This episode's glyphs spell:
In this episode Peter finally recognized Walter's bravery through all of his mania.
The Observer can be seen behind the news reporter on television as Charlie and his wife watch the news.
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.
A keg outside the frat house in 'Unleashed' is labelled "Red Balloon Lager," a reference to the the red balloon found at the first crime scene in 'Bad Dreams'
- Project 709 - Exploration 16 -
I read my old notes, and I see myself through a glass darkly. Another self, myopic and full of hubris, standing at the gates of knowledge and prying them open with a crowbar --
PLEADING IGNORANCE? YOU KNEW EXACTLY WHAT YOU WERE DOING.
Nietzsche had a point. "Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." But I've already gazed so deeply into that abyss, I wonder if I'll ever climb out. How my explorations could have been so misused --
POINTLESS SELF-PITY. IT WASN'T YOU WHO RELEASED A MONSTER ON THE WORLD.
Didn't I? I released the means for doing so. I knew what I wanted. To turn Greek myth into modern reality. To create life like no one had seen before. To play at God.
AS THOUGH THAT WERE A CRIME. GOD CREATED MORE THAN A FEW MONSTERS HIMSELF. WITHOUT MEN PLAYING AT GOD, WE WOULD STILL BE HUDDLED IN CAVES WITH ONLY SKINS TO COVER US. WE HAVE ALWAYS BRED BEASTS TO MAKE THEM USEFUL TO US -- WILD DOGS INTO LOYAL PETS, NOMADIC UNGULATES INTO DAIRY COWS. MODERN TRANSGENICS DIFFERS ONLY IN DEGREE, NOT IN KIND, AND
And in purpose? I didn't seek medical cures or better food or safer energy. I sought only to prove that I could, to find the limits of the possible --
TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE. THE PURSUIT OF TRUTH, AS NOBLE A GOAL AS ANY. AND NOW THAT SOMEONE HAS PUSHED YOUR RESEARCH TO ITS LIMITS,
I must stop it. If I can tempt the beast to ingest the poison --
DON'T BE RIDICU
Walter had previously attempted to grow an ear inside an omelette in "Unleashed". (Image 1)