And then Peter jumps him from behind. He pops up again, like those inflatable punching dummies that taught me invaluable lessons about beating on people. It's Peter's turn to ask the questions now! He asks who Baldy is and what the cylinder is, and Baldy just cocks his head, like observing a new species: "The bloody-nosed douchebag is aggressive in nature. Watch out for his cutting remarks." Then Baldy starts speaking the same words as Peter, at the same time, or close enough. It's like that drama warm-up exercise where you and a partner try to say the same thing without knowing what you're going to say. Only they're really good at it. Peter's freaked out, so he throws in a curveball: "Apples. Bananas. Rhinoceros. I wanna hold your hand. Lucy in the sky with diamonds." Baldy nails it, and then continues on without Peter saying anything. "Do you really know my father? Did you talk to him this afternoon? Were you his friend?" Peter stares at him. Then Baldy lifts up a gun and pulls the trigger, but instead of a regular flash or Scowly's light-gun flash, there's kind of a whiny-whooshy sound, and Peter crumples to the ground.
After the commercial break, Peter stirs, and sits up, clutching his stomach. He struggles to his feet, and spots Olivia strolling back. The two of them lock eyes, clearly thinking, Well, that could have gone better.
Walter's playing with Dixie cups when Charlie comes in to tell Walter that Peter's fine, albeit with a minor concussion. "I'll take you back to your hotel," says Charlie. Because ... it's now OK somehow that Walter INJECTED ASTRID IN THE NECK and stole the mysterious cylinder? Walter says there's something he'd like to do before he goes back to the hotel.
Astrid's working in a room full of FBI agents as Walter approaches. She looks up, sees him, and puts her head back down. "What I did to you was very untrustworthy of me. I never intended to harm you. I was simply doing what was necessary to protect us all." She doesn't say anything to this, which is all bullshit anyway. I mean, she and Peter were helping him move the thing because someone was coming for it. So he sends Peter on a fool's errand and then knocks Astrid out and LEAVES HER THERE with a maniac on the way. I don't blame Astrid for freezing him out. Walter tries to joke that if it would help her feel any better, she could inject him, but he'd most likely enjoy it. Astrid says nothing. Well, that's all the material Walter's got, so he dejectedly turns to Charlie and they leave. Astrid glances up to watch him go. Don't forgive him! You know what they say: "Incapacitate me with a syringe to the neck once, shame on you. Incapacitate me with a syringe to the neck twice, shame on me."