Did Our Jedi Powers Find The HIDDEN Fringe Finale Clue?


Prior to the season 2 finale of Fringe, executive producer J.H. Wyman hinted that there would be a season 3-hinting clue that would require all of our Jedi powers to unearth. I may have made up the Jedi part, but here’s the quote:

“In the season finale, there is one hidden thing in there that I and Jeff will both be really impressed if anybody picks up. So, there you go. There’s one to look for in the season finale that’s very telling about next season but also very hard to find.”

Now that we’ve had a week or so to decompress from crossing over to the Other Side, I’m wondering..did we find it, or is the truth still out there desperately waving for attention?

To be honest, I haven’t rewatched the finale since my initial watch (call it a Jedi recharging period), so maybe I’ll need to go back through it before I make any definite conclusions. That being said, I do wonder if perhaps this hidden clue wasn’t as super hidden as we thought (HOPED) it would be? Of course there are many different type of clues literally built into the construct of the show, including – thematic, verbal and the classical visual clues (and many more types in-between). From Wyman’s description, I inferred that this clue would be more of the classical visual easteregg variety – one that serves as a pointer towards a season 3 story arc. Here are some candidates:

1) “A DEMON’S TWIST RUSTS” - on the blackboard at Walternate’s Lab re-scrambles to read “DON’T TRUST SAM WEISS“. Mash this together with the glyphs spelling “Weiss” and it seems to be the most logi-COOL clue that Wyman was alluding to. Hardly well hidden, but in fairness to Wyman it was something that had to be found.

2) Another possibility is First People replacing Parallel Universes in the opening titles of both parts of the finale. (I’ve already written a bunch of speculation here). But again, while this visual pointer may give us insight into next season, it wasn’t exactly super difficult to find.

3) As a real outside bet, it did cross my mind whether Altivia’s Multi-dimensional 3 toned hair coloring could be a pointer that we’re going to explore a THIRD universe next season. I know, it’s crazy, but allow me to explore the possibility. Exploration over. It’s crazy, it’s less of an easteregg and more like a legitimate box of hair dye..

Of course, the ‘hidden thing’ could be any number of clues that we’ve already discovered, but I do have to wonder whether we’re more observant than the clue-planters think, or perhaps they’re sneakier than we give them credit for..

Feel free to let us know what you think – do we need take another dose of Cortexi-juice to find this clue, or have we already found it?

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  1. Danielle says

    I posted this on twitpic earlier, I was waiting to see if you’d bring it up in your observations, and you didn’t. I’m just wondering if this means anything at all or I’m grasping: http://twitpic.com/1prlza
    I don’t think this is what they were referring to, in my opinion it’s the “A DEMON’S TWIST RUSTS” thing – “First People” seems too easy.

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    • LizW65 says

      Well, “Type A” could refer to blood…dunno about “locations”, though. I seem to recall another instance of reflected writing that had no apparent source–possibly in one of the scenes in Peter’s apartment–but I’d have to watch the episode again to be sure.

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  2. says

    I believe we found it — “Don’t Trust Sam Weiss” + the spots before they go to commercials spelling “WEISS” + a name of Germanic origin –> this is what I think it means:

    (I think that ultimately Nina + Bell are “good” characters, on our side)

    There is also the Germanic origins of his name, and the fact the Bishops are from Germany.

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  3. says

    FRELL!!!!!

    Sorry about that:

    I believe we found it — “Don’t Trust Sam Weiss” + the spots before they go to commercials spelling “WEISS” + a name of Germanic origin –> this is what I think it means:

    the “good” Sam Weiss (who is older than he appears) = the Weiss that helped Nina + Olivia

    (I think that ultimately Nina + Bell are “good” characters, on our side)

    the “bad” Sam Weiss = the “old guy” (whose age is right) who spends his days + nights in the shop that has the typewriter in the back.

    There is also the Germanic origins of his name, and the fact the Bishops are from Germany. WEISS is a German name.

    I also think the “good Sam Weiss” is from the OTHER SIDE + the “bad Sam Weiss” is from OUR SIDE.

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    • yis says

      I agree with you, except for the part that the Sam Weiss from the bowling alley is from this side or the other, I’m not sure about that.

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  4. Elaine says

    My sister and I were mulling over the possibilities of what the ‘A Demon’s Twists Rusts’ might mean in connection to Sam Weiss on our drive to our mother’s home yesterday, and I’ve got to tell you, if the unscrambled message stating not to trust Sam Weiss is our (not) so hidden clue for a S3 arc, my interest in this show just increased a thousand fold.

