On the ground now, and Non-Porcupine Man, also known as Marshall Bowman, is being interrogated by a TSA agent and chalking the whole thing up to a panic attack. "I hate flying. I always have, ever since I was a kid. But I was doing pretty well until they said that we weren't going to be able to land for a while," he says. The agent looks skeptical.
Another agent comes in with Bowman's luggage, and Bowman gets agitated when the agent unzips it. "Don't you have to ask permission before you do that?" says Bowman, which surely won't arouse suspicion. But the searching agent just says, "Not since Bush II." Oh, right. The whole suspension of civil liberties thing.
Bowman asks if they can make it quick, prompting the stink-eye from the agents, even more so when he makes a joke that all they're going to find is underwear, but "don't worry, it's clean."
Then he starts convulsing again, and his nose is bleeding again, and he asks for a bathroom. One of the agents points him toward a door and gets to rummaging as Bowman staggers to the john.
So while Bowman's teeth fall out and his eyes turn yellow, the agents find a secret compartment in his luggage with a little case that contains a couple of a syringes and little vials of variously colored solutions. "Panic attack, as in 'withdrawal,'" mutters one of the agents.
Man, either the bathroom is soundproof or the agents are studiously ignoring Bowman's screams, because he's crouching on the floor, and we see the spines erupt from his back (looks like the same footage from the original episode, which is a little unfortunate, because that happened in the airplane bathroom, which was a different color from this one). And just as Agent Knolls gets on the phone to tell someone that they've got drugs again, albeit nothing he's ever seen before, Porcupine Man breaks open the bathroom door. And just like the original episode, we're given only the briefest of glances before we jump to the credits, leaving our grisly imaginations to run wild.
After the opening credits, we're with Olivia visiting the FBI psychiatrist, and few things make me nod off faster whilst watching television than the ol' psychiatrist visit (except for maybe the ol' symbolic dream sequence). There's going to be a few plot points that arise because of it. The shrink is focusing on the fact that Olivia's not too concerned about forgetting all the details of her life, while Olivia classifies that as a problem she can handle. "The real problem, the one that we should all be worried about, is Jones." That would be David Robert Jones. "The one who kidnapped me," explains Olivia. The shrink looks a little surprised that Olivia remembers that -- and Olivia is a little less than convincing -- because she's already starting to become her former self from another timeline.