Welcome to the FB review of Fringe season 2 episode 22 – “Over There – Part 2“. In this review I present my honest opinions on both the good and bad aspects of the episode. I also take a look at the answers and unresolved mysteries, before sharing my thoughts on other aspects which may have been overlooked.
- The pacing was fantastic, the best it’s been all season. There was barely a dull moment, even the quieter beats were filled with emotion or meaning.
- The Olivias. I thought Anna Torv was much better in portraying Altliva in this episode. Perhaps she grew on me from last week, possibly it was because Altlivia was more involved, or maybe it was seeing the two versions of Olivia juxtaposed against each other that helped. It was probably all three of these things, but I was really pleased and entertained by how she pulled off the subtle differences and similarities between the two characters. Most importantly, I bought the idea that these were two separate and realized characters.
- Epic Meetings: We got some big pay-offs with Walternate and Peter finally having a good old chat, Olivia facing her red-haired Double, and Walter and Bell dusting off the Bunsen Burners for a round of bickering.
- The Music/Score. Whenever I notice the music it’s usually a sign that it rocked. There were times when it elevated a scene or character interaction, giving it just the right amount of sentiment. A couple of examples include Peter telling Altlivia about Olivia, Bellie and Walter driving through Blight Country, Bellie’s ‘sacrifice’ and that crazy ending. Awesome.
- The Double Cliff-hanger. Altlivia sneaking her way over to Our Side, and Walternate holding Olivia hostage was simply epic. It was bold, twisty and most importantly, I think it sets up Season 3 very nicely.
- Special Effects: I wasn’t sure how they’d pull having the Doubles in the same scenes, and I didn’t know they were going to make the interactions between Olivia and Altlivia so lengthy. But at times, it was seamless. At times, I forgot that they were making this happen through CGI, clever positioning/lighting and however else they brought it to life with such skill. I imagine it must have taken a lot of work for all concerned, but I think it was worth it to see this level of production realized on TV.
- The Writing. At times the writing on this show doesn’t get enough credit (at least not directly). I thought this was a well written episode. Aside from a couple of issues, it was extremely in-tune with the characters and past episodes, and contained a level of nuance that all fans of the show will surely appreciate.
- The Episode Had It All: Mythology, alternate universes, romance, emotional resonance, action, intrigue, character drive, sacrifice, Twizzlers. The list goes on.
- Peter going back so quickly. What? As motivations go this one needed a bit more thought on Peter’s part. Even if he came to believe that Walternate wanted to use him to destroy the other Side, shouldn’t he have at least sat Walternate down and asked him to explain everything to him? He’s prepared to give Walter yet another chance but he can’t extend the courtesy to his actual father? And what about mama Bishop – I don’t see how Peter (who is a mommy’s boy) could just leave her again without so much as a goodbye – he loves her too much to just leave. Then there’s the real reason Peter left – because he got some sugar from Olivia. While I didn’t hate this scene (including the kiss, surprisingly), I don’t buy the idea that this would be enough to get Peter to go back with her so soon. Why didn’t Peter sit down with both of his fathers and talk things through? It’s not as though Walternate could use the weapon without him, and surely he wouldn’t have forcibly harmed his son. While I accept there was evidence that Peter was already longing for his other home, I don’t think it was quite enough to warrant such a ill-thought decision. Perhaps he acted on instinct, perhaps he felt he’d get another chance to come back at some point, but even so, this felt really contrived to me and doesn’t help Peter’s credibility as a character.
- Bell seemingly absolved of all crimes in a heartbeat. While I thought his reconciliation with Walter and apparent ‘sacrifice’ were both well done and struck a nerve, I find it a bit hard to believe that he only had good intentions, given what we’ve discovered for the past 40 or so episodes. He sacrificed himself without expressing or attempting his own goals. This is Bellie – one of the central figures in the show’s mythology. Did he want to go back home? Did he want to see Nina again? Did he want to rule both worlds? What was his goal in all of this – was it really to help Olivia all of this time? I really doubt it that was the original intent. If this is the last we see of Bell, I’ll be satisfied that they gave him a great send-off, but I do think they had a different arc planned, one far more gray than the candy-pop one he was ultimately given.
- The Doorstop. I appreciate the metaphor but it came across as a bit silly. I know they had to get back somehow but the
deus ex machinadevice wasn’t fleshed out enough to be as credible as I would have liked. And who needs Doorstops when we have Peter the expert at all things kicking down doors.
