Fringe Discussion: “Fracture”

The War in Iraq has explosive consequences in this episode, which features some better-than-average performances by supporting players and mixed performances from the regular cast. We also see clues that tie the Observer to the invaders– and to Fringe‘s resident mad scientist.

Overall, would you say this a Quality episode?

Incidentally, the first season can be purchased now on DVD and Blu-Ray.

4 replies on “Fringe Discussion: “Fracture””

  1. Fez says:

    I thought it was good that not only was it not something Walter cooked up, but it also connected to The Pattern in some way, even if it was the motive that did the connecting and not the means.

    Though the “frequency” part sort of baffled… If it was a simple matter of broadcasting on such a specific frequency to disrupt electronics and other devices, don’t you think that would have already been discovered by now?

    They could have come up with a more imaginative trigger.

  2. Fozzy_Bear says:

    Agree about the trigger… And on the topic; who do you go about jamming a signal without transmitting on that freq??? Either way, that was clearly a weak point.

    But, I’d like to comment about the “tie the observer to the pattern” bit…

    We’ve always known that he was aware of the pattern (and, in fact OBSERVING it; thus the name); but because some lone-wolf Colonel thinks that people working for him(the observer) are working for the pattern, doesn’t make it so. It just means that the colonel assumes that everybody who knows about the pattern (and show up when pattern events happen) must be working for it.

    Nothing we saw about him this week showed us anything except:
    1) the observer has helpers, in doing whatever it is he is doing (a cool new clue)
    &
    2) he is interested in Walter (which we already knew as an absolute fact)

    .

    In spite of being on the bandwagon for bashing the lead actress, I am really starting to dig this show.

  3. robertcr5 says:

    One way is to transmit at the frequency of the IF amplifier. This is typically 455kHz. Or at some other frequency that the transmitter or receiver is vulerable to heterodyning.

  4. sflory says:

    Maybe it’s just me as a bio-major but the radio interference didn’t strike me as anything like the most improbable thing. After all you can build emp devices from stuff you find at radio shack.

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