Fringe: Unleashed   Rewatch 
August 17, 2014 10:39 PM - Season 1, Episode 16 - Subscribe

The monster up ahead - poached omelet - you know, undergrads - Mötley Crüe - Escape - not since Thursday - you'll need a warrant - Mahler, for the late nights - larvae! - great bedside manner - Sounds crazy, I know - 7 - .50 caliber incendiary rounds - The facilities

"You knew this was connected to your work"
posted by the man of twists and turns (8 comments total)
I can totally understand Peter's error over the "omelette". Walter isn't exactly fastidious about food in the lab. In fact whenever Walter says he has two thoughts, the second one is ALWAYS about his digestive tract in some way.

What surprised me was the fatal shots at the creature came from Walter, not Olivia.
posted by BAKERSFIELD! at 1:56 PM on August 18, 2014

I don't think I would consider anything sitting out in that lab as fair game to put in my mouth.

I'm thinking this animal, or the other version, is the cause of other dimension Charlie's spiders-in-the-veins problem.
posted by P.o.B. at 4:47 PM on August 18, 2014

"Hey, we're looking for Big Bird." "Don't be ridiculous. Perhaps a pterodactyl."

I don't know why, but I had a harder time than usual with the "science" of this episode. Maybe because they don't normally try to base in on any kind of reality? I know enough about physiology and anatomy to have been mentally yelling THAT'S NOT HOW IT WORKS at the screen.

I'm actually weeks ahead and really enjoying Fringe. Thanks for putting these up on FanFare!
posted by moira at 7:11 PM on August 18, 2014

Yeah, guys. I managed to binge watch and I'm now in S3. So sorry I've been quiet but um yeah. I'd forgotten how much stuff happens end of S1 through S2, though.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 10:57 PM on August 18, 2014

That omelette was on a plate. And I bet they cut the scene where Peter found a menu lying around the lab with Omelette d'Oreille listed as a starter, just to put me on the back foot on this particular point.

I think once we get past some of the wonkier stand alone episodes, there's going to be a lot more serious stuff to discuss. Plus I never in my days expected to form a crush on senior Leonard Nimoy. I'm ahead as well and was super excited at the first appearance/manifestation of the elusive William Bell. His voice, OMG.
posted by BAKERSFIELD! at 12:21 AM on August 19, 2014

Everything about Bell is resonance. His voice, his name, the bell in his office, the affect of his actions, even the passing between universes. It might be shifty science but it's great writing.
posted by BAKERSFIELD! at 12:35 AM on August 19, 2014

And just think-- right now, in the alternate universe, an alternate Charlie is being infected by a very similar chimera, starting a sequence of events that eventually leads to his happy marriage.
posted by 4th number at 11:35 AM on August 19, 2014

"Is this another parasite episode?"

A couple of nods towards Alien(s) too I thought: are monsters real? Chest bursting. Impregnated man.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 12:00 AM on January 23, 2022

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