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These are WMGs which involve series crossovers and other non-serious possibilities.
The rest of the cortexiphan kids had their own series: HeroesThe Company is a Division of Massive Dynamic.
(cross posted from the Altered States WMG) The movie Altered States is the backstory of Fringe, with the names and dates changed to protect the innocent.
The alternate universe in fringe...Is the main universe of OUR alternate universe's Fringe. Everything that happens in the alternate universe is the stuff they see, while the stuff that happens in our Fringe's universe is the stuff they don't.
Massive Dynamic = UmbrellaAnd it's only a matter of time before they release the T-Virus.
Massive Dynamic = Crey IndustriesAnd Nina Sharp is really Countess Crey in disguise. Just wait for the Revenants to start showing up.
Massive Dynamic = Massive BlackJust getting it out there.
Massive Dynamic = Hanso FoundationI just wanted to feel like I contributed.
Fringe is in the same universe as Star TrekSome of Walter's research led (will lead?) to the Eugenics Wars.
Fringe takes place in an Alternate UniverseAn alternate universe where the laws of physics are slightly different. For example, you could probably build a perpetual-motion machine there if you just tried hard enough and spewed enough technobabble.
Fringe and LOST take place in the same universe.And Massive Dynamic = The Dharma Initiative.
Astrid Farnsworth has relatives in New York.Namely, a young man named Phillip J. Fry.
Massive Dynamics = Global DyamicsBoth have insane ubertech, and the names are too close not to be mentioned. Additionally, Eureka is set at about the present day, but Fringe is a few minutes into the future- Nina Sharp and Eva Thorne are the same person a few years, some makeup, and a cover story apart.
Fringe is in the same universe as NarbonicWe see mad science, teleporters that sorta work, crazy genetic experiments that get out of hand, cyborgs, and the like. One of the villains is named David; maybe he's a Dave that was kicked out of the conspiracy (which would explain the teleporter).
Fringe is in the same universe as The X-FilesThe Pattern and associated phenomena and organizations play a parallel role to the Syndicate, to prepare for the alien invasion in 2012. Certain people, such as Walter Bishop and the kid from The Equation, are being telepathically fed the information required to create the technologies involved in The Pattern by the aliens.
Father is involved in this somehowMaybe he's working with the observer or Sanford Harris. For whatever reason, he's trying to keep an eye on Olivia, or most likely, Peter.
Olivia is a relative of Jeff DunhamThey share last names. Then again, one of the producers of Heroes has the last name of Nakamura.
Tyler is a young KiraThey look similar, and the mind control could have been some variation of a Death Note, given that he used it to kill people. willing to die for her for absolutely no reason? Check.
Fringe takes place in the same universe as Trauma CenterTell me that the thing in 'In Which We Meet Mr. Jones' isn't a G.U.I.L.T. Expy.
Fringe takes place in the universe of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, wherein every fictional story and character exist and intermingle with others.This allows Massive Dynamic, your average 'sticky-fingers' corporation who can't keep its hands out of anything, to have connections with the Dollhouse, the Company (Heroes), the School (Maximum Ride), AND the Centre (The Pretender), and any other coorporation that focuses on sciences beyond normals means and that might posibly be used in a war with The Other Side.
The virus from 2x13, "What Lies Below", is actually the Sickness from LOST.
The other universe is the Star Trek universe.
The Bishops are Sparks
Transformers Prime is all one of Walter's long LSD trips.John Noble plays Unicron, one of the Big Bads in the show, and it's not hard to imagine someone under the influence of drugs imagining he's an evil Satan Expy robot who comes out of a volcano and tries to crush things.
Fringe is a darker and edgier retelling of FuturamaIt makes perfect sense. Crazy mad scientist, action girl whose alternate-universe counterpart has red hair, scientist's relative whose unusual birth circumstances grant him an important ability, the only non-white people are the bureaucrat and the mad scientist's assistant. Clearly Gene will be revealed to be behind the entire series. Parallel!Nations go around naked, their quest to find a certain mark to save their world could be a side-effect if not a direct result of the Fringe team's universe-shattering and time-traveling adventures.
The show Revolution takes place in the other universeIt would be tricky to cross between universes without electricity, but the Tower could serve as a bridge between the two.
These are WMGs which are neither Jossed nor Confirmed by the end of the series. Magnificent Bastard that he is.
Agent Dunham killed Walter's lab assistant17 years ago, a lab assistant was killed in a fire in Walter's lab. A little more than 17 years ago (give or take a few years, maybe) Olivia was struggling with her drug-induced mental powers, and she was starting fires with her mind. Coincidence? quite possibly, but can you imagine?
Astrid is in love with OliviaShe's willing to take care of Walter because if Walter goes back to St. Claire's, she won't be involved with the Fringe Division anymore, and won't be able to be near Olivia. Seeing Olivia in her underwear when she goes into the tank now and then helps too. There's not really a lot backing this up, but dammit, I can dream, can't I?
