ORIGINAL EPISODES, FRIDAYS @ 9PM ON FOX
This was one of those episodes you look back on as a defining moment of a television series; the episode that confirms just how great the show is and how great you have been saying it always was to your friends.
It's been four years and most of us have wanted to know about the observers ever since we learned of them. As you know, Peter finally learned about the Observers and where they come from - the future. So we know the world survives, or at least one of the worlds survive. Personally, I want to know who shot September. My guess would be David Robert Jones and if it were his motives are definitely a mystery given that he has no clue about Peter. This aside, the writers found the perfect way to reveal the observers origins. The episode seamlessly integrated the revelation without taking away from everything we loved about the show.
Moreover, Peter finally stepped up to the plate and took control of his life. He finally became a man. It's easy for him to be with the Olivia in this reality, especially as she adopts his memories of his past relationship. Just as it was easy for him to be with the Olivia with whom he had a baby. I always felt he was being selfish because when you truly love someone you would have to know when you're with someone else. The little things matter and the fact that he never saw past them always angered me. I feel like now the show will truly be able to put him on the path to returning home.
I can't wait to find out what happened the whole time he was away and why exactly he was able to come back when clearly the other observers want him gone. A short hiatus is unwarranted and the show shouldn't be taking so much time off but what can you do? Here's to a quick month off so we can get back to this great show...