Thursday, May 6, 2010

This Week in Fringe - 5/6/10

This is the last episode of Fringe before the two-part season finale (which annoyingly is split over two weeks), let's see if it was a good one.

Episode 20 - "Northwest Passage"

If you thought last week's episode of Fringe was different, then you shouldn't find this week's equally different from the Fringe norm, minus the musical numbers and dancing corpses. And by different I mean that the episode basically only follows Peter on a solo-case in Washington, while Walter, Olivia and Astrid are only seen quite briefly.

But, once again the traditional random and generally insignificant "case of the week" is gone, instead having a case that sticks to focusing on the main story of Peter's whereabouts, the shape-shifters and Newton from the alternate universe, Walter's guilt for stealing Peter, and a cliffhanger that was pretty damn awesome. And, it seems that people are still getting chunks of their brain taken away despite the events of "Grey Matters".

Overall though, while the episode was good, and different, without the interactions between Walter, Peter, and Olivia, it didn't feel like the Fringe I was expecting to watch, and just felt like a general cop drama with a bizarre plot. But I'm still definitely excited for the finale, so that's always good.

Overall Score: 8/10

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