Welcome to the rewatch for episode 22 of Fringe season 2 – “Over There – Part 2”. Join us as we infiltrate the other side in search of any remaining perspectives before we mount a rescue attempt for Olivia.
We have renamed this episode: Worlds Apart – Part 2.
Newly Observed Perspectives
- I think an important question has to be asked here: will Walternate’s Dooms day machine really solve the problem? It might well destroy one universe but will it safeguard the other reality, or just slow down the problems that are already underway? I also wonder if there’s another consideration – if one universe is taken out of the equation, what impact will that have on the notion of balance, and the multiverse?
- I’m really interested to see Altlivia and Newton working together on the other side. Which one of them will show the most independent thought? Who’s perspective will undergo the most change from being Over Here? Sure, Newton’s been ‘Over Here’ for longer, but I still believe that there could be other elements to his character worthy of exploration.
- The Doomsday machine is apparently based on William Bell’s design. The assumption seems to be that Walternate got hold of the design and constructed the device after Peter was abducted. If this is the case, is the fact that Peter can control the weapon completely Walternate’s idea? Of course, there’s an outside chance that Bell was the one who stole the design during one of his espionage glimpses into the other side.
- Considering that the mirror and Selectric 251 typewriter must have been in place for many years, not to mention Newton’s head, and the fact that Kibner saw shapeshifters back in her youth, Walternate has been a very, very patient man. What must it take to be that patient. All that resentment and heartache fueling him..
- Seeing Walternate turn out the lights and pull those blinds down on Olivia reminded me of the time she had trouble sleeping without the lights on. It’s only a small detail, but since this is mostly about new perspectives, I found that to be an interesting little connection (intentional or otherwise) that helped me to get better sense of her fear.
Best retrospective performer: Anna Torv.
Best retrospective moment: The double cliff-hange with sneaky Altlivia and Walternate/Olivia.
Retrospective episode rating: 9.5/10
And that, my friends, is that – the rewatch is complete! If you’ve made it this far then you are a true warrior. I’d like to thank everyone who has followed along and taken the time out to leave comments and share thoughts – it’s been great fun to read and consider everyone’s different views on this journey back to the gates of Fringe.
I’d also like to thank everyone who has tweeted our posts, sent me various tidbits, general emails, and shared your thoughts on the show. You all know who you are, and it has been a pleasure the serve out this Lowatus with you all.
See ya on the other side. 😉