Over There, Part 2
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|Over There, Part 2|
|Air Date:||May 20, 2010|
|Written by:|| Jeff Pinkner|
|Directed by:||Akiva Goldsman|
|Guest Cast:|| Leonard Nimoy as William Bell|
Kirk Acevedo as Charlie Francis
Heather Doerksen as Major Warner
|Previously:||Over There, Part 1|
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Over There, Part 2 is the twenty-third episode of the second season of FRINGE, and the season finale. It first aired on May 20, 2010. Walter and Olivia continue their quest to retrieve Peter. Bell intercedes and helps them with their mission. Alternate universe counterparts use a covert tactic when Peter slips away from them.
SynopsisAlternate Universe. High overhead lower Manhatan as a passenger in an otherwise unmanned helicopter, Peter Bishop takes an aerial tour of the unfamiliar skyline and the various Fringe events that have devastated the metropolitan area over the past few decades. The computer-generated tour guide highlights the details on a heads-up screen and briefly offers some history on what it is displaying: Across the East River, Fringe Event 2461 in 1990, also known as the Long Island Triangle, is a semi-permanent thin spot in the fabric between the universes. The temporal and spatial distortions legally dead. Peter continues the flight to his intended destination on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, and to join his father at work. Along the way, his computer guide offers the history of the island - under the authority of The Earth Protection Act of 1989, Liberty Island was reassigned under eminent domain guidelines and is now Headquarters - United States Department of Defense.
Before Peter arrives Secretary Bishop is notified that something odd is going-on at New York General Hospital - a high priority individual has been admitted for treatment - and it appears to be him. Resting quietly in bed with her boyfriend on a peaceful Sunday morning, Bolivia rolls over and answers the video phone call from her boss, Colonel Broyles - time to roll, she has an assignment - get to the hospital and locate this Bishop look-alike. In his office, Bishop gets the word from Broyles that his Fringe Division team is on the way to intercept the enemy target at the hospital. Peter joins his father after the call and Bishop beams with pride... he has imagined this take-your-son-to-work moment so many times. Strange.
In the reception line at New York General Hospital, William Bell and Olivia Dunham queue-up as they try to get more information on the whereabouts of the injured Walter Bishop. The hospital is the last one near the park, if they don't find Walter here they will have to expand their search. Agent Francis march into the lobby on the prowl. Olivia spots the threat, warns Bell, then retreats into the hospital to start visually checking beds. Bell moves to engage the investigators directly in order to delay and divert their efforts. Francis directs the reception nurse to purge all of the hospital records associated with the Walter Bishop they have in Bed 18 - Fringe Authorization. Bell steps in as they start toward Walter's room and politely delays them with tales of the pulse weapons they are carrying, and his old friendship with their boss, Secretary Bishop. Olivia finds Walter in good health and good spirits. He wants proof that it is charmed as they are with Bell's good-natured conversation - Francis and Bolivia coldly walk away and get on with the task-at-hand. Walter finishes dressing... he is enamored with the wonderful drugs he was given and the accelerated healing techniques that have almost completely healed his gunshot wound. Seconds after he and Olivia slip away, the Fringe Division duo arrives at Bed 18, only to find it empty - time to lockdown the building. Bell pulls his car around to the Emergency Room entrance and finds Walter and Olivia stepping outside to escape capture. Neither of the men have a civil word for one another after all of the years apart. After the three drive off, Bolivia begins a search of the hospital security footage near Walter's bed and finds the expected, and the unexpected - an identical version of Secretary Bishop, and oh no, an identical version of her. Over There, Part 1). The conversation is interrupted with the news that Agent Dunham has reported as ordered. Bishop has Dunham brought in. After introductions are made, Bolivia asks if she has something stuck in her teeth - what with Peter staring at her for so long and not saying a word. Peter is apologetic... she "kind of" reminds him of someone he knows... that's all. Bishop asks his son to step out of the office for a moment, he needs to talk business with Dunham. Once they are alone, Dunham reports to her superior that they lost Walter Bishop at the hospital - and that he probably had help escaping. One thing that is really bothering her though is that they were not told the invaders from the alternate universe would resemble they themselves. Bishop shares his grand view on that topic - these 'doubles' are monsters, and they will do anything and say anything to gain their trust, and the upper-hand. Bolivia figures that the man she just met... Peter, he probably knows the other version of her - the one from other side. Bishop proudly feeds Dunham the real 4-1-1 on the deal. The man she just met... Peter, that is his son - the one that was kidnapped over two decades ago. Now that Secretary Bishop realizes that his son is very familiar with the other Olivia Dunham, he steps closer and lowers his voice - he needs a favor of Bolivia.
