Aug 19, Posted in Fringe - 115 Inner Child by Scully

Looking back at 115 – “Inner Child”


What did we miss?

- There is a scene that takes place in what appears to be another hotel room where Peter and Walter are staying.  Not that this is unusual, they have always stayed in hotel rooms.  But I was thinking back to an early episode when a promise was made by Olivia to find them housing. It seems that this might be Walter’s housing since he will add quite a bit of new furniture by the end of the season.  A fridge with a glass door, a piano where the couch is, a nice chair in the corner, and lots of personal things and knick-knacks.

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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?

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

UPDATES: yellow/red/blue & reflections

Thank-you to fm11 for finding an additional reflection shot in “Inner Child”.  Although it is not a mirror image, but rather a different camera angle, it still begs the question…what are they trying to tell us?

The air freshener


fm11 also pointed out the IV bag of the boy is yellow, so we will add this to our yellow shots from “Inner Child”.  It might be worth noting that the blanket is also Yellow, Red and Blue ?!?!

IV and blanket


fm11 has a great eye, he/she also noticed the M&M’s in the bottom left corner are Yellow, Red and Blue. Maybe there is something to this theory after all.  Thanks for the great catches, fm11.


Apr 17, Posted in Easter Eggs > Fringe - 115 Inner Child > The Observer > Theories & Speculation by Scully

Mini-Observer reflections – 115

I was re-watching “Inner Child” last night and I noticed something interesting.  Olivia is talking with the mini-observer in the hospital when Eliot Michaels arrives.  She gets up and looks back at the child in his bed.  This is the shot…

Image 1

Then Olivia and Eliot walk outside the room to talk and when Olivia looks through the window back at the boy in his bed, this is the shot…

Image 2


At first, I thought it was just a goof, but if you look at the scratch on his head, it is on the left side of his head in both shots.  Was this just an error they noticed in post-production, and had to do a little photoshopping?  I don’t think so.  It would have been easier just to flip the shot, rather than move the scratch on his head.  If it wasn’t a mistake, then it was done on purpose.  What does it mean?


Perhaps it’s a reference to the boy being a mirror image of ‘The Observer’.  But doesn’t mirror mean opposite?  So if The Observer is good, then is the boy bad?  Or maybe the other way around?  In the final scene when the car passes The Observer on the road, is it a look of understanding on their faces, or is it a look of concern?


Is it possible that both The Observer and the Mini-Observer are from the same place or time, but have different agendas?  The ZFT manuscript stated that travelling between two worlds will cause irreversible damage to both worlds and in the end only one world will survive.  Is it possible that The Observer is here to stop that from happening and the boy is one of the warriors, or maybe The Observer is one of the other world warriors and Mini-Observer is here to help.  Just throwing theories out there, only time will give us the answers to all the mysteries of “Fringe”.

Apr 17, Posted in Easter Eggs > Fringe - 115 Inner Child > Fringe - 116 Unleashed > Theories & Speculation by Scully

The yellow-red-blue-clear pattern

Last week I noticed that the color yellow seemed to be very dominant in the episode (“Inner Child”).

I figured it to be a reference to the possibility that the medicine Olivia was getting as a child was yellow…



But then this week I noticed that the magic color seemed to be red…really, really, really red…


OK…so that’s a lot of red, right?  I thought so too.  But it wasn’t until I noticed the close-up of the toast in Walter’s lab, that I began to wonder if there isn’t a bigger pattern here than I originally thought.



The four colors line themselves up again at the frat house, although they are not in the same order…



If last week’s episode was dominated by yellow and this week’s episode was over-run by red, do you think next week will be littered with blue?  It seems like a possibility, but what does it mean?  Red, Yellow and Blue are the primary colors.  But what possible insight does that give us?  And that doesn’t account for the clear/gray.  Maybe it has something to do with the meaning of the colors…


YELLOW:  Like the energy of a bright sunny day, yellow brings clarity and awareness.  Clean light yellow clears the mind, making it active and alert.  It is full of creative and intellectual energy, and is the color associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra. This chakra deals with identity.


RED:  Red is the color most chosen by extroverts and one of the top picks of males. On the negative side red can mean temper or anger. It is associated with fiery heat and warmth. It can also mean danger (burning).  Red is the color of blood, and as such has strong symbolism as life and vitality. It brings focus to the essence of life and living with emphasis on survival.  Red is the color associated with the Root Chakra.  This chakra deals with the protection of individual integrity.


BLUE:  Blue is the color of inspiration, sincerity and spirituality.  It gives a feeling of distance which  allows us to look beyond and increase our perspective outward.  The vibration of blue can be used to open energy flow where it is blocked.  Blue is the color associated with the Throat Chakra.  This chakra deals with creativity, self-expression and the search for truth.


GRAY:  Gray is the true neutral color. Its energy imparts void, emptiness, lack of movement, emotion, warmth and identifying characteristics. Because of this, gray can be restful. It has a detached and isolated feeling.  Gray is also the color of sorrow. People who favor gray can be the lone wolf type or narrow-minded.


CRYSTAL:  (The closest I could find)  Crystal brings harmony to the life force.  Used for healing, meditation, chakra balancing, protection, and changing bad vibrations.  Crystal is used in expanding the mind to touch the spirit world, and enhance the beneficial life force.  Crystal and gemstone balls have been used for divination since at least medieval times. They are a traditional symbol of the occult and hidden wisdom, and much more.


So, what does it all mean?


Yellow clears the mind, making it active and alert‘ could be in reference to the child and/or Olivia.  They both seem to have a more advanced mind than average.  Being able to shut lights off simply by thinking about it or knowing the thoughts of a serial killer would certainly fall under the category of ‘intellectual energy‘.


Redcan also mean danger‘seems pretty self explanatory to me…murder, death, kill!!  But perhaps it is more of a reference to Walter’s struggle to correct the mistakes he made 20 years ago.  Mistakes that are costing people their lives… ‘the protection of individual integrity‘.


Where does that leave us for Blue… ‘spirituality‘?  And is the final color meant to be Gray or Crystal?  It is just another in a long line of mysteries that keeps me glued to the set every Tuesday.  I wait anxiously to see if next weeks episode confirms my color pattern theory.

Apr 15, Posted in Easter Eggs > Fringe - 115 Inner Child > Fringe - 116 Unleashed > Next Episode Clues by Scully

Clue for 116 hidden in 115

The Griffin tattoo of the first victim’s arm and on the monitor in “Inner Child”…

The Griffin


was foreshadowing the transgenic creature that is killing people in “Unleashed”…

The creature