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May 6,

Walter’s lab notes – 119

Fringe - 119 The Road Not Taken | Walter's Lab Notes | Posted by Scully

lab notes for "The Road Not Taken"


Project 449- Exploration 5


The Images:

A photo of Susan Pratt’s body, some sketches of the Vulcan God and two more grainy photo, similar to the ones seen in the lab notes for AbilityInner Child, Unleashed , Bad Dreams and Midnight.


The Note:

There are three notes this week, only two are labeled. Walter is no longer using the typewriter with the misaligned ‘y’, I assume because the mystery of whether or not he was the one who wrote the manuscript has been answered.



Judas: Judas Iscariot, the disciple of Jesus Christ who betrayed him


Prometheus: Prometheus is a Titan, or the son of a Titan, and brother to Atlas and Epimetheus (afterthought). He was a champion of human-kind known for his wily intelligence, who stole fire from Zeus and gave it to mortals. Zeus then punished him for his crime by having him bound to a rock while a great eagle ate his liver every day only to have it grow back to be eaten again the next day. His myth has been treated by a number of ancient sources, in which Prometheus is credited with – or blamed for – playing a pivotal role in the early history of humankind.


Mixcoatl: Mixcoatl was the god of the hunt and identified with the Milky Way, the stars, and the heavens in several Mesoamerican cultures. He was the patron deity of the Otomi, the Chichimecs, and several groups that claimed descent from the Chichimecs. While Mixcoatl was part of the Aztec pantheon, his role was less important than that of Huitzilopochtli, who was their central deity. Under the name of Camaxtli, Mixcoatl was worshipped as the central deity of Huejotzingo and Tlaxcala.


Surt:  Surt is a Fire Giant who lives with the People of Muspel in Muspelheim, the realm of fire to the south. There he stands ever alert, brandishing his great, fiery sword which shines brighter than the sun. In Ragnarok, he is the one who sets the world on fire and burns it down.


Mulciber/Vulcan: In ancient Roman religion and Hellenic neopaganism, Vulcan is the god of beneficial and hindering fire, including the fire of volcanoes. He is also called Mulciber (“smelter”) in Roman mythology and Sethlans in Etruscan mythology. He was worshipped at an annual festival on August 23 known as the Volcanalia.  Vulcan was identified with the Greek god of fire and smithery, Hephaestus.


Robert JohnsonRobert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) was an American blues musician, among the most famous of Delta blues musicians. His landmark recordings from 1936–1937 display a remarkable combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that have influenced generations of musicians. Johnson’s shadowy, poorly documented life and death at age 27 have given rise to much legend.

4 Responses to “Walter’s lab notes – 119”

  1. Mysteries Solved - 119 | Fringe - 119 The Road Not Taken | Observers Are Here

    [...] #3 – The Typewriter with the Misaligned ‘y’. Finally, a theory we nailed on the head.  It was William Bell who used the typewriter to write the ZFT manifesto and not Walter.  Must be a load off of Walter’s back, since he is back to using his old typewriter to type his lab notes. [...]

  2. Rickrack

    Ok, so I’m new to this, I thought fringe was a great show from the start buy had no idea aboutthe depth of things I was missing until I stumbled on this site looking to see if burlap bear was a real book. Now, I read the comments about ties to startrek and fringe, the blue lights and the poster were very interesting, I just saw startrek last night (great movie btw) but then I found this post, you tell me there’s no connection: Promethius, the Titan, up in Walters notes, isn’t that specifically where checkov suggested they hide from the romulans? One of the moons of Saturn?, mixcoatl, identified with the milkyway, stars, heavens, see what I’m sayning?how about the most obvious, Vulcan? Spock! What do you guys think? I’m sure there’s more I missed, but a good starting point

  3. p3sidentspence


    Could be. I caught the Vulcan one and thought it was a cute joke.

  4. Scully

    Welcome Rickrack: I’m glad you were able to pick out some of the connections from Star Trek. I admit I wasn’t paying attention in the movie as I should have been. I really need to watch it again with Fringe in mind.