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fringe recapping: the boy must live

Previously on Fringe:fringe recapping

huffposttv:“Fringe” Showrunner On The End Of The SeriesJoel Wyman looked back on his time with “Fringe” and how he made this season truly about the characters.As we reach the end, what are you hoping that fans will take away from the show — its legacy, if you will?  For me, it’s that people would leave thinking, “Well done.” Like, “You tried — those guys really tried,” because we did, we tried and that’s all you can ask for. I think that I would like for people to take away from it that they made the show what it is and that they can feel proprietary over it; they owned a little bit of the building. I think this was the first time that social media has had such a big play in keeping a show around, and our fans are unified. So, I want people to kind of take away and say that “this was a show that was aspiring to be something that you don’t get all the time; it was trying to say something that you don’t necessarily see all the time; I will always remember it.” It really is and has been a show about heart. So many people with heart have given their heart to the program. I have to believe in some way that because of that, that it connected with people. It was authentic. Like I said, we tried.

There are only two episodes left of my beloved show, and they both air tonight. I don’t know how I feel about that. Well, actually, I know exactly how I feel. I’m devastated, and wish that this day would never end. I do not at all want this series to be ending, and I think I will be a sad and mopey for the rest of the weekend—if not the rest of the month.

This season has had its ups and downs, but, overall, it’s been pretty decent. The Boy Must Live was a good episode. Sure, there were problems, and many people didn’t like it. At this point, I don’t really care about the plot holes and inaccuracies—to a certain extent. The plot moved along quite nicely, and it did a nice job setting up the finale, so I’m pretty happy.

Walter goes into the magical mind tank, which Olivia went into in Episode One. He discovers where September/Donald lived 20 years ago—and Donald just happens to still be living there.

Donald reveals that he is Michael’s father; that he was the one who put Michael into the underground cave in the original timeline to protect him. Michael is considered an anomaly because he can feel emotions—he is a hybrid of sorts. Donald appears to be human, because the Observers removed his device and tested on him, removing all “Observer” traits.

Then they’re off to find Observer tech September’s hidden away. September goes off to find more gear, and Team Etta—sans Astrid, of course—along with Michael are off. However, Observers have found Septembers house, and their car is compromised. They get on the train, and right as the train is about to depart, Michael steps off and is intentionally captured by the Observers.

While this was an excellent set up for the finale, there were also a lot of problems. It was quite clear that Michael’s intention was to step off the train. In my opinion, Team Etta has more important things to do than try and rescue a boy who wanted to be taken hostage.

As much as I love September, there were huge problems with just about everything he said this episode. Of course, some of it was just facts or history-to-come that didn’t make any sense. Actually, there were a lot of things—many unrelated to poor September—that I did not like or thought did not make sense. How did he know Michael was his son? Why did he leave him underground—was that really the best alternative he could come up with? I’m exceptionally horrible at math, but I think if there’s a 99.9999% chance something will happen, it’s highly unlikely this will be proven wrong twice. To the same person. I’m also still not happy with the idea that the only thing that separates humans and Observers are these needle-like devices, which we never learned about until Peter stuck one in his brain. Walter’s memory—or lack thereof—seems a little bit too convenient. And how is it that Windmark is suddenly feeling emotion? What is that supposed to prove? In addition, what is the Observers’ relation with the Alternate World? And if Bolivia recognizes Olivia, does that mean we have returned to the original timeline?! I hope so!

In addition, I think no one was happy with the very unexpected twist that “the boy must live” referred to Michael, not Peter. First of all, no. Second of all, that makes no sense! Why would September have said that right after pulling Peter from the frozen lake?

Of course, there were also things I loved about this episode:

Donald’s name—deriving from Donald O’Conner, one of the main stars of Singing in the Rain, the first film September and Walter had ever watched together.

The references to the “original 12” Observers, who include September, August, and December—the Observers from previous seasons.

I also loved the recurrence of the White Tulip, which is uncontested by all as one of the best stand-along episodes of the series.

And we cannot forget the best quote of the night. Delivered by Walter, of course. He talks privately to September and reveals that Michael has showed him he will have to sacrifice himself for the plan.

“I would be lying if I said I wasn’t frightened. Do you think that the boy showed me all these other experiences, because he wanted me to know that I have loved, that I have had incredible moments and connections? Because… because it will make it easier for me to come to terms with what I have to do? You think that’s why he did it?”

