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Season: 5 Episode: 7
Air Date: 16 November 12
Written by: Graham Roland
Directed by: Eagle Egilsson
Starring: Main Characters
Guest Cast: Shaun Smyth as Anil
Michael Kopsa as Captain Windmark

Michael Rogers as Mueller
Marco Soriano as Royce
Gabe Khouth as Dr. Darryl R. Hastings
Jordana Largy as Briefcase Checker
Raahul Singh as Bartender
Samantha Claude as Nina's Assistant
Ted Cole as Observer in Town Car
Victoria Waterhouse as Lady in Red
Shaun Stewart as Motorist #1
Robbie Segulam as Motorist #2

Next: The Human Kind
Previously: Through The Looking Glass & WWFT
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Five-Twenty-Ten is the seventh episode of the fifth season of FRINGE. It first aired on November 16th, 2012. A new videotape in the plan demands technology that William Bell kept hidden from the team. Happy to see her old friends, Nina Sharp helps retrieve the crucial elements. Peter works an independent angle against the Observers and scores a minor victory.


  On the busy streets of New York City, Observers, Loyalists and other favored citizens not considered a threat to the fascist regime go about their daily business among the high-rise buildings and well-maintained avenues. Traffic is busy as
Hey! I'm Walking Here. Oh Yeah! Well I'm Driving Over Here - Out'ta The Road You Mook
the suits and skirts move in and out of the buildings, along the sidewalks and across public thoroughfares. One man, Peter Bishop, has no other business than to stand, wait and study specific bald men in Fedoras as they amble through their daily routine. Peter, with newly acquired powers of observation from the future technology embedded in his brain stem, hypothetically spots and monitors one specific Observer, Mueller, as he exits the skyscraper across the street. The trick here is not to note what is occurring before his eyes, Peter is focused on anticipating and precisely predicting the minor variations in the otherwise mundane routine he has witnessed in previous days. Rapidly calculating the multiple potential outcomes, Peter visualizes Mueller impolitely bumping into a woman near a vending cart. A second calculation, drawing on the variation in routine from the small collision seconds earlier, sees Mueller being summoned to a stopped town car to chat with a colleague. The chance encounter then leads to the offer for a lift to a meeting that might be missed - if the chat doesn't end soon. Mueller accepts the ride in Peter's multi-scenario mind. Calculations complete, Peter decides to test his hypothesis. Checking his watch, Peter steps into green light traffic, bringing the angered motorists to a halt. Peter checks his watch again, having stopped traffic for only fifteen seconds, or so - the intersection light turns red, trapping more vehicles than a normal cycle. Now, the town car that would have picked-up Mueller is too far back in the string of vehicles for line-of-sight contact with Mueller's anticipated path. Peter clears off the street and watches Mueller exit his building when and where he expected him too, collide rudely with the female pedestrian - as expected, then cross traffic without contact from his colleague... missing the ride that would have followed. Pleased with the predicted outcome - rerouting an Observer's day-to-day routine to satisfy specific objectives - Peter turns and smiles at the Resistance posters featuring his daughter. Time to up the ante. A quick call to Anil, the lead Resistance operative in New York City, and Peter has a meeting scheduled to get the support he needs to take out Mueller permanently.