    I like the idea that Sam is a deserter of the alt/world. For what purposes or end, I have no idea, but it would bug if we discover that Sam has been silently working against our team or more specifically Olivia while pretending to help her. I don’t think that’s going to happen, however, I’m thrilled to see that character will be a focus for S3.

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  5. LMH says

    I really don’t know. I want to watch both parts again to try and find something else, because I think it should be more subtle than the Sam Weiss clue. Both the chalkboard clue and the glyph point to Weiss so I can’t really consider that subtle. If that’s THE big clue, then they have greatly underestimated Fringe fans and I don’t think they would on something like this.
    Perhaps the Sam Weiss clue simply means more than it seems to initially imply. If nothing else becomes a viable contender, then I guess we’ll find out eventually. But again, I think it’d be harder to find.

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  6. mlj102 says

    I agree with LMH and the others who think we still haven’t found the clue. Pinkner and Wyman said they would be “really impressed” if anyone found this particular clue and they also said it would be “very hard to find”. The Sam Weiss clue is simply too obvious. People had discovered and deciphered the Sam Weiss clue within hours of the finale being aired. I highly doubt they would underestimate the fans that much. Similarly, I don’t think they were being sarcastic when they said it would be that difficult to find. I think the Sam Weiss clue is definitely a clue, perhaps the next episode clue, but I don’t think it’s THE clue. It has to be more subtle than that.

    How’s this for a possibility: “A Demon’s Twist Rusts” is the clue they’re talking about, but it has an additional meaning besides the Sam Weiss meaning. Wouldn’t that be ironic? This whole time we’re focusing on that, but we haven’t uncovered the whole meaning behind it? I could just see them reading all the discussion about Sam Weiss and laughing that we hadn’t discovered the other meaning yet. Now that would be brilliant and would be something I could accept as the clue. Of course, I doubt that’s the case… it would be very hard to come up with a clue like that that has three different meanings. But it would certainly be deceptive and the kind of thing I would expect from them.

    That said, I think the clue is still hidden. I think it’s disguised very well — the kind of thing that’s right under our noses, and we see it, but we don’t realize that’s what it is. We just dismiss it as normal or what it appears to be. With all the focus this show has on perception and things transforming and a “mirror” universe, I would expect something that seems ordinary to us right now, but would take on a different meaning or context with what happens in Season 3.

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  7. Bishop Takes Queen says

    I have to agree that the chalkboard message seems too easy…as mlj stated, it was indeed found and decoded within a small amount of time. That makes it seem like more of a red herring, perhaps. I, personally, was hung up on Walter’s seemingly throw-away line about aliens. I’ve always thought of the Observers as being an alien race, one with its own strange tech, written language, etc. Just why are the Observers here on Earth, observing (at least) 2 universes? And how are they able to foresee the future, effortlessly travel between dimensions, and eat such spicy foods without indigestion? While I actually hope that Fringe tries to steer clear of too much extraterrestrial hoopla, I can’t help but be extra-curious about the origins and purposes of our resident hairless suit-wearers.

    I think that Roco is on to something with the “multidimensional” word on the dye box. As September said, “there is more than one of everything.” Maybe there is also more than two of everything as well? Who knows, maybe there’s a 3rd dimension that is actually responsible for the alternate universe’s “blight?” But our dimension is being blamed for it?

    Or it could have been just the message on the chalkboard that was the honest-to-goodness real “hidden thing.” I mean, I never would have picked up on it had some sleuthy viewers not done so for me. But then again, I also miss most of the visual clues that Roco brings to my attention each week with the “Fringe Observations” post. But “Don’t Trust Sam Weiss”…that would be an interesting thing to dwell upon…

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  8. says

    Yeah, that seemed to be a “throw-away” line, which actually wasn’t so much of a throw-away.

    The Observers are obviously an “alien” race. By “alien” I’m not necessarily talking about “from outer space”. I’m just talking about “different origins”. Perhaps the “First People” refers to the Observers. Also, remember they view time differently.

    Hey, did you know the Native Americans are going more and more using the name “First People”?

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  9. says

    FRELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    “Bishop Takes Queen — I, personally, was hung up on Walter’s seemingly throw-away line about aliens.”

    Yeah, that seemed to be a “throw-away” line, which actually wasn’t so much of a throw-away.

    The Observers are obviously an “alien” race. By “alien” I’m not necessarily talking about “from outer space”. I’m just talking about “different origins”. Perhaps the “First People” refers to the Observers. Also, remember they view time differently.

