Welcome to the Observiews for Season 4 of Fringe. I call them Observiews because they are more visual observations than deep thinking reviews.
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. I could also have missed a few things, oh well…
2.17 White Tulip
... like it being 2007 inside the Greens’ house and 2011 outside.
Glyphs spelled LIVING
As in – Kate: ”This isn't living, Raymond. Living is what's beyond this room, beyond this house, out there in the world where you're supposed to be.”
Observer can be seen here.
PETER: “I don’t think so. Took me three years to finally get you. You’re not gonna get rid of me that easy.”
OLIVIA: “Where did you disappear to?”
PETER: “I was checking up on Walter. He found the swing set. You know who he feels about Newtonian mechanics.
OLIVIA: “You know what this is?”
PETER: “The perfect day.”
OLIVIA: “Yes, the perfect day. Too bad it has to end.”
PETER: “And why would it have to end?”
OLIVIA: “We can’t ignore the problem, Peter. Ignoring it won’t make it go away.”
PETER: “I don’t understand. What’s the problem? What’s wrong Olivia?”
OLIVIA: “You, Peter. You’re the problem.”
Peter’s state here
We sort of have seen this before as well.
Samantha’s house is mostly green.
As the time slip happens Samantha is a baby again. There are butterflies on the walls and the coats hang in rainbow colors.
On the road for the first time Peter came back he looks around and says that’s how he remembers it.
It reminded me of when he was in the helicopter flying over NYC in the other universe in 2.22 Over There Part 2.
So Astrid gets to play with tech from the other universe.
Peter, himself a Fringe case right now, was supposed to go to MD but had to go with them on a case.
Blues and reds in this area and then it changes depending on the area you’re in.
Walter reluctantly examines Peter
So then we have another time slip where a train appears out of nowhere.
Since Walter won’t help, Peter decides to start working on the case. This is one of my favorite P/O moments. I love how Olivia is just flustered.
Olivia is telling Peter about the visions Walter has had and that he also showed up in Olivia’s dreams. Peter had no idea about that.
Lincoln informs them about the train appearing and Peter decides to go with them. One moment he’s in the lab...
That reminded me of David Robert Jones opening a window to the other side in
1.20 There Is More Than One Of Everything.
Peter is checking the radiation level on the car
Raymond is trying to get his wife to finish the equation to keep the time bubble open indefinitely.
Walter’s method of refusing to help is listening to music.
I've got too much time on my hands”
So they discovered two points.
So then Walter decides to offer a theory. The four points form the Fibonacci golden spiral
This is an unused glyph of a horn
They discover the center of events in Brookline. We’ve been in Brookline before as well. In 1.18 Midnight, Olivia thought Mako stole the car from the home in Brookline. The wedding took place in Brookline from 2.13 The Bishop Revival and Senator Van Horn lived there in 3.04 Do Shapeshifters Dream Of Electric Sheep.
So here are Kate and Raymond before he turns the device back on. There is a painting of a horse hanging on the wall.
More red and blue;
Here are the green and red reflections again.
OLIVIA: “Is something on your mind?” PETER: “Yeah. Yeah. Those dreams that you were having... the ones that I'm in...” OLIVIA: “Mm-hmm.” PETER: “Were we in a park? Walter on a swing set?”
Ouch, that got to have hurt. Peter had finally come close to Olivia, only to have her taken away, then hooking up with another Olivia, to having found his Olivia again. And now he is standing in front of yet another Olivia. The guy just can’t win.
So then one of the agents finds the right house and without knowing it walks through the barrier. One moment he was there and then he just evaporated.
So with help of fingerprint spray they discover that the barrier is huge.
Peter suggests that they need a movable faraday cage. Walter heard it and he’s got quite an expression on his face.
Here we’ve got Olivia’s number again.
If you add them up and divide them by 2, you get 8.
This was one of my favorite parts when both of them asked how to put the harness on.
They also discover the next possible target, a tunnel that wasn't there 4 years ago in Somerville. I think that’s where Astrid said her apartment was in 2.03 Fracture and Somerville was affected by the lightning storms in 3.21 The Last Sam Weiss.
