Walter: “It’s been quite a journey.”
Peter: “We’ve lost a lot. A lot of good people sacrificed themselves to get us to you.”
“The Boy Must Live” is the newest episode of Fringe. This article contains major spoilers, so beware! To review the last case file, click here. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from the episode! The two hour series finale of Fringe airs next Friday night at 7 on Fox.
With a little help from everyone’s favorite tank, Walter remembers where Donald aka September is. Donald is able to provide so many answers. It’s great to see someone who has been a mystery since the very beginning as September. Now that he is human, he does a lot more communicating for some reason. It’s very interesting. The writers manage to answer a lot of questions that the viewers may not have even know they had through Donald. He tells how the observers first really come to be. He is also able to share the entire plan that he and Walter devised. Did you enjoy seeing September again, and did you fall in love with him even more as Donald?
It wouldn’t be Fringe unless the writers throw in even the smallest of moments that make you question a crucial event. Long ago, when September saved Walter and Peter from the lake, he said “the boy must live.” Of course everyone then thought he was referring to Peter, but apparently he was in fact referring to his own son, the child observer Michael. This is an interesting little twist. It doesn’t affect anything really that is to come, but it makes you question the past. As great of a thought as this is, why would September be saying that to Walter all those years ago if he wasn’t referring to Peter?
There is some progress made on the plan, but nothing too drastic. Basically during this episode, the writers just catch everyone up on what the plan is. The most shocking thing revealed in this episode is that Walter needs to sacrifice himself in order for this plan to work. Now it is unclear as to why the plan requires a human sacrifice of sorts, but Walter and Donald both know that is does. The great, and yet very painful, thing about this is that it ties back into Walter’s fear of never being able to atone for his sins. Back when he visited the alternate universe, Walter began to realize just how much pain he had caused, and it broke him. Now the plan allows him to try to repent. Do you think Walter is really going to sacrifice himself?