    Hey, did you know the Native Americans are going more and more using the name “First People”?

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  10. Pwnsauce says

    i’m really leaning towards no. i mean the anagram was so easy to figure out, and the writers must know that the glyph code has been solved. I was reading something a little bit ago that one of the guys said they hadn’t even begun to develop Sam Weiss’ character. I’m sure the glyph and Demon’s twist thing refer to him playing a prominent role, but I don’t think that’s the clue, because it’s not really a central plot detail, just one character, not an overarching storyline.

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  11. yis says

    Maybe the observers where the ones who took the “powers” from humans, I know they are not supposed to interfere but lets be clear they have been doing it.

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  12. says

    Very well suggestions mentioned. My compliments. As we are all excitingly waiting for season 3, of course Sam Weiss and his bowling alley have to mean more than they appear.

    A third dimension/reality would be awesome, as it would blows the storyline wide open. Multiverses according to quantum mechanics can be very good adventures to explore further into. Do the Observers believe that only ‘our’ universe can prevent a further collapse or realities/universes? Maybe… But they have interfered twice already, as far as we know.

    Personally, i am hoping for hints in the audio/speech in season 3. Something we can play backwards in order to find out more clues.
    Another thing i’m hoping for, is a gueststarring role for both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson; how awesome would thát be? Maybe, júst maybe, they áre Peter and Olivia in another reality, or do an episode with the same characters but with an entirely other cast for one episode. Why look the same on the outside; it’s quantum mechanics / quantum realities after all! Stretch the laws of reality for amusements sake! :D

    Then there are hints for a cartoonified episode, i believe? Please: do these things. They make ‘Fringe’ stand out as a quality show. Sometimes they work great (like the ’85 ‘Fringe’ intro and the red ‘alternate’ intro, or the glyphs) and sometimes they work less (like the musical episode), but the writers and producers at least try, and that makes ‘Fringe’ so awesome.

    Where ‘Lost’ got lost in the story (even though it was great television), ‘Fringe’ delivers with answers and awesomeness. It’s like driving through a strange city without any form of navigation and fortunately there are no dead ends (e.g. unsolved half-done mysterious stories). Arc stories build up to something and i for one am loving them.

    One thing i personally would like to see explored: not whó the Observers are, but hów they are. I mean: time and realities are different for them. We move through time like moving through a book from one page to the next (linearity). But Observers are holding the book, they can go to any page in an instant like browsing through it. And from their perspective, they have many books that look alike. So, hów are the Observers? Are they born? Are they created? Are they the creators of the book that is our reality or realities? How and why do they excist? And who do they observe or interfere with?

    I can say one thing for sure: season 3 will be a blast. It will elevate the franchise to a new height with more excitement than we already have had.
    Hats off to the staff and producers!

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    • says

      Yup, the shot of the hair and dye in the sink was vivid – followed by what I felt was a camera shift laced with intent. That said, it’s probably nothing which is why I left it out of the main Observations column for that episode. But I thought I’d throw Cortexiphan to the wind and mention it in this post. :)

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  13. Ann_Louise says

    I’ll be in the minority and hope that we do NOT see a third dimension next season. The XF mythology/backstory became so complicated that nobody could explain it, much less follow it. Two dimensions, connected yet in conflict, is interesting and not too hard to follow. Toss in a third dimension, and the show will become too complicated and insiderish for any new viewers to jump on board. New viewers are what Fringe needs a lot of if it hopes to survive for a fourth season.
    I am not saying that a third dimension wouldn’t be interesting, or well written and acted. I strongly think it would close off Fringe to new/casual viewers.

    ? – I also wonder if the Sam Weiss message isn’t more complicated than we give it credit for. Is it directed at the audience, or someone in the Fringe alt-verse? Is Sam working for Olivia, or against her? If it’s the former, will he be instrumental in getting Olivia back from the “other side”?

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    • LizW65 says

      I’m pretty sure I saw an interview some time ago with Pinkner and Wyman in which they said they would be sticking with TWO universes–any more and the story would get so complicated even they couldn’t follow it. Whether this changes remains to be seen.

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      • Bishop Takes Queen says

        Well that’s good…while I still wonder if there could be more than 2 universes, I do agree that it would be way too complicated with more than just the 2.

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  14. says

    About the Sam Weiss thing — I think it’s both Sam Weiss’s. The “good” Sam (who helped Olivia) but is from THE OTHER SIDE, and the “bad’ Sam, who is the old-crusty jawed man in the shop that is nothing more than a staging ground for the Selectric typewriter in the back.

