Walter brightly tells Olivia to go home and get some rest and they'll "figure out a new way" tomorrow. The stepfather silently walks her out.
Back at the Bishop house, Peter and Elizabeth putter around the kitchen, and Peter starts to walk out but then turns and says he's sorry if he scared her when he ran off. She tells him it's OK, and then he says, "I'm never going back, am I," and I left the question mark off of that deliberately.
Elizabeth walks over to him, and crouches down and strokes his arms. She tells him that sometimes the world they have is not the world they want, but they have their hearts and imaginations to make the best of it. That's touching and all, but I'd like to point out that Peter comes from a world WHERE THEY DON'T HAVE PEANUT M&Ms so he should stop his crying and enjoy the clearly superior Earth-1.
Elizabeth promises that she will be the best mother she possibly can be, and will protect him, and never let anyone take him away from her. "No one. Not ever," she says. "But you're not her, are you. You're not my real mother," says Peter. Not angrily, more matter-of-factly. Elizabeth determinedly tells him that he was sick for a very long time, which made him confused, but of course she's his mother. She says it the way you concoct a cover story with someone. She's not trying to convince him, just telling him how it's going to be. After a moment, he nods, manages a bit of a smile, and says OK, and hugs her, and calls her "Mom." And then he walks away, while Elizabeth tries to fight back the sobs, because God forbid anyone in the Bishop family shouldn't deserve, like, all the Emmys this year. And then it's off to the booze cupboard for Elizabeth.
And then there's Walternate, at Bishop Dynamic, the one who actually received the sketchbook from Olivia when she didn't realize she had crossed over briefly. He's looking at a picture Olivia drew of Peter and her holding hands. He calls Elizabeth and tells her knows where Peter is. It's a nice dramatic moment for him, and to end the show with, instead of us seeing Elizabeth's reaction when he tells her that his doppelganger from an alternate universe abducted Peter. I'm sure that will go over really well.
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