They go to the bedroom, to the safe, which one of them opens by merely putting his finger on the keypad. His finger glows, and the safe opens. I gotta get me one of those! He pulls out the glow stick. It's March, the new guy. "Here it is," he says, handing it over to the other Observer, December. "You're right. It's September's." I know these guys show barely any emotion, but it still feels that the way December said, "It's September's" had a little bit of disgusted annoyance, the way you'd talk about a co-worker whose screw-ups always create extra work for you. March says he must have lost it in 1985, the night he didn't save the boy. Hmmm. As in he tried to but didn't? Also interesting: March says September will be interested to know what happened to it. Given that when we last saw September, he seemed to be dying of a gunshot wound, that seems significant.
December turns to go, but March isn't done: "It appears that September did not obey your instructions. The boy is back. Peter Bishop has returned." December stares, impossible to read. Yeah, but you guys see all scenarios throughout all time, right, so didn't you know that? Well, it's not the first time I've been confused. You know what? If Fringe isn't going to survive, maybe we could try a spinoff? How about Farnsworth and Farnsworth?
Daniel is a writer in Newfoundland with a wife and a daughter. He would watch the shit out of Farnsworth and Farnsworth. Follow him on Twitter (@DanMacEachern) or email him at danieljdaniel[at]gmail.com.
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