Fringe 4.20 “Worlds Apart” Review
Even though Fringe series is known for pulling the unexpected moves, the events that unfolded on episode titled Worlds Apart which is the 20th episode of season 4, second to season finale are still surprising. In fact, it is even more confusing with the knowledge that Fox network has already signed an entire 13 episode of season 5 of the drama series. The confusion is because the episode in question was more of a repeat of previous stories on the series such as the extension of David Robert Jones and his weird wish to demolish the worlds. But this should not really matter since he is only an irrational guy who uses nootropic drug and alternate realities to alter the worlds leaving only one possibility. It is scarier when Peter proposes delinking the worlds.
It is obvious that alternate realities created by digital manipulation of images can be interesting. Arrogant and fearless characters brave the hardships of a dying world making them even tougher. Weird fun at the least expected times keep people together and an entire division that is new. A different landscape, straight Twin Towers and the presence of Olivia Dunham and Walternate made the episode funny.
Towards the maturity of the seasons, the conflict between the worlds reduced because of the sacrifice Peter made and this unveiled the talents of the actors who were able to play different roles on one scene. Of course, this was seen even on this episode of Worlds Apart where the team work of the actors was apparent as they worked towards the mission of overthrowing the bad guy. It was thrilling to have Walter and Walternate come face to face on the drama. The episode at least granted all the actors an opportunity to work with their swap.
Just as everyone was thinking they were working to end Jones, Fauxlivia came on scene commending Olivia for working hard to maintain the link between the worlds and how important the recovery of their world was to her. This scene was kind of unique in that the memory of Fauxlivia that Olivia had was the one who really hurt her bad and this damaged her reaction, this wasn’t a very nice scene to watch but at least it ended with awe.
It would be reasonable to have Lincoln stay with Olivia in his new home after Peter left. Then another hurting moment was when Astrid parted ways with her alternate. It tool John Noble 4 years to become the two Walters who later united as fathers, scientists and leaders and also discussed their desire to assist others. Walternate is convinced that if the machine is turned off to end Peter, he is finished as well yet he is concerned of Walter’s wellbeing.