"I wanted to cry for you. But I'm different now."
Walter's acid trip toward the reconstitution of his brain brings a fairy good time.
I know what you are wondering. Did this episode make up for the general weakness of this season? Did the writers finally remember what this series is about and put more focus on characters and relationships over slow plotting boredom? I mean, did they do so without spreading a ton of moldy cheese all over it?
We did get some amount of Walter tripping, Astrid looking cute, and Peter & Olivia in-love. These things work well so the writers have spent a large amount of time not utilizing them out of fear of making what many love about the show less interesting.
That makes a lot of sense since purposely making the show suck DOES elevate the enjoyment of those elements when they are actually utilized well.
So a signal brings our heroes to a house where the Observer kid with the terribly hidden bald-cap is being protected by some old dude and a frail woman. And that's when Walter joins a Monty Python sketch to save the day. After some talk, the gang takes the weirdo back to their secret base and tries to make him drink hot coco. It is here, during some dumb dialogue, that it becomes clear that this kid is September. Not to the characters, of course. That would be too easy. But to anyone with a brain.
In the end, Walter trips some more balls and then sets fire to his damnation. Unfortunately, he is already doomed. He now knows and soon the world will end by his hands.
Did I skip a story element that would illuminate the meaning behind what I just wrote? If it feels like I'm not putting a lot of effort into this review, consider your observational skills tested and confirmed to be in working condition.
If I had to rate this episode, and the makeup department over at WB says I don't, then I'd give it:
76 out of 100
It wasn't terrible.
What did you think?