Walter is as stunned as Jack Shepherd over the viability of the Red Sox. He considers the possibility that he’s been transported into an alternate reality during his time in St. Claire’s, such is his shock that people actually expected the Sox to conquer the World Series.
Walter reminisces on his days at St. Claire’s when the staff would play the “inmates” at ball games – he remarks on a secret his old friend, Dash, told him, that his impossible-to-hit pitches where the result of the batters predetermined swing. Walter seems open-minded to the possibility that a parallel Universe could make such foresight possible.
Walter briefly touches on Claire Williams – the girl who was saved in the last instance by his concoction, and also mentions the Hyacinth that he banged on about in the episode.
The lab notes are accompanied by some Papaya (it’s the friendliest of fruits, don’t you know), photos of the Holly’s diner victims, and curiously one of the ‘precog’ images that Roy McComb drew after hearing Pattern-discussions over the “Ghost Network” which was broadcasting in his head (1.03). Thus connecting Matthew Ziegler and Co, who were after the encryption disk in The Ghost Network, with INtREPUS. For Roy to have ‘predicted’ the Holly’s diner incident, he had to have heard it over the secret network – now that the Holly’s diner incident has happened, it links INtREPUS (the people behind the radioactive weapons scenario in 1.06), with those who were using the ghost network to plan the event (which Roy over-heard) in 1.03.
The Pattern is becoming less and less random the further in we get – and we love it.