Fringe: Season 5, Episode 1

Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11 (28 Sep. 2012)

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In 2036 the Observers have begun terraforming the earth. Walter has a plan to defeat them but his capture by the Observers may be problematic. Peter searches for Olivia who is encased in amber to reunite his family


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Bloom ...
Neo Observer
Jennifer Cheon ...
Crying Woman
Abagayle Hardwick ...
Don House ...
Consoling Man


In 2036 the Observers have begun terraforming the earth. Walter has a plan to defeat them but his capture by the Observers may be problematic. Peter searches for Olivia who is encased in amber to reunite his family

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During the opening credits, there are always words that describe goals of fringe science, and what the season is going to cover. They might be far fetched in our world, but usually not scary. Before words like quantum entanglement, philosopher's stone, time paradox, worm holes, teleportation, suspended animation, artificial intelligence, transcendence,cytogenetics, hive mind, etc. In series 5 the words reveal the new, which is much scarier and more unimaginable, than the previous list could ever be: Community, individuality, joy, education, imagination, private thought, due process, free will, ownership, and freedom. Words in the opening sequence that mostly represented dreams of a scientist or avid sci fi fans, now represent humanities nightmares. See more »


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"Whose Hand is That?"
28 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I waited all summer for this exploration of what happened after S4E19.

Walter is suddenly of very sound mind - He has a little of his awkwardness, but is he like Walternate? Not really. This Walter is aware that he is walking around Sans Pants, and he is mostly coherent and brilliant.

Walter and The remaining Fringe team with Henry-Etta in tow follow a lead as to the whereabouts of Olivia and find an Ambered area-That had been scavenged by "Amber Gypsies." But searching the local underground "Amber Market" nets no Olivia-She had been sold. To who? Ironically the answer to that reaches back a few seasons and especially to the S4 "Batupine" episode. And he's using her as a Coffee Table!

As I had seen Walter being Tortured by Michael Kopsa in a preview, whose Character "Captain Windmark" sports the same character name as Kopsa played in a 2008 short also called "Fringe" - I knew this was coming. Windmark had very few redeeming values-actually none in S4E19 -"I Like Animals"-And he expresses no redeeming values here. Moreover, his torture of Walter has a very particular unpleasant result. But leave it to Walter to have ways to undo even those effects, as he listens to a song by YAZOO at the end.

The Game is afoot, and now I want to know why these bald guys came, why did they do this? And are they all bad-Or are there more like September who will help them? Speaking of September, where is he, and will he show up to help, now that he obviously has no "observer" rules preventing him from directly lending Walter and Peter and crew a hand?

I have no idea how this is going to go, this first installment gave me no clues. It just set the chessboard, and now the pieces are moving. How are Walter, Peter, Olivia and Astrid going to dispose of unwanted bald guys with no eyebrows from The Future?

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