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‘What Did I Say??”
Friday’s Furious FRINGE 4.3!!

Published at: Oct. 7, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST

I am – Hercules!!

I’m not certain, but I believe tonight’s installment of “Fringe” may be the first written by David “Furious” Fury, he of “Buffy,” “Angel,” “Lost” and “24” fame.

Fox says of “Alone in the World”:

 

When two 12-year-old kids bully another boy, they are found dead and in just hours after dying their bodies are shockingly in an advanced state of decomposition. As the Fringe team investigates the mysterious case, they uncover an amorphous figure claiming more victims. Meanwhile, Walter becomes increasingly distracted by his hallucinations.

9 p.m. Friday. Fox. 

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  • Oct. 7, 2011, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Holy shit! David Fury?!

    by HoboCode

    He's writing for Fringe now! How did that one escape me? Look forward to this one!

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 2:30 p.m. CST

    uhhh...where the fuck is everyone.

    by HoboCode

    first....i guess

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 2:41 p.m. CST

    they gave up on fringe hobocode

    by itrainmonkeys

    i've enjoyed the first two episodes but I'd like to see where the main arc with peter is going. or at least get me some more observer backstory.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Gave. Up. On. This. Crap.

    by Lucidz

    And from the looks of the talkback so did everyone else. P U. I didn't even finish last season. This show didn't jump the shark, it went into orbit over the shark.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Confirmed by DeKnight on Twitter

    by buffywrestling

    It is Fury 1st ep.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 2:44 p.m. CST

    lucidz - the show got amazing last season

    by itrainmonkeys

    the dimension .vs. dimension plot with people kidnapping and crossing over.....I really enjoyed it.

  • Finding out you're a seiral killer in the other world ain't no picnic either.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Peter - Walter

    by GlyphGuy

    At some point, I think Walter is going to calm down and not freak out every time he hears/feels Peter. When that happens, I think Peter will explain what has happened and help Walter find a way to reintegrate Peter into the timeline or go back or something.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 3:04 p.m. CST

    they need to stop putting two anna torvs in the same shot

    by itrainmonkeys

    one is always clearly green screen and not there. if it was harder to tell then keep doing it.....but there were two or three times where it looked obviously like Olivia, Lincoln, and a weird green screen olivia were there

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 3:04 p.m. CST

    season is off to a slow start

    by Titus05

    the whole Peter being erased from existence story has not paid off yet and has runied the remaining characters...hopefully they can go back to the original timeline soon as this might be the beginning of the end...the ratings are the lowest they have even been for the show even the standalone stories aren't as interesting so far...I think the writers ran out of ideas after deciding to erase Peter and are now making it up as they go along

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 3:07 p.m. CST

    =two anna torvs in the same shot=

    by KilliK

    perfect.now make them both naked,kissing and touching each other and i can die a happy man.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 3:20 p.m. CST

    The 2 Anna's

    by Extr3m1st

    Look fine in the same shot, stop the complaining already. It is freaking TV, of course it is not going to be perfectly done. Looks fine to me as compared to other situations when 2 of the same person has graced my tv screen.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    itrainmonkeys

    by smackfu

    Just a quick heads up, but the reason it looked like one of them was green screened and not really there...is because one of them was green screened and not really there. IMO it is a clever alternative to actually cloning and growing a second Anna Torv, and teaching her how to speak, act, and use toilet facilities all in the span of a week. Once you've digested this revelation, we need to sit down and have a talk about WWE wrestling.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Last season was so much better

    by textual

    Missing Peter isn't that compelling. I think Fringe peaked last season around Olivia's escape from Earth 2. They didn't seem to know what to do after that. A lot of plot threads went nowhere (miracle baby, Peter killing shape shifters, Walter getting better, William Bell coming back, Sam Weiss, etc.)

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 3:47 p.m. CST

    They need a new Earth to drive the story

    by Freddy

    All those ham-handed references to the missing Peter are getting on everyone's nerves. We like the character, but get on with the fucking story already. How bout an Earth where the First People are still around? And, you know, like, evil?

