Review: Fringe - Unearthed
by Jane Boursaw, posted Jan 12th 2010 3:22AM
(S02E11) "Please allow me a moment to entertain my fantasies. They often lead to a truth." -- Walter to the priest
Ok, first of all, thank God for Twitter. When Charlie Francis showed up in a scene, I immediately turned to my Twitter friends and said, "What the heck?! Someone please explain why Charlie is here when I thought both Good Charlie and Evil Charlie were dead and gone."
About 500 other people were asking the same question, and a few smart ones gave us the answer: It's an unaired episode from season one. That's what they said. I can't confirm or deny, but it makes sense. Doesn't it seem weird, though, to air such an old episode? Why not just put it on the DVD rather than confuse us? Whatever. More after the jump.
A good title for this episode would have been "Walter vs. The Priest." Wasn't that an awesome scene where Walter nearly got into a fist fight with the priest? The whole episode was an interesting intersect between science and faith, not to mention the whole "being possessed by a dead person because your brain waves crossed during life and death" thing. You can tell it was vintage Fringe -- if indeed it was -- because the storylines are more complex than that these days, what with the alternate universe and Leonard Nimoy and all.
High fives to the girl who played Lisa. She creeped me out with her cohabitation with Andrew Rusk, and I kind of knew we'd see him in the mirror when she went to wash her face. It was thriller lite.
And of course Walter was once asked to design an experiment dealing with psychic abilities. Is there anything the mad scientist hasn't done? "Walter's scariest home videos," in Astrid's words. And where else can you get the Tibetan Book of the Dead, the Bible, and exorcism in the same show? Ok, The X-Files and lots of other shows, before everyone starts calling me names. But I'm still partial to Fringe.
And apparently, this re-animation thing happens all the time, as shown in the last scene.
One thing I didn't understand. At the end, I'm pretty sure that when Lisa said goodbye to Olivia, she also said, "I'll be 18 in a year. Don't wait too long to make your move." Did I get that right, and if so, what was she talking about?
I look forward to your thoughts on this episode. Until then, check out clips and episode of Fringe on SlashControl.