William Bell and Walter Bishop are the same person.Strange isn't it that Bell and Bishop were close associates in the old days, yet we've never seen Mr. Bell in person, not even a photograph? In fact, Nina Sharp appears to be the only person who has interacted with Mr. Bell recently. Plus: W.B. and W.B.
The teleporter turned Mr. Jones into Man-Bat.He will then kill Walter, Peter will swear revenge and use the Tank and lots of drugs to gain a life time of experience and kick ass.
The letters that Olivia tried to put together in Dream Logic weren't meant to spell "You're gonna be fine"
Astrid is the child of Walter's dead lab assistant.This explains why she's willing to play babysitter to a whacko: she's looking for the perfect chance to kill him because "he went too far" or the like. She's gone out of her way to get him out of trouble because she wants to be the one who kills him.
Mad Science is part of the Bishop bloodlineThe Bishop Revival reveals that Walter's father Robert was involved in the same sorts of experiments Walter did. Peter will eventually grow more erratic and follow in the footsteps of his ancestors.
Alt!Liv was sent by Walternate to make Peter switch sidesAlt!Liv told him about Peter and Olivia's relationship and her orders are to use her influence to get him to come back and destroy them.
In the Alternate Universe, George W. Bush was killed in office and replaced by Dick Cheney in in 9/11.The increased militarization and regimentation in the alternate universe is partly a response to this. Evidence: we know the White House was damaged or destroyed on 9/11/2001 instead of the Twin Towers. Because it means we get more Charlie and a cheerfully nonchalant version of Olivia.
Alt!Nina will be a bum or a mental patient
The deceased Alt!Bell had a goatee!Considering who was cast as William Bell, it just isn't possible to be any other way.
There was a third, "Original" universe, and the two we see in the show are the result of a disaster that split itUnknown to either side is the fact that because they are fragments of the same battered "original" universe, their fates are tied together. If one goes, they both go, so Walternate's "only one can survive" mentality is ultimately the biggest threat to existence in the show. The only way they can survive is by merging back together to reform the original universe they split off from, otherwise it will all collapse. Moreover, because Olivia is the only person who can cross over naturally (among other abilities), she's the only one who can do anything to get the ball rolling. Her and Bolivia will have to make peace and come back into alignment as the "real" Olivia Dunham. Walternate will be the last big hold-out, and decide that the destruction of existence is better than the two worlds coming together, pushing him over the Moral Event Horizon and into truly insane villainy.
The Rogue from "The Arrival" was an agent of the parallel universe, probably a shapeshifterAccess to ultratech, an unusual interest in Peter and knowledge of the Bishop Family Tree.
Walternate is to blame for the breakdown of the alternate universeA variation of a WMG above. Walter and Bell didn't create much damage, and that the quarantine events are all a result of Walternate's efforts to get Peter back. Each quarantine event occurred when Walternate sent a shapeshifter or something else over, or after the magic typewriter's effects built up. This is one reason why Walternate is so eager to get cortexifan - as he puts it, his method of crossing over has "drawbacks."
The original and unsuccessful Fringe team......that Broyles mentioned in episode 2, consisted of John Scott, Hicks and that were hedgehog guy (whose name escapes me). Broyles and Sharp know all this and are keeping this from Olivia for some reason.
Each universe has its own plot-significant hat.The alt-verse, despite its advanced medical technologies, is especially vulnerable to epidemics/pandemics: smallpox, avian flu, the extinction of sheep, blights that have made coffee and avocados extremely rare. Some of the more recent events may be due to that universe's fringe events triggered by Walter's actions, but the last human case of smallpox in our own world was in 1979. Plus, even with all the routine catastrophes of the alt-verse, the complete modern extinction of an animal as widely distributed and economically important as sheep suggests a special weakness. The main-verse seems like the "normal" world, but the residents are more vulnerable to infiltration by impostors. Peter has tried to rationalize it away, but he certainly held on tight to the Idiot Ball with Fauxlivia. Shapeshifter infiltration is even worse: not only do they need to keep up a perfect con, sometimes for years, sometimes embedded in a human family, their physiology is so non-human that it should give them away far more frequently. At the very least, all that mercury should make them weigh nearly twice what their unfortunate target did. People in the main-verse, however, are simply less able to pick up on things being "off" with someone, and so the alt-verse has gotten away with replacing an unknown number of people with spies.
Peter trained himself to ignore signs of the other worldThink about it: we've seen recently that Peter was, in fact, aware of the differences between worlds at a young age. Somewhere between kid!Peter and adult!Peter he started believing that everything was just fine. So, how did that happen? Presumably, Peter started believing his parents' version at some point, that he was extremely sick and imagining things. Thus, Peter subconsciously trained himself to ignore any slight discrepancies and any signs of weirdness. He had a lifetime of training himself to ignore any slight changes that would make him think his parents were clones. He trained himself to forget that he had bacon as a kid, he trained himself to ignore that he remembered a "Red Lantern" instead of a green one(and a Red Arrow), he forgot the Statue of Liberty was bronze and so on.