  In Walter's Lab in Boston,
Son! Have You Fallen Again And Can't Get Up? Here - Wear My Life Alert® Medical Pendant
Peter returns through the steam tunnels under the restricted zone with his mission accomplished. Walter greets him and is grumpy that he was gone so long. Of course Walter is unaware what Peter's personal mission was in New York City, Walter merely wants the canisters of neon-helium gas he needs to power the Amber-dissolving laser in the lab. In the main part of the laboratory, Olivia keeps a eye on the street-level windows while Astrid prepares to receive the fresh canisters Peter has retrieved in barter. Lacking the sense of urgency Walter possesses, Astrid intends to get back to lasing after breakfast. No, no, no. Obviously insane - Walter puts 'work' ahead of 'food' for the first time ever... lase, now... chop-chop. Walter's increasingly snippy attitude is a growing concern for his friends. In a sidebar conversation, Olivia wants to know why Peter left without her this morning on the errand to barter for the neon-helium. Simple. It was early and he didn't have the heart to wake her. Olivia knows better - Peter has had trouble sleeping and just slipped-out early to stay occupied. Without warning, the street-level windows that Olivia had been monitoring, fill-up with Loyalist boots and patrol vehicle tires. Whether it's random patrols around their quiet corner of campus, or increased inspections after their presence was suspected in the lab... the science team is at serious risk of capture right now. The patrol moves on after confirming the Kresge Building is still locked.
  Cleared to continue working, Astrid quickly recovers videotape #5 from Walter's dispersed plan to defeat the Observers. On the tape, Walter sits in the lab, circa 2015, and narrates what must be accomplished. The requirement this time is to recover two Beacons - the subterranean self-tapping Observer technology that allows them to locate different points in space-time. Next, he holds a building blueprint to the camera
Before Using These, Place Them On The 'Stasis Runes' And Purge Any Observers That Might Be Trapped Inside. We Forgot & Lost April, Last May
for closer study. Entering the East side of the building and following instructions to a stairwell, the team will find an extremely secure storage bunker at the bottom - William Bell's private storage vault. Watching himself on screen, Walter recognizes the building in the blueprint... Kelvin Genetics - the company he and Bell started five and a half decades earlier. Astrid finally makes the connection... Walter laser-scalpled Bell's hand and took it when they had to leave Bell in Amber to elude capture. The hand opens the biometric lock on this underground vault and gets them the Beacons they need to defeat the Observers. In the few weeks since Captain Windmark partially wiped Walter's memory, his issues with William Bell haven't guided or distracted Walter's emotions. With their collective memory intact, the team fills Walter in on the Bell conflict before they were Ambered, which in their experience was only a month or two ago. Bell had claimed allegiance to Walter in his fight to defeat the invading forces from the 27th century, then switched sides to gain favor with the Observers, betraying Walter and their age-old friendship. Walter remembers the betrayal. While he was held captive and being tortured, he managed to escape... Bell feigned assisting him, then drove Walter right back to his captors. Everyone on the team recounts where they were, and what they were doing, when they Ambered themselves - Bell was the only one that could have exposed their whereabouts, eventually making the Amber necessary. If we couldn't trust Bell then, why would we trust now that Bell has, or even had, the Beacons they need to reconstitute Walter's master plan to defeat the invading forces. There is only one way to know with certainty - take Bell's severed hand to his private storage and see what's inside.
Walter... You Got Wasted Here Too? So Which Was It Beavis? The Brown Betty? The Black Blotter? Chronic Supernova? Afghani Kush?
a dilapidated industrial zone bordering the inland waters of the Greater Boston metropolitan area, the entire science team, in the rusted-out old van they have been using in recent days, arrives on the property formerly known as Kelvin Genetics. The collapsed, caved-in and otherwise bombed-out ruins of the once premiere, experimental science laboratory suggests superior invader firepower was brought to bear on an inferior, ill-prepared Native opponent. Olivia has to ask the question - Walter are you sure this where they need to be to recover Bell's stored items? Yes, of course it is. Walter clearly remembers where he used to get wasted on acid and watch the shipping in the bay. They are precisely in front of the access doors that will lead them to Bell's underground vault... well - at least where the doors would have been, if the side of the building wasn't collapsed down over them. Peter's unique new powers of observation kick-in and he can visualize, through the rubble, the exact entryway they need to traverse to get to where they need to go. Olivia starts to question Peter and he quickly defends how he could possibly know where the entrance is with such confidence... uh, from an engineering standpoint - uh, it's just my best guess - honest. With that cleared-up, Olivia clarifies what she was after - she wasn't questioning Peter's engineering savvy - she was just curious about the blood trickling from his left ear. Oh, was that all?


