Sunday, 27 March 2011

Fringe: "Bloodline"

I almost entitled this post "I Heart Fringe! That is all." Did you watch this week's episode where [SPOILERS!!!! DON'T BLAME ME IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW!!] Fauxlivia gave birth on the Other Side to her and Peter's son? Did you love it as much as I did? No sooner do the producers over at Fringe give us the news of Fauxlivia's pregnancy (in the episode "Immortality", which made her much more sympathetic than when she had been merely the usurper of our Olivia's life) and a few short weeks to process the information that Peter's ties to his adopted universe might not be as stable as we thought, do they speed up Fauxlivia's pregnancy and bring Baby Harbinger of Doom into the already fraught alternate universe. The plot continues to thicken. (Here's a fantastic recap of the episode, btw.) How are there only four episodes left this season, and how, for the love of TiVo, are we going to wait all summer for more?!

I've said it before and I'll say it again: this show has really come into its own this year. All of the actors, not only the superb (and overworked!) Anna Torv, have stepped up their games, making their characters more complex in response to the enhanced dramatic layering of the show itself. I'm reluctant to compare any shows to LOST because I think LOST was on a different level than other shows from its beginning, but I would happily call Fringe in its current manifestation a close cousin of LOST and even The X-Files.

How about a slow hand-clap for the symphonic season 3 of Fringe, and for FOX for ordering a complete season 4?

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