi names still in the file -- doctors who worked on the program -- and wonders where they are. "Presumably still in country," Broyles says, adding that it might take a few weeks to find them. Peter offers to help by going back to Iraq himself and checking with some people he knows. Broyles has his doubts, but Peter is insistent. "There may be others out there like [Gillespie]. Walking bombs. We don't have two weeks to wait." All he needs from Broyles is "private air transportation, twenty thousand dollars in cash, and a passport without my real name...I'm still on a couple of watch lists." Not asking much, is he? Broyles says that means he'll need a federal agent with him, then. After a long pause, he says he doesn't want to send Olivia in her present condition, but they need to keep this quiet. "You'll look after each other," he says before walking way. Meeting over, I guess. Peter asks Olivia if she's ready. "Baghdad, here we come," she sighs. Doesn't she miss the place? The sand, the heat, the shadow of the giant "B?"
So the next thing you know, we're in Baghdad, Iraq. You'd think the big, floaty letters above the city would be in Arabic, if only because that language looks like it would have a lot more structural integrity, but we're sticking to English. Peter and Olivia -- her head covered according to local custom -- duck under a beaded curtain and into a busy tea house. Noticing that the place is a total sausage fest, Olivia suggests waiting outside. "Then what would I do?" Peter asks. "You're the one with the gun." Yes, a gun which, since Olivia's accident, has been fired only at Peter. They make their way in, Peter scowling nervously around, until he spots a guy sitting at a table talking to another guy. Peter approaches the table and says, "Salaam aleikem." It's not as friendly as it sounds, with the scowl Peter's still wearing. Turning to reveal a lot of facial scars and responding in subtitled Arabic, the guy says he heard Peter was dead. "Then I suppose I'm a ghost," Peter responds, not really pulling off the wisecracking in a foreign language. He asks to sit down, and the guy dismisses the other fellow from his table with a look. He asks Peter, "Does your friend speak Arabic?" "Just a bit. And not very well," Olivia answers for herself. Fortunately that means they're switching to English, greatly reducing my chances of fucking up some italics tags in this recap. Olivia and Peter sit down, and Peter gets right to he point, telling "Ahmed" that he needs his help regarding Tin Man. Specifically, finding one of the Iraqi doctors. Ahmed says he knew Peter couldn't have been killed, despite the rumors. "More than anything else, a person like you is good at looking out for yourself." In other words, he's not interested in dealing with Peter. Peter tells Ahmed about the innocent lives he's trying to save, which Ahmed doubts Peter cares about. After a dose of the soulful Pacey Witter eyes, though, Ahmed gives in, and Peter slides him the short list of names. He goes to check it out, inviting them to stay and have some tea while he's gone. Olivia asks Peter, "You gonna tell me what that was about?" Peter's answer is completely honest: "No."