Well, that would be because Peter's high as a kite back at the Harvard lab. "This can't possibly be scientific," says Broyles. Walter's patting Peter's cheek. "Daddy?" says Peter, very out of it. Walter figures they're ready, so he tells Astrid to call Olivia, who tells Jones to ask his question. "Ask my friend Joe, where does the gentleman live?" Olivia relays the question, Astrid nods at Walter, but as he turns the knob, Loeb starts having a seizure. Walter says the parasite is choking him of nitroglycerin, and he tells "Asteroid" to get the nitroglycerine in a vial on the desk. "I don't understand, a parasite?" says Samantha, like maybe you can have the discussion AFTER Walter saves your husband's life? Astrid tells Olivia she'll call her back, leaving Olivia to try to conceal her surprise at having been hung up on.
"Is there a problem?" asks Jones. Olivia smoothly says that her cellphone doesn't get the best reception in prison isolation cells. "You do have Mr. Smith, do you not?" asks Jones. Olivia asks him why he thinks Smith would co-operate with him after he had Smith arrested. I seem to recall that Jones just wanted to speak to Smith. I'm pretty sure Jones didn't "have him arrested." Anyway, he says the people he works with are loyal to the end, and asks Olivia if she can say the same.
Olivia doesn't have to answer, because her cellphone rings again. Astrid says they're trying again, and asks the question. Walter cranks the dial, the lightbulb glows, Peter convulses, but Peter didn't hear anything. "We're going to have to increase the voltage," says Walter, apologizing to his son.
Again Astrid asks the question, Walter cranks the voltage, sending Peter into agony. But still nothing, and now the prison guard is warning Olivia that her time's almost up. "Astrid, I need the answer now," she says, and Astrid tells her it's not working. I can't believe Jones hasn't just bailed on the whole thing.
Peter, freaking out, starts shouting that he needs paper, because he sees something. Astrid quickly gets him paper and a marker, and Peter frantically marks down a series of a dozen or so vertical lines. "What is that?" asks Astrid. Peter says he has no idea. I think they're going to need to get Snoopy to translate: that looks exactly the way Woodstock talks.