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Brown Betty
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Brown Betty (S02E20) is the twentieth episode of season two of "Fringe" released on Thu Ap... More Brown Betty (S02E20) is the twentieth episode of season two of "Fringe" released on Thu Apr 29, 2010. Over 1,616 TV Time users rated it a 5.32/10 with their favorite characters being Joshua Jackson as Peter Bishop, John Noble as Walter Bishop and Anna Torv as Olivia Dunham.
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May 2016

They're always cute😍

They're always cute😍
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July 2015

Well... Not really necessary, but quite funny. Broyles singing, I thought I'd never live to see the day. Nor Olivia singing about love. Haha.
And Ella is still adorable. :3

Well... Not really necessary, but quite funny. Broyles singing, I thought I'd never live to see the day. Nor Olivia singing about love. Haha.
And Ella is still adorable. :3
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December 2016

This episode is so cute 😍

This episode is so cute 😍
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July 2015

The "old style/musical" episode is a little bit weird but still funny and nice:)
Good job Fringe!

The "old style/musical" episode is a little bit weird but still funny and nice:)
Good job Fringe!
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January 2016

❤️

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September 2015

I think someone has taken some LSD

I think someone has taken some LSD
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August 2016

ma questa puntata era divinaaa

ma questa puntata era divinaaa
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July 2017

I still can't believe Fringe pulled off a musical and noir episode and pulled it off brilliantly. Look, I dislike musicals so when I heard about the news that the show was going to do a musical episode, I was so skeptical, but after I saw it, I was so impressed. Walter's story was sort of a summation of what has happened so far on the show and I really liked how we didn't lose sight of what this show is really about.

Metaphors galore in this one, that's for sure. Peter taking Walter's heart only to find out that it's really Peter's heart and that he was letting Walter use it because he thought that what Walter was doing was good. Upon finding out he's really not as good as he pretends to be, Peter takes his heart and runs away. Yep, the symbolism here is quite obvious, but I don't care because it was well done.

Olivia singing that song when she thought Peter died made me smile (I really am going to become a full-blown Polivia shipper after this rewatch, aren't I? 😁) because 1) they got Anna Torv to sing and she sounded fine and 2) Walter was definitely channeling his inner Polivia shipper by having this version of Olivia fall in love with Peter (love at first sight as they say).

Of course Nina Sharp is evil in this storyline because Walter doesn't trust her at all. I'm surprised that he made the Observers evil so this makes me wonder what he really thinks of them. Does he somehow blame September for distracting Walternate in his lab that fateful day where he missed seeing that the cure worked?

Esther Ficklesworth had me laughing so hard. Astrid's reaction? PRICELESS! Jasika's singing voice was marvelous as was Lance Reddick's. What a talented cast. Even John Noble got in on the singing action.

The fusion of modern-ish technology with the 1950s noir feel of the episode was very, very cool. Very steam-punk-ish, almost, especially those storage chests that housed the hearts. I enjoyed seeing a rotary phone on Nina's desk and also Olivia using a cell phone.

I think my favorite scene was the Peter/Olivia scene in the kitchen because Olivia looked absolutely fetching with no makeup, with wet hair, wearing pajamas and an oversized white shirt. You guys can have her private investigator look with the red lipstick and bouffant, I'll take natural-looking Olivia. I also really enjoyed her conversation with Peter about jazz and dancing. It was very cute. "I hate to dance. I'd take you, though." This made me smile.

And how about that ending with September calling someone and saying that Peter still has not returned and that he's worried that Walter might have forgotten his warning. Dun dun dun!

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August 2015

Wouaw épisode carrément bizarre !! Mais sympathique ! Et Olivia OMG vraiment trop jolie!!!

Wow downright bizarre episode !! But friendly! Olivia and OMG really too pretty !!!

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Wouaw épisode carrément bizarre !! Mais sympathique ! Et Olivia OMG vraiment trop jolie!!!
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June 2016

Tá brincando? Eu nunca pensei que iria receber um capítulo musical (que na verdade foi promocional na América do Norte por alguma razão) como esse em plena explosão do arco central da temporada. Tecnicamente, não apresentou nenhuma evolução no núcleo, mas só por ser engraçado, sofisticado, atípico e surpreso, foi magnífico demais, principalmente pela caracterização fiel dos anos 30/40 e pela remodelagem dos personagens. Eu particularmente achei tudo estupendo, o conto de Walter foi hilário e já entra no roll de um dos melhores da temporada.

Além de "Brown Betty" fazer algumas conexões com O Padrão e o Voo 147, Brown Betty significa 3 coisas: uma sobremesa de maça popular feito com melaço-açúcar, um tipo bem conhecido de bule de Inglaterra e um hit clube de Duke Ellington a partir do final dos anos 1930. Fora isso, a história de Walter também traz deliberadamente anacronismos bastante engraçados se comparados com a história central, como a cadeira de rodas do Walter, os telefones da Astrid e da Olivia, computadores na mesa da Nina na Massive Dynamic e o coração de vidro do Peter.

Notas e outras referências: Os Observadores são chamados de "The Watchers" no conto do Walter. Isso pode referir-se à raça dos Vigilantes da Marvel Comics. É uma das espécies mais antigas do universo, e comprometidos a observar e compilar conhecimentos sobre todos os aspectos do universo.

Questionamentos sobre a Prime Universe: para quem os Observadores trabalham? Tô cada vez mais intrigado com isso. E quanto será que há de verdade no conto ficcional do Walter? Os Observadores são aliados da Nina Sharp? A Massive Dynamic é realmente um vilão nisso tudo?

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