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Fringe Easter Egg Roundup for "Subject 13"

      Email Post       3/02/2011 03:18:00 AM      

Here are some recurring "Easter egg" screen shots from the Fringe episode Subject 13:

The Observer can be spotted walking in the Bishop Dynamics lobby, just as Walternate arrives.

Hidden Glyphs: If you want to count cartoon versions of the Fringe glyphs, then butterflies, seahorses and frogs can be found near the Jacksonville Family Daycare Center entrance. There are also some seahorses on the Bishop family's fridge.

ELIZABETH BISHOP: You know tulips don't usually grow in areas like this.

    YOUNG PETER: Well, then what are they doing here?

    ELIZABETH BISHOP: A professor who was working here missed them, so he imagined a tulip that would grow in this climate, and he invented it. He used his brain and his imagination to turn the world into what he wanted it to be. How would you change the world if you could, Peter? What would you wish for? YOUNG OLIVIA: Hi. How'd you find me?

    YOUNG PETER: I guess tulips don't normally grow around here. [paper rustling]

    YOUNG OLIVIA: But... how'd you know I'd come here?

    YOUNG PETER: Because it's the only drawing that looked happy.

Next Episode Clue: As we mentioned in the last Easter egg roundup, the episode "6B" contained an abundance of tulips, which were in fact references to "Subject 13". In this episode, a very special field of white tulips is the location that young Peter visits twice. Once driving in the car with his mother, and once when he finds Olivia. The White Tulip was also a very important symbol for Walter Bishop:
"I, too, attempted the unimaginable, and I succeeded. I crossed into another universe, and took a son that wasn't mine. And since then, not a day has passed without me feeling the burden of that act. I'm going to tell you something that I have never told another soul. Until I took my son from the other side, I had never believed in God. But it occurred to me... that my actions had betrayed him and that everything that had happened to me since was God punishing me. So now I'm looking for a sign of forgiveness. I've asked God for a sign of forgiveness. A specific one, a white tulip.". - Walter Bishop (to Alistair Peck)  in White Tulip.

Glyphs code spelled out SWITCH.

Some other interesting screenshots from Subject 13:

Balloons: If you look closely up in the right corner, way up above the Jacksonville Daycare Center, there appears to be a balloon floating in the air. Is it a hot air balloon, like we saw in the episode "White Tulip"? Also, here is the drawing Olivia made after she crossed over.

Bishop Dynamic: The red universe equivalent of Massive Dynamic is Walternate's Bishop Dynamic, an aerospace contractor with what looks like its own space shuttle program.

Space Shuttle: The episode was a little too blurry to quite make this out, but it looks like one of Peter's toys is the space shuttle Discovery. Discovery launched four times in 1985, the year before the Challenger disaster. The irony is that after many months of delays, Space Shuttle Discovery launched for its last mission  - one day before "Subject 13" aired.

That's Not a Zeppelin: In the scene after Olivia explodes into a fireball, we see young Peter at home, playing with the toy airplane that his mom bought him at the toy store. The unusual thing about this scene is Peter's commentary:
Approaching the building, requesting clearance to dock. [imitates plane engines whirring]
Has young Peter never see a real plane fly?

 Random tests at the center.

Name that tune (on the wall)

 Anyone recognize this movie poster?

For the Polivia "shippers"!


Anonymous said...

I think that the music written on the wall is Ode to Joy

Ron E. said...

No. It's "All Along the Watchtower." ;)

Xindilini said...

OMG. The Bishop Dynamic logo has a red Starfleet delta from Star Trek.

It also resembles the Glatterflug logo in colour.

Anonymous said...

other things:
-the jacksonville daycare signs change color in different scenes
-the palm tree beside it moves from scene to scene
-the giraffe wall decorations in the cubbie area move in between where Elizabeth goes to look for him and when Olive waits in the hallway to be picked up
-the date of the tests on the video is April Fools, what joke are they playing on us!!!

Xindilini said...

The pan down of the Jacksonville daycare is a reuse footage of from the episode "Jacksonville", digitally enhanced.

The daycare scenes with people was filmed separately. The trees would not be the same.

Anonymous said...

Kind of funny, but the Lego sets in the background of this shot:
were not released until 2010, while the episode takes place in 1985.

Xindilini said...

@Anonymous They really don't make them like they used to. I still have my first LEGO set from 1976. The last time I saw those same bricks anywhere was in 1980. I supposed they stopped production soon after.

Anonymous said...

As to the comment about Peter never having seen an airplane fly, I say: that's how blimps/airships would 'land'. And I bet that's something Peter has seen.

Tom Von Dutch said...

Look at 39:24 - green, green, green, red behind Peter´s head :)

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