Finally, an intense episode that had tons of beautiful character moments, dealt with repercussions of season-long stories, advanced the DRJ plot, properly utilised all the major players, was action-packed and awe-inducing. Bravo. Awesome.
I loved the initial scene with Olivia, the reveal about her nephew must have been jarring. As I and others have been saying, it's very problematic for the Blue Olivia to live in the Amber world. She thinks she can handle it, but can she? The episode dealt with that in an interesting way, not just regarding her emotional status but also regarding her status as a Fringe agent. That said, I was also somewhat struck by what Broyles said, praising the Amber Olivia he knew (in contrast to Amber Olivia's thought that Blue Olivia is better than her). Hm. Olivia is awesome in any incarnation, I guess. Broyles and Lincoln spoke very highly/warmly about poor Amber Olivia and I appreciated that.
The one thing I didn't like was the 60/40% reference. That's awfully simplistic. I guess they needed to indicate where Olivia is at, but I think her forgotten nephew, the forgotten discussion with Lincoln as well as her comfort level with Peter were enough, an actual number (put on someone's memories? Let alone emotions? By a psychiatrist? How scientific...?) was too heavy-handed in my opinion.
The Walter/Peter moments were AMAZING. The beer with the bow? Aw. I also thought the Peter/Lincoln moments were well done, I love those two together. And the Walter/Lincoln moments? So adorable. And it was also great to see the "old" Peter and Olivia, working a case as a couple. Aw again. So much cuteness tonight.
Oh and how will the mutants play into the overall story? I don't know. But they are cool.
Not cool? Walter exiting a bathroom holding "HUMP".
Edited by Princess Lucky, Mar 30, 2012 @ 9:30 PM.