Still, why her and why now? Olivia wants to know, but Walter doesn't know, and he becomes increasingly uncomfortable as he explains that not all of the kids handled the treatments as well as she did. Really? Considering Olivia burned down a room, what did the other kids do? Walter says some of the other kids had adverse reactions, but Olivia was the strongest and the others recognized that, and so Olivia was everybody's favorite. Aw. The most popular girl in the hellish laboratory of things that should never be!
But back to the task at hand: this stuff is dangerous, so they've got to find the kid before it escalates beyond trapping and second-degree burns. No problem -- what was his name, asks Olivia. Walter thinks for a moment before coming up with it. "I remember! He was Subject Nine!" "Subject Nine"? That's a girl's name! Over to Massive Dynamic now, where Nina is giving a speech about nanotechnology to a bunch of suits in a cinematically lit room. Nice to see that Massive Dynamic is back to being more or less evil; Nina alludes to the concerns about the applications and affects of nanotechnology, and what might be done to mitigate those risks. "This is not Massive Dynamic's concern. We create technology. How it is used is not our concern. We just own the patents," she says. No Oppenheimer-like concerns for Nina. You half-expect to see the actual devil as one of the people listening, rubbing his hands in glee.