Fringe Wallflower S04E07 (Fox)

Fringe intertitle, image via Wikipedia
Fringe intertitle, image via Wikipedia

It’s fitting that this show will premiere on Fox, since this was the network of the X-Files. Fringe has got much in common with the X-Files, yet it is different. Fringe is the latest show of wunderkind J.J. Abrams. Like most new shows, the pilot was leaked on the internet a few weeks ago.

Just like a few other shows, like True Blood, I’m happily surprised by Fringe. The production values are great and I’m enjoying it a lot. A lot of money has been pumped into this show, and it just looks fabulous. The protagonists are also an interesting bunch. There isn’t much more that we learn of the Pattern, but Massive Dynamics is most definitely deeply connected with those events, even though they aren’t sharing their information with Agent Dunham.

I think that this show takes a few common elements from Alias, especially for all the things that concerned the mystic scholar Milo Rambaldi. The same kind of esoteric science is involved in this show. It’s done very well. I’d actually like to see this type of mystic science have more of an impact on the show. It would suit the show very well. A bit of the supernatural wouldn’t be bad either.

Warning: spoilers ahead

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Fringe is one of the best shows on TV right now. It’s getting better and better, and I like it maybe a bit more than X-Files. Why? There are less filler episodes. Most episodes deal with the mythology of the show.

Nina Sharpe is up to her old tricks with Olivia. Peter is setting up his research lab in his new home. Fringe Division investigates an invisible man, which makes Olivia wonder how her colleagues deal with the Fringe events. Lee has trouble with them as does Astrid. It’s never been a problem for Olivia, so she thinks that she’s abnormal.

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The code for this week is DAVID.

Olivia opens her medicine cabinet and takes some pills. She gets a refill. It’s the middle of the night. Olivia walks home and comes across Lee in a diner.

Lee hasn’t slept since he arrived in Boston. If that were true, he should be dead or crazy. He used to sleep like a baby. It started when he became aware of the Fringe events.

Some dude feels like he’s being followed. He calls his wife but then arrives home. He’s assaulted in the atrium of his apartment building. The cops see a ghostly figure trying to escape. It’s like the person had a camouflage field around them, making them invisible, kind of like the Predator. One of the cops empties his magazine in its direction. He might have hit it, because I saw it stumbling out.

Peter has got a chaperone while he does his shopping. He’s not too happy about it. The chaperone has got instructions to limit his interactions with civilians.

Fringe Division arrives at their next case. Walter thinks that the deceased that he died of fright because his hair is all white. His eyes have gone red. He looks like an albino.

After talking to the cops and coaxing out the truth, Lee finds a shard of glass with some blood on it.

Some guy wakes up in a tank of water. It kind of reminds me of a bacta tank from Star Wars, but it’s just a big tub.

We see a creepy guy in a hotel. He’s the one who starts to fade from view.

There have been three bodies like this. The police thought that the victims had albinism. Walter discovers chromatophores on the body, these are cells that allows the displacement of pigment in certain animals, such as octopi.

The blood sample yields a result. He was a baby boy named Bryant. He died 4 days after he was born. The kid died from complications of his genetic abnormality. The kid has extreme light sensitivity. The nurse thought that she heard the kid cry when they carried him out. Cyprox incorporated took his body away. Dunham knows the company. Cyprox was a subsidiary of Kelvin Genetics, the company which became Massive Dynamic. They go see Nina Sharpe.

Nina confirms the suspicions. Cyprox took the kid to experiment on. Chromatophores were implanted into his skin, which offset his condition. The child survived. There was a fire in the lab 10 years ago. That was the first time that they learned of Eugene, short for UGEN, unknown genetic disorder. They assumed that he died.

The creepy guy follows a hottie back to her apartment. He watches her. When she discovers rose petals all over her bed, he leaves the apartment.

Dunham thinks that Eugene is stealing people’s pigments in order to become visible. Walter thinks that this is possible.

Leprechauns are possible.

Eugene steals some more pigments from some guy who was flirting with his girl.

Walter thinks that Eugene is dying. What was done to him allowed him to live, but whatever he’s doing now is going to kill him, because he’s reverting to what he was when he was born.

They are called to the next crime scene. The dogs pick up Eugene’s scent. He’s still in the building. They lock the building down and use UV lights. Walter demonstrated that UV lights work to find the invisible man.

Dunham falls through a floor. Eugene saves her but grabs her gun. Dunham tries to tell him that what he’s doing to himself is killing him. They find Dunham and go after him. She told him about Walter. He got away. We see him get out of the building. The dogs bark, but he’s smart enough to leave in the crowd.

They discover Eugene hideaway. He was living in the subbasement. They find some equipment as well as the tub. He’s got items from the residents.

Eugene meets Julie, the hottie he’s fallen for in the elevator. Then he dies of light poisoning.

Olivia tells Nina that they found his body.

Someone gases Olivia. They are surveilling her with cameras. They inject her with Cortexiphan in the neck. It’s Nina Sharpe. She’s been having migraines since the trials restarted. We don’t know why.

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