Geneva postcard. Steven sports glasses and a tweed coat as he walks through the symposium. A fellow nerd approaches him and asks, "String, quantum or particle?" Is he hitting on him? Is that, like, the nerd version of, "What's your sign?" Steven answers, "String," which prompts Nerd Man to bring up a famous String theorist. Steven's at a loss because he sexed his wife all night instead of boning up on physics. Yes, boning. Luckily, Bill Hoyt is on stand-by and can look up info on the guy, who it turns out wrote a paper on the Higgs-Boson attraction as relates to dark matter. That was the guy? Nerd Man pompously dismisses the paper while Hoyt expresses his love for it in Steven's ear. Steven expresses similar admiration in a move to disgust Nerd Man and make him walk away. Sam shows up with a French accent posing as a hospitality rep. The plan is to wait until Won's lecture is over and then cut him off at an elevator and snag him. Brilliant. What's actually semi-brilliant is the exchange following Samantha's compliment of Steven's glasses. The compliment prompts him to reply, "Smart's the new sexy," and Hoyt to debunk with, "Trust me, it's not. Chem engineering/poly-sci double major. And, technically, I'm still a virgin." Won enters the room with his security detail. Steve says this isn't going to be easy.
Back in North Korealand, the authorities have captured Won's co-worker and are interrogating him about the whereabouts of the device. They show him a cutting tool and he rats out Won. Some advice, guy: fingers grow back, but trust never does.
At the symposium, Shin Won is giving a Powerpoint presentation. Sam is standing by at an elevator to grab him after his Q&A, but one of his security guards gets a phone call about the stolen device. The security detail interrupts the Q&A just as it's starting. The guy who got the phone call grabs Won. "The State is displeased. Come with me." Steven gives chase as the men lead Shin Won to a service elevator.