Please note: these rewatches may contain references to later episodes.
In case you didn’t manage to rewatch this episode, here’s a promo to give you a sense of where the story was:
This retrospective is focused around two main areas: NEW PERSPECTIVES, where I look at the episode with new eyes. And FINDING PETER, where I share my speculations and thoughts in relation to Peter ‘ceasing to exist’ and the new timeline.
As mentioned previously, I’ll be making an effort to avoid going over old ground, but there will be links at the end to my previous rewatch articles should you wish to drill down on my previous thoughts.
NEW PERSPECTIVES / FINDING PETER
- One of the main seriable connections is the amber toxin. It appeared earlier in the season, but it became a part of the plot in this one. A very nice overarching element, originating from the first season, that added extra meaning and symbolism to the third.
- The amber symbolism also reflects the idea that our heroes’ memories have been frozen in place, waiting to be awakened. Is there a central consciousness reservoir that contains experiences from all timelines?
- One of the most interesting things for me was tracking the Walternate/Olivia/Broylnate story. The episode marks the gradual shift in Broylnate’s loyalties. There’s the sense that he had a similar protective nature towards Altlivia, which may say something about Peter’s influence on reality vs timeline.
Retrospective Rating: 6/10 Seriable Stars
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