Deconstruction Review of Fringe, Episode 12 Season 5 Liberty
Posted by Karl Withakay on January 21, 2013
A Dreary Blue Episode
There won’t be a plot synopsis of this episode over at Polite Dissent this week.
Underdogs or Top Cats?
The resistance has a comprehensive surveillance system that can track a convoy, and they even have satellites!
Broyles is known to have worked very closely with Peter, Olivia, Walter, and Nina in the past. Shouldn’t he be at the top of the suspect list for the potential identity of “The Dove”? Why would you even put any other names on the list until he was definitively ruled out?
Minor Trivia About Cortexiphan
Cortexiphan has a shelf life of 127 years, which is very long for a drug. Maybe it’s like fine wine and it actually gets better with age.
The lot of Cortexiphan used by Walter was made on 3-06-11.
It’s too bad Scott’s not still watching; I’d love to heart what he says about the volume of fluid (cortexiphan) that was injected into Olivia’s brain stem. I suspect that injecting that large a volume of fluid into the brain stem would be very problematic regardless of what kind of fluid it was.
Potential side Effects of cortexiphan withdrawal include hallucinations, disorientation, and lapses in time. (I am guessing “lapses in time” means actually jumping around through time rather than experiencing blackouts.
Cortexiphan is “burned up” by jumping between universes.
Quote of the Show
“There is no greater danger than that which is unknown.”
Questions About the Alterverse
If they can travel to the Alterverse as easily as they can travel within our universe, why have The Observers generally left the Alterverse alone? (We know that an Observer observing Walternate in the Alterverse made Walternate not notice discovering the cure for Peter’s malady.)
Does the Alterverse have Observers of its own, or are they observed by Observers from our universe?
Does the Alterverse have a different destiny in which The Observers never develop?