Thus, when Folivia arrived at the scene, Peter was already perfectly conditioned by a lifetime of training to ignore any weirdness, discrepancies from what he remembered, odd ticks or slight changes. He still spotted them to some degree - we've heard him confirm that - but he wasn't moved to react or really do anything. He instead trusted the assurances of Fauxlivia that she was moved to change by the other world, when it should have been blisteringly obvious that something wasn't right.
Prediction: sometime in the future Peter will be taken in by a shapeshifter(or some other doppelganger) despite there being clear signs that something isn't right. Alternatively, him spotting a shapeshifter without any foreknowledge, clues or help will mark a major character development moment for him.
Someone was treated with cortexiphan without Walternate's knowledge.
The mysterious guy from 3x19...
Fauxlivia knows the guy from 3x19.
Ned the Piemaker is a cortexiphan kid.
Our Lincoln Lee is a Cortexiphan kid.
The man in Olivia's mind (in "LSD") is:
Peter was acting strange in "The Last Sam Weiss" because he had just come back from the future.Wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey. Let me explain.
Olivia's stepfather has/had/will have again? abilities similar to her ownAssuming that at some point another timeline reset will have him alive again, one is forced to wonder about his taunting visitations each year on Olivia's birthday. Each year, he breezes past the (likely ever-increasing) precautions of a trained FBI agent, leaving no traces of how he did it. Now, granted, he knew her when she was young, and a control freak knows habits, and he wasn't depicted as being truly stupid. But nor was he depicted as being someone at or near any of the genius characters seen. So how better to go around all her efforts than to go around reality itself? How he got this power I have no idea - maybe he's really her uncle, ala another JJ Abrams effort. Again, could be just planning on his part—but this is Fringe.
William Bell knew that Olivia was left behind in the other universe in Season 2.He needed to activate her abilities.
Etta isn't Henrietta BishopThe real one died they day the Observers came. "Etta" is one of many cloning experiments done by the Observers to see if they can replicate the effects of Cortexiphan. Nina Sharp found out, managed to save one of them and found her a foster home. Like her "parents" before her, Etta can't remember any of this (which is why she thinks she was four years old).
The Observers are from or have taken over multiple universes.That's why the "shove a black hole in the reality" plan didn't work.
Widmark is September's "donor", and the entire bloodline is unstableGiven the reveal that September is "Michael"'s father, it makes a certain amount of sense. On the one hand, Widmark is clearly more ruled by emotion than Observers tend to be. This mutant trait comes up again in September, but is amplified, leading to, well, all the events of the damn series. The trait is further amplified in Michael, possibly leading to some downsides (mutations don't have to be beneficial, they just have to be different). The second reason for it is that, well, Fringe villains tend to fit an "Evil!Dad" type, sacrificing their children, manipulating them, creating them wholesale. With Walternate dead, Widmark's by-the-book assholishness could be the final counterpoint to the Bishop family's Jerk with a Heart of Gold methods.
The temporal reset at the end of the series affected more than implied.The Plan reset time so Observers would never be created. That should mean everything Observers ever did should be erased, not just the invasion. No Observers means no September, meaning Walternate never got distracted at that crucial moment, meaning Walternate successfully invented his cure for Peter, and Peter never left the Red universe. Walter developed the cure too, possibly from watching Walternate in the other universe, and Blue Peter was saved as well. The Peter seen with Olivia and Etta at the end? That was Blue Peter, the one who died originally. Red Peter stayed in the Red universe, and possibly hooked up with Bolivia and had Henry instead. The entire series has been reset away.
The temporal reset didn't work.See above. The reset should have affected the entire plot of the show if the observers didn't exist. So the more likely scenario was that the plan failed, the ending was All Just a Dream, and seeing as it was showing just what Peter and Olivia would have wanted they are more likely currently imprisoned in some Observer compound undergoing Inception and reprogramming so the Observers can learn all that they know.
The temporal reset did workWalter and Michael were not only aiming to erase the Observers, they were seeking to create a superior humanity that still had emotions like Michael. So presumably, the future humans would be like Michael: Powerful, intelligent, but still human. And as such, they would not ruin earth nor invade our realm, but would save Peter in the original timeline out of grattitude for their maker [Walter]. The timeline remains, if shifted.
