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
Contains not very recent spoilers for Sherlock, Supernatural, Harry Potter, and uh, It’s a Wonderful Life. And the Bible.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Fringe 4.20, “Worlds Apart”
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”? […]
Fringe 4.19, “Letters of Transit”
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 […]
Fringe 4.18, “The Consultant”
We open on Otherlee’s funeral. It seems a bit disrespectful to call him Otherlee now, but what are you going to do? Lincoln and Altstrid sit in a car, watching the procession. Altstrid says she doesn’t like funerals. Otherlee’s parents, Col. Broyles, and Fauxlivia are standing under umbrellas in the rain. Fauxlivia promises to find […]
This week’s episode is Lincoln-centric. I try to suppress a groan of boredom. Oh, but it’s mostly taking place in the other universe, so that might be okay. Anyway, Lincoln (the one from this universe) arrives at the Harvard lab ready to work, only to find everyone prepping Gene for “grazing day.” Poor girl’s suffering […]
This week, we open on a plane. Marshall Bowman – we’ve seen him before, way back in Season One – is writing something about technology being too good to be true. His nose starts bleeding, so he heads to the bathroom. He pulls out a little zippered kit, swabs his mouth, and swishes the swab […]
And we’re back!
The “previouslies” are all about David Robert Jones, so get ready for an episode full of the guy.
This episode picks up right where “Welcome to Westfield” left off. I heartily approve. This is how you handle a cliffhanger. Olivia tells Peter she kissed him because it “felt normal.” He’s worried about her health and wants Walter to check her out. She’s embarrassed and insists she just needs to rest, alone. Oh, and […]
So. Um. Peter and Olivia are having sex. Right down to business, then. It’s unclear whether this is a memory or a dream. Olivia’s damn phone rings/buzzes just as they’re getting to the I-love-yous. It’s Peter. He and Walter have reached a breakthrough in their research, but they need Olivia’s help.