This post-apocalyptic episode of Fringe set in 2036 follows two resistance agents, Simon and Etta, as they attempted to release the old Fringe team from amber encasings. Back in 2015, the Observers took over the world and reformatted government agencies to serve their agenda, oppressing any resistance that comes along. Simon and Etta successfully free Walter. They then meet with Nina, who gives them information on how to restore Walter’s brain so he can remember where the rest of his team is located. Although they are being chased by Broyles and the Observers, the team successfully releases William Bell, Astrid, and Peter, but Olivia is nowhere to be found. As Etta speaks with Peter, he realizes that she is his daughter. Here are the 10 best quotes from “Letters of Transit.”
Recap: “Letters to Transit”
Walter: I’ve eaten it once. It was sweeter than you’d think.
Walter: God, no. Brains. And LSD. I love LSD.
Simon: OK, ready. Dr. Bishop, we’re going to inject that solution into the base of your brain.
Walter: Ooh, fun.
– I don’t know what substance the writers were on when they conceived this episode, but it was phenomenal.
Etta: We just removed you from amber, Dr. Bishop. You were inside twenty years.
Walter: Twenty years. It’s no wonder I’m so hungry.
– Yes, Walter, that would be my first concern if I woke up from a twenty year coma as well. Perhaps I’d go for some pina colada zucchini bread.
Simon: He’s not a prisoner. He’s her grandfather.
Etta: We’re taking him to visit my grandmother’s grave. Today’s the anniversary of her death.
Walter: I am not a number. I am a free man.
Simon: As you can see, he’s crazy.
– You have to be a little bit crazy in order to do the things that Walter does. But that is what makes this off-his-rocker character loveable.
Walter (about the Observers): He told me that in the year 2609 A.D. they finally ruined the planet. They poisoned it, the air, the water, and when it was fundamentally uninhabitable that they traveled back through time and took our planet from us.
– Maybe I am over thinking this, but going back to the Observer’s purpose: if they aren’t allowed to interfere with history, would that mean that there is someone other than one of them keeping tabs on their actions?
Simon: So, are you going to tell me what that was all about? Back at Massive Dynamic, you and Bishop.
Etta: You’ve seen him, he’s half a fruitcake short of Christmas.
– Heads up, this is going to be my new saying. Also, that was great casting of Georgiana Haig because I can definitely imagine Olivia delivering that line in the same way.
Walter: Give me your watch. The watch, now.
Simon: What are you doing? What is this?
Walter: Resistance must take place at any opportunity. We are insurgents. This is antimatter. You’re smart, you do the math.
– First, when Walter gets so excited about rebelling, it’s hilarious. Second, I am an English major. Math … no thank you.
Simon: The original Fringe team didn’t vanish. They aren’t missing. They died twenty years ago. They aren’t coming back to save us from the Observers. They aren’t in the desert or Peru or immortal.
– Seriously, why can Joshua Jackson be immortal. I don’t see a problem with that.
Simon: Dr. Bishop, I need you to try and stay perfectly still. Walter?
Walter: Yes, I hear you, Peter. I’m trying not to move.
– I’m trying not to lose it, because that was such a heart-wrenching line.
Simon: You know, I think you’re just what we’ve been waiting for. Someone to show people that we don’t just have to accept our fate, that we can fight back, that we can use our will and our imagination to make a better world, a better life.
Walter: In that case, a little more focus and a little less pontificating and we might have the drug done by now.
– I thought it was beautiful that Simon sacrificed himself to do what he though was best. But, he is in amber, so “See ya in another life, Brotha.”
Etta: Do you know me?
Peter: I don’t know how I could. I’ve been stuck in that amber for over twenty years, you barely look old enough (pause) Henrietta?
Etta: Hi, Dad.
– Yes, yes, yes! The thing I love most about JJ Abrams shows is that they don’t kill you with overly drawn out sexual tension. So, thank you, for always making us shippers happy.
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