Over There (Part 2)

Season 2, Episode 22
Aired: May 20th, 2010
Written By: Jeff Pinkner, J. H. Wyman, Akiva Goldsman
Directed By: Akiva Goldsman

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Over There (Part 2)

The Glyphs

This episode's glyphs spell: W-E-I-S-S

A chalkboard in Walternate's old Harvard lab in the Redverse said "A demon's twist rusts", which is an anagram for "Don't trust Sam Weiss", hinting at Sam Weiss's significance to the unfolding plot.

Glyph symbol WGlyph symbol EGlyph symbol IGlyph symbol SGlyph symbol S
Glyph symbol W
Glyph symbol E
Glyph symbol I
Glyph symbol S
Glyph symbol S

The Observer

The Observer can be seen walking behind Olivia, Walter, and William Bell as they're eating fast food.


Timestamp: 11:56

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Items of Interest

  • Madison Square Garden in the Redverse is quarantined in amber. (Image 1)
  • Part of Harvard University in the Redverse is quarantined in amber. (Image 2)
  • "A Demon's Twist Rusts", written on the chalkboard in the Harvard lab in the Redverse, is an anagram for "Don't Trust Sam Weiss". (Image 3)
  • William Bell in the Redverse was killed in a car accident as a young man. He never worked with Walternate.
  • Fauxlivia's mother is alive but her sister died in childbirth. Olivia's sister is alive but their mother is dead.
  • Peter can interface with the power source for the Machine. (Image 4)
  • Bell created the Shapeshifters.
Item of interest: Madison Square Garden quarantined
Image 1: Madison Square Garden quarantined
Timestamp: 01:33
Item of interest: Part of Harvard quarantined
Image 2: Part of Harvard quarantined
Timestamp: 16:52
Item of interest: 'A Demon's Twist Rusts'
Image 3: 'A Demon's Twist Rusts'
Timestamp: 17:03
Item of interest: Peter with part of The Machine
Image 4: Peter with part of The Machine
Timestamp: 29:45

Glyph Sightings

  • The hand glyph can be seen on the piano stool in the Orpheum Theater in the Redverse.
Hand glyph
Timestamp: 34:33

The Redverse

  • Antoni Gaudi's cancelled 1908 New York hotel project Hotel Attraction has been built in New York City and is called The Grand Hotel.
  • Madison Square Garden was quarantined in 1999.
  • Liberty Island, location of the Department of Defense, was appropriated by the revised Eminent Domain provision of the Earth Protection Act in 1989.
  • John F. Kennedy wasn't assassinated.
  • Almost all of Boston has been quarantined.
  • They have Kentucky Grilled Chicken.
  • William Bell did not open Massive Dynamic in the Redverse.
  • They have a "Red Lantern/Red Arrow" comic series (instead of "Green Lantern/Green Arrow"), "Superman: The Man of Steel Returns" (instead of "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns"), "Crisis on Infinite Earths" with Superman and Supergirl swapped, "Justice League Vol 1 1" with Jonah Hex (instead of Guy Gardner), and "The Death of Batman" poly bag (instead of The Death of Superman).
  • Peter's kidnapping was a famous story in the Redverse, and they did not have the Lindbergh kidnapping.
  • The Transamerica Pyramid is in the New York City skyline instead of in San Francisco.
  • William Bell in the Redverse was killed in a car accident as a young man. He never worked with Walternate.
  • A movie theater shows 'Superman Vs. Batman' and 'Indiana Jones & The Hex of the Hydra'.
  • A movie theater shows 'Star Wars - Legion of the Droids'.
  • Harvard University has a campus in Medford, MA.
  • A movie theater shows 'Smokey & the Bandit: The Final Lap' and 'Mask vs. Joker'.
  • They have huge bees (a nurse asked a patient "How big were the bees? This big? Bigger than a grapefruit?").
Redverse: The Grand Hotel
The Grand Hotel
Timestamp: 01:14
Redverse: Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
Timestamp: 01:33
Redverse: Liberty Island
Liberty Island
Timestamp: 01:53
Redverse: John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
Timestamp: 02:09
Redverse: Quarantine map
Quarantine map
Timestamp: 07:56
Redverse: Kentucky Grilled Chicken
Kentucky Grilled Chicken
Timestamp: 12:00
Redverse: Alternate DC comics
Alternate DC comics
Timestamp: 14:39
Redverse: Transamerica Pyramid
Transamerica Pyramid
Timestamp: 15:58
Redverse: Movies
Timestamp: 36:19
Redverse: Star Wars
Star Wars
Timestamp: 34:23
Redverse: Medford campus sign
Medford campus sign
Timestamp: 16:55
Redverse: Movies
Timestamp: 34:49

Walter's Food

Walter had Kentucky Grilled Chicken.
Connection: Kentucky Grilled Chicken
Kentucky Grilled Chicken
Timestamp: 11:58

Notable Quotes

WILLIAM BELL: "Creating Massive Dynamic was not my idea, Walter. We both talked about borrowing this world's technologies to help our own."

