UNEXPLAINED BOMBS PUT INNOCENT LIVES ON THE LINE AND OUR FBI AGENTS IN A RACE AGAINST TIME ON “FRINGE” THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, ON FOX!
Fringe Division’s Peter, Walter, Olivia and Broyles pursue a strange and deadly occurrence in Philadelphia where a bomb blew up inside a train station but left no trace of any explosive device. The perplexing and unexplained set of circumstances returns Walter to the lab to closely examine the human remains where he uncovers an unlikely energy source that triggered the explosion. With the explosive threat of more bombs and links to a classified military project, the intense investigation leads Olivia and Peter to Iraq in the “Fracture” episode of FRINGE airing Thursday, Oct. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX NETWORK.
Cast: Anna Torv as Olivia Dunham, Joshua Jackson as Peter Bishop, John Noble as Walter Bishop, Lance Reddick as Phillip Broyles, Kirk Acevedo as Charlie Francis, Blair Brown as Nina Sharp and Jasika Nicole as Astrid Farnsworth.
Last week’s episode represented a change in pace from the windscreen-breaking, shapeshifting joy that was New Day. Not that Night of Desirable Objects was a bad episode (I thought it was good enough) – I’m of the opinion that a below-par episode of Fringe is better than most things on TV. But it represented precisely why Fringe can be so frustrating when we all know the heights it can reach when the serialized format is let loose. One wonders whether the ‘lucrative’ casual viewers (I’m talking about the 3 episodes of TV per year folks that the show is trying to cater for) have ever seen the likes of Ability or Road Not Taken – if they have, surely they preferred those gems over the procedural efforts any way? (let’s make more of those!)
There’s a viability about making the show accessible for those who treat Fringe like a visit to the dentist, but I also think it makes more sense for the show to play to its strengths..and its audience. Come on Fringe, you have something here, play to your strengths. Let tonight be such a night!
2.03 Fracture Promo
TV Guide talk to Lance Reddick and Blair Brown (so glad we’re seeing more of these two both in interviews and on the show).
Lance Reddick says a war is coming..
Blair Brown on Olivia’s “Quest”..
Prediction of the week: Walter will say something and Peter will translate as only Peter can. Olivia will give that look she always does. You know the one. Camera might pan to Astrid. Gene might moo on cue.