Walter flashes back to 1985 while explaining Peter's otherworldly origins to Olivia. Also, Peter's mother is introduced, and details of the neighboring world reaffirms that there is more than one of everything.

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Peter Bishop (credit only)
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Walter flashes back to 1985 while explaining Peter's otherworldly origins to Olivia. Also, Peter's mother is introduced, and details of the neighboring world reaffirms that there is more than one of everything.

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On the DVD commentary, Blair Brown says that to create her "1985" hairstyle for the flashback scenes, she brought in to the hairstylists some pictures of herself from Continental Divide (1981), and the hairstyle she had in that actual 1980s movie is the model they used to cut the wig for younger Nina's hair. See more »

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General Hames: You're gonna make some sort of alternate Manhattan appear?
Dr. Walter Bishop: It's already there, General Hayes. Dr. Warren. At all times. Right in front of our eyes. We just can't see it.
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The episode's opening titles have been redone as though it were a show from 1985, complete with an '80s version of the theme tune and decade-specific fringe science topics such as "stealth technology", "virtual reality", and "in-vitro fertilization". See more »

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References Spies Like Us (1985) See more »

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Written and Performed by J.J. Abrams
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Gob smacked
28 May 2015 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Good shows, even great shows, have their ebbs and flows, their ups and downs.

Sometimes the producers will sense that a change of pace is needed and they will, like that famous TV chef, kick an episode up a notch by adding "creative salt." That said, nothing to date in this series prepared me for the raw emotional power of this episode. Wow.

Perhaps it was an inside joke by the writers to feature the marquee for one of the BACK TO THE FUTURE films in their alternate universe, but intended or otherwise the reference was spot on.

In terms of production standards, writing, directing, special effects and even the excellent makeup, this single episode packs the emotional punch of a freight train and as good as anything you might see on the big screen.

Wow.


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