Tagged: Olivia Dunham

Fringe series finale ‘Liberty’ & ‘An Enemy of Fate’ Review!

Fringe series finale ‘Liberty’ & ‘An Enemy of Fate’ Review!

  Yesterday evening our favorite sci-fi show Fringe finally ended with an excellent pair of episodes, a journey that started in 2008 at what I think is still J.J Abrams high water mark. Fringe tried to brings elements from other shows such as The X-files and The Twilight Zone together in a more drama pact show. This was both the show’s greatest asset and liability as it offered both the familiar and the predictable. Fans were initially skeptical of Frine’s two lead characters played by Anna Torv and Joshua Jackson as they did seem a bit Barbie and Ken like. How quickly they grew on me,...

Fringe Five-Twenty-Ten Review!

Fringe Five-Twenty-Ten Review!

Five-Twenty-Ten acts as a mid-season finale for Fringe’s fifth season. It quite effectively wraps up some left-over issues from season 4 such as what Nina Sharp and William Bell have been up to. This episode picks up the pace considerably and the suspense is definitely a lot greater than the usual procedural episodes of Fringe. So far I am liking the format of season 5, it compares starkly with season 4 which seemed sort of lost in action between season 3 and 5. As for the plot of Five-Twenty-Two… Peter (Joshua Jackson), recently having injected one of the Observers’ devices in...

Fringe ‘An Origin Story’ Review

Fringe ‘An Origin Story’ Review

Fringe ‘An Origin Story’ deals with the direct aftermath of Etta’s death in the previous episode. In many ways it is a story of grief and revenge that has made Fringe suddenly more ‘real’ and less comic like. Previously our Fringe team tried to deal with every enemy through a plan that involved gadgets and  bravado, now the team uses sheer anger and violence to get back at the Observers. The story of ‘An Origin Story’… Peter (Joshua Jackson) and Olivia (Anna Torv) mourn the loss of their daughter Etta. Olivia in particular is shaken up and nearly unresponsive. They prepare to leave Etta’s...

Fringe The Bullet that Saved the World Review!

Fringe The Bullet that Saved the World Review!

Fringe is back after a two week break with its fourth episode of the season entitled ‘The bullet that Saved the World’. The title is a reference to the actual bullet that Etta wears in a necklace which was used by Walter to shoot Olivia. This episode of Fringe tries to up the ante by killing of Etta (Georgina Haig) at the end, a decisions which I didn’t really agree with because I just started to get to know her. As for the plot of ‘The Bullet that saved the World’… While Peter (Joshua Jackson) is out collecting gas, he stops in a pawn...

Fringe The Recordist Review!

Fringe The Recordist Review!

This week’s episode of Fringe takes a little step back from the action and uses it’s time to deepen out the background story of the world that has been taken over by the Observers. My first impressions were perhaps one of apprehension in that the story doesn’t move forward as much, but now that I have had time to reflect on the episode I have changed my mind. Just like in last weeks episode it is the small touches that really make an impression. As for the story of ‘The Recordist’… Walter (John Noble) and Astrid (Jasika Nicole) use the makeshift laser to...

Fringe Season 5 Trailer + Pictures revealed!

Fringe Season 5 Trailer + Pictures revealed!

Well, in a few days time Fringe will be back for its fifth and final season. A season in which the Fringe team will have to topple the rule of the Observers, but Walter has a plan! See his plan in this rather spectacular and lengthy trailer of things to come… Also we got seven posters of our favorite cast members from season 5… Fringe season 5 will start airing this Friday the 28th. As a bonus I have managed to find some good Fringe wallpapers, I have already used some of these for quite a few months myself.

Fringe Season 5 ‘Transilience Thought Unifier Model – 11’ Preview!

Fringe Season 5 ‘Transilience Thought Unifier Model – 11’ Preview!

As you already know from previous posts next friday the last season of Fringe will start airing. While we are certain that the main cast such as Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson and John Noble will be back it also seems clear from the trailer that Olivia and Peter’s daughter Henrietta (Etta) will get a prominent role. Henrietta is played by Georgina Haig, a part of her role will be to uncover what happened between Olivia and Peter. The internet is abuzz with rumors that they have split up, so that is at least one more issue that needs to be...

New Fringe Season 5 Pictures!

New Fringe Season 5 Pictures!

I know I haven’t updated SciFiEmpire.net for in like two weeks, but it has been hell with my academic career that I pursue besides my love for everything science-fiction. It would seem that I have my schedule reasonable sorted out so you can expect more regular updates from now on. Though I do hope someone ambitious will join as a contributor to SciFiEmpire.net. Prospective candidates so far have ranged from bots telling me how cheap shoes are in China to continental characters from Europe who supplement their limited knowledge of English with words from their own native tongues. On the 17th...

