An Enemy Of Fate
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|An Enemy Of Fate|
|Air Date:||18 January 13|
|Written by:||Joel Wyman|
|Directed by:||Joel Wyman|
|Guest Cast:|| Michael Cerveris as September|
Michael Kopsa as Captain Windmark
Shaun Smyth as Anil
Eugene Lipinski as December
Rowan Longworth as Michael
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An Enemy Of Fate is the thirteenth episode of the fifth season of FRINGE and the final episode of the series. It first aired on January 18th, 2013. All five of the primary Fringe Division members survive into 2036 and face-off against the invading Observers in a complex and extraordinary battle to manipulate the fate of mankind by altering future events, and deflecting history away from the path to total oppression.
Astrid drives the science team from the southern Manhattan shoreline with Olivia and Michael, after their escape from Liberty Island, as Walter works frustratingly over the intermittent high-tech comm device to coordinate with Anil as he removes the giant electromagnet from storage and prepares to employ it. The device has to be leveled and elevated correctly to work as designed. Anil works with his man to make sure that Walter's demands are satisfied, and they are. As Walter fusses over the minutiae, Peter takes a separate call from Broyles. The Fringe Division boss, in his car and returning to his parking space at work, wants an update on the plan before the news of Michael's rescue starts hitting the fan. Peter reports that they have the boy and are currently heading back to homebase to get things started in the final phase of the plan. Broyles will start his trip to
In the parking basement below his office building, Phillip Broyles leaves his vehicle and hurries upstairs to quickly gather what he came for. Waiting in the wings are Captain Windmark and a few associates packing the LQ-7 Sonic Residue Detector they used to isolate the latent conversation Nina Sharp had that confirmed the continued existence of the child progeny, XB-6783746. Windmark stands-by, armed with the intel that Broyles had been informed of Michael's presence on Liberty Island, and watches as his men access the interior of Broyles car, deploy the sensors and resonance enhancing spray that will reveal Broyles most recent conversation. As they scan the interior of the sedan and tweak the LQ-7, Broyles gathers his laptop computer, then needed data from the holographic panel above his desk. In the garage, Windmark listens as Broyle's conversation with Peter is refined and clarified. The deception becomes obvious when the sonic residue confirms that Broyles was involved with the extraction of Michael from Liberty Island. There is oppourtunity in the conspiracy though - Broyles intends to join the science team soon... a chance to capture everyone in one place. Before Broyles has a chance to slip-out of his office for the 'rest of the day', Loyalist admin-specialist Carol joins him with a list of the current vehicle checkpoints he asked for. Captain Windmark tailgates Carol into the room with a request for her boss - he would like to have a private word.
In Walter's lab, September is studying the holographic schematic of the device they intend to deploy when the team returns from New York with Michael. Once everyone settles-in some, Olivia ponders a nagging question - why would Michael just step off of the train they were escaping from Brooklyn in and simply surrender himself to Windmark and company? From what September remembers, Michael always has a reason when he does something. Walter updates September on the electromagnet they have been storing - it has been properly positioned as required. September updates everyone on the one shortcoming they have - the initiating core for the device has decayed since they put it in storage decades earlier. He has a 'work-around' started to replace the tiny reactor, but someone in the group will need to retrieve it from December, who is fetching it from the future just for them. Why is this component so important? It provides sufficient energy to start up the device, generating a singularity, or small wormhole. Once that happens, they can use the electromagnet to send one of the beacons recovered from William Bell's private storage bunker at Kelvin Genetics, precisely to 2167 AD. The second beacon will anchor the wormhole here and now in 2036. Once the wormhole has been stabilized, they can send Michael through to the future, meeting the Oslo science pioneer, and ultimately influencing the course of human evolution away from Observer domination. Astrid is worried for the boy - how will he know who the scientist is? Both September and Walter balk and fumble for an answer to that before September promises that someone will be there to guide Michael. Olivia's handheld comm rings
