“An Origin Story” Fringe 5.5

Fringe Season 5, Episode 5: An Origin Story. The resistance movement captures an Observer. Peter formulates a plan to destroy a time corridor used by the Observers while Olivia mourns for their daughter, Etta.

These last episodes of Fringe are really intense.  Who expected Etta to die after only four episodes? In the aftermath of her death we see peter an Olivia drifting apart as they each deal with the pain which comes from the loss of a child. Olivia is introspective and attempts to escape her pain. She keeps her self occupied by helping Astrid with the decryption the observer language, Peter on the other hand has no interest in escapism. He needs a more actionable outlet… he needs revenge.

We’ve known for some time that Peter has a certain capacity for doing the unspeakable since he began hunting and killing shape-shifters in “Reciprocity” (season 3 episode 11). That he might torture or kill the captured observer to get the information he needs is not unexpected.  But I can’t help but draw parallels between Fringe and the Matrix now that Peter has implanted the observer technology into his own body. In the teaser for the next episode we see that peter moves like an observer when fighting the observers; in much the same way that Neo moved like an agent during the rooftop fight scene in “The Matrix”. If this episode of Fringe is “An Origin Story”, is it the origin of Peter as “the one”?

Because you asked: Where did the “resist” posters come from?

Readers have been asking where the  subway posters featuring an image of Henrietta and the word resist came from.   Anil (one of Etta’s fellow resistance fighters) assured Olivia that “Etta was very important to the Resistance; more important than you can imagine.” It seems likely that members of the resistance have adopted Etta as the symbol of their struggle against the observers. The resistance needed a counter message to the loyalist “ordered future” and “obey” propaganda. Etta embodied their message as someone who died for the cause despite being a agent of fringe division. (Fringe division was charged with policing the native human population after the observer invasion.)

“The bullet that saved the world” Fringe 5.04

Fringe season 5 episode 4 “The bullet that saved the world”
No matter how bad your week may have been (mine was quite bad so I can sympathize) Fringe Friday always makes it better. This intense episode sees the Fringe team causing some mayhem for the observers.SciFi Mafia has some Fringe video clips and more for you. Here’s a Walter bishop quote from the episode teaser:

“There was a time when we solved fringe cases… Its time we created a few of our own.”

Wasn’t it awesome to see the fringe team using some materials from old fringe cases in the fight against the observers? The chemical agent from “Ability” (season 1, episode 14) was a good choice but personally I was hoping they would opt for the blue powder from the episode “concentrate and ask again” (season 3, episode 12), a biological weapon which dissolved the skeleton of its victims.

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“Novation” Fringe 4.05

Well, I guess I should thank Major League Baseball for being over. you may recall that this episode of fringe was actually scheduled to air last week but was preempted by the World Series. I imagine Texas thought they were witnessing a fringe event when St. Louis tied the series and forced game seven.

Novation is probably one of the most interesting episodes of fringe so far in season four. Peter Bishop has returned but none of his fringe division colleagues remember him. In Walter’s recollection the alternate Peter drowned at Raven Lake during Walter’s attempt to retrieve him from the mirror universe. in the timeline that we are accustomed to the observer told Walter and Peter from the icy water; and act which the observer cites as interrupting the balance of the universe.

The plot turns once again to the new breed of shape shifters who are intent on locating a scientist specializing in cell duplication. His research may help to stabilize the rapid deterioration of their organic tissue. William Bell new that such research could be dangerous and had previously terminated this research project.

Though the members of fringe division don’t recall Peter Bishop or believe his claim of being Walter’s son, his suggestions about the data storage device located in the shape shifters bodies proves to be the only lead they have. Peter discovers that the data storage device contains multiple DNA samples, which would allow the new shape shifters to perfectly impersonate anybody, thus making them perfect infiltration agents. fortunately the data storage device also broadcasts a signal which fringe division uses the track the location of the shape shifters.

it’s very interesting that the new shape shifters also use a “quantum entangled” typewriter to file their mission reports and receive new orders. But who are they reporting to? Is it possible that fringe may branch into a third universe? Walternate claims no knowledge of these new organic shape shifters and they certainly do not match any known technology from the alternate universe we have seen so far.

These  ghetto shape shifters don’t even have access to a proper electric typewriter. Instead they rely on a portable. How primitive.

I wonder now that Peter has returned if there will be some kind of alternate universe love triangle? despite Astrid’s suggestions agent Lee seems genuinely disinterested Olivia but their alternate universe counterparts definitely had some chemistry.

Fringe debuts on FOX, could be The next X-files

Fringe Season 1, Episode 1: “Pilot”. Special Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) investigates cases involving phenomena on the very edge of accepted science. Rather than the supernatural or paranormal, these cases explore “fringe sciences”. Agent Dunham is the best parts of both Mulder and Scully, able to embrace the unconventional but equally skeptical and unwilling to walk into the unknown … until it walks into her life.

Dube, Did you watch “Fringe”? simply amazing.
Thanks JJ Abrams. I needed a new show. The scene where the students knock on the door to Walter’s lab is classic.

Freshmen students: Is this poly-sci 101?

Agent Olivia Dunham : Not Remotely.

Astrid: Who was it?

Olivia: Freshmen.