Elsewhere the Fringers are stumbling along the streets, Sally getting worse by the minute. Walter thinks the "human circuit" must have been flawed, and asks if any of them engaged in "extreme use" of their abilities last night, more than normal. Nick says no, which I suppose means that he and Sally have hot empath sex every night. "Perhaps poor Mr. Heath," says Walter. [Yeah, maybe that should have been a precondition of their night off. Don't heal a hospital full of people, because you will KILL US ALL. - Z] Anyway, he hopes William Bell can help Sally, who is now looking at the parabolic towers on the skyline: "The Grand Hotel," she says. "They never built it." (Meaning here they did.). I'd never heard about this before now, but here's some more info on something that might have been the case in our world but is not so here. Kind of interesting, though, that that's what she notices, not the still-standing Twin Towers.
And now Peter's having breakfast on the shore with his mother, who is pouring coffee, which she explains is very hard to come by, and is rationed: "But Walter's very well connected." And Peter is still talking about bacon, like CAN YOU BLAME HIM BACON IS AWESOME, and he says that he never had bacon growing up, because his mother was a vegetarian, so until today, he always thought he imagined having it as a kid. Then he feels bad at what seems to be her discomfort on hearing upon his other mother, and he says he's sure she doesn't want to hear about that. "No, on the contrary, I want to hear all about your childhood," she says, and asks if he's still close with her, and if she took good care of him. The answer to the second question is "very good care," and the answer to the first question is "no" because she committed suicide ten years ago. "My mother from the other side, she was wonderful, but she wasn't strong. In fact, she was very, very sad. Which I suppose is because of me," he says. Elizabeth comforts Peter -- and it must be kind of strange hearing about the suicide of your alternate self -- by saying that we have to take responsibility for our own decisions, good and bad. Anyway, Walternate's going to be so happy to see him, says Elizabeth, and Peter mentions that there was something Walternate wanted him to do. Holy shit, he only just got back from the alternate universe and Walter's got him doing chores? Elizabeth hands Peter a binder and says Walternate, who's staying in the city tonight, asked her to give it to Peter.