... Broyles, calling from his vehicle as he attempts to begin the three hour journey to join them in Boston. Unaware that he is under surveillance, Broyles begins a drive that is being monitored by traffic cameras and physically tracked in traffic by a large Loyalist enforcement squad intent on secretly escorting him to the fugitive science team. Olivia just wants a call back when Broyles is nearly to her location so Peter can have time to get to the perimeter of the restricted zone to meet him, then guide him back through the steam tunnels to the lab. Copy that? Yes he does, but hesitates to answer. Something seems out of place. The strange glove accidently left on the dashboard suggests that someone other than himself has been in his vehicle very recently. A brief glance in the rearview mirror confirms his fear - the Loyalist patrol vehicle swerving around the corner to keep-up with him means he is being followed. Broyles quickly explains his situation over the phone to the team in the lab - Windmark must be using him to get to them. Broyles will do what he can to generate a wild goose chase in the meantime, but if he is captured alive... it won't be long before they will crack him and read his thoughts. Olivia wants to work her way toward him to help out, but he won't have it - stick with the plan and get it done. Walter's sense of urgency triples - it's only a matter of time before they know about the lab. Gather everything and leave - and someone needs to retrieve the initiator from December. Amber tunnels the team has bored in the past few weeks, he finds a small container with a syringe, and another of the few remaining videotapes the team had worked so hard to recover. Walter claims he doesn't know what the syringe is for, but the videotape is addressed to Peter, and isn't numbered as an essential step in the plan. Once the tape begins, with both of the Bishop Boys watching, Walter addresses Peter directly from his lab in 2015 AD. Walter has mailed something to Peter that contains something important to Walter. Without specifically sharing what he mailed to Peter, Walter imagines the circumstances that might surround Peter receiving the letter in the mail. Why such a strange letter? And when Peter couldn't contact Walter about the letter... Peter came looking for Walter. But Walter was not - or ever - to be found... vanished forever. Or not? Walter imagines, or knows with certainty that he is, or was, or will be well and living many years, far into the future. Walter sits and watches the videotape silently as Peter, baffled at the presentation, has to ask - what is this? The tape continues to run and Walter shares his not-so-post-mortem farewell. If the plan works to reset time, Peter will never see Walter again. Walter is convinced that what he had, or has, or will have, to do will ensure the future of humanity. Even Peter's family should be restored, and Walter's absence should not make Peter sad. Walter explains that he has been cheating fate in the extra time he was given with Peter... something he wouldn't change. Walter doesn't want to say good-bye - just that he loves Observer domination. Peter is practically devastated - why does it have to be this way? Walter isn't happy about a final adieu either, but he knows that Nature hates a paradox and will do what it can to heal itself. In order to establish a future without Observers, he and Michael will have to live out their lives in the future. Once the future has been re-channeled down a path away from the Observers, Nature will eradicate the paradox by deleting he and Michael at the moment the invasion would have happened in 2015. Walter hasn't just rationalized this hypothesis, desired outcome and associated theorems - he knows in his soul that this is his destiny. Doing this brings Henrietta home - Peter and Olivia get their daughter back - a sacrifice that Walter is willing to make, even though he is losing his very favorite thing... Peter. The big man-hug and shared teary-eyes shows that they both know Walter is correct - Walter must follow his destiny and quell the paradox that has been his adult life. Across the lab, Michael has been watching and absorbs the impact of a very paternal bond as it reaches its apex. The emotional significance of the interchange does not go unfelt.
In New York City, Astrid and Olivia arrive at December's apartment in order to collect the Core Initiator the team will need to send Michael through the wormhole into
Captain Windmark's Lieutenant returns to the precinct building in Manhattan and joins his boss in his office. Windmark's foresight in monitoring September's colleagues from the original scientific expedition team paid-off. They just took the component off of December after he returned from the future with it. The atomic charge inside the device would have allowed the fugitive science team to create the wormhole they need to alter the timeline.
