Fringe treads a bit of water again this week as we claw, slowly, to when the show kicks into gear. Broyles gets a chance to shine, but unfortunately the whole thing plays out in a bit of a dull cliche. After that we get an angry sociopathic kid with superpowers who turns out to be a clone. Finally, we get a peak into Observer society and their month-themed names. A rogue observer interferes with the course of events in a robot-learning-to-creepily-love story that ends with some ominous Olivia's-life-sucks chatter.
This week on the podcast, Alli and Mary discuss that maybe by the time this episode goes up, Lucifer 5B would be out... JOKES. Man alive, did Netflix delete the film for those? What is UP with that? But anyway, back on Fringe, we've got a group of a couple decent episodes surrounding a truly good one. Momentum Deferred contains all sorts of goodies: shapeshifters, Olivia vs. Fake Charlie, and a truly fantastic guest star. Cheers!
This week on Fringe, Olivia is laid up in the hospital post-universe-hopping, so we welcome the once and future princess, Meghan Markle, to the cast! Don't get too attached, she's not long for the show. We say RIP to Charlie, who's been unceremoniously ganked by a shapeshifter. Olivia's commitment to intense repression goes into the overdrive, and she almost shoots Peter instead of the weird monster baby they're chasing. Just another day on Fringe!
We're finally entering the ZFT endgame, which ends up being a bit of a bust: Nina is shot, but she's fine. Everyone is looking for William Bell, who we now think is the ZFT leader. Walter yoinked by the Observer, mostly so he can reminisce on the """something""" he lost and check out the grave of ... Peter? ZFT is stopped and Olivia is off to meet Belly, who's taken up residence on a parallel earth.
This week on Fringe we knock out the required mid-2000s animal rights episode, which is meh at best, but then we get back to the real shit: Olivia's messed up childhood! We meet with Nick Lane, who is like Olivia but less functional, which is saying something since Olivia spends a large portion of this episode convinced she's dream killing people. After that we move into a little ZFT and vampire action; also, Rachel's getting a divorce.