Fringe Episode 2.18 Promo


Here is the promotional trailer for next Thursday’s episode of Fringe – 2.18 “The Man From The Other Side”.

Head past the jump to see snippets of the future.

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  1. bdp says

    Well I have to say. If the episode lives up to the promo, it is going to be intense. And by the way things look, it seems like the idea some of us (or should I say most of us) had about Peter probably finding out the truth some other way before Walter can get around to telling him, is what is going to happen. It should make the fallout that much worse. I’m interested to see what happens especially since we seemingly get a look at Walter’s facial expression to Peter’s “I’m not from here, am I?” question, I wonder what the interaction between Peter and Olivia is going to be since we basically see no interaction between them in the promo.

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  2. mlj102 says

    There are a couple of things in this short promo that got a reaction out of me and left me trying to fill in the blanks.

    First, it looks like we got at least a small snippet of the family secret Peter tells Olivia: Walter told Peter that his mother died in a car crash, but it wasn’t a car crash. My first thought was that that makes the parallel between Peter and Tyler (Of Human Action) much stronger. I had thought they were in the same boat simply because their fathers both lied to them their whole life — I never considered that we would find out that Walter had actually lied to Peter about his mother’s death. That would certainly explain a lot of things, like why Peter hated Walter so much at the beginning of the show and why he’s always so defensive when Walter mentions Peter’s mother — but it also brings up a lot of questions.

    As far as we know, Peter’s mother was still around to help raise Peter after Walter was in St. Claire’s. And Peter never visited or interacted with Walter during that time. So how could Walter have had the opportunity to lie about how Peter’s mother died? Wouldn’t Peter be aware of how his mother died — certainly more than Walter would be, given that he’s in a mental institution? One possible solution could be that Elizabeth wasn’t Peter’s biological mother (which would destroy one of my theories). So we would have Elizabeth as his adoptive mother, and at some point before Walter goes to St. Claire’s, they tell Peter about his real mother, and Walter lies and says she died in a car crash. But it seems odd to go ahead and be honest about the fact that he’s adopted (at least partially) but then cover up how the biological mother died… I just don’t know if I like that theory. But what else is there? We could find out that Elizabeth died before Walter went to St. Claire’s, and Walter lied to Peter about how she died. But then who raised Peter after Walter was gone? He often refers to his mother and their life after Walter was gone, and I find it hard to believe he would call a foster parent or other relative who raised him by the term “mother.” One random theory that I can’t seem to get out of my head is that it’s possible that Elizabeth died in the lab fire along with Carla, but her death was covered up for some reason. I’m not saying it explains things — there would certainly be many questions to answer if that was the case, but I find that idea rather intriguing. At any rate, I’m a bit confused and I’m definitely anxious to learn the full story about this secret.

    The other thing that stood out to me in this promo was at the end when Peter seems to put the pieces together and concludes that he’s not from here. He seemed surprisingly calm and accepting of this fact. Maybe that’s because he has sort of suspected it for a while and now it’s only confirming those suspicions. But I’m expecting a bigger, more defensive, angry reaction from him. Perhaps that comes after he figures out just how he ended up over here and that Walter was responsible? If that’s the case, I could see him taking most of his anger out on Walter, not so much on Olivia because he would be angrier at what was done to him, not necessarily that Walter kept this secret from him. I wonder what happens in the episode that causes him to realize that he’s not from here.

    Next week looks like it’s going to be another strong episode — can’t wait!

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    • LizW65 says

      Well, maybe I’m not understanding the clip fully, but when Peter said “he” I didn’t associate it with Walter at all–I assumed he was speaking of someone else altogether who had told him of his mother’s death, which would make more sense continuity-wise. but we won’t really know unless a more complete clip comes out, or we see the episode in its entirety.

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      • mlj102 says

        Yeah, that would make sense… See, that’s exactly the little kind of detail I was talking about. For some reason I didn’t even consider that “he” could refer to anyone, not just Walter. But that would certainly clear things up if he was talking about someone else who lied to him about his mother’s death. Of course then it brings up the question of who “he” is: I doubt it would be any policeman or other law enforcement person — there would be no reason for them to lie about that. So another family member — but Peter really doesn’t have any other family members; at least none that he talks about.