September's interference with Walternate's cure was deliberate, as part of saving the world and his sonSit tight, this is a long one. In the original-original timeline, the one that the Observers first came from (ie: their past didn't have Observers in it), Blue-Peter died, but Red-Peter was saved by Walternate's cure. This means that Walter never had to cross dimensions, and thus no conflict between the two began. Whether Red-Peter got together with Red-Olivia is irrelevant; what matters is that the two universes never had any cross-talk outside of Walter's viewing window. By interfering in this event, September created the Blue/Red timeline. However, we know how that timeline ends: with the destruction of both universes. So that means the Observers won't exist. Therefore, because of the magnitude of his interference, the Observers allow him to make various changes to ensure that their future continues to exist as normal. The most important of these being the rescue of Peter and Walter from the lake. However, that's not enough; Walter already doomed both universes by breaking through at all. Therefore, the Observers have to make various changes that allow the Machine to come into being, thus creating a stable time loop that allows their future to exist. However, there isn't supposed to be a Peter Bishop in the Blue universe. So the Observers simply erase him from existence after creating the machine that stabilizes the universes. The machine is really all the Observers need. But September needs Peter for his plan. And he needs Peter in the Blue universe, since that's the universe that the Observers are interested in (their interest in Walternate finding the cure is purely in that the event means that Walter won't break the universe to save Red-Peter). The only way to get Peter in the Blue universe was to interfere in that one event, thus creating conflict and cross-talk between the two universes. In a way, September is a lot like Walter; he was willing to destroy two universes to save his son. Though to be fair, September was also saving the world from his future people too.
The 4th season (or possibly the mid-season break) will end the Amber-timeline and restore the Blueverse to its original state.
The Observers report to Uatu the Watcher.An alien species of bald guys that simply watch and are not supposed to interfere... Of course Uatu is much bigger than your typical Observer so the Observers must be his Mini Mooks.
There will be a Redemption Equals Death moment for either Walternate or Fauxlivia
The Observers are all anomalies in the timeline...
By the end of the series, Olivia will become a full-on Reality WarperThe events of "Subject 13" and other episodes suggest she has this latent ability. It won't be long before she taps it.
Agent Dunham is going to quit the FBI and start working with Massive Dynamic.Agent Dunham gets kidnapped, and the first thing the Feds do is put her under arrest and assign a convicted felon with a grudge against her to be her supervisor and be generally obstructive. After a few more episodes of this, she's going to decide she's had enough and take up Nina Sharp's offer.
Peter is a clone of WalterThe episode "The Same Old Story" gave many possible hints to this. Walter left Peter's life when Peter was 13 and yet seems to know so much about him. He says 80% of Caucasians are born with blue eyes, but Peter's were green. He says Peter was always patient. Peter counters that by saying Walter doesn't know him well enough to make that statement, but Walter tells him there is "much he doesn't know." He tells Peter he always had a way with women; seeing he hasn't seen Peter since he was 13, there was no way he should have known that. Walter says that because he had a way with women. When discussing the 80-year-old baby, he said it was identical to the experiments he conducted 30 years ago. Peter is 30. Then there is that cryptic conversation at the end where he assumes Olivia knows about Peter because she read through his files and knows his medical history. When Olivia says she only knows his birthday and nothing else, Walter keeps his mouth shut and shrugs it off.
Walter is behind everything.
The Observer is:
William Bell and Walter Bishop are Peter's parents.Through the wonders of science and a donated female egg, Peter has two daddies. It was either a gay fling or they wanted to created the perfect man and they didn't trust any woman's genes except for Olive's and she wasn't born yet. Fringe... because they did Mpreg. Now let's go there.
In the other world, everything is different by one coin flip.
Olivia's alternate universe counterpart is a man.Olivia spent the pilot desperately trying to save her horribly injured, helpless romantic partner, and she's by far the most physically violent character on the show. She's also had telepathic contact with two different men, which led to her confusing her thoughts with theirs. We've even seen her make out with a female stripper, as part of the same telepathic link. So the show is constantly using Olivia as a "male" character, and the next step is to see the actual male version of Olivia. Obviously the other universe has an Oliver Dunham, born at exactly the same time as Olivia and with the same genetic makeup as her, except for having a Y chromosome where she has an X.
The Observers are a dimensional regulatory commission and they are pissed at Walter.Positing that there are multiple Observers, They are a group of beings that exist outside of the alternate universes as we perceive them, and one of their duties is to make sure dimensional travel does not happen, as the reason they exist outside of the universes as we perceive them is that something... unfortunate occurred. The Observer assisting Walter has gone rogue.
The shapeshifters are a type of TerminatorThey have mercury in their blood for one...
The Observer "distributes" the various power-causing technology around the countryThey were locked up in some restricted area because of their dangerousness. The Observer found them, released them, and gave them out to various people, hoping they will be used in the upcoming arrival of the big shapeshifter army
Peter switched universes with William BellIt seems clear that Peter got sent from the other universe somehow, even though that's not normally possible, and that William Bell got sent over there somehow, even though that's not normally possible, and now William Bell can't come back. So William Bell, to help Walter Bishop get his dead son back, switched universes with alternate-universe Peter via some special "exchange program" sort of rule.
