FRINGE: 4.16 Nothing As It Seems — Sneak Peeks

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Get early insight into Friday’s Fringe with these new sneak peeks from “Nothing As It Seems.”

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    • Maris says

      I don’t know about the beer, but that scene between Peter and Walter was just so beautiful!!
      But I have to admit that this make me curious about that would be the other gifts!!!! Come from Walter, would be anything!!!!! XD

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      • says

        Just goes to show you that Walter never gave up hope, buying a present each year that Peter was absent. It was a great way to show Peter that he was so dearly missed. Lovely scene.

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    • sean says

      You have to be 21 to buy beer in the United States…people typically get something to drink when they turn 21

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      • Tash says

        Oh alright its 18 here,bit worried then- thought i was gonna have to wait a extra 3 years :)
        Its sweet that he bought him a birthday present every year:)
        Lol if walternate did the same it would be a right good day for peter:)

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  1. Polivia says

    BISHOP BOOOOOOOOOOOOOYs!!! OMG I love Astrid and Lincoln’s recations $$ dead

    Why does Olivia have to speak with that doctor? Again? She works in Fringe freaking division? That was completely needless!! besides, Where is Broyles??

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      • giorgio - Greece says

        Did we EVER figure out why Sam Weiss was so important for the show? implying that he could “fix” people and in the end being as lost as the next person? pointless. That, the soul magnets and the shapeshifters.

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        • willg says

          I was hoping he was going to be more important that he was as well, but alas I heard some people hear say the producers said he was not coming back. Oh well he served his purpose. ;)

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  2. Jen says

    I think the FBI psychologist in clip 1 is the same from season 3×1 (“Olivia”) that Walternate had working with our Oliva to convince her she was really Bolivia when she was stuck “Over There”. Technically, I guess it’s the shrink’s double “Over Here”. I sound crazy just trying to write this all out!

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    • willg says

      I believe it is as well. And I loved Olivia’s “Weird is a matter of degrees”. That was awesome.

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    • Ben says

      Yeah, that’s her all right. I went to the actress’ IMDB page (Gabrielle Rose) and it’s the same face. It’s always fun to meet new doubles.

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    • Tash says

      I know… As if she has had to pee like twice in the past week or so
      Jack baeur will have to show her a thing or two

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      • says

        If Olivia is peeing on demand, why are they not finding the Cortexiphan in her system ? Maybe too much time has passed.

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        • shidey17 says

          It just doesn’t seem to right to hear the word “pee” come out of Olivia’s mouth. When she said it in ABHB, I about died. WTF?

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        • lizw65 says

          Maybe Coretxiphan doesn’t show up in urine? And chances are, they don’t have a test for it anyway–after all, it was a top-secret invention of Walter and Bell, and not known to the Feds.

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          • Drenami says

            In season 1, Jones said they needed a spinal tap to confirm, but i seem to recall earlier this season Walter figuring out she was being dosed(blood test? I dont remember:-/) I remember thinking it was an error so I went back. The assumption I came to was that since it was used recently it showed up in walters test. perhaps not in urine though, OR perhaps it is just not something that they even thought to test for…I don’t think cortexiphan is a standard concern.

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  3. williamreturns says

    I just cried like a baby after seeing the Walter and Peter scene… What is this show doing to me! I will seriously have a complete break down if it gets canceled. :(

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    • scully8 says

      I agree. I have a smile on my face and a tear running down my cheek. ) Just a wonderful scene. I’m really looking forward to this episode; it looks as though we’ll get both relationship development and DRJ action. You can’t ask for more than that . . .

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  4. Rae says

    Oh my god!! I just peed myself. That’s awesome these sneak peaks are! Not only are our B-boys back together (ish), we get to see Olivia irritated and pissed off because she can’t get her answers in the right-now-dammit! kinda way she did in season one. Freakin awesome. I’m probably going to like this episode better then the last one.

    And oh my god, what was that? Lincoln cracked a semi-smile? What happened to the look of forlorn despair that colored him in the last eppy?…I’m going to miss that!…not..;)

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  5. Rae says

    I’ve been watching earlier season episodes this week, so just to have the aspect of Peter being the persistent one in the father/son relationship is really a joy to watch. For so long, he resisted his father for so many reasons, and now, here he is, actively embracing him. It’s just a beautiful parallel, and points to how love changes what we think of ourselves and those around us.

    As much as I appreciate the Peter/Olivia relationship, I’m an even bigger ship of Nina/Olivia, Walter/Peter, in the familial sense, respectively. Those are the ones that keep my tear ducts wet.

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    • PB says

      It’s OUT OF CHARACTER for Peter to get so Puppy Dog faced in reaction to ANYTHING Walter says. I’m glad to see Peter and Walter rekindling their chemistry too but that was just poor direction (I don’t want to say bad acting because I know JJ is capable of better). When Peter responds with “Walter. . . ” and gives that sappy-over come with emotion- grin it just seems out of character (we saw the same stupid grin earlier this season in the dream sequence when Walter makes Peter pancakes). Any type of sincere interaction between Walter and Peter is going to end with Peter offering Walter a wry smile or retort at best because Peter’s relationship with Walter changed significantly when he found out Walter kidnapped him from another universe (and different timeline or not, in this Universe Walter still kidnapped the child version of red Peter resulting in his death!)

