The woman was merely a host ...
Okay, if this has already been mentioned, then forgive me! And if it's obvious and I'm just now getting it, then pardon my complete lack of observation in this episode. But I just realized something in seeing a screencap of the epi with the woman-vamp baring her teeth ----
Her teeth are not actually replaced with the "monster teeth" ---- they are coming from inside of her, alongside her other teeth ---
So we know she was supposedly dosed, but was there a separate creature inside of her? Was this obvious and I'm just now seeing it? Please tell me if I'm an idiot!
And that screeching/screaming thing she did at the end when she was "curing" --- sounded like a separate "entity" inside of her.
So was she turning into a monster, or was she merely a host to something else?
There's More Than One of Everything ...
"It has arrived!"
I don't think CGI messed up on this. I noticed that when her teeth went all crazy they were somehow back to normal just a little bit later. Fringe has been pretty good at addressing how physically changing the human body isn't just hocus pocus easy shmeezy. As with the guy that turned into a hedgehog, his teeth started to fall out as new ones grew. Hers couldn't just change shape at will, that wouldn't make sense with what a pathogen could do to a person.
This being a parasite that simply uses the woman as a host makes more sense than anything else. I was wondering why the hell the toxin seemed to just use up spinal fluid. It wasn't very well explained in the show, but they just said that it used up more than your body could produce. Well...why? For what trade off? Why was extra spinal fluid being used? Well it was to feed the parasite that is growing inside her.
This also explains how she knew so specifically how and where to kill her victims in order to extract their spinal fluid. For the parasite it was simply instinct.
Also explains the screaming when she got cured. They were killing the parasite.
Thanks for this screen cap! I was wondering about this until I saw it.
Whoa, awesome screencap, Fringeling!
Dabbling In Fringe Science
Did Walter not mention that there were signs of human uh, gnawing on the spine as well? If so, then it ain't bad CGI...
Observing The Pattern
Very interesting and something that never hit me until you mentioned it. I noticed that she had a different set of teeth, but Boone did say that the siph bacterium was only a foundation on which to add other characteristics to the infected person. This could well be one of those. Also, she seemed to be completely in control of those teeth. I don't know if you heard this on the soundtrack (I listen with headphones), but there was always a kind of crunching sound when she was retracting those teeth or shoving them back up into her head. You can hear it in the scene where she's in the bathroom cleaning up right after she did the first victim in the episode. It's also quite noticible after Peter darted her in the van when she's falling back into the back seat.
Also, we already know that ZFT is pretty good with mutations (witness Loeb and that funky thing wrapped around his heart and the football sized cold virus).
However, since even her eye color changed, I don't know about just hosting a parasite.
Frankly though, that would have been a great addition to the story. Almost a wolfman (woman) kind of thing.
"It has arrived!"
They totally should have cracked a joke about Lon Chaney Jr. instead of Dracula. Especially since the victims had stars on their hands. And their lead guy was in that werewolf flick. I mean, that is a missed bet if ever I've seen one.
Originally Posted by Flashwriter