FRINGE “Entrada” ADVANCE REVIEW

FRINGE “Entrada” Season 3 Episode 8 Advance Review – On tonight’s episode of FRINGE, Peter finds himself unsure of who is friend or foe after a shocking revelation. In the alter-verse, Olivia is running out of options and turns to an enemy for help. I was able to see “Entrada” before it airs, and it takes this season of Fringe to all new heights.

In “Entrada”, the Fringe team works to prevent an enemy agent from taking a key component of the doomsday device back to the alter-verse. As they race against time, they stumble upon a communication method between both universes providing a key clue. Throughout all this, the team struggles through the implications of the phone call Peter received at the end of the last episode.

In the alter-verse, Olivia is once again in Walter-nate’s clutches after a failed attempt to get back to her universe. Running out of time, she reaches out to an unlikely person for help in attempting another escape. This leads her to a familiar location, but with the military hot on her heels.

Instead of focusing on just one universe like the other Fringe episodes this season, this one is pretty much evenly split between the two. This leads to some cool visual effects when the scenery changes from one universe to the other; the alter-verse always has lots of little details that surprise me. The episode also has a slightly different opening sequence, which I thought it was a cool way to show how this episode was going to cover both universes.

The acting in this episode is once again top-notch, with Anna Torv and Lance Reddick (Broyles) both pulling off great performances. I actually have to remind myself that Anna is playing two roles; she’s so good making each version of Olivia unique. Reddick’s performance as alternate universe Broyles is well done, especially when he and Torv share a scene in the detention center.

It’s funny that some of my favorite Walter scenes this season are those where he’s acting more like a parent than an eccentric scientist. Tonight he doesn’t have a lot of screen time, but he makes up for it with some great Walter lines.

Will Olivia escape before Walter-nate gets his way? Can Peter stop the device and the agent from going back to the alter-verse? Watch “Entrada” tonight at 9 PM on FOX to find out, then come back here and let me know what you think.

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