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"Fringe" Jacksonville (2010)

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Answers questions, and asks more

Author: mike-ryan455 from United States
4 February 2010

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First, the episode does definitively answer the question - did Peter come from the other side. He does.

The episode had an interesting premise. Someone on the other side could pull something from the other universe by merely by pushing something of the same mass as what they want to the other side. With typically gruesome results, the episode starts with someone doing so.

After some analysis, Walter wants to get the one person who can detect where this will happen next back up to speed. This is Olivia, who he experimented on as a child.

The child Walter experimented on was named Olive, not Olivia. Olivia says she has no memory of it. Was Olive a different girl who got switched (accidentally or deliberately) with Olivia in the other universe?

Is Walter fundamentally responsible for this entire rip between universes? If so, was this a byproduct of an attempt to save Peter by getting a new Peter from the other side or was Walter already working in this technology with Bell and used it to get the other universe's Peter when Peter died?

Is there a Walter in the other universe who is fighting to get his son back and is responsible for the bizarre events we have seen?

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How to Rid the NYC Skyline of unsightly Buildings

Author: XweAponX from United States
5 June 2012

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This is probably the first Fringe Episode to have an elongated scene depicting The Other Side: A Man is carefully navigating a cup of precious Coffee to his workstation: His project? He's designing part of the new Pentagon. His conversation with his workmate reveals 1) Coffee is Rare and Expensive and 2) There is something odd going on, especially after an earthquake the man is shown to have suddenly sprouted two new arms and legs and he's merged into a support beam. Not a very comfortable place to be.

Fringe Division rapidly learns that this is the work of Thomas Jerome Newton, but they still don't know his full agenda. But one thing Walter does know: If a building from The Other Side was brought over to this side, then within 36 hours, a building from *this* side with the same mass will be brought over to the *other side*

Walter knows a way to find out which building will be brought over: It is related to the special vision of Rebecca Kibner (S2E1 and S2E4), who could see objects and people "from the other side." But Walter now knows: Olivia had that same ability, was the first one to develop it during the Cortexiphan Trials of the '80's.

But in order to jump-start Olivia's ability, they need to go back to Jacksonville, Florida, to the day care center where the trials were held.

Olivia is given Cortexiphan and Walter walks her through the initial phase: She has to "meet herself as a Child" in a vision of a dark forest. The Child in her vision is afraid, but the grown up Olivia is not. Ada Breker plays the very young Olivia, reprises the role in the S3E19 "novelty 19th" episode.

Olivia is very irritated with Walter about the trials, and this does not help matters. And the experiment ultimately fails, because the Grown Up Olivia does not have fear like the Child had. In order for Olivia to begin seeing things from the other side, she has to have an episode of Fear.

Back in NYC, it has begun. Dogs are barking and Micro-quakes shake the Massive Dynamic building where they are trying desperately to locate which building will be pulled over.

An interesting production twist in this episode was that they made Peter's skin start glowing yellow, in preview to Olivia seeing him as he is: A person from The Other Side.

Olivia becomes afraid, and so she sees the building. At that point, Peter is *very* yellow, but not glowing yet: Olivia must have suspected. We get to see a Hotel sucked over to the other side. Olivia and a Bell Hop almost get sucked over with the building. She tells the Bell Hop he could probably safely take the night off.

Olivia picks up Peter so they could go out for drinks: She sees Peter glowing, and Walter knows it: At his admonition, she refrains from Telling Peter: For now.

This episode delves deep into the characters of Olivia and Walter, and we have a hint of what Newton is trying to do. But in the end, Olivia is angry at Walter for the whole thing: The Drug Trials and Peter.

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Author: A_Different_Drummer from North America
16 May 2015

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"Agent Dunham please don't tell him" is the last line of one of the best episodes in the series The short arc (story) is engaging and suspenseful, relying less on the rules of dramatic conflict and more on the "connection" between the audience and the characters, which is well established by Season 2.

As the episode winds down, Torv lets her hair down -- literally -- a treat for her fans who by this time have realized that she spends entire segments with her hair pulled back yet astonishingly remains one of the most photogenic actresses in TV history.

Just when you think this can't get any better -- this a special treat for viewers who caught the throwaway reference to "Peter dying again" from an earlier story -- a "trope" is used to let the viewer and Torv's character pick up new information on this arc at the same time.

Rating: wow

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Author: e c from Germany
15 February 2010

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OK, the show was amazing as ever, but seriously? Did they have to ruin that kiss? I mean, it was just perfect, why, oh why couldn't they just let those two kiss? Anyhow, back to the point I am also wondering (in addition to what mike said), if the code Walter used to open the lock has any significance. it was 05 20 10. Is it a date? Could something be happening in May 2010? Something like the rip between the universes? Considering the fact that the show starts again in April, it is very likely something important will happen. But then again, if they will resolve the situation of, well,basically, saving the world, what will there be left to follow (as a plot line)?

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