Jun 6, Posted in Fringe - 102 Same Old Story by Scully

Looking back at 102 – “Same Old Story”

"Same Old Story"


What did we miss?


- A while back, I started on a red, yellow, blue color kick.  It all started with a closeup of a taperoll holder.  Well here it is, way back in episode 2.  Turns out, it has been in the lab all along…



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Apr 18, Posted in Easter Eggs > Fringe - 102 Same Old Story > Fringe - 115 Inner Child > The Observer > Theories & Speculation by Scully

Grilled Cheese & Pickles

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?

Oct 27, 2022 Posted in Fringe - 102 Same Old Story > Fringe - 104 The Arrival > Fumbles by Scully

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – 104

Here is a screencap of the University as shown in Episode 4 “The Arrival”.  In the bottom right corner, you can see a couple of extras and the Fox logo…

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Oct 26, 2022 Posted in Easter Eggs > Fringe - 102 Same Old Story > Fringe - 103 The Ghost Network > Next Episode Clues by Scully

Clue for 103 hidden in 102

On the one way sign in Episode 2, there is a sticker with the words “Voces Video”.  In Latin this translates to – “See Voices” – the problem affecting Roy McComb (in Episode 3) before Dr. Bishop treats his condition…

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Oct 25, 2022 Posted in Fringe - 102 Same Old Story by Scully

Popular Mechanics talks – “Same Old Story”

Popular Mechanics talks about the science of Episode 2…by S.E. Kramer


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Oct 25, 2022 Posted in Fringe - 102 Same Old Story > Fumbles by Scully

The disappearing thermos – 102

Christopher pulls out a thermos and sets in on the vanity…there it is…

Now you see it...


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