This week on Fringe, we're going through another big chunk of season one. We reminisce a bit on the benefits of a weekly schedule vs. binging, and how a "see what sticks" mentality can lead to awesome, discussable benefits but also frustrating dead ends. Back in the Fringe universe, we get Fringe's first really great overarching plotty episode in Ability, which explores Olivia's past (and implied future!). We also get a bit more Observer content, and we say a not-so-fond farewell to JOHN SCOTT. Cheers!
Things get meta here on MBT's Fringe 4, as we discuss not knowing when to release Fringe and also guessing Lucifer might not be out until... February, gasp! Lol forever, what optimism. Anyway, back on Fringe, Peter's got some dull issues because his character hasn't been totally figured out yet and Olivia is still focused primarily on our pal JOHN SCOTT. He basically gave her a consciousness STD and she's infected with his memories, so we have some more tank fun. Happy days for Walter!
This week on the Fringe, we've electromagnetism, RF bursts, heart parasite monsters, and Britta from Community. Additionally, we're still working through the mystery of JOHN SCOTT and he and Olivia's special merged consciousness bond. Was he good? Was he bad? Once you get past season one will you even remember him? Meanwhile, we finally get some real plot going as we meet David Robert Jones and his shady FBI-traitor crew. #LittleHill
We continue easing into Fringe this week, which is at this point just barely dipping its toe into the weird scifi universe it's destined to become. These episodes tread and re-tread ground: hey, did you know Walter used to be in a mental institution? Did you know Olivia had a thing with her former partner, John Scott (drink!)? Did you know Peter is... here I guess? Well anyway, the show is still fun and it's only going to get better, so there's that to look forward to!