        Thanks for sharing that interpretation, LizW65 — I think the odds are that you’re exactly right!

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        • LizW65 says

          Another possibility that occurred to me is that she isn’t dead at all, but incapacitated in some way and being secretly cared for at an expensive treatment facility. This would provide a clear-cut motivation for Peter’s various ethically-challenged get-rich-quick schemes (other than borderline sociopathy, which doesn’t really fit with what we’ve learned of the character thus far.)

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          • mlj102 says

            I also considered that she isn’t actually dead… it’s certainly a possibility, though based on the promo, it seems unlikely. Peter says “He told me that my mother died in a car crash. It wasn’t a car crash.” Which seems to imply that the fact of her death isn’t in question, but the lie is in the way she died — that it was a car crash. Now, if he’d said something like “He told me that my mother died in a car crash. But she didn’t.” then I could see it being a possibility that she’s still alive. Of course, it could be that we only heard part of the line there, and he really says something like “He told me that my mother died in a car crash. It wasn’t a car crash. And she didn’t die.” which is just as likely as anything else.

            In a way, it would make sense that she didn’t really die whenever “he” told Peter that she did. There really is no reason to lie about how someone dies, unless you’re the person responsible for that death and you’re trying to cover up your part in it. But if someone was lying about her death altogether, and she was really still alive, that’s definitely more of a reason to lie. But, again, why would someone lie about something like that? The only reason you would lie to someone about how their mother died would be if the mother didn’t want her child to know the truth, or if you had some personal motivation for it. I can’t picture Elizabeth just deciding to leave Peter and wanting him to believe that she was dead. I guess it’s possible, but I personally think it would be unlikely. And who else would have a personal reason for wanting Peter to think his mother was dead? I guess that’s why I automatically figured “he” meant Walter — I could see Walter doing something like that as he would likely have a personal reason for it, and if Peter found out, that would certainly explain why he was so angry at Walter for so long. But as I’ve already mentioned, that brings up other inconsistencies/questions.

            As for your observation that Peter’s mother’s (I’m just going to say Elizabeth from now on, because that’s really who I think Peter would be referring to when he talks about his mother) death, or almost death could be what prompted Peter to get involved in a life of crime, that’s a theory I’ve had since the Pilot. At one point, Peter is talking to Olivia about being involved with the mafia and other bad groups, and he tells her, “And the thing is, I’m not even a gambler. I mean I never was. It’s just … A couple of years ago I went a bit crazy.” I have always thought that something must have happened “a couple of years ago” that prompted him to go crazy and get involved in gambling and such, and that that event likely had something to do with his mother — her death, or something similar. So that is definitely still a possibility.

            Anyway, with all the theories that have been presented by everyone in their comments, something has to be right — or at least close to right — right? Clearly, there are still a lot of questions, and hopefully the episode will address all of those in a satisfying way. I am really looking forward to this next episode — sadly that anticipation is making time seem to go rather slowly. Thursday needs to come faster!

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          • LizW65 says

            ETA: Continuing this theme, Peter’s line in the Pilot episode, “Sweetheart, we all care about someone who is dying” sounds on the surface to be a callous brush-off, but the more I think about it, it could just as well be taken literally. Hmm.

            And come to think about it, the mysterious “he” referenced in the clip could be William Bell, who may have had any number of offbeat personal reasons for faking Elizabeth Bishop’s death…oh, well. Pretty much every one of my theories about how this show would play out has been dead wrong so far. We’ll just have to wait and see.

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            • Xochitl says

              mlj102, my first thought was that “he” meant Walter, but then like you I saw no reason for Walter to know, he was at St. Claires, then like you, i though maybe she died in the lab fire, and then like LizW65 I thought maybe “he” is Bell, now, I also like your theory of the adoptive thing, Walter maybe refering to the original Elizabeth, like in “Of human action” the comment i felt was not so random, and then, someone mentioned the line at the pilot which for some weird reason I have always thought he was refering to his mother, very confusion indeed, but nice theories.

              at somo point on the pronmo when they are at the bridge someone with and FBI jackets seems to dissapear, anyones gets to see who that is

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              • mlj102 says

                Ha, ha! I love how you’ve kind of cycled through each of the possible theories. I’m definitely anxious to find out what the real story is!

