Deconstruction Review of Fringe, Episode 21 Season 4 Brave New World, Part 2 of 2
Posted by Karl Withakay on May 11, 2012
A Gold/Yellow Episode
As always, an episode synopsis will be found over at Scott’s Polite Dissent
Quote of the Show
“As scientists, we’re taught that fate is nothing more than the convergence of a series of probabilities into one potential outcome, that there’s no such thing as divine intervention.”
Forgotten Point About Last Week’s Episode
Somehow I skipped over it in my note when writing last week’s post, but since Olivia mentioned Bell’s attempt to ignite the underground oil reserve, in this episode, I’ll cover it here. Just superheating up an oil reserve wouldn’t ignite it unless there was sufficient oxygen present to support combustion. You can’t burn petroleum with oxygen.
Like Father, Like Son: Peter’s a Chip of the Old Block
Walter would have been proud of Peter’s reanimation of Jessica’s corpse in an attempt to extract Walter’s whereabouts.
Was that a Light Saber Needle Peter Used?
I’ve never stuck a syringe into a human skull before (I have dissected a fetal pig), but it didn’t seem to take very much effort to get that needle into Jessica’s skull.
That was a nice implementation of a classic illusion/ special effects technique of inserting and removing the telescoping probe from Olivia’s skull. Walter even bit down on it to supposedly prevent it form collapsing since we could tell it was a telescoping probe/pointer.