Peter. They were doing something with the machine that destroys the universe at the Dynamics Lab and Peter's nose started bleeding. And it was tossed out that the machine and he might be communicating somehow.
Meanwhile shape shifters were being hunted down and murdered. Astrid was given fake Olivia's laptop to go through and see if she could find any info on the shape shifters? They wanted to keep it away from Olivia to avoid upsetting her. And Peter told Olivia that he wanted her to avoid it because he had conned people in his life before and he was sure fake Olivia wrote about him like a pasty and he didn't want real Olivia to read that and see him that way.
That was a lie and it played like one when Peter said it.
Point of the episode?
It appears to be Peter going over to the dark side. If he's Peter. Anything could happen at this point so who knows. But Peter's the one hunting down and killing the shape shifters. Walter figures that out. And catches Peter when he's about to kill one. Peter does kill it.
Walter thinks the exposure to the machine this episode awakened something dark in Peter.
Maybe it did.
But it seems to me a shape shifter was killed before we got to the machine and Peter's nose bleed.
I think Peter may not be Peter. Maybe he is. If he is, he's darker than anyone knows and something may have happened on the fake side. But what if this was a third Peter? That would be really interesting. A third one from a third universe.
I don't know but it was a strong episode of Fringe.
The big domestic story today is the ruling that found ObamaCare to be unconstitutional. Warren Richey (Christiaan Science Monitor) reports:
Democratic House leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, who once scoffed at suggestions that the reform bill might be unconstitutional, stressed that Monday’s ruling was only “one of many.”
“We strongly believe that health reform is constitutional and is consistent with longstanding precedents of the Supreme Court,” she said.Maybe Pelosi shouldn't have been so quick to dismiss questions about Constitutionality? I hope this opinion stands. We need single-payer, universal health care. We do not need ObamaCare which is nothing but a gift to big insurance that does nothing to contain or control the rising costs of health care.
Okay, let's move to Third. It was the shortest writing edition ever. Participating were Dallas and the following:
The Third Estate Sunday Review's Jim, Dona, Ty, Jess and Ava,
Rebecca of Sex and Politics and Screeds and Attitude,
Betty of Thomas Friedman Is a Great Man,
C.I. of The Common Ills and The Third Estate Sunday Review,
Kat of Kat's Korner (of The Common Ills),
Cedric of Cedric's Big Mix,
Mike of Mikey Likes It!,
Elaine of Like Maria Said Paz),
Ruth of Ruth's Report,
Wally of The Daily Jot,
Trina of Trina's Kitchen,
Marcia of SICKOFITRDLZ,
Stan of Oh Boy It Never Ends,
Isaiah of The World Today Just Nuts,
and Ann of Ann's Mega Dub.
And that's what we ended up with. Pretty good for four hours. I told you the big domestic story. The big international story? I'd argue it's that Iraq's death toll for January is double the toll in December. And C.I. reports that and more in today's "Iraq snapshot:"