Thursday, November 11, 2010

This Week in Fringe - 11/11/10

Another episode in the standard universe, and they are one step closer to solving the mystery of the universe!

Episode 6 - "6955 kHz"

Zach says: After some strange occurrences, and the mystery of the number stations, Astrid comes to a terrifying conclusion: the murderous machine that Walternate is trying to build might be on their side as well.

Apparently, a group of humans lived millions of years ago, and they were technologically advanced and so forth, and built/destroyed/hid the device. Through these number stations, the locations of the pieces of the machine can be found, which doesn't make all that much sense, but hey, why not.

What also doesn't make sense is that a shapeshifter was giving people amnesia, whom had cracked the code. But why? At the end of the episode, evil Olivia reported to the other side that they have found the pieces, which apparently was a good thing. Then why give everyone amnesia, stopping them from finding it? Shiz don't make no sense.

Anyways, it seems interesting, and who knows what building the machine will do. Then both sides will have it, so the fight for Peter will rage on, I guess. Could get interesting, and bloody in the future. A war is coming.
Zach's Score: 7/10

JDW says: Agreed, this shit didn't make any sense and was indeed a mess. What was the purpose of giving amnesia? Why did we need to see those people if they didn't do anything in the end? How the hell does this machine exist in 37 different places from a time before modern man and science? And how the hell does Walternate even know of its existence?

This isn't even a Lost type question barrage, asking about mysterious that won't be answers for seasons on end... No, these are serious, logical questions of episode structure and storytelling, there was a lot about this episode that just plan doesn't make sense. Even if the next few episodes try and explain just how these machine parts came to be, there's still a lot of logic issues wrong with this episode.
JDW's Score: 5/10

Overall Score: 6/10

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the point of the amnesia wasn't to get the people to forget the code, it was to attract the fringe division. That way they start looking for the pieces of the machine themselves and start putting it together. maybe they need the machine on both sides for it to work.