- This is about the episode named Peter.
|Season 2, Episode 15|
|Air date||April 1, 2010|
|Written by|| J.H. Wyman|
|Directed by||David Straiton|
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"Olivia. In the Lab. With the Revolver"
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Walter flashes back to 1985 while explaining Peter's otherworldly origins to Olivia. Also, Peter's mother is introduced, and details of the neighboring world reaffirms that there is more than one of everything.
PlotEditWhile explaining Peter Bishop's other-worldly beginnings to Olivia Dunham, Walter Bishop flashes back to 1985. During his thirties, Walter explained the concepts of alternate realities to military officials and retrieved information of technological value. Walter spent his time observing Walternate via a special machine that looked through to the Alternate Universe, where the other self worked on a cure for Peter's genetic disorder, which is gradually worsening. One day, Walter is told by his wife Elizabeth Bishop to come home and see Peter, with father and son sharing a conversation before Peter passed away. After Peter's funeral, Walter witnesses his other self almost succeeding in creating a cure for his alternate son's illness and sees the Observer September arriving to witness the important moment. Unfortunately, Walternate does not see that he found the cure because of September's discretion. Later, December and August meet up to discuss September's revealed existence to the alternate Walter and plan to fix things. With his other self giving up in making his cure, Walter continues where his other self left off. In order to give his son the cure, Walter planned to cross over to the parallel universe. Carla Warren, Walter's assistant, approaches Nina Sharp for help in stopping Walter from risking disaster by traveling to the alternate world. Walter sets up his dimension-traveling apparatus on Reiden Lake, while Nina and Carla attempt to stop him. Walter and Nina struggle and Walter travels over the other side, but the vial containing the cure is broken in the process, while Nina loses her right arm from the closing portal. Without his cure, Walter goes to fetch the alternate Peter and travel back with him. Upon arriving back at his world, Walter and the alternate Peter drop through the ice in the lake. September arrives and rescues both of them from drowning, and later explains that Peter is important. Walter uses the cure on the alternate Peter and cures him of his illness. Although Walter intended to bring the alternate Peter back to his alternate reality, he drops the idea when Elizabeth is not willing to let Peter go.
Walter: I've given him a name, Carla.
Walter: The Casimir Effect should produce a thinner, more porous region of space-time. I only need to affect the area for long enough to cross over to the other side with the vial of the cure. And... and then, of course, recreate the effect to cross back again.
Carla: Walter, you're trying to create a wormhole into another universe?
Walter: Yes! I think I just said that.
Walter: It was the first hole, Olivia. The first breach. The first crack in a pattern of cracks, spaces between the worlds. And it's my fault.
- The Observer appears many times as a main character in this episode.
- This episode uses an alternate title sequence using 1980's style graphics, terms such as "personal computer" instead of "precognition" and "hive mind" and synthesizer music.
- Two Observers come out of a showing of Back to the Future starring Eric Stoltz; in reality, Stoltz was indeed originally cast as Marty McFly in that film before being replaced by Michael J. Fox.
- Several other 1985 film posters are visible as well, including one for Clue', which foreshadows the next episode.
- Although credited, Joshua Jackson (Peter Bishop), Lance Reddick (Phillip Broyles) and Jasika Nicole (Astrid Farnsworth) do not appear in this episode.
- "Worlds Away" by Strange Advance