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Kim is a mid thirties girl geek from Ontario, Canada. By day she is 'one of the lucky ones' that gets to do what she loves for a living including being a professional photographer, organizer and fire spinner. In her free time Kim geeks out over all things movies, television, human sexuality philosophy, books of all kinds, photography, poi and fire spinning. But it all began with her first and most enduring love for the Star Wars Saga.
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Greetings, Fringeophiles (Fringephiliacs?, Fringe Fiends? Does this show have a special moniker for its cult members yet?)! And welcome back to Silver Title land! Silver Title Land being ‘our’ reality or the ‘real’ reality, in as much as a TV show has a reality. But lets not wax philosophical just yet. At any rate, this week we are back with the lovable, zany Walter and the always creepily half smiling Faulivia.
This week’s episode goes all twisty like and lands headlong into its own version of the X Files mythology. That wily minx Faulivia has done the deed with Peter, theoretically to throw him off the scent of her not being the real Liv. Seems like its working a little too, he brings her breakfast in bed and tickets to a U2 concert. Apparently there is no U2 in the Alt Uni, seeing as how Fauxliv seems to be faking it when she claims ‘I love U2!’ But enough about Bono’s theoretical existence in other realms, the Bat Signal has been activated once again! Holy Uneaten Toast!
(As an aside, what happened to the Peter from the pilot? The hard edged dude with a mysterious past who’d seemingly had run in’s with ne’er do wells all over the globe? I like the current Peter and its definitely arguable that his characteristics are necessary to the overall plots and arc of the show. I just wonder when the big shift happened and why it wasnt explained even a wee bit? Then again I am questioning the humanity of a character on a show where a whole other universe run by a madman and half trapped in amber exists, so perhaps I should rethink my priorities.)
Seems 15 people listening to shortwave numbers stations have undergone an identity crisis so heinous the FBI needs to investigate. Long story short, there is a pulse in the broadcast that gives listeners amnesia (separated out by Walter via a Jimi Hendrix wahwah pedal, natch) ostensibly to keep them from learning the secret behind the numbers. Aaaaaand that’s where we take a left turn at ‘just another freaky thing to investigate’ to ‘ZOMG consipracy!’ Apparently the pulse was placed in the code by a shapeshifter (Kevin Wiseman, ‘The One Ring to Rule them’ guy from Clerks 2.. casting win!) on orders from back home in Red Title Land, aka the Walternate Universe. Via our strange bookselling weirdo we learn the numbers are a code from way back when as given to us by ‘The First People’, who found/created The Vacuum which expands and destroys matter even on the scale of universes and worlds before they vanished. Ooooh! Things are starting to make some sense, no?
Too bad the freaky-eyed shifter gets thrown out a window by Fauxliv.
The whole time Walter has been giving Peter no end of grief for trying to figure out the weird organic bio machine from ‘The Box’. Walter is afraid only one world can survive and this machine will be used to determine which. Seems he can break the universe all he wants, but Peter isnt allowed to use his toys to do the same. After a pot fueled talk with Nina (its ok, they both have scripts they say.. maybe this explains Walter’s obsession with candy and ‘foods that crunch’?) Walter changes his tune after 30 some odd more pieces of the thing are found thanks to Astrid figuring out that the code actually refers to coordinates where the pieces are buried. About bloody time we got some Awesome Astrid Action!
Whew..What did I forget? Oh yeah.. Fauxliv losing it little by little.
She about blows her cover when Peter asks her to recite the code from memory. Liv has a photographic memory, apparently little things like that and hair color arent replicated exactly within the varying universes. She fakes it ok, but not so well when Nina asks her why she doesnt talk to Walter herself re: the use of his toys. She is usually so direct with him, Nina ponders. She also questions Peter about the whole ‘only one world can survive’ thing.
- “If you knew that only one of our worlds could survive and if it was up to you, and you alone, to defend your side… You’d have no choice, right? I mean, you would have to do what you had to do. No matter the cost to protect… our world.” Fauxlivia
- “There are billions of innocent people over there, just like here… people with jobs, families, lives. I got to believe there’s another way. And whatever my part in all of this is… I got to believe there’s another way. There’s always hope, right?” Peter
Could it be she is softening toward the folks in this reality? Eh, maybe not seeing as how later on the mysterious typewriter of strangeness used to send messages to the Alt Uni she receives an order to ‘Initiate Phase 2’ once telling the other side that all the pieces of the box of weird have been located.
