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A Better Human Being
FOX (US)
A Better Human Being (S04E13) is the thirteenth episode of season four of "Fringe" release... More A Better Human Being (S04E13) is the thirteenth episode of season four of "Fringe" released on Fri Feb 17, 2012. Over 1,376 TV Time users rated it a 8.72/10 with their favorite characters being Anna Torv as Olivia Dunham, Joshua Jackson as Peter Bishop and John Noble as Walter Bishop.
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August 2015

Nina is replaced too!! I thought she was plotting with Jones but that one must be a shapeshifter 😱
I need to see moreeeee

Nina is replaced too!! I thought she was plotting with Jones but that one must be a shapeshifter 😱
I need to see moreeeee
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August 2016

I don't want this show to end. It's such a brilliant and thrilling story with all the stuff I love!
And omg the Polivia kiss...tbh I cried. So beautiful.

I don't want this show to end. It's such a brilliant and thrilling story with all the stuff I love! 
And omg the Polivia kiss...tbh I cried. So beautiful.
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January 2013

The revelation is indeed shocking! A must watch for this series..

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July 2017

It always cracks me up when Walter tastes random things 😂

It always cracks me up when Walter tastes random things 😂
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August 2016

I remember when I started this season I was a little disappointed cause the eps weren't that good, but now they're amazing again. Love the whole plot of the show.

And I am wondering if they'll stay in this timeline, cause the old Olivia's back.

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February 2016

questo telefilm non delude mai!!!!

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July 2017

Oh, show. You just can't give Olivia and Peter a happy ending, can you? I mean, I don't mind seeing them get torn apart just as Olivia seems to be remembering the memories of the Olivia in Peter's timeline and is acting more and more like that Olivia because it makes things so much more interesting and tragic. They're clearly meant to be together and parallel universes and different timelines are not enough to keep them apart, but for now, I'm just going to enjoy watching the two of them find their way back to each other again.

I really must have blocked out season four from my memory because that reveal in the end about Nina being a shapeshifter was such a shock. Well, either that or my memory is even worse than I originally thought, lol. Seriously! I knew (and I was right) that this Nina would never bring harm to Olivia so I'm relieved to see that I was right and that they were both locked up in that room together. Nina is a good person after all and Walter and Lincoln are on to her shapeshifter self.

So now we know that Jones was dosing Olivia with Cortexiphan with shapeshifter Nina's help, but we don't know yet why. It probably would have something to do with her ability to travel between the universes. Well, it's safe to say that no matter what universe or timeline Olivia is in, she will always be experimented on (and apparently must die according to September).

The case itself was just okay, definitely got serious Orphan Black vibes with Dr. Frank(enstein) playing God and modifying the genetic makeup of all the babies that he fathered (eww). Why was he trying to build a better human being? Was it just out of curiosity or complete hubris? People are sick. I did like Astrid's scenes with the kid, Sean, and how she comforted and reassured him in the end that him hearing his thoughts is totally normal and that silence is also normal.

But back to Olivia. How would dosing her with Cortexiphan allowed her to remember the memories of the Olivia from Peter's timeline? How is that even possible? Watching this episode must have been a real pain for the Polivia shippers because both of them were uncomfortable and unsure of how to behave with each other. I thought the scene in the car was very sweet and cute with how awkward they were being with each other. I laughed when Olivia said "I just gotta go pee" after Peter kisses her. Way to ruin the moment, Olivia, lol.

And of course, we got this line of dialogue from Peter, acknowledging that he won't make the same mistake again by betraying his Olivia. "I'm afraid because I've made this mistake before. I betrayed the Olivia that I love. But what I'm really afraid of is...when I look into your eyes, I know it's you."

I really liked how we intercut the present-day scenes with original Olivia's memories from past seasons, when she and Peter went to get Walter from St. Claire's, the first time her and Peter slept together, how Peter shimmered after they first kissed, etc. It was a nice effect.

Other random thoughts and observations:

- Walter being protective of Olivia and blaming Peter for whatever is happening with Olivia (projecting his feelings and memories to her which Olivia can empathize with) was really sweet.

- Sean was watching Birds on the television. I always love it when I see a shoutout to the master, Alfred Hitchcock.

- "There really aren't any normal days in this job, are there?" No, there isn't, Agent Lee.

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