I thought that Peter and his quest to return home was going to end up like the Magnetic Zeroes song, “Home”, where they sing “Home is whenever I’m with you.” Well, turns out I was right, guys!
I had a moment of panic watching this episode, when Peter was in Baldo’s mind. I was afraid that Baldo’s speech about his origins and goals was going to get a little…spiritual.
This was the episode I’ve been waiting for. It was engaging, bittersweet, and it set up the framework for the overarching problem of Mr. Jones, the two (three?) universes, and where Peter truly belongs.
I hate to say it, but the Peter-less universe’s Olivia bothers me. I was cool with her at first. I liked how dark her story got. But this whole Nina thing has made me realize that this Olivia is not nearly as smart as the reg-universe Olivia.
I’m sick and tired of ‘Hero of the show, you must die’ “twists”. We all know Olivia isn’t going to die. Or at the very least, our Olivia isn’t going to die.
I hate to bust out The X-Files as a comparison (well not really), but this show kills The X-Files in monster-of-the-week storylines. (Fringe had already killed The X-Files in overarching stories two seasons ago.)
I was pleasantly surprised that this episode featured a female scientist (mathematician to be exact). I don’t think we’ve seen a female scientist-type on Fringe ever, and you very rarely see it on TV in general (especially a whiz mathematician!). I got really excited about that. More women on TV like that, please.
I’m still holding out for some sort of awesome team up between Olivia and Fauxlivia. They better be wielding magic swords, too.
Olivia vs. Fauxlivia: I am ready for it. I liked their confrontation at the end, how cold and tough Olivia presented herself, and how Fauxlivia just laughed it off, like: “I’m you. You don’t scare me.”