Posts tagged william bell
Posts tagged william bell
As promised on Friday, I am reblogging about the latest installment of Fox’s Sci-fi drama Fringe. Original post here but I imagine things that I spoke out then will also be more thoroughly discussed in this post.
"Letters of Transit" offered viewers a look at what happens when the Observers stop observing and start taking action. In 2036, the observers are in control and have split humanity into natives and loyalists. The original Fringe team has been missing for decades and the Fringe Division that survived remained so as a police department of sorts to keep the "natives" in check while being under the control of the Observers.
The episode offered what I believe to be one of the best of the series thus far. The episode deepened the show’s mythology and offered a new storytelling device. While I thoroughly enjoyed the episode, I don’t understand the relevance of it at this point int he season. Similarly it didn’t feel finished or complete. I’m not sure if it was meant to be 90 minutes or a two hour episode, but it needs more. I would love to see this episode act as a platform for a series of episodes, or even an entire season.
I need to start by addressing the fact that I LOVE that this show changes the opening for each new timeline, version/our understanding of the world(s) in question. Season one’s opening will always be my favorite, but I really enjoyed the 2036 future. Watch it here. It perfectly represented the future and feel of the episode. The show is more creative and pays more attention to detail than any other show on television at the moment. Fringe is quality television. I don’t understand why it doesn’t have a larger fan base.
I want to post my review/recap/thoughts on tonight’s episode right now, but I don’t think I have time to properly discuss it at the moment. So I will hopefully post a full review with thoughts and questions on Sunday. For now just a few thoughts:
While I don’t completely understand the relevance of this episode at the current moment, as it doesn’t necessarily fit with what we are experience in the present timeline, I did love it. I think it would make for a very interesting set of episodes, or possibly an entire season in itself. This alone makes me want to further urge Fox and Fringe’s fans to push for renewal. There are so many more storylines to tell. So many new directions to take. Tonight’s episode proved that, if nothing else. SAVE FRINGE!
I have two major questions/concerns with the episode
1) Didn’t we learn that William Bell was dead in this timeline as well, so how is he alive in the future?
2) Etta says she can barely remember what her parents look like, but the original Fringe team is famous it seems, so wouldn’t it be documented what they look like, so how could she forget?
Overall, I thought it was amazing. (I can’t wait to write more on it. I have a lot of thoughts!)
Also, is anyone else curious about Henrietta’s name? Fauxlivia named her and Peter’s baby Henry. Henry and Henrietta are pretty close. I feel like it has to mean something.
Tonight’s Fringe episode was so good, I had to watch it twice before I could properly write about it. Honestly, I’m just thrilled to have the show back on my television, although the episode is terrific on its own.
In “One Night In October” viewers were in for a treat as Olivia was forced to work with Fauxlivia and Lincoln to help stop a serial Killer over there.
I can’t even begin to recap Frinception. LSD. Cartoons. Zombies. It was crazy. Just go watch it. I am not entirely sure how I feel about it, It was definitely trippy, different, and interesting. I don’t want to spoil anything for you so head to fox.com if you missed it.
It was very intense for being so strange. And the ending, a perfect Fringe twist. They always leave you watching more; its one of the reasons I love the show. I can’t wait for next week, the preview looks promising. I can’t believe there are only 3 episodes left this season. Thank God, Fox greenlighted Season Four. I would be lost with out Fringe, its one of the best shows on TV and the most intelligent. Thank you Fringe Team for not creating mindless garbage. I am forever grateful!
Although, I’m not sure how I feel about the episode over all, it definitely had its moments, several of them actually. 4/5.
"I remember you"
Olivia to Peter
Polivia is true love.
Who’s ready for Frinception?
"There is an entire world out there with no rhyme or reason"
Tonight the Fringe team followed the path of a women who appeared unable to die. Dana was murdered along with her family weeks prior, however, she some how survived. Since that point she has been traced to many suicide victims. She is originally believed to be staying alive by stealing others life force, a vampire per say. However as the plot unfolds, the Fringe team learns that their previous assumptions are false and she is not trying to stay alive at all.
I found the particular case storyline mediocre. It was good, however, kind of dull. It lacked the excitement and suspense of many other Fringe cases. I do understand though, that not every case can be “sitting on the edge of the chair” suspenseful, but I was hoping for more, especially for the first episode with this universes alteration of Lincoln Lee!
I don’t want to write a lengthy blog recapping what happened tonight, to find out, you just have to go watch it yourself.
I really liked tonight’s episode! How could I not? It started with Walter getting high with HURLEY (from Lost), as Jorge Garcia plays a Massive Dynamic security employee, and ends with William Bell taking over Olivia’s body. You never know whats going to happen next.
I enjoyed watching Peter and Olivia grow in their relationship, and I’m glad he came clean to her in the end, even though it was interrupted. I feel like Olivia isn’t going to be too found of everything Peter did secretly and now not being able to deal with it. Also, I say it every week, but one of the best thing about Fringe is the acting and the various dimensions of characters the actors portray. Anna Torv has really had her work cut out for her this season between playing the two versions of Olivia, and now playing William Bell inside Olivia’s body. I can’t wait to see her master another side of the character.
The only downside to all of this, is for the time being we will be loosing the Peter/Olivia storyline because, obviously Peter is not going to date William Bell. (Hopefully, we will have another season to look forward to, with all the Polivia we can handle!) I wonder how it will work though, is Olivia trapped in her body, and aware of what is going on? Or is she stuck somewhere else?
Only time will tell. Overall, I thought the episode was great. I can’t wait til next week. Seriously people, If you are not watching Fringe, you really need to check it out. Its such a smart show! You’re missing out! 4.5/5 for tonight!
With that I leave you with this… who is excited to finally see Lincoln Lee in this universe?