  Still on the wharf in front of the damaged Kelvin Genetics laboratory, Peter gets a quick medical check from Walter before the team goes about the business of
Up There on The Third Floor We Built A Pastry Shop. Two Star Michelin Rated Its First Year. I Named It 'The Square Root Of Pie'
liberating the Beacons from William Bell's secure storage bunker. Olivia supposes Peter's bleeding ear might be a percussive symptom from the anti-matter grenade he launched
Perhaps If We Captured An Observer, Removed His Implant, Put It Into One Of Us, And Then... Naw. That Would Never Work. Right Peter?
to collapse the Observer's shipping wormhole from the future. Walter can't find any obvious damage to the ear, but wants to follow-up when they return to his lab. Peter insists he is able-bodied. Astrid has been looking at the debris over the entrance to the bunker and imagines one of their remaining anti-matter devices might gain the team access. Walter discounts the idea... the anti-matter would wipe away the debris, and probably take out the storage facility as well. Olivia pitches her idea - maybe Anil could muster some of the Resistance forces to help clear the debris from the facade of Kelvin Genetics. Peter suspects the heavy machinery they would have to bring in might draw too much unwanted attention to the area. Walter has a unique vision - they go directly through the rubble. What? As Walter starts to explain, Peter steps away to take a call from Anil, down in New York City. The task Peter has given Anil wasn't accomplished. His assignment was to get an Observer to unwittingly accept a briefcase, thinking that it was his own. Peter had calculated the possible outcomes for a successful switch, using his new powers of observation. Anil followed all his cues as directed... sitting at a bench, the Observer would get-up and leave, forgetting his briefcase. Anil would swoop-in with the replacement, catch up to the Baldy and do a good deed. Hey, you forgot this. It never happened. The Observer took his own briefcase, never leaving it behind. Peter is baffled at the failure - he'll be down to meet with Anil shortly. After the call, Peter rejoins the group and learns of the gameplan. If they can alter the molecular structure of the concrete, then they may be able to clear it quickly, but they need support. Nina Sharp has access to advanced technology through her position at the Ministry of Science down in Brooklyn. They need to make contact with her and see if she can foster the resources to clear the debris over the storage bunker. Peter is fine with that, but needs to make a solo voyage to meet Anil. Without revealing what the call from Anil was really about... a fib, Anil wants to meet, but wouldn't say why, is all Peter can offer the others. The look Peter gets from Olivia has him tap dancing a bit. That look... you are worried. Should I be? Not at all. Peter sets-off on his own to steal a vehicle for the drive south.
  Outside of the Ministry of Science Building in Brooklyn, a young staffer urgently catches-up to Nina Sharp as she motors-away in her wheel chair. The important written message delivered to her
Why Can't We Meet Closer To The Building. I Know This Is A Hover-Round... But It Doesn't Actually Hover Olive. - Hello To You Too Mom
has Nina anxious and adjusting her schedule to accommodate the new development. On a nearby promenade overlooking the East River, Nina finds her long lost friends from Fringe Division waiting for her. This is the first time she has seen Olivia and Astrid in more than two decades, and was worried she would never see them again. Olivia embraces her foster-mother, and returns the sentiment – it’s been difficult to stay away, but they are pressing-on with Walter’s plan to defeat the Observer’s... and payback for her daughter Henrietta. Henrietta was special to Nina also, and after Broyles told her Olivia was alive and well, Nina wanted so much to make contact. But that may have put the team in jeopardy, so Nina held back and waited. Olivia is reaching out now because the team needs some tech support. Of course! Nina will do whatever she can to help. The entourage moves away from the waterfront to less public surroundings as they explain the situation at Kelvin Genetics in Boston. Walter draws an odd stare from a man with a Loyalist face tattoo passing the group in the opposite direction. Walter clicks with a micro-second of brief recognition, then continues with his requirements
Walter. Stop Calling Me Doctor StrangeLove. One More Crack Like That And My Bionic Arm Will Grab Your Junk... And You'll Be Doctor NoLove
for Nina as they move along the shore. Nina has access to technology that will remove the debris at Kelvin and leave the storage bunker intact. It is Observer technology that dramatically alters atmospheric pressure, and speeds-up the molecules in the target area in a process called sublimation - converting solid matter directly into gas. All of the rubble should just evaporate. Nina needs a few minutes to set-up the exchange and will meet the team around the south side of the building, shortly. The team returns to the van and drives around to the cargo delivery garage to meet Nina. Walter and Nina find a few moments to chat. She wants to know if he is angry at her because she helped with re-implanting the missing portions of his brain. Why should he be? It was a necessary action in the mission to defeat the Observers. Walter does admit that his personality has been fluctuating some. Nina suspects that the replaced brain tissue is integrating faster than anticipated. Walter’s chief concern is that he is regressing into the self-absorbed man he was when he demanded the brain segments be removed – consumed with ambition, hubris and wielding divine power. Walter believes that Peter’s presence is keeping him on the straight and narrow this time. No megalomania this go-round. Nina finds her facilitator, Hastings, and introduces Walter – give him what he wants. Star struck at the introduction... Hastings would be honored to do what he can for thee Doctor Walter Bishop.
Put Away The Pretend Finger Pistol DeNiro. And Stop Stealing Cars From The Poor. I'll Get You A NY Cab So You Can Legally Steal From The Rich
New York City, Peter meets with Anil in the park where the briefcase switch was supposed to occur. Bluntly, Peter demands to know the specifics of the failed exchange. Anil describes what he saw - Royce was sitting on a bench and writing in his notebook. Peter wants to know about the child with the ball across from the Observer... was she there? Anil is baffled – how the heck could Peter know that? The child was important because she caused the distraction that led to Royce forgetting his briefcase... the basis of the distract-and-swap ploy for the briefcase. All Anil knows is that the Observer wasn’t distracted by the girl, he was talking on his comm device. Awww. Peter didn’t account for that variable in his master plan. Time for Plan B. Peter will exchange
You Talking To Me?... Hey. You Talking To Me? Who You Looking At? You Talkin' Ta Me?
the briefcase himself at the restaurant Royce frequents. Anil gets his new assignment – be outside of Observer Headquarters at a quarter past six – wait and watch. Peter returns to his vehicle with the briefcase, hotwires the ignition again, then pitches forward in pain. The tech device in his head is increasingly influential in his physiology. He shudders, shakes, then gasps as a mini-seizure passes. Time for lunch.


