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The Boy Must Live 

Young Observer's origin is revealed. And his existence and an additional time travel are necessary to change the history of Observers' invasion.

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Walter uses the deprivation tank to explore the vision of September and find where he is. Walter finds that he is in Brooklyn, in New York, and he goes with Peter, Olivia, Astrid and Michael to the place. The meet September that explains that The Observers have removed his implant and trapped him in 2016 since he had interfered in the timeline. He also explains that in 2167, the scientists have sacrificed the emotions to increase the capacity of intelligence in the brain. Later he Observers have created a technique for asexual procreation and Michael was considered an anomaly and would be destroyed. But September hided him in the past since his genes have been used to create Michael. The plan to destroy The Observers is to send Michael to 2167 to demonstrate to the scientists that emotions can exist with increased intelligence. If the plan works, time would be reset from the moment of the invasion. When the group returns to the laboratory, they have to go using monorail since all the ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Trivia

The Observers are ectogens - persons who were, or are being, gestated in artificial wombs. See more »

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When Donald unlocks the apartment door, we hear several deadbolts being undone, but when the door opens there is only one deadbolt striker plate on the door frame. See more »

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References Singin' in the Rain (1952) See more »

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The Plan
10 April 2017 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Walter uses the deprivation tank to explore the vision of September and find where he is. Walter finds that he is in Brooklyn, in New York, and he goes with Peter, Olivia, Astrid and Michael to the place. The meet September that explains that The Observers have removed his implant and trapped him in 2016 since he had interfered in the timeline. He also explains that in 2167, the scientists have sacrificed the emotions to increase the capacity of intelligence in the brain. Later he Observers have created a technique for asexual procreation and Michael was considered an anomaly and would be destroyed. But September hided him in the past since his genes have been used to create Michael. The plan to destroy The Observers is to send Michael to 2167 to demonstrate to the scientists that emotions can exist with increased intelligence. If the plan works, time would be reset from the moment of the invasion. When the group returns to the laboratory, they have to go using monorail since all the area is under siege of Loyalists and Observers. However Michel surprisingly leaves the monorail when the doors are closing and is arrested.

"The Boy Must Live" is one of the most important episodes of this Fifth Season since the plan to defeat The Observers is disclose. Neither the reason why Walter's sacrifice is necessary nor the reason why Michael walked off the monorail are clear. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "The Boy Must Live"


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