After an evening at a local pub in the East End of London, Freddie had an epiphany in an alley. He climbed upon a stack of boxes and jumped before being transported through a vortex to a void, where he met a man who called himself "the Fireman." The Fireman told him to go to a nearby hardware store and buy a particular green gardening glove, which if placed on his right hand would give him superhuman strength. Finally, Freddie was told that he would find his "destiny" in Twin Peaks, Washington.
The next day, Freddie found the opened package and the lone glove as he had been told, but the shopkeeper would not sell it to him since it was open. However, Sykes paid for it anyway and took it. When the shopkeeper tried to stop him, Freddie punched him without thinking, breaking the shopkeeper's neck. Subsequently, Freddie was unable to remove the glove whatsoever. A doctor tried to take it off but caused his hand to start bleeding.
Freddie ultimately decided to go to Twin Peaks, and found that his plane ticket had already been purchased. Six months later, he was working as a security guard at the Great Northern Hotel, alongside James Hurley. The two visited the Roadhouse one evening and watched the Chromatics perform. On another evening at work, which happened to be James' birthday, he crushed walnuts with his gloved hand and reluctantly told James the story behind his glove.