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(Thanks to SyFy for the advanced screener for this episode.)
Tonight’s episode of Stargate Universe was easily one of it’s best - and it’s most frustrating, as it’s so close to actually being excellent.
Last episode we ended on a cliffhanger, as Robert Knepper’s evil Simeon (we know he’s evil because he’s played by Robert Knepper) menaced the poor little red-headed angel from Supernatural. This week, we pic right up, and - well, spoilers, and more thoughts, after the jump.
There’s a lot of things to talk about with this week’s Fringe: the main plot, where an ancient radio signal is hijacked to brainwash people; the developing relationship between Peter and Olivinot; and of course the cliffhanger, which brings the danger in this series to the next level. But there’s one, more important thing to talk about, one simple phrase uttered at the beginning of the episode:
"It’s me! Laird!"
I honestly don’t think I’ve laughed so hard at anything in a good long while. At the very least, it was the funniest thing that’s ever happened on Fringe… And sadly, it wasn’t on purpose.
Finally, after a long break, classic television character Merle Dixon is back.
I thought we’d go at least two or three more episodes before he would return, bent on vengeance for Rick Grimes and company leaving his racist ass handcuffed on a rooftop, but it turns out, not only is he back right off the bat, in the pre-credits teaser, but Merle is the driving dramatic force for the rest of the season. Yay?
I have no shame about the fact that I love Gossip Girl. The first season of the show - much like the first season of The O.C. - excelled at taking soap opera conventions, and both heightening and playing against them. However, the problem with all soap operas, even neo-soap operas, is that they eventually become soap operas themselves.
Gossip Girl had a harder time than most, and other than a few bright spots, hasn’t managed to recover for the “Serena killed a man” revelation from the end of season one… There’s not much bigger you can go than that, and at that point, Josh Schwartz should have dropped the mic and walked out of the room. That is, up until this season, which I would argue is the best the show has been since the first.