First my usual disclaimer, caveat and reminder
I have given up on the idea of recapping this series. Instead I'll link to one of the many sites that DOES do a summary/recap (in this case you can find recaps and "Walter's Notes" here
Instead, I'll share a few thoughts and open this up for others to do the same. Make sense? Good. Let's get started
Review in a nutshell
Loved this one. How much? Enough that I decided to review it after vowing I wasn't. One reason it was so good is Leonard Nimoy but a big one were the more creative decisions - drinking mercury, the lights, the towers, etc.
Likes about this episode:
Love the idea of Charlie drinking mercury
Just as I was getting tired of Charlie, they found a way to get rid of him. Literally.
Like watching Walter dance a bit
Can't think of any this time with the possible exception of the use of the twin towers. I'm still deciding what I think about that choice.
LOVED Walter acting so, for lack of a better word, Walterly, with his lady friend.
Also Walter advising Charlie to try some cannabis before bedtime
"Physics is a bitch"
So let me ask three questions about this episode and then you share some of your thoughts
This show sparked many questions, and answered a few as well. This site has a great list of burning questions that were answered.
The three main questions I now have are:
Is Nina really bad or was that misdirection by Charlie? I'm hoping for the latter otherwise it's just too predictable.
I'm still wondering about that kiss a few episodes back between Broyles and Nina. Should we infer something from that?
If Walter and William were partners why is Olivia so mad at William but less so for Walter? I can't wait for when William and Walter eventually meet up again.
I want to end this review with - being a contrarian - the start of the E. Weekly writer's review:
Last night's thrilling Fringe episode may have been titled "Momentum Deferred," a reference to physics, but as William Bell (Leonard Nimoy) said, quoting Walter Bishop, "Physics is a bitch." No, what they should have called this episode is "Ring My Bell," after the great 1979 Anita Ward hit. For it was by the striking of a bell that Olivia was jarred out of a new alternate-world visit with William Bell, and this time, she remembered what he said… which was nothing less than a warning about a pending Armageddon in "our" world (i.e., "the last great storm"; "an inter-dimensional war").