Warner Bros has shared another clip to promote their upcoming release of Fringe Season 2 on DVD and Blu-ray. The clip is from episode 2.12 What Lies Below and features Walter trying to save a virus-ridden Peter, but not before he gets himself in a spot of bother.
You probably all remember the clip. For me, the episode represents the end of a trend. It’s not as mythalonistic as the White Tulip’s of this world, but it signified the last stand of the standalone episodes for the season (with the exception of “Gleeful Betty”). Head past the jump to feed your eyes.
It’s odd to see Broyles extend himself so compassionately to Walter, but it’s carry-over from the previous episode where he agrees to keep silent about the Edinans and their perception filter. In many ways this self-contained case brought our characters together in new and intimate ways. Perhaps the most worthy of all the season 2 standalone episodes, in that we discovered some new things about our heroes.
Walter’s response represents an interesting moment because after momentarily going ‘Walternate’ on Mr. CDC, he quickly understands that in order to save Peter he needs to work with, and listen to, other people. Precisely the opposite of what he did when he barged over to the alternate universe, ignoring the advice of Nina and Carla.
Here’s the DVD descrip:
Buy it on DVD and Blu-ray at wbshop.com! “Most exciting drama around right now. Unfailingly amazing cast and dialogue.” – Rob Sheffield, ROLLING STONE
Return to explore the boundaries of a mysterious mythology that holds millions of viewers in its hypnotic grasp. Season 2 of Fringe contains worlds (and alternate worlds) of excitement complete with shape shifters, cryonic heads, belly-dwelling beasts and people who turn to ashes before our eyes. But the overarching narrative takes three clandestine FBI agents — Olivia Dunham, Peter Bishop and Walter Bishop — through a mind-bending investigation of a parallel reality that threatens to destroy ours. The impossible is here in a series that offers “the most satisfying, coherent story arc of any science-fiction-flavored primetime drama” (Mike Hale, The New York Times).
In other words: the overarching narrative and not the critter/case-of-the-week is what makes the show worth investing in week after week, season after season.
Fringe: The Complete Second Season arrives September 14 on DVD and Blu-ray, and is available for pre-order (aff link).