Fringe Review: "The Box"

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Simply put, this entire episode had me on the edge of my seat. Fringe is such an amazing show, capturing its audience’s attention with such a suspenseful and engaging storyline. 

“The Box” begins with two men digging up some strange-looking metallic box under the basement of a house.  How did this box get there to begin with? Once it is opened, many people grotesquely die. 

Subway Station Scene


The Fringe team gets called in to investigate, and Walter determines the box is a deadly music box, creating ultrasonic waves able to kill its victims.  How does Walter really know so much?  There couldn’t be a Fringe Division without you, Dr. Bishop!

Honestly, Walter is so brilliant we wouldn’t be surprised if he (our Walter) was intentionally responsible for the entire dooms day machine.  Now that would be a great and entertaining twist!  Do we believe it?  Absolutely NOT… our Walter has never deliberately hurt a fly. 


But that is why this show is so amazing: it is Walter in another universe!  Walter is Walternate.  There has to be more connections between the characters in both universes that the writers haven’t revealed yet.  I know there is a twist coming and can't wait to see what happens next.    

Walter then attends the reading of William Bell’s will.  Bell leaves Walter his entire nest egg, Massive Dynamic.  Walter is now extremely wealthy and powerful.  Will that change his life and what he believes in?  Walter now has more power and information to help his side win the war against Walternate.  We have the feeling Massive Dynamic might be the key the Bishops need to beat Walternate and save our universe, save both universes.  Isn't it interesting that now Walter is rich and powerful just like Walternate?  Maybe eventually both universes will merge into one.

I despise Bolivia and how she is using her powers of seduction to cloud Peter’s judgment.  Can’t believe she was able to just shoot and kill Blake without one moment’s hesitation.  Our Olivia has never deliberately killed someone.  This solidifies the fact that our side is good and their side is evil.

The entire episode has us believing that we want Peter and Walter to intercede and take the box away from Bolivia and Newton.  As it turns out, that was their plan all along!  Walternate wants Peter to have the box and all the deaths along the way were just a ploy to get him involved and interested. 

One thing is certain, Peter knows the box is part of the dooms day machine and he will definitely do everything in his power to prevent the destruction of our world. 

Walternate seems to be winning the war so far, especially with Bolivia on his team.  Will good triumph over evil in the end?  Which world will survive the war?

On a side note, when the man’s head blew up in the tunnel… I literally jumped up and screamed! Really did not see that one coming did you?

Until next week, here are a few of our favorite Fringe quotes to keep you entertained:

Walter: I need to go back to the market, aspirin. We need to go to the market.
Broyles: Is he ok?
Peter: Well he's Walter, define ok. | permalink
Bolivia: We've been back for two days and Walter is already driving you to drink.
Peter: Can you blame me? | permalink
Bolivia: Peter the truth is I'm scared too. The last few weeks have been hard on all of us. Of course there's always the temporary fix.
Peter: The temporary fix?
Bolivia: Distraction (as she kisses Peter). | permalink
Walter: 10th street, I frequented a massage parlor just around the corner. I used to get off right here.
Peter: I sure hope you're talking about the station Walter. | permalink

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Fringe Season 3 Episode 2 Quotes

Bolivia: Peter the truth is I'm scared too. The last few weeks have been hard on all of us. Of course there's always the temporary fix.
Peter: The temporary fix?
Bolivia: Distraction (as she kisses Peter).

Walter: 10th street, I frequented a massage parlor just around the corner. I used to get off right here.
Peter: I sure hope you're talking about the station Walter.