I don’t know if it is just me but Fringe has got to be one of the grossest shows on network television. This really isn’t an insult but it is an observation that I have had over the last couple of episodes. From liquefied brains to killer insects, to nose bleeds left and right, to killer diseases; Fringe definently doesn’t wimp out on it’s case.
While Fringe is still the second best new show of the season (behind Leverage of course), I think Fringe really needs to start picking up the pace since it seems like the show steps things up week just to disappoint the next week. Overall this week’s case was just solid in my opinion.
So in this week’s case the Fringe team investigates another plane crash. What is JJ Abrams obcession with plane crashes? One very famous plane crash made him a household name but he realy needs to stop having so many plane crashes. If you just watched JJ Abrams shows you would think a plane crash happened almost every day. This time it turns out that the plane crashed since a man (who turns out to have worked with John Scott) transforms into some strange creature that kills everyone on board.
Thanks to Olivia reliving some of John Scott’s memories again, she finds out that he was working with the victim and another man who was infected by the virus. She uses knowledge from the second victim in order to intercept a purchase for the virus that transformed him. Olivia and for some reason Peter (I don’t know why the FBI didn’t use another FBI agent) meet with the buyers and stall them long enough in order to have their boss show up so the FBI can arrest all of them.
So this week’s case was pretty solid in my opinion. We were able to find out more about John Scott and we find out that he actually wasn’t a traitor but was trying to bring down the biological weapons dealer. With John Scott’s storyline essentially wrapped up, I don’t think we will see too much more of him on Fringe. I personally think it was time to say goodbye to the character. Unless the show was actually going to bring him back to life, his storyline arc was very limited to begin with. It was actually already getting a little stale so hopefully Fringe can let him go off on a high point.
Walter (about the transformed man): “Our friend didn’t start out this way.”
Peter: “Maybe he mutated into a possum?”
Walter (watching an interrogation): “It’s just like a good detective movie.”
Walter: “I like cutting.”
Walter: “An experiment! How exhilarating!”
Walter: “I was just about to read a bedtime story.”
Your Take: What are your thoughts on this week’s Fringe? Do you like the pace of the show? Do you think it is time for Fringe to write John Scott off?
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