Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Fringe ended it's freshman season last night and I'm still reeling from all of the revelations. The final episode, "There's More Than One of Everything", does more than peek through the window pane at an alternate reality, it throws up the sash for all to feel the breeze. Funny thing is, the sash is spring-loaded and when it snaps shut again, anything caught in the nexus becomes parsed, as in parcelled, in two worlds. Dead, cleaved in twain, guillotined by the closing portal. Thrilling stuff, from a safe distance.
With the return of a bandage swathed David Robert Jones, and the shooting of Nina Sharp, Massive Dynamic has no choice but to work with Agent Dunham and the FBI to thwart Jones' attempts to cross-over to the neighboring alternate reality and confront William Bell. Jones was let go from Massive Dynamic, and interestingly when Dunham asks why, Sharp brushes the query aside with, 'Details are not important.' Oh, c'mon now, everyone knows that both God and the Devil are in the details. She should've just said, 'Don't question me!', which what she really meant.
The FBI tracks down the porous point where Jones will ininiate a cross-over, and with not only the FBI there to stop him, but Walter and Peter weilding the 'plug' for the portal, Jones meets a fate straight out of 13 Ghosts.
Then something happens that has been hinted at all year. Walter has told Peter over and over again how very sick he'd been as a young boy, how worried Walter had been about him. While looking for the portal plug he admits to Peter that 'something was lost to me here' without saying what...Then after the demise of Jones we see Walter standing before a grave, Peter Bishop 1978-1985. Peter is otherworld Peter! Walter passed through himself to steal another Peter! Holy cow and then some.
But there was promised for stopping Jones, Nina Sharp delivered Agent Dunham to Willaim Bell. While in an elevator Dunham crossed-over, was taken to Bell's the World Trade Center! Double Holy Cow and then some! And that's how it ended.
Whatever direction this show takes next year when it resumes, I will so be there.


drollgirl said...

ack! another show i am not watching that i probably should! maybe i'll check it out when the dvds are available. i seem to be so behind on many cool things. wah.

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

Droll, I watch waaaaay too much tv, so I'm not a good gauge. But if you were a fan of the X-Files, then this might be right up your alley :D

Pen Pen said...

AHH!! Fringe is my new favorite show! I was a crazy addicted x-files fan(I used to wait till my parents went to sleep and sneak into the living room to watch the 11:00 show! It scared me, and was not okay for me to be watching(My mom raised us strict Southern Baptist), but i loved it so much! I saw this show just a week ago and I've tried to DVR every episode I can! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

PP, this is by far the best show I've seen in years. YEARS! They have set this show up so brilliantly that I am almost wishing summer over. Almost. Just so that we can get back to the mythology, the story, Walter, Olivia, and Peter!!!