Anyway, Walter's found something: a mucus-like substance on the body, a residue of chromatophore cells, which are found in creatures like octopi and chameleons. They're cells that can translocate pigment in the body, which is what the animals use to blend into the background.
And Astrid's already found success: a positive ID on the blood sample: "Baby Boy Bryant," born July 26, 1989 at Park View Hospital in New York. But he died four days later, according to the records. "Perhaps we're looking for a ghost after all," says Walter, managing not to finish that with an evil cackle.
So Lincoln and Olivia are in the hospital's records room, with a brief throwaway line from Lincoln about how the hospital only started automating their records twenty years ago, which is the contrivance to send them here, only I'd like to ask if this timeline doesn't have fax machines that can send copies of the files they'd need, but anyway. Olivia notes that the poor baby wasn't even given a proper name, and Lincoln says he was born with an "unclassified genetic variant" and was examined by more than ten specialists but no one could diagnose what he had. Meanwhile, Olivia has turned off one of the desk lamps, because she's started to get another migraine. Lincoln ignores her feeble protests and helps her open her bottle of pills, and goes to get her some water. Olivia keeps reading, and notes that Dr. Blake West and Nurse Teresa Jaffee are listed on the death certificate, and wonders if either of them is still working here. Well, lucky you made the trip!
So they interview Nurse Teresa in the cafeteria about Baby Boy Bryant -- she was there in the delivery room when he was born. "He was so pale. When Dr. West held him up, the lights in the O.R. burned his skin," she says. They had to put him in a special ward with no windows or lights, and when Dr. West told her the baby had died, she was relived he wasn't suffering anymore.
But there's something else, which she's never told anyone: "As they carried him out, I thought I heard him cry." It was faint, but she thought she heard him -- she'd just assumed she'd imagined it. Olivia asks if she remembers where they took him, and Nurse Teresa struggles to remember the name of the private insurance company: "Something like... Cilas, or Cypro..." Olivia helps her out: "Cyprox?" Yep, that's it. She was told they'd be handling the autopsy.
Lincoln's a little surprised that Olivia knew Cyprox, and asks her about it after the nurse leaves. "They paid my mother's medical bills while she was dying of cancer. And Cyprox was a subsidiary of a larger company called Kelvin Genetics," she says. Lincoln's already got a bad feeling about this, and sure enough, Kelvin Genetics became Massive Dynamic.