In theory, there isn't really much to talk about just hours after the second episode of Fringe
. The thought of doing stuff to your wife's baby just so that kid inside can survive is a bit iffy, though. More so, the thought that the only thing that will kill it is being in between the ground and a police car you inadvertently brought to yourself. But I was thinking about three things--shallow ones, perhaps, but as we all know, it's the details that count.
Question one: What's the deal with Livy's enhanced hearing?
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It's pretty easy to explain, I think--it's traveling across universes, pretty much like why she came out of her car's windshield a full hour after the car crash from over here. Surely that also explains a few other things, like whatever happened to Nina (which came first, the cancer or the bionic arm?) and, probably, Walter's own issues. It is annoying, though, to hear a fly creep up your bathroom wall with the intensity of a jackhammer. (I exaggerate.) And speaking of Nina...Question two: Who the heck is Sam Wise?
He's the guy who was responsible for "putting together" Nina. So I thought it must be the bionic arm. And then the conversation between Nina and Livy went to psychologists, so he must be a trauma specialist or something. And then he started talking about future headaches. So, again, I don't know what happened. Massive Dynamic or someone else entirely? If something's certain, he'll stick around for a while--the photo up there is from next week's episode.Question three: Who doesn't think "Charlie" is sinister?
He sounds sinister. Listen again to that phone call between him and Livy. He sounds like he's got a cough coming on. Anyway, I'm still thinking about his mission, which almost certainly goes like this: extract information, shoot messenger, continue fight. Oh, and who else thinks the way "Charlie" communicates with the other side is sooo kewl: a typewriter and a mirror. If we only saw the advent of instant messaging when we were kids, it would've gone like that, DOS prompts and all.
Oh, and one last thing: I have this feeling Fringe
will explore the religion versus science story, thanks to Agent Jessup. If it wasn't clear from last week, the scene from last night when she saw a suspect's copy of the bible said it all. Is Fringe
going a bit preachy? I don't know.
- Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist(Image courtesy of Fox)