So that's a visit to Nina Sharp, then, who marvels that it's been years since she heard the name "Cyprox, Inc." Olivia says they believe Cyprox abducted an infant from a hospital twenty-two years ago. Almost amusingly, there's no "I can't remember" from Nina this time. She's basically, "Yep, that's Cyprox." "What can you tell us about him?" says Lincoln -- who is really jumping the gun in assuming that Cyprox only did this once! Anyway, Nina says the boy's genetic deformity would have killed him in a matter of days, but that same abnormality made him suitable for some -- and you're going to make a big deal of this, Olivia! -- genetic experimentation. Olivia tells her about the chromatophores Walter found on the body of the victim, and Nina says the boy's cellular abnormality allowed those cells to be implanted into his system, so he could blend into his surroundings. "Making him the perfect spy or soldier," says Lincoln, and Nina concedes that there were military applications. Still, they were surprised that the experiment allowed the baby to survive; something about the chromatophores offset his very fragile condition.
"And you knew about this," says Olivia. Nina holds her gaze for a moment before saying no, that this was one of dozens of satellite research facilities, and neither she nor Bell had any specific knowledge of what was going on. Well, that's good enough, because had Bell known there was experimentation happening on a child, he DEFINITELY would have stopped it. And not that Nina's making excuses, but she says the child would have died had he not been part of that program. "Maybe that would have been better," mutters Olivia.
Well, that's the end of the interview, then! Nina says she'll send the boy's files over to Walter's lab. But Lincoln has one more question: if she didn't know about him, how is she so familiar with all this now? Nina tells them that there was a fire in the lab 10 years ago. "We assumed that all the subjects had died in that fire," she says. Really? So it went something like this: "Hey, where's that kid who can turn invisible?" "I don't see him. He probably died." Lincoln picks up on Nina calling him "Eugene," and Nina says that's what the researchers called him: "u-gene," short for "unknown genetic disorder." "His entire life, he didn't have a proper name," mutters Olivia. Nina, seeming at least somewhat contrite, says again they assumed he'd died, and it was impossible to prove otherwise. Well, until now anyway. Olivia sighs heavily.