- What did Bell mean when he told Peter “you’re holding up better than I would’ve thought”. Does it relate to his ability to operate the weapon, or something else? We’ve suspected for some time that he’s been modified in some way, this episode gave further reason to think that.
- If Walternate knew that Bell had dragged Olivia over to the AU in the season 1 finale (he must have since a shape-shifter tried to intercept their meeting), why didn’t he have Bell put under lock and key? Did he feel it better just to keep tabs on him?
- What is Walternate’s plan for Olivia?
- What are Altlivia’s orders?
- Will Peter ever finish that last piece of pecan pie?
- There have been thousands upon thousands of “Fringe Events” in the AU since Walter kidnapped Peter.
- Walternate admits there have been breakthroughs on Our Side that the AU haven’t achieved yet. Presumably he knows all of this thanks to his soldiers like Newton.
- The Weapon is ‘old’ technology. The power source is symbiotic in nature, needs organic interface – Peter.
- Olivia’s gift is to “open the Door” between universes, although Walter didn’t say whether that is the limit of her powers. Previous episodes suggest it is not.
- William Bell didn’t open Massive Dynamic on the Other Side, but he supplied Walternate with technology to “keep tabs on him”, or so he says.
- Fringe Division monitor all communications networks. Bellie says this is probably how they knew they were going to meet him at the park.
- Peter’s kidnapping is a famous story. The Lindbergh kidnapping is not – or may never have happened in the AU.
- The AU‘s William Bell was apparently killed in a car accident as a young man. Walternate and Bellienate never met. The Bell we’ve seen all this time has been our Bell.
- Altlivia’s mom is still alive in the AU, but her sister died in childbirth which means there’s no Ellanate.
- It must have been surreal for Peter looking down on his home world taking in all of the subtle and not so subtle changes. In many respects he was a stranger in a strange land. Or a “something else” land, if you will. It was particularly haunting to see Maddison Square Gardens sealed off from the rest of Midtown like an infection. I also appreciated the foreshadowing of human-machine integration with Peter only needing to look at a location for the computer to give him the down-low.
- So, we finally get some face to face time with Walternate and Peter. Not the ‘missing footage’ from their Northwest Passage reunion that I had hoped for, but it was interesting nonetheless. Even at this point I detected a detached coolness from Peter, contrasted with the restrained love from Walternate. Does Peter generally have a distrust of all things Walter, or does this stem from the suggestion that Peter was never as close to Walternate as he was to his mother. I guess reading through those schematics and the fact that he was still feeling somewhat ‘disconnected’ may have also had a bearing on Peter’s reserve.
“I’ve seen strange. This..this is something else”
- And isn’t that an appropriate way to describe a dreamlike mirror image of home, which is actually home, and not a dream at all (or IS it?). There’s a poignancy to the fact that out of all the molebabies, shape-shifters, magic dragons and other kinds of craziness that Peter has seen while working for Fringe Division, it’s coming home that is something that cannot be described. Note how he didn’t say “beyond strange”..just “something else”. I like that.
- It was interesting to see Peter rise to Walter’s defence when Walternate blamed him for the state of their world:
“That’s a lot of blame to pin on just one man”
- Isn’t it though. Even if Walter put those “first cracks” in the fabric of the universe (and I maintain that he may only have tipped the balance) the situation is more interwoven than that. The Observers, for example, could have stopped Walter from crossing over like they did David Jones. They had their reasons, of course, but the fact is they let it happen – they hijacked Walter’s recklessness because it presented them with an opportunity to course-correct. Bell must also share some indirect responsibility for supposedly pushing Walter into making the leap years before. That said, the main responsibility is at Walter’s door and Peter knows this. So the fact that he even questioned Walternate’s claim speaks volumes for how much he still loves Walter. The boy is hurt but he can’t let go. With all the exploration of the inherent nature of the Doubles, I suspect there’s something unique about his connection to Walter that makes him want to believe that he is redeemable. It’s also possible that in some way Peter blames himself. If Walter is responsible, he may see himself as being responsible.
- Walternate tells Peter that the laws of physics were turned into mere “suggestions”, which I found to be a fantastic description. It ties into the idea that much of what we see is an illusion – a construct, perhaps a necessary in some cases, to maintain a certain order or system.
