Thursday, April 15, 2010

This Week in Fringe - 4/15/10

Spoilers below!

Episode 17 - "White Tulip"

This week's Fringe returns to the over-used "case of the week" storytelling that the series has come to be known for. What is the case? Well, the episode opens up when a mysterious man boards a train, and the next thing you know everyone on the train has died of cardiac arrest and all electrical equipment is completely drained of energy.

Long story short, a physicist not unlike Walter, has lost his wife in a car crash and he has been attempting to use time travel to reach the moment of the accident. However, he has only had enough power to reach the moment on the train repeatedly, but Walter may have a solution. It should be noted that Walter is now overcome with incredible guilt for taking Peter from the other universe, and he tries to make that apparent to this other scientist.

So it is a "case of the week" episode, but it at least tries to further push along the main story, which is great because the "case" episodes in the beginning of this season completely ignored the overall story arc and I hated them for that. Plus, this episode was a pretty interesting take on time travel, even though the episode did repeat itself.

Overall Score: 8/10

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