Astrid is the secret love child of Nina Sharp and Phillip Broyles.Sharp and Broyles had something romantic going on. Astrid is the product of this something and was adopted as an infant by who she now thinks are her parents.
The two universes are going to intersect completely on 5/20/10Why else would Walter and William Bell try so hard to commit that series of numbers to memory?
There is absolutely no way to stop the destruction of one of the two colliding universes.It's one or the other, and ultimately the alternate universe will lose. Walternate will send Peter back only seconds before the end to save him, leaving him as one of the only known survivors... until it is later revealed in the next season that others have also survived, likely seeking revenge.
Alternate-Olivia will Become The Mask and later help Walter and Peter get the 'real' Olivia back.She will also most likely die in the attempt.
Alt!Charlie is going to make a Heel-Face TurnBecause the writers know we need Charlie back.
Season 3 Episode 1 is going to consist of Olivia gaining/regaining the use of a ton of powers, busting out of the cell she's in, and escaping the alternate universe on her ownWell, Bishop and Bell keep saying that she was their best subject/creation. We've seen video evidence that she can light fires when she's afraid, we know that her ability to see Alt!Objects kicked back in when she was afraid, and she turned the light board off when she was afraid. Considering that now she's in solitary confinement, I'd say the chances of her Take a Level in Badass are fairly high.
The Superweapon Walternate is building is of alien origin
The series finale will reveal the point where the two universes split.Because it just seems like an obvious place to end the story. The superweapon will be fired, causing the universe to split in two, and its parts will be scattered.
Sam Weiss is the Real Big BadEverything else is just him manipulating events behind the scenes to his advantage.
The Peter Doomsday machine was invented by Rambaldi.Ancient tech, a strange and potentially apocalyptic machine powered by one chosen man, pieces that need to be found? It's got to be Rambaldi.
Walter isn't actually to blame for the breakdown of the Alternate Universe.We know that the observers and inhabitants of the Alternate Universe have repeatedly traveled to our universe without consequences nearly as severe. Sure sci-fi science is possible now, but we've experienced no 'black holes' that would warent the quarantine procedure. I realize Hollywood science is deliberately in play, but I just don't buy that one trip, granted a hasty trip using a machine that probably barely worked, could cause more damage than multiple and continuing trips. I think there are two good guesses as to what's really going on. 1: Walternate has lied or exaggerated about the severity of the dangers his universe faces, in order to gain the power he needs to pull off the revenge he has planned. Note that Fringe Division reacted to our Cortexifan heros entering their universe by almost quarantining it right then and there, only stopping because it stabilized. In the next season, we see that the theatre gets ambered anyway, probably under orders from Walternate, who wanted to keep Olivia over there. Who's to say that most of the other 'events' that have resulted in quarantine wouldn't have stabilized/not created a 'black hole'. All Walternate would have had to've done to convince their government to start the quarantine procedures is create one or two disasters and then lie about it. I mean he's a mad scientist, come on. Because of the scope of these tragedies, the government would do whatever would prevent more from happening, sealing off all situations which might create instabilities, and giving Walternate goverment power because he has 'prevented' any more disasters from occurring. 2:There are other universes, one of which is purposely causing the disasters which have been observed in the alternate universe we know of. Who said that there can only be one other universe? If they are using the quantum possibilities explanation, then there's no way there are only two. Look at the differences between them. The divergence point has to be somewhere after or just before the American Revolution. There are far too many similarities between the two for me to accept that they've always been two separate, unconnected universes. Given how different they are, if they had separate histories going back to ancient times, the Roman Empire might not have fallen, or China could have colonized North America, or fish people could have become the dominant species of the planet, or any of a number of things. Where do the Observers come from? They can travel between universes without apparent problems, but don't seem to regard either that we've seen as home. It just makes sense for there to be more universes........within the acceptable breaks from reality we already accept in this show.
The "Observers" are really a remnant of the "First Race" that built the doomsday machine
The point of divergence for the two universes was when The First People activated the machineWalternate wants it to destroy the other universe, but the mention of its powers of "creation and destruction" suggests it could be used for the opposite. Of course this would take the In Spite of a Nail issues to extremes.
Alternate-verse Gene...Is obviously the Cow Behind The Man and is secretly using Walternate as an Unwitting Pawn!
The Observers are sons of Chronos.Or any other time god/goddess you like; for my purposes, it's Chronos. Think about it. They're present at major events in history, they're supposed to observe but not get involved... because the gods learned a long time ago that interfering can cause wars (which has transmuted into altering the timeline is bad). And they have a dulled sense of taste because they're used to ambrosia.
We will see Christina again.("August") We have to. August died so she wouldn't have to, and September said he'd made her important (The Powerof Love). She has to come back, in some capacity.
We will see a Tyler at some point.("Of Human Action") We have to, or there wouldn't have been mention of the fact there's more than one of them.
Broyles is an Observer.
