The Rambaldi X-Files of the Fringe Eureka's Lost Ark
Then she leers at him suggestively, so from now on her name shall be Leerna. Obviously.
Myka starts settling into her room when the wallet pops out of her bag. Cut back to the warehouse, where we see the tag underneath the missing wallet's shelf. It belonged to Houdini, who was magic, apparently? Is that a real Houdini myth? Like, all the Tesla and Edison stuff on this show makes sense, because people say things about what those two guys were up to that is just nuts, but I thought we were all in agreement that Houdini was just a great performance artist. I may be wrong on this! In any case, the point is she's got Houdini's wallet.
Pete's bouncing on his bed a little bit and throwing pillows like footballs because he's nine.
Myka flounces down on her bed while fingering a photo of her and a blonde guy, when suddenly the blonde guy appears behind her on the bed, saying "hey buddy." She freaks out and he disappears.
Artie accepts a video conference from Frederic on a really cool-looking old timey science phone, and expresses concern over Pete and Myka's competence. Frederic is flippant about their fates and hangs up.
Nighttime at Leerna's. Myka is sugar free stress-eating on the porch in her jammies when Pete comes up behind her to share an expositional heart to heart. Here's what's important: Pete used to go camping with his dad a lot, but now his dad is dead. Myka's parents owned a bookstore in the land of Tesla, Colorado Springs. She has daddy issues as well. There is more talk of the mysterious Denver, which Myka refuses to talk about.
Artie is in his office furiously connecting some dots from his notes, which lead him to an epiphany called Seever City. He sets to work on his computer and pulls up security footage of a sweepy-haired boy being booked in the town's police station. "So it's going to be you, then," he says to the freeze frame.
The next morning he briefs Pete and Myka about the boy over breakfast. He's a law student in Iowa and usually a really good kid, but recently he smacked his girlfriend around and got arrested. Myka understandably makes the point that domestic violence isn't really the Secret Service's jurisdiction, but Artie's got a hunch that something that belongs in the warehouse caused the kid to snap. They need to go to Iowa and figure out what it is and neutralize it.