This is a recap of some of the TV Shows I watched this week. I don’t get a chance to see everything, but what I do see, I’ll tell you about it. Of course there are SPOILERS AHEAD.
FRINGE - The writers come out of nowhere with a totally new storyline, where the Observers decide they are going to take over the planet. Yes, another time shift for the audience to follow. The episode 4:19 ‘Letters in Transit’ starts off 20 years in the future. Society is controlled by the Observers and ‘Native’ humans are their subordinates. Some humans help the Observers and are called Loyalist. The Fringe division is allowed to function, but only to police regular humans. I’ll stop there in case you want to watch it.
Now I don’t know why they changed the story so drastically. Maybe the network in trying to ramp things up to get more viewers. Frankly, if they just juiced up the storyline with Peter trying to get back to his timeline, I would be fine with that. But this new arc was very interesting to say the least. And I loved what they did with the intro graphics where they made it all Military Occupation and concentration camp looking. Nice touch. I hope they handle this thing right, and it not be a total distraction from the previous episodes. it could be that these following episodes will give some major clues as to how to fix the universes and stuff. I’ll be observing.
GRIMM - They definitely stepped it up a level. But lets back up a bit. I have more sympathy for Hank since he got rolled by that witch chick. Sgt. Wu is back to his sarcastic but funny self. Monroe has been trying to make his move with Rosalee in the herb shop. In this episode he comes to her rescue letting us know that they are going to be a ‘thing’. Grimm learns a lot more about the supernatural culture and the role that Grimms have played in it, and why they are feared so much.
Captain Renard again defies the family’s will and reveals a little about The Vorat. The episode also introduces a new story element – The Resistance (The Lawfur) with their leader being hunted by a nasty creature from germany (sorry, I couldn’t catch the name of the creature). The resistance is trying to fight the brutal order of the Seven Families which make up The Vorat. Basically this episode puts Grimm deeper into the underworld. Looks like things are going to get much crazier from here.
TOUCH - also troubled the waters with Dr. Teller trying to see Jake so that he could complete a special number. But Martin didn’t want to risk his custody for his son. Teller told Martin he had a former student named Amelia who came up with almost the same number as Jake did – The Amelia Sequence. This episode relieved that Teller was thought to have had a stroke or mental breakdown years ago, but he actually experienced a cosmic epiphany from looking at the number. Teller is obsessed with seeing if Jake can complete the sequence. It seemed that Amelia went missing some time ago, and when Teller confronted the head of the facility about Jake maybe helping to find Amelia, he pronounced that they might be behind the girls disappearance. coincidentally, Martin and Clea try to find a missing boy at the direction of Jake’s numerical clues. Clea’s missing schizophrenic mother was also tied into the missing little boy. And then there was the guy in the plan crash and the Asian lesbian couple that wanted to have a baby, kinda. This episode was a little more interesting because of the intro into a possible conspiracy.
AWAKE - No new story elements in this episode really. Britton and his wife are moving ahead with their plans to go to Portland, Oregon. He decides to introduce partner Det. Vega to a friend and long time informant. so Vega can keep a good thing going. But Britton takes his friend for granted, and flubs the introductions. Vega sheds some light on how Britton messed up, and he goes back and apologizes to the buddy. On the other side of reality He had a case of protecting a witness and his wife from a mob hit by putting them in a witness protection program. But the couple are at each others throats, so that complicates the matter. Britton gets two lessons on relationships, and the episode ends with him and his wife reliving their skinny-dipping days. If your into middle-aged skinny-dipping couples then maybe this is your thing.
Well, that’s my TV rap up for last week. ONCE UPON A TIME premieres a new episode tonight (April 22) – The Return. I’ll follow up with more recaps later this week.