FRINGE "A New Day in the Old Town" Early Review Season 2 Premiere


I had an opportunity to watch the Fringe season 2 premiere episode "A New Day in the Old Town" which airs Thursday, September 17 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Fox. And after thinking about whether to write about it or not, I decide to take the leap. Now, it is hard to provide an early review of a show like Fringe without giving away too much but let me do my best.


In the first season finale, Olivia traveled to a parallel universe to meet with Massive Dynamic founder William Bell (guest star Leonard Nimoy). Needless to say that it was one hell of a cliffhanger.


Season 2 debuts with five intense minutes of some of the purest WTF, off the wall, intense drama/action/scifi that we have ever seen on Fringe and the funny part is that none of that will address the cliffhanger of season one.


As I watched the episode, I noticed a few nifty storylines that were weaving themselves into a really compelling tale. Here are a few of those storylines to keep an eye out for.


Olivia


Olivia comes back from bizarro world in one of the most shocking ways. This puts her in a vulnerable situation that Peter and Walter try to help her out of.


Peter


Peter is stepping up his game this season. He is taking charge a lot more, and willing to push whoever he needs to in order to protect his team.


Walter


Walter is still... Walter. The only man who manages to autopsy a man while making a custard pie and yes, it's as gross as it sounds.


Astrid


Well, Astrid has shorter hair....No, seriously that's it. She has shorter hair and no more substance than she had during the first season. Can someone please give her a purpose please? I actually like the character but I am annoyed by the fact that she serves no other purpose than to be Walter's Babysitter/Lab Assistant/Sous Chef.


The Mystery


Yes, I consider the mystery to be a character in itself as it seems to have a life of its own. And boy is the Mystery on point in this episode. First, you have the lingering questions of Olivia's travel to a parallel universe. Then you have to deal with some new bad guys that are really badass and cold blooded (and I mean that).


Romance


Now, I know some of you are wondering if there will be any romantic moments in Fringe. Well, yes there will be, in this first episode even.....Who you ask? Well, it involves Peter and Olivia......Is there any kissing?....Yes.....How does that happen? Well, you will have to wait for the episode to premiere Thursday, September 17 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.


Overall, this Fringe premiere is more of a set up episode with lots of questions, little answers but a whole lot of action and suspense. Enough to keep you on the edge of your seat and enough to make you want to see more.


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Sep 11, 2009 9:14PM EDT

So looking forward to the new season. I for one hope the romance doesn't interfere or take away the dynamics of the show.

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Sep 18, 2009 12:52AM EDT

I failed to see any kissing, maybe it was deleted to make room for commercials. I see that Peter and Olivia will be getting romantic and I like that; Yet, them cutting the kissing might mean they are still playing with when them being 'together' actually comes about. I also like how the 'world' has evolved from the first season. I like how the actress portray's Astrid as well and I wish the show might have two hours instead of one; Because, J.J. Abrams seems to regularly cram a LOT of story into that hour. So, characters like Astrid get the short end of the stick more often than not. Or maybe 48 episodes of twice a week? Tuesday/Thursday? that might be neat if the money holders could be convinced.

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Sep 18, 2009 3:31AM EDT

Olivia & Peter didn't kiss this time :(And the new agent will maybe be the competence for Olivia?? I hope not! :)
It was and incredible season 2 episode 1: JJ never stops amazing me!
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Sep 18, 2009 1:53PM EDT

Ha, the new agent should focus on astrid and leave Peter and Olivia alone... if you know what I mean.

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Sep 18, 2009 4:25PM EDT

nah no kissing :( maybe next time.. hopefully

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