Fringe: Os   Rewatch 
June 12, 2015 10:11 AM - Season 3, Episode 16 - Subscribe

The Fringe team attempts to find out what process enables people to become lighter than air and float. Peter and Olivia deal with trust issues in their relationship, while Walter becomes increasingly obsessed with retrieving William Bell's consciousness from beyond the grave - and repairing the damage he's done.
posted by the man of twists and turns (5 comments total)
This was a meh episode and seems to exist just to allow for a further reveal of the degradation of Universe A and for the Bell reveal at the end.
posted by Seamus at 3:06 PM on July 5, 2015

Yeah, I agree, not one of the better efforts. I do like the bit in the museum, but it's not really moving things along much.

I always find those monomaniacal mad-scientist-turned-serial-killer characters a bit unconvincing. I mean really? After the first person died from your experiment you wouldn't maybe have a rethink? Especially since your son doesn't actually seem to be that unhappy being in a wheelchair? And hey look, people just keep right on dying, better persist then. What good do they think can come of it? If the show is trying to make the point about obsession, well, they have Walter to do that and don't really need extra minor characters to make it over and over again.
posted by Athanassiel at 12:32 AM on July 10, 2015

I'm on my first watch-through of the show (I'm seeing how far I can get before it leaves Netflix in a week and a half) and I actually really enjoyed the return to a fairly straightforward mad-fringe-scientist-of-the-week format after a whole season of mixed up Olivias and overbearing "Will they? Won't they?" romantic tension between prime Olivia and Peter. Plus, yay Alan Ruck!
posted by usonian at 3:07 PM on August 31, 2016

I'm on my first watch through during the COVID-19 lockdown, it's a great time for a marathon. That crack about Yoko in the opening scenes made me cross. Presumably intended to refer to Yoko Ono? Urgh. Sick of misogynists trashing her.

But yeah seems like a filler episode. This show needs 100% more smooching but then it would be Farscape I guess.
posted by Coaticass at 1:59 AM on May 20, 2020

Mark Oshiro of Mark Watches has some enjoyable recaps if anyone still cares.
posted by Coaticass at 2:02 AM on May 20, 2020 [2 favorites]

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