Lies and Whispers
On this week's episode of Fringe
, "Through the Looking Glass and What Walter Found There," Peter continues to grieve Etta by watching one of her final holograms over and over in familiar surroundings. Olivia discovers him and joins in the sad ceremony and they decide mutual support is imperative to healing. Peter lies about the hole on the back of his neck and tells Olivia it's just a little scratch from his skirmish with the Observers. She buys his story without ever looking at the wound.
Walter retrieves another tape from the amber and sees a familiar locale in Boston. He immediately leaves by himself to investigate. Upon arrival, he's told the apartment he's seeking has been condemned for 20 years. He trudges through the rubble and finds the apartment. He recalls the pattern for entry into the parallel universe, walks it off on the floor and easily slips down through the floor.
When Astrid, Walter and Olivia discover Walter's absence, they go after him. They track him down by the tape he left behind. The tape gives them more detailed info as they draw closer to Walter, and they are able to decipher the code and enter the same universe as Walter. They ponder why he would go off alone.
The Search for Donald
Walter searches for a man at the apartment complex named Donald whom he left behind 20 years ago. He's surprised by a young man who holds a knife to his throat. Walter asks if he's Donald, but the man's name is Cecil and he just wants help in getting out of the building, where he claims he's been for five days since getting blown away by a light bomb set off by the Observers. He shows Walter where he's been gathering drinking water through condensation. As Walter explores the source, his pals find a way into the parallel universe pocket and find him.
Observers Move In
One of the head Observers learns of Walter's whereabouts, and he and his associate go off in hot pursuit. Astrid spies the arrival of the Observers outside the building they're holed up in, and as she and the others attempt escape, one of the Observers slaps her to the ground and the others flee. Astrid recovers and joins the others. Cecil is killed by an Observer. Peter and Astrid escape back through the pocket and an Observer attacks Olivia when she's halfway through. She drags him through with her and shoots him dead as they land. What luck.
Peter dukes it out with an Intruder in the obligatory alley. They are, strangely, evenly matched in their punches, and the Observer smugly tells Peter that he's made a grave mistake and doesn't know what's happening to him. Peter responds by snapping the guy's neck like a fresh pretzel stick.
People Are Strange
Peter convinces Olivia and Astrid to take Walter and jump on the subway while he ties up loose ends. He joins them on the train in record time. Walter laments that his brain must have been damaged when the pieces were put back into his head because he's turning into a selfish man who thinks of nothing but his own needs. He urges Peter not to follow in his footsteps.
As the subway rattles down the track, Peter and Olivia exchange knowing glances. Peter suddenly sees the whole subway car engulfed in an eerie blue light and realizes his implant has significantly affected his vision as well as his hand-to-hand combat skills.
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