      Yes, Peter loves Walter, but it has ALWAYS been a “I’m going to take everything you say with a grain of salt and keep a safe distance from you” kind of love, which added to the charm and quirkiness of their relationship. The fact that Peter has always been protective of Walter while at the same time aloof due to all of the complicated history they have behind them was a big part of what made their relationship so quirky, charming, hilarious, believable and fun. Now every time Walter makes any effort at all Peter gets all puppy dog faced and super sentimental (IT’S OUT OF CHARACTER!!!). I blame Wyman for all of this. I know it’s his fault because after watching the last episode it is all too clear between Pinkner and Wyman which of the two of them is the more “LOVE IS THE ANSWER” sentimental style story teller. I’m convinced Pinker could handle the show on his own and probably do a much better job.

      The scene between Peter and Walter made me angry, it should have been beautiful but instead it was unbelievable, out of character, and just made me angry. With just a little attention to detail on the part of the director and the writers they could have had the exact same scene but with more convincing acting on Jackson’s part and more convincing chemistry between Peter and Walter; without Peter acting all sappy and completely out of character. This should have been the best preview of the entire season and instead it’s sappy, sad-sack, melodrama spiked with bad directing and poor writing.

      God help us. Wherefore art thou Fringe?

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      • corazondeazul says

        Peter is more open towards Walter because he knows what he lost. And he has the benefit of remembering 15 years of not having Walter in his life while he was blamed and imprisoned in the other timeline. After months of rejection by his only family, it makes perfect sense that he would react like this, and it was a beautiful scene.

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        • PB says

          I get all of that, I really do. All I’m saying is, that same moment with all of the emotion and sentiment could have easily been portrayed without Peter coming across so out of character.

          My version of the scene would have Peter react to Walter’s gesture with a wry smile, maybe a witty retort to boot, followed with a stiffer more awkward hug. It would have been every bit as emotional and touching but consistent with Peter’s character and personality and FUNNY to boot!!!

          The relationship shared by Walter and Peter has always been one part tragedy, one party hilarity, and one part sincere loyalty. This scene has all of the sincerity but NONE of the humor or friction that has made the Bishop father son dynamic the complex and authentic one we as viewers had fallen in love with over the last three seasons.

          There is something missing here, it’s glaringly obvious and it’s frustrating.

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          • Marcus Mattingly says

            I personally don’t think the reaction was to the gesture. He just found out this is HIS Walter. I understood it to be a reaction to being reunited so to speak with the Walter he has been separated from for months and desperate to get back to. Of course Walter doesn’t know this, he still thinks it’s not his Peter.

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  6. DeepRunner says

    Thought about Sneak Peek # 2: Lincoln seems to have a smug look at the end loaded with self-satisfaction. Not sure about Astrid’s look, but maybe she appreciates the expression of affection.

    Funny that Walter would give him such stuff, including the however-many-years-old beer. Strong hint that Walter is coming back, but obviously not all the way. When he said, “Happy Birthday.” it would have been cool to see Jean the cow in a birthday hat like the previous time when Walter wanted to celebrate Peter’s birthday.But Walter froze up at the end and seemed to coda back to the Walter at the beginning of the season.

    Sneak Peek #1: The FBI shrink words “prior timeline you shared with Peter Bishop” in such a way that it really does sound crazy. Sort of an interesting contrast to the Over There Shrink from Season 3: To the one, Olivia says I AM THIS PERSON, whereas to the other she said I AM NOT THIS PERSON.

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  7. number six says

    That shrink should be more worried about the lingering Bell speech pattern in Olivia, which is more evident, whenever she delivers more than a short sentence. That man left an impression on her (and all of her versions)!

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  8. scully8 says

    OKay, I loved both peeks. I’m glad to see that Olivia’s condition (changing memories) is being addressed by her employer. As much as we LOVE that Olivia has remembered the previous timeline, it would be wrong for the F.B.I. to just say, ‘no problem . . . it’s okay that you’re not the Olivia we trained and hired.’

    In terms of the Walter / Peter scene, I LOVED it. In response to PB’s comment about Peter’s reaction being out of character; I don’t agree. I believe this season’s Peter is more mature due to all of his experiences, especially those he experienced in 2026. I also think that the mere fact that he experienced the rejection of Olivia and Walter because of his erasure from this timeline that he’s just damn happy that he is being recognized and loved by the two, most important, people in his life who rejected him at the beginning of the season.

    Finally, I promised I wouldn’t say anything negative about Lincoln, but I just can’t help myself. This character really annoys me. I’m sure his ‘smirk’ was meant as a smile to illustrate that he appreciated the moment between Peter and Walter, but if didn’t come off as such. I don’t know, I thought I didn’t care for the character because of the potential romantic hook up with Olivia, but now that that seems to be over, my feelings have not changed. I will keep trying–I’m hopeful that ep. 17 will help me, if not embrace him, be okay with the character’s place on the Fringe team.

