So back to the ocular scanner business. Walter says the only surefire way to beat it is to bring Gael with them. But obviously, they can't bring Grandpa Gael with them, so Walter has a close look at his eye. "If you can't bring him with you, there's only one way," he says. "I agree," says Etta immediately, while Olivia says, "Walter, you can't!" Walter coldly says, not taking his eyes off Gael's, "Of course I can. Rather easily, in fact." He tells "Astril" to fetch a sharp scalpel and his long-handled stainless spoon.
I went into the commercial break confident that this was going to be a fake-out, but when we come back and Walter has an actual eye, optical nerve dangling, sitting in a test-tube holder while he works on it surgically, I confess I said "NO WAY" and fell for it completely.
As it turns out, Walter has a jar of pig's eyes in formaldehyde that he's using to -- I don't know, cut? -- to try to mimic the pattern on Gael's eyeball. "An iris is like a fingerprint. Each has its own unique pattern," Walter says. The complexity of fingerprints makes me think this is a fool's errand then, but I guess Walter's not really prepared to slice out someone's eyeball. Why does Walter have pigs' eyes in his lab? Probably so he can make an "in a pig's eye" joke.
Meanwhile, Olivia is using a stencil to put a fake loyalist tattoo on Peter's cheek. They're apparently having a "kids these days" discussion about Etta, with Peter saying the world has changed so much it can be difficult to understand it. Olivia says she's not sure she wants to. And it's not like Today's Parent magazine, if it's still publishing, is running any articles on "What to Do If Your Child is a Remorseless Torture Fiend". I hate to admit it, but I love the rusty brown color of Peter's shirt. Looks sharp.