Just seconds before a building is demolished, a mysterious mute child that has been living alone underground is discovered. Meanwhile, an especially gruesome serial killer resurfaces and showcases his "artistry" by displaying his work publicly. As the boy gradually assimilates into a new environment, Olivia and the team must race against the clock to prevent the mad man from further macabre murders.
This episode's glyphs spell:
Walter's desire to help the young boy follows from the details of Walter's relationship with young Peter that are revealed later in the series.
The Observer and the Child stare at each other as the Child is driven away at the end of the episode.
The air freshener above the newspaper stand in 'Ability' is the same one that The Artist has in his car in 'Inner Child'
The first victim in 'Inner Child', Samantha Gilmore, has a tattoo of a griffin on her upper arm. This is a reference to the creature in 'Unleashed' which is made up of attributes from multiple animals.
- Project 773 - Exploration 14 -
The wiring sequence still eludes me -- and the translation will fail without it. If only I could use the neurostimulator upon myself! Now there is a Catch-22 worthy of Heller: (1) cannot wire the device without using it; (2) cannot use the device without wiring it.
My neural pathways confound me, like a map of roads and bridges long since abandoned. Fortunately, for all the road signs Lethe has stolen, Mnemosyne has left me precious landmarks instead:
- Every good boy does fine. (FACE!)
- Please excuse my dear Aunt Sally.
- Always floss between your toes. - Three point one four, pick your clothes off the floor.
- See the dog jump around in a circle.
- My goodness but eating hot nachos causes pain.
- Water, earth, air, & fire, only three in a funeral pyre.
Damn. I know it's there somewhere, knocking about with my last few marbles.
I hypothesize that the child has words in his brain, which he would voice if only he could. After all, he does appear to understand at least some of what he hears. But that would seemingly require him to have experienced the human contact of which he was deprived. Perhaps his empathic ability enabled him to be exposed to language at a distance: learning via clairaudience.
How does it go, how does it go?
Hail the neurostimulator! How I love to plug and play her! Is there nothing she can't do? From Simon Says to Peek-a-boo? The halo made to open locks, into our brains, into our thoughts. A window to the conscious mind, hidden thoughts & clues to find.
No, that's not it.
This is because the scar was on the other side in the Redverse before he was stolen in "Peter".