Cut to the apartment of one Edward Markham, who has aged terribly, not that he was exactly an oil painting last time we saw him. He's watching Maverick, the old television show with James Garner as opposed to the Mel Gibson movie. It took me a while to realize it was Clint Eastwood in the scene as well, mainly because Eastwood's about 150 years younger there and actually speaking to someone sitting in a chair. Markham's eating, and he splashes some food on the coffee table, which happens to be a slab of amber containing Olivia. Seems a peculiar home-décor choice, but on the other hand, it will probably last forever and didn't require any assembly.
There's a knock on the door. "This apartment has been sanctioned! I've invoked Native Rights Statute 23-D! Go away!" Peter calls Markham's name. Markham doesn't appear to recognize the voice, but starts yelling that Markham's dead. Spinning a tale of a hero's death that involved saving a busload of small children, Markham readies a gun that shoots the ceiling when he's jostled by Peter kicking the door in.
Markham is stunned to see the three of them alive and marvels at the fact they haven't aged. He wants to know how that happened, although you'd think that since he has a non-aging amber-encased Olivia in his living room, who he apparently plans to rescue at some point, that he could hazard a guess. Markham tells an angry Peter that he loved Olivia from the moment she walked into his bookstore. While Peter readies the gurney Markham used to bring her up to his place -- Markham whining that he has gone into substantial debt over this -- Etta crouches by the coffee table for a moment alone with her mother.
Back at the black market, the amber impresario has a little machine playing a hologram of Peter and Astrid looking among the frozen people and is on the phone with what sounds like an Observer, explaining he's got some Level 4 information, and he wants "triple vouchers" for his loyalty. "Proceed," is the response.
Back at Markham's place, Peter, Astrid and Etta have loaded Olivia into the back of the Mystery Machine, but Walter's nowhere to be found. Etta says she'll go back for him, and it turns out Walter has been unable to tear himself away from Markham's treasure trove of literature and is largely ignoring Markham's annoyance at having lost Olivia. Walter is babbling about how he once -- emphasis on "once" -- tried writing science fiction, when Markham gasps because there's suddenly an Observer in the doorway, pointing a gun at Walter. "Resistance is futile," he says -- heh -- and then Etta calmly says she feels like she's heard that somewhere before, right before she shoots him with the special bullets that Observers can't catch. "Walter, run!" she yells, and then another Observer zaps into existence right there and blasts Olivia with his weapon, sending her flying against the hallway wall.