There are shows I’ve wanted to watch for a while, but I haven’t because they aren’t on Netflix and I’d rather not pay by the episode (and I feel funny about not paying for content). So I am thrilled that Fringe is now on Netflix Instant!
Coco is one of my favorite writer/editors, Jasika Nicole is one of my favorite actors (who was totally gracious about me fangirling all over her on Tumblr), so this piece is an easy choice for one of my picks for Best of P-Mag. -pileofmonkeys Read More Best of P-Mag: Persephone Pioneers: Jasika Nicole
Contains not very recent spoilers for Sherlock, Supernatural, Harry Potter, and uh, It’s a Wonderful Life. And the Bible. Read More What Stories Can You Never Get Enough Of?
CAUTION: SPOILERS ABOUND.
I deal with TV shows the same way I deal with friends: I don’t have many, and the ones I have get my undying loyalty. I thought Revolution might be a new addition to my life because J.J. Abrams produced it. While I couldn’t get into Lost–I don’t like a large cast on TV any more than I do in my own life, apparently–I adored Alias, and spent the past summer binging on Fringe. Read More Do I Want To Be a Part Of This REVOLUTION?
We open on a prehistoric-looking landscape. Bell watches it with Walter, chattering away about this great new world he’s been creating. The image – a holograph –winks out, and we see they’re in Bell’s quarters on the freak freighter. Bell can’t wait for Walter to see the real thing. He says he couldn’t stop it now if he wanted to, and he certainly doesn’t want to. The man is downright giddy about the coming apocalypse. Read More Fringe 4.22, “Brave New World” (part 2 of 2)
In Boston, a man named Neil buys a cafÃ© mocha inside the Clane Center before getting on the escalator and heading outside. He drops his drink, clutches his stomach and drops to his knees. A woman passing by asks if he’s okay. Probably not: smoke starts pouring off of him and coming from his mouth, which has turned black. The same thing happens to other people. One woman cautions another not to move, as that is what seems to be causing the deaths. Several other people stand frozen in place, afraid to move a muscle.
The good news: Fringe has been renewed for one more season! I wish we’d gotten the full eight of the writers reportedly planned, but at least this way we’ll get things wrapped up for real. The bad news: this episode’s title, which is driving me mad. Is there supposed to be an apostrophe in “worlds”? Isn’t there? I’m assuming there isn’t, because it makes 80 times more sense that way.
We’re jumping ahead to the year 2036 this week. But first, we get some back story, courtesy of scrolling text. In 2015, the Observers took over. The humans who survived were called Natives. Some Native factions became Loyalists and were marked by the Observers. Fringe was defeated, and a reduced force kept around to keep the Natives in line.