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FRINGE Recap: ‘Immortality’

February 11, 2011 by  

1. an organism that lives on or in an organism of another species, known as the host, from the body of which it obtains nutriment.
2. a person who receives support, advantage, or the like, from another or others without giving any useful.

When FRINGE executive producer Jeff Pinkner teased that tonight’s episode was about parasites — only one of which is a bug — he wasn’t kidding, was he?

Yes, there were bugs being hatched so one scientist could achieve immortality from his research, but I think we can all agree the most important “parasite” is Altliv’s unborn kid.

Holy. Crap.

Look, this isn’t entirely a surprise. When the Observer told Peter, “It must be very difficult…being a father,” we all wondered if this could be the case, right? Anna Torv (Olivia) didn’t help those rumors die down when she and I chatted last week.

But suspecting something and having it actually play out on our screens are two different things. Now we know for sure that Altlivia is pregnant with Peter’s kid.

I do have to give major props to the FRINGE writers for immediately letting Altlivia’s fiance realize he isn’t the baby daddy. I figured if Altlivia was pregnant, Frank would think it was his kid and she would willingly go along with that lie, seeing as it’s easier than the truth. But he confronted her, she told him when she conceived and Frank’s only question was if Altlivia loved her baby’s father. Um, I think we’d all like to know the answer to that. It sure seems like she does.

However, the person who was arguably happiest about the news was Walternate. Earlier in the episode, he found himself unable to okay that the necessary experiments to further the research into our Olivia’s unique brain chemistry because they would need to be conducted on kids. Apparently killing off adults was fine, but risking children was something even Walternate was not okay with.

I actually felt bad for Walternate this episode. He clearly misses his son. As much as I adore — and prefer — our Walter, when he lost his first son, he gained another. This Walternate has lost everything. He needed to find something to bring his Peter home and away from the perceived pull of our Olivia. Luckily for him, he found out about Altlivia’s pregnancy.

How amazingly creepy was Walternate’s smile when he went to Altlivia’s home to talk to her about his unborn grandkid? John Noble, you are a rock star.

So what did you guys think of the episode? Are you excited for what drama Altlivia’s pregnancy will bring to the show?

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9 Responses to “FRINGE Recap: ‘Immortality’”

  1. Morgan on February 11th, 2011 10:52 pm

    Rock star? No. He’s not a rock star. He’s bigger than that.

    This episode was killer, and creepy. It really put me in the mind of The X-Files, good and scary. With some great personal drama to boot. I frakking love this show.

  2. Marisa Roffman on February 12th, 2011 12:37 am

    Yeah, the bugs felt very X-FILES-esque!

  3. Shelly on February 12th, 2011 12:37 am

    I’m terrified. I am really liking the alt universe people, but love our original gang. I don’t want either universe to end. What happens when Peter finds out about his baby? If he goes to the other world, does he become Bomb Boy? Or is that going to happen here? Is it possible that “here” has been “alternate” all along? Does he love Olivia or Fauxlivia? Will he choose? GAH!

    The only thing I am certain of is that John Noble is a god of both universes.

  4. Chris on February 12th, 2011 11:18 am

    So, my mom and I love this show, and her theory is this: If in fact Fringe does get cancelled at the end of this season, Peter will find out he is the father of Alt-Olivia’s baby, and move to the alternate universe. When he does that real Olivia will be left alone, but by Peter moving to his original universe, the proper balance will be restored and both universes will be able to exist. Just a thought, but I feel like that would be a pretty amazing ending!! Loved this week’s ep…and of course John Noble is amazing!!

  5. Kali on February 12th, 2011 11:34 am

    I love Fringe…everything about it, particularly this season has been the greatest thing ever written or performed on the small screen.
    However, as intruiged as I am by the alternate universe, I want Peter with our Olivia…she has been broken and damaged but she has opened up to Peter…she deserves to be happy and knowing Peter has had everything she wanted with him with someone else who is like her “just better”, according to her, is just heartbreaking. I really really hope Peter will choose our Olivia…despite Bolivia’s pregnancy.

  6. Chris on February 12th, 2011 12:47 pm

    And can I just add that I really really want peter to choose our olivia! Its hard to imagine how they are going to wrap this story line!!!

  7. Magy on February 12th, 2011 3:47 pm

    The Fringe writers have really written themselves into a pickle with this one. Considering the fact that Peter is a decent guy (that’s one of the reasons why we love him so much) I can’t imagine a scenario in which he won’t choose Altliv now that she’s pregnant. I feel like in order for him to choose our Olivia, something will have to happen to the baby. I think that Peter really loves our Olivia, but that he’d commit himself to Fauxlivia if she had his kid.

    I can’t wait to see how this all works out! Fringe is the best thing since the X-Files.

  8. Victorious on February 14th, 2011 7:06 pm

    I LOVE this show!!! All I can say is I can’t wait for the next episode!!! This the first show that actually has me thinking about it all everyday all week long. I’m always running different scenarios in my head when I have some downtime and no other show has ever done this to me!!! Fox renew Fringe!!!

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