January 14th, 2012
10:57 AM ET
The first episode of "Fringe" for 2012 on Friday night was also one of the best episodes of the season.
Now that Peter is back (but obviously a man in the wrong universe), things have really revved up on the show (and just in time, as the possibility of another season is looking bleak).
Peter and Lincoln jumped into the parallel world, with two very different goals. Lincoln wanted to stop the shapeshifters (and Olivia believed, for good reason, that Walternate is behind them), while Peter just wanted to figure out how to get home.
It was interesting to note that the parallel world's version of Broyles is still alive, since Peter's disappearance was something of a "reset" button.
I've spoken more than once about John Noble and Anna Torv's perennial snubbing at the Emmys and Golden Globes. With this episode, Joshua Jackson made an excellent case to be nominated himself, especially Peter's scenes with his mother, and Walternate.
Speaking of Walternate, it seems he's not behind the shapeshifters. We saw an old face, David Robert Jones (Jared Harris, fresh from "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows"), and he looks to be the mastermind behind the attacks.
Back on "our side," Olivia got a visit from an Observer, who was shot in the chest. He delivered the news that in every possible future, she has to die. And then, he disappeared.
Did this week's episode make you more excited for the rest of the season? Do you think it deserves a fifth season? Share your view on iReport or comment below.
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