Aaaaand then we jump again! Now in the Walternate Universe, our Olivia is told she need not come in for more testing in the isolation tank. Spectre Peter (the one who lives in her head when she isnt loaded on pills) tells her she knows why they cancelled it. They dont need her anymore, she isnt safe.. its time to ‘go home’.
Will Faulivia kill us all? Will Olivia ever make it back home? Will Walter eat his weight in skittles? Which world will survive? And most importantly, if they wrap this up, will it mean the end for Fringe? Afterall, if you find the secrets of the universe, what do you do for an encore? Oh the suspense!
Stay tuned for next week (from Fringepedia): The Abducted – A serial kidnapper strikes and Colonel Broyles sends a determined Fringe team to uncover additional details about the abductions. Olivia fights her memory issues and reunites with someone she believes can help her to return to her universe.
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When you hear the words ‘nerd’ or ‘geek’, often the image of the socially awkward, glasses taped in the middle, brainiac comes to mind. Maybe you think of math lovers, D&D gamers, Trekkies, or technophiles, But really, that’s just the gateway stereotype to a whole huge spectrum of people out there. My current favorite ‘definition’ of nerds or geeks comes from our Nerdist inspirational dude Chris Hardwick who says we geeks and nerds are ‘people who are unabashedly obsessive and creative.’ Amen and yea verily. I love this for one big reason: it’s so inclusive.
Geekdom ain’t what it used to be. The terms geek and nerd used to be bad things. Being called a geek was a slam and something you avoided. These days it’s a kind of badge of honor. Like anything that goes mainstream the terms are often misused, but we are talking about inclusiveness here so we’ll ignore that aspect for the time being. Seems being a geek is the new black. It’s everywhere. And lo, this is a goodness. But it can feel like a game of who is the bigger nerd at times. Ironically, the ubiquitousness of geekdom can leave one feeling EXcluded.
I’m a geek from waaaaay back. I saw Star Wars in a theater seven times in ’77 and stood in line with Darth Vaders and Boba Fetts playing with Master Replica sabers before seeing ‘Revenge of the Sith’ a couple of decades later. I wear glasses and have a Mario mushroom candy tin on my desktop case. But even I sometimes don’t feel I have enough anti-cool cred to be one of the cool geeks. I don’t have an iphone and I couldn’t care less about Playstations or Wii’s.
There are lots of things I am unabashedly obsessive about. Things that on the surface might not seem to fit in to the geek jello mold. Cue Hardwick’s defintion. Huzzah! I can once again lay claim to the label ‘geek’ just by virtue of the thing I am happily allowing to eat my life right now: Poi.
Allow me to share with you my current pron: Costa Rica Flow
Know how long it takes to be that good? The Gladwell formula of 10,000 hours comes to mind. If that isn’t obsessive and creative I dunno what is. Even so, it still feels a little ‘non-geekish’ until you see these:
Many people aren’t familiar with poi, a dance that, at its bare essentials, involves creating patterns in space by swinging a ball on a rope in each hand (replace the balls with Kevlar, add kerosene and you have fire poi). Much of it is surprisingly scientific, incorporating concepts like centrifugal force.
Aha! Geometry! Centrifugal Force! You Tube! So it IS geeky! Not that I needed proof, but validation never hurts. But, if you’re still not convinced I’d challenge anyone to not see the connection in The Duel of the Fates choreography and this.
The world just got a whole lot smaller and expanded all at the same time. I love it when that happens.
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I do love on demand TV, but sadly where I am I cant demand it until at least 24 hours after what I want to demand has aired. Since I have my super awesome poi classes for the next few weeks on Thursday nights, that means I need to find an alternate (walternate? ha!) way of seeing it post haste so I can be one of the cool Fringe nerds and write about it asap once it airs. Or have Fox just send me the whole darn season now which would solve the problem nicely, but they don’t seem to think so, weirdos. Luckily I have a friend who has DVR but she seems to frown on me coming over at 3am to watch my beloved eps.. I need better friends, sheesh.