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Criticism

    by GlyphGuy

    Is placing negative criticism on a show that most of us would agree is the best thing since sliced bread cool? I disagree. It is not cool. I understand criticism of plot holes and what not, but until the story has played out, you're only hurting yourself if you give up on the show or try to make others think that this show is not good enough for you. If I could, I would green screen all of you right out of AICN and replace you with the second coming of Beavis and Butthead. While not great TV, at least I can get a chuckle out of them.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 3:56 p.m. CST

    glyphguy- only the idiots are bailing on this show now

    by Michael Lunney

    You are correct. Sounds like a lot of the people posting here are morons who don't get subtlety, let alone superior genre storytelling.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 3:57 p.m. CST

    smackfu - i know that she was actually green screened

    by itrainmonkeys

    if you notice, my original post points out my problem being that it's "clearly" green screened and "obvious" in a way that pulls me out of it. I even say that if they could figure a way out to make it look better than go for it but as it is now it just looks cheap...like the shots on the boat in CW's Ringer. I appreciate you trying to be a smartass and make me look stupid. But my problem hasn't been that one of them is green screened in.....it's that it looks so bad.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 3:59 p.m. CST

    but WWE is real

    by itrainmonkeys

    John Cena told me so on twitter.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Lucidz, Jumped the shark?

    by Martin Hogg

    Sorry, dont mean to start arguments, but jumping the shark to me, means that a show has strayed so far from its original premise, that it has become a joke. How has Fringe done this? Please explain that to me. Seriousley, i want to know. Again, not trying to be arsey. No pressure.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Last week was pretty good

    by ides

    Though when Broyles made the comment about some souls leaving an "indelible mark," or something to that effect, I cringed as hard as humanly possible. Last season lost wasn't terribly focused past the midway point (I'm looking at you, soul magnets), but it's still a quality show, and the pieces that are still in play hold a lot of promise.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 5:27 p.m. CST

    '[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[;#

    by Martin Hogg

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 5:38 p.m. CST

    blagwedge - I don't mind responding

    by Lucidz

    The original story, as I saw it, had Olivia being able to disarm bombs with her mind. The observers had a cool mysterious backstory (not lame and a cop out). Olivia was supposed to be so cool and special because of her cortexifan (sp?) injections. And... How'd that all turn out? I Haven't seen her do anything impressive since season 1. Pacey seems to have gotten all the cool stuff, and then they microwaved him off. I also assumed walter would get better, not worse and nuttier. IMO its become a parody of itself. And i watched most of last season. I want to say I stopped with aobut 4 episodes left to go. Never knew the other Olivia was a serial killer though. And the love triangle crap? Mother of god. Why.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 5:59 p.m. CST

    I like it but what's the point of the show now?

    by tangcameo

    Didn't Peter kind of stop the two worlds from smashing into each other? Sure we're playing Where's Peter now but what's the driving force of the show now? Are the two world's still collapsing into each other? Are those new shapeshifters a sign of yest ANOTHER alternate universe and more holes that Walter poked in more universes. We've seen at least three observers, maybe there is one for each universe? Maybe there are only twelve universes if we're to go by the names of the Observers?

  • As for those of you who've given up on this show ... No one gives fuck.

  • And the episode before it (the series premiere) as well. That's what makes Fringe so special--this is REAL landmark television. We've gone beyond The X-Files, even beyond original Star Trek with just just how amazing this show can be. And Lost? No one even cares. Lost should have been what Fringe has become. Lost teased us with another world that was nothing but a Capraesque fantasyland that was so boring and perplexingly stupid that it killed every bit of story and character development that had come before it. But Fringe has taken the idea of another Earth, an alternate world with an alternate reality existing in another dimension, and cemented it as both threat and savior. I suppose we could even say that Fringe's writers have taken ideas used by DC Comics over the last century with their infinite Earths and gone totally batshit awesome with it. And what a fucking risk that is to take on network television. My God. How this series has survived for four seasons is beyond belief. That's what makes Fringe the best show on network television right now. And one of the best all time.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 7:02 p.m. CST

    I'm still in it to win it! Fringe & Person of Interest...

    by Cheif Brody

    are the only 2 hour-long network dramas I can stomach right now. <p> Less Peter = MORE Walter. Everyone wins there. Noble is still killing it...and the writing is staying very sharp. Still waiting for Nina to show up...and Alt-Charlie...'cept he's now on NBC's Prime Suspect. Maybe he'll be back in a coupla weeks when Suspect gets the axe. <p> Whoever created Person of Interest is a HUGE fan of Lee Child's "Jack Reacher" novels. Jim Caviezel's character is named John Reese....but it may have well as been Jack Reacher. So, fuckin sick they handed that movie role to Tommy Cruise. Caviezel is NAILING it. Emerson can do no wrong in my book.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by adml_shake

    Didn't see that ending coming. How has John Noble not won anything for his role?

