Northwest Passage

Season 2, Episode 20
Aired: May 6th, 2010
Written By: Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, Nora Zuckerman, Lilla Zuckerman
Directed By: Joe Chappelle

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Northwest Passage

The Glyphs

This episode's glyphs spell: R-E-T-U-R-N

Secretary Bishop/Walternate found Peter in an attempt to return him home to the Redverse.

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The Observer

The Observer can be seen standing in the crowd at the Hill-Top Cafe crime scene.


Timestamp: 06:39

Episode Clues

Previous Episode Clue

Walter's game of Operation in 'Brown Betty' foreshadows the makeshift medical procedures in 'Northwest Passage'.

Previous episode clue

Timestamp: 03:41

Next Episode Clue

Peter finds a bubble gum wrapper with a comic that says "You can't get there from here" in 'Northwest Passage', foreshadowing his visit to the alternate universe in 'Over There (Part 1)'

Next episode clue

Timestamp: 22:41

Walter's Food

Walter lashed out at strawberry toaster pastries, said he needed more pudding pops, and ate a pudding pop.
Connection: Strawberry toaster pastries
Strawberry toaster pastries
Timestamp: 19:38
Connection: Pudding pop
Pudding pop
Timestamp: 29:35

Connection Chart

A visualization of all the ways this episode connects to other episodes. Scroll down to see the actual connections.

Episode Connections

S1E08 - The Equation

  • PETER in 'The Equation': "The best lie - the one that's easiest to remember with consistency - is the one that's based on the truth. Whenever I would do this, I would base it on my own last name. Bishop. So Peter King. Peter Knight."
      Peter stayed under false names related to Bishop (Stewart) and Gene (Gene Cowan) in 'Northwest Passage', like the villain did in 'The Equation'.

S2E10 - Grey Matters

  • In 'Northwest Passage' Peter said that the bad guys removing brain parts was like a case he previously worked, the case in 'Grey Matters'.