Fringe Discussion: “Jacksonville”

No, Fringe isn’t crossing over with Heroes— at least, not yet. Samuel didn’t cause those tremors.

The survivor of a building collapse gives the team an extra head’s-up on otherwordly doings, while events at a creepy abandoned daycare center comment on child abuse. The episode begins well and features some fair character development….

…but it weakens as it progresses. Anna Torv does better than usual, though the writers still force barely-adequate actors to deliver lines such as:

Peter, I’m scared!
I’ve never met anyone who can do the things you do!

Walter Bishop’s past, meanwhile, has become as cluttered as any comic-book hero’s.