Wednesday, October 1, 2008
"The Observer" (the blink and you missed him bald man who appeared briefly in all of the past three episodes) sits idly by while a huge explosion rips through the city, collapsing a crane and killing a few workers. From this blast, a strange metallic device ('a gigantic metallic suppository', as Josh Jackson calls it) emerges from beneath the ground and is completely in tact and pristine. It's vibrating and transmitting a signal and before the team can find out what exactly it is, a mysterious man in a knit cap with a futuristic gun shoots his way through everyone in his path in order to find the device and Bishop is forced to hide it in a place not even he can remember. Also, as shown at the end of last week's episode, the evil Agent Scott has been re-animated. Phew, that was a mouthful.
This one was a hell of a solid episode. The getting to be boring formula used in the first three episodes is thrown on it's head and we finally get something a little different and more along the lines of what I for one wanted to see. The team of Dr. Bishop, Peter, and Dunham, are pretty much on their own throughout this one and it's a refreshing change of pace from what was already becoming a show that was getting a tad bit on the boring side. The heat gets turned up big time, some pretty wild shit goes down, and one of our beloved characters ends up in some serious peril.
"The Observer" is a character that was really only hinted at and only really seen by die hard fans of the show who perhaps delve way too far into it to be considered healthy, and in this one he finally comes out into the open and we learn some more about him. Is he a good guy or a bad guy? Much like many characters in this show, we've yet to find out. But he's certaintly an interesting guy.
The Arrival's got a large body count and in my opinion it's the best episode of the series thus far. It's very intense and although I had to pee throughout the entire run time, I didn't dare move from my seat as I was way too into it to attend to such trivial matters.
We're once again given a heck of a lot of new questions, no answers, and we never find out what's exactly going on at any point. But it's cool, as long as there's payoffs someday. Although judging by what people have told me about Lost, that may not be the case. I'm hoping we start getting some answers soon as the lack of them could lead this show into an early grave for me. For now, the mystery is part of the appeal. But if I have to start reading the Imdb message boards for answers after every episode to find out what i've just seen, I may start to abandon hope.
All in all it was a pretty good week for not only True Blood but also Fringe. I think i'm now officially hooked to both shows.
Fringe will return in two weeks with the episode Power Hungry. Right when im starting to get way into it, you're really gonna keep me waiting 2 weeks, eh Fox? Is that so smart?
You can watch Episodes 1-3 (and probably very soon 4) right now on the FOX website! Catch up before the Tuesday after next!
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!