Fringe

Season 2 Episode 22

Over There, Part 1

6
Aired Friday 9:00 PM May 13, 2010 on FOX

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  • Trivia

    • Broyles refers to Sally Clark as a pyrokinetic, and speaks of her as if Olivia should know her. The pyrokinetic Olivia encountered previously was Nancy Lewis in "The Road Not Taken," but the character here has a different name and is played by a different actress.

    • Alternate Earth general differences:
      - "Show-mes" are used as identification, and scanning devices are placed on public transportation.
      - Nixon adorns the silver dollar.
      - Dirigibles commonly used as transportation.
      - Martin Luther King is on the $20 bill.
      - Barack Obama or a lookalike appears to be a character on The West Wing, which is still airing on Sundays at 5 p.m. EST.
      - The Department of Defense is based on Liberty Island.
      - The Statue of Liberty is entirely gold or brass-platedmade of brass, not copper; or the entire statue.
      -The map of the United States in Other Walter's office extends into Canada. Texas is divided into two states. Kansas and Oklahoma look to be one combined state.
      -The western coast of California looks to be up to the San Andreas Fault line.
      -North and South Carolina look to be combined into one state, as is North and South Dakota.
      - The Grand Hotel exists in New York City.
      - Olivia dyes her head red, can't stand alcohol, and has a tattoo on her neck. She is romantically involved with a man who appears to be a soldier.
      - Charlie is still alive, has a scar, and takes regular treatments to suppress the larvae that were implanted in him (as seen in the first season episode "Unleashed").
      - Broyles is a Colonel in Fringe Division, a military division of the Department of Defense, and still married.
      - Astrid works as a data analyst.

    • Trivia: The Observer appears at the bar, leaving the piece of paper next to Olivia and walking out the door.

    • Trivia: The glyph code for this episode is WEAPON.

  • Quotes

    • Charlie-2: Oh, I was thinking, "Hey, maybe a slow day, it being Saturday and all." No rest for the wicked.
      Olivia-2: Oh, you're not wicked, Charlie. You just pretend very, very well.

    • Olivia-2: So exactly how big would the worms get if you stopped dosing yourself?
      Charlie-2: They're not worms.
      His Teammates: They're arachnids!

    • Walter: What I did... was inexcusable... barbaric. The collateral damage has been extensive. But know that we had noble goals. We believed that our world needed guardians, protectors, that you children would be those protectors. We fostered your talents because we foresaw that the day would come when both universes would be in jeopardy. So... horrible as is it so say, today is the day for which you were created. What I could never have imagined is that I would be asking you to help me save my son. I'm so sorry. Well, if none of you are going to kill me... I think I'll go and have a bit of a cry.

    • Walter: Now, I want you to think back to when you were just young children. Back to when you were just young boys and girls. Think back to when your imagination could--could take you wherever you wanted to go. Imagine this universe slipping away, opening like a curtain. Allow the universe to pass right through you. Allow your imagination to take you to the other side.

    • Lincoln: Yeah, you don't want to leak worms all over the guy. Makes a bad first impression.
      Charlie-2: They're not worms.

  • Notes

    • Music: Old Flame (Jill Barber)

    • The opening title sequence is done against a red background rather than blue, presumably to reflect the alternate universe's differences. Instead of the words "Parallel Universes" appearing, "First People" replaces them.

    • Leonard Nimoy is credited as "Special Appearance by," while Kirk Acevedo is credited as "Guest Appearance by."

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: May 13, 2010 on A
      Australia: May 19, 2010 on GO!
      UK: June 1, 2010 on Sky1
      Latin America: June 1, 2010 on Warner Channel
      Sweden: August 5, 2010 on Kanal 5
      Germany: October 18, 2010 on ProSieben
      Poland: February 4, 2011 on TVN
      Finland: February 16, 2011 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: March 4, 2011 on Nova Cinema
      Slovakia: December 29, 2012 on Dajto

  • Allusions

    • Nick: This is very Mission: Impossible.
      Aside from Tom Cruise's well known movie series, Mission: Impossible was a television series which ran 1966 to 1973 with a brief revival from 1988-1990. In each, a team of spies with varying areas of expertise take on "impossible" missions.

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