Fringe Has a New Mouth to Feed

We've all been waiting for Fauxlivia's pregnancy to make waves in the alternate universe, and apparently we weren't alone. Olivia's duplicate was kidnapped and given enough drugs to make half of Hollywood jealous while mysterious doctors poked around her baby maker. But why?

To unleash the messiah! The scary doctors used some sort of Miracle-Gro to accelerate Fauxlivia's pregnancy, making Peter's kid pop out so fast that Fauxlivia didn't even have time to pick a paint color for the nursery, let alone name the bastard.

So now Fringe has its baby Aaron, even though we don't yet know why this kid is so important. Obviously the number-one theory has to be that, because of his dad, the kid has the genes, the wit, the forehead, or the whatever else it takes to get the motor running on Walternate's Doomsday device. And with his own ignition key to get the machine going, Walternate wouldn't need Peter in order to blow up our universe. It's a bit frightening.

Could this all be a set-up for a Wild West-style showdown between the two universes and their two doomsday devices? Will Walter and Walternate meeting at high noon to find out who will draw first? Or is the kid being used as leverage in hopes of luring Peter back to the other side?

After several weeks of making us sympathize with the other universe's Secretary of Defense and leading us to believe that he might not be such a horrible person after all, in "Bloodline," Fringe amped up the evil musical cues when he was around. There's little to excuse when a man sets up one of his own—one he swore to protect—to be kidnapped and squeezed like a ripe avocado until the pit (his grandchild) pops out. At this point, I'm certainly back on the "Walternate is bad.. mmmkay?" bandwagon.

But not everyone in the other universe's Fringe Division is on board with kidnapping, subversion, and murdering their own ranks. Agents Lincoln Lee and Charlie Francis are discovering that there are top-secret things afoot within their top-secret organization, and we've starting to get the hint that they're ready to splinter off. They've realized that Alt-Broyles didn't simply disappear, and that Walternate might be involved. Things are going to be very interesting at the next company picnic.

"Bloodline" isn't exactly the most re-watchable episode of Fringe; once the dust settled, the only thing that'd really happened was that Fauxlivia had given birth. But we'll look back on "Bloodline" as an integral part of the alternate universe storyline and the moment when things—very important things—were set in motion.

Notes from the other side:

... I'm not going to lie to you. The Observers still confuse me. But they've taken a serious interest in this kid, and we're not sure yet whether they're trying to prevent something or to ensure something doesn't stray off course. Hopefully they'll play a significant part in the remaining episodes of Season 3.


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It was amazing!
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This is the best "serious" show on TV at the moment. Although why did they move it to Fridays? Ever since it became a Friday show the ratings have gone down =[. I hate how they moved it from Thursday. I always gotta catch it Saturday instead!

I'm starting to really like Fauxlivia. She plays an excellent parallel to our Olivia. Speakin' of Liv, how do you think she'll react when she finds out her other had Peters baby? I sense more drama on the horizon! I'm really egging for Olivia and Peter though haha.
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i love this show...it was obvious that walternet was the culprit but i enjoyed it non the less. if he cont to grow quickly(remember adria on staregate sg1),she became an adult in a day...peter will be able to play 2 parts along with olivia...ofcourse with fringe anything can happen so we will have to see ...i'm sure it will be a fun ride...now his growing up quickly and looking like peter will be very curious considering the history of bed hoping plivia has had to do this yr...
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I don't have any children but I think finding out you're pregnant and being able to give birth without waiting nine months is pretty cool! Any mothers agree?
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My favorite part of this episode was when Charlie and Lincoln found out about Henry the cab driver and how much he knows about supposedly classified projects. With this new information, Charlie and Lincoln are starting to figure a few things out now, things that Walternate doesn't want them to know. That'll be an interesting development to follow. Also the Fauxlivia-Lincoln chemistry, I feel like it's been building for a while. @Sugar2U= YES!!! It reminded me of Alias as well. @lostwithrobin= And LOST.
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This epi reminded me of Alias when Sydney was kidnapped etc and it ended up saving her life and the babies but all through out the episode you thought otherwise.. in that case it was Syd's mom who did all the napping/helping. so no big suprise when it turned out Walternate was responsible for the "help" Anyways still a good show.. I want Lincoln to be in OUR universe.. but the one they have over there not the one we saw last week lol
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The birth scene was so Lost-style that I loved it with all my heart! GO LOST... GO FRINGE!
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Awesome episode with interesting twists!!!
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Fantastic episode!!! I really love how things we have seen happen in season 1 are brought back in the current season, in this case the accelerated pregnancy. And it was really great to see Lincoln and Charlie getting all suspicious!!! I'm soooo happy Fringe got renewed! It's one of the BEST series out there! I don't get how more people aren't watching! This is better than Lost!!!!
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welcome the kid with all heart why the kid is so important that is million dollar question isn't it ? but episode was good .
we are exited about to know more about the other side
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The glyph word for this episode was "fated", which is most likely referring to the destiny of Peter and Fauxlivia's child. This kid is destined for great things, even the observers are keeping a close eye.
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the thing that i loved most in this episode was the shoutout to "west wing" - season 12!!!
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Seriously nobody thought it was wierd alt-livia didnt say sh*t to Charlie and Henry about her captors beeing right across the street? or that theres a guy chasing her wearing blue scrubs?
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I must be the only one who thinks that the device will destroy the universe it's actually in when it gets used, and Walternate is trying to trick Peter into using it in "our" universe...
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@mrfurious00 about your second question: Frank left Altlivia when he found out she was pregnant by another man and that she actually loved that man.
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I'm just worried that with this latest addition we'll be forced to watch more "over there" episodes. Don't get me wrong, I can stand them, but more??? And we JUST got Olivia and Peter together, did we have to have the Antichrist already?
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I just wish that when the commercial hits, they would change the colours of the things they show.... red for alt world and regular for the regular world
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@mrfurious00 1) it's a nod to LOST's baby Aaron. Awesome episode can't wait for the next one! Hopefully someone will send a hint to Peter about him been a daddy now :)
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2 important questions:

