Fringe: Previewing Episode 2.08 "August"
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Fringe is taking a break when Thanksgiving comes along, but we won't be left hanging. Tonight will reveal perhaps one of the biggest elements that power the series' mythology: the identity of the Observer.
We know that the bald dude with no eyebrows and a taste for really spicy food has been around every episode, keeping watch over Pattern-related events. So far, all he's done is watch, and he's never interfered in anything--except, of course, for the time when he brought Walter to his summer home to help him remember something, something that would prove crucial in killing David Robert Jones, and securing a meeting between Livy and William Bell.
The one thing we also know, as the Observer himself said, is that "there's more than one of everything"--two universes, two Walters, two Peters, two Livys, two Charlies, you get the idea. And that also means at least two Observers. But of course there are a lot more. And they've been around for far longer than we imagined.
On tonight's episode of Fringe, the team uncovers details about the Observer, on the back of an odd abduction in Boston. I still believe (and it's somehow confirmed) that the abductor is not the Observer we've been seeing for the past couple of years or so--the episode, after all, is called "August", and I presume our Observer is really called "September". Still, an Observer going beyond observation is a possible cause for alarm, and it gets the Fringe Division to their feet as they race to save a hostage, and uncover more about these weird bits.
And Walter's craving for a milkshake, too. Funny, because they do say milk helps mute the effects of a really spicy chili. Opposites, yes. Fringe returns tonight from 9pm on Fox. The photos are, as always, right below.
- Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of Fox)