THIS EPISODE CLUE
- The clue for this episode from the previous episode may be the Red Dragon from the steam tunnel, foreshadowing River’s illustrations and symbolising the protection of treasure — red rocks/information.
HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPE VINES
- Tape #3 provides Walter with visual proof that he did indeed switch to grape.
- The visuals in the above scene make Etta and Olivia appear tiny in comparison to the trees, reflecting Etta’s childlike imagination of going on missions with her mother: “you have no idea how many battles we won together”, she says. Olivia, daunted by the high expectations, says “it’s a lot to live up to”. Etta responds: “you’re even more than I imagined”, almost disbelieving of the fact that her once personal narrative has come to life.
- This theme is further illustrated through the River’s comics of the Fringe Division’s battles with the Observers – imagination is brought to life when he actually gets to meet them in person, with Olivia even signing his comic but struggling with her legend for reasons that would later be explained.