Fringe: Season 5, Episode 8

The Human Kind (7 Dec. 2012)

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Following the bread crumbs, Olivia collects a truck with a cargo from a scrap yard, but has ran into bounty hunters. Peter with new gained powers has to make a decision.

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Following the bread crumbs, Olivia collects a truck with a cargo from a scrap yard, but has ran into bounty hunters. Peter with new gained powers has to make a decision.

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The Power of Olivia
8 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How do you keep Peter from going off the deep end? Answer? Olivia.

But before that can happen, Olivia needs to be straightened out. At this point, she just does not trust anybody. It's just that she has lost her ability to read others, which she was good at before being dumped into this Dystopian landscape.

Anil gives Olivia an observer-device and she brings it to Walter, which is what Peter should have done. Walter gets out Porcupine-Man's brain and gets to work with Astrid.

Peter of course is still trying to hunt down Windmark, but what he does not realize is that Windmark can do the same thing he has been doing, so the two cancel each other out.

So while he is dealing with that, Olivia goes out to pick up a huge electromagnet for Walter, and she goes to an out of the way place, where they all know who she is. But there is one person there who seems to have developed some Cortexiphan abilities. This is where Olivia has trust issues, because not everyone is out to turn her in to reward-line.

But in her discussion with a great lady played by the equally great Jill Scott who can see things in about people, she realizes she still has some of those same gifts. But on the way back to meet Anil she is waylaid by Highwaymen, who DO want to turn her in. We hear a new word today: "Truth Church"-Apparently these are places the normal folk can meet with Observer-folk and not have minds read. Olivia deftly deals with the Highwaymen, she finds something left by Etta that allows her to overcome them, and this goes with what the Woman had told her: That Etta is inside of them.

Peter runs straight into Windmark, and there is the best Observer-Fight I have ever seen, actually the first Observer-Fight I have ever seen. This was a high point in this episode that shows what Peter can really do, Windmark hurts him but he kills another Fedora-Head who was there with Windmark. The only Observer that Peter can't deal with is Windmark, he's just too good.

This episode shows what the Observer-tech actually does. And it seems to be something that cannot be reversed.

Where Olivia walked AWAY from Peter in the previous episode, she walks TO him in this one, comes to him and talks to him. This also is what she needed to do rather than walk away from him. Peter still has enough humanity in himself to respond,

Where the previous two episodes were rife with mistakes Fringe Division was making, this episode marks them getting back on the right track - And regaining their humanity in the process.

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