December 3rd, 2010
04:55 PM ET
We've seen some pretty amazing episodes of "Fringe" - usually involving a twist ending of some kind. But Thursday night's episode stood head and shoulders above them all.
Picking up where we left of last week, Peter got a mysterious message on his phone from the real Olivia while he was in bed with "Bolivia" from the other world. After failing to recall a phrase Olivia said to Peter last season, "Bolivia" pulled a gun on him: "I failed the test, didn't I?"
We've been witnessing the evolution of Peter's character, and this week, we heard vengeful Peter tell "Bolivia," "I'm going to get answers. And if I find out you did anything to Olivia, then I'm going to kill you."
Then, when "Bolivia" was tracked down holding a woman hostage, Peter asked the woman what her daughter's name was. He shot her without flinching when she didn't answer, knowing she was a shape-shifter.
At the same time, we saw "alt-Boyles" pulling off an act of great heroism, rescuing the real Olivia, and helping her escape.
Lance Reddick, portraying both versions of Boyles, turned in an Emmy-worthy performance here - especially as "alt-Boyles" struggled over whether to do the right thing for Olivia after she saved his son the previous episode.
Despite the fact that Olivia is now safe and sound where she belongs, "Bolivia" and "Walter-nate" are still out there, and it seems like the war between worlds has only just begun.
I can't wait to see where the show goes from here. I hope its pending move to Fridays doesn't place it in danger of cancellation.
What did you think of "Fringe" last night? Do you agree the show is at the top of its game now? And how great was Riddick? Where would you like to see it go? Share your iReport recap, or comments below.
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