“Whether you admit it or not, your life is something of a nightmare”

TV Show: Fringe
Episode Title: Dream Logic
Original Air Date: October 15, 2009
Episode Number: 2×05

Episode Description

The Fringe team travels cross-country to Seattle after learning of a mysterious incident involving a man who attacked his boss because he believed he was an evil ram-horned creature. As these puzzling occurrences continue, the team tirelessly explores strange and creepy links to dreams. In pursuit of additional information, Agent Broyles has a disconcerting meeting with enigmatic Massive Dynamic executive Nina Sharp that leads the investigation in an unthinkable direction.

My Review

Oh, show, you are so cute with your little hints about Peter being from the alternate universe. 😊 That ending with Peter and Walter was very cool and if we’re not sure yet about Peter not being from here, then I think this was the biggest clue yet that we’ve gotten about what happened on that day. Walter is sitting there watching Peter while he’s sleeping and looking so worried that Peter will remember something else from his “dream” and that’s why Walter looked relieved when Peter said that’s all he remembered.

Olivia trying to work through her grief over Charlie’s death broke my heart. I liked the story she shared with Peter about her first day on assignment and what Charlie told her, that she’ll be fine, after seeing her nervous and seeming out of her element. (Also, it was a cool tidbit that she was a military prosecutor before she became an FBI agent. I don’t remember this at all so this is why rewatching shows are never a bad decision.)

Sam’s project for Olivia proved to be quite fruitful and had a great payoff. All episode we see her asking people wearing red for their business cards and when I first watched this episode, I was so confused and wondered if this was a new Olivia quirk. In the end, Sam told her to write down the first and last letters of each person’s names from the cards and to make sense of the jumbled letters, something that would come to her, something that she’s been looking for. “You’re gonna be fine.” I teared up a little. 😢

Walter saying he doesn’t like Seattle because it’s wet and reminds him too much of St. Claire’s was interesting. I don’t know if this was just a way for the writers to have Agent Cashner accompany Walter back to his lab, but I’m glad they included this. Cashner was pretty much game for anything and I kinda felt sorry for him that Walter drugged him without his consent. I cracked up when Walter called him “Agent Casper” which proves that aside from Broyles, Charlie, and Olivia, he calls other agents something else but their correct names. Astrid correcting Walter when he called “Astricks” made me go “You go, girl.”

As for the case of the week, I had a feeling it was the doctor responsible for those people exhibiting abnormal behaviors. Kinda cool that he was like a modern-day Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with his evil alter ego addicted to dreams and getting high on them.

Other random observations:

– Olivia wearing her Northwestern shirt and Peter wearing his MIT shirt and Olivia commenting “Cute. Except in my case I actually graduated. I’m guessing you bought yours to impress the girls.”

– Olivia thanking Sam in the beginning of the episode and returning the velcro shoes that he gave her because now she won’t need them. Great detail.

– Walter and Peter moving in to their new apartment and Walter immediately setting up his bed in the living room because it’s only a few steps away from the kitchen made me laugh. Never change, Walter.


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