Underfoot, on 28 October 2012 - 06:28 PM, said:
The Observers took over because they ruined the world/future that they lived in. Ties into the fact that they're pumping CO2 into the environment now because they can't breathe "clean" air.
So, mankind ruined their future and the Observers came back to fix it? (Well, future "us" came back to fix it). But, they're not really fixing anything because they're ruining our atmosphere now instead of way in the future. Hmm. Seems a bit off to me, but from what I remember of past episodes, yeah, this is consistent with that. Maybe there is more to it that we aren't aware of.
I don't like the idea of a reset because it will, in a sense, negate everything that's happened so far this season. A reset would mean that the Walter/Olivia/Peter/Astrid we're watching fight the observers right now will not exist by the end of the series. The Etta we know will never have existed. I know they did this at the beginning of season 4, but that somehow seemed less drastic, and in the end we still got "our" Olivia back, even if the original Walter/Astrid/Broyles etc remained lost.
Well, but they've already "reset" once when they erased Peter from existence (or, from after the time he and Walter fell through the ice). Only Olivia remembered it all (or most of it, I'm guessing) thanks to her cortexiphan mojo. Everyone else may accept Peter now, but nobody but he and Olivia have those memories of seasons 1 and 2.
I'm just saying . . . this is a show about Fringe science. They're going to frack with time and space. What's the point of having fringe science if you don't use it when you're in a dire situation like this? If you had time-travel technology, wouldn't you consider it? I sure as hell would and I'm not sure I'd worry about others thinking I'm lazy.
Resetting wouldn't change the current team. They'd all have their memories (except for Broyles), and the trauma to go with it AND they'd have to stop the Observers before 2015. The way I think of it, if they do go back to 2012, they have information about the future and the real story isn't about what happened to Etta or Earth, but about how (and if) they will use that knowledge to change things.
A lot to cover, though.
Warg, that's an interesting premise about this not really happening. I have found Olivia to be a bit . . . "out of it" this season myself.
Edited by ZombieWife, 29 October 2012 - 07:30 PM.