Time to wake Olivia up! She's having an Etta clip show for a dream, it appears and then when she opens her eyes, Peter and Walter flicker in and out of her vision. I don't mean her vision goes blurry, I mean they are sometimes there and sometimes there's just the wall. I wonder if our heroes ever wake up in the morning forgetting that they live in a grey world occupied by a cruel loveless future version of humanity and then have to remember it all over again?
Anyway, Walter tells her that to be safe, she's only got about three and a half hours from her last injection before the Cortexiphan wears off and he hands her a stopwatch already set with a timer, and nearly half-an-hour has already gone by while she was sleeping. Tick-tock, folks. Michael's not going to rescue himself. In fact, if the Observers didn't have him strapped down, I imagine he'd be sticking forks in electrical sockets and the like.
Anyway, if the drug burns off too fast, she might start experiencing withdrawal symptoms like hallucinations and disorientation and if she starts experience any of those, she needs to come back immediately or she risks getting stuck over there. Yeah, you wouldn't want to miss coming back to this Dystopian hellscape!
The team pulls up in an alley where apparently wasteful humans keep oil drum fires going even during the day time. Walter gives Olivia a quick check to make sure that's recovered from his injecting her with a massive dose of the drug that ruined her life. Astrid tells her they'll be waiting for her in Battery Park when she gets back and Olivia and Peer get out of the van (with Walter looking a pretty anxious about the whole thing). Peter points out that Fringe Division should be right in front of her, assuming it's in the same place it used to be. He asks if she thinks she can find her. "I think she'll probably find me," says Olivia.
Peter gets all gooey and tells her that she's coming back with the boy, for Etta, and also that he loves her. She responds in kind and then steps away. They stare at each other while the camera spins around and the background shimmers and darkens and eventually comes back into focus and when Olivia looks up into the sky, she sees a zeppelin floating overhead. Aw, I've missed those!
And sure enough, an alert pops up on a screen somewhere at Fringe Division, and a soldier alerts her superior to a breach. Elsewhere, Fauxlivia goes strolling by a television with a news crawl letting us know that Chelsea Clinton is leading polls in the presidential race. On another channel, Sean Hannity's son is warning of the coming socialist apocalypse if Chelsea Clinton is elected.