Peter: “I don’t know what you’ve heard about me, but changing the laws of physics might be slightly above my abilities”
- Now, now Peter, don’t be so modest. For one thing, the molecules inside door hinges are terrified of you. That’s gotta count for something, right?
- While I do believe that Walternate loves Peter, it’s clear to me that he is bitter about what Walter did. Yeah, understatement. Getting his son back was never going to be enough, he wants to make sure that his world survives and that he never loses Peter again. (Oops!). This is understandable, but his method appears to be one of destruction and manipulation. I was interested to see how Walternate tried to win Peter’s heart and mind – blaming Walter for The Blight and reminding Peter that this is his world, his home, all the while pretending that all he wanted to do is to heal it.
- Doesn’t Bellie have any foot-soldiers or hired heavies? I found it odd that he and Olivia were looking for Walter on their own. Although I did find the juxtaposition of Bell’s relative anonymity and Peter’s fame quite interesting. Over There, Bellie is just another face – an inventor of wondrous and destructive things, but not front page news. It is Peter – who has been missing for more than 20 years – who is the one in the spotlight (should he accept it). Over Here, it’s the other way around, literally to the point of Bell also having been missing for a long period. With that in mind, I guess I was struck by the classic ‘mirrored effect’, and just how ‘ordinary’ Bell was in this episode.
- How accurate is Walter’s memory/re-telling of the events surrounding Peter’s kidnapping when Olivia is surprised to learn that Walter nicknamed his Double, Walternate? Shouldn’t she already know this – like we do – from the episode, “Peter”? Is this evidence that the Fringe narrator (whoever it is) is not as reliable as they seem? There are several other simple explanations, but I find the idea intriguing nonetheless.
- I was so relieved to see that Walter was OK. What with getting shot and all. I was on tenterhooks for a moment there.
- First chuckle of the episode:
Walter: “Olivia! It is you isn’t it?”
Olivia: “Yes, Walter”
Walter: “Prove it.”
Olivia: “Come on Walter we don’t have time for this”
(Olivia makes like a teapot)
Walter: “Ah, yes it is you, that’s wonderful. HI” 😛
Olivia: “Hi.” 🙂
- Walter’s right, Olivia’s body language is so well defined – those facial expressions and quirks are not universal! (although we’ll see how well Altliv does posing as her next season).
- Yet more hilarity:
Olivia: “Walter can you walk?”
Walter: I can dance if you like, they have absolutely wonderful drugs here”
- Because dancing is the reason why you came over, isn’t it, Walter? As I said, it’s good to know that his gunshot wound has healed. I’d call it contrivance but I can believe that the Other Side would have the science for that.
- Peter meeting Altlivia was a great moment. Poor Peter didn’t know what was going on but he caught on eventually. Doubles, Peter. D-O-U-B-L-E-S.
- Gotta love Peter pointing out the obvious:
“You remind me of someone I know, but your hair’s different”
- Really, Peter? “Your hair’s different”? That was a dumb thing to say. Get to know Altliv better and you might find other differences. That said, it was a cute moment.
- I did find it curious that Walternate seemed intrigued by the idea that Peter was attracted to Olivia. I guess Newton’s reports didn’t include that part? His intrigue is brought home at the very end of the episode with his capture of Olivia – Walternate may be crappy at retention but he knows how to exploit peoples emotions.
“I think I like yours better”
- MEEOW! Peter, Peter, Peter. That was harsh. 🙁 Not that it matters, but I don’t think he really likes Altlivia’s hair better, he was just trying to bury the memory of those blonde locks he’s been dreamin’ about for the past couple years. Call it the pecan pie syndrome. 😉
- The insults reigned in, this time from father:
“They’re our doubles. Alternate versions of ourselves, but don’t be deceived Olivia. They are monsters in our skin. They’ll do anything, say anything to gain out trust but they can’t be trusted”
- This was a fascinating insight into Walternate and his mindset (assuming he wasn’t just spouting off to appeal to Altliv’s senses). He’s essentially corroborating the idea that We are the Doubles, the younger sibling universe, the after birth (if you will), and that They are the primary universe, Mother’s favorite. He also calls us “monsters”, which is an ignorant sweeping statement. I’m sure monsters can be found on both sides, Walternate. 😉 I am, though, interested by the fact that this should come from Walternate in an episode where it is confirmed that Walter asked Bell to remove pieces of his memory because he was afraid ‘of what he was becoming’. Walter realized or thought he was becoming a ‘monster’, so asked for those memories to be purged. Interesting that he should want to forget the bad things he had done. You could call it the easy way out. But more on that later.
