Welcome to the Observiews for Season 4 of Fringe. I call them Observiews because they are more visual observations than deep thinking reviews.
All screen caps are taken from fringefiles.com.
All observations are mine and therefore could be totally off the wall and/or wrong. I have not read or looked at any recaps or reviews.
3.10 The Firefly
PETER: “Oh, no, I’m still asleep upstairs in my bed. You are just talking to an astral projection of me.”
This picture is from last week (4.03 Alone In The World) just before Walter is trying to lobotomize himself. The book on the right is called: Astral Projection and other psychic phenomenon.
Glyphs spelled: RESET
As I’ve watched the episode, I noticed things from the old time line coming back. I’ll get back to that.
Observer can be seen here.
The picture on the ground shows Ella and Rachel.
Meanwhile back at the lab
OLIVIA: “Walter, do you think that I’m causing this… like when I was a child and I set fire to the room?
Looks like Dr. Sumner is still up to putting Walter back into St. Claire’s and not just temporarily either.
Anyway, because the energy force touched Olivia in her apartment and it collected all metal,
He is still not leaving the lab and while he watches on the screen he eats a pop tart,
Bell’s presence is still felt
When I saw Olivia like this, I really thought she was going to start a fire.
WALTER: “You were always the strongest. The others recognized that. You were always their favorite.”
Then we finally get some Nina Sharp.
In 1.01 The Pilot, she says this:
She also says that the Cortexiphan files were sealed for 20 years, not sure if they all still exist. We know in the old time line those files apparently never existed.
Apparently the relationship between Nina and Walter is not so pleasant in this time line. Wonder what happened.
It also looks like he is conducting.
And then we have Olivia and Nina:
I thought back to 1.17 Bad Dreams where she confesses to Broyles:
Their relationship is so much different now than in the old time line. As far as we know Olivia didn’t meet Nina until she walked into her office in 1.01 The Pilot. But in this time line it seems Nina has known Olivia at least since she was 17 or 18. Or did she know her even earlier? It also seems that Olivia trusts her quite a bit more compared to before.
I really liked how Olivia explained the trials:
So, Olivia, did you still run into the tulip field?
I know I have way too many questions.
I also thought it interesting that Walter turned the monitor off during the girls' conversation.
So then Walter actually wants to leave the lab to help Olivia.
That reminded me of 1.05 Power Hungry.
Then I caught this: A Violet Sedan Chair poster right next to Olivia.
It was actually in the last episode as well and I saw it, right between the two,
So Walter has left the lab and is walking the streets of New York.
I guess we’re not in Kansas anymore – or New York where they’re supposed to be.
I know this is kind of blurry but believe me when I say the license plate on the police car reads: 4738.
4 +7= 11, 3+8= 11, 8-3= 5, 7-4= 3, 5+3= 8 which is Olivia’s number. 8 also stands for infinity.
11+11=22 which is the most powerful number.
The 22 is also known as the master builder. It is potentially the most successful of all numbers and it can turn the most ambitious dreams into reality.
I’ll get back to more numbers later.
So now we’re in Cameron’s apartment, which has no metal objects. The décor is blue and green.
And it looks like Walter is flirting
Later the hotel room is full of amber
Olivia leaves, trying to get some sleep, she gets spooked in the hallway, enters her room but the lights don’t work. As she’s trying to call the front desk, she hears banging coming from Walter’s room and she goes back to room 202.
Room 202; 20+2=22. Besides the reference from earlier the number 22 showed up before as well.
2.05 Dream Logic on the cab
Just to name a few others, 2.06 Earthling
And in 3.14 6B she knocks 8 times at Peter's door when she comes over for a drink.
When I mentioned the glyphs spelling RESET I was wondering if this is the beginning of the RESET from the reset. Things from the old time line sneaking back in? Totally my speculation and I could be so wrong.
The interaction between Olivia and Walter was just so amazing, like a father with his daughter.
OLIVIA: “It's curious, don't you think? The things that we see, that we investigate, and you don't bat an eye, and some harmless germs make you shake in your boots.”
(I referenced a passage from 1.17 Bad Dreams earlier where Olivia says part of the same dialog to Broyles.)
WALTER: “I suppose it is. Elizabeth, my wife, used to say I was a man of contradictions. She liked that about me. I liked everything about her. She committed suicide. Did you know that? After our Peter died. I'm glad she never knew me like this... afraid of things I can't even see.”
Olivia didn't know.
So then here comes my favorite part I think.
A root beer float and OLIVIA DRINKS IT TOO, lol.
OLIVIA: “I need you to understand that... whatever decision I make, I'm only trying to do what's best.”
WALTER: “What's best for whom, Agent Dunham?”
When Walter was talking about them not being a family that broke my heart.
So then astral Peter shows up again.
Olivia is able to get Walter out of the building while she almost gets hit by a car.
The EMT has tried to offer soup to Walter but he wasn’t interested. What? Walter not interested in food? That’s a first. No matter how weird the situation Walter always had food on his mind.
WALTER: “This is because of what I did to all of you. This is because of me.
Her intuition is coming back. Later when she stopped Cameron from destroying astral Peter, she says: “I just had a feeling that -- that... that he didn't want to hurt me, that he wanted my help.”
Well, Cameron, Olivia knows too. Her step father wasn't the best either.
Of course Cameron wasn’t too fond of Walter either right then. WALTER: “I’m sorry. I never meant to harm you.”
William Bell said something similar to Olivia in 2.04 Momentum Deferred: “We weren't trying to hurt anyone.”
So then astral Peter is about to “attack” again. It’s after Olivia yet she sort of pushes the others back.
They discover that Cameron can stop it.
Walter is holding his shaking hands.
There is a picture of a bridge hanging behind Walter
So back to Cameron; He says to Walter: “You're not at all like I remember you. What happened to you?”
So Walter comes up with a way to stop that astral projection. Olivia asks how they can do that and Walter says: “We can’t. Only he [Cameron] can.”
WALTER: “We can't, Peter! But you can, Agent Dunham.”
So they go to the power plant and of course Peter shows up again.
I love this dialog as well:
Then Olivia gets the phone call that a naked man showed up at Reiden Lake.
But Walter still had a house there though in this time line.
As they are at the hospital Walter finds the letter and sees that it’s signed.
So then of course Olivia is being taking to Peter’s room.
Can’t wait to find out how that unfolds and how he wins all of them back.
Other observations in no particular order:
Oops, I forgot to do a recap and I think I didn’t talk much about the case because of all the details.
I was watching 3.13 Immortality this past week. Brandonate experimented with the synthesized cortexiphan and Subject 9 was the youngest and showed signs of telekinesis.
Olivia’s alarm clock said 6:00 am. It was 6:00 pm when her and Walter showed up at Cameron’s apartment for the first time.
Olivia is still living in the same apartment.
So William Bell did the cortexiphan experiments for the same reason as in the old time line?
Olivia is just breaking in to all kinds of stuff – the apartment and the power plant.
Cameron asked Olivia if she’s met any of the others and she said no. So she never met Nick Lane.
Funny, this episode reminded me a lot of 1.17 Bad Dreams. I guess it never happened, lol.
This was another great episode!
Keep watching live if you can.