Last night, Fringe showed us a lot more of the alternate universe, including a somewhat different version of 1985. More importantly, we saw Young Walter, and learned just what kind of tool he was: a complicated, conflicted one. Spoilers ahead!
We already posted a spoiler-free preview of last night's Fringe, "Peter," so this recap will be a bit on the short side. As we wrote before the episode aired, there turned out to be a lot more to 1985 Walter than we'd expected — we'd always thought he was an unalloyed, immoral bastard, but maybe that part came later, or maybe there was always more to the story than we'd imagined. He definitely wasn't just the vile nihilist whom we glimpsed when the missing chunk of his brain got temporarily reinserted a while back.