14 October 2011
Olivia wakes up to a giant blue ball of energy in her bedroom. The ball attracts metallic objects and causes about a minute-long time distortion. It also appears later and traps her in the bathroom for a little. Walter theorizes that it's a former fellow Cortexifan Kid (who could do astral projection) reaching out to Olivia and sends her to Massive Dynamic to identify the kid.
In this timeline, Walter hates Nina's guts - it's hysterical. And Nina and Olivia have some kind of connection - Nina makes some joke about Olivia's prom date. What is she - her goddamn stepmother?
Walter heads out of the lab for the first time in 3 years to help Olivia track the guy down. They are absolutely adorable together, especially after Walter trashes his hotel room in a fit of germ-paranoia -- they go get root beer floats. That damn energy ball keeps appearing; it even appears after they track down the Cortexifan Kid, and he's not the one doing it.
Olivia helps Walter calm down and focus and solve their problem. None of it makes sense, but he takes the Cortexifan Kid to a power station so that they can - I don't know - make a bigger ball of energy and destroy the other one? Sure.
During this final confrontation, the ball of energy vaguely takes the form of Peter. Olivia sees this, stops the Cortexifan Kid from destroying him, and the energy ball disappears. Cut to the lake Peter drowned in as a child, where Our Peter suddenly rises to the surface. He looks naked too. Awesome.
Broyles calls Olivia to tell her that someone was pulled out of the lake and knows all kinds of classified information, and knows the Fringe team. Oh snap - Peter's going to remember everything and everyone but they're not? OK - that's interesting!!!
Walter's Food Thing of the Week: I caught Walter eating Pop Tarts in the lab. Mmmmm strawberry flavored death.
This Week's Code: RESET
This is another odd episode. It's really just resetting things to bring Peter back. The story with the Cortexifan Kid seems unnecessary and doesn't make a lot of sense. But it has those really nice character moments they've been having lately, like with Walter and Olivia. I still love this, but I'm suffering from Breaking Bad withdrawal - once you've had that show, everything else looks like crap. It's tainting things. Heh. Taint.