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.
Etta comes over, inspects her mom's handiwork and says, "Not bad." Peter gets up and Etta gets in the chair so Olivia can do her next, and then Etta thanks Olivia, for "when I said it was logical for me to go turn the power on instead of you." Scene cut for time! Etta's reasons were that she knows protocol if something goes off-track and Peter is the engineer. "I appreciate you respecting my experience. 'Cause I know you'd rather it be you. I know you like to be in control. So do I," says Etta. Olivia gives her some kind of inscrutable smile and keeps tattooing. Olivia clearly sees a lot of herself in Etta, so Etta might not be grounded for too long when they get home
Walter's finished the pig's eye and Walter takes it in a plastic bag. Walter says he did his best, but it has to be exact. Probably not the ringing endorsement Peter was hoping for, so he asks if it is exact. "We'll find out," says Walter, not exactly a comfort -- although Peter, Mr. 10 A.M. Shadow himself, probably should be more worried about whether the Observers have stricter shaving guidelines for loyalists in uniform.
Next thing we know, Etta and Peter are strolling through the science building, Etta looking like she owns the place, Peter looking nervous. They stand by a couple of Observers waiting for an elevator. One of them gives Peter a once-over, and Peter holds eye contact. To my mind he looks nervous, but the Observer doesn't react -- and I imagine a human, even a loyalist -- looking nervous in front of an Observer wouldn't be very unusual anyway.
Speaking of which, Olivia has decided to go in to talk to Gael some more and she asks him why someone joins the loyalists. Gael says "pain" and explains there were resistance fighters near his building, and they blew up a city bus full of Observers, but his children were outside and his oldest boy was killed. Olivia interrupts to say she's sorry, because she knows something about losing a child. Of course, this is quite different, even if you do suspect Gael's lying. But he continues, saying after that moment, he just wanted to be safe and he was angry at the resistance because it's hopeless. At least now he and his boy have a safe place to live and they get taken care of. Olivia looks she's starting to understand this, but what Gael says next, I don't think she'd have much sympathy for: "I'll never understand you people. You can't win. The world would be a much safer place if you just stopped trying to fight them."