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There's so much tension in this episode with the infection, Peter going nuts because of the virus, etc... And then Walter add a new layer by remembering us the end of season one and the mystery grave of his son, as he already did quite some times from the beginning of season two.... [Read more]

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What Lies Below
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What Lies Below (S02E13) is the thirteenth episode of season two of "Fringe" released on T... More What Lies Below (S02E13) is the thirteenth episode of season two of "Fringe" released on Thu Jan 21, 2010. Over 1,301 TV Time users rated it a 8.64/10 with their favorite characters being Joshua Jackson as Peter Bishop, Jasika Nicole as Astrid Farnsworth and John Noble as Walter Bishop.
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July 2015

There's so much tension in this episode with the infection, Peter going nuts because of the virus, etc... And then Walter add a new layer by remembering us the end of season one and the mystery grave of his son, as he already did quite some times from the beginning of season two.

There's so much tension in this episode with the infection, Peter going nuts because of the virus, etc... And then Walter add a new layer by remembering us the end of season one and the mystery grave of his son, as he already did quite some times from the beginning of season two.
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May 2015

ASTRID is extremely cute for episodes, but in this one, she's the best!!!

ASTRID is extremely cute for episodes, but in this one, she's the best!!!
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July 2015

Old funny Peter:)
I love his sense of humor and sarcasm 😆

Old funny Peter:)
I love his sense of humor and sarcasm 😆
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July 2016

I love Peter so much
Why does he even wear clothes?! Very unnecessary imo

I love Peter so much
Why does he even wear clothes?! Very unnecessary imo
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July 2016

I can't even express how much I love this episode. I ship them so much. That moment was heartbreaking and so intense idk what to do with my life

I can't even express how much I love this episode. I ship them so much. That moment was heartbreaking and so intense idk what to do with my life
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October 2016

Poor thing..

Poor thing..
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June 2016

Peter is fine. I repeat, Peter is fine!

Tenso até o extremo. Nem sei se eu fique extasiado por ver uma conexão de gênios muito gostosa entre à Astrid e o Walter, ela o encorajando e cuidando dele e ele na missão de sintetizar o antivírus, ou se foi ver Peter no sufoco, todo fora de si, quase numa tragédia inconsciente de seus atos, violentando à Olivia por causa do vírus. E isso ainda não acaba por aqui. Já mencionei no capítulo anterior a genialidade que Fringe tem ao entrelaçar sua mitologia com noções reais da ciência? Exato, o mesmo aconteceu aqui, trabalhando com conceitos de exposição a patogenias virais e utilizando o surto de Cambodia de Nível 4 como referência. Um vírus que foi encontrado em uma amostra colhida 10 milhas abaixo da terra de 75.000 anos de idade, que foi responsável por aniquilar os mamíferos da Idade do Gelo? Isso é Fringe atravessando as fronteiras do inimaginável e do imaginável ao mesmo tempo.

E sobre à Astrid? Já começa a dar os sinais de desenvolvimento que eu tava esperando, que maravilha. Será que ela irá ser a primeira a ligar pontos que levarão a descoberta de que Peter não é do Prime Universe e sim do Alternative? Com certeza depois do que Walter disse sobre não querer perder Peter novamente será algo que ela não irá esquecer definitivamente.

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June 2017

This was a great episode for Astrid. She really has been a true asset to the team and especially to Walter for being such a trusted, dedicated, and loyal lab assistant and FBI junior agent. I really adore her friendship with Walter and it's truly one of the best relationships on the show (I think I might have mentioned this before).

She was there with Walter when they were trying to figure out a cure for the virus and it really warmed my heart when she took the vial from Walter because his hands were shaking too much and she assisted him by administering the cure on to the Petri dish. Such a sweet gesture.

I'm so glad she asked Walter what he meant when he said "I can't let Peter die again" because we always have this happen in shows and movies where someone says something revelatory and no one would bat an eye so I appreciated this scene. Of course I wasn't expecting an answer from Walter, but at least now we (and Astrid) know that there's more than meets the eye with Peter.

The mythology arc of the show didn't really move forward (except for the last scene) with this episode, but it didn't matter because we got lots of character moments again especially with Olivia and Peter. Peter asking Olivia if she called Rachel yet just to tell her what's going on and then Olivia completely ignoring him made me laugh.

Then we get another scene where Peter asks Olivia again if she tried contacting Rachel and this time Olivia opens up. She says that there's no point because they will get out of this and there's no need to worry Rachel again since she's still recovering from Olivia's time at the hospital and that she's been having nightmares about Olivia dying. I loved Peter's comment: "That's just like you. Even now, you're protecting her. I thought that was the point of having people who care about you in your life...to have someone to talk to when you're scared." He essentially captured who Olivia is as a person. She will put someone else above herself to protect them.

And this is perfectly shown when Olivia volunteered to go back in the building to turn on the ventilation system. She's willing to risk her life just so the people inside, including Peter, will get a chance to be cured instead of being killed by the military to contain the virus. The fact that she didn't even hesitate one second to volunteer speaks volumes as to what kind of person she is and this is just one of the MANY reasons why she's my favorite character of all time.

Also, how about that Peter/Olivia fight? It was pretty freaking awesome, no? Olivia got the upper hand on Peter with them fighting in hand to hand combat. Pretty brutal fight, too, but I'm glad that neither of them came away with any serious injuries. I got chills when Peter aimed that gun at Olivia even though I've already seen this episode and know that he's not going to shoot her. So good.

Their last scene made me smile and tear up at the same time. Despite my resistance on being a Polivia shipper when I watched this show the first time, this second go-round is quite a different viewing experience. I'm really appreciating their dynamic and their relationship and how it was grown organically and never felt forced at all.

"I'm sorry."
"You weren't yourself."
"It's lucky for me that you were."

Loved this.

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July 2015

Ouh la c'était chaud pour Peter! Heureusement Walter est là !!

Ooh la it was hot for Peter! Fortunately Walter is here !!

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August 2017

This episode was brilliant! I couldn't decide who to vote they were all great.

This episode was brilliant! I couldn't decide who to vote they were all great.
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June 2016

Que ep incrível, surtei na hora que o Peter ataca a Olívia e o plot da Astrid com o Walter ta ficando cada vez mais linda, da p shippar? 😉

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