Fringe once again proves what an amazing series it can be. Four episodes into the new season and I could not be more excited. Why? Because for the first time ever on this show, there are high stakes and suspense that carries on from one episode to the next and further on. It's nice to finally see no fillers, even if some of the crazy science that happens in fillers are somewhat interesting. However, viewers can now have more emotional investment on the characters than ever before. Sure, some may find the alternate Olivia frustrating and wish for the original one to just return already, but doesn't that make a show more captivating? What happened to built up excitement and attention spans? Fringe is at long last one of those shows that has that feel of commitment that can hold you at the edge of your seat and make you beg for more.
I only have one complaint, and it's not directed at this episode at all. Fringe is losing viewers when it really shouldn't. I mean seriously, awesome casting, intense storyline, dare-to-be-different attitude, what else could you ask for? It may seem like I am just some hopeless fan blabbering on about how brilliant Fringe is...and on some levels that may be true, but Fringe is definitely underrated. People don't watch it on it's appropriate time and so, ratings for the third season are taking a toll. Now, it couldn't be so much as a problem with the time slot, since last year there wasn't such a danger of cancellation, so what happened? For those who simply cannot watch the back-and-forth between the two universes, please hang in there, it is only for half the season, so just roughly 6 more episodes. Whatever the case, Fringe needs more viewers, old and new. Don't let this show die like Firefly, or any other show you may have once loved, but was ultimately cut short before it reached full potential.