|Season 2, Episode 22|
|Airdate||May 20, 2010|
|Written by||Jeff Pinkner|
|Directed by||Akiva Goldsman|
"Over There: Part 1"
|Cast | Transcript|
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
Sacrifices will be made and both universes may never be the same again after Walter and Olivia visit the "other side."
Plot[edit | edit source]
Walternate is informed of the original Walter Bishop's presence in the hospital, but William Bell and Olivia Dunham manage to rescue him first. Walternate lies to Peter about the machine's real purpose, claiming that it can help heal the other world. Fauxlivia and Charlie Francis (Alternate Universe) are unable to capture Walter, but Fauxlivia sees a surveillance shot of Olivia and Walter and goes to confront Walternate.
Peter meets Fauxlivia, who drives him to his new apartment. Walter and Bell go to Harvard to collect equipment needed to return home and Walter reveals his intense dislike for him, considering him a selfish war profiteer while he was locked away for 17 years and is still broken inside. Bell reveals the parallel universe equivalent of himself died in a car accident as a young man. Olivia confronts Fauxlivia, who recognizes that Olivia has feelings for Peter. After a fight Olivia knocks Fauxlivia unconscious and disguises herself her by dying her hair. Peter discovers the machine is symbiotic and needs a particular human to control it: him. Olivia and an oblivious Alt-Charlie go to collect Peter to move him for his own safety. Olivia knocks out Alt-Charlie and reveals herself to Peter, as well as filling him in on the machine's real purpose and Walternate's intentions. Peter states he doesn't belong in the other world or Olivia's world. Olivia reveals her romantic feelings for Peter (they kiss), making him decide to leave with her.
They race to meet up with Walter and Bell at the Opera House, but Fauxlivia and a team of Fringe Commandos catch up with them there. Bell and Olivia hold off the assault while Peter and Walter set up the dimensional device to return home. Without a fuel source to power the device, Bell sacrifices himself to create a nuclear reaction using his body's unstable molecular state. Before dying, he reveals that he took Walter's memories away at Walter's request, as Walter realized the type of person he was becoming. Walter tells Bell that he was wrong about him and forgives him.
Olivia, Walter, and Peter return home successfully. Peter tells Walter that he can't see everything from Walter's perspective yet, but Walter traveled into another universe twice to save him, which counts for something, so Peter forgives him. Olivia is revealed to actually be Fauxlivia infiltrating our side when she arrives at a typewriter communication station to await orders. The Olivia from our world is then seen in a military detention center on the Other Side. Walternate visits her, cruelly staring at her without speaking before leaving her in the dark isolation of solitary confinement.
Notable Quotes[edit | edit source]
Olivia: Peter... you don't belong here.
Peter: No, I don't belong here. But I don't belong there, either.
Olivia: Yes, you do. I have thought of a hundred reasons... why you should come back. To--to fight the shapeshifters, to take care of Walter, to--to save the world. But in the end... you have to come back. Because you belong with me.
Walter: Peter... you are back now, aren't you? You're--you're not leaving again?
Peter: I'm trying to see this your way, Walter. I can't. But... you did cross universes twice to save my life. So that's gotta count for something, right?
Walter: Thank you, Peter. (Peter leaves) My son.
Olivia: Walter, can you walk?
Walter: I can dance if you like. They have absolutely fabulous drugs here, Olivia.
Fauxlivia: What's she like?
Peter: She's a lot like you. Darker in the eyes, maybe. She's always trying to make up for something. Right some imaginary wrong. Haunted, I guess. (pauses) Maybe she's nothing like you at all.
Walter: I see you've aged
Bell: It appears I'm not the only one
Notes[edit | edit source]
- In the scene when Peter is talking to Fauxlivia about subtle differences in the two universes, a DC comic book titled "Red Lantern co-starring Red Arrow" is shown in the background. On the cover of the original comic book it says "Green Lantern co-starring Green Arrow". This alternate cover was actually released as "1:10 Retailer Incentive Variant Homage Cover" for the final issue of Tales From the Fringe.
- September can be seen in the background inside the KGC when Olivia Dunham, Walter Bishop and William Bell discuss their next move.
- The staff in the hospital Walter ends up in work with Windows 7, even if the technology is years ahead on the other side (as we learned in Peter (episode), where Walter shows a digital mobile to the military).
- Although credited, Blair Brown (Nina Sharp) does not appear in this episode.
- In a cut scene (Special on disk 6 in the DVD Box) Walternate drives in a car with Peter, listening to Violet Sedan Chair - 'Hovercraft Mother' and states that it's his favorite band with this being their 3rd album and his most favorite. Peter refers to the band as a somewhat soundtrack of his life but there would only exist one album on the other side which is TOTALLY explained in season 3 episode 10 'The Firefly' by the chain-reaction that Peter's existence on the 'blue side' caused the keyboarder's son to die.
Goofs[edit | edit source]
- A camera hanging on a wire is visible on the windows reflection during a traveling shot of New York skyscrapers.
- Walter Bishop's nickname for William Bell evolved from Willy (Season 1) to Billy (early Season 2) to Belly in the episodes of "Over There".
Music[edit | edit source]
- "Science Fiction/Double Feature" by Richard O'Brien
- "New Sensation" by The B-52s
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