So here's why Broyles took off: to meet with Nina Sharp to hand over the disk. The music tells us this is supposed to be a big reveal, but who didn't see that coming? She figures it's not the only reason he's there, and that another reason might be Massive Dynamic's interest in Olivia. Broyles says it's premature to be poaching his agent after her third case, and Nina smoothly says she didn't get where she is without being able to immediately judge someone's talent, which is kind of funny given that last episode she was crapping all over Olivia (and the rest of the Fringe team), although that could have just been devil's advocate stuff. She asks if he isn't being a little protective of her, and he says he's protective of all his agents. "I want nothing but the best for her," says Nina, which sounds kinda creepy. "Of course you do," says Broyles, which also sounds kind of creepy, but then again, his deep voice makes most of what he says sound ominous.
In another toothbrush lab, Nina hands over the disk to some white-coated guy. "We found another one," she says. He looks at it under the microscope, and says the crystallization is intact and there's no discernible loss of oscillations, so it might be just what they need to break the encryption.
Speaking of that, Nina says she heard they're making progress. "See for yourself," says the guy.
He leads her over to a computer monitor as he says they finally stabilized the link and have been pulling information from the disk for the past seventy-two hours. "Let me know when it's finished," says Nina.
On the screen, under "John Scott" and "Link established -- data transfer stabilized", numbers scroll down the monitor. Lying on an enclosed bed is John, wires attached to his scalp. Still dead, I suppose, but getting enough screen time still to warrant his own slot in the opening credits.
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