And then we get the glaring-yet-beautiful red alternate-universe opening credits. I kind of wish the credits up until now had action shots from various episodes, because then they could put scenes from the alternate universe in now, and it could be all "and starring John Noble as 'Walternate'" while he swivels around in his chair and tents his fingers and looks evil. Wouldn't that be awesome? I love it when shows have clips during the opening credits. It's like a checklist!
Near the Manhatan waterfront, Andre Royo -- one of many actors from The Wire to earn a lifetime pass from me based on his involvement in that show, nottobeoneofthosepeoplewhocan'tshutupaboutTheWireoranything -- is a cab driver (an ad on the roof exhorts us to check out the smash musical Dogs!), watching or listening to the news via a laptop, seems like, and the broadcast is going on about President Obama choosing former president John F. Kennedy to be the government's new agency aimed at slowing ecological breakdown, and I'd much rather be in Andre Royo's cab than the cab driver who took us to the airport in Vegas this summer and who started going on about what Obama's agenda was, which was, no joke, bringing about the Biblical end times, I swear to god. And Andre Royo doesn't even look up as Olivia gets in and just orders him to drive, and he says that he needs to see her "Show Me" ID, without which he can't put the car into motion.
And he finally looks into the backseat, where a stringy-haired sopping wet Olivia jams a gun in his face and asks him what his name is. It's Henry. "OK, listen, Henry. What I need you to do right now is I need you to drive." So he takes his own Show Me and uses it. Well, there's a bit of a flaw in the Show Me system then, isn't there?
Meanwhile, alt-Broyles is standing with a bunch of FBI-type people milling about the dock, and he's talking to Walternate via the alt-Bluetooth thingy in his ear. "Shore patrol says there's no way she could have made it across, that the currents are impossible this time of year." But alt-Broyles isn't wasting any time on what a bunch of pencil-pushing shore-patrol people think! "I think from what I know of Olivia Dunham, she's the one person I would bet on who could survive," he says. "Then find her," says Walternate.