  In Cavatina, roast beef and jalapeño,
I'm Sorry Sir, I Have To Cut You Off. That Is Your Third 'Water' In Less Than An Hour. State Law, And Our Insurance, Won't Allow Another Round
with a generous douse of black pepper is the noontime special yet again. A few dozen Observers have gathered in the minimalistic eatery for their lunch break when Peter Bishop arrives and presents his briefcase for temporary storage at the courtesy desk. The hostess accepts the case and gives Peter the once-over... she knows her clientele and doesn't remember Peter as a regular. No, of course not. The bald gents aren't the type of company he normally hangs-out with. Softly, she offers a word of advice - be careful, these guys will read your mind. Without missing a beat, he tells her to answer her phone call. What call? Ring-ring. That call. Deadpan, Peter leaves her curious - it is just an old trick he knows. Peter finds his way to the bar and checks his watch... time for his new powers of observation to start calculating the infinite possibilites.
  Back in Brooklyn, Astrid and Olivia wait in the van for Nina and Walter in the loading bay of the Ministry of Science. Astrid can see that Olivia has been distracted by Peter's distant attitude lately, and wants to know how things are getting along. Olivia is honest - Peter has not been sleeping and leaving the sanctuary of the lab at odd hours. When he returns, he offers-up a viable reason for leaving... but it just seems that he is keeping something to himself. Astrid isn't taking Peter's side, but he and Olivia both have been through a lot recently. Astrid remembers how Peter was when they were separated from their daughter, Henrietta, decades ago. He seems a little better now than he did back then, when he really stayed to himself. Olivia sees some of what Astrid suggests, but is growing worried that she is losing Peter again to the growing demand of the overall mission.
Hello. Actors' Equity? I Have A Bit Role On A TV Show... And The Lead Actor Keeps Insisting I Pull His Finger. Do I Have A Harassment Suit Here?

  Back in the bistro in New York City, Peter patiently waits at the bar and monitors his watch for the precise time to act. If his calculations are correct, one of Windmark's top lieutenants will arrive and check his briefcase at the hospitality desk right about - now. He turns to find his prediction accurate... Mueller leaves his briefcase with the hostess and she promptly places it in the one remaining slot, right next to the briefcase Peter deposited minutes earlier. Once Royce has seated himself with a few colleagues, Peter checks his watch, leaves the bar and returns to retrieve his briefcase. With perfect timing, Peter arrives at the desk just as the hostess gets a second phone call. Her unemployed significant other, Ronny, is on the line and needs to bother her some more while she is on the job. Distracted with her call, Peter insistently points to Mueller's briefcase, next to the one he deposited, and unknowingly the switch is made without the hostess suspecting a thing. Without a word, Peter smiles a nod of thanks and leaves the restaurant.

