First Time Viewer Reactions: Fringe 3×22 “The Day We Died”

Fringe Season 3 Cover

Deep breaths everyone! It’s the season finale.

This episode is just hard. Sure, Olivia is alive at the end, but watching her get shot and then her family gather for the funeral was difficult. It was especially difficult for me because the funeral pyre reminded me of Return of the Jedi (a beautiful scene in cinema). And let’s not forget Peter breaking down at the thought of never having children with Olivia. And Ella no longer believing in fairytale endings. So much heart break. Of course, the episode can’t end there. It’s the season finale for goodness’ sake. If you are not curled up in the fetal position bawling then the writers didn’t do their job, so the episode ended with Peter being erased. You know that ship that we’ve been fighting for…oh yeah, it’s gone. NOT COOL.

  • Peter is 47 years old (and looking damn fine) and Astrid has a different hairstyle. WE’RE IN THE FUTURE! surprisesurprise

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  • It’s Ella!!!!!!!!!!!!! big hugAwwww, she is part of the Fringe team – following in her aunt’s footsteps.

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  • This is new…Olivia in a skirt. AND SHE IS WEARING A WEDDING RING!!!!!! thumbs up THEY ARE MARRIED!!! love strucklove strucklove strucklove struck I don’t even care who Moreau is because the world is perfect with Polivia married.

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  • Walter is in jail?!?!?! Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Heart breaking.broken heart

  • Walter is back in his lab but…in chains. sadsad Reunion! This is perhaps one of my favorite scenes ever!

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  • Oh Em Gee. Olivia has superpowers.surprisesurprisesurprisesurprise

  • Boxed red wine?! Really?! no talkingno talking


  • Olivia wants to have a baby. big hugPeter: “I still think we’re gonna have a kid. In fact, I think we’re gonna have several. Two, maybe three. A little tribe of Bishops.” HAVE YOUR BABY!!!love strucklove struck

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  • Polivia goodness.happyhappyhappyhappyhappy

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  • Why doesn’t anyone respect Astrid’s desk!!!?? Grrrr. Olivia and Ella working together is absolutely ADORABLE!!
  • This is like Luke Skywalker facing his father, Darth Vader.

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  • Fudgesickle! It was a trick! He is going to kill Olivia.surprisesurprise

  • Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!cryingcryingcryingcryingcrying

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  • Walter: “You use to call me uncle Walter.” Ella: “There aren’t any happy endings, nowadays, are there?” SHE LOST HER ABILITY TO THINK OF HAPPY ENDINGS!! THESE WRITERS HIT IT WHERE IT HURTS!! I CAN’T FUNCTION.broken heartbroken heart

  • Peter and Walter are gonna try to fix the universe. Yay. You can do it!
  • Peter: “Olivia, you’re alive.” What is happening? OH SNAP! OH CRAP-O-RAMA! It’s AltLivia and Walternate! What is going on?!?!  Peter: “I understand now.” The first people are Ella, Astrid and Walter. WTF?!confused
  • Peter just disappeared! WHAT! It’s a bunch of Observers. They don’t remember Peter. He never existed. He served his purpose. WHAT IS GOING ON?!?!?!confusedconfusedconfusedconfused

What did you think of the Season 3 finale? Did it live up to your expectations? Share your comments below. Thank you Fringe Files for the screencaps and “dunhamgetinmybed” for providing the gifs.


A #HurryUpMary Update

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Posted on January 19, 2014, in Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Television and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Beautiful job as always Mary! I LOVED seeing grown up Ella working with her auntie Liv! #Genius 😀

  2. This was so funny. Fun to see this again for the first time through your eyes.

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