After a two week hiatus due to crappy baseball (yeah, I said it!) Fringe is finally back, and so is this feature! Let's get started:
Episode 6 - "Earthling"
First things first, I think I may need two weeks in between every new episode of Fringe. Perhaps it was because of the episode itself, or cause of the long time gap, but this week's episode wasn't as tiresome to watch as the rest of the cliffhanger-avoiding episodes. Because yes, this week's episode continues to avoid the alternate universe and frozen head storyline, which is still pretty bothersome that they do that.
Instead, this week's case is one part Hollowman, and one part Spider-man, as it deals with a shadowy parasite (think Symbiote) that has come from space and feeds on sick people's radiation treatments and then in turn makes them into dust... and it's all because of a cosmonaut.
Overall, it was definitely an interesting case, and certainly one of the better episodes when it comes to the off-story episodes. But as I said, I'm not sure if it is because of the time gap that this felt so fresh, or if the episode itself was just good. So I'm going to just score this favorably, but not too favorably.
Overall Score: 8/10
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