Agent Ellison -- well, he's not an agent anymore -- is in Weaver's building and wants her to hold the elevator for him, only a security guard tells him he's got to wait for the next car, because this one's full, even though it's just Catherine and one other guy. Why a security guard couldn't just tell Ellison that he's not cleared to go where Weaver is, is beyond me.
Where they're going is to a lab where the other guy from the elevator along with some more people are working on an AI project. At first I thought this was a team working on Catherine, teaching her not to act like a freaking robot, but they're working on a separate project, and they're having trouble with it. Instead of running the programs it's supposed to, it's running random images: math problems, a question mark, books, kids crying. They have no idea what it all means. Not only that, but its "computational time" is increasing while successful output is decreasing. "It's taking more time to do less," she says. "You could say that," says one of her employees. "I just did," she says. Again: why so robotic all of a sudden?
So here's where the Boyd Sherman connection starts to become clear: it's where Catherine Weaver takes little Savannah to get her head shrunk. Savannah is one happy little girl, and Sherman does her best to draw her out, showing her the toys she can play with, including little emotion cards that have people's faces on them, indicating happy, sad, scared, etc. Again, though, it's not like you need a PhD to figure out what's going on; when Sherman points out Savannah's shoe's untied, Catherine wordlessly gets up to tie it. Savannah seems absolutely terrified of her mother, and Sherman takes Catherine aside to tell her it's going to take some time. "I can wait outside if it'll make things go faster," says Catherine. More time than just today, says Sherman. When he goes back to Savannah, she's taken the emotion cards and put the Scared one on top, and she hands them back to Sherman, who ought to be a little more discreet than to look so dismayed while an arms-folded Catherine watches from a distance.