Fringe

Season 2 Episode 23

Over There, Part 2

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM May 20, 2010 on FOX
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Walter and Olivia visit the "other side," and are forced to make personal sacrifices to prevent the collision of the two universes.

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  • A bit of a let down from part 1. I am a bit confused, the ending did not work for me....spoilers

    6.5
    Ginger Olivia convinces peter to return to our universe by saying she loves him, But wasn't her job to keep him on her side. For the other universe is breaking down and will destroy itself soon, unless peter uses whatever the heck that machine is supposed to do. They didnt explain much about it. Nothing has changed, the two universes will destroy each other becasue of what walter did.



    Not to mention, How Ginger olivia has her powers as well. there seems to be no real point of the whole season finale except for the fact that olvia is now switched.moreless
  • Over There, Part 2

    10
    Never a mere week was so long. Seven days that appeared seven months, all because this was the end (cruelly) in two separate episodes. Therefore, before the first expectations were high for this one stop rose, it did a lot! We have epic?



    We have it! Before I shoot specifically for the other side, I would like to re-emphasize the incredible progress that the series presented on the final stretch. At a time when faith was already low, and the bitter procedural was installed, "Fringe" back mutated, transformed and accelerated. Face washed grabbed the main narrative, and its mythological trappings, offering some of the most inspiring and exciting episodes ever. Rekindled all its enormous potential and demonstrated that it is now one of the best series of its kind - yes, it is possibly the best.



    That said, after a thunderous first part, fabulous, and more osa osa, we reach the final verdict. At a post-operation, a decelerating the vehicle, where the characters can breathe and shock to each other. Thus we can distinguish four great moments (or four meetings) that defined this gift and established guidelines for the future:



    William Bell (Leonard Nimoy) vs. Walter Bishop (John Noble). It was one of the most anticipated reunions. The two older scientists, who were once friends and colleagues, again sharing the same laboratory. They are the source of all conflicts, the gene of this war, and a mad thanks to the other, the other escaped thanks to him (all this time working for the enemy). Together we must now find a solution to get back home, since the initial quartet was reduced to a special unit. The dialogue between the two, with eternal grief and countless whys, was fabulous, delicious to watch. They are two exceptional actors with little to give us a lot, and thus build a dueling interpretation of luxury. Washed dirty clothes then follow with the unit that came to acquire and which will allow the group to travel to the other side. I confess that this question of travel makes me some confusion. Sometimes it is extremely easy and can remain on the other hand the time they want. Other schemes are sometimes extremely complicated and required stay is made against the clock. In other cases, still require that all skirt also has to join. Anyway, liked to have more defined rules regarding this issue.

    Olivia (Anna Torv) vs Altivia (Anna Torv). Blow, blow, cat fight! Is there anything more exciting than seeing a struggling actress herself? No! And so, as Walter and Bell are committed to ensuring the return journey, Olivia decides to meet his look-alike to ask where is Peter (Joshua Jackson). Altivia - which has more paint, more vigor and more fri-appeal - had already been warned by Walternate double that of the other universe were "monsters in our skin," and so will not calm in conversations. In a curious exchange of information, where the differences between the two begin to well up, the place where each one holds the weapon is key to the beginning of the confrontation. Since the tattoo Altivia was revealed last week, we knew it would be a return. And so, Olivia wins, dyes her hair and is passed by its rival in order to get to Peter. Fantastic showdown!

    Olivia vs Peter. In the skin of another, going with Charlie (Kirk Acevedo) to where Peter is installed. A conversation with Charlie was a return to old times, a wink to the season and the numerous car trips have seen between these two colleagues. Arrived on the scene, Olivia quickly unmasks and immobilizes the partner. After that confesses to Peter, a beautiful speech, where he says that his place is not there because his place is beside her. Sublime, accurate, was a kiss that made perfect sense. Olivia finally opens his heart and who loves hugs. Very well done. Peter, in turn assumes that next play, not only because of this serenade, but also because he found that Walternate just want to use it as fuel in an engine that can destroy your universe.

