Apr 18,

Grilled Cheese & Pickles

Easter Eggs | Fringe - 102 Same Old Story | Fringe - 115 Inner Child | The Observer | Theories & Speculation | Posted by Scully

I might really be grasping at straws this time, but here goes.  During one of the scenes at the hospital, you can see food on a tray.  At first I thought it was toast and pickles, but who serves pickles with toast?  It seemed more likely to me that it was a grilled cheese sandwich and pickles.

lab notes

Why is that important, you ask?  Well, in the lab notes for Episode 102 “Same Old Story” there is a grilled cheese sandwich and a pickle…

Grilled Cheese and Pickles


The interesting part is that the Mini-Observer has a whole sandwich and whole pickles, while Walter has only a portion of a sandwich and a portion of a pickle.  Is this meant to be a clue, or am I just seeing meaning where there is none?


Might it be that Mini-Observer has the whole story, knows the whole truth, and has all the answers, while Walter only knows part of the story, some of the truth and some of the answers?  I think it’s very plausible that even with all that Walter has seen and done, that it’s only the tip of the iceberg.


Is it possible that this is another clue that the young boy really is an ‘Observer‘?  In all of the photos from “The Arrival” of the Observer, he was the same age, but perhaps he started out just like this boy, young and unfamiliar, but with an obvious awareness above and beyond human capabilities (except possibly Olivia).


So what is the connection to Episode 102 “Same Old Story”?  I think it’s possible that this young ‘Observer’ will grow very fast, perhaps becoming an adult in a matter of a few months.  I don’t think it would be throught pituitary manipulation, like in Episode 102, but rather some sort of process designed by his own kind (whatever kind that is).


Well, like I said, I might be stretching it with this one, but I will be curious to see if a future episode (this season or next) will reveal the boys growth rate.   Anyone have any thoughts?

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3 Responses to “Grilled Cheese & Pickles”

  1. redrum

    interesting connection. i have read all the spoilers for this season and it doesnt look like we will be getting any answers for this one. at least, not this year.

  2. notsure

    Those are awesome connections ….. however, and I hate to be the bearer of possible bad news …… I don’t think that’s a whole sandwich the kid has. When Walter picks up the toast to eat it, there is nothing between it and the next piece of toast. And we’re not sure those are pickles. So it would appear that CBK has OJ,only toast, and some other thing that may or may not be pickles.

    Now, there is OJ all over the next epi Unleashed. Walter is drinking it in his lab, Olivia is offered some by the fratboy, etc. Hmmm ……

  3. pr3sidentspence (Mike)

    Also, they implied that the child might be much older than he appears, due to malnurishment.

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