I guess she can't very well ask, "So, feel like killin' anyone today?" so she turns to go, but McClennan says, "You know what they say: that even when it's the darkest, we can step into the light." Oh, come on, who says that? THAT IS NOT A SAYING. But for Olivia and Broyles, it's a pretty clear "I'm not going to kill anyone" from McClennan.
As the Fringe buddies leave, Olivia wonders how it is that he can remember what she taught him, even though he doesn't remember her. Broyles: "At the risk of sounding like I'm a little on the nose when it comes to what's going on this season with Peter's disappearance, I've always thought there were people who leave an indelible mark on your soul. An imprint that can never be erased."
Speaking of imprints that can never be erased, Walter -- seeming trepidatious -- settles into bed, and he hesitates before turning off the light. At first, nothing. And then, creepily, we hear Peter: "Walter, I'm here." The voice fades in and out, but it's still louder than anything else Walter can do to distract it, including the record he puts on. He screams "You're a figment!" like Ebenezer Scrooge trying to ignore the ghost of Jacob Marley, and we're left with the unsettling scene of Walter being driven mad by the sound of Peter saying, "I'm right here, Walter. Help me, Walter."
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