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Friday, November 30, 2012

Fringe Fan Gifts (Fringe Merchandise)

In the Fringe episode 'Five - Twenty - Ten' the team finally found a use for William Bell's hand. And Walter made up yet another name for Astrid. This design says, 'Fire Up the Laser Agnes. Let's get that hand out of amber.' around a depiction of Bell's hand in amber.

See t-shirts, sweatshirts and more merchandise with the 'Fire Up the Laser' design.

Season Five of Fringe is here and unfortunately, it's the last one. To memorialize the end of this great show we have this design that has the text: 'Fringe The Final Season' with a number 5 in the background.

See tees, blankets, pillows and more with the 'Fringe The Final Season" design.

Here's one of our great new Fringe designs, right in time for the holidays. It features an Observer's grey Fedora and the word 'Resist'.

Check out the 'Observer Fedora - Resist' section to see all items with this graphic.

This graphic also features an image of an Observer's grey fedora.  Above the hat are the words 'They are Here' written in blue text. 

This funny text-only design says 'When I grow up I want to be Olivia Dunham.'  The colors of the slogan are pink and blue.  It's a perfect gift for anyone who still feels like they are a kid at heart and who also has a healthy dose of admiration for Olivia.

We offer lots of tees, pillows, mugs and more with the 'Be Olivia When I Grow Up' design.

This funny text-only design says 'When I grow up I want to be Peter Bishop.'  The colors of the slogan are green and blue.  It's a perfect gift for anyone who still feels like they are a kid at heart and who also admires Peter.

Find t-shirts, hats, stickers and more with the 'Be Peter When I Grow Up' design here.

To see all the Fringe TV Show products and graphics we offer visit our Fringe Division section.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Fringe Recap - "Five - Twenty - Ten" - Episode 507

Fringe Season 5, Episode 7 (5x07)
'Five - Twenty - Ten'
Original Airdate: Friday November 16, 2012
Alright everyone, get ready for this epic bag of OMGs that Bad Robot has delivered on our doorsteps like an early Christmas present, or Thanksgiving cornucopia, if you'd rather not skip ahead in holidays.
The previously-on-Fringe moments remind us of important events thus far in the season. If you're just tuning in now though, it's probably best if you do not pass go and do not collect your 200 Red Vines until you go back and catch up on this series.
It's just another day in Boston-turned-Observerville and Peter is standing on the sidewalk of a busy street looking around at his surroundings when he starts having flashes of things happening, all tinged in the blue Observer-vision he acquired at the end of last week's episode. He sees an Observer walking along, bumping into a woman in a dark coat who says, "Excuse me," in irritation as he continues on his way without acknowledging his faux pas. A car stops. It already has a couple Observers inside. They motion to the one on the street, calling him Mueller. They tell him they have a meeting they have to attend and he gets in the car with them and it drives off.
Peter snaps out of his little moment (head tilt) and checks his watch. He begins to cross the street as the light turns green, causing a driver to have to stop to avoid running him over. As a Loyalist leans out of his car window to give Peter a piece of his mind, Peter spots the car from his vision a few vehicles back. In the meantime the traffic signal has turned red again causing the people waiting to miss their opportunity to go through it.
Peter finishes crossing the street and watches as the events in his vision begin to unfold before him: Mueller walks down a flight of steps with his briefcase, a vendor hands a patron a drink, Mueller bumps into Dark Coat Woman, (it's red in living color, by the way). Mueller crosses the street near the Observer car but is not called over to it.
Peter glances around and sees one of the 'Etta Resist' posters plastered to the side of a building. A little smile curls one side of his mouth up. (This, for anyone that cares, is the little smile he has after the explosion in the preview when the fedora blows down to the street. So previews, evil temptresses that they are, definitely make things seem not as they actually happen.) Peter pulls out his cell phone and makes a call. When the person on the other end picks up, Peter says, "Anil, I'm going to need your help with something."
Peter is now entering the lab via the underground grate. He has a cardboard box with him that has four neon helium canisters in it. Walter questions where he has been for so long and is a little disappointed to see Peter didn't bring back more than four but accepts it when Peter said that the bartering process took more convincing than he thought it would.
Peter greets Olivia and Astrid while Astrid looks over the bounty he has brought. She says she'll get to work after breakfast. Walter tells her, "Get started. The world's not going to save itself. Chop-chop."

