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Oct 10, 2009

204 – Momentum Deferred

Fringe - 204 Momentum Deferred | Posted by Scully

Original Airdate: October 8, 2009


Momentum Deferred

Momentum Deferred


Synopsis: Recuperating from the traumatic and alarming meeting with Massive Dynamic founder William Bell (guest star Nimoy), Agent Dunham consumes a powerful “fringe” concoction that Dr. Bishop prescribesto stimulate her memory. Meanwhile, the Fringe Division investigates a series of robbery cases that are tied to shape-shifting. As clues are tracked and memories are jogged, another woman experimented on by Dr. Bishop is introduced and a flashback reveals more about Olivia’s visit to the alternate reality.



Fringe Fumbles:


Walter: “You look pale.”
Charlie (SSC): “I didn’t get much sleep last night.”
Walter: “I may be able to help you with that.  A little cannabis before bedtime does wonders.”

My Thoughts:

This has to one of my favorite episodes to date.  If there is one thing I love more than a mystery…it’s an answer to a mystery, and this week we got lots of answers to questions that have been plaguing us for awhile.

Answered questions: What did William Bell tell Olivia?  How long before they discover that Charlie is not Charlie?  What are the shape-shifters looking for and where is it hidden?  When exactly caused Olivia to fly through the windshield of her car?  Why was Olivia speaking Greek?  And a question that has been answered, at least in my mind, is what the true intentions of William Bell are.

But the great thing about Fringe is whenever they put a mystery to rest, they implant another question or two for us to ponder.  The question of the relationship between Walter and Rebecca is foremost on this list, for me.  And whether or not Rebecca saw a ‘glow’, as she put it, coming off of Peter…indicating that he is not from this world.  Will she be the one to break the secret wide open?  And the most intriguing question this week was of course…who is the dude with no head?  I can’t wait to find out.

I will now ask for a moment of silence to mourn the passing of Charlie (SSC).  He will be greatly missed.  I hope we will be seeing more of our new character (Amy Jessup) in upcoming episodes…she seems to have disappeared from the last couple.

There were so many great moments this week…my emotions were all over the place, and my brain was working way harder than it should at 6am on a Saturday morning.  But, I suppose, that is what makes this show so great.  Hats off to the Fringe team for keeping up the Momentum!

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