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Noble nails it again

    by altoandando

    seriously, is there anything the man cannot do? his Aussie accent slipped in on one word though: "yester-DAI". that was great television. bravo.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 11:14 p.m. CST

    I haven't given up

    by ThrowMeTheIdol

    But this was a meh episode. Not really bad just simplistic and anvil clanging. Next week looks good though.

  • Oct. 7, 2011, 11:28 p.m. CST

    The sad thing is Noble would win the Emmy

    by In Action Man Reborn Requiem

    if he was on some shitty CBS forensic procedural playing essentially the same role. The TV and Movie academies have never had much respect for the sci-fi and fantasy genres. This episode was one of the weaker ones of the entire series. Bring back David Robert Jones. If Alt-Broyles can be alive then DRJ can certainly make a comeback. Jared Harris should be able to find the time. I think Sherlock Holmes II has wrapped and he is part of a large ensemble on Mad Men.

  • Hmm?

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Man such an awesome episode!

    by room23storeblogspotcom

    I love how the case always parallels whats going on in a particular characters life.

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Wow

    by Supershadow

    Hands down, the best show in TV, and tonight's episode rocked!

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 2:37 a.m. CST

    Suck it, haters! Fringe is superb

    by heroic_duo

    Noble and Torv are among the best actors working these days. I love me some Fringe!

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 4:12 a.m. CST

    When will this fucking shit get canceled?

    by AsimovLives

    Yes, Fringe is great, if you love your entertaiment shitty and moronic. Anna Torv deserves much better, and so does the rest of the cast.

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 6:27 a.m. CST

    Fringe is just better without Peter

    by FrodoFraggins

    Right now they are down to standalone stories and I don't find myself annoyed because Peter isn't there to annoy me. He'll be back soon, but I'm enjoying it while it lasts. I'm not looking forward to all the time devoted to his romance with Olivia. His scenes with Walter help make up for it a bit though.

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Person Of Interest is indeed awesome

    by Ninja Nerd

    About halfway through "61 Hours" by Lee Child and I agree...POI does resonate that Jack Reacher vibe. Love the scene this week where he headbutts the banker! Definitely a Reacher solution. And last week's Fringe got elevated to do not delete status on the DVR; better than most movies.

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 9:13 a.m. CST

    so now they're backtracking on

    by JAMF

    the observer's reveal that 'peter never existed, they dont remember him' by having it said that peter died. so presumably both peter's died from the childhood illness right? then both walter's will still remember him...

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Both Peter's Died as Kids!!

    by GlyphGuy

    Sweet Jesus people, that episode didn't throw a ton of new backstory at us, but if you even half paid attention, you would have overheard Walter telling the little boy Aaron (sp?) that his son Peter died of a disease he found a cure for only too late. He then created a bridge between an alternate universe where he was able to bring the other Peter back with him to cure him, only the bridge was on a frozen lake that broke and the other Peter drowned when they came back over. Obviously Aaron wondered why he isn't on his way back to a mental hospital. Next week looks really good in a Peter-Poltergiest kind of way.

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 11:14 a.m. CST

    it was never that Peter never existed...

    by Gordon Bombay

    It was that things were re-written that he never grew into a man. So, he died as a boy in both universes in the new timeline. I think the show has been consistant with this from the beginning.