Fringe ‘A Better Human Being’ review!

Fringe ‘A Better Human Being’ review!

‘A Better Human Being’ is a very character driven episode of Fringe, after a season where this kind of story telling alternated with action-scenes it is pleasant to finally see progression in the characters. The relationship between Olivia and Peter is the main driving force behind the character development but it certainly also affects Walter Bishop, his character is a lot more focused in this episode and even chastises Peter for what he believes to be a bad influence on Olivia. There is of course and episode specific story arc, this week it is a Doctor Franks who has experimented with...

Fringe ‘Forced Perspective’ review!

Fringe ‘Forced Perspective’ review!

This weeks episode of Fringe is entitled ‘Forced Perspective’ and is a change of pace as it only deals with the mythology in the secondary plot and focuses instead on a more drama laden plot of a girl who sees flashes of people dying. With Fringe the mythology plots are often interrupted to give us a ‘monster of the week’ episode which are often a ‘hit or miss’ affaire. This weeks episode lies somewhere in the middle because despite it having en engrossing storyline it is at times rather slow, also the fact that last week’s saw the return of David...

Fringe ‘Forced Perspective’ Preview!

Fringe ‘Forced Perspective’ Preview!

Friday’s episode of Fringe is called ‘Forced Perspective’ and sees the return of the Observers who warn Olivia of her impending death. The episode does seem to have rather familiar elements, I hope it will manage to beat expectations otherwise Fringe will be back on its rating offramp. Here is the full press release… A MYSTERIOUS GIRL CAN SEE THE FUTURE ON AN ALL-NEW “FRINGE” FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, ON FOX Olivia continues to cope with the ominous warning from the Observers, while Peter and the team track a girl with the mysterious ability to predict death in the all-new “Forced...

Fringe ‘Back to where you’ve never been’ review!

Fringe ‘Back to where you’ve never been’ review!

Fringe is Back! During the last two weeks my Fringe withdrawal symptoms have definitely started to show, this weeks return was also highly anticipated by fans and I guess we weren’t disappointed. Disappointing was however the news that Fringe wasn’t doing well in the ratings and as such won’t be back for a fifth season if things aren’t turned around by its creative staff. As for this weeks episode of Fringe, its entitled ‘Back to where you’ve never been’ and sets story firmly back on its rails. As for the story… Peter fails to gain the support of the prime...

Fringe almost cancelled!

Fringe almost cancelled!

Fear not, the title says ‘almost’ cancelled that doesn’t mean it hasn’t. At this time of the year there is always a lot of buzz going on which shows gets renewed and which get cancelled. At a press conference top Fox executives said that Fringe at the moment was a money loser and might get axed. However, they also said they will first engage the production staff to see if there is a way out. In the word of one Fox executive… ‘It is too early to start the mail campaign’. Various suggestions have been put forth but first they...

Fringe – Back to Where You’ve Never Been preview!

Fringe – Back to Where You’ve Never Been preview!

Last week’s episode of Fringe entitled Wallflower was the last episode before the shows brief hiatus that lasts until january 13th. sadly, because of the baseball competition a couple of weeks back Fringe didn’t have the proper cliffhanger ending that was needed, indeed the last episode though good ended a bit disapointing. Here’s hoping viewers won’t tune out completely… As far as the next episode is concerned, there are as of yet no stills available but there is a promo video. And here is an older press release (with dates that no longer apply)… In the Fall Finale, Olivia and...

Fringe ‘Wallflower’ preview!

Fringe ‘Wallflower’ preview!

Well, after 7 episodes ending with this weeks ‘Wallflower’ Fringe will take a hiatus and won’t be back until january. Which is strange as this season has only just starting to get interesting. Fringe’s creative team however should use the hiatus to try and rethink their aproach to this season because so far it has been a tad dull. The promise of an end to long story arcs hasn’t been fulfiled either as Peter’s disapearance and return is still the weekly plot. As for today’s episode of Fringe. While Olivia copes with migraines, she and her team investigate an invisible...

Fringe season 4 Alone In The World review!

Fringe season 4 Alone In The World review!

This week’s episode of Fringe is a bit of a mixed bag, it is essentially a ‘monster-of-the-week episode’ but it also moves the storyline of Peter’s disapearance further in a proper way. As for the plot… It begins by showing two boys chasing another even younger boy, evidently one of the boys was slighted and seeks revenge. The younger boy hides out in a abandoned sewer drain and the two other young boys chase after him. Just as one of the boy is set to beat up the boy the they were chasing both of the bullies are grabbed by...