Friday, February 5, 2010

Season 2 - Episode 15 "Jacksonville"

When parts of the other universe start to appear on our side, there are many casualties. Unfortunately the universes need to be equal in mass, and so another building of the same mass will disappear from our universe into theirs, killing anyone inside that building. In an attempt to prevent this from happening, Walter remembers that Olivia had the ability to see things that were either about to leave our universe, or things that are from their universe. To try to re-enable that ability, the team goes to Jacksonville, where Olivia was exposed to Cortexiphan. We get a glimpse into the horrors that the children who were given to Cortexiphan were exposed to. Unfortunately, to re-enable the ability Olivia has to be scared, but she has learned to channel her fear into anger. With time running out, Walter and Peter try to narrow down the search for the building by calculating the approximate mass of each of the buildings in New York. When nothing can be done to save the lives of hundreds of people, Peter tries to comfort Olivia and they almost end up kissing, but Olivia realizes that she is scared. She sees the glimmer and evacuates everyone from the building just in time to save them. With the day saved, Olivia and Peter go out for drinks (date?), and Olivia notices that Peter is not from this universe.

And where is the Observer? Nearly impossible to see in this episode, so no worries if you missed him. Actually it is a miracle if you did, so congratulate yourself. As the team arrives at the building with the deformed people at the very beginning of the episode, he appears on camera for almost a whole second walking in front of the fire truck. It is very dark so it is incredibly hard to see. He is below in the picture, in the red box for your convenience. Also, there are some observations of my own below the picture for this episode. They are mainly questions about what happened, so if you have any input, feel free to comment.

Okay, so first, there is the obvious question of when the people were evacuated, wouldn't that change the mass of the building?

Then there is the question, when Walter took Peter from the alternate universe, did something from here replace him?

And finally, the code that Walter input into the lock to get into Jacksonville is obviously going to come up again when he remembers what it is. I think it might be a date, 5 - 20 - 10, May 20th 2010. Maybe the date when the universes collide?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Season 2 - Episode 14 "The Bishop Revival"

Half of a wedding is killed by a mysterious biological weapon that can target people with specific traits so that they are the only ones in a group who are killed. The only thing the team has to go on is a blurred photo of the assailant until Walter remembers his father's work as a Nazi spy. The books containing the work have been sold by Peter and have been soon afterwards destroyed, which does not explain how the killer is using Walter's father's formula. During a raid of the killer's home, Walter is affected by the toxin, but he survives by quick thinking on Olivia's part. After searching the house the killer's true plans are revealed, to use the toxin at a racial tolerance meeting. As Olivia and Peter search for the toxin, Walter creates his own batch of toxin specifically designed to kill the killer. Everyone but the killer is saved, but Walter has lost some of Olivia's and Broyles's trust.

And where is the Observer? Well this week we can all thank blue sunflower for their contribution, and for saving my ass. Thank you very much. Anyways, the Observer passes right behind the window, behind the woman and her daughter in the coffee shop. He was a little hard to spot this week so don't feel to bad is you missed him. The official picture is below with him in a red box for your viewing pleasure. See you all tomorrow.