It’s a line that you can easily imagine Walter saying; however, it’s also a line that seems to be talking to the Fringe fans. This quote is my favorite of this entire season, and it helps me believe that the ending, while maybe not “happily ever after,” will end in a way that satisfies fans.

Here’s an amazing article that talks more in-depth about the series as a whole.  My favorite quote of the article?

“Because I look at Fringe and all I see is a cult classic in the making. Even if the finale manages to disappoint us later this week, I still think Fringe will be one of those shows that will pick up steam only after it finishes its run, ala Arrested Development or Firefly. Fans like us know the show is great, and will be sharing it with non-fans as much as we can. And then when they finish it, they will share it with non-fans, and then those people will share it with non-fans and so on and so on. Right now, Fringe may not be considered one of the best sci-fi shows ever made by the general populace. But give it some time. Because one day…it will be.”

And here is the promo for tonight’s two-part finale. It’s interesting to note that they have their own titles, instead of naming it simply Part One and Part Two, as previously done. It’s also interesting to note that THE PARALLEL WORLD IS BACK!!! We’ve got our Broyles, Bolivia and Lincoln! So excited.

Emily enjoys all mediums of speculative fiction, fantasy, and sci-fi–especially reading, writing, and watching them. A Fringe fanatic, she is convinced that one day she will meet her parallel self, aptly nicknamed Femily (Fake Emily), and save both worlds from their inevitable destruction.

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fringe recapping: the bullet that saved the world

Previously on Fringe: The Recordist

Ahhhh, Fringe! What an amazing episode. Managing to hit a wide range of emotions, great plot, and wonderful moments, people, and cases from previous seasons, there were so many, many, many great moments that the small quibbles I have seem like mere trifles. Trifles, I tell you.

Peter goes to a thrift shop to buy Etta a chain for her bullet necklace. When there, he runs into an Observer. The Observers find out that Team Etta is at Walter’s old lab, and they must evacuate ASAP, despite Walter’s old tapes being in there. In order to cover their tracks, they re-amber the lab.

However, before leaving they enter a part of the  lab that Team Etta– with the exception of Walter– and viewers have never seen before. Below his lab, Walter has compiled several Fringe cases they previously work on. Team Etta realizes that a huge clue is at a subway station. Unfortunately, the only way to get to the tape is to pass several Observer stations.

Their solution? Use previous Fringe cases to get past them! With the help of a chemical from Season One, which seals all orifices, they successfully nab the clue and are off. Etta tells them that an old friend wants to see them. Then who buy Broyles himself drives up! This is the happiest moment of the episode, with old faces getting familiar with one another, and friends catching up.

But the Observers track them down and begin teleporting to them. Broyles manages to drive off without being caught, and Team Etta leaves on foot, running into a dilapidated building. Windmark, the Observer who tortured Walter in the premiere, catches Etta and interrogates her before shooting her in the chest. Awful, I know.

Before dying she says her last goodbyes to her family and gives her mother back the bullet that went through her brain all those years ago. They don’t want to leave her– especially Peter, my poor friend– but Etta triggers an anti-matter device, given to them by Broyles.

Team Etta leave the building just as the Observers go back in, confident that the old Fringe team will be around Etta and can be caught unaware. Etta, the Observers, and the entire building disappear.

Olivia, Peter and Walter are visibly shaken by this event. Olivia is the first to stoically walk away, with Walter having to urge Peter several times that they must run. An interesting role reversal. The Observer who caught Peter at the thrift shop is seen watching the entire event, curious.

Love is one of the main emotions that have connected– and pushed apart– these characters for the past 4 seasons. It is what led Walter to take Peter from his world, how Peter came back, and is an emotion that the Observers cannot understand, as they feel nothing. This is what separated August and September from the other Observers– their love of the humans. We can only hope that this episode changed the unnamed Observer as well.

hobanwashburnes:“Five years ago, I got called to a crime scene outside the city, and I saw Etta for the first time. And, even though she was turned away from me, I could have sworn I was looking at you. It wasn’t until I told her who I was that she admitted the truth, that she was your daughter. Once I knew, I had her transferred into my section. I had a mind I was gonna look after her, but she taught me.”Fringe, 5x04 The Bullet That Saved The World