    Remember, Sam told Olivia earlier that he “was older than he appeared”.

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  15. Tracy says

    I fall into the “still hidden” camp. I am perplexed by the following two items: 1. Walternate appeared very deliberate when discussing the origins of Fringe Division with Altlivia, the time was correct she identified the zero event at Reiden Lake in 85. We know this was when Peter was taken, 25 years ago. Later, after being introduced to Peter, Altivia said to Walternate, “…Your son who was kidnapped 20 years ago ??”. We are all familiar with a timeline divergence of a year or so, but 5 years??”. 2. When Peter is taken to his hotel, the camera scans between buildings, at the very top there is writing which appears to say 222 Gold…What the heck is that??

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    • says

      Time between the two realities/universes may be different. The (what we call alternate) other one may move faster through time as we perceive it over here.

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      • LMH says

        Hey that sign “2222 Gold” something like that, I took as an infinity reference (like 8). But something funny: I was rewatching season 1 and am halfway through season 2, and I noticed the same exact sign next to the same building in this (blue) universe. I think it might have been in “Bad Dreams” since it was full of NYC building shots. They probably reused that shot for setting scene of the exterior of Peter’s alt apartment. I got a big kick out of that, it was like “hey that’s where Peter’s apartment is on the other side!”
        I’m not sure if it’s a clue, just happened to be in the shot, or is a little infinity reference, continuing on with the 22′s and the 8′s.

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  16. Ann_Louise says

    After reading the comments about Sam Weiss, I’m reconsidering how irritating I found him! IF the old man in the typewriter shop and the Zen bowling master are two versions of the same person? That would be very interesting.

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  17. says

    I wish I was an observer. I do think that there will be a reason for us not to trust Sam Weiss…or if Sam Weiss is the alter bell. Still intrigued and confused by Sam Weiss. I talked about him and other theories including this wonderful website on episode of my podcast fringe talk with ed at http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/83376

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    • Ann_Louise says

      Hi Ed – I just subscribed to your podcast on iTunes and hope you’ll do some summer ‘lowatus” episodes.

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  18. LizW65 says

    Someone on another site believes he/she may have solved the typewriter message at the end of the ep., and that the full message reads:

    ORDERS ARE
    KILL WALTER BISHOP AND PETER BISHOP

    Dunno how accurate this is or if I’m even buying into it at this point, but since we’re speculating I thought it was interesting enough to post.

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    • jade86 says

      Mybe i know where you read the comment, but it’s only speculation. Why would walternate order to kill Peter if without him the machine doesn’t work? XD Walternate maybe is evil, but i dubt he would kill his son.

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        • LMH says

          As one of those people who tried to crack the whole typewriter scene, the camera switches after “ORDERS ARE” and you cannot see what keys are being hit. Unless they are listening to the number of keystrokes made after that and just guessing, I don’t know how else they could have figured that out. I don’t think those would be the orders either. If it was Walternate than maybe killing Walter after learning all he knows (or just getting what Peter knows about what Walter knows [hence that 'connection' b/w them alluded to in The Arrival]) out of revenge makes more sense to me. But let’s see where the writers’ imaginations take it.

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          • Bishop Takes QUeen says

            I tried to analyze that scene myself, and the space bar wasn’t even hit enough times (I only remember it being struck once or twice) to make the sentence: “KILL WALTER BISHOP AND PETER BISHOP.”

            Someone is pulling your leg.

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  19. Bishop Takes Queen says

    I was re-watching the finale tonight, and something hit me at the end of Part 1…when Walter walks into the room holding the doomsday device, he looks over at his own print of the piece of paper that the Observer gives Olivia, except it is in an alien language. I bet someone has to decode the alien script on either side of Peter’s head (with the flames coming out of his eyes) which translates to letters of the English alphabet on the copy Olivia has. Then by decoding the letters, it can be figured out what the letters in large red font are to the left & right of the drawing of the device with Peter in the middle at the top of the print.

    What does everyone think of this theory?

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    • Bishop Takes Queen says

      Maybe not…there’s only a few letters to choose from: A, C, G, K, T. Those don’t really spell out anything, unfortunately.

      The only other thing is again the hair-dye box. It says “3 toned formula” which, along with “multi-dimensional” written on the box, makes me think that maybe a 3rd dimension will play a role in the 3rd season after all…

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      • says

        Those letters represent the DNA, in which A=adenine, C=cytosine, G=guanine and T=thymine. Is the remaining letter a substitute for the drug Cortexiphan? Perhaps… But those letters are definately very important to ALL forms of life.