    Fringe Fringe vs. parallel. Peter has run the team into the theater, where the arrival was made and where the match will also be worked out. Can you reach the scene but are quickly surrounded by the enemy. The Bishop will come and prepare the mechanism, as Olivia and Bell are out here fighting. "I supplied with the Fringe 76 model .. this is the 77 ", hilarious! What happened next was already foreseen. In a deft move, Altivia trades places with Olivia, and she is traveling back. As a twist, I think that no one was caught by surprise when we enter the antique shop and go to the old typewriter, it was obvious that after that they had exchanged blackout. I think the narrative as a mechanism very healthy and stimulating. Having exchanged the Olivias will give plenty to talk about, not only on this side and on the other side, where the desperate cries to take away. Great final scene.



    Quieter than its predecessor this was an episode where the characters were opened in the light of the feelings. Where have given their all in the words, for those who love not disappear. In addition, also had great moments of humor, and cues taken, that really made me laugh (which is usually not normal). And that said, "Fringe" is here in the end their two best episodes ever. Come the third!



    The Best: The way, in contrast to the action of his previous time dedicated to their characters.

    The worst: Nothing ...moreless
  • Watching the season finale of Fringe made me realise the show has much learned from its predecessors, Alias and Lost.

    10
    No illogical answers, no plot holes, everything seems to have a perfect flow and one gets a feeling everything was planned right from the beginning. Let me get one thing straight right at the start, I love Alias, and I love LOST even more. But the problem with those shows was (or still is, LOST finale is in two days, so we'll see) that the writers had often forgotten about some minor things that should be answered. Even if they answered some questions later in the series, it just didn't feel natural. But with Fringe, a lot of things that were present in the show even in the Pilot episode came back to, let's say, haunt us. ZFT returned in the last week's episode, and today, many familiar mysteries revealed themselves in spectacular fashion (yes, Walter and William are to be thanked for that). I have really enjoyed the two scientists making fun of each other, but never losing it and forgetting why they are here. Two extraordinary actors. Speaking of acting, Anna Torv proved to be a genius acting both as Olivia and Bolivia (Bad Olivia). The confrontation between them reminded me of Syd's and Francie's collision in the season 2 finale of Alias (the best chick fight ever). This was not on the same level, but nevertheless, it was exciting. The gadgets and fringe accidents shown in this episode satisfied my "geeky" side of personality and almost every minute I was surprised by the level of detail of the alternative universe. Awesome job.

    Walternate. What a villain. From the start of the show, the villain was always invisible, shifting from servants to Massive Dynamic, Nina Sharp and William Bell. But we finally have our heroes' arch-nemesis: Walter Bishop. The alternative one. Walternate. John Noble is playing two characters at once: one good, one evil. A dream job. And John's doing it magnificently.

    All we have to do now is to wait for Fringe season 3. Although predictable, the cliffhanger did it's job. It left us wanting more. It is a great set up for the next season, I just hope the writers will handle it well. I don't want another "Jack, Kate and Sawyer on Hydra island" slow storyline. Fringe is finally at its peak, it took awhile for it to get there, but the brilliance of the show is yet to be shown in full colour.moreless
  • Concluded

    9.5
    It was a good season 2 finale. Peter finally realize that the machine his father wanted him to build was for him to destroy the other world thanks to Olivia that came to his apartment and told him. Olivia convince him to come back by saying you belong to me, and they kissed I thought that was great that they got kick back on their relationship. As they were leaving Bell had to produce enough power to get them back home using his atoms inside his body. I can't say much anymore because don't really want to spoil just telling certain points in the story. It was good overall just a little sad for Olivia.moreless
  • Season finale

    7.0
    Okay, I'll just say this now: Olivia with red hair > Olivia with blonde hair, but I digress.



    The season finale of the show was interesting, but it felt a little bit like the Dollhouse series finale from a few months ago to me. Just way too much going on, too many explosions, and the concept of this idealistic world just sounds irrational. Should we really believe that the other side features not only Olivia and Charlie, but they are also partners, like they were on this side? Come on, that is crazy.