Thoughts, Opinions, Quibbles, and Favorites 

  • Oh, Fringe. You amazing show, you. This is definitely in the top 5 episodes of all time. The plot! The character development! The acting! It was all amazing. AMAZING.
  • I loved the unique camera angles we saw in this episode. We were inside the amber facing Walter and Astrid as they dug behind us, and inside Walter’s secret underground Fringe basement looking up at Team Etta as they walked inside.
  • On that note, I enjoyed the little nods to previous seasons. The porcupine man, strange squid creature with teeth, and more.
  • I also loved Walter’s little yearning glance to the window into the parallel universe. Bolivia and Walternate teaming up to help Team Etta against the Observers? I think yes!
  • While Etta’s death was tragic, I’m hoping Kurtzman and Orci use this opportunity to further develop Team Etta even more. Next week’s promo looks good. I love the vivid contrast between how Olivia and Peter react.
  • And as sad as her death was, it was definitely not as sad as Alt-Lincoln’s death. Maybe because we were more connected with Etta. I personally felt that Etta took up a majority of screen time that could be given to other actors, but that doesn’t mean her character was fully developed. She was only here for 5 episodes! I’m not saying that it was too soon chronologically-wise, but plot-wise and character-developmentally, it was definitely a little bit soon.
  • Because I didn’t feel that connected to Etta, the saddest part about her death is the reactions that familiar faces– like Peter, Olivia, Walter, and Broyles– have and what they are going through. Especially Peter. You can just tell that his heart literally aches at the thought of losing her. He’s always been more open with people than Olivia, and has already lost his son and Etta as a child. To lose her again– this time forever, will break him. And that is the transition into next week’s episode. Peter getting revenge for his child’s death.
  • I’m positive that Peter and Olivia’s relationship will not relapse the same way that it did when Etta went missing as a child. First off, Peter won’t be obsessed with finding her. Second, the writers to a seriously excellent job of keeping the plot fresh. Just when I was getting tired of Astrid and Walter looking for those tapes– and the result was always the same– we move on to doing something else.
  • I’ve said it before, but the sound effects of this show blow my mind. Seriously, guys. You are awesome. Like then Windmark was with Etta I loved the super high-pitched sound showing he was torturing her.
  • And what the hell was up with Windmark just pointing when looking for Team Etta? Not walking and pointing, or even pointing and talking, just seconds of him standing and pointing in directions.
  • I love every second of Fringe.EVERY SECOND. I love you, you hear me? Don’t leave me.  Ahh. I’m trying to enjoy these episodes without worrying about being cancelled or how we did ratings-wise.

A short paragraph about negative things: Did Etta know who her parents were all along? Killing Observers with guns sometimes works, sometimes doesn’t. Why? I don’t think Astrid should have jumped out of her hiding space seconds after the Observers left. I also don’t think Broyles should have had a picture of Peter and Olivia in his briefcase, there for anyone to see it. I get that Walter can’t remember Physics; his brain has deteriorated. But I think writers have forgotten that Peter is a freaking genius as well. How about having him at least glance at the problem and attempt to figure it out?

Quotes 

Peter: [after giving Etta her necklace chain]  Worth every bump and bruise, Kiddo.

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Walter: My cold storage of all the Fringe Events we have ever encountered, dormant for twenty-one years. If we are going to find a diversion to get into the railway station, we’ll find it here.

Peter: What do you suggest, Walter?

Walter: There was a time when we solved Fringe Cases. Now I think it’s time we created a few of our own.

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Etta: So this is every Fringe Event?

Walter: Documented and preserved to the best of my ability. Oh, look, Olivia, my Porcupine Man.

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Olivia: Where’d you get that?

Etta: I found it… at our old house on Quincy Street. I wanted to remember things. I don’t know. I just wanted to be there. It made me feel closer to you. It was looted. The entire block was. Upstairs in your bedroom, what used to be your bedroom, I found what was left of your old jewelry box. And there was this matchbox inside. I shook it and found this. I figured it had to be important, or you wouldn’t have kept it.

Olivia: How long have you been wearing it?

Etta: Since I was thirteen. You want it back?

Olivia: No. No. No, I want you to keep it. Let me see it. You know your father used to call this the Bullet that Saved the World.

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Walter: Don’t you understand? This is Greek to me, except that I read Greek. This is Aramaic to me. Not the Western Dialect. I do speak a little.

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Broyles: Agent Dunham.

Olivia: Phillip.

Broyles: It’s good to see you, Doctor Bishop. Peter. I asked her not to tell you in case…

Peter: … we were read.

