But as Olivia pulls up, everyone is running out of the building anyway, because of the shaking. So maybe the Fringe team should have been monitoring emergency lines? Olivia goes racing towards the building and grabs the hotel manager or the front desk dude or the doorman or whoever and asks if everyone is out of the building. "I think so," he says, which is good enough for Olivia! They start running for the other side of the sidewalk, then stumble and fall while the shaking intensifies -- they try to hold on to the curb but the force of the vacuum starts pulling them back, and the hotel manager loses his grip. Olivia is either dragged with him or she lets go to try to help him -- either way he's wrapped around her and she manages to grab a post on the sidewalk and hangs on for dear life. Behind them, the building vibrates and roars, and then everything is silent. Olivia and the manager get up and stare at the empty hole in the ground behind them. "I guess it's safe to say that you've got the rest of the night off work," says Olivia. Yeah, hilarious! Dude's got no job! Plus his iPod was probably in there!
In the Federal building, Olivia and Broyles watch as a newscaster explains that there was not a single casualty when hundreds miraculously escaped what federal authorities are calling "an unscheduled controlled demolition" at the hotel, and their explanation is that the building was supposed to be destroyed with no trace left of it, just at a different time? Olivia says "the conspiracy nuts" are going to have a field day, and I don't know that it's fair to call them "conspiracy nuts" when THERE ACTUALLY IS A GOVERNMENT COVERUP, and Broyles makes some wry comment about how Olivia would be surprised at what you can make the general public believe, although I believe the conspiracy nuts aren't really the general public and that's Olivia's point. "You saved a lot of people," he says, and I realize that Broyles made a phone call, but it sure looked like people were racing out of the building because IT WAS SHAKING, and the only person Olivia saved was the guy who she delayed on HIS way out of the building, so let's not start handing Olivia her medals yet. "We all did," says Olivia. He asks her what finally activated her ability. "I think it was just time," she says.