- Walternate tells Altlivia that Peter was kidnapped by “them”. Um, the last time I checked Walter doesn’t represent our entire frickin world. Although I guess he may be referring more to Elizabeth, Nina, Carla and anyone else who knew that Peter was from the AU and didn’t do anything about it. And that is interesting to me because it widens the Responsibility Ring once again. As Olivia has recently discovered, the mere fact of knowing a wrong and not doing anything to rectify it can hold just as many consequences as being the culprit. In this context, Walternate’s right – THEY did kidnap the boy.
- I don’t get why the Fugitive Three went for a bite to eat in KFC? (other than it providing a great moment of levity). Wouldn’t it have been safer to use a Drive-Thru? Love Walter’s baseball cap though.
- Bell delivers one of the most poignant lines of the episode:
“We’ve accomplished a lot together Walter, but she may be our finest achievement”.
(Walter nods in agreement)
- A Cortexiphan tear almost came to my eye. They’re like two cantankerous but proud parents – finally they could agree on something. I must say, I liked how this episode brought Bell into the family drama.
- I loved this exchange between Altlivia and Peter:
Altlivia: “What’s she like?”
Peter: “She’s a lot like you. Darker in the eyes maybe. She’s always trying to make up for something. Right some imaginary wrong. Haunted, I guess. Maybe she’s nothing like you at all”
- A great moment of emotional context for Peter. You can tell that Joshua Jackson really had to go some to hit that emotional point. I think this is the moment where Peter forgives Olivia and stops being angry at her. He realises that, like him, she’s also damaged and he wants to be there for her. Seeing this less “haunted” (what a great word to use, btw) projection of her only served to bring forth this realization which had been covered by anger for the past couple of weeks. I’m so glad for this moment because without it the scene where Peter and Olivia get their smooch-on would have felt rather wet, so to speak. We needed to find out where Peter was emotionally in relation to Olivia before they exchanged saliva, and thankfully we got it!
- Going back to what Peter said about Olivia, it also suggests that, in his mind, these ‘wrongs’ that she is fighting against are “imaginary”. An interesting word to use in light of recent episodes and discussions that we’ve had here on the blog. Are they imaginary? In a way they may well be, but on the other hand Olivia clearly believes them to be real, so that makes them real. It all comes down to perspective, Peter.
- I’m glad that Altlivia is as curious about Olivia as Olivia is about her.
- Bell and Walter driving through Blight-ridden Boston was masterfully realized – it was End of Days stuff and really shocking to see so much decay.
Walter: “Am I responsible for this?”
Bell: “Yes, Walter. I’m afraid you are”.
- What a weight of responsibility. This was yet another reminder of the very real consequences of Walter’s actions. Consequences which not even their science can solve. I thought it was harsh of Bellie to give him the realness so bluntly, but at the same time I’m glad he didn’t skirt around his feelings! While there may, or may not, be a deeper origins story to The Blight, Walter needs to know that this is his fault. It’s one thing thinking about it from a distance, it’s a whole other ballgame to experience exactly what suffering his actions have inflicted on this world. This was a great little scene and I’m so grateful for it.
- Bellie likes Twizzlers too! 😛 Damn it, Bellie, you’re actually quite a cool cat.
- Considering the impact that both Walter and Bell have had on shaping our world, isn’t it interesting that Walternate and Bellienate never even met (if that’s to be believed), yet both worlds are still quite similar. I would almost expect the difference to be larger due to this fact. This further highlights the ‘elastic’ between the two universes, some intrinsic band that appears to be keeping them from being too different, even if some of the main players are. I’m also wondering what it means that their Bell died and ours didn’t – was it accident or design? Did the universe want to see what life would be like without a key ingredient? That’s what this resembles to me – two worlds comprised of essentially the same stock, but with one or two style variations, as if made by two different chefs, or the perhaps the same chef looking to perfect a dish through multiple baking (like Astrid and her muffins). Maybe it just suggests that Bellienate (and perhaps Bell) wasn’t that important in the grand scheme of things?