Broyles: When I heard that you were back, I tried not to, but I had to see you. Five years ago, I got called to a crime scene outside the city, and I saw Etta for the first time. And, even though she was turned away from me, I could have sworn I was looking at you. It wasn’t until I told her who I was that she admitted the truth, that she was your daughter. Once I knew, I had her transferred into my section. I had a mind I was gonna look after her, but she taught me. She recruited me in the Resistance, taught me how to block them from reading my thoughts.

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Windmark: He bought the necklace for you. For what purpose? I would like to know. Love. You never know when to give up.

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Olivia: ‘Etta.

Peter: Etta. No. No, no, no.

Olivia: Henrietta, look at me, okay? You’re going to be okay. Etta? But we have to move you, okay?

Etta: No. There’s no point.

Peter: We’re not gonna leave you here.

Etta: You have to. You won’t make it with me. I’ll slow you down. You have to leave.

Olivia: ‘Etta. I love you so much.

Etta: I know.

Peter: No. No, no. No. I can’t leave you. Not again. No. no.

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Walter: We need to leave. She’s gone, Son. We have to go. She’s gone, Son.

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Previously on Fringe: In Absentia

For all worried about what this season will bring, fear not. I have solved the great mystery! This season plays homage to… itself. More accurately, this season of Fringe will be similar to season one and two. There are “monsters of the week,” which move toward explaining how to defeat the Observers, or “the baldies” as Etta so eloquently calls them. So, kind of like my unhappy prediction, but better. 

Team Etta finds a location in one of Walter’s tapes, and they go off to find out why that location was so crucial. Turns out there are people with bark-like material covering parts of their bodies. The group of people, who live in the forest, have devoted their lives to recording earth’s history– all of the important events.

The mine nearby that gives the people their barky-skin houses rocks are an extremely powerful energy source. Just 40 pounds of that stuff and they’re ready to go. However, getting the rocks is an extremely difficult task; the further inside the cave you go, the more covered in barky-skin you become until your pores close to protect itself and you die. Recordist leader, played by Sci-Fi actor Paul McGillion, sacrifices his life to get the rocks and Team Etta narrowly escapes the Observers.

Although it’s different from the plot and episodal arcs of season three and four, I like where this season is going. I know that some people didn’t like the hardcore sci-fi parallel universes.

Thoughts, Opinions, Problems, and News 

  • I did like River Massey, Recordist leader’s son. Like me, he is a hardcore fan of the original Fringe team; he loves studying and learning about them. And the eulogy for his father was a touching scene.
  • I also enjoyed how Astrid had a larger part in the episode. Actually, I like how Etta took the backseat and hid in the bushes looking for the Observers so we could follow the original Fringe team.
  • I loved how we were given a chance to look through the Observers binoculars.
  • How did the recordist people know everything? How do their magical recording devices work? I need answers, Fringe.
  • If you have been reading these, I also feel kind of bad. This section is always very long, filled with huge rants about how I need all the answers immediately. But what kind of show would that be? If we had all the answers immediately, there would be no drama, no climax, no plot. So, sorry for being so nit-picky, Fringe.
  • How does Astrid have a cell phone? How do they communicate without the Observers knowing?
  • On that note, what do the Observers know? We know they can read minds; do the humans have to be within a certain proximity for them to know what’s happening? It would be a little bit unfair if they knew everything at every time. I’m working on my patience– I’m sure all the answers will be answered soon.
  • I am so glad we got to learn about Olivia and Peter’s backstory. It was refreshing — and a great relief– to hear that Olivia has been stoic and mopey for a reason. Her guilt over losing Etta. Hopefully she will be back to her usual self soon.
  • The traditional episode 19 will be episode number 9!
  • The next episode comes out in two weeks, on October 26. And the promo looks AMAZING. Titled “The Bullet That Saved the World,” the teaser has Observers, Olivia with an idea (our protagonist is back!), action, huge guns, Broyles, and Walter saying, “There was a time when we solved Fringe cases. It’s time we made a few of our own.” Whattt?! SO EXCITED. 

Quotes:

Astrid:  I found something. Walter, is there a mine where you are?

Walter: – Mime. The only mime that I know of is Marcel Marceau. What’s he got to do with any of this?

Astrid: No. a mine. You said mine – – m-i-n-e – – on the tape. Walter, whatever you’re supposed to find, it’s in a mine.

Walter: Do you have a mine – – m-i-n-e – – here?

