Gut-churning photos (of people with extra skin grown over their orifices, and people whose spines are getting a little air) accompany Broyles' no-nonsense intonation as he briefs a room full of FBI agents on the plan to take down William Bell and ZFT. Which is really all about connecting Bell to ZFT, because all they have right now is the deathbed confession of a man who turned his wife into a syphilis-ridden she-beast (not to sound like Agent Harass a little later). The agents have before them packets containing the ZFT manifesto, and some Earl Grey tea for caffeine jolts for long work nights ahead. "What we do know is that these bizarre acts seem to be increasing in frequency, and that their targets are unpredictable, and therefore unprotectable," says Broyles.
While Broyles continues the briefing, we see a frantic woman running from an apartment building in New York City, failing to catch a taxi, because there are only eight million of them in the Big Apple, and then rushing to catch a bus (which has an ad for Massive Dynamic on the side, naturally). She asks the driver if the bus goes past Lennox Hill Hospital, and he says it does, and asks if she feels all right. "Fine. Let's just go, please," she says.
Back in Boston, Broyles is telling the assembled agents that they have a single goal: "to provide actionable evidence establishing a link between William Bell and ZFT." He introduces Olivia and Charlie (who stand up theatrically and turn to face the agents) and says they'll be assigning teams (at which point Charlie yells out "first captain first pick!") and coordinating the investigation.
Back on the bus, the frantic woman is panting, clutching at her collar. She looks hot, especially when she leans her head against the window and it immediately steams up. Looking scared, she looks at the seat in front of her, and the folded up newspaper there starts to smoulder and smoke. Aw, come on! The crossword's not even done! She yells for the driver to stop the bus, and he tells her to sit down, but she freaks out badly enough that he stops and she runs off. I don't wish to add to her troubles, but I'm pretty sure she forgot to ask for a transfer.
She spins around, gasping, asking for help. She can't breathe. Her face goes beet red, and then suddenly there are flames in front of her ... no, I'm sorry, there are flames on her. I think maybe the special effects budget is almost depleted (or perhaps is being saved up for the final episode of the season). She's on fire. Not like Bruce Springsteen, but literally on fire. And then she explodes. So it was over quick, which isn't too bad in a sense.