So I am doing a non-review review today. Whilst looking around at what happened to our girl last night, I came across this most awesome of recaps. Why re-invent the wheel eh? This gives a great rundown of the whats and whys but not the clever quips so I still have something to look forward to when I watch it later today, awesome! The original review can be found here, written by Ryan McGee.
A lot has happened since “Fringe” aired its last episode. The San Francisco Giants won the World Series, the Republicans took back the House of Representatives, and the television landscape now has 50% less J.J. Abrams influence thanks to the cancellation of “Undercovers.” But Over There, much less time has passed for our Olivia. Only a few days have transpired from her perspective. But those have been sleepless days, haunted by a subconscious that looks an awful lot like Peter Bishop.
The duality of her existence has plagued Olivia in her short time on the other side, and that duality was reflected in this week’s case. “Amber 31422” refers to the unfortunately ubiquitous substance created by Walternate in order to contain molecular degradation that started when Walter Bishop first crossed over to aid an ailing Peter. But the amber, while effectively maintaining the structural stability of the planet, has a nasty habit of encasing anyone within the quarantine zone. Over the course of a few decades, the body count inside these amber tombs has risen, dotting the landscape with petrified reminders of the world’s fragile state.
Until now, both the audience and the population Over There assumed such encasing meant death. But as the Walternate confessed to Other Broyles, they are merely placed into suspended animation, with both body and mind trapped at the moment of encapsulation. (If you were thinking about getting a taco when trapped in amber, you think about a taco for as long as you’re inside. Mmm. Tacos. Ooops. Sorry. Got distracted.) Years ago, bank robber Joshua Rose caused Fringe Division to quarantine six areas thanks to a self-made device that created small wormholes through which he could access vaults. But on the sixth attempt, his twin brother, Matthew, got caught in the amber while trying to stop his brother’s crime spree.
The initial twist surrounding the brothers’ true identities was fun, while the subsequent “who is who” grew old quickly. The confusion largely served not to confuse the audience but agitate Olivia, still wrestling with the (admittedly hunky) voice inside her head dispatching information she herself could not possibly know. It’s that voice that unlocks the Rose switcheroo, which helps give slightly more credence to Peter’s presence on this side.
On one level, it’s a semi-cheap plot to ensure that Joshua Jackson still is on TV during these forays into the other side. But on another, Peter does represent That Which Is Not There. He’s the physical embodiment (albeit disembodied) of that old “One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other” game played on “Sesame Street.” Everything on our side has a double over there. Except Peter. Therefore, he’s the perfect choice to be her Jiminy Cricket. (Although if he keeps delivering exposition on Olivia’s motivation, he’s going to turn into a walking, talking, supernatural “One to Grow On” quite quickly.)
That Walter developed the amber in the first place makes a great deal of sense. We’ve seen both version of Walter make breakthroughs that the other hasn’t; the only difference to their genius is the situations under which their inspiration must derive. The other difference? William Bell, a man who pushed each version’s genius to newer and, let’s be frank, more dangerous heights. Walternate didn’t develop Cortexiphan because the William Bell he met was already aware of the risks involved in such research, and therefore probably pushed him into areas of research as, let’s say, containment of areas of molecular degradation.
To read the rest of this most awesome review, go check out HitFix.
So for those playing along, its sexy red title land again! And back with our real Olivia and Walternate. And of course, the always cool episode glyph!
Until next time, kittens!
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they leave you hanging!
On the Next Episode of FRINGE…
Airs: THU 9/8c NOV 4 (If there is not a World Series baseball game.)
The alternate universe Fringe Division investigates a shocking breach of security when a twin frees his brother from a quarantined Amber area. As the team sets out to crack this sophisticated case, Walternate experiments more with Olivia as she reenters the tank. Meanwhile, visions of Peter continue to haunt Olivia about returning to the “other side.”
All together now.. GRRRRRR! Now, let us pray for a short World Series! But looks like we will be back in the Walternate Universe, so yeay sexy red titles!
But I shan’t leave you with nothing! For your perusal until the episodes resume, have some glyphs!
Stay Intrigued, Kittens!
