This week I have to say, I’m pretty sure I saw The Observer…
Now that that’s out of the way…
There was so much going on in tonight’s show that I think it’s going to require another look. We see that 1) Olivia was part of a experiment that happened when she was 3 (or so); 2) Walter was apparently the author of the book that Jones has taken to be his manifesto; (which explains Jones’ reaction to Walter) 3) There are parallel universes, and one of them is on a collision course with ours; 4) Olivia might have creepy mind powers, or at least can do a cool new trick that will her win a lot of bar bets.
Sure looks to me they pretty much spelled out that The Observer might be from a parallel universe, sent to scout out what’s going on in ours.
So, what’s Jones up to? Trying to test technological weapons as best as he can, to use against the beings in this parallel world? If Jones wasn’t dying, the way we all thought he was, what DID happen to him? Can he teleport at will now? Is that what happened to that hospital room?
So many questions… I’m going to have to watch that episode again…
I don’t know what it is about computer stories, but they always fall flat with me. It’s probably because I know too much about computers to not overanalyze the tech involved. This episode of Fringe was another one of those.
It’s a little freaky that the pop-up window said “What’s that Noise?”, isn’t it? That was the same book Olivia’s niece, Ella, was reading from last show. Was he watching Olivia before now?
Anyone spot The Observer? He was on one of the street corners while Olivia was racing home:
…. One more thing: Olivia sure looks a lot like a grown up Donna Pinciotti. Must be the hair.
A guy that has an overturned conviction assigned to the same organization of the person that got him convicted in the first place? Really? Couldn’t they come up with something better than that?
All in all, it was a great show. Got just the right amount of creepy, and dropped a few more hints about what the real conspiracy is about.
I think it’s pretty obvious that Mitch wasn’t lying at the end of the show. Some, if not all, of the things Olivia has been investigating might just be things the “good guys” are doing. Now, who the “good guys” are and who the “bad guys” are is still a bit unclear, although Massive Dynamic is right at the top of my “bad guys” list right now.
Although, just to be devil’s advocate here…. It would be a pretty big twist of the Huge Corporation WASN’T the bad guy in all this. I can’t even remember the last time that happened.
Anyone spot “The Observer”? It looked to me like he might have been walking past Walter under the “Harvard University” logo when Walter was walking to Olivia’s car.