    I thought Fringe was too much when they had monsters coming out of the ground, but now I long for those days.moreless
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Stefan Arngrim

Store Owner

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Kaaren de Zilva

Kaaren de Zilva

Attendant

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Heather Doerksen

Heather Doerksen

Assistant

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Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy

William Bell

Recurring Role

Kirk Acevedo

Kirk Acevedo

Charlie Francis

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Trivia: The Observer appears at KFC behind Olivia as she discusses with Bell and Walter how to find Peter.

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

    • Alternate Earth general differences:
      - Madison Square Garden, and 10,000 audience members, are encased in amber as part of quarantine procedure.
      - Green Arrow and Green Lantern are "Red Arrow and Red Lantern."
      - In Crisis on Infinite Earths #7, Superman dies and Supergirl carries his body, a reverse of what happened.
      - Harvard University is also encased in amber.
      - Charles Lindbergh never existed, or existed and never became famous.
      - Walter wears an old-style Dodgers baseball cap, indicating that in this world, the team never left Brooklyn.
      - The Transamerica Pyramid is in New York rather than San Francisco.
      - Clothing buttons from the opposite side on men's and women's clothes in the alternate world.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Bolivia: What's she like?
      Peter: Who?
      Bolivia: Me.
      Peter: She's a lot like you. Darker in the eyes, maybe. She's always trying to make up for something. Right some imaginary wrong. Haunted, I guess. (pauses) Maybe she's nothing like you at all.

    • Walter: Peter... you are back now, aren't you? You're--you're not leaving again?
      Peter: I'm trying to see this your way, Walter. I can't. But... you did cross universes twice to save my life. So that's gotta count for something, right?
      Walter: Thank you, Peter. (Peter leaves) My son.

    • Walternate: Hello, Son. I've imagined this moment so many times. I can't imagine how strange it must be for you.
      Peter: I've seen the strange. But this... this is something else.

    • Olivia: Walter, can you walk?
      Walter: I can dance if you like. They have absolutely fabulous drugs here, Olivia.

    • Walternate: When our universes first it caused soft spots on the other side. But it was much worse here. The laws of physics were turned into mere suggestions. But I'm hoping you can change all that.
      Peter: I don't know what you heard about me. But.. changing the laws of physics might be slightly above my abilities.

    • Olivia: Peter... you don't belong here.
      Peter: No, I don't belong here. But I don't belong there, either.
      Olivia: Yes, you do. I have thought of a hundred reasons... why you should come back. To--to fight the shapeshifters, to take care of Walter, to--to save the world. But in the end... you have to come back. Because you belong with me.

    • Bell: Hello, Peter. I'm William Bell. Haven't seen you in many years. You're holding up better than I would have thought.
      Peter: What's a little universe hopping between friends?
      Bell: That's not what I meant.

    • Walter: I never should have doubted you.
      Bell: It's okay, Walter. You always were as stubborn as a donkey with a nail in its head.

  • NOTES (7)

    • Music: Science Fiction/Double Feature (Richard O'Brien), New Sensation (The B-52s)

    • At the end of the episode, an advertisement from Fox indicated that there was an extra scene from this episode on the Fringe website. In the extra scene, Peter and Walternate are driving along a road, listening to Hovercraft Mother by Walternate's favorite band, Violet Sedan Chair. Peter mentions that he loves Violet Sedan Chair and notes that "where he grew up, [this band] was the sound track of our lives." Walternate indicated that the band's third album was his favorite. Peter is puzzled and explains that on the other side, the band only made one album. Walternate tells Peter that there are many things for Peter to hear, many things to experience. Violet Sedan Chair is a fictionalized rock band created by J.J. Abrams.

    • 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."

    • Blair Brown is credited but doesn't appear.

    • The Fox recap and closed captioning refer to the alternate Olivia as "Bolivia" for the sake of convenience.

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: May 20, 2010 on ATV
      Australia: May 26, 2010 on GO!
      Latin America: June 1, 2010 on Warner Channel
      UK: June 8, 2010 on Sky1
      Sweden: August 5, 2010 on Kanal 5
      Germany: October 25, 2010 on ProSieben
      Poland: February 11, 2011 on TVN
      Finland: February 16, 2011 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: March 11, 2011 on Nova Cinema

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