Thursday, September 18, 2008
I said this would be the episode that would determine whether or not I keep coming back for more, and it certaintly did just that. I'll be coming back for more.
Episode 2 kicks off with a man and woman who have just had sex. Not a couple minutes later, the woman is experiencing horrific stomach pains and is apparently already pregnant...and it's showing. The baby begins furiously kicking out of her stomach, the man drops the girl off at the hospital and speeds off and, a few minutes later, she is dead and the baby is born. Four hours after that, the baby has grown to be a full size man and dies of old age. Dr.Bishop, Peter, and Dunham are all over this one. Dunham seems to think that an old case she was involved in where a man removed the pituitary glands from his victims has something to do with this one and that the same man is in fact responsible.
In my review of the first epiosde, I got all over Fringe's case for being overly silly and unrealistic. But this is a show about the paranormal, that's why we watch shows like this! They're not supposed to be realistic. I think the problem was I just didn't get it yet and was still getting used to the whole idea of the show. All of the things I saw as ridiculous the first go around have become all of the things I love about the show.
The sexual tension between Peter and Olivia continues. Dr. Bishop continues to be hilarious and wildly entertaining. And the dialogues and interactions between the three continue to be some of the most amusing i've seen on television. I love these characters! And I didn't even like Joshua Jackson coming into this show! Maybe that's only cause I had watched Shutter not long ago.
I don't wanna give anything away if you haven't seen it yet, but this episode is very good and how it all comes together is highly entertaining. Remember that SNL sketch where Will Ferrell was born as a full grown man? This one's kinda like that, umbilical cord included. It's a progeria gone wild tale, and it's fun as hell to watch.
I'm feeling big things on the horizon for Fringe. It just feels like there's gonna be some major shit going down real soon. Towards the end of this episode, there are things about Peter's medical condition that are alluded to. And the final image before it cuts to black of three people laying in hospital beds, two encased in glass domes, is as of yet unexplained and quite mysterious. What do you have up your sleeve, JJ! Can't wait to find out. I'll be back for another helping next week. But those Photoshop title cards have still gotta go.
Episode 3, titled The Ghost Network, will air next Tuesday at 9/8c and the show will air every Tuesday following.
Like I said in my episode 1 review, you can watch episodes 1 and 2 for free on the FOX website! Hurry and catch up before this Tuesday!
And check out this awesome website, which details all of the little hidden things Abram's throws into the show and contains everything you've ever wanted to know and everything you didn't even know you wanted to know about the show!