Welcome to the first Lowatus round-up of the new year. To be honest there’s really not much going on in Fringe-terms – but that hasn’t stopped us from digging deep and finding a few mentionables. To the jump..
Here’s a low-quality version of next Thursday’s episode of Fringe, “Johari Window” (AKA “Edina City Limits”) [via]:
This promo scares the living daylights out of me. It seems to resemble one of my least desirable episodes so far. Hopefully the bar wont be lowered again after the fantastic Grey Matters! Let’s wait and see.
As I touched on above, the powers that be have apparently changed the episode title for next Thursday’s episode. It’s rather late in the day to make such a change but hopefully it will be a better fit for the episode. We shall see.
Congrats to Walter Bishop for winning our 2.10 “Grey Matters” Fringie of the Week. It seems the good doctor has had enough with watching Olivia and Peter scrap it out and has put himself back in contention for the season 2 title.
Here’s the Observer, simplified [via]:
You can find all Observer sightings over on our Observer Files page.
It’s becoming more and more obvious that Fringe is just a TV version of Alice In Wonderland – okay, I’m kidding, but there’s no doubt that the show has a penchant for the Wonderland themes. Kiala Kazebee, writing for io9.com, has also been tracking Olivia through Wonderland and asks why JJ. Abrams has an ‘obsession with the Lewis Carroll tales?’:
We know Abrams has a penchant for pretty female characters cast adrift in dangerous waters. Sydney Bristow, Kate Austen (who was originally slated to lead the Losties, not Jack) and Abrams’ current muse Agent Olivia Dunham all embody the Alice character: fearless young women with unhappy home lives and an insatiable amount of curiosity.
Think about it – Olivia has no qualms about stepping into Walter’s LSD box time and time again, essentially mimicking the “Drink Me” scene in Alice’s Adventures and eventually finds herself at the end of Season one on the other side of the looking glass talking to William Bell in a parallel reality.
Read more here.
For the me, the best Alice allusion so far came during Olivia’s meeting with William Bell – if that wasn’t a shout out to the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party then my name is Alice.
Anna Torv recently appeared on the Rachel Ray Show. It’s not the greatest quality video in the world, but here you go: [via]
They’re also running a contest to win Fringe Complete First Season DVD.