That out of the way, Nina asks what actually is in the computer, other than subpar forgettable rock that is a shadow of its former self, and Broyles is all, "It's one big file, mission details buried in hundreds of pages of mundane observations about our world," by which he actually means that he recently discovered Frisky Dingo and hasn't actually gotten around to looking at Fauxlivia's computer.
Meanwhile, Walter has walked on ahead into the hangar bay, and he now stands transfixed before the almost fully built doomsday device. It takes his breath away to see it realized -- and the reactions from the rest of the team are similar. "It's bigger than I imagined," says Olivia, which is a line she has said in every single piece of Fringe fan fiction I have written myself into. Peter notes that it's just big enough to destroy a couple of universes.
So the scientist that Nina was talking to before tells them they haven't been able to figure out how the machine works, despite having the top people at NASA, the CIA, the NIH at their disposal. Walter awkwardly interrupts to find out which acronym the scientist belongs to, and Nina introduces Dr. James Falcon as Massive Dynamic's lead scientist on the project. "Oh. Well, I suppose that makes me your boss," says Walter, who introduces himself. "Now that I've established who the alpha dog is here, please continue," says Walter.
Anyway, now that we've drawn attention to a supposedly minor character, Dr. Falcon says there doesn't seem to be an energy source or anything that suggests the machine can hold or transmit any kind of power. Peter stares at it.
Nearby, a couple of scientists type away, until their screens start to go screwy and wavy. "Some kind of electromagnetic spike," says some scientist named Jack, and now objects on desks start rattling and a chair rolls by of its own accord.
Things are starting to shake, but that hasn't made its way to the Fringe team. Nina's saying she thinks the problem might be the missing piece stolen by Fauxlivia. Stolen? I mean, it's not like this thing actually belongs to Massive Dynamic. Peter says that could be right, given the missing piece goes right in the centre.
Dr. Falcon asks if Fauxlivia mentioned the machine in her files, and Broyles starts in with the excuses like the slacker he is, but he's interrupted by loud mechanical screeching noises, as parts of the machine start moving. Panels on the top encircling the device move in and down, with everyone in the hangar, watching amazed. Except for Peter, who actually looks a little blasé, and he finds that his nose is bleeding just a little bit. "It's like something triggered it," says Falcon, after the machine's movement grinds to a halt. "Something did trigger it. Me," says Peter.