In the lab, Peter frets that the plan has fallen short because they are missing one single piece. Without the initiating reactor there's simply not enough energy to generate the wormhole. What about the quartz ore they retrieved from Pennsylvania? No. That is the energy source to sustain the Shipping Lane? YES! Walter thinks it genius. They can co-opt one of the large wormholes that the Observers have been establishing to bring bulk supplies from the future. After a few minutes to research things, Astrid returns with the Observer shipping manifest she worked so hard to decode. The next wormhole corridor is expected just after Six, the next morning - and it is down in New York, in Anil's backyard. September points-out that they need to obtain an End Dock Stabilizer first, the cube-shaped device that anchors the shipping wormhole on this end. They will need time to recalibrate the stabilizer and reverse its polarity to become the sending end of the singularity, vice the receiving side. Peter is very familiar with the device. Olivia takes a call from Anil and gets the bad news that Broyles has been nabbed by Windmark's men. Will that change the plan? Nope - it's all happening in the early AM tomorrow, but tonight the team needs Anil to pull a few strings so they can get the needed docking Stabilizer.
In the Lab, everyone works quickly to gather and pack what they will need to take with them to Manhattan to liberate the End Dock Stabilizer they need, to recalibrate it, then later to trigger a wormhole to 2167 AD. Walter has one last little treat for Peter before vacating the former Harvard campus - some Osmium bullets. Shoot an Observer and watch his corpse float into orbit. Very Cool. Astrid is almost done with her taskings and takes Walter aside for a private word before they pack it out for good, knowing it won't be long before Broyles cracks Amber. There in the back is Walter's old bovine buddy, Gene, sitting under only a few inches of preservative. Astrid was going to lase Gene free of her bonds, but decided against it since her mooing could've alerted the infrequent Loyalist security forces that patrol the area. Astrid thought it would be a nice memory for her and Walter to share before leaving for whatever fate awaits them just before dawn tomorrow. Walter genuinely appreciates the gesture and the sentiment - Astrid always did know how to soothe him. A teary hug brings the optimist out in Astrid... this is not the end - and when everything goes right with the grand plan, they'll be various other names he called her when his was slaughtering it.
In the Observer Precinct in Manhattan, Agent Broyles has been strapped to a chair in a dank, dreary interrogation room, not unlike the one Walter nearly met his doom in a month, or so, earlier. Upset with the treason and treachery of a trusted Native, Captain Windmark intends to fully exhume whatever intelligence he can from Broyles mind on the subject of the fugitive science team. But not before he shares a little background data with Broyles. The original science team that was sent back through time to observe and report on the native population developed emotional capacity - something that was unexpected - an infection of sorts. Now, Windmark believes he has developed some capacity for emotion too -- not so much as compassion like the twelve-man expedition... just the opposite - hatred. The Kumbayah moment is not lost on Broyles... right back at you Baldie. Windmark begins his mental probe and gets garbled thoughts... this may take awhile.
Outside of the Observer Precinct holding the End Dock Stabilizer the science team needs, Olivia and Peter
Strapped into an interrogation chair in the Observer Precinct, Phillip Broyles has seen better days as Captain Windmark's brutal interview begins to wear him down. Coaxing and persuasive, all Windmark needs is for Broyles train-of-thought to waiver under the extreme duress and reveal where the fugitive science team is hiding. Think where they are. They'll understand... sweaty, exhausted, nearly unconscious, eyes rolling back in their sockets and bleeding from the nose, Broyles thoughts betray his science team and Windmark can telepathically hear - the fugitives are in the lab on the old Harvard campus. Before Windmark can say or do anything to Broyles, the klaxon in the building sounds and an urgent announcement is made over the public address system to evacuate. Windmark rushes from the room as chaos and panic following Peter and Olivia's ventilation enhancement begins to kill Loyalists and Observers on a grand scale throughout the facility. A full array of Fringe Division biohazardry has been loaded into the buildings'
|The signage on the dock at Battery Park (Liberty) in the alternate universe foreshadows Michael's gesturing to Olivia to stop, wait and listen for the situation to resolve itself on several occasions|