FRINGE: 4.16 Nothing As It Seems Review

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Fringe 4.16 Nothing As It Seems Review [→]

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  1. Rae says

    Posted this response over at Seriable, cause for some reason, that aspect of the Review just kinda …bugged me. lol.;

    As much as I’d like to agree with you about Peter’s enthusiasm for a break, I find myself siding with him, in part. He is, after all, Mr. Everything-will-work-itself-out-in-the-end-optimist, so for him not to be sweating bullets over Jones at the particular moment and instead, paying attention to the needs of his girlfriend, I thought, was unselfish in itself. Is that to say that his suggestion was completely selfless, obviously not, but I can’t blame him for wanting alone time, away from all the chaos, with the Olivia he’s been standing next to for the past three months, who he *just* realized had been his all along.
    That would *have* to have driven him lust crazy there in the end.
    Taking the risk of sounding like I’m romancing the idea of this episodic romance, he did just get *his* Olivia back, the one he spent three, and then fifteen future years with. Given his character, we know he’s intent on putting an end to Jone’s endgame, he even declared so in Enemy of my Enemy,but I don’t consider it character regression that he wouldn’t be all guns-blazing about it here. It’s obvious to him that Olivia is stressed under her current state of bureaucratic affairs, so being the guy who would walk two miles back to the coffee shop to get her the right kind of java, he’s trying to uplift her spirits in the best way he knows how. If some boom-boom happens to take place, then hey, I doubt he’d complain about it.
    All I’m saying, is that the guy already erased himself from history with his selfless heroics, even telling his father that if he doesn’t get into the machine, everyone will die. He knew the risks, he knew what he’d potentially, (and actually) be leaving behind in trying to save a universe or two.
    I think he deserves some slack in this episode for wanting a little alone time with the woman he loves. It’s not like she came back saying Jones is outside with a inter-dimensional arsenal, and an army of winged-bat zombie robots that are threatening to eat mankind alive, and in response, he just brushed it off like small potatoes. There wasn’t any immediate threat, and after living three years at the doorstep of plenty, I can see why he would want to take what down-time they had to try and live the kind of normal life fate hasn’t offered them yet.

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  2. Rae says

    Posted this response over at Seriable, cause for some reason, that aspect of the Review just kinda …bugged me. lol.;

    As much as I’d like to agree with you about Peter’s enthusiasm for a break, I find myself siding with him, in part. He is, after all, Mr. Everything-will-work-itself-out-in-the-end-optimist, so for him not to be sweating bullets over Jones at the particular moment and instead, paying attention to the needs of his girlfriend, I thought, was unselfish in itself. Is that to say that his suggestion was completely selfless, obviously not, but I can’t blame him for wanting alone time, away from all the chaos, with the Olivia he’s been standing next to for the past three months, who he *just* realized had been his all along.

    That would *have* to have driven him lust crazy there in the end.

    Taking the risk of sounding like I’m romancing the idea of this episodic romance, he did just get *his* Olivia back, the one he spent three, and then fifteen future years with. Given his character, we know he’s intent on putting an end to Jone’s endgame, he even declared so in Enemy of my Enemy,but I don’t consider it character regression that he wouldn’t be all guns-blazing about it here. It’s obvious to him that Olivia is stressed under her current state of bureaucratic affairs, so being the guy who would walk two miles back to the coffee shop to get her the right kind of java, he’s trying to uplift her spirits in the best way he knows how. If some boom-boom happens to take place, then hey, I doubt he’d complain about it.

    All I’m saying, is that the guy already erased himself from history with his selfless heroics, even telling his father that if he doesn’t get into the machine, everyone will die. He knew the risks, he knew what he’d potentially, (and actually) be leaving behind in trying to save a universe or two.

    I think he deserves some slack in this episode for wanting a little alone time with the woman he loves. It’s not like she came back saying Jones is outside with a inter-dimensional arsenal, and an army of winged-bat zombie robots that are threatening to eat mankind alive, and in response, he just brushed it off like small potatoes. There wasn’t any immediate threat, and after living three years at the doorstep of plenty, I can see why he would want to take what down-time they had to try and live the kind of normal life fate hasn’t offered them yet.

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