  Back in the
Yellow Is Good. Blue Light Is Bad. The Red Light? Well Let's Say We Have Two Grand Canyons Now
loading docks in Brooklyn, Olivia and Astrid gather as Hastings delivers the tech goodies they need to zap their way into the buried storage bunker under Kelvin Genetics. The device is good out to a kilometer and can be focused with a few other devices during the sublimation process. It utilizes a fusion core and has just a couple of warning lights that need to be monitored on the control head. Yellow is good - blue is bad. In other words... a blue light means run - the fusion core is overheating, a common flaw in the first generation gear. Nina and Walter chat while Astrid and Olivia learn the operating parameters for the powerful device they plan to employ. Nina is worried about Walter. Even though Walter has confidence in the emotional strength and stability he has gained from Peter's presence, Nina thinks Peter's influence may not be enough to keep Walter from regressing to the nihilistic omnipotence he once wielded... testing the universe with the boundless god-like powers he is capable of. Walter knows - he lived through it. As much as she loved William Bell, she couldn't keep him from his inner-evils... Peter may not be able to restrain Walter either. Walter's mean streak surfaces again - Bell never loved her. He only loved himself, and that doesn't fool Walter anymore. Nina shouldn't fool herself about Bell either. Nina despises Walter's cruel accusation - she clearly sees his old, intolerant persona emerging again. Walter is certain that his relationship with Peter, the love of his son, will save him now. Nina can only hope so. With the tech gear packed and ready for the return trip to Boston, Nina has a final word of caution - the Observers analyze changes in the atmosphere, so, once the sublimation device is used, they can expect a
Dude, What Are We Looking At? / America's Funniest Resistance Assassination's / Cool, I Am So Going To You-Tube This. I'll Call It 'Face-Off'
fairly immediate response. Be quick. And good luck.

  ← Near the midtown Manhattan office building he was tasked to monitor, Anil has taken-up a casual loiter posture and checks his watch in anticipation of the arrival of Peter's targets. Sure enough, just as Peter said, one Observer arrives on time, followed closely by the second target. Both enter the high-rise, passing their Loyalist door guards and head upstairs for a meeting. Anil moves from his wallflower position to get a little better view of the side of the structure. Both Mueller and Royce meet with a third Observer in a large conference room a dozen levels up and overlooking the street. Fedoras are removed to commence the meeting and briefcases unlatched...!!BOOM!! The over-pressure in the conference room blasts out the windows and sends shattered glass onto the pedestrians one hundred feet below. Anil catches the action in relative safety from across the street. Upstairs, the meeting is officially cancelled when the alarms start sounding, a fine mist fills the room and handfuls off skin and flesh start sloughing off of the still living trio of high-ranking Observers. A painful death follows seconds later. Now Anil has something positive to report. A single Fedora parachutes to the street below.


