Olivia watches him closely while he explains that when he went to Europe, he got a call from St. Claire's: Walter, telling Peter that his mom died in a car crash. Only it wasn't a car crash, it was suicide, says Peter, adding that it was the only time he spoke to his dad in the seventeen years Walter was there. "He must have known the truth. I think, in his way, he was trying to protect me," he says, adding that for whatever reason, Walter wants to talk about it now. "Peter, you know that Walter loves you very much," says Olivia. Yeah, almost as much as he loves root beer floats! A quite sad-looking Peter nods, just as an excitable Walter comes rushing in, saying he thinks he knows how to figure out what their "synthetic friends" are up to. "You remember what you told Newton?" asks Olivia. No, says Walter, but, "as they say in Finland," he begins, and Astrid and Peter finish it with him: ...there's more than one way to roast a reindeer." Olivia just cocks her head at the three of them, wondering how it is that she's the only sane one of the bunch.Walter says he'll need some supplies: six car batteries, a voltage transformer and several yards of ten-gauge electrical wire. Oh! And a corpse! "Any corpse will do. But it shouldn't be dead for more than two days." Well, if you want a little advice, I wouldn't look at the closest 7-Eleven. Their corpses aren't usually dated, so you don't know what you're getting. Plus you usually pay a little bit more for corpses there.
Over at Pinewood Savings, Newton strolls up to the teller and says he's there to see the manager, Mr. McCallister: "He's expecting me," smirks Newton.So former-Jill-now-McCallister shows Newton down a stairwell, asking his boss if Newton felt the need to check up on him and Newton just admits it. I'm kind of curious what McCallister is doing to avoid being found out to have absolutely no banking skills at all. Or did the shapeshifter have banking training? McCallister asks if he figured out what to do about Verona. "I have some thoughts," is all Newton will say.
Downstairs in the vault, the two of them silently get to work. They open McCallister's tackle box of alternate universe technology, with Newton using some sort of cellphone app to pinpoint a location exactly -- and then he just scratches down an X on the floor with a nice precise black marker. McCallister squeezes some transparent paste on the X, and within seconds there's a smoking hole burned in the floor, just big enough, presumably, to hold the cylindrical device that Newton is preparing. Tha's just when they're interrupted by the bank teller, who needs McCallister's approval for an overdraft withdrawal (as the phony bank manager steps over the hole). "I totally know what that means!" he says, and tells Newton he'll be back in a moment, but Newton says McCallister can handle the rest: "Just make sure the device remains undisturbed."