The Rambaldi X-Files of the Fringe Eureka's Lost Ark
Cut back to Bering, who asks who's on "emerald entrance," as we see the half-naked fireman/newly unmasked Secret Service agent walk into the party. Someone responds via comms that "Morris" is on emerald.
Bering walks up to him and asks why he's not at emerald, which was apparently his assigned post. It doesn't matter, what's important is that these two have a history and habit of bickering and power plays with each other. I know! Let's stuff 'em in a warehouse together until they're in love! Oh, and we find out Bering's first name is Myka, which he pretends not to know how to pronounce 'cause zing goes the mispronunciation?
Looming music returns as they walk past the nerd, staring at the bloodstone.
Back to frick and frak here. She wants to give the President the all clear to come in, he does not because he thinks something's off at the party.
Outside we see Saul Rubinek dressed like a hobo, holding a leather bag. Saul Rubinek is a guy who's worked a lot as a character actor, and he's great, but to me, he'll always be Henry Kissinger in the greatest movie of our time, Dick.
Back to nerd, still staring at that thing -- his bandaged finger has started bleeding profusely, and he has bloody eyes! The blood's not coming out of his eyes though, it's like, contained bloody eyes? Even though his finger is a ketchup faucet right now? He is also sweating a lot, because staring and bleeding is the workout of 2009. Oh no, the bloodstone just vibrated a little like Maryann on True Blood. If he turns the Aztec bloodstone into a mutt the party will be so ruined!
Saul Rubinek has infiltrated the party, and just took out a Secret Service agent with a blast of neon blue something from a gun of some kind. He hops in an elevator.
Meanwhile, Myka's verbal sparring partner has noticed that the bloodstone is bleeding, so he decides to grab it and run off. He is briefly thwarted by caterer girl, who spots him and exclaims, "Pete!" So now we know his name! Nerd is nowhere in sight.
Myka gives the OK for the President to enter, but as she does so, nerd walks by her. We don't see his face, but, you know, giant red bloody eye flags a-blazin' probably. Presidential music starts up, and Myka notices a spot of blood on the ground where nerd just walked by. She looks back at him and sees he has a knife, so she kicks off her heels (love that she did that!) and chases after him.