                One quick comment: I’m reluctant to think that “he” could refer to William Bell just because I highly doubt William Bell played much of a role in young Peter’s life as he was growing up. When Walter first mentioned that he’d shared a lab with the man who later became the founder of Massive Dynamic, Peter definitely seemed shocked and like that was news to him. And with all the emphasis on William Bell that has followed since then, I would think that Peter would have said something about having associated with Bell before at some point. But he makes it seem like he’s never seen or talked with Bell. It would just seem a bit too random to me if we found out that William Bell informed Peter of his mother’s death.

                As for your question, it’s really hard to identify specific people at certain points in the promo. My guess is that it was just some random FBI agent… I mean, without Charlie around, we really don’t know any other FBI agents besides Olivia and Astrid, and it definitely wasn’t either one of them! :)

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                • Elaine says

                  Unless we discover that Peter has held a great deal of what he knows of Bell, Nina Sharp and perhaps the Pattern itself back because his shady dealings in the past may have fostered some of these events.

                  I’m likely wrong, but, think of what we’ve discovered Walter knows or kept secret for a long time about Peter, about the Observers (we’re still finding out what he really knows about them) and the projects he worked on years back. Since it was just a snippet, we may find out that Peter is referring to an anonymous “he” that came to him with the news Elizabeth “died” in a car crash in Bell’s behalf. Perhaps Peter made some type of deal with whomever to try and save Elizabeth…and unbeknowest to him (or not) it had ties to Massive Dynamics.

                  I guess I wouldn’t be surprised when or if the writers go back and start filling in the blanks from Peter’s past, we discover he’s always known a great deal more than what he’s let on. *shrug*

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                  • mlj102 says

                    “I wouldn’t be surprised when or if the writers go back and start filling in the blanks from Peter’s past, we discover he’s always known a great deal more than what he’s let on.”

                    See, I would actually be quite surprised if that turned out to be the case. I understand that Peter has been involved in questionable activities and has a shady past and likely has many secrets he has kept from Olivia/Walter/and others. But while I acknowledge that, I just never got the impression that he was holding back when it came to what he knew about the things they were investigating, the pattern, the other side, Walter’s past work, Massive Dynamic, William Bell, etc. He seems too genuine, too much like he’s figuring this out right along with Olivia.

                    Walter… I’ve always viewed him as ahead of the game, knowing things that would be important that he’s either forgotten or he’s decided to keep secret (Peter’s past, things he did with Bell, even the way he was reluctant to share when he discovered that the creature they were after in Unleashed was likely part of his old work). I’ve come to expect that he has these secrets and he’s likely more involved than appears on the surface. You can see it in his behavior. Same with Nina. Olivia expressed it perfectly in Olivia. In the Lab… when she told Walter “I believe that Nina Sharp isn’t always so forthcoming.” There’s no doubt that Nina knows a lot more than she tells. Broyles is the same way. I’ve often found myself very suspicious of him, wondering just how much he knows and what exactly he’s doing. There’s little question in my mind that there’s more under the surface as far as he’s concerned. I’ve even wondered about Astrid. She’s always there, in the background, aware of what’s going on, and surprisingly competent in assisting Walter and helping with the cases. I would believe that she had ties to William Bell and Massive Dynamic and knew more than she let on before I would believe that Peter is aware of those things.

                    I just don’t get that same impression from him that I get from others like Walter and Broyles. He’s invested in this cause and he cares about Olivia — I would think that, because of that, if he had personal information regarding William Bell or anything else that was relevant, he would have chosen to tell Olivia if it would help the case. And he’s had plenty of opportunity. But he’s never told her anything and he’s never even given any indication that he knows more than he lets on. Rather, he seems just as perplexed, curious, and new to all this as Olivia is. It’s possible, of course, but I would certainly be surprised if they went that route, and I think I would be a little disappointed, as well.

