Season 2 Episode 16


Aired Friday 9:00 PM Apr 01, 2010 on FOX
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Walter remembers the events in 1985 to Olivia, including how Peter ended up where he is today and what happened to the boy's mother, Elizabeth Bishop.

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  • The "Peter" episode is the answer to those viewers with no patience and short attention spans

    The "Peter" episode is the answer to those viewers with no patience and short attention spans.

    A series arc, as opposed to an episode arc, takes time to develop. But when it is given time to develop, it pays off.
  • Beste episode of Fringe

    Walter's last quote about that Olivia doesn't know how it is to loose a child, reveals that the writers knew what they were doing all the time. Also the opening credits were indeed genius.
  • open credits...

    the opening credits was genius.
  • Peter

    "Fringe" returned to April 1. I have my birthday on April 1. But on the return of "Fringe" did I not gonna lie. The miss of the series were almost nonexistent. The first part of the season was generally weak, drag, and insonsa cliffhanger hung in the air to leave something to be desired. And so in the dark of disillusionment, we came to "Peter".

    The long-awaited story of Walter (John Noble) has kidnapped his son to the other side would finally be told. Although the beginning to suggest that we were facing an object distinct from the rest - we are in the past, in 1985, where a young Walter shows his "window" into the parallel universe to some soldiers - was the general who broke the rules. Ingeniously designed, this opening is a tribute to the ancient beginnings of the eighties, transcribing the modern to the picturesque and traveling through time without leaving your seat. This little piece introductory able to achieve higher levels of originality than anything else we were shown back. It is indeed essential to innovate, surprise, wink to the viewer to feel that this stimulated. And this was an excellent way to do it.

    We then for a tale of a father and a mother who lost a son. Simple linear. Walter has his sick child to die, and using the window to see the other side looking in your "other" I solve this problem. The cure, which can be found there because there is greater technological advancement. Peter (Quinn Lord) will die and save the scientist left his "other" son. Then moves from grief to obsession, the observation of Walternate (brilliant name) day and night. Until we realize that a distraction caused by the Observer, the cure came beside him and tragic story will happen on the other side. Can then recreate the healing and against everything and everyone passes the portal that was built but never experienced. On the journey to the holy medicine bottle breaks. It is then necessary to bring the child, save it and re-deliver it to her. Walter goes to the lake house where he finds her "other" woman and through the lie can bring your little Peter. We knew that once he passed the portal would not return. Basically all we knew and looking lady just came Bishop sentencing this crime. And so it happened. Simple, linear and brilliantly interpreted.

    Finally know how it happened. It was not planned, not something evil, it was just excruciating pain that led two parents crazy. The love for his son was greater than any moral, any right or wrong. And it is certain that the other side we have a very upset Walter. If you have a clear sense of what happened do not know, because it is not explained whether he also mastered the science of the two universes. Nor do we got to realize that body shook this imbalance between the two worlds, something had to go to the other side. These are answers that will stay for a while on the waiting list. On the other hand has seen other be answered in this episode: Blair Brown Nina Sharp) lost his arm to try to prevent Walter entered the portal and was left in the air that she would be the biological mother of Peter (?), The Observer where it should not interfere and rescue on the ice was just to correct this error, because it seems Peter is very important. Finally note that the two remaining female cast additions are very welcome - both Dr. Carla Warren (Jenni blong) as Elizabeth Bishop (Orla Brady) interpretations offered solid and interesting - and a wink to fans of "Return to Future "was brilliant!

    "Fringe" gets in return what "Lost" is on his back with one leg: a story in line with all the mythology of the series. Everything fits and makes sense. In a beautiful tale of love, led by a superb John Noble, we have our doubts disappear and to rekindle our faith.

    The Best: Just about everything.

    The worst: The best episode of the season to be one in which the protagonist barely appears.moreless
  • Now we know why

    This episode explained a lot. Walter wanted Olivia to understand before she starts telling me people that Peter is not of this world. She seems to understand what Walter is saying that he had lost his son to a serious illness, but using a device he can be able to see himself in the other world making a cure. Walter son dies just a little shy of figuring out the cure from his otherside self. Walter otherside self made a break through on the cure but wasnt able to see the result because the observer interupted him thus he through out the compound and begin working on something else. Walter from our time saw the truth and knew it work so he made a warm hole to go to the other side to get Peter so he can save him from the illness. Has the cure worked Walter wife from our time realize that Walter had Peter began hugging him and Walter knew that he couldn't return the boy. This is something unexpected that I didn't see coming, I can't wait for further episodes.moreless
Orla Brady

Orla Brady

Elizabeth Bishop

Guest Star

Peter Woodward

Peter Woodward


Guest Star

Serge Houde

Serge Houde

General Hames

Guest Star

Michael Cerveris

Michael Cerveris


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Walter: (about keeping the other Peter) It was the first hole, Olivia. The first breach. The first crack in a pattern of cracks, spaces between the worlds. And it's my fault.

    • Walter: I've given him a name, Carla.
      Carla: Hmm?
      Walter: "Walternate."

    • Walter: The Casimir Effect should produce a thinner, more porous region of space-time. I only need to affect the area for long enough to cross over to the other side with the vial of the cure. And... and then, of course, recreate the effect to cross back again.
      Carla: Walter, you're trying to create a wormhole into another universe?
      Walter: Yes! I think I just said that.

  • NOTES (5)

    • Music: Worlds Away (Strange Advance)

    • Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick and Jasika Nikole are credited but don't appear.

    • Injoke: The marquee referring to Eric Stoltz in Back to the Future is a riff on the fact that Stoltz was originally cast as Marty McFly, but left after six weeks of filming.

    • The opening credits are done in a retro 80s style to match the 80s flashbacks within the episode. The areas of fringe science that appear in the titles are things that would have been considered such in the 80s such as DNA Profiling, IVF, Personal Computing, Cloning, Laser Surgery, Virtual Reality and Stealth Technology, most of which are now commonplace today.

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: April 1, 2010 on A
      UK: April 6, 2010 on Sky1
      Australia: April 7, 2010 on GO!
      Latin America: April 13, 2010 on Warner Channel
      Sweden: June 24, 2010 on Kanal 5
      Germany: September 6, 2010 on ProSieben
      Poland: December 23, 2010 on TVN
      Finland: January 5, 2011 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: February 4, 2011 on Nova Cinema
      Slovakia: December 21, 2012 on Dajto