Fringe Review Immortality Detailed Analysis Review with “6B” Sneak Peek!

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Greetings once again Fringe fans!Fringe Retro. Click to visit Fringe on FOX!

Olivia (Anna Torv) with red hair, air transportation by dirigible and Alt Fringe Division Agent Lincoln Lee (Seth Gabel) is in charge;

Click to visit 20th Century Fox Television!it must be another alternate episode. And who is the hot guy Alternate Olivia is spending her time with? Click to visit Warner Brothers Entertainment!

None other than Bolivia’s boyfriend Frank Stanton (Phillip Winchester) who has been in Texas working for the CDC. This relationship is very important, so pay attention.

Fringe-S3x13-Bolivia looks at airship

Fringe-S3x13-Alternate Universe Dirigible

Fringe S3x13 Immortality - Bolivia with Frank

Just as we are about to get cozy with Fauxlivia (Anna Torv) and Frank, we are wrenched in another direction to discover that some poor guy, our episodic victim du jour, who seems to have some sort of cock roach like beetle insect inside him that squirms out through his mouth. If you don’t like getting down and dirty with bugs, this episode is not for you.

Fringe-S3x13-The bug about to emerge

Next, should we feel sorry for poor Frank, who has decided to propose to Fauxlivia? He’s dumb enough to confide in Agent Lincoln Lee (Seth Gabel), who immediately spills the beans to Fauxlivia. Did Frank confide in this man because he knew that he’s a blabbermouth? Or does he choose his confidants poorly? Either way, Fauxlivia now knows and does not seem to be over the moon about it. Despite her love of Frank, will she be able to keep her secret?

Fringe-S3x13-Bolivia and Frank

Flash to a public washroom where our evil scientist arrives and helps himself to at least one of the insects that are now crawling around on the floor after gorging their little selves on the insides of the poor victim. But these are no ordinary creepy crawlies. They are beetles that were thought to be extinct.

Fringe-S3x13-The evil bug scientist

Fringe-S3x13-Lots of bugs

Later, Fauxlivia discovers that the insects do not live outside the body for long. Turns out, after speaking to a bug expert, she learns that the beetles were exclusive to sheep. However in the alternate universe sheep had died out years ago.

Fringe-S3x13-The bug do not live long outside a body

We fade to Alt Walter Bishop (John Noble) also known as Walternate with the important title of Mr. Secretary. Seems he is responsible for some seriously twisted testing on human subjects. The subjects typically die within thirty minutes of administering of an injection of what is no doubt “alt cortexiphan”. Except one, the youngest subject does not die immediately. instead he has developed telekinetic abilities before succumbing.

Fringe-S3x13-Walternate see alt universe cortexiphan results

Alt Brandon (Ryan McDonald) recommends using children. Walternate refuses to use children in his experiments making him different than Walter in our universe who did use children in the Cortexiphan trials. This reveals that Walternate is not so bad after all.

Fringe-S3x13-Brandon tells Walternate about using children

Fringe-S3x13-Walternate say no to using children
We then meet a new character, a lab worker named Mona Foster (Julie McNiven, a wonderful actress recently seen in Stargate Universe as Ginn). Mona helps Bolivia and Alt Charlie learn more about the beetles that figure prominently in the story arc.

Fringe-S3x13-Julie McNiven as labd tech Mona Foster

Fringe-S3x13-Mona Foster with Bolivia and Charlie
Back to Fauxlivia who runs across Frank, helping out for the CDC. A very competent military woman, Alt Astrid (Jasika Nicole), at the Empire air ship port where the victim was discovered, suggests putting out a Fringe Alert regarding the beetle. Frank seems very impressed with her. Could Frank’s reaction to Alt-Astrid go somewhere in the future? It looks very possible.

Fringe-S3x13-Alt Astrid tells them what to do

More investigations follow when they discover that a scientist who’s whole life was wrapped up in this particular beetle went to pieces when the sheep that hosted it disappeared. There had been a symbiotic relationship between the sheep and the bugs. The scene ends when the next victim du jour, a data systems employee is shown dead in a crashed car.

Fringe-S3x13-Death in a car crash

Our evil scientist is named Dr. Armand Silva (Alon Aboutboul), who, had been speaking to the victim in a coffee shop, is catching the beetles in a plastic tub as they fall from the victim.

Fringe-S3x13-Dr Silva goes to work

It seems that Dr. Silva has discovered a much more convenient way to harvest his specimens as Agent Alt Charlie Francis (Kirk Acevedo) and Bolivia discover.

Fringe-S3x13-Alt Charlie and Bolivia investigate bugs

At least he isn’t using children. And the bugs making their way out of the victims are getting bigger. Another growing clue.

Fringe-S3x13-Alt The bugs get bigger
As Walternate struggles with feelings of doubt regarding past decisions with his mistress named Reiko (Joan Chen), he reaffirms that there are lines he won’t cross but others he will such as having a mistress.

Fringe-S3x13-Walternate-shares thoughts with Reiko

Fringe S3x13 Walternate has a mistress

Fringe-S3x13-Walternate-says-there-are-some-things

Fringe-S3x13-Walternate happy with his honey
We return to Fauxlivia and Frank who explains that Dr. Silva was working on a vaccine for the Avian flu. He was using the Skelter Beetles before the natural sheep hosts had all died out. So, now we have motive. Dr. Silva has altered the beetle’s host so he can complete his work.

