Peter and Walter walk up to a lovely yellow house. "Rebecca always had fine taste," Walter remarks. He wonders if she'll remember him, and Peter seems pretty sure of it: "I'm gonna guess there's not too many men in her life who strapped her to a table and pumped her full of a massive amount of psychedelics." And he can say this without even having met her yet? He knocks on the front door, and watches as Walter nervously primps a bit. "Walter, you didn't--" Peter starts to ask, but lets it drop. Walter asks him to do the talking, but when Rebecca opens the door, she looks right past Peter. "Walter?" she says, taking his face in his her hands and smiling a warm hello before hugging him. Peter watches, a suspicious glint in his eye. Yes, Peter, Rebecca is played by Theresa Russell, but Black Widow was a long time ago.
Inside the house, which is quite well-appointed, Rebecca is talking about her experiences during the time of the experiments that Walter and Bell did on her, and how she was able to see a certain glow around the shapeshifters for a time. "I was recognizing people that didn't belong." She calls it "a great gift," which I don't really get. My idea of a great gift is something that has a lot of uses, a description that Rebecca's gift doesn't seem to fit. I bet her family shops for her presents from the Sharper Image catalog. Rebecca admits that she tried to contact Walter ten years ago. Walter's face goes grave as he's about to tell her he was in a mental hospital then, but Peter smoothly interjects that Walter was "traveling" at that time. If it comes up again, I suppose Peter can always say, "Did I say traveling? I meant tripping." Peter asks Rebecca if she still has that ability, but she says it's mostly gone these days. Peter gets to their point, which is that they're hoping for her help in identifying some shapeshifters today. Despite Walter advising her against it, she quickly assents. Do you think she would also agree to take a few acting classes? Because, damn.
Back in the lab, Walter sets the psychedelic mood by putting some Yes on the turntable. It's "I've Seen All Good People," which is ironic given that the point of this exercise is to help Rebecca see bad people. Also, Walter somehow has a version that skips right from the intro to the coda, which is pretty much the opposite of Fringe in general. Meanwhile, Peter attaches the electrodes to Rebecca's head, and has to put up with the way she can remember where they go better than he can. Olivia comes in and is quite friendly, introducing herself to Rebecca with a smile and a handshake and thanking her for her help. Rebecca helps Astrid find a drug that she's looking for. "I don't suppose you recall where I left my slippers," Walter jokes lamely. Olivia turns to Astrid and gives her a slip of paper with a Web address to log onto. "This looks like [Massive Dynamic's] secure FTP," Astrid says, and heads right over to log in. Hey, in all the excitement, don't forget to check that that connection is one-way, you know? Walter preps a syringe, and maybe he should concentrate on what he's doing instead of giving Rebecca the googly eyes (and possibly an air embolism). He brings the injection over, and asks if she's ready. She says she's been ready for the last ten years. Walter holds her hand while Peter injects the drug into her IV tube. As they lay her back on the table, Astrid and Olivia are online by now, and judging from what they're watching on computer monitor, it looks like Massive Dynamic's lab geek not only got the broken device working again, but has proved as good as his word to upload his rendering program in real time. The women watch as a vague head-like shape is very slowly resolving from a wireframe. "Looks like a department store mannequin," Astrid says. They sync it up to Olivia's phone, too, because this is all just way too neat-o for Olivia to worry about the risk of Nina Sharp listening in on her telephone conversations about FBI business.