I Was Just Thinking, Walter. This Thing Vaporizes Everything Out To A Kilometer. Why Don't We Just Activate It Next To 'Observer H-Q' In New York?
Back at Kelvin Genetics in Boston, Olivia and Astrid prep the sublimation device in accordance with the guidance they were given. Walter is overseeing the set-up when Peter returns with his stolen vehicle. Peter answers his comm device as he exits the car - Anil has the good news... the switched briefcase tactic worked and the assassination was successful. Not to mention, the area around the attack is packed with Observers, a huge distraction from their daily routines. Peter is pleased and clears Anil from his reconnaissance duties - he will contact him later. Olivia walks over to greet Peter - how'd it go? Why did Anil need to meet with him face-to-face? Peter continues to build on his fib from earlier. Anil never showed. That was him just now on the phone. It seems he was stuck at a checkpoint and couldn't get to the meeting. Anil still wouldn't say why he wanted the meeting. With the fabricated truth, and Olivia's disbelieving stare, behind him, Peter wants to know about the tech they retrieved from Nina. The sublimation device is going to convert the rubble into gas. Peter likes that idea - perfect. With the foursome clear of the target zone, Walter aims the device between the limitation cones and activates it. Almost immediately, the stone, concrete and steel covering William Bell's secure storage bunker begins to slump and evaporate. Smiles all around.
  With flashlights ready, the team forges into the damaged facility looking for the staircase that will take them below ground. At the base of the stairs, Peter preps the biometric security panel they need to power-up to get into the vault. Olivia prepares the alternate electric source they will use to power the biometric reader. With the panel operational, Astrid hands Walter William Bell's paw for placement on the biometric scanner.
Dad, I Must Say - Your Freak Show Basement Is Much More Impressive Than Uncle Belly's. You Have Fringetastic Stuff & His Flying Porcu-Men
A few seconds later, the sliding door to the high tech vault releases and the team gets busy... before the Observers notice the atmospheric fluctuation caused by the sublimation device and respond to the incursion. The team fans-out to search the bunker for the two Beacons they need and Walter makes the most hideous discovery of all... William Bell has been pilfering his phonograph collection - evil! Olivia reminds Walter about their time restraints, chop-chop. Peter has something - a safe, mounted in the wall behind a sliding poster. Walter remembers that Bell installed it to secure the things he valued most. Maybe what they seek is inside. It shouldn't be too hard access, Bell always used the same combination for everything. Okay. So open it. That may be a problem for Walter under the current pressure to get out quickly. Peter helps calm Walter... no pressure. Breath deep. We have all the time we need. Finally! 5-20-10 opens the safe and - No Beacons! Walter distrusts Bell more than ever now. Bell never cared about saving the world. Olivia retrieves a small disk, about the size of a table coaster, from the wall safe. Walter finds a youthful picture of Nina Sharp beside the disk. Maybe Bell did love her. Peter examines the disk and touches the center of it with his thumb.
Al. Pull The Bronco Around To The Front Of The Building Please. Run O.J.! Run!
Immediately, the disk lights-up, the bunker begins to rattle and shake, and a rumble under the flooring grows louder. A few yards away, two large cylindrincal Beacons bore up through the concrete slab and stop. The team has what it came for so they need to beat a hasty retreat back to the lab before they are discovered. As they return to daylight, Olivia wants to take-up a more defensive posture before they dash out into a potential firefight with the enemy. Peter doesn't seem worried or concerned for his safety and proceeds directly back towards their vehicles. Ain't nobody here but our science team. Questioning his tactic, Olivia follows Peter outside, prepared for the worst. Hmmm? Of course Peter knew nobody was waiting for them - he never predicted the possibility that they would. Peter decides that he should split from the team in his car... a logical choice so they can't all be captured together. Walter wants to run an errand before they return to the lab. Olivia - well - she has had about enough of Peter's autonomous announcements and actions.


  The flipside of Walter's needed sidetrip has him back in Brooklyn after dark. He finds Nina on the waterfront, studying the skyline across the East River. The mission went well with the sublimation device she gave the team - they have recovered the Beacons needed to help complete the plan to defeat the Observers. What he really needs is to share with her what he found in William Bell's safe - a fond picture of her from days gone by. Walter feels he was wrong in his earlier criticism... Bell did love her, even though it wasn't enough to stop him from acting on his megalomania. Walter is now worried for his own future. He feels that he is becoming more like Bell every day... driving away the people he loves - making them suffer as a result. Walter wants Nina to undo the regeneration in his brain that is driving him back to his old ways. Please remove the pieces of brain that he had removed two decades earlier - it is the only way to retain the good qualities he has remaining.
Oh Ricky. You Got Some 'Splainin' To Do
  In Henrietta's apartment in New York City, Olivia stops by, looking for Peter. Inside, she finds several drawing boards loaded with handwritten notes, charts and images - all about the Observers. Peter? Peter speaks from the shadows with remarkable staidness - these are timelines for Windmark's top Lieutenants. Security conscious as they are, they are
The Drone In The Hive Goes Round And Round
rarely in the same place at the same time. Every movement of their day, every interaction is accounted for... and Peter has been manipulating their actions - utilizing the technology they have implanted in their heads. Today, he influenced events to the point that he got Windmark's men in the same place at the same time, then killed them with toxin from Flight 627, their first Fringe case together back in 2008. Olivia is aghast. What have you done? You have that tech in you? She now realizes why Peter showed no concern at Kelvin Genetics... he knew the Observers would be investigating his assassination in Manhattan, not chasing some atmospheric anomaly in Eastern Massachusetts. Peter turns from her toward his charts. Reading her mind, he echoes her words as she speaks them - You can't do this. This is... dangerous. He turns to face Olivia and proclaims his next decree - We are going to avenge ‘Etta. Windmark is next. Peter returns to his calculations and Olivia slowly backs away... headed for the exit. She can't believe what she just heard and saw.