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                    • Elaine says

                      I suppose I’m just the opposite, because the writers have made several intentional references regarding Peter’s less than ethical and legal past connections…things he’s been unwilling even through this season to share with Olivia or anyone else for that matter. Why is that? Embarrassment? Shame? A case of the writers lack of proper backstory? It’s hard to say.

                      I keep thinking of the message Bell passed along to Peter via Olivia, and the explaination Peter gave that it was a code phrase between he and his mother. How would Bell even know that? It seemed like such an intensely personal thing for Walter’s former lab partner to have knowledge of.

                      What if Peter has no memory of Bell just as he has no conscious memory of being abducted from another universe? I don’t know, I guess I don’t want Peter’s past to be something that is never worked back into the story beyond Walter taking him from the alt/verse. That, I would find disappointing.

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                    • bdp says

                      Elaine, although I definitely agree with the question as to how Bell knew the phrase Elizabeth uttered to Peter every night I have to say I agree with mlj about being surprised if I were to find out Peter was more involved than he ever gave on. I too just feel like he is too genuine with his confusion to what is going on just as is Olivia and he seems to care for her too much to keep all this from her.

                      As for Elizabeth, I 100% agree with the comment you made Elaine about Peter’s line in the Pilot “Sweetheart, we all care about someone who’s dying”. I’ve thought for quite some time with all the mystery surrounding Elizabeth and how Peter is always so reluctant to get into her history with Olivia, that the line he said was somehow related to Elizabeth. Of course I could be wrong but it would be interesting.

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                    • mlj102 says

                      See, I can understand secrets about his past unethical, shady business dealings and I’m well aware that he keeps that kind of information secret. Like you said, that has been established. And it makes sense to me. But, in my opinion, that’s very different from having connections to Bell and Massive Dynamic and never mentioning it.

                      Why doesn’t Peter share information about his past? That’s really up to speculation, but my opinion is that Peter is a very private person, and that information is rather personal that there just isn’t a need to share. For the most part, Peter keeps to himself and, consequently, is rather mysterious. But whenever they’ve had a case where he is familiar with what is going on, or he has some knowledge that might help them, he has never hesitated to share that information.

                      Besides that, I think about how mad he was at Walter in Unleashed when he found out that Walter had been aware of what they were dealing with, but that he’d kept that information a secret. “You knew. you knew all along. You knew that this was connected to your work, and you knew you had information that could help us, but you kept it to yourself.” He was furious! To me, the fact that he would be so angry at Walter for doing this, would imply that, as much as he keeps his personal life to himself, if he knew things that would help a case, he would feel obligated to share it.

                      As for Bell’s message he sent through Olivia, it seemed to me that Peter was just as perplexed by it as Olivia was, so I don’t think it could have been any sort of code or secret message to Peter aside from the meaning that was conveyed which Peter explained. I agree that it’s rather odd that Bell would be aware of that, and I can’t explain how he would know, but William Bell strikes me as the kind of person who would be able to figure out those kinds of incredibly personal things that go on in someone’s life. If anyone could learn those kinds of details about someone, it would be William Bell.

                      Now your suggestion about Peter having no memory of knowing Bell makes sense because it wouldn’t be anything deliberate on his part. I could see something like that happening. And I agree that I want his past to tie in to the story somehow. But I would just find it hard to believe based on what we’ve seen of Peter and the kind of person he is, that he had interacted with Bell/Massive Dynamic in the past, but deliberately chose to keep that a secret from the others — particularly Olivia. And even if his past actions weren’t at all related to Massive Dynamic, Bell, the Pattern, etc., I have no doubt that Peter is a key element in everything that’s happening, so it wouldn’t be such a big deal for me.

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                    • Jodie says

                      I always felt that Bell’s message to Peter indicated some kind of deep conditioning ala “The Manchurian Candidate.” Peter started acting very different after that: wearing black, bringing more energy to the investigations, and more importantly, watching and being aware of Olivia and her needs. There is even a scene in “dream logic” where Peter is standing behind Olivia in the hospital while they are interviewing the first victim: both of their arms are akimbo and they have the same stance. It’s really funny. It is like he is getting in tune with her.

