Fortunately, Peter is able to dispel the rumour that the sun is burning out, but the rumour Walter heard about the increase in Kappa radiation is unfortunately true. Fortunately, Koopa radiation remains stable. Peter tells him that a wormhole opened in Central Park and it took them months to amber it over. Walter says a wormhole shouldn't emit that much radiation, unless it's a "wormhole through time," and Peter says he's exactly right: the carbon levels were consistent with those of the Paleozoic era, 250 million years ago. I'll tell you something: Walter croaking out "Sauropods?" is one of the creepier aspects of the episode, but I'll be disappointed if we don't see some dinosaurs tromping around this episode.
But enough about wormholes and radiation and sauropods; Walter asks how Olivia's doing, and Peter says she's fine, and it's back to business: he needs Walter's help, so he hauls out the electralight and explains to his father that the End of Dayers use them in soft spots to rip holes in the fabric of the universe (you'd think they'd have a term for it by this point so they wouldn't have to keep awkwardly saying "the fabric of the universe") to hasten the disintegration of the universe. Peter's hoping to figure out how the thing works and maybe trace its parts.
Walter looks at the electralight through the glass but then slumps back and says he'd like to help but he can't do it without his tools and special instruments, but they both know that's not going to happen.
Or is it? Peter's now in Washington, watching a television that shows a huge vortex having been opened up in the Thames near Tower Bridge. He's in the office of one Philip Broyles, who appears to have lost an eye that's been replaced with glass. And why would anyone get a glass eye that matches your working eye? It's much better to unsettle anyone you're looking at with your unmatching eyes. Like Broyles wasn't intimidating enough already. Anyway, Broyles is up to speed on what's going on with End of Days, so Peter shows him the electralight and tells him Science Division isn't having any luck figuring out. "What do you need," says Broyles, in a voice that suggests he has some idea what Peter's going to ask for, and sure enough Peter asks for a temporary furlough for Walter, which Broyles says is out of the question. "Consult with him in prison if you need to. That's all I can offer," he says. Peter then angrily asks if Broyles is concerned about his re-election prospects, which isn't going to get Walter out of prison any faster. Besides, I find it hard to imagine Broyles having any trouble getting reelected President of Badassery. Broyles indicates the vortex on the television and says that's what he's worried about, and he rants about the world disintegrating and how Walter's responsible. After a moment, while Peter just looks at him, Broyles settles down and says he knows Walter's intentions weren't this. Well, maybe he really hates the English?