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GateWorld
September 18th, 2009, 01:27 PM
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<FONT SIZE="1">EPISODE NUMBER - 310</FONT>
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When an Observer brings a dead boy from the past to speak with his father, Walter tries to help the man -- one of his musical idols -- remember the conversation and understand the Observer's ultimate agenda.

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DigiFluid
January 22nd, 2011, 12:25 AM
This is the sort of episode that makes me really mad about the Friday move. It was fantastic, confusing, revealing, had lots of Observer stuff, and ultimately raised more questions than it answered. Awesome.

MattSilver 3k
January 22nd, 2011, 12:29 AM
Another terrific episode in a terrific season of a terrific damn show. Seriously, losing this show would be a gutpunch right about now, especially with episodes like this coming along and showing up damn near every single other episode of television I've watched this year (Which hasn't been much, but still!).

The Firefly was fantastic, for nearly everybody (Broyles got the shaft a bit, which is a shame considering how awesome his counterpart was. Something to come?) for various reasons, but I'll call it a big Walter episode. Blah blah John Noble is a god blah blah. Anna Torv is awesome. Joshua Jackson is awesome... We've all heard me go on before!

So, to Christopher Lloyd, everybody's favourite Doc Brown years later. What an awesome guy. Made for a nice Walter buddy (Especially with calling Astrid "Kelly") and knocked every scene out of the park, especially the one where he recites the events of his son's death, playing off of John Noble's awesome reaction to realising what he caused by saving Peter, even in the smallest way.

More Observers is always nice. The Peter/Olivia stuff wasn't monumental or anything, but it was nice to see Peter not backing down and Olivia thawing just a tad bit. Astrid is fast becoming Walter's best confidant, and that little relationship is just a great little thing on the sides.

So yeah, I enjoyed this episode. Can't wait for next week.

Commander Zelix
January 22nd, 2011, 06:16 AM
Another great Fringe episodes this season. They are all great up to now.

Christopher Lloyd was very good as the ex rock band player in his retirement home. I thought he would have played some form of crazy scientist, but he was something completely opposite.

I like how the Observer storyline plays out with the butterfly effect story. Since I saw the episode Plateau, one of my favorite episode, I always thought the observer could be an advanced form of Milo in a distant future. Some kind of the future of humanity. As Milo they seem to be able to predict the future by calculating the most probable outcome of any actions.

Then they mentioned the first people and I thought the first people could be the last human from a very distant future, both at the same time. Since milo-like advanced human in the future could have traveled back into the past and be considered the first people.

So I was really surprised when Walter told Peter that the observers weren't human toward the end of the episode. I wonder if he knows that for a fact, or he just mean they are not human as we would normally understand it, but some advanced form of humans (without him knowing about it).

I love how this episode played out as some form of mystery as to know what was the real intent of the observers. At first, their actions doesn't seem to make sense but you know they were getting somewhere with it (like when the observer kept the asthma air pump).

Overall a great Fringe episode again. 9/10

LtColCarter
January 22nd, 2011, 06:40 AM
Excellent episode. Season 3 of Fringe definately continues to deliver!

the fifth man
January 22nd, 2011, 08:10 PM
Boy have I missed this show. This episode delivered on so many levels, and Christopher Lloyd was indeed superb in his guest appearance. It is nice to see Olivia and Peter at least trying to work through this some.

The preview for next week left me with my mouth wide open. Looks amazing.

LtColCarter
January 23rd, 2011, 08:30 AM
Boy have I missed this show. This episode delivered on so many levels, and Christopher Lloyd was indeed superb in his guest appearance. It is nice to see Olivia and Peter at least trying to work through this some.

The preview for next week left me with my mouth wide open. Looks amazing.

:indeed:

Ian-S
January 23rd, 2011, 03:18 PM
holy crap what a great episode, Doc Brown was awesome great to see him play something unexpected.

the fifth man
January 23rd, 2011, 07:34 PM
holy crap what a great episode, Doc Brown was awesome great to see him play something unexpected.

Mr. Lloyd really surprised me with how strong he portrayed his character. I thought he would do a good job, but not that good.

LtColCarter
January 24th, 2011, 08:21 AM
Mr. Lloyd really surprised me with how strong he portrayed his character. I thought he would do a good job, but not that good.

I must concur...he did a fantastic job! :)

Ian-S
January 24th, 2011, 02:30 PM
I hope they can bring him back somehow...

LtColCarter
January 24th, 2011, 04:00 PM
I hope they can bring him back somehow...

I agree...I think he would be cool as a reoccurring character

Eternal Density
January 24th, 2011, 06:02 PM
Yep it was a great ep. Those Observers sure are sneaky! Nice to see a little more attempted repair at the Olivia/Peter relationship. That's gonna take a lot of time to sort out.
Christopher Lloyd's character was great too - especially when he was a hard sell on the time travel concept :P

DigiFluid
January 24th, 2011, 07:07 PM
I hope they can bring him back somehow...
Nah. While he was as awesome as awesome could be in this episode, the purpose of his character was simply to facilitate the "firefly" story. He did a phenomenal job in this episode, but I think we should leave it at that.

Commander Zelix
January 24th, 2011, 10:08 PM
Yep it was a great ep. Those Observers sure are sneaky!
Sneaky is one way to put it when you're in a police car and get rammed by one of them!! :D

DigiFluid
January 25th, 2011, 12:45 PM
One thing I'm left wondering after this episode.... Peter is supposedly the key to the mystery world-destroyer device right? And he just so happened to drink Walter's mega-brain-tonic-milk in this one. If at all, how are these things related?

LtColCarter
January 26th, 2011, 05:46 AM
One thing I'm left wondering after this episode.... Peter is supposedly the key to the mystery world-destroyer device right? And he just so happened to drink Walter's mega-brain-tonic-milk in this one. If at all, how are these things related?

Good question Digi...I'd not thought of that. Gives me some things to ponder! ;)

DigiFluid
January 26th, 2011, 05:52 AM
:D

I also find it intriguing that it was the Observer who set this brain-tonic chain of events in motion....and that he also said that Walter was ready to lose Peter again.

Strange things afoot, can't wait for more :D

LtColCarter
January 26th, 2011, 06:05 AM
Strange creatures those Observers...

Dusk
January 29th, 2011, 12:50 AM
I agree with all of your comments... a great episode. Catching bullets? No worries for the Observers. I do have to say though that whoever the cinematographer for this ep was, they did a bad job. Many scenes were out of focus. Tsk tsk.

Missster.Freeman
August 24th, 2011, 11:32 AM
Just had a scary thought. What if The Observers really are the First People? Going back up the page I saw that Commander Zelix was kind of thinking the same.

An episode with the Observer(s) is always going to be a bit special and Christopher Lloyd turned in yet another terrific performance.

Continues watching the next episode...