After the Fox series FRINGE was moved to Friday nights earlier this season, it looked as if another season of the strange sci-fi series was a remote possibility at best. However, good news fans – Fox has given the series a fourth season renewal and Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly couldn’t be more enthusiastic about this announcement. “When we moved the show to Fridays, we asked the fans to follow and they did. We’re thrilled to bring it back for another full season and keep it part of the FOX family,” says Reilly in today’s press release. For Abrams, he’s …Read On »
Cast: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Jasika Nicole Writers: Danielle Dispaltro from a story by J.H. Wyman, Jeff Pinkner and Akiva Goldsman Director: Charles Beeson Network: Fox, airs Fridays Original Telecast: March 18, 2011 “Stowaway” was certainly a bi-polar episode of FRINGE. On one hand we had the invasion of William Bell into the body of Olivia (Anna Torv), where we had epic reactions from Peter (Joshua Jackson), who of course is in love with her and in a relationship, and a number of buddy comedy moments with Walter (John Noble). On the other hand, we had …Read On »
Cast: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Jasika Nicole Director: Brad Anderson Writer: Josh Singer, Graham Roland Network: Fox, Airs on Friday Original Telecast: March 11, 2011 I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll say it many times again, no other show delivers the “WTF” moments like FRINGE does. The opening scene where some dude literally floats on air for no apparent reason was just one of many moments in “Os.” This was definitely the type of episode of FRINGE that we haven’t seen in quite a while on the show – just brutal with ample amounts …Read On »
Cast: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Jasika Nicole Writers: Jeff Pinkner, J.H. Wyman, Akiva Goldsman Director: Fred Toye Network: Fox, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: February 25, 2011 When the previews to last week’s FRINGE had us going back in time to when Walter (John Noble) was working with the Cortexiphan kids in Jacksonville, Florida, I was hoping we’d finally get to see it. I wanted to see the point where evil Walter was upon us, the reason why he had William Bell remove parts of his brain and the reason why he was locked away in …Read On »
Cast: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Jasika Nicole Writers: Glen Whitman, Robert Chiapetta Directors: Thomas Yatsko Network: Fox, airs Fridays Original Telecast: February 18, 2010 “Ghosts, that’s where you draw the line?” – Peter (Joshua Jackson) on FRINGE “6B” Is love strong enough to cross universes? Can one husband from one universe and one wife from another be in the exact same time having lost their partners and then somehow cross the streams to see each other? That was the idea behind “6B” on FRINGE this week, another relatively non-eventful creature-of-the-week episode, however, essential in mending the …Read On »
Cast: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Jasika Nicole, Kirk Acevedo Director: Brad Anderson Writers: David Wilcox, Ethan Gross Airs: Fridays on Fox Original Telecast: February 11, 2011 Bugs. I don’t think anyone really likes them other than those that have something invested scientifically. Even if you don’t mind them, you can’t really say you enjoy their presence. So having them hatch and explode from inside of you isn’t a pleasant thought at all and gives me specifically the heebie jeebies. Of course, it was FRINGE that decided to capitalize on this very subject in “Immortality” where a …Read On »
Anyway … “Concrete and Ask Again” delved away from the core mythology of FRINGE for the first time in a few weeks by delivering a “monster of the week” tale. Of course, there was no real monster here as it was a trio of ex-military officers scorned by the fact that after they were inoculated for a powder that breaks every bone in the body, they couldn’t have children or their children died of the same bone condition the powder caused.
Well, that’s it. Peter (Joshua Jackson) is starting to crack on FRINGE.
When you go on a murderous rampage of self-affirmation and just-cause that’s always a bad precedent to start – even if that murderous rampage happened to be the wholesale killing of a bunch of scumbag shapeshifters.
The fall finale of FRINGE, left much to be desired. Instead of going out with a bang and giving us a blockbuster way to remember the show leading up to the return, we got a rather mundane episode where the ultimate bottom line was Olivia (Anna Torv) ending her relationship with Peter (Joshua Jackson).
While speaking with FRINGE executive producer J.J. Abrams tonight at the Fox’s TCA press tour winter party, ASSIGNMENT X asked what his first thought was when he was told the show was moving to Fox’s death slot on Friday nights (which has already claimed DOLLHOUSE and THE GOOD GUYS as recent victims). “My first reaction was ‘sh*t’ followed almost immediately by ‘thank you Fox,’” says Abrams. “The truth is, we’re talking about the third season of FRINGE, a show other networks might not have given that kind of chance and support. What I’m hopeful for is that the viewers of …Read On »