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This is amazing! Now I am totally regretting not taking all of the DVD players my friends have tried to give me over the years!I totally wish I could take credit for this, but it comes to you from me from our friends at DIY Photography
1. Lensectomy Your old DVD Player
First thing is to get a lens for your camera phone. Make sure your old DVD player is not connected to power. Then take the screws off. This is a great way to void your warranty. It is also dangerous and you should really never do this.
Anyhow, if you went against my advice, you’ll find the lens under the place where the disk goes. Take it out.
2. Prepare A Lens Mount
Ok, I’m only kidding on this one. You don’t really need a lens mount, you can use duct tape if you wanna go really ghetto or mount it on some cardboard.
If you opt for the cardboard option, just make a round hole in the cardboard.
3. Mount Your Lens
Just use some duct tape (as indicated before) to mount your lens directly, use or blue Tack to hold the card mount.
4. Macro Away
WOW. This is some powerful macro. Enjoy.
If you try this out, let us know how it worked for you!
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Oki dok kiddos, you know the drill by now! Silver titles mean we are back in ‘our’ world with Faulivia doing the legwork. Which also means we have Peter, our lovable quirky Walter and the non beret version writing good essays of Astrid at the helm.
This week sees us dealing with the ever elusive shapeshifters and Faulivia’s growing anxiety about her ability to actually pull off this alternate identity thing. And oh the cross references and past influences of sci-fi tales of yore really come full circle in this one.
Lest we forget at any time that we are in fact dealing with alternate universes. Ones WITH Leonard Nimoy even! You know where I am heading here.. hiya Star Trek!
We kick off with the sitting Senator who is really a shapeshifter meeting an untimely semi demise after an accident. Shades of Mystique from Xmen anyone? Anywho, seems the SSS (Shape Shifting Senator) was only ‘mostly dead’. Dude, they should have totally named him Wesley! But a heavily tripping Walter finds ways to initiate neural activity via exploitation of the half human’s emotional connections. The hope is to be able to ask the SSS a few things about who and what he is and is doing. Hello Ash! But where Ian Holm was rather coherent in his ‘brains and weird cyborg blood go spodey’ state, our SSS on a slab merely spouts off random mutterings pertaining to his upcoming anniversary trip. Oddly his brain shows little activity, but parts of his lower spine light up light an LED art project.
But what does it mean?! Well, time for a food break, seeing as how a newly awakened sleeper shapeshifter is on the way to make the mostly dead dude an all the way dead dude. Newton awakens the guy who has the house and family in the burbs and doesnt wanna give it all up just because his original programming tells him he should. And here we enter the Matrix. Newton is Smith and the shapeshifters possess varying characteristics of the agents and the benevolent rogue programs like the Oracle. So far none of them seem to have our best interests at heart as a collective humanity, but they do seem to get attached to the humans in their lives. I do love candy.. or my wife in this case.
You gotta love Walter’s ongoing fascination with food, rather like Rusty from ‘Oceans 11’ but with less swagger and more childlike awe and loony bin crazy. It’s over a box of animal crackers that Walter has his House like epiphany.. of course! The brain is in the ass just like a stegosaurus! Thats why the lower spine was all shiny! You know its a big deal when Walter abandons his pudding.
So while Walter is off autopsying a shapeshifter’s ass and letting his pudding get warm, Peter ponders how the senator’s wife could have mind fucked herself into believing this thing was her husband despite noticing the small but important changes. Not unlike his nagging questions about ‘Olivia’s’ behavior. But rather than dance around it, he tells her straight out the things he has noticed. A dude who actually vocalizes his concerns? My god this IS science fiction! I kid, I kid. But it is a refreshing change from the normal ‘how can we drag this out for weeks and weeks?’ usually seen on serial shows.
But before ‘liv can answer its off to the lab, Batman! Something’s amiss, namely Walter as evidenced by his pudding being at the table without him. The sleeper shifter is there and gives Walter a nasty cut on his noggin. These guys totally remind me of the dudes with the ice pick thingy from X Files. With our adorable mad scientist incapacitated he then removes the bizarre metal vertebrae ass brain mechanism and takes off back to his family. Since he refuses to move on and take another identity, Newton takes him out. Only to be thanked for his troubles by being chased and caught by ‘liv and Peter.
