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This is called a recap sequence, as opposed to having a cold open like many TV sitcoms. I would argue there are a few reasons for doing this. Television shows are complicated. They are particularly complicated nowadays. Think of the complexity of shows like Lost, Battlestar Galactica, Fringe - unless a user is completely avid and is watching the episodes on ...


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As per the Fringe Wikia article on the opening sequence, each color indicates a different setting and the words mentioned throughout the title sequence are the particular areas of science that will be looked at during that episode and/or series of episodes sharing an introduction. In addition to this, the text "Observers are here" flashes during every ...


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It's just a popular fictional airline company. It has been used by other directors, like in Executive Decision by Stuart Baird. According to the wiki, the footage from this movie has been reused in several films and television programs, spreading the Oceanic Airlines brand across various otherwise unrelated fictional universes.


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These are quotes from Joshua Jackson and Jeff Pinkner (he was the show runner at the time) that explain the "Unearthed" episode: Joshua Jackson: [The network] only had 22 airdates for our show this year, but they ordered 23 episodes... It's just an accounting issue. Jeff Pinkner: It's a stand-alone [episode]... Since it's supposed to be a stand-...


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You can possibly rectify this with string theory by extrapolating that these two universes are already converging, making it easier to cross between them as opposed to other universes. This would also explain why they both have so many similarities like the fact that human life exists on a planet with identical composition and that many of the people have ...


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As I remember, I think that their reasoning came from the fact that those two universes were the closest. Those were the two overlapping. To get to a farther universe would be theoretically and fictionally, impossible


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Yes, there is an Observer in every episode. FringePedia provides an Observer Appearance guide with photos of each appearance and time stamps of where the Observer can be observed from the episode. You can also search for the episode reviews on the SFX website, every review has a section called 'Observing the Observer' that tells you where to spot them. ...


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I believe we never found out much more than that there was a freak fire in his lab that killed a lab assistant (Carla Warren). Walter was initially arrested and charged with manslaughter, but was deemed mentally unfit to stand trial, so he was institutionalized at St. Claire's Hospital in 1991. However, in the fifth season episode "Black Blotter" (in the ...


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Within Fringe, the prime and parallel worlds are inexorably linked, hypothesized by the characters as the result of a divergent event in the past that formed the two universes. Quantum entanglement of objects between the two universes is significant, having been shown as part of the function of the doomsday device and an electric typewriter used by ...


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Well it entirely depends on which theory of the "multiverse" is adopted. They are not all the same and/or implemented the same way. You might want to give the different theories a read to better understand how it is represented based on point of view: The structure of the multiverse, the nature of each universe within it and the relationship between the ...


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Actually, my opinion is a bit anthropic; it's how it is because this is how it happened. Walter opened a door between two universes. Most doors only go to two places. Thus, these two universes are linked because of the door. One could try to make another door go to another universe, but they never try that; they are pretty much focused on the universe that ...


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Walter & September's plan was to effectively change the future so that the Observers/Invaders never exist Not quite though. Michael is still genetically advanced with mental functions well above any human, however unlike the Observers, he still has emotion too, as September reveals in The Boy Must Live: He is an anomaly, but he's not less than them. He'...


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Short answer: Because erasing all of the character relationships would have been a terrible and disappointing end to the series. Long answer: Time loops work like that. If the Observers didn't exist, the Observer would never have come into the past and saved red Peter, the kid would never have gotten sent to the right point in time and Observers would have ...


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Found One!Yes, there was a further mention of redistribution of mass, which I've just re-encountered by watching further into the following season. Season 2 ended with Olivia trapped on the other side because of collusion between alt-Olivia and Walternate. They knew Olivia, Walter, and Peter would escape the alternate universe to return home, so they ...


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In the episode "The Boy Must Live", September reveals several things: At a point in the future, humanity will sacrifice the capacity for emotions for increased intelligence - creating the Observers Observers developed techniques for reproducing asexually Michael was produced based on September's DNA, technically making him his father Michael was born with ...


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I've seen the recap sequence used many times before. It is typically used for series that follow a continuation of events rather than being episodic where each episode tells a full story that is more or less tied up at the end. In shows like 24, the story is told across the entire season and you don't get any closure until the final episode of the season. ...


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Ultimately I think the terminology on the wiki is slightly inaccurate, or rather they are referring to it in relation to the iterations of the universes of seasons 1-3, as those are the iterations that our main characters are from, even though they are not the prime universes, because the events of these parallel universes coming to die has happened many to ...


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It's a mystery that is never explained, but I have a theory about why it might be inconsequential or what it means... Novation - Transcript: Peter: form a bridge between the two worlds so that we could work together to heal them both. And you created it so that I was the power source. Only I could activate it, but you told me that when I did, ...


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