On winter finale of “Fringe” we finally get some answers! Bad guy David Robert Jones is trying to activate Olivia’s powers by torturing Nina Sharp. Only it isn’t the real Nina, but a shape-shifting super solider. Now that Olivia has been flooded with the memories of Peter’s Olivia, she believes that she needs Peter close to her to make her powers activate. Meanwhile the Observer September shows up shot in the chest to tell Peter that Olivia needs his help. The Observer passes out and Peter convinces Walter to sync up their consciousness so he could find out where Olivia is. This is where we finally get some answers about the Observers and find out that they are evolved scientists from the future. We also find out that Peter is in fact in the wrong universe and has to get back to his where he has a child with the Olivia from his world parallel universe (confused much). It seems that Peter is very important to the universes and that is why he has interfered with their lives. He tells Peter that he is supposed to be with his Oliva and have a family and needs to go home. September that expels Peter from his mind and disappears. Peter decides that perhaps September meant home literally and goes there. One of David Robert Jones’s henchmen is there and takes Peter to Olivia. With Peter there Olivia is able to activate her powers to the max killing one of the henchmen and forcing Jones and shape shifter Sharp to escape to a parallel dimension. Before they cross over Olivia is able to fire off a shot hitting Jones but not affecting him because he has become invulnerable. Peter tells Olivia that he now realizes that she is not the one he loves and that he has to get home now more than ever. Really great winter finale and I can’t wait for “Fringe” to come back and hopefully reveal more about the mysteries of the series. I will have my DVR set to record!
We are getting closer to finding out what the hell is going on in “Fringe” and I am loving the ride. Olivia has regained all of her memories of Peter and it seems for the time being that Peter may in fact be in the right universe. He is very reluctant at first that Olivia is in fact his Olivia. Dying to find out whether she is the real Olivia or if Massive Dynamic is behind her thinking she is. This weeks episode introduces us to a young man in a mental institution that has been suffering from schizophrenia. Good news is he is not schizophrenic rather just genetically engineered to be part of a bee like hive, and those voices in his head are actually his half brothers who will do anything to keep their secret and survive. Fringe division discovers that the boys biological father is a fertility doctor who used his own sperm to try to build a better human. The hive track down the doctor and kill him severing the voices from the once believed schizophrenic who now feels alone for the first time. Peter looks deep into Olivia’s eyes and believes her to be the Olivia he loves and the two of them kiss. Olivia then goes to use a gas station restroom and disappears?!!?!? The last scene reveals her and Nina Sharp bound in chairs and locked in a dark room. Next weeks episode claims to have major revelations about the Observers and hopefully everything else. “Fringe” air Friday 9pm on Fox. I for one have my DVR set to record!
We finally get a few answers on FOX’s “Alcatraz” this week and for the first time in the series the time travler is a good guy. Jim Parrack takes some time off from fang-banging to guest star as Guy Hastings, the first prison guard from 1963 Alcatraz to find his way to the future. Parrack is great to see on network television and I hope we see Guy again in the series. Robert Forester is back as Ray Archer and with him are a bunch of revelations. Turns out Tommy Nelson is Ray’s brother not friend, which makes Ray Rebecca’s uncle! Also Ray knows about the whole disappearing from time thing and has seen his brother Tommy!! Now we just have to figure out why is Tommy Madsen so important, what he did, where has he been, why is he being hunted and why is he being such a dick. Very strong episode this week that really explores the big mysteries of the show. My curiosity about the series has never been stronger and it pains me to think we wont be getting any real answers anytime soon. “Alcatraz” airs Monday nights 9pm on FOX. I for one have my DVR set to record.
Actress Jasika Nicole finally gets her own story line on “Fringe,” unfortunately I didn’t realize we wanted it with cheese! In this weeks episode Agent Farnsworth meets her Doppelganger and while it is nice to see her showcased more, some scenes do come across like a corny fathers day commercial. Still, I enjoyed the two Astrids finally meeting and did call my dad after the show. While I have been confused as to which universe I am watching, this weeks episodes seemed to have some hints that Peter may be in the right universe after all. The Observers seem to have something to do with all the confusion as to where Peter belongs. All this and Fringe Division has time to take down a mathematician that has an equation to see the past, present and future simultaneously. He uses this ability to kill people using a device stolen from one of the Observers. Looking forward to finding out exactly what the connection is to Peter and the Observers and hope we get some answers before the series gets canceled. Really love the how the brunette Olivia is becoming more embraced by the team and every Olivia/Olivia scene is packed with great acting. Looking forward to next weeks episode which looks awesome! “Fringe” airs 10pm Friday on FOX, I for one have my DVR set to record!