Fringe : Season 3 : Episode 15 : “Subject 13”
Back to 1985! This week features exposition-a-palooza, with the backstory for how Earth-2 started on the path to wreaking revenge on Earth-1. The episode was enjoyable, but understandably science-light.
Looks like my theory about Walter’s lab assistant dying in the fire that Oliva started was completely wrong. How did that kid escape unburned when the rest of the room was so badly scorched?
The periodic table in Walter’s office looks a little “full” for 1985 – elements 110 and higher had not been discovered yet. It is conceivable that his table has placeholder entries for elements yet to be discovered (much like Mendeleev himself did for germanium, gallium and scandium), but I can’t read them (oh, for HD).
The molecule on the classroom blackboard (when Walter is in the meditation circle with the children) is an abbreviated displayed formula for citric acid. It’s hard to tell what the ball-and-stick drawing on the backboard in the office is, as there are no atomic labels.