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    • Rae says

      Scully, I completely agree with you. I didn’t find the scene out of character at all, simply, (and I know I use this word alot) a re-animation of Peter’s character given his experiences and losses throughout the season.

      Actually, I found this scene to be immensely touching. I mean, the poor guy just found out that this *is* his timeline, so he’d have to consider the fact that Walter may never welcome him with such open arms as was once the case. And here, clearly, we see Walter’s accepting this version of him, so for Peter, I think this registered as an extremely pivotal moment. He realizes that Walter may not be so lost to him afterall, regardless of whether or not the elder Bishop goes through the same memory dump as the Dunham-ator.

      For me, this scene tugs on my little heart strings, because it’s a moment I’ve been crying out for this whole season. We saw a preview of this new rekindling in WTW, but to see it played so obviously here, is quite the treat. Given the dynamic from season one on, this version of Peter, this one that loves Walter despite the addled man’s self-proclaimed hubris, despite all the things Peter once disowned him for, this aspect of their relationship, as it pertains to junior Bishop, is the evolved result of a man who realizes what he took for granted, and how to remedy that.

      Clearly, we saw Walter and Peter’s connection grow until 3 x 22, and then for Peter to have that so tragically ripped away, obviously did a number on him. So here, Peter’s reaction, I feel, is especially relevant given he’s just realized that the heart is where home is, and in this case, his father’s is extraordinarily more open then it was months ago.

      In my opinion, this is where Peter realized, truly, that his father isn’t lost to him. Slightly different, sure, but in the end, this is Peter’s there’s-hope-afterall-sh*%-eating-grin, and quite frankly, I think it suits him just fine. :)

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      • Rae says

        Forgot to add here, that I think this isn’t just a ‘this is Walter’ moment for Peter, it’s a ‘this is my Dad’ one. And damn, I can’t say enough how glad I am to see it. *bounces*

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          • Lafra08 says

            Love both scenes!!! But Peter and Walter scene is just amazing! Knowing what Peter went through and how Newourwalter is like now it means totally damaged because he lost his son twice this time around I think it was actally very natural reaction from both Peter and Walter. Imagine you come back to a world where people you love all of the sudden didn´t recognise you,you think this is my world I belong here, what happend than…you feel terribly alone and frustrated, you see those people your family they look like your people but they don´t know you- I can only imagine that causes so much pain you think- I lost everything and the thought you are stuck here you must stay in this foreign world without being loved forever is so scary that the best way to help yourself is to start to think – this is not my world, people I love are somewhere else I must find my way home, So did Peter and being confronted with all this he became very emotional, his character changed and when he finally is being told this world is his home, this Newwalter is his Walter he just needs badly to really finaly feel this and his emotions drive him to hug Walter, something what he never did before – that´s why this must have been awkward, but now this is the only way to feel him his Father, he missed so much!!!!This is not out of character this is chracter progressíon!!!!! And the look on Newwalter face while Peter is hugging him is priceless – shock, surprise, relief, happienes all at once! It is genius!!!!

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  9. willg says

    I thought Peter’s reaction was a fine reaction and not out of character. First he has been trying to get back to his OT family this whole season. He has missed them terribly and wants nothing more to see his Olivia and his Walter. He has felt so out of place for a good part of this season. He remembers being in 2026 with Olivia and Walter and how he had missed Walter because he had been in jail. Everything Peter has done has been for his family including disappearing from existence. That hug between Peter and Walter could not have been more awkward; So a little sentinmental smile and hug is out of character for Peter? Huh? I just don’t see it that way.

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  10. Drenami says

    I have to wonder why Peter seems to want nothing to do with trying to build a relationship with Walternate now. I mean, he seems like a good enough guy this time around and I would think he would have some desire to know his “real” parents…

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    • Liz says

      Same question here… after all, Elizabeth and Walternate are his true parents, and I wonder…hm, if Peter MUST choose in which world to stay, especially now, when he knows Walternate isn’t that bad as he thought, where he would choose to stay? Red or our universe? Here is question for finale :D I’m little torn, myself. You, fringies?

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      • willg says

        One step at a time. They will play that out I believe but they only have so much time each week to play things out. Plus I think Peter and Olivia are going to be a little busy. ;)

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      • lizw65 says

        I think it’s pretty chear that he’s already chosen…however, I’d like to see him interact more with the AU before the bridge gets dismantled, or whatever happens to it eventually.

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  11. Scully8 says

    Good question. I believe he would choose Walter since that’s who he has the most memories of from his timeline. Maybe if we get a season 5, that could be explored, especially the relationship with his mother. Also, he would choose the blue for the mere fact that his Olivia is there.

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  12. says

    “Nothing as it Seems” is one of my favorite songs from Pearl Jam. The cover art is awesome but thats what you expect from Pearl Jam. The regular version of this cd is ok, but if you can find the imported Australian version, it includes two live tracks, “Betterman” and “Footsteps”

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