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        • jade86 says

          “Perhaps… But those letters are definately very important to ALL forms of life”.
          You’re rigth Observer1, but if there are all those sequences around Peter’s head (not to mention we’re talking about a prophecy), i think it has to mean something. But where do you and BishopTakesQueen see the letter “K” ? I see only ACGT O.o

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          • says

            I only suggest that if Bishop Takes Queen has seen another letter (“K”) than it máy be a clue. Is Peter (Peternate to be axact) a living (permanent) doorway between realities through his DNA? Is it the reason why realities collide? Or is his DNA some sort of catalyst or fuel for the Doomsday device?
            I’m sure we’ll find out in the third season.

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            • LizW65 says

              “Is Peter (Peternate to be axact) a living (permanent) doorway between realities through his DNA?”

              I’m not sure how much of “Brown Betty” can be believed, but that theory was strongly suggested in that episode.

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  20. Laura says

    I noticed at least two strong differences between the two sheets.
    The first has just been mentioned, that is, the different language. To me, the one you call “alien” language seems pretty similar to the observer’s (as in “The Arrival”).
    Secondly, the sheet from Walternate appears to be very old. it has been already argumented how much similar it is to one of the Rambaldi’s in Alias. When Walternate talks with Peter is his office, he said “it’s a really old tech”. I think he means AGES old.
    This makes me instinctly thinking about GERMANY. There has been a lot of german references throughout both seasons so far (David Jones, ZFT itself), and what about Walter’s, and then Walternate’s, origins?
    Furthermore, do you remember the 100-something year old nazi in “the Bishop revival”?

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    • jade86 says

      I’m not sure the machine has to do with nazi…I don’t know how this detail can be important, but observing the original prophecy i noted that the superior part of the machine looks like a pediment of a temple. If you observe closely, there are some decorations typical of the ancient temples. So, i think the machine is even older. Maybe in the alternate universe ( i say AU, because the “observers/prophecy/machine/Peter”‘s matter has nothing to do with our universe) the nazi’s found the prophecy and began to analyze it, and then the parchment ended up in Walternate’s hands. I’m also sure that Observers wrote the prophecy, and that was probably their first writing. I found out it’s very similar to the Middle East’s old writing.

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      • says

        The nazi was but one story to tell. The questions about him must be:

        A. from what reality does he come?
        B. how did he get so old? Did he use part of the machinery or code we saw from the paper?

        Do we see the beginnings of the concept of ‘immortality’ or ‘eternal life’, linking it to the DNA code we saw? Are the Observers eternal? Even though óur Julian and Gregorian calendars have twelve months called January to December (the names of the Observers are a clue to thát) in what we call our history (nót from an Observers point of view) there have been many other calendar systems with different ways to count the days/rotations and time.

        So if ancient history and old temples and glyphs are involved, i ask again: whó observes the Observers? Time is relative…

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    • Elaine says

      I’ve felt for a while ‘The Bishop Revival’ will end up being a huge key to the unfolding mythology arc. Going back to ‘The Arrival’, there’s been a strangeness surrounding Robert Bishop starting with the fact that he supposedly died two years before Walter was born. Then there’s the whole fudging of dates when he left Germany and came to the states being an entire decade off.

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        • mlj102 says

          How so? There is no indication yet that Robert Bishop had anything to do with the other side. And even if he did, there’s still nothing about the discrepancy in the dates that would be linked to the other side being faster than over here…

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  21. SF says

    I don’t think we’ve found the clue yet. I think the Sam Weiss idea might be an easter egg – it certainly is intriguing, as is the differences in the paper for the doomsday machine on both worlds. I just think that it’s going to be in a throw-away line or scene, an idea a character refers to. I think the clue has been given to us, and I have this sense that I almost know what it is, so I keep watching and rewatching the final two episodes!! lol

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  22. JustForFun says

    I ‘m thinking about an episode of the season one : “Inner Child”. This bald child we don’t know maybe he’s an Observer after all why not. At the end of the episode the kid wear a blue cap. We know the Observers like “very spicy” food. And then in “Over There, Part 2″ we have Walter with a blue cap who say (at the “KGC” ) : “Double breaded for a big crunch. It’s so good. Tastes just like on our side. It was Wednesday, 1983, when I happened to identify the last of the 11 secret herbs and spices.” Also this is the moment of the episode we have the presence of the Observer. It’s maybe a clue or not but i don’t think it’s just a coincidence.

