At the Federal Building in Boston the next morning, Olivia stumps off the elevator with another agent, who leads her down the hall to Hughes's holding room. Apparently nobody has bothered to check on him overnight or even all morning, because he's still hanging by the neck from the wire sculpture he made for himself. Well, at least the Hughes family plot at the cemetery is all nice and fresh for him now.
Over at Harvard, Walter has been busy poking at the mortal remains of Eveline Hughes, and has discovered that she had a very advanced case of lupus. Peter is surprised, because it's never lupus. Walter says it doesn't really mean anything to their case, other than that Eveline wouldn't have been able to have children. Well except for the fact, as Astrid reminds him, that she did. Walter insists that's impossible; since lupus supercharges the immune system, "Her own body would have destroyed the fetus." Well, apparently not, as Peter says, what with the son having survived long enough to not only exit the womb but eventually his coffin. "Brave little boy," Walter muses, probably wishing his own son could have been a little more self-sufficient back in the day.
Sheriff Golightly is looping crime scene tape around Hughes's yard. Unfortunately, his lack of imagination may well prove fatal, as he's going about this by hammering wooden stakes into the yard. Now, say you're a sheriff in a Philadelphia exurb, and you've recently seen with your own eyes evidence that suggests recent disappearances are connected to some unknown creature that lives underground. Are you going to spend a morning hitting that ground really hard? Or is that something you might delegate to a deputy? Yes, I thought so. Golightly fails even to notice that mounds of grass are spontaneously rising from the ground behind him.
Meanwhile, back in Boston (specifically the parking ramp under the Federal Building), Olivia asks how Hughes could have gotten away with his rather time-consuming suicide plan, never mind being left hanging there until rigor mortis set in. "We're looking into it," Broyles non-answers (we will actually never find out), and adds that Hughes' body is on its way to the Harvard lab right now. Suddenly Olivia overhears a guy on a cell phone, and gets all intent about eavesdropping. Which would be pretty rude, if the guy weren't way on the other end of the parking garage and completely oblivious to Olivia's existence, let alone the fact that she can hear his every banal word. "Agent Dunham?" Broyles asks. Instead of answering, Olivia flashes back to the fly in Sherriff Golightly's office, and the heartbeat in Hughes's home lab. Broyles repeats her name. Ironically, that she doesn't hear.