This week’s episode of “Fringe” entitled ” 6955 kHz” shed some light on Walternate’s plan to destroy our world. The team found bits and pieces of a machine that once assembled could annihilate everything in its path. Walter wants absolutely nothing to do with it but Peter and the rest of the gang want to see what its capable of. Find out what happened this week in our review…

The Players:

  • Director: Joe Chappelle
  • Written By: Robert Chiappetta & Glen Whitman
  • Cast: Joshua Jackson, Anna Torv, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Jasika Nicole, Blair Brown

Episode Title: “6955 kHz”

The Fringe team investigates a strange phenomenon that causes several people to lose their memories. The retrograde amnesia is caused by shortwave radio frequencies, which are hidden under a sequence of numbers. Astrid and Walter discover that the digits are coordinates, and the team heads out to unearth whatever is buried at the locations. They discover a piece of Walternate’s “world destroying device,” and realize that each number represents a hidden part of his machine.

The Good:

  • Nina Sharp: Anytime Blair Brown appears on an episode of “Fringe” she always brings the heat. Her character Nina Sharp is very observant, and noticed right away that Bolivia wasn’t acting normal. She’s aware of her behavioral changes with her treatment of Walter and she called her out on it. Too bad everyone else can’t pick up on what’s going on.
  • Kevin Weisman - If you were a fan of “Alias,” then Weisman’s face is very familiar to you. The actor appeared  as a regular on the series and did a guest spot of “Fringe” as a shape shifter named Joseph Feller. He was great to watch, that is, until he got thrown out of the window of a high rise apartment.
  • Walter/Astrid: The Sherlock Holmes and Watson dynamic was in full effect between Walter and Astrid. The way they bounce ideas off each other is thrilling to watch. It was actually Astrid who ended up breaking the code, and Walter who realized that it was part of a grander scheme.

The Bad:

  • Peter/Bolivia: Can someone please get this fake couple off our screens? Bolivia has slipped up in front of Nina, and now she’s slipped up in front of Peter when she wasn’t able to remember the numbers from the radio broadcast. It was revealed early on that the real Olivia is good with numbers and has a photographic memory, Bolivia obviously does not. Hopefully, this is another nail in her coffin because it’s getting harder and harder to watch her manipulate the characters we all know and love.


The only great thing about this week’s episode is the hole that’s starting to appear in Bolivia’s facade. Someone, somewhere has to realize that she’s a phony. Other than that, it was a pretty standard installment of “Fringe” that was entertaining but nothing groundbreaking.

Rating: 7.5/10

“Fringe” airs Thursdays at 9 pm on Fox.

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