“Not from here? You mean, like, China?” -Lincoln Lee, you have much to learn
It’s that time again (finally): Fringe time!!! The season premiere kicked off Fringe’s fourth season on Friday with the episode “Neither Here Nor There”. This is an excellent title, as it describes my feelings on the episode and the way it dealt with the craziness that occurred in the season finale. To briefly recap last season’s shenanigans in a language only Fringesters will understand: Walternate turned on the Machine Over Here from Over There, and Peter tried to stop the annihilation of our world by entering the Machine. This led to his consciousness being sent forward in time to 2026, where he and Olivia are married, Walternate’s universe is destroyed (but not before he came Over Here) and our world is slowly disintegrating. Walternate seeks his revenge for the death of his side by destroying Peter’s world – he shoots Olivia in the head and everyone is very, very sad. Our Walter then realizes who sent the pieces of the machine back in time – he did, and only Peter can stop him. Oh goody, a paradox! Peter’s consciousness brings him this knowledge in the present, and he changes history by bringing the two universes together, only to find himself erased from time in the process (booo!). Walter would have never crossed Over There to save Peter life as a boy/steal him away, causing the hatred from Walternate that wound up destroying Olivia.
Got all that? Whew.
Read on for Amy’s full recap and review!