"Fracture" featured one of my favorite reoccurring themes of Fringe: the human body as a weapon. The engaging opening scene featured a human bomb; and I don't mean a person strapped with a bomb, but a human acting as the bomb itself. Unfortunately, outside of a few scenes of Olivia meeting with the quirky and amusing Sam Weiss, this episode brought too little imagination to the table.
After the breathlessly paced season opener, "Night of Desirable Objects" was a much more subdued episode of Fringe, but that doesn't mean it was any less involving. The action was ratcheted down, and the suspense was cranked up as the team investigates the bizarre disappearances in a small Pennsylvania town. Plus: Olivia goes through some changes, and Evil Charlie anticipates his new orders.
Fringe returns for its second season in typical fashion, with bizarre villains, weird science and, of course, a ton of new questions. Olivia returns from her meeting with William Bell in arguably the strangest car accident of all time, Broyles fights to keep Fringe division open, Peter tries to sort out all the weirdness and Walter makes some custard!