Faulivia has a busy night. She slips Newton the digitial equivalent of a cyanide pill (which looks like a wafer thin SD card) while in custody, but not before he hits her where it hurts when it comes to naming her fears about being able to actually pull off this increasingly challenging assignment. Later she summons Peter to her place under the guise of talking, only to seduce him.. most likely in the hopes of making him forget his concerns over her current quirks. I mean she IS from an alternate universe, who knows what they teach kids in sex ed over there?
So we still dont know what on either earth the main big plot is, but we have an idea as to how they are going about it. And now Walter has the whole of Massive Dynamic at his whim, if only he can stay off the LSD long enough to not freak out its best scientists by talking of greater consciousness while taking off his pants. And do Shapeshifters Dream of Electric Sheep? I dont know, but seems they have a weakness for actually forming emotional attachments to their families, so maybe Scottish shapeshifters do?
So there we have it, Season 3 Episode 4. But before we take our leave, its glyph time!
Stay tuned for next week: Amber
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Since I am an eastern time viewer, I’m gonna try and be a good lil blogger and attempt to not spoil anything. So here are a few pics from tonight’s episode with possible spoiler info after. Don’t scroll to the paragraphs below unless you want to be spoiled!:
I find it very considerate when a victim brings her own flowers to the scene. It`s a good thing, dont you think?
Ok, so that should be enough screen space that if you are reading this now, its probably not by accident so its ‘make with the commentary’ time!
‘The Plateau’ is the third episode of the third season of FRINGE, the title referring to the potential level of Fauxlivia’s memory assimilation into the Walternate Universe (sexy red titles FTW!) . So Fauxlivia is back in the saddle, investigating cases of the Fringe Division.
Her first one is that of a series of irregular events that lead to the deaths of 3 people. Timing and apparently ball point pens rarely seen in this universe seem to be everything as the team determines the cause of the ‘coincidental’accidents. Their trail leads them to a man with a very low IQ who undergoes drug trials (voluntarily for once!) to bump up his smarts only to get none too happy when the drugs are to be discontinued, leaving him with his previous IQ of 56. So he sets events in motion to disappear those in charge so he can keep his newly amped up noodle. Meanwhile, Walternate shares his strategic plan with Broyles, and Olivia is plagued by visions that along with her forgetting a few things (like a very important oxygen protocol) lead her to doubt her belonging to the Walternate Universe.
It doesnt further the bigger picture plot along too terribly much, but at least we get to see what our real Liv is up to (no more drugs or isolation chambers!), we get a decent ‘well now there is a clever way to kill people’ episode and bob’s your uncle. The really cool stuff this week are the details. I loved the ‘War of Aruba’ vet beggar. The statue of liberty is REALLY REALLY copper in this world. Gotta say, I like the green oxidation better. But the coolest one? The Glyphs!
Behold the awesome!
The Glyphs code in this espisode spell out BREACH, as in the inadvertent breach of protocol saved Olivia’s life. Ooooh geekgasm!
It’s not often Canadians get a cool thing before the states, but it has been known to happen (kinda makes up for Celine Dion, but not quite). This time it takes the shape of Lost Girl, a new series on Showcase. It’s kinda early to tell whether this will turn into ‘must see TV’ or not, but I gotta say the premise is hot.
Lost Girl follows the raven haired hottie Bo. Bo grew up with her human parents thinking her only concerns were the same as your average TV ready hot girl. Turns out there is very little ‘normal’ about little lost Bo. After she drained her boyfriend to death in their first sexual encounter, she figured out she is in fact a supernatural seductress of the ‘Succubus who feeds on the sexual energy of humans’ variety.
After that fun little tidbit of information made itself known, she hits the road alone and afraid. If that isn’t enough to throw a girl into a serious identity crisis, she then discovers she is one of the Fae. Oh you know, The Fae? No, not the ones from True Blood. Ok kinda, but not exactly. These are the ones from legend that pass themselves off as human as they have for millennia and feed off the unsuspecting non-supes in different ways. Ok, so not that different. The main difference is the freaky red eye thing of the Lost Girl fae vs the angelic looking fae of True Blood.
Being not alone is good, being not alone amongst supernatural creatures you have no clue about is maybe not so good. What’s a confused Succubus to do? Bo decides to split the difference until she figures it out and takes the middle path between the humans and the Fae .