Olivia, Walter and Bell find sanctuary in a busy fast food restaurant and take a few minutes to have a meal and formulate a plan. Walter thinks his chicken is just as good as back in this universe, but of course, he had already figured-out their trademark seasoning way back in the early-80's. Bell and Saint Claire's. Olivia stops the bickering - she will try to find Peter - Walter and William will build the 'doorstop' that will allow them to return home - everyone will gather back at the Opera House later that night, period. After Olivia leaves, Bell and Walter agree that of everything they have accomplished together, Olivia may be their greatest achievement.
Bolivia delivers Peter to the high-tech state-of-the art apartment that Secretary Bishop set up for him in lower Manhatan, complete with
Bell drives through the New England countryside, as Walter studies the barren wasteland. His question for William - Am I responsible for this, the wilted landscape? Between bites of licorice, Bell delivers the last thing Walter wanted to hear - you are. Walter's heart sags as he turns to the horizon, half of the Boston skyline is encase in quarantine Amber. A few highrise buildings remain. The scarce vegetation that remains is gray and ashen.
Bolivia returns to her apartment, leaves her backpack and jacket in the living room and steps into the kitchen to find something to eat. She places her gun and badge on the countertop, then opens the refrigerator and finds a prepared dish with a note on it from Frank on it. Bolivia takes the food into the living room and finds Olivia standing there with a pistol leveled at her face. How did?.. we keep our spare in the same place.
In the Harvard lab, Bell and Walter begin assembly of the "doorstop" particle accelerator they will need to return to this universe. They need to modify the device to amplify and limit molecular destabilization margins. Walter is still worried that Olivia, by herself, will be unable to open the portal. Bell tells Walter not to worry about that - leave that task to him.
Still at gunpoint, Bolivia learns that she needs to take her counterpart to Peter. Olivia learns something too. Mom, at least Bolivia's mom, is still alive, but that Bolivia's sister died during childbirth. Olivia's desperation to find Peter leads Bolivia to the conclusion that the two are romantically involved.
In the Harvard lab as the two scientists prepare to leave with the equipment, Walter asks Bell to tell him why he removed parts of his brain. Bell skirts the issue and tells Walter he had his reasons - let the past be the past. Time to head back for the rendezvous in four hours.
Bolivia agrees to help find Peter, but raises Olivia's suspicion when she starts to reach for something in her pack. Olivia searches the pack for a spare weapon, only to look up and find that Bolivia keeps her spare pistol in her jacket... the one that is now pointed at her face.parallel universe Olivia places her pistol on the table when ordered, and challenges Bolivia - they had an agreement that she would take her to Peter. Bolivia starts
In his new high-tech midtown apartment, Peter sits alone, amid all of the test equipment that his father had sent over, and dictates his findings on the power source problem that he was given. The component is unresponsive to his test, yet it seems completely undamaged in anyway. It just seems - incomplete. Perhaps it is. Perhaps it is missing an organic aspect to interface with its' mechanical qualities. Peter runs his hand over some of the smaller pieces and they leap-up and attach to his hand as if they were magnetically attracted.
On the drive over to Peter's apartment, Francis asks Olivia about what she knows about the recovery of Peter Bishop. She offers him something that Bolivia might say... I don't know much. Agent Francis can only image what the tabloid news will have to say when they find out about the return of Peter Bishop. Olivia continues to manipulate the conversation - maybe the return of young Bishop has something to do the people from the alternate universe showing-up. Francis is a little dismayed with recent events. His old-school training never prepared him to deal with invaders from an alternate universe - this new stuff makes him feel obsolete.
In her apartment, Bolivia rests with her wrists and ankles tied to her chair. She comes to.In his apartment, Northwest Passage). They both agree that Peter does not belong in this universe. Peter adds that he doesn't belong in her universe either. Olivia disagrees - he does - he belongs there with her. Of all the other good things he needs to return for, he needs to come back to be with her. A long, slow,
Secretary Bishop marches into the Situation Room at Fringe Division with Bolivia Dunham at his heel. Colonel Broyles greets them and is met with the demand to retask his surveillance assets to find a fugitive. Who are we looking? Bolivia can answer that one - she is the one they need to pinpoint. After only a few seconds, Bolivia's identification card registers in the database: Olivia just passed a Sector 47 checkpoint, she must be headed back to the Opera House in Brooklyn. Fringe Division deploys a tactical team to engage the invaders.
