Fringe 5x02 - "In Absentia" (Live Commentary, Spoilers)

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Procutus, Oct 5, 2012.


Grade 'In Absentia'

  1. Excellent - Fringe at its best

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  2. Very Good

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  1. Procutus

    Procutus Admiral Admiral

    Feb 6, 2002
    Trapped in the Library

    Good catch, that's why he looked so damn familiar.

  2. TimmyWl

    TimmyWl Commodore Commodore

    Feb 13, 2002
    Honolulu Hawaii
    I thought it was good. I really winced at what Etta had lapsed into as she tortured the Loyalist. In the end she let him go. I also noticed that all the Fringe team (except Walter) carried guns in shoulder holsters. Yet that seems to pale to what the Observers have done.
  3. E-DUB

    E-DUB Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 28, 2011
    Beta tech was still used by TV stations for news recording long after it fell out of favor with the general public. And, of course, this is Walter.
  4. Mister Fandango

    Mister Fandango Fleet Captain

    Sep 6, 2012
    His lab was also decked out with "state of the art" technology of the 70s and 80s. So having a beta player really isn't all that unexpected. And if the guy can create a laser that powerful out of a CD player, I'm sure he wouldn't have much trouble fixing up a VCR that might be a bit worn with age.

    That said, I'm really confused by the amber process. It clearly just creates a protective coating around things, else the de-ambering processes we've seen wouldn't work whatsoever. So... how does it perfectly preserve living flesh, let alone human beings? I mean, it would have to completely stop the brain and every system inside the body... even though it's just coating them externally.
  5. Psion

    Psion Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 19, 2001
    Lat: 40.1630936 Lon: -75.1183777
    Amber is a metamaterial that deflects time.
  6. Worf2DS9

    Worf2DS9 Writer Rear Admiral

    Aug 15, 2001
    Canada, eh
    I notice their hair is almost identical too (colour, length, style):

  7. Borgminister

    Borgminister Admiral Moderator

    May 30, 2001
    [Rod Stewart] Bring your mother, too... [/Rod Stewart]
  8. Enterprise is Great

    Enterprise is Great Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 24, 2004
    Out there someone is writing Olivia and Etta slash fiction...:barf:
  9. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

    Jul 20, 2000
    Durham, North Carolina
    Very good episode. I'm looking forward to the treasure hunt, but did I miss something? Did Walter on the tape say where the next tape is hidden?

    I loved all of the LOST references: Upwards camera shot of Walter and Peter looking down the hatch (seriously, I'm surprised no one mentioned this already), Eric Lange (aka Stuart Radzinsky), Agent Foster's gruesome fate (I guess this sadly means no more Henry Ian Cusick, unless somehow that head is actually still alive and not muscles and nerves moving), and the old video tape telling the viewers mysterious, incomplete information.