Oct 25, 2022

102 – “Same Old Story”

Episode Reviews | Fringe - 102 Same Old Story | Season 1 | Posted by Scully

Original Airdate: September 16, 2022

Original Airdate: September 16, 2022

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Synopsis: The team investigates a case of extreme aging, when a woman who claims to not be pregnant, gives birth to a baby who dies of old age in 4 hours. Dr. Walter Bishop claims…to have experimented with rapid aging using the pituitary gland.


Tidbits: Although credited, Mark Valley (John Scott) only appears in previously seen footage from Pilot.

Fringe Fumbles: Nina’s ring and Last Images

Character of the Week: Christopher – played by Derek Cecil


Broyles: “Dr. Bishop, Hello. I appreciate you coming out tonight.”

Walter: “I’ve never seen a feature like this before. It warms your ass. It’s wonderful. Have you tried it?”

My Thoughts:

My Thoughts: I had mixed feelings about this episode. On one hand, -SPOILERS- the photos they show of the serial killer’s victims don’t seem to match the gruesome description of the way they were murdered. I mean…come on…do those people look like their faces were pulled up over their heads? On the other hand, Walter spits out a very curious line in this episode.

“If you’ve read my file, then you know the truth about Peter’s medical history.”

What the fringe

What the fringe does that mean? Is he a clone, is he an experiment-much like our character of the week, only not quite so demented, or perhaps when ‘The Observer’ saved him as a child, a little bit of alien rubbed off on him.


At the end of the episode, Walter tries to lull himself to sleep by reciting seemingly random numbers. Peter attempts to help by singing ‘Row Row Row Your Boat’ sending Walter into dream world. The image below is of the three bodies Walter is dreaming about…is it just me or do they look like clones? These are exactly the sort of questions that keeps me coming back for more.


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