Anyway, he does his best to act all suave, and she introduces herself and says she understands Chris Hawkins lives there. Young Tom says Chris isn't here right now, and Olivia says she knows that, and was hoping to ask him a few questions. "I'm Carl. And no, I would love it," he says, putting on his best "hey, baby" face. Olivia just stares at him.
Then when she enters the frat house, she stares at the bong left out on a counter, which he awkwardly says isn't his but was left by a stranger. He puts it away, and then asks if he can get her anything. She suggests pants, and we notice that Carl is wearing boxer shorts. I don't like this guy very much, but my irritation is dissipated somewhat by the Rocket From the Crypt poster on the wall behind him. But it probably belongs to someone else. Someone who WEARS PANTS. While Carl gets dressed, Olivia asks how well he knows Chris, and Carl acts out a little play in which he and Carl basically just say hi to each other. Carl asks why Olivia's asking, and she says she's not at liberty to say. "He doesn't seem like the type to get into FBI-kind of trouble," says Carl, explaining that Chris is always printing up flyers and going to rallies. Yeah, student activists NEVER come to the attention of the FBI, Carl. Anyway, Carl says Chris's cause was Animals First. "He was an animal rights activist?" asks Olivia. "He'd save anything with a beak or a claw," says Carl.
Speaking of beaks and claws, the Fringe team is examining Chris, especially the huge claw gash on the front. Walter checks out the back, and there are two loonie-sized fang punctures, which Walter thinks came from a viper. "So this thing had the claws of a lion and the fangs of a snake?" Walter says that reminds him of a woman he knew in Cleveland. Peter points out the punctures are over four inches long, and then he consults the handy fang-separation-to-length formula he apparently knows by heart and says the snake would be eight feet long, but Walter's too busy reminiscing about this awful-sounding woman in Cleveland who he thinks was named Harriet, like do the Bishops ever BOTH work at the same time? Or is it stipulated that one works and the other cracks jokes?
Olivia comes in to say she's identified the victims as activists in Animals First, and the group surmises that they were breaking into a lab and releasing animals. So far, so good, but Peter says it doesn't explain what kind of animal ripped a door off a car. Olivia asks Walter what kind of lab animal could have done it, and he suggests he can think of a trio. "Right, a motley crew of lab animals got together and decided to exact their revenge on mankind," says Peter sarcastically. Olivia asks Astrid to check out nearby labs that do animal testing, and as always, Astrid is on it.