‘FRINGE’ Photo Recap: “The End of All Things”

Fringe is charging full-speed towards the season’s end, which means tons of teasing tidbits of backstory, high-stakes confrontations, emotional gut-punches, and dynamic fisticuffs. So why do I still feel so empty inside? Probably because this episode had a lot of Nina Sharp, and also Peter’s dream-walk down memory lane with September was more than a little soul-crushing (in a good way). I hope you’re up on your Princess Bride, Star Wars, and Say Anything references, because this week’s recap is chock full of ’em. (Sorry if I got a little carried away.)

Peter and Lincoln went to Olivia’s apartment to snoop around, because that’s what gentlemen do when their fake girlfriend gets kidnapped. Peter seemed oddly obsessed with the light fixtures (foreshadowing?) and Lincoln was too upset to do anything useful except chastise Peter for being a selfish ho.

Poor Olivia… Her existential crisis/sexy time with Peter had been rudely interrupted by David Robert Jones’ thugs kidnapping her, leaving her stuck in a cell with some version of Nina Sharp (probably the last person on this show I would want to be kidnapped with).

Elsewhere, the Observers were getting together for a little powwow in the middle of the city to discuss very important Observer matters, like regulation tie lengths and softball league registration.

Silly March, always one step behind the rest of the gang.

Determined that Nina knew something about Olivia’s disappearance, Broyles and Lincoln double-teamed her for a fun round of their version of good cop/bad cop, except I’m not sure they knew which of them was supposed to be “good cop,” so it was more like cute cop/mad cop.

Back at the lab, Walter was creating his most brilliant lab snack yet…or a diabetes sandwich. Your call. Either way, it looked delicious. Astrid and Peter were going over the sex tapevideo recording from the camera he found in Olivia’s apartment.

[Side note: For those of you who don’t know what a Lite-Brite is, check it out. Also, I feel sorry for you. Your childhood must have been really sad.]

And now it’s time for a game called “spot the differences.” (Or as I like to call it, “Where’s Baldo?”) See if you can spot the differences between the following two images:

Did you spot the difference?… That’s right! The jar of pickles on the desk behind Walter appears be slightly more full in the second picture.

There you have it folks—the Observer has spoken. The meaning of life is “to blave,” which we all know means “to bluff.” Lucky for us, the Observer was only mostly dead (if at all), so there was still time for Peter to casually drop into his consciousness for a little chat, risking his own life in the process. But first he had to call Lincoln to tell him that he loved him one last time.

Both Ninas were in various states of questioning and/or torture, but we still didn’t know which one was evil (or if they both were). It was kind of like The Parent Trap, with Peter and Olivia as the estranged parents, and the Ninas as the meddling-but-well-meaning twins. (Minus the well-meaning part.)

Obviously Peter never saw Mean Girls, or he would have known that you shouldn’t have sex, because you will get pregnant and die. (Which, ironically, is what almost happened to AltLivia when she gave birth to Henry.) But enough about Peter’s bad decisions… He was just waking up from his enlightening dream meeting with September when the Observer disapparated.

Well that’s awkward. So much for Plan A. But seriously, it wasn’t like DRJ was gonna get killed in the 14th episode of the season. Come on, Olivia. Her night just got worse from there (as if that was even possible).

I do declare, that was a most excellent set-up for the final eight episodes of the season. As much as I enjoyed Peter and Olivia’s brief reunion last episode, I’m glad the Observer was there to knock some sense into Peter and remind him of the consequences of his last accidental indiscretion with not-his-Olivia, by which I mean the disruption of fate’s delicate plan for Peter and his progeny. Also, can we kill off all the Ninas? Really, I’m just too tired of trying to figure out which one (if any) of them is good, and frankly she seems like more trouble than she’s worth. (But kudos to Blair Brown for some excellent acting this week.) What did you guys think? Is the real Nina innocent? Will Olivia 2.0 find a way to stop the loss of her memories? How many cavities would I get if I started eating Walter’s sprinkle sandwiches on a bi-daily basis? Leave a comment below, or tweet us about anything and everything Fringe or TV related!

As always, thank you to FringeFiles.com for providing the screen caps of this episode, and thanks to TV.com’s brilliant Price Peterson, whose hilarious Vampire Diaries photo recaps were the inspiration for my own. And thanks for reading!


P.S. If you still haven’t gotten your fill of Fringe, you can read my full written recap of “The End of All Things” over at TheTelevixen.com.


Posted on February 26, 2012, in Fringe Photo Recaps, Television and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.

  1. My favorite thing about these recaps? Everyone is having sex with each other. More combinations, please.

  2. Fantastic!! I’m beginning to look forward to Fringe Photo Recaps almost as much as the episodes themselves!

  3. u now what i found funny about fringe, olivia seemed surprise that peter was there, even thou she basically got him captured on purpose so she could use her powers and escape, coz she told nina about she needed peter to use her ability after she new that wasnt the real nina, not surprising peter dumped her for lincoln

  4. hahahahahaha you guys copied the brazilian site FRINGE BR.


    they’re funnier XD

  5. They better explain that table thing!

  6. This is hilarious! I wish it was Lincoln he was leaving Olivia for, it would be less confusing! 🙂

  7. I laughed so hard at this recap! Love.

  8. Hahahaha…. another classic fringe cap loved the reference to mean girls ‘ get pregnant and die’ im still laughing. this is the best part of my monday! thanks again

  9. Awesome recap as usual, I love these!

    BTW, the sprinkle sandwich is called fairy bread, a staple of australian children’s parties. Yum. For authenticity, Walter really should’ve used 100s and 100s rather than those flat sprinkles, but I’m sure it tastes the same 🙂

    • love fairy bread with 100s and 1000s lol might go past the supermarket and grab some YUMMY

    • \o/ Fairy bread!! And yeah, it’s just as good with flat sprinkles. I’d venture to say better, actually, because the flat ones are soft and don’t twinge your teeth if you bite down on them like 100’s and 1000’s do. (Though that could just be me and my sensitive teeth.)

  10. I meant 100s and 1000s, d’oh.

  11. These photo recaps just brighten my day. The End of All Things recap …. was AWESOME! I laughed so much! What am i gonna do during this infernal hiatus???? No eps means no recaps!

  12. There is no such thing as a good Nina. I’m sure.

    Adore the recaps.

  13. I laughed so hard, best recap so far!
    loved the [feelings] and the one with Gwyneth Paltrow’s head 😀
    Keep them coming please 🙂

  14. this recap was soooo funny! I love all of your recaps! they are all amazing! and this episode, omg, it was fantastic! I just wish we didn’t have to wait 4 freaking weeks for the next one (and your next recap, of course xD).

  15. Wonderful! It’s nice to see the humor in these mystic and confounding romance and fate fluctuations. And good cop/cute cop plus that table thing…lolz

  16. (FEELINGS)

    We love you and your photo recaps Louise!

  17. These recaps give me [FEELINGS]!

  18. I absolutely loved this recap!!!! Where I can find the other ones?? (if there are any) Keep it up Louise you’re the best!!! I’m still laughing!!!!

  19. I hope you make lots more of these. It cheers me up when there are no new Fringe episodes (or when I have been yelling at the latest one because they left us with more questions.) Please continue 🙂

  20. Ha, ha, “It’s Lincoln, he completes me”… 🙂 By the way, I’m so sad that season 5 is the last season of Fringe… 😦

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