                      During the meeting between Bell and Olivia, he indicated that he always felt that Olivia would be designated as the Gatekeeper, but it wasn’t set in stone. The Gatekeeper could have been anyone of the test kids. I thought that Bell was letting Peter know who the Gatekeeper was. He wouldn’t necessarily have to consciously know what was happening. He wouldn’t have to remember that he know of Bell or know that he had dealings with Massive Dynamic (I’m thinking NIna, here). It is just a theory.

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  3. Inkblood says

    Peter was very calm. Maybe he was over loaded with drugs(did you spot the hospital bed?), or he wasn’t going to react like everyone thought.
    Which would rock.

    And we get to see Newton at his creepy!coolness, fracturing universes.

    Question, if Newton is from the other side, how snuck him over? and when?

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    • mlj102 says

      “or he wasn’t going to react like everyone thought”

      Oh there’s going to be a big reaction — there has to be. It would be incredibly lame, anti-climactic, not to mention out of character, for him to just accept things and move on. “I’m not from here, am I? Oh well, no big deal. How long do I have to stay in this hospital, anyway?” No… I just can’t picture that — or anything similar — happening. There will be a big fall out from him learning the truth… apparently it’s just a little delayed.

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      • Xochitl says

        I agree! he seems to damn calm but then i thought that it would be cool if he reacts in a way that nobody has expected, which would be unlikely since i think we have covered pretty much everything, but it would be cool anyway, I also think the reaction it’s going to come later, it has to! or it’s going to be terrible anti-climatic, like you said.

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  4. LMH says

    Oh wow, think I just had a heart attack. This should be phenomenal. Newton, shifties, secret about Peter (knew he’d figure it out, especially after the foreshadowing in Olivia in Lab), and another Bishop family secret coming out (so many skeletons), these are a few of our favorite things all packed into one episode. And of course there’s Walter apparently going rouge again and our people doing very dangerous things near a portal b/w worlds.

    I’m also struck by the similar lies surrounding Elizabeth’s death and that of Tyler’s mother, guess they are taking the parallelism between Peter and the boy a bit further. Peter’s mother was also mentioned in that episode, might have to watch that again. Intriguing.

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  5. Elaine says

    Or maybe his initial calm demeanor fades as he asks more probing questions of Walter. Growing angrier with Walter’s every attempt to try and explain until Peter eventually explodes.

    mlj, I had similar thoughts after watching the promo too, because I distinctly remember Peter telling Olivia in ‘The Ghost Network’ that he and his mother couldn’t afford their house in Cambridge after Walter was sent away to St. Claire’s and they moved around a lot, suggesting she lived at least a few years after Walter was committed. Hopefully, there’s more to the story, and why Walter lied about that than what the promo suggests.

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    • mlj102 says

      I’m pretty positive that there will be an explanation that makes sense — I can’t see them getting sloppy with a story as big and important as Peter’s history and his mother. I would be very surprised, not to mention disappointed, if that were the case. Promos often cause confusion with the way things are taken out of context. I can watch a promo and be completely baffled by something, then watch the episode and it comes across perfectly clear. Still, it’s bothering me to be so close to knowing this information, but still unable to completely put the pieces together. Patience is a very good thing…

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  6. goodpeter says

    After hearing Peter’s comment about how Walter had lied to him about his mother’s death in the promo, I’ve been wondering if Elizabeth had killed herself, and Peter was told that she died in a car crash, either directly or indirectly from Walter, to protect Peter.

    I’ve heard Walter say “God rest her soul” when referring to her in past episodes. And as we saw in “White Tulip,” Walter grapples with his belief and disbelief in God. During the first season I remember seeing glimpses of this struggle over his faith, which we now know grew as his guilt intensified over what he did to Peter. I think that he feels guilty not only about Peter’s fate, but about Elizabeth’s fate as well. Keep in mind that she was in on the secret as well. Between Walter’s growing insanity and her own guilt (I know I’m reaching a bit here), perhaps she couldn’t take it any more.

