Hello, Fringies. Yes, this week I was able to do a recap! What was this episode, right? It was so good I was shaking by the end of it. I know I love every episode but this one (together with ‘Letters of Transit’) stood out. I admit that the season may have started slowly, but somewhere around ‘Welcome to Westfield’ (where Olivia remembered Peter, of course), it only got better and better. So, let’s begin.
The episode started with the case of the week, something that seemed a little forgotten now that we are getting close to the end of the season. A lot of people combusted when they moved.
And then we move to an adorable scene where Peter and Olivia are looking for a home together in the paper. He finds one that seems to interest Olivia so she comes closer to read and something like this happens. “Nursery.” “Nursery?” “Nursery!” And something like me dead because of the emotions happens next. She knows, you guys. She knows she’s pregnant with baby Etta! They almost kiss, but of course they are cockblocked by their phones. Because Fringe is the king at cockblocking.
Back to the case, Walter and Astrid have a cute friendship moment. Their friendship is awesome. While they investigate, a lot of still people ask for help. I wouldn’t be able to stand still for hours, but ok. Then there’s Sprint product placement. There’s Nissan product placement almost every episode, but anyway, it gives them money to continue the show, so it’s ok.
Broyles, Olivia and Peter discuss the case while walking towards Walter. And no one knows what the fuhh is going on, as usual. Meanwhile, Walter is talking to a dead guy and an alive woman asks if she’s gonna die. He answers he doesn’t know and takes her blood. But she gives them something to investigate: the escalators! And they actually found something there.
Nanites, the escalator was full of them. Nanites are tiny robots that kill people when they move, basically. They needed to take someone to the lab but it was too dangerous. Not to alive woman, Jessica Holt, who volunteers, leaving Olivia speechless.
First glyph and we are on the lab. Walter and Peter are
brewing potions making an antidote to cure Jessica and she asks for her phone. She calls her ex-husband (it seems like her ex) asking him to pick up their daughter from school. This messes with Olivia, I can see it and I’m sure we all do.
Then, Jessica’s temperature starts to raise but the antidote isn’t ready yet. Olivia tries to calm her and holds her hand but she is almost exploding and, suddenly, her temperature starts to drop again and all the computers and electric devices turn off. A few seconds later, everything is turned on again and Jessica is ok.
Peter gives her the antidote and Olivia asks Walter how did she do that. Well, Cortexiphan gave her the power to combust things, like we saw in ‘Subject 13′ and ‘The End of All Things’, so maybe this time she could do the opposite.
Olivia takes Jessica home and they talk about how she saved a lot of lives and she said she did it for her daughter. This episode had a lot of family moments, by the way. And can I just say that Olivia and Jessica had obvious chemistry? It’s like O² (Olivia/Alt!Livia), you just can’t deny it.
Everything was ok until a few seconds later, when the team finds out that the responsable for the incident was Jones, who hadn’t given up on creating his own universe. Then, Walter finds out that Jones isn’t alone in this, someone is helping him. But who?! Back from the dead
and retirement, I present you William Bell Leonard Nimoy!
Jones was worried about Olivia finding out but Belly says that he mustn’t confuse a winning match with a winning game. Then they move to a chess metaphor. Obviously. Belly basically said that he would kill Jones with all the most important piece must be sacrificed talk but he didn’t notice because he said that in that case it was the bishop. What freaked me out because I thought he was going to touch my babies.
Back at Massive Dynamic, Walter was trying to convince everyone that Belly was alive but it was not working. Especially when he said that he had visited him on New Year’s Eve to say goodbye seven years ago and Nina was certain that he had died on Christmas. That set Walter off in a mission to prove he was right, inspite of Nina’s words: “But the man I knew wouldn’t try to destroy a universe.”
And so they went to St. Claire’s. After many calculus on his old cell’s(?) table, he got out with no result only to be mocked by a janitor, what made Walter really nervous and made me want to punch the guy. What’s the matter with him? Whatever. Peter appeared and said the administrator could see them now so they went to her office. It’s so sweet how he’s protective of his dad and the way he looked at the janitor like he’d kill him if he messed with his father was just amazing.
