Anyway, Olivia asks Ms. Donovan if Walter Bishop can examine Lisa. "What for?" asks Ms. Donovan. What for? Your comatose and then clinically dead daughter woke up on the operating table and now knows launch codes for nuclear submarines and speaks Russian. What for? "There's nothing more that she can tell you," says Ms. Donovan.
And then there's Lisa, hobbling into a unisex bathroom, and here's a thought: maybe DON'T let the girl who knows the nuclear launch codes out of your sight, NAVY, and when she washes her face she looks in the mirror and sees Andrew Rusk over her shoulder, staring creepily and whispering "maya zvezdochka." She screams.
And somehow Lisa's mom is the first one in a hospital to get to the SCREAMING PATIENT, like what kind of joke clown hospital did they put this poor girl in, and Lisa is clutching one of the handicapped rails, repeating over and over that Andrew Rusk, the man in the picture was here.
And speaking of hallucinations, there's Charlie walking through the situation room at the Boston Federal Building with Olivia, who's explaining that they've searched the hospitals for Rusk and haven't turned anything up. "And Maureen Donovan won't let us near her daughter. She said that our disruptive presence is what caused Lisa to hallucinate, seeing Rusk's image in the mirror." Ghost Charlie points out that that doesn't exactly explain Lisa speaking Russian or knowing ICBM launch codes, but they're interrupted by a woman identifying herself as Teresa Rusk, played by Annie Parisse, also known as ADA Alexandra Borgia of Law & Order a few years back.
In an interview room, Teresa looks at a picture of Lisa and says she doesn't know who she is. "You think she had something to do with my husband's disappearance?" Olivia says they're not sure, but Lisa had information that only her husband would know (except for a bunch of other people on the Gloucester, I would like to point out). She asks if the words "maya zvezda" mean anything to her. "'My star.' It's a pet name Andy calls me," says Teresa.
Later, at Walter's freaky Harvard Lab of Knowledge That Should Not Exist, Walter is telling the gang that Lisa's aneurysm occurred in her left frontal lobe, specifically her Broca's area, which teacher's pet Astrid points out is the part of the brain that processes language (Astrid being the linguistics expert, through book-learnin', as opposed to Peter shagging his way through the United Nations). "Precisely. But it also has the capacity for something far more intriguing," says Walter, and he's awesomely set up the reel-to-reel projector to show an old film in which a much younger Dr. Bishop introduces us to an oddly flat-headed young man named test subject No. 6. Peter asks what happened to subjects one through five. Walter amusingly says he thinks the university settled with them out of court: "They probably never had to work again. Not that they could." And here's hoping that Peter's done with the Mystery Science Theatre shorts commentary.