Fringe: Previewing Episode 2.09 "Snakehead"
Fringe: Previewing Episode 2.09 "Snakehead"
As expected, I left the last episode of Fringe--the one a few weeks back, the big one about the Observer--in a daze. So, yes, the Observers literally observe events in time, which explains why they're in all these historical events at the same time. They're pretty much border patrol, keeping watch over those traveling in time. And, yes, those little deviations, the things that should happen than haven't. And one falls in love and deviates what shouldn't be deviated, and then dies so that deviation wouldn't be useless, but... yeah, I know, right?

So, with that said, that's another page on the complications of the Fringe mythology, and we're returning a bit to the case-of-the-week bits on the show... although, of course, the show's been kick-ass throughout this season, so I don't really mind. That, and the chance to see Walter be his usual self. Seems we'll be getting just that. Tonight's case finds the team investigating a cargo ship that ran aground, specifically the people inside it who have died, and are scattered in the shore, and contain a slug-like organism inside them. Squid-like, more of.

I have heard of people trafficking drugs by swallowing it, but squids? Parasites? They are possibilities, yes.

The case, as it turns out, is connected to a threatening organization, and the FBI kids (that would be Livy and Peter and Broyles) get out to solve stuff because time is running out. Funnily, as the photos in the slideshow below suggest, Walter has time to have fun around Chinatown, and bring Astrid along with her... oh, right, it's for science! Fringe returns tonight from 9pm on Fox.

(Image courtesy of Fox)