Fringe S04E14 “The End of All Things”

WOW! I tend to say that about almost every episode of Fringe, but this one definitely takes the cake as one of my favorite of the series so far! Once again, like last time, I’ll try not to give much away for the people who haven’t yet seen it.

So we begin where we left off last week with Olivia and Nina being held together in a room. A terrifying torture sequence occurs, and a certain object from way back in season 1 is brought back, much to the chagrin of Olivia. While this is playing out, Peter, Walter, and Astrid are back at the lab trying to figure out what may have happened to Olivia. All of a sudden, an Observer appears, with a gunshot wound. As he is slowly dying, Walter quickly hooks Peter up to the Observer’s mind, and for the first time, we get the privilege of seeing inside the consciousness of these unexplained creatures. It’s about a 6 or 7 minute scene, and it completely blew my mind. And yes, Fringe kept its promise of giving us viewers some of the answers we desired, finally!

Who are the Observers?

Is the Olivia in this universe the old Olivia that Peter is in love with?

Another character is also brought up that I had completely forgotten about, and it definitely tugged at my heartstrings, as did the very end of the episode.

So cool!

All in all, this episode was outstanding. It rewarded long-time viewers by bringing back many elements of the story from past seasons, and helped to answer many of the questions we had (and still have). Unfortunately, we now have to wait until March 23rd for it to return, but it will give us an ample amount of time to muse over what may be.

10/10

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Fringe S04E12 “Welcome to Westfield”

Fringe’s “Welcome to Westfield” might possibly have been my favorite episode of the season so far. It was creepy, suspenseful, and even had a bit of an apocalyptic feel to it.

The episode is set up with a line of cars on a road all stopping at the same place, while the drivers watch as a plane overhead loses control of its engines, and plummets out of the sky. For me, just this set up was cool enough to get me hooked and excited for the rest of the episode.

Did you spot the Observer?

The Fringe team, of course, is called to the scene after all of the cars start up once again. Walter discovers that there is strong electromagnetic activity in the area (any Lost fans out there??) and tests the idea by throwing a wheel rim against another car, and it sticks. With an urge from Walter for rhubarb pie, the team goes into the nearby town of Westfield. They soon discover that they cannot escape, which the show portrays in a really cool sequence. And of course, in typical Fringe fashion, insanity ensues.

Insane bipolar man with two pupils?! Check.

Insane woman with two sets of teeth?! Check.

Insane man with TWO FACES?! Check.

Rifle-bearing Peter being awesome? Check.

I don’t want to give much away for those who have not watched it yet, but this episode was top-notch. It set up the story for the rest of the season, and even had a great cliffhanger of an ending.

For those who don’t want Fringe, WHO ARE YOU?! This episode was a great one for newbies to jump on the Fringe train, as it went over some of the more important back-story, and also set up what is sure to be an amazing finale in May.

Watch Fringe on Fox, Fridays at 9!