Welcome to the FB review of the Fringe season 2 premiere – A New Day In The Old Town. In this review I present my honest opinions on both the good and the bad aspects of the episode. I also take a look at the resolved mysteries and open questions, before sharing my remaining thoughts on the aspects which may have been overlooked.
In this article I take a look back at last night’s season 2 premiere of Fringe with 6 things I learned fromA New Day In The Old Town. These are my immediate thoughts upon watching the episode:
1. Peter is rocking the “black and gray” clothing
First revealed in “Bad Dreams” as the attire of soldiers in the coming war, the season premiere told me that our Peter is getting his swag on and unknowingly preparing for battle. Proactive Peter – I like it.
2. The hunt is on!
As I speculated in our recent “Fringe Observations” article, Olivia’s “near miss” in the finale was not such a near miss – she travelled to the parallel world prior to the elevator ride. The shapeshifter was lying in wait, an attempt to intercept her meeting with Bell. However Olivia transported to the parallel reality before impact. The shapeshifters are in search of a hidden item, something so important that it would bring one of them to the verge of tears!
This item could turn out to be a “Holy Grail” of sorts, something with religious, possibly multiversal, consequence.
In the stunning first season finale, Olivia traveled to an intriguing parallel universe to meet with Massive Dynamic founder William Bell (guest star Leonard Nimoy). Season Two opens with her shocking return to this perplexing alternate reality, while Peter, unknowingly in a race against time with an ominous mobile force, pursues information about Olivia’s visit. Walter reenters the lab to cook up a bit of fringe science, and of course, some custard for Peter’s birthday in the “A New Day in the Old Town” season premiere.
Fringe is back for a brand new season tonight at 9PM on FOX! Check out the following season 2 primers with members of the cast to get you in the mood: