Season 5 Episode 11

The Boy Must Live

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 11, 2013 on FOX

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  • Amazing

    This episode was great for many reasons... First, there was a plan in motion and there was purpose to it. The writers touched on love again. Walter and Peter shared an interesting exchange near the beginning of the episode. A lovely exchange of words. Seeing September with hair was a great sight. Clearly, this is was a great turn for the writers - to have this guy come back and be a part of the destruction of the Observers. It was interesting to hear him discuss things personally without the monotonous tone of the Observer-speak. September details the formation of the Observer race and details how love contributed to the anomaly that is contained within the child - emotion. Then seeing Windmore rage was quite funny "experiencing something I've never experienced before". They need to go to 2167 so that they can prevent scientists from genetically altering the next generations such that they no longer require emotions. And a while cat and mouse chase ensues with tensions high, it was interesting and engaging to watch.