Dexter, The Event, and now Fringe have kept my interest right out of the gate. I believe that Fringe could go any direction at the moment and it would still be interesting and quite thought provoking.
First off, Altlivia (Alternate Olivia) is so screwed. There's no way she'll be able to keep up appearances and fool Water, Broyles, and especially Peter, for very long. She's constantly making little mistakes here and there and Peter and company are aware that there was a second Olivia. It's not like the thought of a fake spy Olivia isn't something they could conceive. Again, she's so very screwed. I mean, come on... no photographic memory like our Olivia? No knowledge of previous cases or personal history? What about her sister or niece? Oh okay, even if she did master all of that. I think we're forgetting something, oh right, Cortexaphan. Totally screwed.
So, Walter now completely owns Massive Dymanics. I saw that coming when the scene began with the man reading out Bell's wishes. I love it. Didn't even theorize about that during the hiatus this summer, but it was a nice surprise. I hope this takes center stage this season. I want Walter to take control of Massive Dynamic and use the technology and money to do even greater things to protect the people he cares about. I think it would be pretty sweet if, perhaps next season, we shed the Boston Harvard lab and start working solely at Massive Dymanic. Change is good. That's why I enjoyed the premiere of Dexter so much. It's nice to see a show evolve and not be afraid of taking risks. Lost did excellent because of that reason.
I haven't even begun to discuss the actual storyline of the episode. A freaky machine is dug up out of the ground, which is strange in itself that it was buried under a house. It generates some type of super-sonic sound that leaves anyone near in a catatonic state, and eventually kills them, apparently sometimes with a little exploding head action. Oh, also, just want to throw this out there, if anyone wasn't sure if Altlivia was truly bad, she murders a deaf dude to keep her cover just to prove that she still is an evil bitch. Just wanted to point that out. Kinda blows up my previous theory that maybe Altlivia would go to our side and our Olivia to theirs. Anyways, this machine ends up being related to the crazy machine from last seasons finale episode. I guess I forgot that there were pieces missing, had no idea they were in our dimension though. I believe someone asked this in the episode already, but how did those pieces end up in our dimension, and why?