I have to say this not really related to Fringe thing: the way Fox mutes the show so you have to crank the volume to hear adequately, and then cranks the commercials so you have to turn down the volume is highly irritating, especially with a show like Fringe where you really have to pay attention to catch some of the dialogue. *kicks Fox*
I still miss Peter, but not as much because we got double Olivia and even one Olivia is, to use a term I generally hate: kicks ass. I’d say she is, bar none, my favorite sci-fi/fant. female lead right now. Of course, she’s also the only sci-fi/fant. female lead in the (too many) shows I watch, which is :/
Interesting parallels drawn between the case du jour and Peter being absent, in classic Fringe style. I don’t think there’s anything done randomly with this show, though some things are more obvious than others. Broyles’ line about people leaving a lasting imprint on your soul was one of the obvious things, but definitely kept the tie to the overall arc in place in our heads. Olivia’s expression makes me think maybe, eventually, she’ll be key in getting Peter back. Oh, who am I kidding? Olivia/Peter is this show’s OTP. Of course she’s integral. 😉
The case itself – heartbreaking and I’m pretty sure that’s got a lot to do with John Pyper-Ferguson, who always, IMO, does a fantastic job with his roles. Of course we knew that him going to talk to his serial killer self was going to end with him getting the brain freeze, and that the brain freeze would ultimately be what did the serial killer in. That doesn’t mean that getting there wasn’t great and (I hesitate to say about something so grim) enjoyable. I wonder if he’ll really be okay or if we’ll see him again. We probably won’t.
Whoa, in this timeline, Olivia killed her stepdad. She didn’t do that in the original timeline, did she? I … can’t remember.
I can’t decide which version of Agent Lincoln Lee I like better. I do love how they’re SO different, like the Astrids are so different.
Walter covering up all reflecting (reflective?) surfaces was heartbreaking in its own right. That scene with Astrid was wonderful. Poor Walter, he’s got no idea what’s happening. Which makes me a little mad at Peter, whatever plane he’s on. Sure, Walter’s the only one he can get through to, but look what he’s doing to the guy! I don’t want him to let up, because I want Peter back, but I also don’t want Walter to crack more in the process. I’d say progress is being made, if Walter’s now having auditory “hallucinations” instead of just visual. I really wonder how they’re going to do this without dragging it out too long.