I reviewed the Season 5 premiere of Fringe.
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Who will be the new Peter Bishop on Fringe?
Please excuse me while I watch this ONE MILLION TIMES!
Remember how Peter looked all dazed and confused after he woke up in the future in last week’s episode? Well, that’s exactly how I looked as this incredibly compelling, if somewhat maddening, ‘Fringe’ season finale came to a close.
A million questions flooded my mind as the minutes ticked on. Questions like, “Why doesn’t Peter remember that he traveled through time?” and “How is it that the machine sent him 15 years into the future?”
I don’t think we got one straight answer to any of these questions before the episode was over. ‘The Day We Died,’ with its sad, stunning ending and its fuzzy “First People” plot resolution, only brought up more questions that won’t be answered until season four. Read the rest @ TV Squad.
First, there was mind reading, then inter-dimensional chaos, and now we’re time travelling to a post-apocalyptic future! Man, I love this show.
During season 3, ‘Fringe’ has truly grown from an ambitious mystery-of-the-week show to an epic and engaging sci-fi saga.
The events of this week’s episode solidified what the show has been hinting at from the very beginning: These characters are special, and they were brought together for a very important purpose. We’re still a little shaky on the details, but we’re certain of one thing: The fates of Peter, Olivia (and maybe even Walter) are undeniably tied to the survival, and maybe even the inception, of the world(s). Why else would the ancient machine only work for Peter? And why else would Olivia be the only one who could disable the machine’s force field? Read the rest @ TV Squad.
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel … tense.
This week’s episode of ‘Fringe’ gave us a lot to ponder as the team hopped out of Olivia’s head and back into the warring universes plot.
With only two episodes left this season, one big question still remains unanswered: Which universe will perish and which will prevail? Or — to add another question to the pile — is it possible for both worlds to somehow coexist without bringing harm to each other? Read the rest @ TV Squad.
Just when you thought ‘Fringe’ couldn’t get any weirder, the show returned with one of its trippiest episodes ever.
This week’s installment – with its wonderfully bizarre cartoon world, brain-melting sci-fi chicanery and drug-induced whimsy – will not soon be forgotten. It’s the kind of episode that, years from now, will inspire us to say things like, “Hey, remember that crazy one they did in the third season? That was so awesome!”
But there’s another reason this episode will remain stuck in our brains (or what’s left of them) for years to come: It marked a major turning point for the show’s heroine and resident whipping girl, Olivia Dunham. Read the rest @ TV Squad.