All the way out to Manhattan, 2609, where Windmark is reporting to his superior about the profound neurological changes in the brain of Anomaly KB-8675309 due to "deformity" and that "it has developed an intellect more advanced than our own and a capacity for emotional responsiveness far greater than the native humans." Yeah, but that emotional responsiveness is all pretty internal from what we've seen.
The head honcho calls it curious and asks how this is possible, but Windmark doesn't know. "It possesses capabilities our diagnostic instruments cannot measure, and that we are... unable to comprehend." Windmark twitches here -- his eye is still bloody from the attempt.
At any rate, he thinks the fugitives intend to use the anomaly as a means to destroy them so the superior says it would be best to continue studying it. Windmark is basically all, "Due respect, sir, but I think ought to destroy the damn thing, since it would suck if it killed us all." Still, he and his boss aren't really all that far apart, because his boss says it doesn't matter if the anomaly lives or dies, but what's valuable is learning what it was. "Disassemble it. Preserve the pieces," he says, and then turns his face back to the wall, manager-code for "We're done here." Hey, it looks like Windmark is almost smiling.
Over on Liberty Island, in the Defense Department, Fauxlivia ducks away from Lincoln and Olivia to get schematics for the building, so Olivia uses the chance to ask after Walternate. Lincoln says the guy retired 20 years ago from the department and is 90 years old and still lecturing at Harvard. "It's crazy how life works out," says Lincoln, but there's a lot of seriousness behind that statement. He stares at Olivia for a moment and she tells him it's OK; he made his choices and she made hers, and she doesn't regret any of them. Not any? I mean, your daughter is dead, but... not any? OK, just checking.