Sam Weiss and the Observers are two different offshoots of the First People.
There will be a flashback episode in season 4 called "The Secretary".It'll be all about Walternate, and show what he did in the years between learning about Peter's fate and travelling to the prime universe: how the alternate universe was affected and slowly began to fall apart, how society changed, how he became the Secretary of Defence, his opening moves in the war between universes and what (if any) relationship he had with William Bell.
Broyles will die in the season 3 final.
The first Fringe event on our side...
The show will end with Walter going back in time, erasing the events of the entire series in the process.Despite all efforts to fix or neutralize it, the damage to both universes will be so great that both of them will eventually collapse on themselves and be completely annihilated. Walter, realizing he has to give up his son to save both worlds, decides to go back in time (into his past body) and finally accept Peter's death. He never goes into the alternate universe and destroys the technology, but the memories and horrors of a time-line that never existed will haunt him for the rest of his life. His universe is saved. Because Walternate's Peter wasn't taken, he later died... and Walternate thus does the same thing that Walter once did, and opens a portal to an alternate universe (not Walter's, since Peter has already died there, but a third one not seen in the series). And thus, though some of the characters may be somewhat different, it all begins again.
Olivia will become a Willing Channeler
Peter'sRet Gonemeans that August is still alive
The Observers will be forced to undo Peter's Ret Gone
While the alternate universe in general no longer acts as the Big Bad, Walternate has personally stepped up his game.Walternate's just hiding a new set of truths, and the Red 'Verse Fringe Division is still in the dark about Walternate's activities and the true nature of the two universes. Which informs the next WMG ...
Walternate cloned Red!Peter after his disappearance (or even before).In this preview for "Back To Where You've Never Been", there's a blue flash at 0:37, right after Walternate says "Not everything is as it seems." If you freeze the video, it shows a room with eight vertical tanks. They each appear to contain an adult human male in some kind of stasis (the figures in fluid and fitted with breathing apparatus). Peter's illness was genetic; Walternate was working on a cure; therefore, Walternate doubtless had Peter's genetic information on file. It's hardly out of the question that he would make use of it.
Nina Sharp is exploiting Olivia and her abilities in order to find William Bell.She adopted Olivia (and Rachel) in order to continue the cortexiphan experiments, and stepped them up once Peter arrived from limbo. Why would she only do this now? Because Peter travelling from one timeline to another opens up the possibility of travelling to other parallel worlds (either alternate universes or alternate timelines) beyond simple the redverse. Olivia's cortexiphan ability is being able to safety travel between universes, so Nina is stepping up the experiment to see if Olivia can help her travel to these other worlds. Why would she do this at all? William Bell is dead in this timeline, but almost certainly still alive in others.
The Watchers will not be explainedIt will never be fully explained if the Watchers are descendants -genetic or memetic- of humanity, of the shapeshifters, or something else, it will simply be implied they appeared after the Technological Singularity and therefore cannot be comprehended by pre-Singularity minds. The one thing that will become apparent is that they need at least one of the universes to be stable enough to achieve singularity for them to exist, that's why they appear most frequently during events of unbalance, going as far as to intervene if the unbalance goes too far. The exact events of their absolute past are not important as long as a singularity happens, but the exact events of their absolute future are important, that's why August's death made the girl important; the reason for this cannot be understood.
August is alive, but is not the same August and he is keeping the timeline from becoming fixedThe Observer seen at the end of Forced Perspective looked a lot like August, at least what could be seen in the angle of that shot. But besides that -and this could have been just on my TV, or due to the lighting-, he seemed to be wearing a brown suit instead of a black one. If he was in fact August, then it would seem that the Observers are not completely immune to changes in the timelime. If he was in fact wearing a brown suit, that could mean he was an Observer specific to the amber timeline, as in created because the original or absolute August died, but the interactions he had in the original timeline that lead to his death were erased; maybe this change is powerful enough -the deletion of events leading to the death of an Observer- that it ends in the creation of a copy, or new version, of the deceased Observer, so that the death of the original still happened and the internal Observer causality is not affected, but a new version appears to satisfy the causality of the new timeline. This could mean there is at least one new kind of Observer, brown!August. Also, perhaps brown!August is an anomaly whose existence is keeping the amber timeline from becoming stable, which was the reason Peter was able to come back. And perhaps brown!August's existence will be revealed as a threat to the stability of the Observer's internal causality.
David Robert Jones is trying to turn Olivia into an Observer.Perhaps unintentionally but he is interested in the full array of her powers which have probably not even truly started to be tapped.
In the next episode (that is 4x18)...
Captain Windmark is SeptemberSeptember was caught by the other Observers. His punishment for helping the Bishops was a "correctional device", which rid him of his human-like emotions. He was then sent to watch over Fringe Division. Fortunately, this means that he can no longer remember the plan.
