'Fringe': Walter wants answers from the Observer child in this clip from tonight's episode

Tonight's episode of Fringe, "Anomaly XB-6783746," is the final one of 2012 -- and with only four left in the whole series, you can expect things are starting to heat up. Having just found the young Observer boy (named "Michael," for now) in last week's "Black Blotter," the team are looking to make sense of how he fits into Walter's (rather poorly organized) plan. But as they investigate, they discover that, rather interestingly, he doesn't have Observer tech in his head. But while that only raises more questions, Michael isn't giving any answers. The boy is completely silent and barely expressive, with Olivia and Peter's coaxing only producing minimal results. 

In this clip, Walter decides to go for a more straightforward approach: to enter his mind like they did September's in last season's "The End of All Things." It's a good idea; that trip proved to be a rather informative experience for Peter (and the viewers). But, naturally, Olivia, Peter, and Astrid are hung up on the ethics of putting the boy into a coma to read his mind. It is a morally dubious course of action, of course, but hey, September survived. And more importantly, as Walter points out, the fate of the world is at stake. 

It looks like they'll be going another route to get answers from Michael in tonight's episode, though. Check out the clip from "Anomaly XB-6783746" below, and tune into FOX tonight at 9/8c to watch the episode. (In the meantime, I'll be digging into my DVD collection to check out the season one episode "Inner Child" for clues.) 

Following tonight's episode, Fringe will take a few weeks off before returning for its final stretch of episodes, starting January 11. 

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Written by: mcpherson
Dec 21st, 2012, 3:05 pm

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