1) "Aaron"? when was that decided? did I miss it? who named him?
2) Where the hell was Frank?? Did he just decide to run off and leave Liv?
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and I agree with Gaia08, Alt-livia is bad news. She's a liar and a murderer. Just cuz she was kidnapped and had a baby doesn't make that any less so...
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I too was hoping Alt-livia died, it would have been cool to see her get the ax... oh well.// This whole episode had such a Lost feel to it. It reminded of Claire's baby drama in seasons 1& 2. Many parallels.// Overall, I love Fringe, and was happy to see no religious vibes in this episode.
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Thought this episode was awesome - hoping Agent Lee (with glasses) joins the Boston Fringe Division.
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is it wrong of me to wish this baby to die/written off the show?... the baby dont fit in the fringe universe.Fringe is awesome now overall but i still hate this overused storyline
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Just yesterday I remembered that everything that is happening now is only happening because one of the Observers distracted Walternate when he was trying to find a cure for Peter. I really wonder how things would have developed if that had never happened. Walter would have never crossed over to kidnap/rescue Peter. Walternate would have never believed that the other side is under attack. Maybe the Device would have never even been used. I get the feeling that the Observers really screwed up and now they are trying to wipe the slate clean by destroying one universe.
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Crazy Episode!!!! walternate might not be bad because he did save the baby's life.... maybe he kidnapped her before she had a chance to kill the baby off because of that disease/virus she has.....
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Seriously....do not forget that fauxlivia shot a mentally disabled and deaf guy in the back and killed him cold heartedly...she goes to extreme measures to do her duty and save her side. I think there are some lines if you cross them you unset the balance. There is a fine line between these balances. Eventhough I personally believe in the end how can we really tell for sure what is good or bad, I feel that "our" Olivia would never cross that line. She would fight for survival of both universes rather than killing the other. Therefor I am on her side. I agree it is one of the best at the moment!
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How can anyone wish "fauxlivia" dead? She is an excellent character. She 's not evil or bad in any way. She's just doing what she needs to do to help save her universe. No different than Olivia and the "blue team" are doing for their universe. As much as I love Walter, it is his fault that the "red" universe is on the shape its in, so technically speaking, its more like the blue guys are the "bad" guys..at least to the red universe (not to me). I wanted so much to hate "fauxlivia", and I did at first, but now I can't help but root for her too. It's like the one thing that I love about this show, is the same thing that I hate...neither side is bad, making it impossible to choose a side. Grrrrr, so frustrating, but in such a great way!...lol. Best show on TV.
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I like how they brought back technology from season 1 back to speed up the babies growth.
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Because of my ADD condition in this high tech world of ours, I am honestly enjoying the alternate universes as well as the flash back episodes. It's like watching three shows in one. And yet, I thought I was the only one who noticed that there are more that just two Universes. "The Road Not Taken," has been in the back of my mind throughout this series. I wonder if they'll revisit that Universe again and add yet another Peter Bishop and Olivia to the equation. ...yeah, I don't think so either.
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fringe is awesomee, but i really wish that faux-livia would have died
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I could not agree with ZeroCals more. Fringe is the best!!!!
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What a great episode. I love both universes, their characters, and all the story-lines. I'm so glad FOX decided to renew Fringe. I just can't believe more people don't watch this. It's like Lost but better, in the sense that they actually answer a majority of questions that are brought up. XD
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Glad to see Im not the only one that got Lost-vibes from that scene.
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Love this show, gr8 it's renewed..good decision! Like the different universes and has some similarities with Charlie Jade..like to see more universes..like to see the first people and time travel by our characters...At end of Charlie Jade there were observer like men manipulating the three universes...similar to the observers..so many angles to this show (Fringe)..love it....
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Seth Gabel's performance was beautiful.
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Was i the only one thinking " why the f* didnt she tell charlie and henry that her captors are across the street or that a guy in blue scrubs is after her? I know she was about to birth a child paired with the complete mindf* of accelerated pregnancy( notice how everyone took that without blinking and eye?) and all but she was running for her life not 5 minutes ago for petes sake.
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Yeah I love the alternating Universes, it's what made the first ten or so episodes all absolutely amazing in a row. This ep was great as well. SO glad it was renewed!
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i actually like the alternating universes its like i am getting two great shows with two casts i actually care about. also new post on a weekend very weird
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I think they turned Peter Jr. into a Chlortexephan-kid. Waltnerate refused to experiment on children, but may have found it easier to excuse that sort of thing on a child he considers "his" already.

And if he knew about Fauxlivia's condition and thought the accelerated pregnancy might save the baby, he may have been uncertain wether it would be enough to save her as well - and that would explain why he did it by force.
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good episode, but honestly i'm tired of the alternating focus on universes. and i think walternate will use mystic baby to make peter choose red universe to save and destroy blue universe. we'll see
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This episode was awesome and it kills me that I have to wait half a month for the new one.
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