    When Peter was a boy, she would tuck him in at night and tell him in Greek, “Be a better man than your father.” Perhaps she blamed Walter for the complicated ethical quandary she found herself in. The combination of her deep love for a son from another world with the knowledge that he was stolen from another mother . . .

    And yes, there are the question’s of how old Peter was when she died or when he found out the truth, and who would have taken care of him. But remember that he became a con man early on, faking a college degree. He probably spent a good amount of time being a loner looking out only for himself, which up until very recently, continued to be his MO through adulthood.

    I have over active imagination – Could be a crack pot theory! Or . . . a brilliant theory (sarcasm)! Bwwhahah!

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  7. annon says

    I loved what you said Goodpeter. Don’t put your theories down. When someone like Peter turns to crime very early in life, obviously there are underlying reasons why someone would turn to that sort of life. Peter is a loner and the way he has lead his life, I would think, is his way of not having to deal with his childhood.

    It’s sort of a shame that we know very little so far in the series about Peter, in terms of his conman life and the stuff in Iraq. All they have really concentrated on is that he is from the alter-universe. As somebody else said elsewhere, we never see inside his head, like we have with Olivia and Walter. In some ways, that makes it hard for people to relate to his character.

    Obviously, that’s not their focus, as it seems to be about Walter and showing him deal with the repercussions of snatching altPeter. So, looking forward very much to the next episode and the suspected fallout. It will be interesting to see how much they actually focus on Peter and how he copes with it all. It’s got to affect his relationship with Olivia as well as Walter obviously, so I’m just hoping the scripts for the last five episodes live up to my expectations. To not show the struggle that Peter has with his past and with the Fringe division to the fullest, would be a great injustice to this season and to the too long of a build up that they put in place.

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    • goodpeter says

      Thank you, annon! And “It will be interesting to see how much they actually focus on Peter and how he copes with it all. It’s got to affect his relationship with Olivia as well as Walter obviously, so I’m just hoping the scripts for the last five episodes live up to my expectations. To not show the struggle that Peter has with his past and with the Fringe division to the fullest, would be a great injustice to this season and to the too long of a build up that they put in place.” – annon
      I concur, my fellow fringe friend.

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  8. Jacksonheights says

    Can’t imagine they are going to tell Peter the truth until the finale. Then I believe he will go ballistic. What if the line “I’m not from here” is said to Newton, he looks kind of drugged up.

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  9. Elaine says

    Or said to Olivia, whose odd behavior of late hasn’t gone unnoticed by Peter.

    And to Annon’s point, it is hard to imagine that at this point within the series we know so little about the inner workings of Peter’s mind and what led him to a life of conning. I’d like to believe just as we discovered Walter’s great secret at the end of S1, which has led to S2 being about Walter’s efforts to gain forgiveness, his regrets and grief over what he did, and how much it costs him…S3 will deal with Peter’s troubled past and his struggle to sort out what he currently knows is true about his origins. Also coming to terms with Walter’s deception, and likely meeting his real parents again. That’s a lot to undertake.

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  10. Bishop Takes Queen says

    What if Elizabeth was never Peter’s biological mother? What if Walter & Elizabeth used a surrogate mother (like if Elizabeth was unable to conceive)? But then that would have had to be the exact same scenario on the “other” side too, right?

    Maybe then the parents concocted a story that the surrogate/real mother had died? (And what if Nina was the surrogate mother? She had some strange words/gestures toward Walter in “Peter” after all…) Anyway, his is all wild speculation, but just maybe Elizabeth was only the “mother” who raised Peter from newborn until adult. I’m so confused as to why else Peter would be told that his mother died in a car accident, when – as others have pointed out – in past episodes Peter indicated that his mother cared for him after Walter was institutionalized. (Then there’s the mystery of what happened to Elizabeth in recent years…is she alive, dead?)

    As for the discussion on Peter’s reaction (“I’m not from here, am I?), maybe he is saying this to Olivia? Or, if he is talking to Walter, then he’s doing so rationally, as he thinks through the scenario, putting the pieces together. And I imagine it’s the “calm before the storm” since we know that he’ll blow up on Walter and abandon the rest of the Fringies to pursue his origins.

