Fringe: Season 1, Episode 10

Safe (2 Dec. 2008)

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After a series of mysterious bank robberies, a suspect is found embedded into a wall, causing Walter to realize that they have not only found a way to literally walk through walls, but are looking for something he's made in the past.

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After a series of mysterious bank robberies, a suspect is found embedded into a wall, causing Walter to realize that they have not only found a way to literally walk through walls, but are looking for something he's made in the past.

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Most "out there" episode to date and sets up well for the next chapter in the Fringe series.
2 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A group of bank robbers led by Loeb attempt to rob a bank with a teleportation device, they retrieve the money but one of their own is too late to pass through the wall, he is left and shot in the head by Loeb. Hours later the Fringe team investigates the scene of the crime. They are pretty stunned as to how that man ended up in such a predicament however there is something about him that catches Olivia's attention, she knows him and claims they were in the marines together. She has seen his wife and has been to his house before. His enemies Raoul. Olivia goes to Raoul's house to ask a few questions, apparently they have been divorced for quite some time but what surprises Olivia more is that she doesn't know who Olivia is and claims that Olivia never stepped one foot into her house before. Olivia recalls a night of celebration where the three of them were having dinner, she claims the only other person with her and Raoul was John Scott, Olivia's dead boyfriend. Olivia quickly comes to the conclusion that while John may be out of her thought process, just maybe, his memories still lurk inside of her skull, this even stuns Dr. Bishop, who hasn't a theory on this event. Speaking of John Scott, Massive Dynamic has his body, apparently, and are studying his Brain waves and his memories very carefully, somehow they discover a connection between his mind and Olivia's, as if we didn't already know. Walter does some experiments with magnetics with Peter that show a potential risk of radiation growing in the robbers in a matter of days. With John Scott's memory Olivia is able to find a bar tender in Cambridge that is connected somehow to Raoul. Olivia takes Peter with her to Cambride and go undercover as brother and sister. They have a few drinks and both she and Peter connect more as they play a few card games that show off their talents. Olivia's includes numbers, she can memorize every number she first sees, and keeps a distinctive memory about that number that even includes her locker combination in school. Coincidently it is the same number that Walter has on the boxes of tools he uses, and the same number that he seems to repeat every night to help him fall asleep. Peter quickly notices and takes Olivia to Walter. They then connect the clues and later on they figure out that the number combination has something to do with the robbery's next stop, and according to Walter it is the same number eh used to bring himself to the 1930's with his own time machine he built from scratch so that he could bring a doctor to help Peter with his kidney disease when he was but a child. Later after a failed robbery attempt one of the robbers is captured by Olivia and Charlie. The robber is taken down into an interrogation room where Peter confronts him, the robbery then starts to feel the effects of the radiation. At one point it is reveled that both Mr. Jones( From the episode "In Which We Meet Mr. Jones") and Loeb are in this together.

Okay, if you know all my previous Fringe episode reviews you'll get the idea that I'm right now going to have this "there's a nice twist at the end but I won't tell" bit at the end of my own synopsis. Well tonight I think I will share some spoilers for you, just did a few sentences above, and here's another huge spoiler...

...As Loeb and his team get dressed up and are about to head into their next heist Olivia shows up, after learning their next target area, and gets shot in the back of her leg( I think, it was anywhere but upper) by Loeb's extra pals dressed in black and traveling in black vans. They take Olivia into the back of one of the cars and after debating up his only communicating pal at the mental institution in Germany Mr. Jones uses a device that teleports him to Loeb's destination. Now their plan is in action. Mad and determined, Broyles calls up Nina Sharp of Massive Dynamic and asks of the location of Oliva Dunham, she has not a clue of Olivia's location and like Broyles shares a similar concern for her.

I liked this episode a lot, sure a lot of it was "out there" like the time machine bit and the teleportation bit but I thought it was a lot better than last week's episode, which left me in disappoint.

This episode revels more on Peter's past and Walter's care for him. Also shows the care of Nina Sharp and Agent Broyles. The character of Mitchell Lorb remains only static at the moment, nothing new about him here. Mr. Jones is also static here, but there is plot development for him.

One thing that I was disappointed with was the lack of Peter and Olivia's discussion, it could've set a lot up for some possible romantic hints for their relationship as partners( Yes, I am a Peter/Olivia ship supporter, and I don't regret it).

I'm pretty sad that there won't be a new episode till January, I need to know the continuation now.

Great episode.

8/10.

Till we meet again, "Fringies" or "Fringe fans" or whatever the nickname is for fans of Fringe...


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