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FRINGE: Unearthed

January 12, 2010 by  

I cannot believe that an entire month has gone by since I last posted something for Fringe! Let’s just say that something “suddenly came up” which caused me to miss the final two episodes of ’09. That, in addition to regular holiday madness, kept me from getting caught up until just last week. I’m definitely sorry to have missed hearing your thoughts on “Grey Matters”. It was by far one of my favorite episodes to date. Poor Walter and his stolen brain tissue!!! Feel free to discuss it below, but for now, let’s focus on tonight’s episode, “Unearthed”.

Welcome Back, Charlie
The plot involved a 17-year-old girl who comes out of a coma, only to be possessed by the spirit of a murder victim who is seeking vengeance against his wife (since she contracted his killer). I saw “The Exorcist” at much too young of an age and to say that I was completely terrified by it is an understatement. I’ve always found vomit spewing/head spinning/man talking little Linda Blair to be more frightening than Freddy Krueger, Jason, and Mike Myers combined. This possessed chick was no Linda Blair, but she was pretty darn creepy. Thankfully, with the help of Team Fringe, she was restored to a nice normal hormonal teenage girl by the end of the episode. It was a solid episode, complete with the nice balance of funny moments, gross moments, and eerie moments that we’ve come to expect.

The more intriguing thing to talk about is the presence of Charlie. In this episode, he’s alive and well and right back where he belongs. Since I’ve been a bit out of the TV loop for a few weeks, I missed the memo about this being a previously unaired episode from Season 1. So what was the point of airing it in the middle of Season 2? Were they just taking advantage of the special Monday post-House time slot to try to gain new viewers with an episode that was not heavy on the show’s mythology? Or was it thrown in to suggest that perhaps, in an alternate reality, Olivia and Charlie are still working side by side?

Have we seen the last of Charlie? Let me know what you think and be sure to pop back later in the week to discuss Thursday’s Season 2 (for real) episode).

P.S. For all you code crackers – tonight’s word was AVENGE.

Gretchen is a stay-at-home mom of two awesome little girls who has the good fortune of being married to a husband who is completely cool with her slightly out of control television addiction. During her precious few sleeping hours, Gretchen frequently finds herself ridding the world of pesky vampires and demons, as well as taking down fake secret branches of the CIA.


7 Responses to “FRINGE: Unearthed”

  1. Melissa on January 12th, 2010 9:20 am

    Did anyone notice the guy who killed Andrew Rusk’s name was Jake Sully? Just a funny coincidence that i wanted to point it out.

  2. KP on January 12th, 2010 1:26 pm

    I know I have seen the lady who played Lisa’s mother on last nights episode.. Does anyone know what her name is or what other show she was on?

  3. Lee on January 12th, 2010 5:11 pm

    KP, I can’t remember her name, but she was on Third Watch.

  4. Anna on January 12th, 2010 8:09 pm

    I thought it was really interesting that Charlie came back in this episode. I was confused, though, because if this episode was to maybe show what the alternate universe is like, wouldn’t Peter be gone? I think the only way that would work would be if we follow Walter’s hypothesis that there are infinitely many different universes and this is just one that we are seeing. I guess we’ll find out soon enough, I love your reviews of your episodes by the way.

  5. KP on January 12th, 2010 8:40 pm

    Lee thank you so very much!!!!! That was driving me crazy all day…. I can’t believe I forgot that. That was another of my favorite shows!!!

  6. Gretchen on January 13th, 2010 6:09 pm

    Thanks, Anna! As for your theory, I’m all for there being an infinite number of universes as Walter suggested — I just hope that they stick to exploring just the two for now or these recaps are going to start making less and less sense!

  7. Kimber on January 13th, 2010 11:07 pm

    I, too, was confused by the presence of Charlie. He showed up on screen, and for a second I thought, ‘wait, who is that guy? I know him!’ I’ve missed Charlie, and I’m still ticked that he’s gone, so it nice to have him back here.

    And Gretchen, I also missed the memo about this being an unaired S1 episode. Say what? With the presence of Charlie, I just thought it may have been an aired-out-of-order S2 episode that was kicking around. Afterall, Fox *did* market it as ‘new Fringe, new night’, right? Or was it ‘special Fringe, special night’? I’m confused. I honestly thought it was moving to Mondays and I was upset!

    Either way – it was a good episode. The teenage girl was extra creepy when she was the psychopathic military guy. Gave me shivers! And since you mentioned it, I LOVED Grey Matters! It was one of my favourite episodes too. Poor kidnapped Walter and his dead brain tissue. It was touching to see him and Peter, and the decision that Olivia made to save her friend. Yay for the return of Fringe!