After looking through all the visitor logs during the period that Walter was treated there, they didn’t find Belly, but Walter took the book with him. It was pretty funny how he was rude to the administrator during all the meeting but said she was pretty on the way out.
Then we move to Olivia’s house, with Peter there, obviously. She is mincing and drinking and she cuts her finger. Peter kind of freak out because of it and, even though it was sweet, all I thought was that they are FBI, they deal with far worse things at work like, almost everyday.
Prepare now, because the following scene was just amazing. Olivia was worried because the chances they have a normal life are really low. Also, she is scared by what happened earlier at the lab, she is scared by her powers and she just want them out. Peter answers that they will figure it out, then, together. And Olivia asks if that’s a personal guarantee and they kiss and he says that after all they’ve been through he won’t lose her again I’m so full of emotions I can’t even… *pause to breathe*. Polivia shippers understand me, I’m sure.
Moving on, Peter jokes about being starved and then bad things happen. Because Peter and Olivia can’t have a normal dinner. Broyles sees it too, a golden lightning and then glyph, commercial break and when it comes back I didn’t understand a thing because I watched it live and English is not my first language. I download it, as usual, though and understood it. Jones used something to reflect and focus the sunlight on that building. Well, it’s something like that.
After some talk, Walter concludes Jones is trying to set Boston on fire and asks Peter to tell Broyles to evacuate all of it. From two radio frequencies, Walter is able to say from where Jones is commanding the satellites that are working as reflectors to the sunlight. If they interrupt the signals, they shut off the “sun”. And then he takes his lemon cake out of the oven.
Meanwhile, Peter and Olivia get to the address Walter told them to go and see two antennas. Each one takes one but Jones is watching. Oh no.
Back to the lab, turns out the lemon cake had also pig brain in it. How pleasant. And a page of the visitor logs book from St Claire’s inside it. Walter added Cortexiphan to the pig’s brain so the page would regenerate the finger prints left in it. Because there’s one thing we didn’t know about the drug until today: it regenerates every biological tissue. And by that he kind of proves he was right. There is a finger print with almond oil in it and Belly was obsessed with almonds so it’s probably him.
Walter, sure he’s right, wants to go to a place where he believes Belly may be. He’s so excited he even calls Astrid Alex, the second time he calls her the wrong name today. The first one was Athos and not long ago. Peace out, Alex, he’s going alone. No he isn’t because he doesn’t drive.
Far from there, Peter and Olivia are able to shut down the antennas and interrupt the signal. But then Jones starts to beat the crap out of Peter, who was taken by surprise, and when Olivia takes her gun, security arrives and tells her to drop it. She does that, but also do the guys and oh my God, Olivia controls people. I’m guessing it’s because she controls molecules, electricity, something like that, and movements are basically made of electric impulses. Right? I don’t know, I’m only guessing here.
Anyway, this scene was like something between creepy and awesome. She totally controlled Peter’s body to beat Jones and even fix his shoulder! Such a BAMF! That’s the kind of girl a guy is lucky to find. Jones falls on the antenna and it explodes, turning him into dust. Literally. He was the bishop.
Meanwhile, Walter and Astrid arrive at A1 Imports and talk to a guy who says they ran out of business three years ago. But he had a gun! And then they hear a noise and investigate. I’m pretty sure it’s Jones freaks. The visit didn’t last for long, though, because the guy from before, together with some other men ambushed them. Then Astrid kicked ass really badly like never before. She was so awesome shooting and kicking guys until she got shot! Oh no, Astrid! Don’t you dare die! Belly showed up but I didn’t care, in fact, he may as well die now because he used to be cool but he’s freaking awful now! If Astrid died, I’ll… I don’t even know.
That was it, Fringies. The glyphs formed the word Powers which I think I don’t even have to create a theory since the meaning is obvious. And did you watch the finale’s promo? Omg, I almost died. Peter’s scream at the end. Kill me now, I can’t wait a week! And what the hell was up with Belly’s hair? When will tv shows stop bringing people from the dead? Did you notice that Bell’s nanites had the letter x in it just like in Mr. X’s shirt? All of those questions answered next week, Fringies.Tags: Fringe | Categories: Recaps
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