I Have The Rock And Spock's Hand. Now We Just Need The Paper, The Scissors And A Lizard
Yeah Walter. Your Brain Seems Fully Regenerated. I Can't See Light Shining Through From The Opposite Ear Anymore
I Wonder Why The Loyalist Guards Don't See All Of These Lights We Keep Leaving On? What Did I Do With My 'Clapper'?
in his lab for the evening, Walter takes a minute to study the components they have recovered so far, as directed by the Ambered videotapes. Although he can't recall
Damn. Apparently I Am Not Just A Member Of The 'Hair Club For Men' These Days - Now I Am Their Supreme Galactic Overlord
how the components interact with one another, or fit into the grand scheme, the Beacons, the Thought Unifer, and the unique Quartz ore are secure in his lab. The small radio found in the pocket universe remains a mystery too, there still isn't a broadcast on the one frequency it is set to. And what of the vanished bald child he left in Purgatory? The day wasn't a total loss - at least Walter retrieved a favorite music album that Bell had swiped. Time for a good listen and a little soul-searching. Astrid knows that Walter is in a mood, so she checks in with him to see if he needs anything before heading-off to sleep. Nope, but her confidence in him, and a sweet platonic kiss on the cheek sure doesn't hurt a wavering ego. Alone now, Walter cranks-up the volume and settles into an examination chair to think about the painful path ahead. He doesn't want to be the man he used to be. His strength in life, Peter, will certainly see him through the conflict with the invaders, and the cerebral down-sizing he solicited from Nina. What Walter doesn't know is what Olivia just learned. Peter isn't the man he used to be. Still focused on his calculations and predictions in his daughter's apartment, Peter is oblivious to the one fact that should scare him the most. He drove off the woman that loves him... the woman that made his life complete. Peter visualizes his vengeance in the timeline he just drafted - he can take out Windmark in the elevator. That problem, a real head-scratcher, is solved. Too bad the hand that scratched the head came back full of hair.


"I'm worried about you, Walter. What you said earlier - - that Peter would keep you from becoming the man you used to be. I'm not sure that's enough. I knew the man you were - - you and William. You both tested the limits of science, of the universe. You felt that boundless power that comes with omnipotence. You felt what it was like to be God. " - Nina Sharp (to Walter, concerned and wary at the brutal outbursts he has been manifesting since his extraction from Amber and parietal regeneration)

"The man I was before, he was consumed by ambition, by hubris. He never cared about anyone. All he cared about was walking with the gods. It's different this time. I’m different. I have Peter. He won't let me become that man again." - Walter (to Nina, certain he can overcome his demons with the help of a son he lost as a child, then regained in time for the battle against the Observer invasion)


  • Season Two. Walter opened an old padlock at the daycare center in Florida using the combination ' 5 - 20 - 10 ' so the science team could recover the Cortexiphan stored there.


The Man Who Sold The World by David Bowie
      (in context - the man who made the world believe, or convinced the world. studying a mirror of one's life)

  Lyrics - Hauntingly, as Walter reflects on his descent back into madness...
      ...and prophetically as Peter begins his ascent there.
 — Two men losing their personal identity as it evaporates into the ether. —

 (unheard) We passed upon the stair - We spoke of 'was' and 'when'.   
 Although I wasn't there, he said I was his friend.
 Which came as some surprise - I spoke in to his eyes.
 I thought you died alone... a long, long time ago.

I laughed... and shook... his hand - and made my way back home.   
 I searched for form and land - for years and years - I roamed.
 I gazed a gazely stare... at all the millions here.
 We... must... have... died... alone - a long, long time ago.

 Oh no, not me... We never lost control....   
 You're face to face... with 'The Man Who Sold The World'.

 Who knows? Not me... We never lost control...
 You're face to face... with 'The Man Who Sold The World'.


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  • Why does Walter remember a man with an accent that visited him, with William Bell, while he was being held captive twenty years earlier?
  • Did the Observers consider William Bell an ally during The Purge, as the science team suggests?
    • If so, now that they have the Amber-encased William Bell, will they honor that alliance and release him?
  • Was the man with the Loyalist face tattoo that passed Nina and the team on the Brooklyn waterfront, Donald?
  • Is Peter now capable of erasing the portions of Walter's brain that Walter asked Nina to remove?
  • The Beacon control device only activated after Peter handled it - was it designed to respond only to him?
    • If so, was it designed to only respond to Peter once he had the Observer tech embedded in his brain stem?
    • Would the control device have responded to any Observer-enabled handler?
  • Did Bell betray Walter and the science team to gain favor with the Observers, or did Bell use that opening to infiltrate the ranks of the invaders and carry-on the fight from within?
  • Is Captain Windmark calculating the variables that will deliver Peter to him, much the way Peter calculated the variables that allowed him to assassinate Mueller and Royce?
  • If Bell was against the science team, why did he leave the control device in the safe that would allow them to summon the two Beacons?
    • Did someone other than Bell leave the control device in the safe?


