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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Little Girl Darby
Brian McBride ...
Man with Bag
Jason McKinnon ...
Loyalist Guard
Colby Wilson ...
Charles Zuckermann ...
Observer #1


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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Fringe The Human Kind
8 December 2012 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Olivia asks Anil to help her find the device that Peter planted in himself. He shows it to her and she starts to worry more. Two observers point to where Peter is and of course he senses that they are coming for him. The observer sees that Peter has been tracking where he will go even up to the final written piece in the present. Walter looks at more of his video tapes that was found in the amber. Olivia comes in with the news of what Peter has done. Olivia wants to know what Peter will do next so she asks Walter to try help her. Walter tries to call Peter to get him to come back but does not agree to come back. All Walter does is tell no one to go to Etta's apartment and that he is going to go through with a plan. Peter in NewYork is trying to hunt down the observer by going through his daily schedule. Olivia goes off by herself to get a magnet from some site. When left alone Olivia looks around seeing there is cameras especially when someone is suspicious. The seller goes inside and is told to call for someone because Olivia is recognized. Olivia meets with the women in charge who tells her she has been expected. Olivia is leaded to where the magnet is. She is shown the truck Walter left for the team to find, it has the big magnet on the back that Simone's mother believed in so much. Olivia is told that people have been called and that Olivia must be worried. Walter and Astrid experiment on the brain seeing all that is in it. Olivia when offered some water does not trust Simone pulling a gun on her. Peter thinks he is beating the observer but he surprises him by showing up causing the two to fight. Peter is then told what Etta saw last before she died. Peter then disappears leaving the observer to chase after him. Olivia then tells Simone her gift is not much special just before leaving with the magnet. Peter then walks into the lab and Walter wants to observer how he is doing. Peter is transforming more into an observer not feeling much emotion or pain. Peter tells Walter of his whole plan to avenge Etta's death. Olivia is stopped in the middle of the road and taken prisoner in reward for money. Olivia try's to get lose and has to try make a distraction for herself. Olivia has to kill both of the guys who took her. Olivia goes to meet with Peter to try get him to stop going through with his crazy plan. She is told of the plan and still try's to get him to stop so he can stop feeling. He tells her of Etta's last thoughts. Oliva try's and pleads with Peter but his emotions are gone as he becomes more of an observer. Her final words to him are I Love You which brings up all the loving memories in his head making him take out the part he placed inside himself returning to his old self. Great end to an OK episode with some fine moments but the women Simone did not need to be included.


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