Gotham Central wrote:
What would have made more sense would have been if they had shown that the observers were indeed from the future, just not our future. They could have been from the future of the other side. That would have explained why they did not invade over there. They were protecting their own timeline. On top of that...it almost makes sense that the observers would have originated over there. That world was much more technically advanced and as actively putting fringe science to use. Plus they had a version of Walter whose inventiveness, ambition and curiosity ultimately went unchecked. It seems reasonable that such a world where a Walter who was whole...might head down a dark path that leads to the Observers. From a dramatic perspective it would have tied Walters fear of his dark side and healing mind to the destruction around him.
Plus having the observers be from the future of the other side would have tied nicely to the central role that the parallel universe played in earlier seasons. As it stands season 5 feels divorced from everything that happened earlier.
I actually like that a lot, and was thinking about that for awhile, that it's actually the other side invading here because they seem so perfect over there, that they want all humans in the future to be perfect and no emotions mean no jealousy. I also would have done something with Boliva's and Peter's baby being in Micheal's family somehow.
It wouldn't have been too hard to explain that either, plus might have given a "why invade?" too
So far this discussion is up to 15 pages, that's a record for Fringe.
It's two episodes, so it's only 7.5 an episode.
90% of you gave it an A+ or an A? Really?