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 1:11 p.m. CST

    headbooter...Just finished "61 Hours"!

    by Cheif Brody

    Awesome read...and, yes, thought the same thing when Caviezel headbutted the banker! <p> Typical Reacher. <p> Last night's Fringe rocked. Not a big fan of "kid centric" storylines...but it was necessary, I suppose, to co-relate to Peter's failure at the frozen lake in this fractured timeline. <p> I did notice that Dunham had that sketch of Peter up when she was doing her face recognition scan at the mid-point of the ep...but I assumed Walter had already given her a description of the man he had been seeing in the reflections. I had no idea she had been seeing Peter, too...only in her dreams. <p> At least Nina got a mention in this episode! Man, Blair Brown & Josh Jackson are pullin a pretty good salary for doing nothing! Next week's episode looks really fucking good.

  • Well fucking done, Fringe.

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 4:22 p.m. CST

    i'm sorry gordon but

    by JAMF

    how could they? he never existed. he served his purpose.

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 4:23 p.m. CST

    my post just got chopped up

    by JAMF

    anyway they said the above, which is different to both peter's being born then dying, but whatever...

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 4:59 p.m. CST

    i'm perfectly sane

    by indyflip

    ...absolutely hilarious and terrifying. Also, did Peter just go Dr. Manhattan on us? Is he going to be all non-corporeal for a bit, then un-humpty-dumpty himself and go blue man with his peen flapping in the wind?

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Pretty amazing episode this week.

    by thedottedlion

    I'm a fan, though I have other things to do on Fridays, so Fringe is usually watched first thing Saturday morning. I find myself cherishing every little thing about each episode now that it is facing what I see as imminent cancellation as it has been sent to the Friday death slot. I loved Walter and Olivia's final scene in this episode. It's not often that this show makes me shed a tear, but that mutual sense of loss and hopelessness between them... that did it. I absolutely love this show.

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 6:31 p.m. CST

    I was skeptical about this season...

    by I Hope You Die

    I thought they'd gone too far by erasing Peter from existence. But it's shaping up to be the best season. I know AICN is full of haters who think everything sucks - especially, for some reason, anything that has a female lead - but this show is fucking amazing. Pay some fucking attention to the subtle changes in the characters and the time line with Peter missing and marvel at Torv's ability to convey how her character has changed and the writers' abilities to explore the changes in the relationships between the characters due to the absence of Peter. It's fucking masterful. Plus they're so good at thematically tying the sub stories into the larger plot now. I never feel like I'm watching filler. Kudos to them for having the balls to explore the Peter-free timeline without resolving it too soon either. Good stuff.

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 8:51 p.m. CST

    i hope you die:

    by GlyphGuy

    You are totally on point. I said about last week's episode that they are doing a shit ton of Peter without Peter at all. They had Broyles comment to Olivia about the indelible mark some people leave on your soul. They also had a conversation where Astrid wanted to see Olivia hook up with Lincoln to no avail and she told Olivia she doesn't think her type exists. This is the stuff that makes this show amazing. They have these ridiculous story lines that are awesome sci-fi yet still find a way to make the subtle details that are these peoples' normal lives connect to the bigger picture every step of the way.

  • Oct. 8, 2011, 9:19 p.m. CST

    thedottedlion

    by proevad

    Awesome. I'm not the only pussy who teared up. Thank Christ.

  • Oct. 9, 2011, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Remember back

    by kingoflight

    When there was that book and it was saying there was a war coming then there was parts of the machine and then none of it was ever followed up to any extent and all and got assembled without us.... fucking cunts. It would have been better if the fringe events were trigged by parts of the machine then it would have tied in the strange events with the main plot.. i mean what the fuck did this spore shit come from what's got to do with fringe, send in a fungal expert. We are rolling up to episode 4 with no plot progression .... looking like the last season of fringe to me.

  • Oct. 9, 2011, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Well said Kingoflight and DarkPassenger

    by Gezoes

    Dito here. I like Fringe a lot too. But the only thing keeping Fringe up at the moment are the three Peter-minutes + John Noble at the end of each episode. New season is pretty boring.

  • Oct. 13, 2011, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Alt Universe = Some of TV's best storytelling. (Period!)

    by GBH

    There were moments last season that kind of started to shine, but last weeks episode with the guy who was a college professor on one side and serial killer on the other was excellent writing. This moldy growth episode was by far not great and they could stick with the different what-ifs from universe to universe and that in itself could be the rest of the show and I would be happy. Hell that could be a new show altogether and that would be for some good storytelling, even without having any weekly sci-fi crap flung in.