Fringe (2011) – Neither Here Nor There, and One Night in October

Season four of Fringe, Neither Here Nor There, debuted on 23 September, 2011 and was written by J.H. Wyman and Jeff Pinkner from a story they developed alongside Akiva Goldsman. Watch for a glimpse of guest actor Joe Flannigan of Stargate: Atlantis fame!

An uneasy alliance exists between the two universes, but Peter (Joshua Jackson) is gone (but what’s that figure that flickers in and out of existence?) and a new threat seems to be rising, as Olivia (Anna Torv), Walter (John Noble) and Astrid (Jasika Nicole) get called into a case that seems to bring a new type of shapeshifter.

Is Walter-nate behind it? Or is there something else?

Through it all the Observer (Michael Cerveris) seems to have a strange assignment, to erase someone from history, but can’t seem to do it.

Everyone is just a little different because Peter was never around. Olivia is still working Fringe, but it is only her, Walter and Astrid. But Lincoln Lee (Seth Gabel), the FBI agent, shows up, though none of them recall that they had met before (Peter’s disappearance has had repercussions across the universe) and leverages his way into the case.

Walter knows something is amiss, though Olivia thinks it’s just the agreement to work with the other universe, even the Observer notes that somehow Peter is still having an effect on the world, even if he doesn’t exist anymore.

The season launches impressively, and even with the ‘previously on Fringe’ prologue, there is a lot going on here. You can’t simply jump into this show now, you may have to know who’s who and what universe they are from and their history.

Can’t wait to see where the season goes!

One Night in October was written by Alison Schapker and Monica Owusu-Breen and debuted on 30 September, 2011.

Olivia gets called in on a case, but it’s a case on the other side, and she is less than thrilled to be interacting with Fauxlivia. It seems there are a number of murders that have the bodies freezing from the inside out.

The case requires Olivia to interview John McClennan (John Pyper-Ferguson) a professor who teaches forensics sciences with a leaning towards investigating serial killers. She’s interviewing him, and bringing him with her to the other side, because in the other universe, McClennan is the serial killer.

And McClennan’s way of killing people, and seeing their happiest memories… more than a little unnerving.

Fauxlivia is determined to run the investigation her way, and this causes some grief between them, and when McClennan learns what is really going on, he escapes Fringe custody and hunts his other self down, but can he save himself, or will he become the next victim?

And while this is going on, Walter is playing very loud music in an effort to drown out the voice of someone calling him, a person he’s seen reflected in the television, and we’ve seen flicker in and out of existence… Peter is trying to reach his father.

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