    And in the promo, we see the shock wave which sends Peter flying, but a few seconds before that, the same wave causes an FBI agent to disintegrate. Whatever caused the shockwave has something to do with time travel/material displacement, so Peter being unaffected may be what causes him to know he’s not of this world. The promo stills from a few weeks back also showed Peter in the hospital, so that is where he is after being injured, and where he puts the pieces together and confronts Olivia and/or Walter about who he really is.

    Thursday will be intense…

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  11. Jacksonheights says

    This season has been all about Walters coming to terms with the loss of loved one. The death of Peter and the consquences that it has wrought. One thing about Walter’s grief that I liked about this episode, is that with bringing Peternate into his life that he never really mourned his son, which was expressed to Peck. Can you replace one child with another. If you actually had the opportunity to clone or steal from another universe a duplicate would you do so. Would you still miss the original A very difficult dilemma to be faced with. If you had the means to reclaim your child/love one would you do so?

    What it feels like to be Peter and be from someplace else would be a very good starting point for the emotional drama for Season 3.

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  12. Cleopatra2727 says

    This is just my theory, but what if Peter is full of drugs when he asks Walter ‘I’m not from over here, am I?’, which explains why he is so calm. I think, once he’s sobered up, he might be able to just vanish from the hospital or where ever he is, without saying anything to anyone . That’s why Walter will be so lonely and despressed in the coming episodes (what i’ve understood from spoilers)…

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    • jade86 says

      I really hope there will be a very strong confrontation between peter and walter, after the ospital’s scene! I want a very angry Peter!

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  13. LMH says

    I love everyone’s speculations, so interesting all of you. I am too mentally tired to come up with anything as interesting right now, but I would just like to share my own lame prediction for the ending of this episode:

    Peter in hospital bed. Looks up at Walter: “I’m not from here am I?” Walter’s s*** -hitting-fan face + Music [violin] crescendo. BOOM! END.

    Sorry, I just feel that they might give us another cliffhanger ending and then have the next episode not illustrate the immediate aftermath of that last scene as in Jacksonville. It is very effective. Will we get to see Peter’s immediate reaction? (again the promos will him gasping for breath could be out of context, tricking us). Or will we see Peter’s slightly later reaction through subsequent dealings with Walter and Liv, or through a hiatus from the team? I think my excitement over a rogue, angry Peter might be a little sick, but he is such an intense character it could be very awesome ; )

    I also feel torn about always wanting thurs night to come quickly as it means wanting the end of the season and another long lowatus that will soon follow to come quickly as well.

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    • mlj102 says

      Oh, I certainly hope that’s not what happens! That would seriously be awful. However, I’m optimistic that we’ll see a bit more of the fall out than just that. For one, it’s unlikely that they would use the very last scene in the episode in the promo. Not unheard of, I’m sure, but definitely unlikely. Also, with the following week being the musical episode, I think they’ll resolve things a little better than that so that we’re pretty well aware of what the situation is and where everyone stands as we’re going into the musical episode.

      It has been so nice to have a new episode every week for the last couple of weeks. I keep thinking that I need to prepare myself for a big long lowatus, but then I remind myself that I still have several weeks in a row of new episodes. I love it! But, as you pointed out, after that, we will be forced to endure the worst lowatus of all — the summer lowatus. Not fun. Thankfully we have Fringebloggers to help us through it!

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      • LMH says

        You raise a great point that with the musical episode following it would seem in poor form if they left things so open ended. I HOPE not as well! I think I have been conditioned by those X-Files/Lost/Fringe endings where you’re just sitting there saying “don’t end like this, don’t end like….No!” ; )

        I am so anxious for that scene. If Peter is not calm due to drug intervention then he is showing a fascinating level of self-possession possibly borne out of this new awareness (and acceptance?) of his origins and place in the universe (or multiverse). What if Peter is ultimately more at peace (once the storm has passed) with himself having finally come closer to true self-understanding and his intended path/destiny? Perhaps our nomad has been traveling, struggling, subconsciously looking for his path all along? If so, could read yet another level into all the maps and globes. I love Peter as a character, I hope he can find some peace at least within himself in all this along with the rest of our fringies.

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