Recognize Broyles’s license plate?
ASTRID: “This goes in your neck.” PETER: “Of course it does.”
Looks like Olivia is upset.
So Peter makes it inside. Now we're concerned, right?
As Peter makes his way downstairs, there was heavy clock chime music. I thought it very intriguing.
Last time Peter went down the basement
So as Lincoln is in the tunnel, he flashes his fancy phone. Sprint is back!
PEOPLE! RUN! Why does everyone just stand there? Get the hell out of there.
1.01 The Pilot – Level 4 HAZMAT suits were required to enter the plane
1.02 The Same Old Story – the team was called to the hospital at 4 in the morning
1.04 The Arrival – beacon vibrated at 4 MHz
1.05 Power Hungry – Bethany is on the phone, checking the time of the meeting which is tomorrow at 4.
1.15 Inner Child – the guys who blow up the building are checking zone 4 which is clear
1.14 Ability – 4 block radius is not enough around the building with the “light bomb”
1.18 Midnight – Bob Dunn drives an Audi A4
2.17 White Tulip – there are places where 2+2 does not equal 4
3.03 The Plateau – When Milo finished his thoughts the clock showed 4
3.05 Amber 31422 – Matthew Rose returned alive after being trapped in Amber for 4 years
3.08 Entrada – Fauxlivia is being extracted at 4
3.18 Bloodline – Henry’s taxi was waiting for him a B-4
3.20 6:02 AM EST – Fauxlivia dragged Lincoln’s ass out of a class 4 vortex
There is more. You can look for yourself
I guess I’ll throw the other theme in here as well. The word “time” was said 32 times. I counted as I watched one time.
And then she too was here one moment and gone the next.
Olivia and Peter look on as Raymond cares for his wife.
PETER: “I know, I know. Stay here.”
OLIVIA: “...If you get hungry you can get a snack from the kitchen, which is just there.”
BROYLES: “Good work today. Turns out it wasn't you causing these events after all.” PETER: “Actually, I think it was. I think the only reason Kate's theory worked is because of my presence here.” BROYLES: “Why do you think that?” PETER: “Because I overheard Raymond telling Kate that he only started getting results three days ago. I arrived three days ago. Initially I thought it was the timeline that had to be reset,
Broyles finds out that Walter owned a house. Yay, it’s back.
How about his credentials back. (1.04 The Arrival)
PETER: “Okay. Thanks for the lift.” OLIVIA: “I'm gonna talk to Walter again and see if I can convince him to help you.” PETER: “Best of luck with that.”
2.22 Over There part 2
PETER: “Yeah. Yeah, she was. She is.”
Then Peter picks up an airplane.
So Peter, where is here? Is this a third universe you’re in? Will you find your way home?
So many questions to which we hopefully get some answers.
2.02 Night Of Desirable Objects
…this fantastic episode.
This was going to be my opener. I was so disappointed and upset when I saw the ratings that I just wanted to scream. I have recovered but I wanted to add that in here.
Walter is still walking in patterns through the lab.
Peter refers to Ground hog day.
Raymond – this is the 3rd time I remember this name being used. 2.02 Night Of Desirable Objects, one of the victim’s names was Raymond; 2.03 Fracture, Raymond Gordon was the Colonel who was involved with Project Tin Man.
Raymond was able to keep the time loop open for 47 minutes.
Walter said: “You can't just walk from the present into the past. You're shattering the laws of physics.”
It sort of reminded me of this from 2.22 Over There Part 2 - SECRETARY BISHOP: “It's true, I'm afraid. When our two universes first interacted, it caused soft spots on the other side. But it was much worse here. The laws of physics were turned into mere suggestions. But I'm hoping you can change all that.” PETER:”I don't know what you heard about me, but... changing the laws of physics might be slightly above my abilities.”
Here are slightly different lyrics to the song Walter was listening to.
KATE: "Some things are supposed to remain theories. It wasn't meant to be built."
All I know is that I’m totally stoked for next week. This was by far the best episode of S4 so far.
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