Fringe – An Origin Story


So, am I wrong in thinking we haven’t seen an explanation of what happened with Etta when she was kidnapped?

After watching this week’s episode, I think it’s likely that Peter leads “resistance Observers” (like September) take the young Etta back to Peter and Olivia after the resolution of “The Bad Observers” conflict.

Or possibly even take Etta to an alternate universe to which they all escape.

Very much like when Walter took Peter from the alternate universe.

Just a thought.

Fringe: The Observer’s Real Name!

Wow! That was completely unexpected.

On tonight’s broadcast of Fringe, the “Making Angels” episode, the very last part of the show had two other Observers talking with one another. I won’t go into what why they were where they were, but I will tell you something… they named the Observer that saved Peter from the lake! His name is September.


Fringe – The Man From The Other Side

Spoilers Ahead

I gotta tell you, I’ve had what was going with Fringe completely wrong. I’d been thinking, along with the characters on the show, that there’s some sort of war coming. That might well be true, but there’s something else that’s going on. I can’t believe it didn’t occur to me until just now.

So, Walter grabbed Peter from a parallel universe when he was a kid, right?

Do you honestly think that the Walter from the parallel universe would just let that stand? He’d do everything, and I mean everything, he could to get Peter back!

That’s why the people on the other side are trying to get through to our side. Parallel Universe Walter wants to get Peter back.

It’s pretty likely that the “Secretary” on the bridge is Parallel Universe Walter.


Fringe – August


Thursday’s “Fringe” was one of the best of the season. I think it makes one thing pretty clear: The Observers are third party to this whole “war” between our dimension and the dimension that Olivia traveled to, to see William Bell. They’ve been observing our world for quite some time, and apparently have a non-interference rule, which seems to be as strictly adhered to as Kirk ever did with the Prime Directive (yes, that was sarcasm).

A couple of points:

1) They messed up something that caused them to have to correct it by helping Walter get Peter back. What they did, we have no idea. However, this could very well be what the original catalyst was that caused the people in the “other” earth to realize we existed.

2) Apparently being “important” plays some role in the decisions of what The Observers…well… observe. Interesting twist to who the kidnapped girl became “important”, but a bit unsatisfying at the same time. Maybe it was the whole “I love her” thing that didn’t ring true.

3) I LOVED the way August snagged those bullets out of the air. That was great!

What did you think of this episode?

Fringe – Fracture


Hope you were watching until the end of this episode, because “The Observer” made a big appearance at the end.

This episode was a lot better than the previous week’s, but I have a few nits to pick:

First, the Colonel’s quest to stop the couriers was pretty short-sighted. Not many people who were exposed to the drug were left, and what was he going to do after he made them all explode?

Second, how did he know where the couriers were going to show up?

Third, he couldn’t have been doing this alone. Who’s he working for? Nina? Massive Dynamic?

It’s likely all of this (the “war” between the worlds) all started when Walter created a rift between the worlds and took Peter from the other side. The people on the other side have him targeted. Now, my question is – what’s their real purpose? The Colonel seems to think it’s killing everyone in our world. It’s probable there’s a group from the other side that wants to do that, but it’s also equally probable that they’re doing what they can to keep any escalation from happening too.

I mean, if they really wanted Walter, wouldn’t they have taken him when they had the chance last season?

Fringe – Night of Desirable Objects

I was talking about this episode of Fringe with a friend, and we both agreed: This sure felt like an X-Files episode. Remote farm house, creepy creature. At least it wasn’t a repeat of that “Mom and the boys” X-Files…. that one still creeps me out. If you have no idea which episode I’m talking about: good. You really, REALLY don’t want to remember that.

How this episode fits into the overall story, I have no idea. Heck, The Observer (pointed out above) barely made an appearence. The only thing that makes sense is that the doctor in this story is involved with the overall plot, because of his research. I mean, why else would The Observer be there?

Not much else to say about this episode other than: Quit it with the references Walter is making to Peter and the empty grave. We KNOW what happened. Walter has better (and funnier) things to ramble on about.

Overall, an “OK” episode, but not as good as the season premiere.

Fringe – A New Day in the Old Town – Season Premiere

Spoilers ahead

So, did you see The Observer in the first scene of the show?

Finally! I’m really happy to see that Fringe is back on the air. I thought last night’s episode was great, especially with how Olivia made her entrance. I sure haven’t seen anything like that before!

Looks like Agent Jessup is going to be a new regular on the show too – so far I like that character.

The big “surprise” was that Charlie wasn’t Charlie by the end of the show. The cut from him getting snuck up by the boiler telegraphed in big bold letters he wasn’t going to be the same guy when we came back to that scene… but I have to ask, if Charlie got killed, the soldier took his form, what was the deal with the nurse? Was there another soldier that killed Charlie and took his form? Did I miss something? (Wouldn’t be the first time).

At the end of the show, Olivia recited a Greek phrase that Peter’s mom used to tell him. I think chances are pretty good that Olivia met with Peter’s mom on “the other side” – and that Peter might be the very “thing” that Olivia is looking for!

What did you think of the show?

Fringe – There’s More Than One of Everything

The Fringe finale sure packed in a lot of stuff last night.

Some thoughts:

The biggest thing is that Peter isn’t from out universe, since the “real” Peter died in 1985. Walter used his scientific abilities and gizmos to cross the boundaries and take the parallel universe Peter to this side.

Why is Bell (loved the bell on his desk, btw) in that universe? Did you notice the newspaper talked about the “new White House”?

I liked the David Robert Jones storyline, and I think we haven’t seen the last of him. It’s likely that he’s in the parallel universe, and is attempted to get to “our” side.

And, while I just said “he’s in the parallel universe”…. I think it’s likely there’s a lot more than just one parallel universe. The reason I say that is that when Olivia was transported to the parallel universe, the flickering between worlds briefly showed she was in a elevator car with a lot of other people. She was alone in our world, alone in Bell’s world… yet, those people had to come from some place. Yet another universe.

What did you think of the show?