Fringe Season 4: ‘Wallflower’ Spoilers Discussion

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 12:33 pm,

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The repercussions of Peter’s (Joshua Jackson) return to Fringe are apparent, but just how much is his presence impacting the world around him? And is there anything that can be done to fix it?

In tonight’s episode, entitled “Wallflower,” an invisible force is proven to be behind the death of an innocent man. After his dead body begins to take on the appearance of a ghost, Walter (John Noble) and company jump on the case.

While attempting to search for what’s behind this mysterious event, the Fringe team stumbles upon other occurrences of this invisible force, which have resulted in additional deaths. When all signs point to a single person behind these preternatural slayings, they soon find out that it’s an unknown genetic disorder that’s driving him to kill.

Unfortunately, while everyone is focused on the case of the ghostly non-ghost, Olivia (Anna Torv) suddenly begins to suffer from migraines. While there may be several reasons for her cranial pain, all logical signs point to her memories of Peter as the cause.

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But how do you solve a problem that’s cause by a man who shouldn’t exist? And, more importantly, how do you make sure it doesn’t happen again?

If you’re posting comments here, assume that anyone in the conversation has seen the episode – if you haven’t seen the episode, I would recommend you don’t read these comments here until you have. You’ve been warned.

Discuss away!


Fringe airs Fridays @9pm on Fox

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  1. Olivia still has to have her ability. It might be deeper than it was before but I think with the presence of Peter( representing the old timeline) they are going to grow. I’m also pretty sure that she is the one that pulled Peter out of limbo and that she is lying about the dream in the park, that that is the dream she has been having we’ll see

  2. I think that those migranes have been caused by whatever Nina did (and probably has been doing for a while). And I think Peter is (unfourtnately for the plotline) in the right universe, but since he never really existed, there’s not a place “made” for him. And I’m curious- is Olivia gonna remember? Are her powers going to emerge, or is whatever Nina is (has been) doing surpressing them? So many questions…

  3. Seems that Massive Dynamics is getting away with something that existed as a result of past experiments with Bell and Walter and Olivia. Something that happened in a timeline without Peter in it.
    Whatever it is, this series continues to impress week after week.
    In a way many of the storylines remind me of the X- Files.
    Yet there is a subtle difference. This is the best series that Fox has created since the X-Files, and if they cancel it due to poor ratings, it’s because of it’s lousy timeslot and poor promotion.
    I savor each episode as if it might be the last.
    Let’s hope that if Fox drops it that a more worthy network will pick it up.

  4. I’m a huge fan of the show but I wasn’t impressed with this midseason finale. Normally, they have a much larger cliff hanger than Nina showing her true colors. As fans of the show, how could you not see something like that coming? A different timeline isn’t going to change her personality as much as they made it seem. I never once attributed Olivia’s migraines to Peter’s presence. I thought it had something to do with her “special” abilities especially since her childhood experiments were discussed in the intro. Also, John Noble wasn’t used very well in this episode, besides the onion rings bit. It really felt lackluster in this episode even though they had an interesting concept. Also, if you were a cop being interrogated about shooting at an invisible man…wouldn’t you say I saw the Predator or something with its cloaking device. Or did Predator not get made because Peter never existed?

    • Unfortunately, this episode wasn’t intended to be the mid-season finale. When the episode was bumped due to the World Series, it set them back and the episode they’ll be returning with was supposed to have been the big holiday cliffhanger. Even still, go back and watch the winter return teaser. There’s a familiar face for a quarter of a second that looks like a fun development!

  5. FOX sucks. I’v totally lost interest in this show because they want to put out one episode about every 2-3 weeks. This is the reason why the rating have been the worst this season. Maybe the idiots at fox need to plan and change the time slot if something else need to be shown.