This week’s episode of Fringe that was named “The Consultant” was a very interesting and exciting episode. In this episode, we saw Walter taking his first steps into being normal again, and into being one with the outer world again. These steps are quite an improvement when compared to the state that Walter was in when his son was lost, that’s why the primary motive for this change is his son’s return. Before this happens, he was locked up in his laboratory, he never went out, and he even slept in the lab. So he basically started to get out of his self-made shell this episode and started to interact with the world around him.
Walter crossed to the other universe, but still the storyline was very entertaining and exciting as we really get to see the dynamics between different characters, and it showed a lot of depth to certain characters. Although, the event that everyone was looking for didn’t happen, but it is bound to happen sooner or later, this event is the confrontation between the two Walters from the two worlds, it would be epic. Sadly, it didn’t happen, but everyone knows it will happen eventually.
In this episode we also got to know more about the end game of David Robert Jones, we found out that he is planning to destroy the two worlds and make them collapse. The reason for such evil plan was unknown until Walter gave us a lead. Jones paid a visit to Alt-Broyles’ house, although Alt-Broyles isn’t one of the shape shifters, but he was being held against his will by Jones with an experimental drug to be given to his boy as his son was on the verge of death. Love makes us do strange and unimaginable things, this was clear when Walter got asked by Alt-Broyles if he would regret or change the choice he made if he had the chance, the choice was the decision he took to save his son.
Alt-Broyles asked Walter this question because he was doing the same thing to his son, he was willing to do whatever it takes to save his son, and it seems he is willing to collapse both worlds by blowing the machine in order to save his son’s life. Looking back at the man he was before the event, he was such a loving man who despite having a lot of problems on his shoulder, he was caring and smiling. This is what made the decision he took to become Broyles very brave. This decision made him lose his life, wife, son and family. He isn’t going to be around them to explain anything, and he wouldn’t be by his wife’s side in times of need.
All in all, it was a very solid episode from “Fringe”. It had important and effective events that would have effects on the landscape of Fringe as a series.