Some of the most intriguing mythology elements from Fringe “6:02 AM EST” involved the returning Sam Weiss, who’s previous contribution to the storyline was telling Nina that the fate of the world depended on whic ‘Olivia’ Peter chose.
I guess Sam hadn’t factored in all the possibilities.
I thought it would be useful to have a quick look at each of his scenes in “6:02 AM EST” to see if we can glean any further clues or interpretations as to whether he can be trusted and what his endgame might be.
A bowler messes up his shot, Sam tells him: “some days you got it..some days you don’t”.
This gives us some insight into Sam’s psyche. Even before he notices the ‘disturbance in the force’, he looks troubled and tired. Later events suggest that his judgement is waning – is this the actual context of ‘Don’t Trust Sam Weiss’?
His bowling balls tell him that something is wrong. Very wrong.
He seeks further confirmation in his mythology porn room. He removes a secret box from a locked place.
Inside that box is a Newton’s Cradle – a device that follows Newton’s third law: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
His nightmares are confirmed as it begins swinging. The alternate universe BBM has been activated, the consequences of which are being felt Over Here.
Boy, Sam didn’t see that coming.
With the sky glowing, he runs some further testing using his special window.
The formula isn’t good news.
Not so Weiss now, are we Sam?
It does appear that he’s batting for the Blue Universe, even though he seems to have misjudged the depth of Walternate’s resolve and opportunism. Though let’s not rule out another twist or two.
As the rusty sun sets, Sam finds Olivia and tells her that she’s got to trust him (ding!) and that there’s not much time (even for a guy who’s millions of years old, it seems).
A Few Thoughts
So, does a demon’s twist really rust – after his seeming concern for the Over Here universe, is Sam really not to be trusted?
That may very well depend on who he’s talking to and which universe they’re in. I’m also intrigued as to whether the context of that clue might be different from the deceptive connotation which it seemed to hold?
The anagram thing is interesting though – none of the characters (to our knowledge) have seen it. Questions remain:
- Who wrote it? We know Sam likes anagrams, did he write it? Someone else?
- Why was it on Walternate’s chalkboard in the alternate universe?
- Who was the message for – the audience? Our heroes? Was it written as a reminder, a memory revisitation?
As for endgames? It’s difficult to say, but it’s possible that he wants to prevent humans from repeating the mistakes of his people and/or he hopes to reconstitute the First People. Though of course, even within that there are many twists and turns that could arise.