Outside of the Orpheum Theater in Brooklyn, Walter fusses about the tardiness of Olivia and Peter as Bell works to get the particle accelerator inside the theater, and operational. Just as they are about to haul the large heavy device in to the foyer, Olivia pulls around the corner and parks, then she and Peter hurry to help with the contraption being taken into the theater. Walter and Peter stare at each other and saying nothing to break the angry tension. Bell is happy to see Peter and tells him so - they haven't seen one another for so long, and Peter looks better than Bell thought he might have, although he suspiciously doesn't say why. Suddenly, the night air fills with the sound of sirens closing in on their position. The Bishops rush the accelerator inside to get it fired-up and ready, while Olivia and Bell remain out front.Bell opens the door to his car and grabs an experimental firearm he has stowed inside... the Model 77 he fires hits one of the vehicles the tactical team arrived in, flipping it thirty feet
Olivia runs out of ammunition, while Bell continues to fire at the vehicles down the street that are providing barricades for the Fringe Division officers. Olivia turns and spots Bolivia behind them just as she is about to fire her weapon. Olivia yells to Bell as a warning. The loud explosion from the shot catches the Bishops attention as they wait near the now ready-and-waiting device they brought with them. Outside, Dunham hovers over Bell as he regains his wits following the concussive explosion. What happened? The grenade. It knocked the two of them out and looks like it pretty much wiped out every assault vehicle down the street, along with the assault personnel. The two rush inside to join the Bishops.Inside the theater, Walter
Back in Walter's lab, Astrid missed Peter during his absence and lavishes him with a third piece of fresh pie. Cooking is what she does when she is nervous and worries about someone as much as she worried about him. Welcome home. Walter tends to Gene silently. Astrid will give Walter a ride home while Peter takes a walk. Walter breaks his silence with his main concern - is his son going to leave abandon him again. Peter thinks about his answer... he is trying to see Walter's perspective on the all that has transpired, but he can't just yet. The good news is that Walter crossed between universes, twice now, to save his life. That's a point in Walter's favor.
The store owner of Typeset Antiques, greets and flirts with a new customer that has entered the store. Agent Dunham, with her long red hair tied-back, tells the man what she is looking for - the Selectric Model 251 that he keeps locked-up in the back. With a sigh, he gets the key for his latest special customer. Bolivia Dunham makes her way to the private room and sits down to report back to her universe that she has infiltrated this one. She needs updated orders. After
In the alternate universe, Secretary Bishop marches through the dark halls of a sterile facility and opens the screen on the window of a dark holding cell. He flips on the light and Olivia Dunham rushes from her bed with a dire request for her release. Bishop says nothing, turns off her light and closes the screen on her window.
- The Observer passes behind Olivia, Walter and William Bell as they sit and talk at a fast food restaurant in the alternate universe.
- Anagram. Bell stands next to a chalkboard in Secretary Bishop's abandoned laboratory. The phrase "A DEMON'S TWIST RUSTS" is printed in large lettering. An anagram for the phrase is "DON'T TRUST SAM WEISS".
- Differences Between Universes. Extensive List
- Episode References
- Brain Surgery. William Bell telling Walter that Walter wanted parts of his brain removed references the closing scene in Grey Matters, a flashback sequence where Walter is about to be operated on by Doctor Paris (Bell).
- Recurring Themes
- Selectric 251. Bolivia uses the same typewriter to contact the alternate universe as the Shape Changer did.
- Quarantine Amber. The quarantine amber used to "seal" holes in the alternate universe resembles the same material used in the bus attack in the episode The Ghost Network.
• New Sensation by The B-52s
• Science Fiction/Double Feature from Soundtrack - The Rocky Horror Picture Show
|— Plot Relevant Questions —||Address theories about questions on Over There, Part 2/Theories Ask minor questions on the Talk Page|
1) Do not answer the questions here.
- Why does Secretary Bishop's chalkboard in his abandoned Harvard laboratory have the cryptic message - "A DEMONS TWIST RUSTS"?
- What are her mission instructions and objectives for this universe?
- Is she aware that Olivia confessed her love for Peter?
- Did she receive medically treated to prepare her for the trip to this universe?
- William Bell
- What identification does he show the nurse that changes her attitude from annoyed to apologetic?
- What is the nature of his relationship with Secretary Bishop that enables him to "keep close" to the political appointee?
- If he is on good terms with Secretary Bishop as a supplier of advanced technology, is he well-known in society?
- If so, why does he go unrecognized by Bolivia and Agent Francis?
- Does the use of a 'quarantine device' demand 'amber-aerosol' containment?
- Does Secretary Bishop know about Cortexiphan and the test subjects from this universe?
- Does he know that Olivia has Cortexiphan-induced abilities?
- Is a Cortexiphan-equivalent drug available in the alternate universe?
- If so, was Bolivia treated with that drug?
- Does Olivia's Cortexiphan-induced abilities give her the power to escape confinement in the alternate uiverse?