Peter is SeptemberWe know he's slowly turning into an Observer since implanting their tech in his head. It explains September's interest in helping the Fringe team, and why he knows Alt-livia is the wrong person to mother Peter's child, among other things. Peter Bishop was also born in September.
Peter is Windmark.They both like to play Simon, Windmark did something that made all the other Observers grumpy with him at some point, Windmark has an usual interest in the Bishops and when Peter pulls out a chunk of his hair, the camera focuses in on the picture of Windmark. Of course, this would be horrible.
Donald is Thomas Jerome NewtonWalter mentioned a man with an accent [Astrid said that was from Marathon Man, but who says it can't be from both reality and the movie?] and the show has a knack for bringing back characters everyone forgot about. To date: David Robert Jones, William Bell [twice], The Child...
Donald is Donald the assassin from "August" who was sent to kill Christine.He knows about the Observers. His name is Donald. And as previously stated,the show has a knack for bringing back characters everyone forgot about.
These WMGs are for partially confirmed guessed as of the end of the series. Beware of spoilers!
The Observers are outcasts in their society who want to find a way to fix the world of their time
Theories regarding the Future of 2036 AD shown in the episode "Letters of Transit" go here:
Sam Weiss is Seamus Wiles, the author of the book "The First People," and a member of that race.
Walternate wants to steal the rest of the machine from our sideThis explains everything (plot-relevant) he's done this season so far:
Psychokinesis and Dark Matter will be the "fringe sciences" most significant to the plot.
The ZFT was written by Walter's equivalent from the alternate universeThe ending to "Ability" suggests that it was written on his typewriter, but that he doesn't remember writing it, plus the whole "Science Is Bad and will kill us all" message doesn't sound like him. It was written by his evil double who has an opposing agenda but, In Spite of a Nail, the same typewriter.
The Observer is the key to everythingThe Observer is from the other world, sent to this world to evaluate it for invasion. After saving Walter's life there was an exchange of information, probably mentally. This leads Walter to write the manifesto and team up with William Bell to start preparing for the invasion. The experiments made him go insane and William went on to found Massive Dynamics as a way to prepare the tools needed to stop the invasion. At the same time this exchange of information made the Observer question his mission and he goes rogue. He's now trying to keep his own people from invading, sending the probes back before they can call 'home' and watching what is going on. His people know he's gone rouge, and have recruited others to help with preparing the invasion, including David Robert Jones. The child Observer is from Walter's world, and proof of the worlds getting closer.
The Observer is an extradimensional being, a human from an evolutionarily accelerated world.The young observer child is not the only such being. The G-Man in that episode reported that they had found "another" one, with the implication that similar children had been found elsewhere. The child and others like him are mutant humans with genetic traits that future apocalyptic events will select for in Darwinian fashion. Such children will inherit the world and one day create an Observer civilization in this universe. However, in another universe, this has already happened. And the Observers from that accelerated universe are invading or preparing to invade ours.
This is leading up to the creation of a spin-off series about the adventures of the Alternate, military-run Fringe TeamBecause it means we get more Charlie and a cheerfully nonchalant version of Olivia.
Peter will not survive the series.
Season 3 will end with an in-universe reboot.Peter will choose alt!Olivia over Olivia when he's plugged into the machine, but the result won't simply be the destruction of the main universe, it'll reboot it. Like was said, the machine is an engine of destruction or creation, depending on your point of view. Rebooting the main universe will allow the writers to bring back dead characters in Season 4 like non-alt!Peter and show what history would have been like if Walter had saved his own son's life and not kidnapped alt!Peter. The only two people to remember what happened in the 'old' universe will be Olivia, due to her reality-hopping abilities, and Peter, who will be living in the alt!universe as he was always intended to. Olivia and Peter coming to remember each other, and realizing they *do* love each other after all, will set up the Big Bad of Season 4: Peter and Olivia themselves, who will risk damaging both universes again in order to reunite.
Peter will get our Olivia pregnant.We know now that Peter got Altlivia pregnant and that every person exists at some point in both universes. Take the example of alt!Ella and alt!Rachel both being dead - even though they're dead, they still existed. And as Altlivia is now pregnant we can either assume that she will miscarry or, more likely considering Walternate's plans for the Peter/Altlivia child, Peter will get our Olivia pregnant. Bear in mind that despite differences in the person themself between the universes, their DNA remains constant, so if Altlivia has the baby, it means that Peter and our Olivia have to have one too.
Neither of the two universes is the one that will survive.The Wave Sink Device is "a potential source of all creation, and destruction." Rather than destroying one universe to heal the other, it destroys both so that an entirely new universe can be born, possibly as some sort of cosmic cycle. Each new universe is automatically created with pieces of the device scattered around the world, and the radio signals detailing their location. Thus, when the new universe's humans reach the point where they can decipher the signals, the time to activate the device again is imminent. There is also a caretaker, or a group of them, who crosses from the old universe into the new one, in order to encourage the continued use of the device. Samuel Weiss/Seamus Wiles is the latest of these caretakers, or perhaps has been the only one since the first use of the Device. The two universes are either the result of a botched activation in the previous iteration, or an activation-in-progress in the "alt" universe, which actually preceded the "main" one and will be destroyed when the process is completed, unless Peter chooses to preserve it, aborting the process.
