Why am I up after less than 6 hours of sleep? I was perfectly comfortable, the temperature was good, the air wasn't too dry, and no one made any noise. I think the only reason it could possibly be is the Fringe season 5 premiere last night. I just keep thinking about it. "Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11" is a brilliant episode of a brilliant show. As is always the case, it was more than I expected. I won't go into details, mainly because I would have to watch it again right now to give them to you and I don't have the time. I just wanted to share a few highlights. For a proper recap, check out TVLine.
- Olivia and Peter talking about losing Etta and how they split up. Olivia left for New York to save the world, while Peter stayed in Boston to continue searching for the "perfect little soul" they made.
- Walter being tortured. That was torture to watch. I hate when Walter is hurt. But it was another showcase of John Noble's endless talent.
- A bloodied Walter asking "Afro" if she has any music (he's still there!) and Astrid smiling at that.
- Wrenching use of Yazoo's "Only You" and another beautiful performance by Noble. All he did was sit in a car, listen to music (rare in this new world), and cry. There was an added "awww" factor when I saw his pulse. And as soon as the song started I thought of when it was used in Ashes to Ashes. Sadly, though, I can't remember what scene.
If you've never seen Fringe, now is a great time to, but from the pilot. The relationships in this show and all the characters have been through are the core, so you just cannot start with the final season. You'll ruin it for yourself if you do.
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Ooh, I wonder if #TheyAreHere trended on Twitter last night.