So the FBI agents swarm the hotel and get set up in their various rooms while Olivia awaits the arrival of Conrad's intermediaries in the lobby. Charlie alerts her that the seller has pulled up in front of the hotel and is making a phone call.
In the lobby, Olivia says, "You didn't have to come with me, you know," and PETER is sitting right there in a suit, and I guess Peter managed to convince the FBI that he should tag along on this crucial mission to recover a deadly biological weapon because "shady deals with shady guys in shady hotels is [his] MO," like what kind of ridiculousness is this? Peter also says that if someone is going to kill you, it's a good idea to have an ally in the room. Olivia says she isn't scared, which Peter says doesn't mean she's being safe. No, but bringing along a civilian on an undercover mission, that makes things a LOT less dangerous, right, Peter?
Anyway, Olivia smiles at Peter and then asks Astrid how they're doing. Back at the lab, Astrid has Hicks ready to go on speaker phone, and Walter chimes in to let Olivia know what Hicks' BLOOD PRESSURE is for some reason, and Olivia asks if these guys are going to expect "bona fides," and asks Hicks to tell her what she needs to know. Hicks says they're going to be suspicious because they've never seen her before (thanks for the insight, Hicks) so she should tell them she used to work with Anderson. Also, Ernesto flew in for the meeting, but he got called back to "the basement" and couldn't come. "What do you mean, 'called back to the basement'?" asks Olivia. Hicks tells her just to say it, and they'll understand. "You're not messing with me, are you , Hicks?" asks Olivia, and Hicks says, "You trusted John Scott, right? Then trust me," which is a stupid thing to do if John Scott really was a traitor, isn't it?