Fringe: Worlds Apart Review (Mania.com)
By:Kurt Anthony Krug
Review Date: Sunday, April 29, 2012
Before we get started, FOX announced that Fringe has been renewed for a fifth and final season of 13 episodes on April 26. That’s excellent news!!! WOOHOOO!!! Thank you, FOX, for doing the right thing. Maybe we’ll see a continuation of last week’s “Letters of Transit” episode.
David Robert Jones has enlisted several Cortexiphan alumni to help carry out his plan and destroying the two worlds and creating new ones. Throughout the episode, these people were seen standing at various points on Earth as earthquakes began.
Over There, Nick Lane (David Call) has a vision of these quakes. Walter (John Noble) realizes what Jones is doing and the Fringe teams of two worlds must team up. If they cannot stop Jones, they will have to destroy the bridge between the two worlds forever… Which they do as Peter (Joshua Jackson) shuts down the machine.
It was touching to see the Fringe team say goodbye to their doppelgangers, particularly the two Astrids (Jasika Nicole). Yes, it was just a small wave and a sad smile, but it spoke volumes. Then there were the two Olivias (Anna Torv), who admit their admiration for one another. The best scene of this episode was the moment shared by Walter and Walternate (also Noble) about their mutual concern about Peter potentially disappearing again once he accesses the machine. Quite a bonding moment between two people who were once bitter rivals. Noble pulled this scene off quite beautifully.
Even though they’re cut off from Over There, Jones still manages to wreak havoc, leading into next week’s 2-part SEASON (not series, but season) finale.
Mania Grade: B
TV Series: Fringe
Episode: Worlds Apart
Starring: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Jasika Nicole, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown
Written By: Graham Roland (story), Matt Pitts, Nicole Phillips
Directed By: Charles Beeson