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‘Fringe’ Episode 505: ‘An Origin Story’ Recap

Joshua Jackson in Fringe Episode 505 An Origin Story

Fringe Episode 505 “An Origin Story” follows the team as they recover from the devastating loss of Etta last week. Caution: Spoilers Ahead.

Olivia and Peter struggle to come to grips with losing their daughter again after just being reunited. Outside on the street, electricity surges announce the arrival of The Observers/Invaders. They carry a large case to the middle of the road and use it to launch a portal. Several storage containers come out of it on pallets. One of the Observers opens one up and scans the machine inside with a handheld device, cryptically telling his partner that they are “ready for transport.”

Back in Etta’s apartment, Olivia takes a call on Etta’s phone and speaks to Anil, Etta’s contact in the Resistance. He asks if they can meet, and Anil tells the Fringe team about the Observers shipment. The Observers are trying to complete their oxygen deprivation device. If they are able to finish building it, they will affect the environment so badly that human life spans will be reduced to 45 years.

When the team asks him how he got this information, Anil reveals they captured an Observer and have his case in their possession. He also has a notebook written in their language, which he asks Olivia to help him translate.

Peter wants to try tinkering around with whatever is in the Observers’ case to see if he can use it to destroy their portals. Walter and Olivia are unsure since they don’t know what they are dealing with, but Peter is dead-set on exacting revenge for Etta’s death.

Can Walter come up with a plan to stop the Observers from taking over our world? More importantly, can Peter overcome his pain and rage over the loss of his daughter to help Olivia see it through?

What did you think of tonight’s episode of Fringe, “An Origin Story”? Did Peter’s actions shock you?

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2 Responses to “‘Fringe’ Episode 505: ‘An Origin Story’ Recap”

  1. Jacki Whitford

    I was not surprised the black hole plan failed, because it just seemed too easy. I was surprised Peter chose to stick Observer tech in his head. I guess as an engineer he felt that was the only way to get a level playing field. But the question is, does that make Peter turn into a human/Observer hybrid – or could he be the first Observer? Just curious.

  2. Anonymous

    Well they are obviously setting Peter up as the one who has the means to fix this problem, but I know they are going to reveal something shocking about Walter by the end too. Perhaps everything isn’t as it seems at all, and Walter is the mastermind who has been sabotaging everything even in this current timeline. Personally, I wish I had been saving my recordings of all of the shows since they started. Now I haven room to store this entire season on my DISH Hopper DVR though, which has thousands of HD hours of recording capacity. I’m saving a bunch of shows so when my DISH coworker comes over we always have something to watch together (like in the summer).

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