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  23. says

    Good ideas here and wonderful comments. I still don’t think we’ve found the hidden clue yet. Love the Sam Weiss foreshadow for S3.
    I agree with Roco’s theory about “who is the Fringe narrator” and it relates well here. Who is the coded message on the blackboard intended for? I don’t think it’s (just) the TV audience. Someone wrote it in the Harvard lab originally used by Walternate. Walter and Bell went in to get the machinery they needed, but would the person who wrote the message know that? If they are Observers, they might. Maybe they think a coded message isn’t like interfering with our time line?
    But I still cling to the theory posed on The Fringe Report http://thefringereport.com/post/571060453/deconstructing-sam-weiss that Sam Weiss is only in Olivia’s mind. If he is, I think he will help her escape from Walternate. So then Walternate is the one who should not trust Sam Weiss. But if Sam is really working against Olivia, then Walter may be the one who needs to decipher that chalk anagram at a later date. Finally, I’d love to see if Alt-Olivia has a different version of Sam in her head!

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    • says

      Having read that fine article you mentioned, the next things come to mind:

      1. this theory destroys the one that an older version of Sam Weiss is the man in the mirror. If Weiss doesn’t excist in reality, then the mirror person is someone else.

      2. Nina Sharp recommended Sam Weiss to Olivia. How? Is he isn’t a real person, how can Nina recommend him to her, because everyones imagination is different. And what is the relationship between the 3 on a non-corporeal level?

      Those are for starters. But, what if the narrator ís Sam Weiss? Any thoughts on that? :) Then: Sam Weiss could be a non-physical universe by itself, creating immense mythology. The bowling ally is the entire universe (Weiss = godlike?), all bowling pins are a reality by itself and the bowlingball could be ZFT: the technology which destroys relaities in the end (pins falling). And if Weiss is goldlike, then the Observers are his creation? They report to him? If Peternate is the ‘weapon’ according to ZFT, can Olivia be the ‘cure’? The stabilizing factor? Is thát the reason that Weiss is helping her? Are Peternate and Olivia the equivalent of Romeo and Juliet? They can néver be together, because they are on opposite sites without knowing it themselves?

      I do believe that Sam Weiss is múch more than meets the eye. He cértainly is nót your average bowlinglane manager. He also stated he “is a lót older than he looks”. How old is God?

      Weiss as narrator, Weiss as a non-corporeal entity, Weiss in Fringe-mythology. Big stuff here…

      By the way, has anyone been taking notes on those color-replacements between realities? Just asking… ;)

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  24. Ann_Louise says

    Okay, here’s an idea on how Nina Sharp could recommend a non-existent person to help Olivia. How hard would it be to slip some kind of nanotech which would scoot it’s way up to Olivia’s brain and set up shop as Sam Weiss? If they can send coffee cups to alternate dimensions, then a helpful imaginary friend wouldn’t be that hard.

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    • Ann_Louise says

      Yikes, and I left that theory before going over to read the article. The main clue I picked up on (and mentioned earlier) is that Sam interacts with Olivia and only Olivia – and not having seen Fight Club, the idea was brought to mind by The Sixth Sense.

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  25. Cindy says

    Since the 2 parts of Over There was essentially shot as one episode, I would like to believe the clue has to do with the new Fringe Division headquarters in this universe. Why it is identical to the one over there.
    It’s conceivable that William Bell intended to appropriate this technology too. He may have sent plans for it to Nina. Remember Peter’s promise to Nina following her first meeting with him, after the Season 1 episode The Cure.
    This could be what Nina want Peter to do for when he was in a position to demand it from the higher powers.

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  26. August says

    The message might be for Walternate, since the chalkboard and the writing is in the AU. If Walternate can’t trust Sam Weiss, this means that Weiss may still be on our side, fighting with us.

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  27. Michelle says

    I know this discussion has somewhat gone by the wayside, but I had an off the wall thought the other day that I figured I would throw out there in case anyone else is still thinking about the season 3 clue too. I agree with Roco that the “3 toned” hair color shot was a bit too intentional and the 3rd world idea seems to have been shot down by the writers themselves. How about there being 3 Olivias in 2 worlds? Perhaps Notourlivia has a twin while Ourlivia’s twin died at birth (or was never conceived, I guess). Just a crazy thought I suppose, but twins have featured in storylines over and over since the Pilot….

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