Season 2 Episode 21

Northwest Passage

Aired Friday 9:00 PM May 06, 2010 on FOX
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While Peter and a local sheriff investigate murders tied to Newton, Walter is worried that he'll be sent back to St. Claire's, and someone new arrives from the other Earth.

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  • warming

    was warming... not excite at all. a unusual episode but in the last second... will blow your mind. Mister SECRETARY???? WOW! I love this estructure. Was used as exhaustion on "LOST" and here shows me that still work... everything leaves to the last second.....
  • Northwest Passage

    We grabbed the map and think about the geography. In our geography. We are just after a series of exciting and brilliant episodes, after a full return of strength and conviction, and almost, almost at the last two volumes that give name to the end. We are more precisely in "Northwest Passage".

    This was an episode dedicated to Peter (Joshua Jackson). Because of its importance (yet unexplained) in the overall scheme of things the character assumes the role so long awaited. In the middle of his flight to somewhere in search of answers, in search of himself, Peter finds himself embroiled in a series of strange crimes. A small town is suddenly haunted by strange disappearances and killings, pointing directly to the involvement of Newton (Sebastian Roch). How will it be the reason for murder, decides to join the sheriff's service and help in the investigation. Haunted by the past, by apparent visions and there are no phone calls it turns out to discover the real culprit. A bucket of cold water to the extent that the solution has little to do with the answers he sought. In the end, deserved rest, the song "Is There a Ghost" from Band of Horses is interrupted, and Newton shows him her real father. The dark and lucid Walternate.

    Despite the fantastic atmosphere of a small town, lost in the cold and dense state of Washington - to refer again and again to "Twin Peaks" - the episode was just a means to an end. A confused and atabalhoado pretext for the long-awaited rematch between Walternate (Mr. Secretary) and Peter. We knew this would happen, that the bad guys come looking for you to recruit and possibly lead back to the other side. What we did not know is that it required a great excuse for this story happen. The main investigation dragged on without much pace or direction, without deciding it wanted to address the dilemma of the protagonist or find out who killed the girls. Then why not just address the fund either of these two points, touching Peter the final surprise of the episode and guilty to offering a three blows without reason or explanation. To make matters worse, this mystery was being interrupted by intervals useless where we saw Walter (John Noble) and Olivia (Anna Torv) to remind us who are concerned.

    As an appetizer following the end - just saw the promo and went crazy! - Expected something more dense. A trip more meaningful to the feelings of indecision and Peter. More substance to fill the action and does not leave us empty of trumps in his hand.

    The Best: The environment.

    The worst: It was a poor excuse for a final rich.moreless
  • Mystery of the man from the other side revealed

    Now we know the man from the other side was Walter from the other side. Which came in the ending of this episode. The case in this episode was alright nice to see Peter doing some rogue detective work to help the sheriff find her love partner which they did. I wonder how these events will turn out and is Walter father responsible for all these crazy stuff thats going on. Did he create these beings to find Peter. I guess there is always a price to pay if you upset the balance.moreless
  • The Peter Episode - questions

    It took me a moment since I hadn't seen Martha Plimpton since an episode of SVU to figure out it was Stef from Goonies.

    This episode focused on Peter and what he does to help solve cases without his father or Olivia to help him or for him to help them.

    Do people even know what mixed cds & tapes are considering our digial age of downloads?

    And are we now going to have Fringe posters like the X files "I want to Believe" but instead they say "find the crack"? And who else had a flash of Peter being Walter while he was holding that needle towards Mathis?moreless
  • Well...

    ...I guess we knew it was coming at some point, but I never expected the original Walter to be behind the other-wordly sightings of tonight. And at first glance, I don't think he's going to take no for an answer when it comes to Peter's next move, nor is he going to be particularly forgiving of Walter number two.

    It was nice to see such a strong episode for Joshua Jackson, and there is nothing like a serial killer to keep the viewer on the edge, especially when the serial killer is assumed to be from another dimension, and then turns out to be your average, garden variety serial killer of this world. I guess now we have to see if Olivia and, shall we call him "Walter B"?, will make it to Washington State in time to prevent Peter's true disappearance.

    I'm betting the chase will go well beyond Washington State...moreless
Patrick Gilmore

Patrick Gilmore

Deputy Bill Ferguson

Guest Star

Christine Chatelain

Christine Chatelain

Krista Manning

Guest Star

Hamza Adam

Hamza Adam


Guest Star

Sebastian Roché

Sebastian Roché

Thomas Jerome Newton

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Walter: The Hadron Super Collider is less complicated than that infernal dishwater.
      Astrid: Next time, don't use laundry detergent, and the dishwasher will work fine.

    • Sheriff Mathis: You're FBI, huh? What exactly is a civilian consultant?
      Peter: Sometimes people with certain areas of expertise can offer them to the Bureau on a consulting basis. My area of expertise is weird.
      Deputy Ferguson: You mean difficult to explain?
      Peter: No, I mean the strange, the inexplicable.

    • Walter: You know what you're putting into our bodies? Death! Delicious strawberry-flavored death!

  • NOTES (3)

    • Music: Midnight Rider (The Allman Brothers Band), Classical Gas (Mason Williams), She's Doing Fine (Violet Sedan Chair), Is There A Ghost (Band of Horses)

    • Blair Brown is credited but doesn't appear.

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: May 6, 2010 on A
      Australia: May 12, 2010 on GO!
      UK: May 18, 2010 on Sky1
      Latin America: May 25, 2010 on Warner Channel
      Sweden: July 29, 2010 on Kanal 5
      Germany: October 11, 2010 on ProSieben
      Poland: January 27, 2011 on TVN
      Finland: February 9, 2011 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: February 25, 2011 on Nova Cinema
      Slovakia: December 28, 2012 on Dajto