Monday, November 12, 2012

Fringe 506 - 'Through the Looking Glass and What Walter Found There' Observations

Fringe ... Season 5, Episode 6
'Through the Looking Glass and What Walter Found There'
Original Airdate:  Friday November 9, 2012

Well, I didn't get around to doing my full, long-ass recap this week for this episode but I did want to put something up so I thought I'd share some Observations (See what I did there?) I had been discussing with a fellow Fringe fan.  (*wink* starg8fans - I'm looking at you!)

I really need to watch this episode again so my initial opinions may change later.

This episode had some really awesome scenes that I loved - the P/O in Etta's apartment, Peter taking on the Observer, the Peter and Walter scene at the end - but overall it didn't have the same impact that the previous two episodes did.  Which is okay, because I guess they can't all be knock-your-socks-off episodes. 

Going into a bit more detail:  The pain that Peter conveyed with the simple sentence of "I just needed to see her," was so heartbreaking.  And then when he and Olivia were watching the message how Olivia had tears in her eyes and Peter's lip was quivering slightly just knocked that scene out of the park.  What great acting from Anna and Josh.  I loved that they had their moment to actually grieve together over the loss of their daughter.

Something about the tone and inflection in his voice when Peter said he got the injury on his neck when they collapsed the core made me rewind that part several times.

When he was telling Olivia that he was fine I was thinking to myself, 'Peter, you are so far from fine it's not even funny.'

The look he had at the end of that scene when he looked at Etta's image and then out over Olivia's head kind of gave me the creepy shivers.  Of course, I think that I probably read more into every look and nuance Josh gave Peter in this episode because I was trying to see if his Observer was peeking out.

I did love the scene where Walter was counting off his paces and then he took that step and just disappeared.  That was awesome.

The video when he got distracted by the pastries was such a lovely moment for people who have been watching this show all the way through because it was just SO Walter.  It looked to me like Peter, Astrid and Olivia all had tiny endearing smiles when he did that.

I did sort of like Walter being assertive and aggressive telling the trapped man that if he wanted to get out then he would show him.  I didn't think at the time though it meant that it was Ruthless Walter seeping back in.  It was when he made the collateral damage comment I thought, "Uh-oh."  Although I have been wondering when Walter's re-implanted brain parts would catch up.

I was a bit disappointed when Peter and Olivia disappeared into the pocket and just left Astrid outside, but I guess she was serving as the lookout, and poor thing got sucker punched for that too.

This is probably soooo random and unconnected but I noticed that Peter was wearing a hoodie under his jacket at the end of the episode before and when he killed the Observer.  That made me think back to 'Reciprocity' when he was doing the shapeshifter killings.  This episode and the last one made me think about 'Reciprocity' a lot.  That's probably because it was that episode that Dark Peter was so prevelant in.

Although, I do remember him wearing a hoodie in the 1st or second season when he hadn't gone dark.  (I remember it mostly because I watched the gag reel a bunch of times when Josh's phone rings during the scene and he drop kicks it.  I always wondered if that broke his phone.) 

Again, I was probably reading into it but I thought Peter had a weird or menacing look when he told Walter, 'You weren't supposed to leave the lab.'

I was distracted by the camera movement in the scene when Walter, Peter and Olivia are talking about whether Cecil was Donald or not.  It seemed choppy or something, like the editing was weird.  IDK.

It was cool that the doors were marked with the Fringe glyphs ...  I wonder what that means?

You could see how Peter settled into his Observer tech when he was fighting the Observer.  It was like it suddenly started to make sense to him how to move and fight.  When he snapped the Observers neck I actually said, "Ohhhh," out loud.  That was brutal.  I don't want to see Peter keep killing Observers so nonchalantly, but there is definitely something to this side of Peter that is intriguing. 

My friend brought up the parallel between Walter and Peter at the end with both of them slowly changing on the inside and this was my response to that:
God the Peter/Walter scene was so great! I'm so glad you mentioned the parallel there.  I thought there was one, but somehow I got to thinking it was Walter going on a mission years ago to try to get the other Peter at all costs and Peter taking on the world to avenge Etta's death.  After what you mentioned though I totally see how both Walter and Peter are now becoming more in touch with their ruthless sides.