With the help of her human sidekick, Kenzi, and Dyson, a sexy police detective, Bo takes on a new task each week. Sometimes its helping a Fae or human client solve a mystery or helping someone who comes to her to right a wrong. She undertakes these little adventures all the while embarking on a personal mission to unlock the secrets of her origin.
Sexy chic, supernatural creatures, sidekicks, ..a freaking modern day Succubus?! Oh yeah, totally gotta see where this one winds up. So far, so good even if it does have that ‘we are a brand new show trying to find our feet’ thing going on right now. But its got a great premise and looks to have some real potential. And it’s got lines like “we’re gonna need a safeword” when the beginnings of a three way start to get frisky.
Oh yeah, I’m keeping an eye on this one.
|Network:||Showcase ( Canada)|
|Airs:||Sundays at 09:00 pm|
|Premiere:||September 12, 2010|
‘The Box’ is the name of the new episode for Fringe airing September, 30, 2010. I so want to make pornographic reference jokes about this, but I wont. Instead I’ll point you to the relevant ‘pedia for the synopsis. (Has ‘pedia become a thing now? Like the verbification of google?)
In addition to some plot progression in the ‘this universe’ part of the cosmos (as denoted by the return of the silver/gray titles*), this episode was all about character nuance. I love it when that happens.
If that ain’t nuance I dont know what is, right? Ok so no, this isnt very subtle. But give me some credit, I held back with the porno references. I have a thing for chicks in wife beaters so you get this fabulous pic!
Walter is skittish as ever. But where you or I might work off nervous energy with baking or sex or gaming, Walter sets out to make cows actually produce chocolate milk. You have to love a show that creates a Walter. He’s done horrible, wretched and actual world shattering things yet still manages to make us feel more sorry for him than a puppy left out in the rain. He can’t stop his work because it will endanger the one he loves the most and yet it is this very work that has him (and the rest of us) in such peril. He’s a tortured soul who gets the best lines:
stepping onto the street in front of a crime scene: ‘I used to get a massage at a place just down the street. I used to get off right here….’
Peter has too many hamsters on the wheel to see the snake looming in the corner. He’s worried about becoming the pawn in a game that leads to destruction, dealing with his living in a world in which he doesn’t belong, trying to find pieces of a doomsday device, and deflecting Walter’s apologetic attempts at the explanation of events past. All the while he can tell something is just not quite right with “Olivia”, but lets himself get swept up in their supposed new relationship energy to fully explore the wonkiness. Poor guy is just destined for heartache no matter what he does.
Olivia.. well we dont know what was going on with ‘our Olivia’ in this episode. Presumably she is succumbing to the memory drugs and being assimilated into the Walternate Universe Collective. The Fauxlivia** that’s here in silver title land is hard at work being a bad girl. Reading up on pop culture (‘Who is BOno?’) to try and fit into this world, getting her tat lasered off and stuffing bodies into her bathroom. Anna Torv is a facial acting genius. She makes the slightest little nuances to let us know which ‘livia we are dealing with. Olivia has an alluring seriousness about her. Fauxlivia has an eery lightness to her. She smiles more and just slightly askew, she does the suspicious sideways glance thing but does it without making a big deal about it. As Vincent Vega would say, ‘Its the little things.’
Nina and Broyles continue to do their ‘lets look real serious and take long pauses when speaking’ thing. I don’t mean that flippantly, they are both quite effective at coming off as aloof and intriguing. But you never quite know WHY they are being aloof. I get the feeling that often even the characters dont even know. I’ll never be able to look at that bell without picturing Spock and Molly Brown ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’. To tell you the truth, it kinda gives me the shivers. I better stop now before I start making Terminator hand job jokes.
So after hour 2 of season 3 we now know really only about 10 minutes worth of information than we did last week. But the characters made it an hour that makes us want to keep watching. Well that and midgets with exploding heads. You don’t even get that on Mythbusters, how can you not keep watching?
*apparently the sexy red title sequence from last week means we are in the Walternate universe? I still miss the limited commercials and the ‘Fringe will return in 90 seconds’ messages of the first season.
** I like Fauxlivia better than Bolivia as a name. Plus its alliterative with Fringe. ‘Hey do you know Fauxlivia from Fringe?’ Yeah this is better, it stays.