***

Olivia: I wanted so much to be a mother, but… I just… didn’t think that I was programmed that way. That I was… destined for something else. Ever since I was a kid, ever since the Cortexiphan Trials, I just… I was at odds. So how could I have this incredible little girl? So, when we lost her, I felt like that was my punishment… my punishment for being too conflicted to appreciate her when we had her. And that day at the restaurant… I knew that I had to go back to New York because I didn’t want to… find… what I knew we were going to find. I just… I just believed so strongly that she was dead, and I didn’t want to see it. And you thought I went back because of my strength, and she said that she admired me today.

Peter: Olivia. I saw how you were with our little girl. I know how much you love her. And I’m not telling you to forget it, but… the past is the past. Don’t let it get in the way of this. I don’t know why it’s happening, But our family got a second chance. So I’m gonna take it.

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Olivia: I wanted so much to be a mother, but… I just… didn’t think that I was programmed that way. That I was… destined for something else. Ever since I was a kid, ever since the Cortexiphan Trials, I just… I was at odds. So how could I have this incredible little girl? So, when we lost her, I felt like that was my punishment… my punishment for being too conflicted to appreciate her when we had her. And that day at the restaurant… I knew that I had to go back to New York because I didn’t want to… find… what I knew we were going to find. I just… I just believed so strongly that she was dead, and I didn’t want to see it. And you thought I went back because of my strength, and she said that she admired me today.

Peter: Olivia. I saw how you were with our little girl. I know how much you love her. And I’m not telling you to forget it, but… the past is the past. Don’t let it get in the way of this. I don’t know why it’s happening, But our family got a second chance. So I’m gonna take it.

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River: A hero died today, sacrificing himself in order to get the Fringe Team resources they need to save our world. Edwin Massey, the Recorder of History, made history. He will be greatly missed. Like other great men before him, he gave his life selflessly in pursuit of freedom… and a better future.

River, with the Fringe comics he drew.

Emily enjoys all mediums of speculative fiction, fantasy, and sci-fi–especially reading, writing, and watching them. A Fringe fanatic, she is convinced that one day she will meet her parallel self, aptly nicknamed Femily (Fake Emily), and save both worlds from their inevitable destruction.

fringe recapping: the recordist

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fringe recapping: in absentia

Previously on Fringe: Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11

Thinking about the episode for a bit before writing is always interesting because some things begin to stand out more, and other things begin to irk me more. It’s like a probational period where I hem and haw about whether I loved the episode or I LOVED the episode.

This season is bittersweet for a myriad of reasons. Not only is it the last season, but there are a limited amount of episodes left: only 10! The other reason I am a little bit sad is because I do not know how this season– and the series — will end! I’m not talking about specifics here. I’m talking about the fact that I need the ending to be strong. Need. This is slightly horrible, but I almost wish that the season three was Fringe’s last season. That was a mindblowing season– and the season finale would have– and did — drive me crazy. I desperately need a deliciously amazing season finale. Need!

Onto the recap: And this who “toning down the fangirl thing isn’t working that well… but in my defense, I can only fangirl for 10 more episodes. Then I literally do not know what I will be doing with my time. This is one of my biggest worries in life right now. (As you can see, right now my life is pretty lackluster.)

Team Etta (as I have begun to call this new Fringe team): Etta seems to embody traits of both Peter and Olivia, which is kind of cool. Etta has suddenly become the protagonist, leaving all my “classic” favorite people in the back– the way, way back. The episode begins with Olivia suggesting that Walter might have written down notes on how to defeat the Observers. This means they must go back to their old haunting grounds– Walter’s lab. Which is, of course, right in the middle of one of the Observer’s HQ.

Upon their arrival they realize that  Walter ambered most of his lab. Visible through the amber is a video recorder; Walter must have been recording his notes! To get the recorder out, they must use a laser. That means they need electricity. Before they can decide the specifics on trying to turn on the lights, a human Loyalist guard comes in. Etta tortures him for information, using Observer tech that literally takes years of your life away, horrifying the Original Fringe team.

Gael, the Loyalist, was played by Eric Lange, a man known for his Sci-Fi acting chops in shows like Firefly, Chuck, and Angel. Between being tortured by Etta, Olivia comes in and uses her sad, sad eyes (and words) to get Gael to help them out. Etta and Peter dress up as Loyalists– and Etta and Olivia have a very awkward interchange which sounds like Etta really is the new protagonist. “I know you like to be in control. So do I.” 