BELL on creating the Shapeshifters: "I had little choice. If I wanted to keep tabs on Walternate, I had to remain valuable to him."

Connection Chart

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

Episode Connections

S1E01 - Pilot

  • ALT CHARLIE to Fauxlivia in 'Over There (Part 2)': "I gotta tell you, Livvy, this job isn't what it was ten years ago. You've got alternate universes, I mean, it just... just wasn't part of my training, you know? I mean, how are we supposed to fight these people? Truth is, Livvy, this makes me feel obsolete, you know?"
      This mirrors what Charlie said to Olivia earlier.
    CHARLIE in 'Pilot': "Job isn't what it was ten years ago. We're supposed to protect the world, where one breath of the wrong air can incinerate you from the inside out. I mean, how do we protect people, when corporations have higher security clearances than we do? When we're not fully briefed on half the things that we're investigating. You know, when the truth, the truth is... we're obsolete."

S1E03 - The Ghost Network

  • The bus in 'The Ghost Network' was ambered. Huge sections of cities were ambered in the Redverse in 'Over There (Part 2)'.
Connection: Amber in Boston
Amber in Boston
S2E22 - Over There (Part 2)
Timestamp: 16:29

S1E19 - The Road Not Taken

  • WALTER in 'The Road Not Taken': "Matter is just energy waiting to happen. The average adult at rest contains enough potential energy to explode with the force of five very large hydrogen bombs."
      William Bell provided all of the energy in his body to fuel a universe hop for Walter, Peter, and Fauxlivia in 'Over There (Part 2)'.
Connection: Bell's energy
Bell's energy
S2E22 - Over There (Part 2)
Timestamp: 38:03

S2E02 - Night of Desirable Objects

  • WALTER in 'Night of Desirable Objects': "Traveling to an alternate reality has its consequences."
      He suffered some of those consequences in 'Over There (Part 2)'.

S2E04 - Momentum Deferred

  • WILLIAM BELL in 'Over There (Part 2)': "I've travelled between universes so many times, my atoms are ready to split apart with the slightest provocation."
      William Bell was unwell and needed oxygen in Olivia's memories in 'Momentum Deferred' which could be because of how many times he crossed over.
Connection: Bell taking oxygen
Bell taking oxygen
S2E04 - Momentum Deferred
Timestamp: 26:06

S2E10 - Grey Matters

  • A flashback at the end of 'Grey Matters' revealed that it was William Bell who removed the pieces of Walter's brain. In 'Over There (Part 2)' Bell said he removed the pieces at Walter's own request due to fears about the man he was becoming.
Connection: Bell as Dr. Paris
Bell as Dr. Paris
S2E10 - Grey Matters
Timestamp: 42:35

S2E18 - The Man from the Other Side

  • The dying shapeshifter in 'The Man from the Other Side' apologized to Walter for failing because it thought he was Walternate, the man who ordered the mission in 'Over There (Part 2)'.

Spoilers for future episodes below!

S3E10 - The Firefly

  • In a deleted scene from 'Over There (Part 2)', Walternate was driving with Peter and said that Violet Sedan Chair's 3rd album was his favorite. Peter said they only had 1 album in the Blueverse. Roscoe Joyce told Walter why the band broke up prematurely in 'The Firefly'.

S3E15 - Subject 13

  • The posters from Peter's Redverse bedroom in 'Subject 13' were hung on the wall when Walternate took him back in 'Over There (Part 2)' in order to bring a sense of comfort and familiarity to Peter.
Connection: Posters
S2E22 - Over There (Part 2)
Timestamp: 14:34
Connection: Posters
S3E15 - Subject 13
Timestamp: 28:30

S3E18 - Bloodline

  • FAUXLIVIA about her mother in 'Over There (Part 2)': "Well, the last few years have been hard for her. My sister died during childbirth."
      In 'Bloodline' a pregnant Fauxlivia worried that she was a carrier for VPE, the same disorder that led to her sister's death.

S3E20 - 6:02 AM EST

  • In '6:02 AM EST' Walternate trapped Fauxlivia in the same cell as Olivia was kept in in 'Over There (Part 2)'.
Connection: Olivia
S2E22 - Over There (Part 2)
Timestamp: 42:35
Connection: Fauxlivia
S3E20 - 6:02 AM EST
Timestamp: 41:04

S5E10 - Anomaly XB-6783746

  • CAPTAIN WINDMARK about Michael in 'Anomaly XB-6783746': "Like all anomalies, he was scheduled to be destroyed. But he went missing. It was a great mystery in my time. No one knew what became of him."
      Michael's disappearance in the future was a mystery, like Peter's disappearance in the Redverse.
    FAUXLIVIA in 'Over There (Part 2)': "You know, when people find out that you're back... you're gonna be famous."
    PETER: "What do you mean?"
    FAUXLIVIA: "Well, your kidnapping. It's a famous story."