You’re a stranger. What would I feel?
Fringe, you kill me every week.
The main case/story was a tad cliched, but tried and true for tugging at the heartstrings. You know, Person A loses Person B to debilitating illness and does anything in his/her power to fix it. I credit Stephen Root and Romy Rosemont for really making the audience connect to that age old het love story.
It makes you wonder what Peter will do to fix his own age old het love story.
The time bubbles and Fibonacci spirals were pretty intriguing, though it always amuses me when these kinds of things are always represented on TV like a regular ol’ soap bubble.
Walter’s complete refusal to acknowledge Peter was heartbreaking yet again, but throughout the episode, you could see the wall crumbling a bit, culminating in a begrudging pride at how smart Peter is. Aw, Walter. I can’t blame him, and since everyone is concluding that this isn’t Peter’s universe (I’m not so sure, because if Peter was stricken from existence, would he have a universe?), it’s in Walter’s best self-preserving interest to not get close. It’d break him all over again to let Peter in only to lose him.
Olivia and Peter’s conversation about the dreams might as well have split me in two. I, personally, think her response was defensive distancing, in a less direct way than Walter’s doing. I think the dreams did make her feel something and it terrifies her that Peter might know that. Or, here’s hoping anyway. I like this Olivia, but I don’t like how distant she seems. Competent and awesome at her job, but not quite human, if that makes sense, except for with Walter, which is d’awww. And the conversation at the end, with her telling Peter she hopes he can get back to his Olivia someday… BUT WHAT IF SHE IS HIS OLIVIA? It’s like she was preemtive striking that. See above about understanding that.
Not enough Astrid again, though Walter calling her by her actual name was !!! and kind of nice. LOL, but he looked like he was embarrassed to have slipped up like that.
That poor agent who turned to confetti – he was pretty much the only other PoC to make an appearance outside of Astrid and Broyles (droooool), wasn’t he? Shame.
Thoughts about Fringe so far this season, anyone?