Etta and Peter see Simon’s decapitated, blinking head on their way to the electricity room. Peter has to physically restrain Etta from going on a shooting rampage. They get the electricity on and successfully retrieve Walter’s recording. Olivia convinces Gael to turn his life around– with the help of her sad, sad words and eyes. In the end Etta wants to kill Gael, but ultimately decides to let him go free. Both Gael and Etta admit they want to be nicer because of the pity they see in Olivia’s eyes (You thought I was pushing the “Sad-eyed Olivia” thing too far? Joke’s on you!  My analogy was actually quite literal). Walter’s video shows that there are a series of clues they need to follow and figure out to solve the encrypted code to himself.

Thoughts, Problems, and Other Things: 

  • really, really, really, really hope that the main plot of this season is not Team Etta tracking down these clues. I may be expecting a little too much from Fringe (doubt it), but I want this to be an AMAZING last season. The best thing I have ever seen on TV.
  • Ella! (Not to be mistaken with Etta, Peter and Olivia’s daughter.) What the heck happened to Etta, Olivia’s niece! Blossoming Fringe cadet in “The Day We Died?” Star in Olivia’s life? (before she had a daughter and was killed off the show and her life, apparently).
  • Ella, brilliantly played by Georgiana Haig, is an amazing actress. Also annoying, but that might be because she disregards my Fringe team as being outdated and insignificant. I loved the scene where she see’s poor Simon’s head and has to be physically restrained by Peter. Sometimes I love her acting– or her character — and sometimes she just annoys me. I’m not sure how much I like her yet– but if she really is replacing Olivia as the main protagonist, I think I will like her less just because of her stealing-limelight ways.
  • Another thing I do not like about Ella is the fact that her role is not-too-subtly overshadowing the original Fringe team! It’s very similar to the beginning of last season, without Peter. (Which I might have already talked about).
  • It goes without mentioning, but of course Walter’s lights would be clap-on/clap-off lights! 🙂
  • Fringe is sometimes too-smart of a show, in my opinion. Instead of taking the time to explain things to other characters so the audience is always in the loop, the opposite problem always seems to be in play here. We found out the real reason behind Walter’s kidnapping of Peter as a child– and Walter was never given the chance to explain as simply and succinctly to Peter the real reasons behind his kidnapping as they did in “Peter.”
  • It’s sometimes hard to see Etta getting mad at Olivia for not “understanding the trials she’s lived through.” Yes, Etta’s life has sucked. But so has Peter and Olivia’s. Of course, there’s no way for her to know their history.
  • I also wanted Olivia to stop being so nice. Her snarky dialogue imagined in my head went something like, “Sorry your childhood sucked, kid. So did mine. I was tested on as a child, went to a parallel universe where no one realized I was missing– and my boyfriend slept with my parallel self, not realizing I was gone– and every single one of my partners has either died or left me. Including Peter.” Take that, girl-who-I’m-still-convinced-has-been-brainwashed-in-a-completely-exciting-Salt/Jolie-twist.

Quotes:

Etta: You’re a real open book. It’s okay. I’m good at opening books.

Gael: Where did you get that?

Etta : It’s not important. What’s important is that I have it.

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Walter: [regarding Pigeons] Flying vermin. You’d think after twenty-one years the Observers would have found a way to get rid of them first. Or at least found a use for them. Maybe freeze-dry them and hand them out to The Poor as sustenance.

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Etta: Simon?

Peter:  Etta? Etta, no, no, stop, stop. What are you doing? We have to keep on moving. Think of the tape. Think about what’s on it. Think about your future. There will be a time for vengeance and a time for grieving, but it is not now. Stop. Stop. They’ll pay for what they’ve done. I promise.

***

Gael: I’m gonna fight. For the Resistance. I want you to know that.

Etta: You don’t have to lie anymore. I already let you go.

Gael: Well, that’s why this time I’m hoping you believe me. I mean, this can come in useful. There aren’t many Resistance Fighters with an active Tat I.D. You said ‘I saw something in her eyes’. You were right. There was a certainty that I’ve never seen before, and I don’t know how to explain it other than to say I felt… for the first time… that we were supposed to win. Why are you letting me live?

Etta: Something that I saw in her eyes as well. Pity.

Gael: Pity for who?

Etta: For all of us.

 

Emily enjoys all mediums of speculative fiction, fantasy, and sci-fi–especially reading, writing, and watching them. A Fringe fanatic, she is convinced that one day she will meet her parallel self, aptly nicknamed Femily (Fake Emily), and save both worlds from their inevitable destruction.

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