- I felt they all did a good job at humanizing Bell. I still believe that he wouldn’t have been quite so altruistic had Nimoy not been retiring. That said, I kinda grew to like him in this episode. I liked some of the subtle things that Nimoy did to bring the character to life, and how it seemed like he had been there, by Walter’s side, all this time. It was seamless and I totally bought them as two cranky old, yet brilliant, former Lab partners. Their bickering was personal yet also philosophical. Bell believed in the means to support an end, while Walter saw Bell’s ‘hypocrisy’ as being self-motivated. I just loved trying to see which man was right, which one I agreed with most. In the end I kinda saw merits in both their arguments. Neither man is perfect, both are deeply flawed (Bell, perhaps, less so) but both are trying to redeem themselves, and that’s important.
- The following seals John Noble the Emmy success:
“I’ve lost 17 years in the mental institution, William. Seventeen years, and even now I’m still incomplete. I forget things, names, places, connections that I used to be able to make so easily, and they just..they just dangle just outside of my reach. I know what you did to me. I know that you cut out pieces of my brain. What kind of man could do that!? You robbed me of my memories, of my wife, of my son, of my past”
- Seriously, if doesn’t move you, I don’t know what will. It’s such a beautifully descriptive outpouring of emotion. This is who Walter is, this is how he feels every day of his life. He’s found coping mechanisms (namely his son) but he really is a broken mess. Someone has to answer for that, and I’m not sure that person isn’t Walter, to a large degree.
- But as my heart was busy breaking for him, there were two things he said which began to auto-regenerate the cracks: “I know what you did to me” and “What kind of man could do that!?”. My mind shifted to Olivia and the Cortexikids. This must be exactly how they felt about what Walter and Bell did to them. In so many ways, Walter’s suffering is the universe finding balance. The shoe is now on the other foot, because, what kind of man, Walter, could experiment on children in the way that you (and Bell) did? I know it’s not as simple as that, I accept that. But actions result in consequences and he has to be responsible for them, the good and the bad.
- It’s like a cycle of damage – so many people have been hurt by a single act. But it’s clear that the Cortexitots need Walter to guide them as much as he needs them to forgive him. Again, symmetry. What I find encouraging about all of this are the themes of redemption. Both Walter and Bell come across to me as being two men with good intentions who simply got lost in the tangle of possibilities. They saw things that most people can’t even imagine and they’ve been punished for it. Truely punished for it. Perhaps this is why these “suggestions” of nature present themselves of “laws” – because humanity is not ready to responsibly unlock the true nature of the universe? But now that we have, we need guardians to guide both worlds. And who better to do this than those who know what it’s like to lose everything, those who have experienced the consequences more personally than anyone. As the wonderful Charlnate said, there’s no training for this. This is their training day.
- Interesting that Walter should instinctively locate the “Doorstop” while chastising Bellie for taking his memories.
- The scene between Olivia and Altlivia was fasci-Nate-ing. (yeah, I did it). I’m still getting the vibe that if you were to deconstruct Altlivia she’d be much more like our Liv than she currently appears. There were moments when they were on a similar emotional level (when talking about their moms and sisters), but it’s clear that Altlivia is – at this point – more hardened, more ruthless (which is funny ‘cos she’s also more jovial). Though it should also be taken into consideration that Olivia was the one searching, she was the one who was invested emotionally in this scene:
“This isn’t just an assignment is it? Are you two a couple, is this what this is about?”
- I would be interested to see how things would play out if the tables were turned – if Altliv was the one chasing something important to her, with her double standing in the way. I’d still expect our Olivia to be less hardened though. This is one of the many things that makes Olivia a great character – she’s the strong one, yet she’s able to show a vulnerability and compassion that makes her so human. Was this created or shaped by those clinical trials, or is this the natural part of Olivia that made her so predisposed to Cortexiphan? I suspect it’s the latter, or perhaps a bit of both.
“You gotta trust me. I’m you”
- Clearly Olivia’s been spending too much time with Bell! She now has a rather skewed perspective on trust. It’s a nice idea in theory, but it doesn’t work like that. Olivia can barely trust herself at times, what makes her think her Double can trust her? I get the sentiment though, as it ties right into the inherent connection between the Doubles. Some of these qualities are firm, others not so much.
“I don’t know what you are, but you are nothing like me”
- Zing! 🙂 Talk about Miss Sassy Boots. Man, Torv delivered that with spunk.
- Dunhamnator Vs Dunhamnator!! Hold on to your seats, the world may very well explode in an eruption of awesoneness. Yes, even 2 days after the fight.
