Fascinating 19th episode, really, packed with lots of good stuff and lots of LOL-it’s-the-future! stuff. What is it with cheesy “future music” no show can resist when they time jump? And coffee chewing gum (snicker), new tech, old tech that’s better than new tech and why do wristwatches still exist? Not to mention, the despotic tyrants complete with their Gestapo-esqe clad army.
Anyway. I knew instantly that the girl was Olivia and Peter’s child. The amazingly straight blonde hair gave her away, as did her ability to block the Observers from reading her. While Fringe tried to play that one close to the vest with vague hints, I didn’t find those vague hints very vague at all.
All the Observers but September have always creeped me out, so them being evil wasn’t a surprise. They’ve been leading up to that for a while, I think, and it was only made more clear when September went rogue by doing the right thing despite the overriding directive/mission of those jerks.
Simon was love. I really enjoyed him.
Future!Broyles … I so wanted them to reveal he was secretly still part of the resistance.
Walter with his brain put back together (or whatever – I glazed over that whole magic science bit) was rather more ruthless than I was used to. Chopping off Bell’s hand? Yikes. I was with Astrid there. Still, it seems apparent Bell had something to do with Olivia getting killed (shot, presumably), and we all know how Walter feels about his Peter and Olivia. We also have seen multiple variations of Walter and know very well how capable he is of being brutally cold.
What I’m wha…? over is the ending. It seemed like a lot of build up for a huge climax, but it just ended with the reveal that Henrietta is Peter and Olivia’s girl. Which we all already knew. Are we revisiting this future? I hope so, so they can save Simon and we can see Etta again, and all the special things she can do.
I found the episode satisfying, but totally not at the same time.