WHAT BECAME OF HISTORY
- Among the historical records on Edwin’s data cube is an account of Fringe Division’s “new role” within the Observer-run society.
- No doubt Broyles did some political bargaining to reposition Division between society and the Observers. This may have began with the best of intentions, but where does Broyles stand when push comes to shove? “Letters Of Transit” suggests he’s still fighting on the side of the angels, but the proof will be in the pudding when it comes down to it.
- Broyles also makes his first appearance of the season as a projection.
- Other records include reference to oxygen levels reaching “new lows” (we know from “Transilience” that the air was too oxygen rich for the Observers so they built pollution machines) and “thousands of libraries burned to the ground”, most likely the Observers’ attempt to erase humanity history.
- There are also records on the Fringe team being called out of the shadows of secrecy to help fight the invaders, and a later account of their presumed demise, though where Edwin got those Fringe promotional photos from is a question!
- A clear shot of Gene, who lives on under the amber arch.
LEAVING HIS WINDMARK
- A reflective Captain Windmark gazes into his ‘mirror’ at the world he has re-created.
- The most intimate depiction of the high-ranking Observer to date, his reflection here does two main things — reiterates the omnipresence of the Observers, while suggesting the separation of their hold over humanity.
- The ‘washed out’ nature of Windmark’s reflection might further imply that defeat is on the horizon.
- With the future in the balance, Windmark observes a projection of the Fringe team — the threat to the system, the awakened souls who could yet topple Observer rule and free humanity from the “program”.