- The sight of Olivia literally becoming her Double was powerful indeed. Walternate’s line about “monsters in our skin” ran through my mind, as I imagine Olivia felt pretty monsterous at this point.
- Chaaarrrgghlie! Such a great moment. It’s great to still have Kirk Acevedo on the show, he’s totally wicked when playing Evil Charlie or Charlnate, and Charlie holds a special place in the furnace of my heart. Love how their following scene in the car, like so much of the episode, echoed previous moments.
- So we can put this one to bed then, as some of us suspected, Olivia did keep the truth from Peter for selfish reasons above everything else, including saving the world. I was glad Peter forgave her, after all she had just travelled across universes for him. Not for his DNA. But for him.
“You have to come back, because you belong with me”
- Can someone get Dunham a badge that simply reads: “AWESOME”. I do have a question though – assuming Olivia was scared (he makes people nervous, after all), did Peter glimmer when they kissed, or would that only happen on Our Side?
- Loved this:
“I suppled Fringe Division with a 76 model”
“This is the 77” 😉
- Haha, thatta Bellie! I think I love you just for that. 🙂 Although why only use it once? Make life hard for yourself, why don’t you.
- The Olivia switcheroo at the end was great. I knew something was up when I saw Broylnate and Altlivia get instructions over the radio from Walternate. It’s crazy how prepared Altlivia was though – she was literally smiling as she went for the switch. I guess the near-miss quarantine from Part 1 helps contextualize their preparedness to go into battle.
- I appreciated Bell’s sacrifice (even though it is a bit contrived). His goodbye moment with Walter was touching:
“Thank you, old friend”
“Walter, you asked me why I took out part of your brain. I did it because you asked me to. Because of what you were becoming”
- RIP William “Bellie” Bell. What did you do. What didn’t you do? You were a mystery. You were hard to pin down, but never out for the count. You experimented on children. I hated you. You ate Twizzlers. I loved you. You dragged Olivia into your world, then deferred her back. Not cool. But I understand. You liked shadows. Time-keeping wasn’t your strong suit. Redemption was. If you are truely gone, I think I’ll miss you. Can I have Massive Dynamic?
- Kinda touched on this above, but looking back at the moments before and after Altlivia crossed over, Anna Torv gives some subtle but clearly intentional clues – the shady looks, the restrained expression upon reaching Our Side, reaching for the spare key door key in the hidey place, and of course, intently looking around Olivia’s slightly different abode. The tattoo and the Magic Mirror usage were the final two missles for anyone still asleep.
- Astrid, yeeaah! You’ll never guess what you’re like on the Other Side.
- Healing wounds:
Peter: “I’m trying to see this your way, Walter. I can’t. But..you did cross universes twice to save my life. That’s gotta count for something, right”
Walter: “Thank you, Peter……My son”
As I’ve said throughout the season, Fringe is a fantastical adventure rooted in family drama. This episode highlighted that as themes of love, identity, revenge and redemption drove home one of my most satisying hours of TV in a long time. I am disappointed in Walternate’s seeming evil intent, but I am hopeful that the writers will give him greater context next season. That said, locking the Dunhamnor in a room is on my list of no-no’s. I’m happy that Peter and Walter’s relationship appears to be bruised rather than broken. Though Peter’s motivations for leaving where shaky at best, I’m glad that Boy Wonder has the capacity for forgiveness. As I said a few weeks back, this may turn out to be the thing that ultimately makes him truely “special”.
The Doppelganging Double Cliff-hanger was right up there with some of Bad Robot’s very best endings. It was iconic, powerful and so over the top in the best of ways. I think it will be a while before I get that fantastic cranking/winding music, Altlivia’s cheeky expression, Olivia’s desperate pleas and Walternate’s sneering, out of my mind.
As for the episode title – “Over There”, I should have guessed the dual meaning much sooner, because while it refers to our heroes going to the Other Side, it also refers to one of them coming to Our Side. Not for the last time, I’m sure, we have balance.
(P.S. what are the chances of the season 3 premiere being titled “Over Here”?)
Best Moment: The double cliff-hanger at the end.
Best Performer: Anna Torv (honorable mentions John Noble, Joshua Jackson and Leonard Nimoy).
If you enjoyed “Over There – Part 2”, you’ll like: “The Road Not Taken”, “There’s More Than One Of Everything”, “Momentum Deferred”, “Peter”, “The Man From The Other Side”, “Over There – Part 1”.
Episode Rating: 9.5/10