We are rediscovering what lies below this week on the show, which includes a seemingly sentient virus that comes from ten miles underground, the feelings that are obviously blooming between Olivia and Peter, and Walter’s long buried secret. We discuss dialogue that we may or may not have caught the significance of back in 2010 and our thoughts about whether this standalone episode has any staying power. (Spoiler alert – yes, it does, especially because of that intense final scene!)
Join us as we journey to the fictional small town of Edina, New York and look through its Johari Window! Joining us this week is special guest Robert who co-hosts Entering the Fifth Dimension (a podcast about The Twilight Zone) with Darrell, who shares how the theme of this episode and its title resonate with him. You’ll also hear from regular feedback contributors ShelkyBean, Eric, Geoff (xforce11), and Rory!
We are finally back to the main season 2 storyline in “Grey Matters,” an episode that gives us quite a lot to think about when it comes to Walter, so we are not only excited to be talking about this episode but are also very excited to have Mark joining us as a co-host! This episode (properly) introduces us to Thomas Jerome Newton, arguably the big bad of season 2, and we share some of our thoughts on him, such as how his politeness reminds us a bit of David Robert Jones. We also touch upon our favorite moments from this episode and the wonderful character dynamics that we get, as well as touch upon the color palette of the episode.
“Snakehead” ended up calling for a lot of discussion around the overarching themes and messages of Fringe, discussion that we probably hadn’t been expecting, and we are so excited to bring this conversation to you! Listen as we nerd out over this stand-alone but very beautifully written episode. We share enthusiasm around the gross-out factor of the episode and how beautiful Walter’s growth is in this episode, and we also, as always, share your thoughts on the show, too!
“August” is undoubtedly a favorite amongst the Fringe fandom, and it’s no wonder why. It’s a beautiful episode with a powerful message about love and how it makes each of us important. It also offers up so many clues regarding Peter’s past while still, in traditional Fringe fashion, asking new questions. Join us as we reflect back on this episode, sharing our favorite moments and discussing why this has gone down as such a memorable episode.
This episode is kind of a special one for us because of how much we love Cameron Monaghan’s work on Gotham, so we are so excited to share this discussion with you! Tune in as we share our favorite moments from this “myth-alone” episode and our memories of whether or not we picked up on the twist before it was revealed. We also share how, even though we really enjoy this episode, we wish that it had come back into play later in the series.
Fringe gives us yet another case of the week with no apparent ties to the overarching mythology, so how do we feel about this one? Listen as we share our thoughts on this Fringe episode which… isn’t quite as down to earth as what we had come to expect. We talk about our favorite moments from the episode such as Broyles’ wholesome interaction with the young child at the restaurant and our appreciation for the show diving deeper into Broyles’ backstory. We also share some amazing feedback from listeners like you, feedback from Ross, Geoff (xforce11), Eric, and Patty from Canadia!
Although it sort of abandons the overarching mythology again and gives us what is more or less a standalone story, “Dream Logic” is still a strong episode of Fringe, giving us some great character moments and symbolism. We (Chris and Darrell) share our thoughts about this episode and what we first thought about it vs. what we think now. We share our favorite moments such as Olivia opening up to Peter about the death of Charlie, the episode’s many uses of colors such as red and green, and so much more! Be sure to stay tuned for the entire episode because we also share some great feedback from listeners including Eric, ShelkyBean, Pavla aka Polla, Geoff, and Patty from Canadia! If you would like to contribute feedback to the podcast and/or would like to sign up to be a co-host for a season 2 episode, hit us up!
Momentum can be deferred, but it must always be paid back in full, and, after the last two episodes of the season, this episode certainly pays it back! We finally get one of the big season finale cliffhangers resolved – what Olivia and William Bell talked about in the Redverse – and also get a plethora of burning questions answered. It all comes to a head (see what we did there?) when our hero is broken and defeated and the bad guys have seemingly won.
Join Chris and Darrell this week as we discuss “Fracture” – the third episode of Fringe’s second season! We reflect on whether or not we initially suspected that the case would tie into the Observers and how this episode ties into season 5. We also discuss how the last couple of scenes really help save the episode for us, and we share feedback from Rory, M.G., Patty from Canadia, ShelkyBean, and Musketeer Dad. If you want to contribute feedback to the podcast and/or would like to sign up to be a co-host for a season 2 episode, hit us up!