Fringe: Season 2, Episode 20

Brown Betty (29 Apr. 2010)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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While Walter deals with some very upsetting news, he tells Olivia's niece, Ella, a fairy tale that includes musical performances by Olivia and Agent Broyles.

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While Walter deals with some very upsetting news, he tells Olivia's niece, Ella, a fairy tale that includes musical performances by Olivia and Agent Broyles. Written by FOX Publicity

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Michael Cerveris (Observer) and Lance Reddick (Broyles) both attended Yale and were in the elite drama program there. See more »

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When Peter and Olivia go to see Walter in the lab, the matchstick in Peter's mouth switches from left to right and back again between shots. See more »

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Peter Bishop: So what made you wanna be a detective?
Olivia Dunham: I don't know. Uh, I, Uh... I guess that I just always knew what it was I was meant to do.
Peter Bishop: And what's that?
Olivia Dunham: To care for people.
Olivia Dunham: Then who cares for you?
Olivia Dunham: [scoffs]
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Typically bad, but not the worst episode ever
2 May 2010 | by (SF Bay Area, CA) – See all my reviews

Sorry orizano, but giving this episode 9 out of 10 is just pure fanboyism.

Most musical episodes of normally non-musical shows are bad. This episode was no exception. It was neither a "character builder" nor something to advance the story arc much.

The only positives I can see from this episode was several appearances by Gene the cow, a cool looking prop (I won't spoil anything by saying what it is), and Olivia looking period lovely.

The negatives were many: the mixing of modern devices into the story require the repeated tired excuse of Walter's "imagination," Olivia (Anna Torv) is a pretty weak singer, the song choices were uninspired, the few amusing moments were unexceptional, and the plot was very muddled.

It was possibly not a complete throwaway episode, but I can't think of anything that one would miss by never seeing it.


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