But Frank has another surprise for Fauxlivia. He produces an engagement ring. His timing is, of course, terrible, but Olivia accepts anyway. Her reaction to Frank’s proposal suggests that she is not entirely sure about accepting. Frank seems to pick up on this and asks her, “seriously?” We know that she is not startled by the proposal, having been given advance notice by blabbermouth Agent Lee, so her reaction confirms that there is something else going on.

Fringe S3x13 The proposal

Fringe S3x13 The engagement ring

Fringe S3x13 A happy moment
Fauxlivia heads to a warehouse in Brooklyn. She and Agent Lee investigate. Lee gets himself locked into a freezer. On her own, and unaware she has lost her backup, she hears a noise. It’s a monkey in a cage that startles her. She slips, falls backward and knocks herself out among broken glass containers…full of the beetles.

Fringe S3x13 The deadly beetles surround Bolivia
Has she become infected? Fauxlivia wakes up in a chair, handcuffed. We see Dr. Silva has given Fauxlivia something to drink. Since the drink appears to be the way the previous victims have become infected, it appears that Fauxlivia is next.

Fringe S3x13 The drink of death?

Fringe S3x13 Is Bolivia nest

We learn from Dr. Silva that since the sheep have died out he has to sacrifice some humans for the greater good by using them as his subjects. Meanwhile, Fauxlivia’s partner escapes and calls the Fringe team in. Believing that Fauxlivia is infected, she is rushed to the hospital. Lee holds gun to Silva’s head. He’s ready to kill the scientist if he doesn’t save Fauxlivia.

Fringe S3x13 Agent Lee takes action to save Bolivia

In the ambulance, Frank is about to inject Olivia with an anti parasitic medication when they discover via ultrasound that she is not infected, she’s pregnant. It turns out that Dr. Silva is infected. He reacts badly as a beetle emerges from his neck. He manages to place the beetle, a queen, into a container before he dies.

Fringe S3x13 Dr Silva gives birth to the queen

Fringe S3x13 The queen emerges

Fringe S3x13 The queens new home
Once Fauxlivia is in hospital and we know she is safe and well, Frank comes by. Naturally, he is relieved that she and the baby are fine. However, we learn that Frank is not the father. He asks if Olivia loves the father. She doesn’t answer him. Poor Frank. His parting words, “You were going to marry me.” What is going on here?

Fringe S3x13 Bolivia tells Frank the father is Peter

Fringe S3x13 Frank is not happy with Bolivia

Why make the baby Peter’s? The answer is obvious. The writers needed a way to bring Peter back. We know he’s a good man. Once he knows he’s about to become a father, of course he will want to be involved. But will a baby be enough? Will Peter sacrifice his own world for a child?

Walter Bishop receives a phone call. There may be a way to bring Peter back from the other universe, giving us a clue to happenings in a future episode.

Fringe S3x13 Walternate gets a phone call

Walternate shows up at Olivia’s and tells her she is the mother of his future grandchild. Walternate has likely already figured out that Fauxlivia’s pregnancy could bring Peter back to this alternate universe. If it does happen, will grandfather Walternate be a great grandpa?

Fringe S3x13 Bolivia meets Grandpa Walternate

Fringe S3x13 Grandpa Walternate and Bolivia
Will we ever find out if Alternate Walter would make a good grandparent? After all, it’s possible that the baby won’t make it to term in the story line thanks to the lower numbers of Fringe watchers.

Fringe S3x13 Grandpa Walternate looks at Bolivia!

Fringe S3x13 Bolivia with Grandpa Walternate

Of note is that the live viewing ratings have dropped a little this week to 1.4 (as noted by TV By The Numbers). However, the DVR numbers for the series account for an additional percentage of viewings each week raising the rating to a 2.2. The problem is that DVR viewings are weighted lower because people often skip through the commercials that adversely affects the advertisers who actually pay for series such as Fringe .

Alternate Reality Fringe haters may be congratulating each other over their boycott of Alternate Fringe episodes. That is a pity. They missed a good episode this week. Maybe they will choose to illegally download the episode so that they are technically boycotting the show, but getting to watch it anyway – Let’s call it the “Buy (steal) Your Cake and Eat It Too” concept.

But here is a thought, if you want to kill the show, support illegal downloading and insist that your friends do not watch the Alternate Universe episodes. Do exactly the same stupid things that the Stargate Universe haters did – do everything you can to not watch the show who became so passionate about that the network decided to cancel the series completely. That will show them, will it not? Yeah right! (not).

A suggestion; if you want episodes written the way you think would meet your specific goals or desires, why not write your own Fan Fiction? Then your characters will be exactly the way you want them to be. Or, better yet, learn from the mistakes of a certain minority of Stargate fans, and do not mess up a good thing. I suggest you support Fringe and watch live. Thank you.

Our Universe's Fringe Season 3 Team

Fringe returns this FringeFriday, February 18, 2011 at 9 PM EST/PST. Be sure to watch live for the awesome all hell breaks loose episode “6B” to support a program that certainly deserves a fourth season. This is when Walternate apparently activates the doomsday device with the piece seen earlier in Immortality!

Fringe-S3x13-The device will be ready in a week!

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One thought on “Fringe Review Immortality Detailed Analysis Review with “6B” Sneak Peek!

  1. I’m soooo glad this one was yours! Lol I’m not scared of bugs, but I’m not a fan of them. 🙂 Fringtastic review! I enjoyed it immensely! 🙂 I also agree with you about supporting your favourite shows. The show must be embraced in it’s entirety to be fully supported to ensure it’s continued existence. I was deeply saddened by the loss to the Star Gate Franchise. Whether someone steals an episode or boycotts a particular show it affects us all irregardless. Thank you! 🙂

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