Road trip! Truss and the shapeshifter are heading down the highway, beers presumably in the cup holders, while the woman tells Truss about people who think very highly of his work and him. "You don't know them, but they know you. They share your vision. They will pay you to continue your research," she says. Of course, Truss is still a little put out by the gun, which she still has pointed at him. Don't hit any potholes, Malcolm. She says she couldn't take the chance he'd turn down their request for help. "I don't know what you're hoping to find in those files. That work never went anywhere. It's useless," says Truss. The shapeshifter starts unbuttoning her shirt -- best kidnapping ever -- but it's just to shop him her translucent skin on her upper breast. "I was terminally ill. Stage Four melanoma when they came to me," she says. Truss recognizes it as his old cellular replication baby and can't believe they did it. The shapeshifter says the cancer went into complete remission -- but the procedure didn't fully take. "The cells, they aren't stable. My cancer is gone, but... I'm still dying." She sighs, the perfect cap to her bullshit sob story.
Truss thinks about it for a moment, then says he'll help her. But there are no files -- it's all in his head. He calls her "Nadine" and says again that he'll help her, but he doesn't do his best work at gunpoint. Nadine rolls her eyes, evilly.
Back at the federal building, Peter is pulling a panel from the wall beside the door and tinkering with the wires behind it. Uh -- is anybody monitoring his cell? Outside, Olivia is explaining to Broyles that Walter says the shapeshifters at the train yards weren't able to complete their shifts, due to being flawed, and that Truss's experience with cellular repetition might be just what they need. Less talking, more shapeshifter-hunting! Broyles says if the shapeshifter is flawed, it might have something to do with the tech Walter pulled from the two they killed at the train yard. "I checked with Tech Services. They don't even know what the device is, the purpose it serves," says Lee.