Broyles says, "I've come to believe in some strange things, but ghosts..." and Walter says Bobby wasn't a ghost. "The Observer doesn't experience time like we do. If we can accept that he can travel from the past to the present and back to the past again, then it's not inconceivable that he could bring others back with him," he says. Here's hoping Broyles is a little more flexible on believing in time travel.
Walter says he wants to take Roscoe back to his lab, which is always his solution for everything. Peter wonders why the Observer would bring a dead man twenty-five years through time just to talk to his father. Good god, is Christopher Lloyd forever typecast and doomed to wind up involved with young men traveling through time? "I don't know. But every time the Observer shows up, it has something to do with you. And every time, it's something bad," says Walter darkly, forgetting that the first time the Observer showed up he, you know, saved Walter and Peter FROM DROWNING. Walter crankily stomps off to wait in the car and presumably to listen the Violet Sedan Chair channel on satellite radio.
And there is apparently no problem checking Roscoe out of the senior home to be transported to Walter's mad-scientist lab, as Pam gives Roscoe's medication to Peter: "Three pills at eight this evening, and he gets a little cranky if he doesn't eat," she says, like good thing she's reminding Peter that people need to eat food.
Meanwhile, Olivia's watching an older couple laugh and giggle with each other, and Peter says, "That's sweet," and Olivia agrees, and then it's time to puncture the sweetness so she pulls out the Buddha-killing book that came for her. "I don't think that this was for me. It arrived this morning, and I looked at the date on the order, and it was from when I was over there, so I figured that it was probably for her," she says. Well, it's not exactly like Peter can forward it on to her. Unless he's signed up for Amazon Universe Prime, in which case it probably wouldn't cost anything extra.
Peter starts to explain, but what really is there to explain by this point? Olivia stops him and says it's OK. Yeah, she just wanted to make him feel bad again. And then Roscoe comes along and says that he understands they're going to help him remember what Bobby said to him. "We're gonna try," says Olivia.
Over to Hanna's Jewelry, where a thief hurriedly empties a safe, the manager dead of suffocation inside a plastic bag. We see a pair of legs walk up behind the robber, who says he's almost done and asks how things are going out front. Getting no reply, he looks up -- and then goes for his gun, only to have the visitor stomp on it. Next thing he knows he's getting thrown, possibly unconscious, through a glass display panel, freaking out his two accomplices outside in the shop. One of them draws his gun and carefully heads towards the back, but the Observer grabs his arm and incapacitates him. The final thief at least manages to get off a couple of shots, but the Observer actually catches the bullets in his hands (not that he needed to -- judging from the trajectory, the thief is a terrible shot) and then knocks him out. He pulls out his little communications thingy and does his freaky dialing thing, calling 911 to give the address of the store and alert them to the robbery. He continues walking through the shop and finds a woman, bound with duct tape over her mouth, breathing heavily. Not in a sexy way. An asthma attack way. Not sexy. Unless you're into asthma attacks, I suppose.