Fringe: Season 1, Episode 2

The Same Old Story (16 Sep. 2008)

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A woman gives birth to a baby which ages 80 years in just a few minutes and Olivia soon finds connection between the incident and a serial killer she had been chasing.

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The team investigates another phenomena that may be part of the pattern. In this case, a woman who claims not to be pregnant gives birth to full-term child and in the space of four hours, the newborn grows old and dies. Dr. Bishop had conducted some experiments in this field with a colleague that also involved the man's son. Meanwhile, some aspects of the case convince Agent Dunham that it's the work of a serial killer who has been sought by the FBI for many years. To solve the case, she must rely on Nina Sharp to provide the necessary technology. Written by garykmcd

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While attempting to lull himself to sleep at the end of the episode, Walter recites a sequence of numbers which is known as the Fibonacci series, where each number in the sequence is equal to the sum of the two preceding numbers: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8,13, 21, 34, 55, etc. The problem is, he skips 5. See more »

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The Same Old FRINGE
8 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Revisiting these Season 1 eps has solidified my love and support for the show. and this 2nd Episode was a great start. We are handed a bucket of conundrums in the Pilot, this ep get right into the grisly meat of what makes Fringe a great show.

It is as if, this team of people has been working together for years, the chemistry is that good. The cast of Fringe is probably the best ensemble ever assembled for network TV. But in reality this is NOT Network TV: This is Feature Quality Filmaking at it best. Each camera move, each gag, has been carefully thought out with love by a production team of basically young people, a production team who understands not only how to make good product, they also understand things like the angst of teenagers, the lure of sexual drive, the consequences of bad decisions and the need for self-protection.

It's all personifies here, in the character "Christopher" played by Derek Cecil, and his "father" Dr. Claus Penrose (Mark Blum). And as someone else stated, this is a level beyond the "Monster of the Week" kinds of shows that have been around lately - These two characters are intrinsically connected to Walter and his work.

This episode defines "The Pattern" and gives us a look forward into how these things are all interconnected. The more Walter works on these cases, the more he realises that HE is the cause of them. This is explored through the entire series, but it is put into place here, in this 1st "Procedural" episode.

Watching these 1st-Season Eps and comparing them to S4, there is NO drop in quality - The show is still made using the same care that was used in making these eps.


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