William Bell is the Big Bad of the series.
Sam Weiss was lying out of his arse.
Reserved for predictions about changes to the timeline brought about by Peter's Ret Gone.Confirmed changes:
The Observers will go to war with Fringe Division.Now that Peter is back in the altered timeline, you've got the threat of how wibbly the universes can become as a result of Peter being around (the reason why he had to be Ret Gone'd in the first place) plus the threat of the time paradoxes that could occur with two seperate timelines (of two seperate universes) overlapping. To stop Peter from wreaking further havoc, the Observers will take direct action and try and kill him, putting them in direct conflict with Fringe Division.
Olivia will die in Season 5She was nowhere to be seen in Letters Of Transit and September's words tend to come true when you least expect it.
I Knew It
In the Amber-Timeline, as in the original timeline, Walternate was both aware of another universe and had sent shapeshifters over before our Walter.
Massive Dynamic is not corrupt, and in fact is trying to save the world.Because no one would see it coming.
The Peter in the series is the Peter from the other worldSo Walter always talks about things from Peter's childhood, but Peter doesn't remember them. Furthermore, the most recent episode shows Walter going to a grave that says 'Peter Bishop' and lists his death date in 1985. If that happened, then perhaps Walter went to the other world in the 1980s, took Peter, and then raised him in this world. This would also explain why he got involved in all of this in the first place: he wanted to get Peter.
Nina Sharp lost her arm as a result of a world-breaching experiment.The season finale showed us what happens to someone who gets caught "between worlds". Perhaps Nina was present during one of Bell's experiments and reached her arm through an alt-world portal, only to have the portal close and take her arm with it.
The Big Bad will be Alternate WalterThe season finale has the strong implication that Walter stole the Peter we know from the alternate universe after the death of the original. We also know that the alternate universe seems to be dealing with some sort of unspecified chaos, and that our Walter invented a device with the specific intention of preventing someone coming through from the alternate universe. Given the lengths Walter has gone to to get his son back after he died from illness, it stands to reason that alternate Walter would go a hell of a lot further if someone just suddenly appeared out of nowhere and abducted his kid, and is currently wreaking havoc in his efforts to breach the dimensional barrier.
Charlie Francis is coming backIn the episode with the Combusto-twins, it was established that the alternate universe held an alternate Charlie Francis. Just because the one from this universe died does not mean that his actor can hit the bricks. I foresee Charlie having quite a bit to do with the upcoming arc, much to the surprise of Dunham and the rest. Assumed from Peter's being kidnapped from the alternate world.
Walter's abduction of Peter from a parallel universewas the catalyst for the entire series Other!Walter witnessed his son's abduction by Walter but was unable to stop it. Although he was overcome with grief, Other!Walter managed to keep a clear head and realize that a meeting of two universes would lead to the detruction of one of them. He wrote down the ZFT Manifesto and spread it around, using his research to create an army to forcibly ensure his world's survival. He has been behind every single Pattern event. While Other!Walter is very determined to make sure he succeeds in his mission, he is also secretly working to reunite with Peter and take him back home. He is unaware of William Bell hiding out in his universe.
Alt!Liv was never treated with Cortexiphan as a child.Peter says she isn't haunted like his Olivia. And nobody knows who Andrew Jackson is, so presumably there is no town called "Jacksonville." Compare Alt!Liv's easy going, relaxed attitude to our troubled, straight-laced agent. It's a world of difference.
The "First People" will turn out to be a load of crap.Because it's just too ridiculous, even by Fringe standards.
Peter knocked up alternate!OliviaThis would explain why the observer said it must be difficult for him to be a father before he shot him.
The kid from Inner Child......is a young Observer. He's bald, psychic, doesn't say much ,just a little creepy and actually noticed the adult Observer watching him. He definitely fits the bill.
Alt-Nina (or a shapeshifter) has replaced real Nina.Which is why the show spent so much time focused on her apparently normal hand a few weeks ago.
There is only one copy of the Observers throughout history (i.e. no time-cloning shenanigans)This would explain why they are exempt from most rules of time travel, and why they are able to change the timeline with such ease. This in particular provides an explanation for how they could erase adult-Peter from the timeline so easily - September simply went back and replaced his earlier self, making a different choice.
September will play an important part in the season/series finale.We've seen him die/get whisked away/whatever, but we haven't seen how he got injured. Five'll get you ten it happens during the inevitable season-ending showdown.
Season 4 will end with a Revival Loophole being pulledSeptember said Olivia needs to die. He didn't say she cant come back.