Peter -- that would be the 47-year-old Peter Bishop, not the 32-year-old Peter Bishop last seen strapping himself into a doomsday machine in 2011 -- is being wheeled down a hospital hallway while the controlled chaos of a hospital emergency room attends to the shrapnel wound in his abdomen.
Groggily, he asks where he is, and hey! It's Astrid! She hasn't aged in the past fifteen years, but has apparently spent all that time flattening her hair to within an inch of its life. She looks great, though. She tells Peter that he was in a Fringe event, but he's in good hands, and then someone uses a "UV cauterizer" on the bloody gash in his torso, which, judging from his yelling, is about as painful as it sounds. I'm going to assume it's not a real thing. It sounds like something Jeremy Irons might have come up with in Dead Ringers.
We're at Fringe Medical, May 20, 2026. My god, that's so far in the future that the Beastie Boys will have released two more albums by then! (Yes, that's also a Futurama reference). Anyway, a very young agent in a Fringe uniform (Fringe appears to be just as big a division in the future here as it was in the present over there) goes up to the reception desk and says she wants to find out how Peter Bishop is doing. She sheepishly says she doesn't have the required badge because she was just promoted last week, but she has a temporary barcode. It's on her wrist, so the woman at reception scans it. Plus, it gets her two for one tequila sunrises at Jungle Jim's on Thursdays! Satisfied, the woman at the reception desk tells this... Agent Dunham! that Peter has been in recovery for an hour now, and will be out soon.
Turns out this is little Ella, all grown up, with a nice job casting someone who could plausibly be a grownup version of the sweet little moppet we all know and love. We know it's Ella because that's how she's addressed by Olivia, now striding up the hallway, and Ella has inexplicably gone from calling her "Ahnt Liv" to "Ant Liv" and then she awkwardly tries on "Agent Dunham" but Olivia says Ella can call her "boss" like everyone else. Olivia looks exactly the same, but with her hair swept back and worn down, and she's now dressed more like a university communications director than an ass-kicking federal agent.
But Olivia also wants to know how Ella's doing, and Ella says she remembers being in her SUV and the next thing she knew she was on the ground and there was vortex shrapnel everywhere. "People are saying that it's the End of Dayers," she says, and Olivia agrees with that, adding that they think it's "Moreau."