I was just wondering if anyone caught the gravestone that said 'HE'S NOT DEAD' when Olivia and John are talking to each others minds. (Screenies would be appreciated!)
Since Olivia's shouting 'John!'
But that seems pretty far-fetched. Any ideas to what this means...?
Ah, yes, you're probably right. But because JJ. Abrams is JJ. Abrams... the possibility couldn't go unspoken, you agree?
You're right too, it's always valid to bring up unobvious connections, but I don't think they would cross the realsm, maybe but not yet at least.
Was I the only one who was really hoping that it would be an Oceanic plane in the beginning?
It would have been far too hokey if it had been an Oceanic flight. In my opinion it is already almost crossing the lines with LOST references.
I would, however, like to say that the Oceanic plane crash (once restructured in it's entirety) was cinematically superior to the plane crash which kicked off Fringe.
Btw, great work on spotting the "HE's NOT DEAD" on the gravestone, I completely missed that - I'm going to go back now and check
Agreed, it would take some to beat that, it was a thing of beauty despite it being a situation of utter terror. To think that was 4 or years ago now, and still nothing (imo) has cinematically surpassed that.I would, however, like to say that the Oceanic plane crash (once restructured in it's entirety) was cinematically superior to the plane crash which kicked off Fringe.
Btw, here's a screencap of the grave stone with "he's not dead" etched into it (it's not that clear but you can just about make it out):
So I'm thinking, does this mean that Olivia gained the power of 'foresight' during the synaptic transfer, without even knowing that Massive Dynamics would 'reanimate' John after he (really) died!?? It's as if John's subconscious (and consequently her own subconscious, since they were in a shared dream state) was telling her that this would happen. If so, they've already sneaked precognition into their series of 'fringe science' explorations. Is this also why she was surrounded by scrapped cars in her dream state -did this foreshadow what would happen to John later on (i.e. the car crash)?
Or perhaps the "he's not dead" was simply to reflect her own faith (or refusal to let go) that he would be able to pull through the translucent body melting thing (sorry, I didn't catch the technical term for it)?
It's not clear, which is why I brought up thething... no one in Fringe had died yet, and what other John could they refer to? I see no reason to tell people Smith wasn't dead, when they haven't even 'killed' him yet.
It's possible that they were foreshadowing. But if they did mean that Smith wasn't dead, that raises some questions...
"Did Smith fake his own death, if so, why?"
"Was it really Smith, or a clone of Smith, or a Smith poser?"
"Did he reanimate?"
P.S. Thanks for the screenies!
Last edited by leeree; 09-10-2008 at 06:12 PM.