I  had the thought when I was writing this that when Peter called Walter 'Dad,' what if he did that because he thought that was what he was supposed to do?  Thinking that was a proper response to a moment like that.  Because at first I was all, "Awww, he called him Dad."  but what if it meant something completely opposite than what I was thinking?  One good thing is there have been times in the past when Peter was not Observerised he referred to Walter as Dad and he meant it in a loving way.  

One more of the reading into things:  Right before we saw that Peter was seeing in that blue hue it looked like he did an Observer head tilt.  (Really though, what makes an Observer head tilt different than a non-Observer head tilt?)  Did Peter actually smile back at Olivia when she smiled at him?  And did he see something significant during that moment? 

So, everybody, what did you think?   Leave a comment, question or your own thoughts about this episode.  What was your favorite or least favorite moment?  If you try to comment and the blog gives you problems (it can be naughty sometimes) you can email your comment to

The recap for 5x07 is now available.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Fringe Recap - "An Origin Story" - Episode 505

Fringe Season 5 Episode 5 Recap
"An Origin Story"
Original Airdate: Friday November 2, 2012
I can honestly say that I did not expect what happened in this episode. I love that, when something happens that I didn't see coming. But I'm getting ahead of myself.
The episode opens with Peter looking at Etta's Fringe Division ID. Then he picks up a little book that also has the Fringe Division symbol on its pages. Etta's picture stares up at him and he runs his thumb across her cheek. Then he turns to where Olivia is sleeping on the bed and holds the picture up, doing what I can only assume is comparing the two. And from our perspective as the viewer the woman in the picture does look almost identical to the one on the bed. Peter places the book into a cardboard box beside him before picking up a hairbrush and passing his thumb across the bristles, just as he did with the picture of his daughter.
He slides open a drawer in the dresser in front of him, squatting down to give the empty space where it came from a closer inspection. One of the panels on the inside of the drawer sways outwards and has a small button in its corner. He presses it and there is a click. A painting on the wall beside him swings away slightly from the wall. He pulls it towards him to reveal a hidden cache of guns and C-4 explosives behind it. "That's my girl," he says with sadness in his voice.
He starts packing the weapons into a duffel bag (reminding me of that black bag he was carrying around in 'Reciprocity', but I guess that could be said for any black duffel bag) and Olivia awakens and sits up behind him. She says every time she wakes up she realizes that what she has been dreaming is not just a nightmare but reality. "Why would we get her back just to lose her again?" Peter doesn't have an answer for her in words so he offers her comfort by touch. He holds her as she rests her forehead on his chest and he kisses her on the top of the head.
I know the circumstances here are terrible, but it's nice to see them touching each other again. I hope that as tragic as Etta's death was that it serves to bring them together and not push them further apart.
In the bathroom, Olivia removes a framed photo of Etta and a brown-haired woman from a shelf. She puts it in a box. I don't know who the woman is.
In Manhattan, New York, the air starts to visibly crackle with blue streaks of energy. The people in the area decide to take cover because even the atmosphere feels off. Several Hummers roll up, with Loyalists and Observers disembarking. Two Loyalists carry a large re-enforced plastic box out into the middle of the street while an Observer makes notations in a journal. The crate is opened and the Observer removes a metal box which he places a few feet from the original container. Over the sound of the wind swirling around there are some beeps and hums heard coming from the device.
The Observer walks away and stands off to the side, joining another one that is waiting. A large black opening appears above the street in front of them. A few seconds pass and then three large white containers float out of it and slam down onto the street with a clang. The hole closes, leaving both sides of the street and the adjacent building scorched as black as it was. (A musical score that reminds me of 'The Imperial March' plays as the boxes come out.)
The original Observer walks over to the first white box and slices into it, creating a flap. (Is Darth Vader going to come out?) He folds it down so he can access what is inside. With a remote-looking device he scans a piece of equipment inside the box. "Integrity is stable. Prepare for transport," he tells Observer Number 2.

Back at the house, Olivia is packing away a few more things. Peter tells Walter that it's time for them to leave. Walter has found a bottle of Etta's perfume, saying he would like to keep it since, "My memory, it fails me, but my sense of smell helps me remember." Peter let's Walter know it's fine for him to hang on to it.
Astrid calls Peter for a video chat. She explains that there is an ambered propane tank and a gallon of Ethanol in close proximity where she needs to retrieve the next tape from and unless they want the whole lab plus Astrid to go 'Boom!' she's going to have to be really careful in the extraction process.