Fringe 3.17 "Stowaway" Review

I never thought Fringe could get much darker. The show's lurid storylines have always been counterbalanced with the warm, bright emotional center that the main trio have. But with Olivia channelling William Bell, Peter brooding, and Walter almost criminally underused, the only really bright spot came from this universe's Lincoln Lee, who, though great, just didn't do much to offset the really, dark storyline that included two suicides, several attempted suicides, and an attempted suicide bombing. It was all very bleak stuff, and in this episode, the bleak easily overpowered the bright. But for this episode, it worked.

Anna Torv proved her acting chops again by playing the third incarnation of Olivia -- this time channelling William Bell. With actor Leonard Nimoy still in retirement, we got the next best version of the character in Torv's best Nimoy impersonation, which was actually really good when it could have been horribly off. She didn't have Nimoy's presence, of course (few do), but she captured his personality and speech quite well. Read More...


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