Fringe

Season 5 Episode 10

Anomaly XB-6783746

60
Aired Friday 9:00 PM Dec 21, 2012 on FOX
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The team joins forces with Nina to recover a key piece of the plan that Walter created to defeat the Observers.

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  • So in reality, you're the animal.

    10
    Nina:

    "Do you know why you tilt your head in that way? It's an involuntary reflex in your physiology. It changes the angle at which sound waves hit the eardrum, allowing in more stimuli. Like a lizard. I've studied them, too. Intriguing characters Their brains have evolved over 320 million years. Yet for all their evolution, they form no bonds. Love does not exist for them. they are incapable of dreaming, of contemplating beauty, of knowing something greater than themselves, not unlike your kind. The experiments we conducted right here in this lab yielded a surprising result, because for all your years of evolution, you inadvertently developed and honed primitive instincts that we moved beyond long ago. So in reality, you're the



    Way to go, Nina!



    Way to go, episode writer David Fury.



    Love the "Altered States" Connection!



    To wit, Blair Brown as Emily Jessup in the 1980 Ken Russell adaptation of Paddy Chayevsky's "Altered States," complete with sensory deprivation flotation tanks and acid trips.



    Veteran actor Brown shows us how to age gracefully. She, along with Helen Mirren, have got to be the sexiest older actresses still working.moreless
  • Sets the stage for the end

    9.0
    This episode was fantastic in the way that it dealt with this mysterious boy and "Donald". It felt like a classic episode, in which the team was investigating again. Along the way, they manage to bring in Nina one last time to help solve the case. This was a great episode, and one that pulls on the heartstrings again. If you're not used to that by now, then you haven't been watching enough. Those final 10 minutes were great and those flashbacks at the end, reminded us why us loyal viewers have stuck by the show.moreless
  • Farewell to an original Season 1 Character, brilliant reveals and top notch acting

    9.0
    Spoilers- obviously-

    This was a great episode. We finally find out the origins of Michael The Observer Child (he's a genetic anomoly from the future who was scheduled to be terminated but disappeared into the past, Donald's identity is September and Nina sacrificed herself so The Observers wouldn't read her.



    The pace of the episode was nearly perfect and was full of action and plot reveals to boost us into full speed for the 3 Part Series Finale (that airs over two weeks)



    I can't wait to finally find out the full plan and how the red rocks, the beacons, the thought unifier, and Michael all fit into the plan to defeat the Observers and probably reset the Timeline. If they do do a fresh reset in the Finale, I hope whoever survives retains the memories of this timeline, because I dont want the "what was the point of it all feel to the show after it ends.



    Loved this episode though. I really want that Etta Resist Poster!moreless
  • The end began

    10
    Brilliant episode with answers in crucial



    Tim(or you will finally write a review about the episode? grrr
  • The end is near

    9.0
    I hope that isn't the last we see of Nina... if it was; at least she went out 'with a bang'. It was wacky to see September with HAIR. Heh. I hope this magnet, rocks, and beacons are put to use and they have a blowout in the next three episodes. So bittersweet to know the end is coming!! The flashes of past moments they did at the end made my heart miss a beat. I love that effect!!moreless
Alexa Asjes

Alexa Asjes

Nina's Assistant

Guest Star

Ian Butcher

Ian Butcher

Observer 1

Guest Star

Mike Carpenter

Mike Carpenter

Loyalist Guard 3

Guest Star

Michael Cerveris

Michael Cerveris

September

Recurring Role

Michael Kopsa

Michael Kopsa

Captain Windmark

Recurring Role

Rowan Longworth

Rowan Longworth

Child Observer/Michael

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (2)

    • Peter: A Ministry lab? You think that's safe?
      Nina: Not a Ministry lab. A black lab.
      Olivia: I thought Massive Dynamic black labs didn't exist?
      Nina: Well, I'm glad I can still surprise you.

    • Windmark: Why?
      Nina: "Why"?
      Windmark: Why are you not frightened?
      Nina: Do you know why you tilt your head in that way? It's an involuntary reflex in your physiology. It changes the angle at which sound waves hit the eardrum, allowing in more stimuli. Like a lizard. I've studied them, too. Intriguing character.s Their brains have evolved over 320 million years yet for all their evolution, they form no bonds. Love does not exist for them. they are incapable of dreaming, of contemplating beauty, of knowing something greater than themselves, not unlike your kind. The experiments we conducted right here in this lab yielded a surprising result, because for all your years of evolution, you inadvertently developed and honed primitive instincts that we moved beyond long ago. So in reality, you're the animal.

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