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Fringe -- "White Tulip" -- 04/15/10

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When passengers aboard a commuter train appear to have died a still death, it seems that a switch was flipped because all cell phones, mp3 players, laptops, batteries and bodies have been drained of power. As the Fringe team assembles at the bizarre crime scene, Peter remains suspicious that something is amiss with Walter, who is struggling to keep the unimaginable a secret. When the investigation leads them to Alistair Peck, a very powerful man who has tremendous energy with severe consequences, an ironic set of circumstances surface.


Mr. Robocop himself, Peter Weller, is the special guest star.
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Re: Fringe -- "White Tulip" -- 04/15/10

And just to let you know, the special Fringe musical episode that some of you may have heard about is in 2 weeks.
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Re: Fringe -- "White Tulip" -- 04/15/10

Looking forward to this as usual. The last few episodes have been solid.
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Re: Fringe -- "White Tulip" -- 04/15/10

I thought this was the best episode of the year, stellar acting
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Re: Fringe -- "White Tulip" -- 04/15/10

Did the police think it was extremely freaky and weird that the body they found in the car crash contains a man with metalic parts sprinkled all over his body? Should Fringe division have been called back when that accident happened?
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Re: Fringe -- "White Tulip" -- 04/15/10

It was a good episode. The first half was a bit slow, but the second half when Weller got more screen time, it became great. The repeatedly over the top odd looks from Peter were starting to bug me. That was nearly the only involvement he had in the episode. Astro? Are they having trouble thinking up new names? Aren't Walter and Astrid too close now to make that joke work. They should abandon it before it gets too old.

Originally Posted by alfredog1976 View Post
I thought this was the best episode of the year, stellar acting
I think the episode "Snakehead", where Walter was lost in Chinatown was the best of the series. Noble should get an Emmy for that performance.
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Re: Fringe -- "White Tulip" -- 04/15/10

Ok, so, spoiler since people read these things before seeing the ep, and, I'm not sure of the rules of spoilers after airing, so....

Spoiler:
I'm hazy on if Weller 'meant' to die in the crash after going back 10 months, or, was it a horrible twist of fate? It seemed to me he made no attempt to get out of the car so it seems he was going back to die with her...which if thats the case...WTF?
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Re: Fringe -- "White Tulip" -- 04/15/10

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Astro? Are they having trouble thinking up new names? Aren't Walter and Astrid too close now to make that joke work.
Well he was flustered by Peter trying to talk to him at the time.


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Either that was his plan all along because he had survivor's guilt, or after Walter's talk he decided that he shouldn't rescue her, but he couldn't live without her either.
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Re: Fringe -- "White Tulip" -- 04/15/10

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...or after Walter's talk he decided that he shouldn't rescue her, but he couldn't live without her either.
^This is how I took it as well.

Great episode and I thought the white tulip at the end was awesome writing.
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Originally Posted by cornflakeguy View Post
Ok, so, spoiler since people read these things before seeing the ep, and, I'm not sure of the rules of spoilers after airing, so....
Once it has aired, it's "Open the thread at your own risk." At least that's how I have been posting.

I think Walter's talk with Weller changed his actions, otherwise the scenes of the discussion were pointless. IMO Weller's character new exactly what he was doing at the end. (as mentioned by Tscott)
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Re: Fringe -- "White Tulip" -- 04/15/10

agreed that it started out slowly, but really got great in the 2nd half.

ok, so i'm retarded. what did the white tulip signify?

oh, and the spoilers for upcoming episodes gives away a ton!
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Re: Fringe -- "White Tulip" -- 04/15/10

This reminded me of my favorite ST:TNG episode, Cause and Effect.
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Re: Fringe -- "White Tulip" -- 04/15/10

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ok, so i'm retarded. what did the white tulip signify?
I think it signifies God's forgiveness and I am guessing that's why Walter burned the letter. Because he was forgiven for stealing Peter from the other world.
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Re: Fringe -- "White Tulip" -- 04/15/10

I really liked Weller in this. The scene with Walter telling him the repercussions of his actions was good stuff.
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Re: Fringe -- "White Tulip" -- 04/15/10

Beautiful episode. The only thing that would've made it even better is if the Fringe team had come across a corpse with a bunch of metal in it in an episode months ago...
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Re: Fringe -- "White Tulip" -- 04/15/10

Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
agreed that it started out slowly, but really got great in the 2nd half.

ok, so i'm retarded. what did the white tulip signify?

oh, and the spoilers for upcoming episodes gives away a ton!
Never watch previews. They're generally made by the network PR departments and are designed to get as many people to watch as they can. They (PR) don't care about spoilers. They (PR) don't care about truthfulness or about ruining the show for avid viewers. They (PR) only care about ratings.

Never.
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Re: Fringe -- "White Tulip" -- 04/15/10

i usually don't mind previews, but for some reason this one bothered me. guess i like the show too much.
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Re: Fringe -- "White Tulip" -- 04/15/10

Originally Posted by Ayre View Post
I think it signifies God's forgiveness and I am guessing that's why Walter burned the letter. Because he was forgiven for stealing Peter from the other world.
I thought he burned the letter before he got the tulip. I am under the impression that Walter felt if God would forgive him, Peter would too. I think Walter is having another dilemma now, because he thought burning the letter let him close the door on the matter.
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Re: Fringe -- "White Tulip" -- 04/15/10

Originally Posted by N2DVD View Post
I thought he burned the letter before he got the tulip. I am under the impression that Walter felt if God would forgive him, Peter would too. I think Walter is having another dilemma now, because he thought burning the letter let him close the door on the matter.
You have it right. Walter told Weller that was the sign he was looking for from God to let him know he was forgiven and then he would know Peter could forgive him too.
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Re: Fringe -- "White Tulip" -- 04/15/10

That car crash made me jump, sort of like Meet Joe Black.

Was "Arlette Turling" supposed to be a call-out to Alan Turing? That would be kind of cool, in a geeky way.
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Re: Fringe -- "White Tulip" -- 04/15/10

Originally Posted by Claytonian View Post
Great episode and I thought the white tulip at the end was awesome writing.
It's not often that a TV show can surprise me -- this jaded TV veteran has seen it all before. But that tulip at the end really caught me completely off guard. I didn't see it coming at all. Great stuff...

You know, I'm a real pain in the ass when it comes to science in a TV show (read my posts in the Lost threads). And the science in this show is beyond ridiculous. In fact, there is no science in this show; Walter's "scientific" explanations are downright hilarious. But the amazing thing is that I just don't care. The story lines are gripping, the acting (except for Torv) is great, and the writing is top-notch. What more can you ask from a TV show?
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Re: Fringe -- "White Tulip" -- 04/15/10

^ Torv has some funny maneurisms which entertains me so i can't have a prob with her acting

those makeup people are damn good cuz that metal shit was grossing me out

Weller already is a weird looking dude as it is so it just worked
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Re: Fringe -- "White Tulip" -- 04/15/10

Good episode but please let's lay the peter from another universe should we tell him or not storyline to rest

I want to see more of the main mythology, the bald men, the master plan etc
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Re: Fringe -- "White Tulip" -- 04/15/10

This was probably my favorite episode of the series thus far, but I'm a sucker for time travel. Great stuff all around.
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Re: Fringe -- "White Tulip" -- 04/15/10

Originally Posted by cleaver View Post
This reminded me of my favorite ST:TNG episode, Cause and Effect.
My favorite TNG episode too. At first I was mad that they were ripping it off, but it turned out to be my favorite episode of the series.

Even though I think under scrutiny it doesn't make a lick of sense.

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