1. Fringe is amazing. 2. Please tell me this episode wasn't aired out of order...

Okay, so at the end of ep18, we're still dealing with David Robert Jones and then all of a sudden, we're in 2036. I can dig it, even if the info dump at the beginning was weaksauce...

Kinda awesome episode, even if i'm not sold on the really evil Observer dude who enjoys his work (seems like a big shift...) but overall, the episode lays down lots of clues and Fringe has handled earlier throwaway mysteries (like the beacon) pretty damn well so i'm cool with giving them the benefit of the doubt...

But now, we're going back to 2011 and the thing with Jones and the machine again.

okay, REALLY weird but fine, I can deal, as long its not Netflix fucking around with unaired episodes or something again...

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grrr...

on the plus side, the last few episodes dealing with the whole 'peace treaty' thing has been pretty damn enjoyable on the whole.

I've not liked the whole memory thing with our Olivia but i've already rehashed my thoughts on that a dozen times before so we'll skip it today... :p

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Fauxlivia and Walter is just all kinds of brilliant but i still call Walter/Astrid (or Walter/Astro if you prefer) Forever!

I've decided I now have a major crush on AltVerse!Astrid though. She's just too cute and awesome for words... especially with the coffee.

The only other conclusion i've come to; apart from that Fringe is fucking amazing and i should have watched it first time round.... i've concluded that I still hate shapeshifters as a plot device. I just hate everything about them. The predictable stories they engender, the stupidity they require on all sides for them to work and/or be defeated, etc...

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On the bright side, its clear they were having fun with the title sequence, shifting it around for each 'universe'. Very nice touch.

curious thought #432: How do they perform the cross-cut when carving someone out of amber? The laser scapels are neat but do they have some sort of mirror rig?