@Marine - There is no mystery. PETER was the person sitting opposite Walter & Astrid. Then Peter went to talk to Etta in the final scene.
Okay, just rewatched the end, so I guess that's not olivia sitting in the far corner in the train.
But if she isn't dead, where is she? And what's Etta's bullet?
Well, they didn't they Olivia was dead in the episode but in the review and here in the comments everyone seem to say so, so I just assumed I missed something.
But I still think there was someone sitting opposite Walter and Astrid in this train.
This relates alot to Season 3 episode 21
"He seems to be laying on his side and his vision is blurry. Shadowy figures scramble around in the dark, hazy distance. He groggily sits-up as the sound of mayhem fills the night air. The street is littered with burning debris as the chaos around him continues with a nearby explosion. Peter stands-up, unsure of his footing and hears the loudspeaker announcement - All civilians proceed to evacuation route immediately. Explosions continue along the street and Peter takes cover near a memorial plaque remembering those lost in September of 2001. The plaque was dedicated in September of 2021. Confused at what he just read, and still dazed from all of the chaos, Peter stands-up again and stares at the huge skyscraper that was designed to overlook New York Harbor from the One World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan - the Freedom Tower. A nearby Fringe Division member sees that Agent Bishop is exposed to the threat and runs up and tackles him to the ground just in time to save him from another explosion as it goes off. Peter looks at the man that just saved his life, sees his official insignia and wants to know where the hell he is. Peter is injured and a medic is called in. "
We were given an insight to this and I would love to see where this goes and how the all the dots connect.
Anyone else note the meaning of the ep title, "Letters of Transit?" It's the 70th anniversary of the movie, CASABLANCA. If you've never watched the entire thing, the letters of transit are what enables travelers to leave Nazi-controlled Casablanca. Without them, they're stuck and could even be arrested. They're also what could enable the antihero, Rick, to reunited with Ilsa, his long-lost love.
IMO, the ep title hints at the most bittersweet of romances - two lovers who give each other up for the greater good of saving the world. *sniff* Just an observation because any reference to CASABLANCA has to have some romantic significance. It's what the movie is known for - an unlikely hero sticking one's neck out for an ideal.
I LOVE FRINGE! Thank you for a great episode! The only thing I regret about this episode is that Simon will not exist past this point. Too bad; he was a character I'd like to see more. Amazing how the writers can flesh out such a well-rounded, appealing guy in under 30 minutes.
In my opinion this episode seemed a lot like "The terminator"(mainly that explanation in the beginning). It explained why September saved Peter, why he is so important, and why he was erased.
I believe september (and some other observers are against the occupation of the planet and knowing that somehow Peter and Etta would save this world he had to go to the past, save Peter from dying in that lake and had to erase him because he'd had a baby with the wrong Olivia. Remember September told Peter that he had to have a baby with the Olivia from his universe. Because he knew she(ETTA) would be important in saving the world. (That's why september was shot and locked by the observers.
@marine: "I'm still not taking in the fact that Olivia's dead and Bell killed her."
We don't know that Olivia is dead; all we know (with some level of confidence) is that she wasn't in that block of amber and that Walter didn't want to revive Bell "after what he did to Olivia." Maybe Bell killed her. Maybe he was the one who ordered Jones to give Olivia cortexipham. Maybe he sued her for copyright violations after she said "Live long and prosper!" to Peter. We don't know.
@Patti K.: "Did this whole week just not happen?"
I think what we saw was the future as it would be if there was no further tinkering with the timeline between the present and the arrival of the Bad Observers. There will be further tinkering, so this future will not "stick". Somebody is going to try to keep Marty from disappearing ("Back to the Future" reference).
Hands down one of my favourite episodes ever!
It does provide alot of food for thought & infinite possibilities for the future of Fringe.
And can I just say that Walter is the best + cutest character in the show!
Well, that was a real weird storyline. At least after reading your review I can get some semblance of sanity back into my mind. I couldn't wait for the preview and that didn't help much. Did this whole week just not happen? Will Peter and his newfound daughter continue on to next week? Will Olivia, who I totally missed this week, ever know that Etta and her Father found each other? confusion will not be erased until all the special characters like Lincoln and Olivia are all back into the fold. Who ever thought it was a good idea to give them the week off? Loved the daughter but missed the Mother. Thanks Carissa for shining a little light onto the entire episode. Well done with what you had to work with.......
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I feel fine, hon.
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Criterion collection, forgive me.
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