The team investigates a young man, Roy McComb, who seems to have the ability to predict major incidents before they happen. When they search his apartment, they find drawings and models of a variety of attacks, including the flight from Germany. In the most recent incident, a bus load of people are gassed and a bag stolen from an undercover narcotics agent. Dr. Bishop recalls working on experiments with his old friend, the founder of Massive Dynamics, that could explain what is happening with McComb. When Agent Dunham visits Nina Sharp to get more information on Massive Dynamics' possible role in these experiments, she realizes that she has not been fully briefed on what is going on.
Did You Know?
The character of Roy is a reference to the late author David Foster Wallace. Roy's costuming, clothes, and makeup all resemble DFW's style. In the end of the episode, Roy's bandages echo DFW's trademark bandana. See more
At Agent Scott's funeral, the flag is shown draped with union over the right upper corner of the casket, but it should be over the left front, or the heart. See more
Wait, you want to rewire his brain?
Dr. Walter Bishop
Not without his permission. It would be a minor surgery.
Minor brain surgery. Emphasis not on the minor.
Smoke From a Distant Fire
Written by John Townsend
Performed by Ed Sanford
(as Sanford) and John Townsend
(as Townsend) See more