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Fringe Episode 111: Bound

      Email Post       1/20/2009 09:00:00 PM      

After shifty FBI Agent Mitchel Loeb orchestrated David Robert Jones' otherworldly escape from a German prison and Olivia's alarming abduction, indications of a larger threat begin to emerge. Adding to the intense circumstances, one of Olivia's former adversaries is called in by Internal Affairs to conduct a formal review of the Fringe Division, and Olivia's sister, Rachel (guest star Ari Graynor), pays a visit...

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Anonymous said...

Loeb's confession to Olivia seemed pretty uncanny when he spoke of the two sides and how they were going to save her. It remined me of when David Jones asked if she had someone to watch out for her. For the first time, I wonder whether Walter, Peter, and Boyles et al are really on Olivia's side or if they're simply using her. Of course, why would Olivia want to be on the side of Loeb when he seems to be okay with killing people left and right. What is the definition of 'good' or 'right' in this world so effected by fringe?

Lawrence the Lion said...

Long time lurker, first time commenter. I am obsessed with fringe, and I would love a giant cardboard Walter like Kevin Nalts. "Bound" has inspired me to share my feelings.

Personally, I have felt nothing but trust for Walter and Peter. As for Broyles, well...I distrusted him until he asked Olivia to join the team, then I trusted him. He seems to be conflicted inside...and with the hints dropped by Mr. Harris this episode, there may be more to Broyles history than meets the eye. It seems like he is a good guy put into a position that allows him the power afforded only to bad guys...but can he resist that temptation and keep being a boss burdened with much more knowledge and information than he can disclose?

After all, has Broyles really ever done anything to deserve our mistrust? Or has he just been implicated by John Scott and Mr. Harris?

What do you think?

I have only a small bone to pick about this episode. Please, any people with medical experience correct me if I'm wrong, but...
1) Olivia referred to the needle put into her lower back as a "spinal tap". I though that a "spinal tap" was only when it was performed at the neck (above the shoulders)
2) Wouldn't Olivia have needed to arch her back to open the space between her vertebrae for the needle? It was put into her spine with her back completely flat (and her vertebrae interlocked together)

One of the reasons I love the show so much is because while it deals with the realm of the "impossible," the "possible" is shown in what I consider to be a relatively realistic way. Thats why the "spinal tap" thing caught my attention.

In addition, did anyone else notice that when she flew to Germany, the show didn't compensate for her flight time? She still had ample time in Agent Lobe's "24 hours to survive" after spending a long time on a plane.

Thanks FRINGETV, your awesome!

~Lawrence The Lion

Lawrence the Lion said...

Sorry forgot to add:

Did anyone else notice that the water they gave Olivia when she was in captivity was yellowish? Could Loeb have been telling the truth, could they have been testing an immunization on her?

~Lawrence The Lion

xinpheld said...

You know, I really love this show, but seriously - Mitchell Loeb? Who's next, L. Owen Brau? Amstel Lightfoot? Annie Heiserbush?

I noticed the yellowish water, too. The whole 'escape' seemed a little too easy, if you ask me. She was let go, and is probably part of another experiment. Perhaps what she thought was a spinal tap was really an immunization injection. Could be that she's safe from whatever virus it is that makes the cells embiggen.

Anonymous said...

I too think it was an injection more so than a withdrawl of cells. Both feel similar, and good point about her being flat on the table whent he needle went in through the vertebrae, although a spinal tap does not have to be in the cervical or upper thoracic vertebrae, Lawrence.

xinpheld, I would have Michael Loeb would have been a little more shady than Mitchell Loeb, but I see your point.

tallone said...

Yeah I found this confusing that Loeb wanted her killed by his wife then he said he was only trying to "save her". No mention of the issue the sister holds back regarding her husband Gregg.Curious.

Anonymous said...

Not sure where you learned your information about spinal taps Lawrence, but lumbar punctures are never performed in the neck but rather in the lumbar region. Also, a skilled practitioner can (if necessary) perform the procedure if the patient is in the prone position as Olivia was.

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