This episode gives us more of Walter, clearly the show’s most popular character, and a monster on the loose, one of the show’s more visually interesting creations.

Title: “Unleashed”

Cast and Crew

Director: Brad Anderson
Writers: Zack Whedon, J.R. Orci

Anna Torv as Olivia Dunham
Joshua Jackson as Peter Bishop
John Noble as Dr. Walter Bishop
Jaskika Nicole as Astrid Farnsworth
Ari Graynor as Rachel Dunham

High Point

What I saw of this episode made effective use of Walter without having his eccentricities overtake the episode. It’s not terribly original to have a monster on the loose, or a a monster for which someone feels responsible, but the show used these familiar premises well. Remember all of those Outer Limits TOS “bears,” you old-timers?

Low Point

I finally decide to give this show another chance, and learn…. Is this happening in your area, too? Freakin’ American Idol Future Has-Been runs overtime, again, into the next hour, pushing back the start of Fringe. I assume it is not on, or it has been moved to ten, or…. something. I return to work, only to discover half an hour later that the show is on.

This has happened at least twice now. If you want to watch or record Fringe (or even American Idol), keep this in mind.

How’d you feel about this week’s episode?