Fringe 4.03 "Alone in the World" Review

Perhaps to make up for his almost criminal underuse in last week's "One Night in October," the third episode of Fringe's fourth season focused almost entirely on Walter Bishop. The show's resident mad scientist dealt with some real demons in the episode, from his hallucinations of his erased son Peter to his fears of returning to a mental institution. And, as the episode's end revealed, he tried to resolve these issues by putting a metal spike in his brain. Drastic, no?

While the fate of Walter's eye seems unclear (will he be wearing an eyepatch next week?), it was hardly the most important point of the episode. In fact, surprisingly, the show's case of the week took front and center stage over the season's overarching storyline. Naturally, it was pretty allegorical of the situation our heroes found themselves in. Read More...


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