Saturday, December 11, 2010

This Week in Fringe - 12/9/10

Olivia has returned to the right universe and goes back to her job, but will being a woman have any effect on her work? You betcha.

Episode 9 - "Marionette"

Zach says: Taking place in the regular universe, this episode follows the trek of a crazy, brilliant doctor-man who steals a bunch of transplanted organs to put them back into an underage girl who committed suicide. Very romantic. Then, before bringing her back to life, he makes her dance ala marionette. Again, touching.

Unfortunately though, Olivia feels for this crazy dude, and after Peter told Olivia about what happened with faux-Olivia, she's none too happy. Hopefully, Walter can create some miracle potion to make her forget or something.

But on a very interesting note, we see that original Observer walking about. And now, from what we've all seen, this brings up an interesting theory, that perhaps the Observers hail from the same lineage as those original pre-dinosaur people who created the death machine!!! What could it mean?? Hopefully, we'll find out.
Zach's Score: 7.5/10

JDW says: I'll be honest, I watched the episode last night, and I didn't catch any of what Zach's talking about regarding the Observers. I did see the main Observer, watching Walter, but the rest I didn't pick up on. I assume that because I was grossed out and traumatized at the site of the man with NO EYES, and Frankenstien-esque dead-girl marionette dance recital. No really, for the first time in a long time, I was terrified to watch something on television, so ... good job I guess.

As for the rest, I get where Olivia is coming from, but really how was Peter to know? She fit right into the other world, so why can't faux-Olivia just fit into her place? I mean it's not like some gross mutant was sleeping in her house/clothes, just her.. from another universe... chin up kid!
JDW's Score: 8/10

Overall Score: 7.7/10

Missed the episode? Watch it on Hulu

NOTE! Sadly, yet again, Fringe is going on hiatus, this time until January 21st, 2010. And if you happen to be looking at a calendar, you'll notice that Fringe is moving from its current Thursday slot to ... Fridays, also known as Fox's infamous "death slot". What does this mean for the future of the show? Who knows, but if it's been getting good, it would be a shame to get the axe now.

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