Tonight is the 2nd episode of Fringe and I have been waiting since last week. The flow and excitement from the first episode continue. Today’s episode starts with a guy and a prostitute. The prostitute was a trim girl. She is talking with the guy while he is in the restroom and preparing something and drawing liquid into a syringe. A minute or two later, she is screaming and the camera pans across her flat stomach and you see something moving inside. The guy starts to freak out, and she is screaming at the top of her lungs. He taker her to a hospital, but just drops her off. Next we see her being wheeled in on a gurney and she looks like she is about to give birth. She screams that she isn’t pregnant. Next thing you know you hear something akin to skin tearing. The baby is coming out. Next thing you know the nurses are screaming. Cut to after the break and we find that the baby has grown and died due to natural causes – the baby died of old age. In a matter of minutes, this baby grew to an old guy.
The case is somewhat known to Dr. Bishop (John Noble) and of course, son Peter (Joshua Jackson) is in tow. Agent Dunham (Anna Torv) is on the case and turns out they are looking for a guy that is stealing pituitary glands as he suffers from rapid aging. He needs the hormone from pituitary glands to stay alive. So he is a serial killer for the last several years with a string of deaths in the Boston area. How does this relate to Dr. Bishop? 25 years ago he was working on a theoretical way to “grow” humans, the problem was they couldn’t get the aging process to stop. The government asked Dr. Bishop to create an army of perfect soldiers.
Meanwhile Olivia questions her relationship with her FBI partner who died in the last episode and was somehow involved in what is being classified as “the pattern”.
So on a personal note, yet again, I continue to enjoy seeing this maturer Joshua Jackson… [smile]Filed under: Fringe, Personal Log, TV