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Fringe -- "The Plateau" -- 10/07/10

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Olivia is plagued by visions; Secretary Bishop unveils his secret plan to Col. Broyles; the Division races against time to halt a series of catastrophic events.


Love this show. Every episode has been great so far. Glad we are going to be spending time in the alternate universe this week. I don't know how long the writers are going with this arc, but I love this fresh new perspective on the show.
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Re: Fringe -- "The Plateau" -- 10/07/10

lol ... The QR code is for Bones. I would think it would link to a Fringe preview.
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Re: Fringe -- "The Plateau" -- 10/07/10

Death by Rube Goldberg. Nice. Pretty brutal bus hit.
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Re: Fringe -- "The Plateau" -- 10/07/10

I think someone saw the movie Ink before writing this episode.
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Re: Fringe -- "The Plateau" -- 10/07/10

I was expecting them to cut away from the bus hit. I expected wrong.

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Re: Fringe -- "The Plateau" -- 10/07/10

So awesome. This season is so damn good.

BTW...why the hell is Fox not selling Fringe Division t-shirts with that kickass alt world logo?! Dammit!
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Re: Fringe -- "The Plateau" -- 10/07/10

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So awesome. This season is so damn good.

BTW...why the hell is Fox not selling Fringe Division t-shirts with that kickass alt world logo?! Dammit!
I'd buy one.
Great episode. Very pleased with this season.
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Re: Fringe -- "The Plateau" -- 10/07/10

Where else have I seen Fringe Division's double "F" logo?

Very cool ep.
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Re: Fringe -- "The Plateau" -- 10/07/10

Awesome episode. The alternate reality has been a home run so far.

Anna Torv looked really good in this ep.
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The alternative Fringe logo reminds me of the Norsefire logo from V for Vendetta.
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Re: Fringe -- "The Plateau" -- 10/07/10

So if the episode opens in the "alternaverse", is the opening sequence always red?

Great episode - the glyphs this week spelled BREACH. I'm getting more anxious for the next week's episode with each passing week. It is gonna SUCK when baseball interrupts things.
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Re: Fringe -- "The Plateau" -- 10/07/10

Great episode!

Couple of things I noticed in the background:

The homeless guy in the beginning with a sign that said "Aruba War Vet".
TV showing "Smallpox Fear in West Texas". Our universe got rid of this in the 70's. Amazing that the alt-universe can has all this amazing technology, yet still has diseases that our universe has eradicated.

What is it with the air breathers that everyone had? I couldn't wrap my head around why they would have warning signs that flashed when the air was bad or missing (?).

--John
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Re: Fringe -- "The Plateau" -- 10/07/10

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So if the episode opens in the "alternaverse", is the opening sequence always red?
Yes. They started that with the finale last year.....and it's super cool.
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Re: Fringe -- "The Plateau" -- 10/07/10

The show is definitely on a roll... my only complaint is I wish we could balance the alt-world and our-world storylines in one episode. I think alternating episodes is going to get tiresome quickly.
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Re: Fringe -- "The Plateau" -- 10/07/10

Originally Posted by mdc3000 View Post
The show is definitely on a roll... my only complaint is I wish we could balance the alt-world and our-world storylines in one episode. I think alternating episodes is going to get tiresome quickly.
See and I'm just the opposite. I think with the change of character personalities its best to keep them separate. Also, I worry jumping back and forth wouldn't allow them enough time to do stuff with the sides. I loved that this was essentially a stand alone episode but with a bunch of different circumstances just because of how the alt world operates.
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Re: Fringe -- "The Plateau" -- 10/07/10

I like the one-universe episodes--I get confused easily. And yeah, I like how this was basically stand-alone with a few twists. Great episode.
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Re: Fringe -- "The Plateau" -- 10/07/10

I was thinking how cool it was when Liv dodged the cinder blocks.

Yeah, I think I dig the one universe per ep thing. I'm really interested in the other world and the differences.

So what's up with the oxygen masks? I can't remember, was this infection/bio-hazard(?) ever explained?
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Re: Fringe -- "The Plateau" -- 10/07/10

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my only complaint is I wish we could balance the alt-world and our-world storylines in one episode. I think alternating episodes is going to get tiresome quickly.
no way. i love it. you get to see the same people but completely different characters.
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Re: Fringe -- "The Plateau" -- 10/07/10

Originally Posted by mdc3000 View Post
The show is definitely on a roll... my only complaint is I wish we could balance the alt-world and our-world storylines in one episode. I think alternating episodes is going to get tiresome quickly.
Combining both sides into the same episode wouldn't work at all. They're trying to keep the mystery of the week dynamic in tact here, which would suffer if they tried to stuff two mysteries in a week (one in each world). Plaus, you'd go from one scene with a character acting one way, to another scene where they're acting (and looking) completely different.

I love the decision they made this season. They give us this whole new world to see, but didn't have to destroy the dynamic of the show to do it. They found a way to get the mythology of the show in there every week, while still telling self-contained stories as well.
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Re: Fringe -- "The Plateau" -- 10/07/10

I suspected it in the finale last spring, but it looks like they're definitely setting up alt-Charlie to defect over to our side with Olivia.
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Re: Fringe -- "The Plateau" -- 10/07/10

I love the one universe per episode too.

This season has shown us how good of an actor Anna Torv is, everyone complained about her, including me, in the previous seasons, and you can see her good acting chops now. John Noble of course is the best doing both characters so perfect.

OB: Olivia looks better as a brunette. And I mean better better as in "If my wife wouldn't be seating here I'd be fapping to the screen right now!!!!".
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Re: Fringe -- "The Plateau" -- 10/07/10

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
I suspected it in the finale last spring, but it looks like they're definitely setting up alt-Charlie to defect over to our side with Olivia.
Yep. Same here. He gave the "I'm getting tired of doing this shit" speech in the finale last season, and this episode just furthers it.

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This season has shown us how good of an actor Anna Torv is, everyone complained about her, including me, in the previous seasons
Then you guys were high. She's been awesome from the jump.
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Then you guys were high. She's been awesome from the jump.
Yep.
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Re: Fringe -- "The Plateau" -- 10/07/10

How cool is this show !

They can now have stand alone episodes in either universe ! very clever writing

Loved this episode

Seeing the subtle differences between the universes is cool
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Re: Fringe -- "The Plateau" -- 10/07/10

This is pretty comprehensive

http://www.fringebloggers.com/explor...etween-worlds/

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