Am I The Only Person That Got The Ending Of This Episode?
AUGUST PLANTED HIS SEED!
No other internet source seems to have picked up on this so I've decided to post it since not one online plot summary or discussion of this episode even mentions it as a possibility!
1. Walter told August he would have to give something to Christine to make her important to the other observers.
2. When August returns to Christine, he unties her and asks her intensely if she trusts him, as if he is about to ask her to do something huge that may seem shocking or outrageous.
3. A while later, August is shot by the assassin who was sent to kill Christine. (Christine is still just waiting in the hotel room hiding behind the bed so what did he ask her to do or what did he give to her?)
4. When August asks if Christine will be saved September says yes, because she will be responsible for the death of one of us now".
SO, August then dies, which is why everyone thinks September was talking about him when he said she will be responsible for the death of one of us now.
BUT, how does that make her important?
OBVIOUSLY, she will be responsible for the death of one of them if they kill her because she is now carrying the seed of an observer, August's child. This is what makes her important to them. This is what Walter told August he must "give" to her to stop the other observers from killing her. This is what August was about to suggest when he asked her if she trusted him.
He did say he loved her after all.
Are you caught up with all the episodes of Fringe to date?
The fact that Christine Hollis has not became relevant again as of the most recent episode (4.14) seems to disprove this Observer-baby hypothesis; because if something so significant was true, yo'd think they would have addressed it by now, especially two seasons later where nine months within the show have obviously passed.
As for your points:
1) Walter said he had to prove to the other Observers that Christine was important. There was no mention of August having to give anything to her.
2) He asks her to trust him because of what he is about to ask her to do, which we see over the course of the following scenes was to hide behind the bed while August dealt with the assassin Donald Long.
3/4) August killed himself to make him significant. She has become significant because she has caused the death of an Observer, which is an unprecedented - and therefore significant - event.
Your idea seems hinged on the idea that August must "give" something to Christine, which I suppose is a misunderstanding in dialogue. For reference, here is the scene with August and Walter at the restaurant (click here).
Hope this helps.
green, green, green, red!
thought i was gonna read something blockbuster
as drj would say... try again, please
"It has arrived!"
By gosh Watson, I think this fellow is on to something!
Watson: "Sorry Holmes, Omniscient_Jay got here first, turns out colum was wrong."
Last edited by MassivelyDynamic; 03-05-2012 at 11:52 PM.
I Love You Too, John
There's no implication that August makes Christine "important" by having a sexual relationship with her-instead, as
OJ pointed out, it's the fact she caused the death of an Observer that makes her important.
Besides, this idea gives the episode some very nasty implications- August is supposed to be a sympathetic character. But this interpretation implies August pressures a confused and terrified woman he abducted into having sex with him- which would make August a borderline
Last edited by Residents Fan; 03-10-2012 at 06:07 PM.
I just watched this episode and that was my first thought, August impregnated her (not sexually, by some far out Observer tech), he likely didn't tell her because he asked her to trust him. The Observers realize what happened and intend to "correct" the situation and that is why the child Observer was hidden.
Nice and "fringe-y".
the merging of red and blue
Loving Fringe-Forum! :)
Is it possible for an observer to impregnate a normal human ? there appear to be no female observers which may imply they do not partake in natural reproduction, they have some other method, which may or may not be safe for humans, that being the case there is the possibility of clones being producedm but i think that idea would have been revealed at a earlier point ??