I know this is uber late, but honestly I got lost somewhere between “Lost in Transit” and “Worlds Apart”, which is not surprising given the titles of the two episodes. “Lost in Transit” was a leap forward in time and possibilities, the future held a daughter for Olivia and Peter and the return of William Bell, the big baddie. But “Worlds Apart” awakens in the same old same old fringe world, where two parallel universes are trying to decipher Dr. Jone’s evil plan. Say. What?
Television Review: Fringe: Nothing As It Seems
Olivia made the decision to be her better self and allow the other Olivia’s memories to supersede her own, and now she is paying the consequences. “Nothing As It Seems” gets back into the monster of the week episodic format we have all come to love, with a bit of a dose of the larger story line. The Fringe event already happened in Peter’s timeline, but nothing is unfolding like it did before. Will the team figure out what is happening? Will Peter remember enough to be able to help?
Television Review: Fringe Friday: The End of All Things Bright and Beautiful
Fringe returns tonight with “A Short Story About Love”, in anticipation of this show hitting the airwaves again after its 4 week hiatus I have decided to finally get around to reviewing “The End of All Things”, which aired in February. Yeesh. Suffice to say, I’m a bit behind, but not too late. I have valid family emergency excuses and I wont apologize, I’ll just get down to business.
“The End of All Things” was a brisk walk though the over all story arc. Many important things happened, and I’m sure I missed half of them. Olivia has been kidnapped right from under Peter’s nose, and there are two Ninas floating around who could be anything from shapeshifters, to alternate universe Ninas, to alternate timeline Ninas. It is a mad race until the end and it quite exciting!
Television Review: Fringe Friday: A Better Human Being [Human]
Last week’s episode of Fringe was a heart strings tugger (apparently tugger is not a word, well, it should be). In “A Better Human Being” Olivia’s memories are being taken over by Peter’s Timeline’s Olivia’s memories and her own are becoming fuzzy. Peter is concerned and a little heart broken, Walter is upset with Peter thinking it is Peter’s fault. Meanwhile, Olivia and Peter are working on a case of a killer who is somehow connected mentally to a patient of an institution.
Television Review: Fringe Friday: Forced Perspective
Last week Olivia was left with the ominous news that she had to die. Not a believer in predetermined fate, Olivia took the news with her usual stoicism. But this week, she starts to wonder if fate can be predetermined, and what does that mean? Must she die?
Television Review: Fringe Friday: Enemy of My Enemy is my Frenemy
This week marks the beginning of Bad Broyles, evil pops up in unexpected places, and everyone has to learn to work together. This episode delves into the story arc for this season, the translucent shape shifters. Old frenemies show up, new enemies are revealed, and an unplanned for variable may be the two universes only hope to defeat the bad guy. Jared Harris returns and I love when parts of plans are revealed but not enough to spoil or really explain where everything is headed. I’m racking my brain as to what all of this means, and I’m interested to see where the show will go from here.
Television Review: Fringe Friday: Back to Where You’ve Never (Have I Ever) Been
Fringe returns with Walter making chocolate chip and banana pancakes. Can I just say, that I totally love chocolate chip and banana pancakes. I discovered this amazing phenomenon one afternoon when I wanted to make pancakes and didn’t have any eggs. A quick internet research showed that I could substitute one banana for one egg. Drop a few chocolate chips down onto the pancakes as they are cooking on one side, flip, cook all the way through (this takes longer with bananas) and wah lah, yummy goodness. And that is not the only yummy goodness in this episode. Indeed, at one point two Agent Lees are standing next to each other. Yum. Then there was also not so yummy parts. People getting run over by buses for example, not so yummy. The translucent shapeshifters are back and they have infiltrated the government in the Alternate Universe (A.U.). This show was full of reveals and it moved the story along with a great big old shove that this season needed. I knew once Peter arrived things would start moving forward. And I was right. Yet again.
Television Review: Fringe Friday: Wallflower Paper Fades
“Wallflower” is the story about people mysteriously turning into albino’s upon their deaths. Olivia and Agent Lee investigate, while the Peter storyline takes a back seat in this episode. A back seat to the main monster of the week, but it packs a powerful punch nonetheless. More Massive Dynamic secrets are revealed and this season is really shaping up to be the best one yet. The formula for this show doesn’t change, but the complex characters with the ability to show real emotions means that the show is never boring. I so ❤ this show!
Television Review: Fringe, “Novation Not Assignation”
I went on a little vacation last weekend. Prior to the vacation I had a doctor’s appointment and worked three double shifts in three days. It was crazy. I came home to an unmade bed and piles of laundry. Woot. I’ve since done my laundry and used my unmade bed. I have a hard time thinking making a bed is necessary when it just gets slept in again. Anyhoo, my priorities for the trip were cramming everything I could into a backpack, making it to each place I work on time, and printing out my flight information. My priorities did not include scrambling around to type up my Fringe review before I left. I realize this should have been up almost a week ago, and I’m planning on getting back on track with another review tomorrow. ::crosses fingers::
“Novation” just made me sing in my head, “Peter’s Back! He’s really Back!” Me so happy! Plus the series starts to heat up with more background on the Translucent Zombies. The mythology of the new time line is explored, the monster of the week is fabulous, and Nina and Walter’s feud is explained. A great episode. I feel like the season is actually starting to move forward. So, Yay! AND PETER IS BACK!!! Woot!!!
Television Review: Fringe Friday: Alone in the (Brave New) World
Fringe continues with a great episode about a fun new alien/monster creature. The episodic nature of the recent season is fun and exciting. But if they don’t bring Peter back soon, I’m going to get mad. Three episodes is long enough to tease the audience. Bring him back. Explain his absence. Get Olivia and Peter together, FOR REALZ! Stop messing with us! Please?