After weeks and weeks of having Bolivia and her agenda shoved down our throats, “Fringe” finally decided to kick that chick to the curb! Thursday’s episode entitled “Entrada” was about revelations. Peter and the rest of the gang discover the fraud, and Broyles (on the other side) discovered that the company he works for isn’t all its cracked up to be. Last night was a non-stop adrenaline rush. Check out our review…

The Players:

  • Director: Brad Anderson
  • Written By: Jeff Pinkner & J. H. Wyman
  • Cast: Joshua Jackson, Anna Torv, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Jasika Nicole, Blair Brown

Episode Title: “Entrada”

This week Bolivia was exposed as a phony and Peter, Broyles, Walter, and Astrid try to hunt her down after she realizes she’s been made. While the real Olivia is being prepared for “transport,” the parallel Broyles has a change of heart and decides to help her escape.

The Good:

  • Peter’s Reaction: Within the first 10 minutes of the episode Peter believed wholeheartedly that Bolivia was a fake. This was great because after suffering through his “relationship” with the impostor we couldn’t take an entire episode dedicated to him being in denial.
  • Walter’s Reaction: As usual Walter delivered some hilarious dialogue. After meditating and dosing himself with Brown Betty he wasn’t able to come up with a plan to get to the other side so he threw a fit. He said that Bolivia used her carnal manipulations on Peter and he fell right into her vagenda. Yes, her vagenda.
  • Broyles!: I knew the last episode with Olivia helping Broyles’ son wasn’t in vain. They wanted him to be indebted to her so he would feel compelled to help her escape. Even on the other side he’s got Olivia’s back. Too bad he got sacrificed and burned to bits to save that impostor.
  • What’s Your Daughter’s Name?: Peter may have been duped for the past eight weeks but you have to give him props for calling out the shapeshifter that Bolivia was holding hostage. He made a judgment call and shot her in the head, when she couldn’t tell him her daughter’s name. Good but dangerous call.
  • The Pace: After slowly dragging this plot along for almost half the season all the revelations in this episode happen very quickly. They find out Bolivia’s a fake, they track her down, they arrest her, Olivia crosses back over, and she reunites with Peter.
  • Peter Feels the Shame: The reunion scene between Peter and Olivia was hard to watch because you could tell that he felt horrible about what he’d done in her absence. He’s disgusted with himself because he couldn’t tell that Bolivia wasn’t the real deal.

The Bad:

  • Nothing!


“Entrada” made up for any issues I’ve had with this season thus far. It was filled with action and plot developments that had huge pay-offs. I can’t wait to see what happens next week when Peter spills the beans about what happened between him and Bolivia behind closed doors! It’s going to be a doozy.

Rating: 10/10

“Fringe” airs on Thursdays at 9 pm on Fox.

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