Eastereggs and Clues for episode 1.06 “The Cure”.
Heard it on The Grapevine
On the left, one of Roy McComb’s drawings from “Ghost Network”. Roy’s altered brain overheard the plot to create radioactive weapons – 3 episodes later, his prediction, if you will, came true in the shape of Emily Kramer (right).
UPDATE: Caro in the comments has made a good observation. In Roy’s drawing, the woman is holding a gun, and it appears that she has used it to kill herself (see full image). This would therefore conflict with the idea that Roy’s drawing predicted the Emily Kramer incident in 1.06. However, it’s perhaps worth noting that Roy was only interpreting what he heard, he may have drawn the Emily Kramer event, but misinterpreted the exact nature of INtREPUS’ plot?
Medical Companies Love Giving Away Free Cups!
Top left: the coffee mug with the word “INtREPUS” was the “Power Hungry” (1.05) clue to this weeks episode, which introduced the INtREPUS pharmaceutical company. Various Latin and Romanian interpretations have INtREPUS to mean “to interfere” or “hot-blooded” – both of these meanings were established as being relevant to the episode, as INtREPUS attempted to create ‘radioactive’ human weapons, whilst Walter’s antidote ‘interferred’ with the radiation process, thus saving the life of Claire Williams.
It’s Not “A” S-ymbol Clue
The “A” symbol was first encountered on the kayak which appeared during Olivia’s synaptic transfer (dream state) with Agent Scott. The kayak belongs to her uncle and was also accompanied by the now infamous green and red dots. The “A” symbol was given substantial mythos-worthiness in 1.06, as it appeared throughout the episode in lapel-form on David Esterbrook’s jacket.
This is a complicated web, but it suggests that David/INtREPUS are part of a group or society that have connections to Olivia’s uncle. There are also time-travel connections with the ‘ZENO’ and ‘green/red dots’, which have history with Massive Dynamic and The Observer/Rouge, respectively. This thread over at Fringe-Forum offers more explanation.
Olivia Has A Stalker – And Not Just Her Step-dad
The Observer wasn’t at a “Pattern-event” this time, instead he was observing Olivia/Esterbrook. That’s six outta six.
Iso-top Quality Title Credits
Walter’s study of the isotopes found in Emily Kramer’s blood, resemble the ‘strands’ seen in the opening title credits. Nothing major, but it might give us some indication as to ‘what’ we’re looking at when the opening credits roll.
Build Me Up Buttercup? Err, No.
Olivia’s birthday card from her creepy stepfather had daisies on the cover. Daisies have a history in Fringe with both the viral campaign and Loraine Daisy from episode 1.02 “The Same Old Story”.