Novation – Fringe season 4, episode 5, you may recall that this episode of fringe was actually scheduled to air last week but was preempted by the World Series. Well, I guess I should thank Major League Baseball for being over.
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 Reiden 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.