Peter continues trying to relate to Tyler about father issues when a cop car's flashers light up behind them. Tyler doesn't want to stop and when Peter says this can't go on forever, Tyler says. "It's not even close to finished." He orders Peter to pull over. Peter does, and as they wait for he cop to walk up alongside the car, Peter tells Tyler to let him handle it. "If you don't I will," Tyler threatens. Peter smiles up into the cop's flashlight, and compliantly gets out of the car when the officer asks him to. But when the cop asks him to put his hands on the car, Peter asks what's wrong, although he's still smiling. The cop repeats the order and pats down Peter for weapons as Tyler slides over so he can see the cop. So I think we just got our answer to Peter's earlier question about the limits of his range. Because once Tyler's able to eyeball him, the cop takes out his own gun and puts it on the car's roof in front of Peter. Who then has to pick it up and point it at the cop. "Do not force me to shoot this man," Peter begs, which is totally out of context from what the promo indicated. Tyler doesn't want the cop to give away their position. Peter says there has to be another way, and then pistol-whips the cop to the ground. "Something like that?" Tyler asks.
Working out of an office at Massive Dynamic, Olivia and Astrid are coordinating the search for Peter when Nina's leggy assistant comes in to summon Olivia into Nina's office. Which is where Broyles and Nina are, and the former tells Olivia that Tyler is now considered a national security risk, so Special Forces will be taking over from Fringe Division. Well, that sounds messy. And it's all because they've just learned that Tyler bought two one-way tickets to Costa Rica before the kidnapping, which indicates he might have a foreign handler. It also indicates that he's a hell of a lot more resourceful than I was at fifteen. I couldn't even score my own Van Halen tickets. What worries the brass is the thought that Tyler might be about to hand over God knows what manner of Massive Dynamic goodies over to enemies of the state. Olivia reads the phrase "overwhelming force" on the briefing sheet, and argues that it doesn't really bode well for Peter. "We need to contain the situation on our own before it's too late," Broyles says. Thanks for stating the stakes so clearly.