Season 5 : Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11In AbsentiaThe RecordistThe Bullet That Saved The WorldAn Origin StoryThrough The Looking Glass And What Walter Found ThereFive-Twenty-TenThe Human KindBlack BlotterAnomaly XB-6783746The Boy Must LiveLibertyAn Enemy Of FateSeason 4 : Neither Here Nor ThereOne Night In OctoberAlone In The WorldSubject 9NovationAnd Those We've Left BehindWallflowerBack To Where You've Never BeenEnemy Of My EnemyForced PerspectiveMaking AngelsWelcome To WestfieldA Better Human BeingThe End Of All ThingsA Short Story About LoveNothing As It SeemsEverything In Its Right PlaceThe ConsultantLetters Of TransitWorlds ApartBrave New World, Part 1Brave New World, Part 2Season 3 : OliviaThe BoxThe PlateauDo Shapeshifters Dream Of Electric Sheep?Amber 314226955 kHzThe AbductedEntradaMarionetteThe FireflyReciprocityConcentrate And Ask AgainImmortality6BSubject 13OsStowawayBloodlineLysergic Acid Diethylamide6:02 AM ESTThe Last Sam WeissThe Day We DiedSeason 2 : A New Day In The Old TownNight Of Desirable ObjectsFractureMomentum DeferredDream LogicEarthlingOf Human ActionAugustSnakeheadGrey MattersUnearthedJohari WindowWhat Lies BelowThe Bishop RevivalJacksonvillePeterOlivia. In The Lab. With The Revolver.White TulipThe Man From The Other SideBrown BettyNorthwest PassageOver There, Part 1Over There, Part 2Season 1 : PilotThe Same Old StoryThe Ghost NetworkThe ArrivalPower HungryThe CureIn Which We Meet Mr. JonesThe EquationThe DreamscapeSafeBoundThe No-BrainerThe TransformationAbilityInner ChildUnleashedBad DreamsMidnightThe Road Not TakenThere's More Than One Of Everything


Season 5 : Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11In AbsentiaThe RecordistThe Bullet That Saved The WorldAn Origin StoryThrough The Looking Glass And What Walter Found ThereFive-Twenty-TenThe Human KindBlack BlotterAnomaly XB-6783746The Boy Must LiveLibertyAn Enemy Of FateSeason 4 : Neither Here Nor ThereOne Night In OctoberAlone In The WorldSubject 9NovationAnd Those We've Left BehindWallflowerBack To Where You've Never BeenEnemy Of My EnemyForced PerspectiveMaking AngelsWelcome To WestfieldA Better Human BeingThe End Of All ThingsA Short Story About LoveNothing As It SeemsEverything In Its Right PlaceThe ConsultantLetters Of TransitWorlds ApartBrave New World, Part 1Brave New World, Part 2Season 3 : OliviaThe BoxThe PlateauDo Shapeshifters Dream Of Electric Sheep?Amber 314226955 kHzThe AbductedEntradaMarionetteThe FireflyReciprocityConcentrate And Ask AgainImmortality6BSubject 13OsStowawayBloodlineLysergic Acid Diethylamide6:02 AM ESTThe Last Sam WeissThe Day We DiedSeason 2 : A New Day In The Old TownNight Of Desirable ObjectsFractureMomentum DeferredDream LogicEarthlingOf Human ActionAugustSnakeheadGrey MattersUnearthedJohari WindowWhat Lies BelowThe Bishop RevivalJacksonvillePeterOlivia. In The Lab. With The Revolver.White TulipThe Man From The Other SideBrown BettyNorthwest PassageOver There, Part 1Over There, Part 2Season 1 : PilotThe Same Old StoryThe Ghost NetworkThe ArrivalPower HungryThe CureIn Which We Meet Mr. JonesThe EquationThe DreamscapeSafeBoundThe No-BrainerThe TransformationAbilityInner ChildUnleashedBad DreamsMidnightThe Road Not TakenThere's More Than One Of Everything