Deconstruction Review of Fringe, Episode 20, Season 2, Northwest Passage
Posted by Karl Withakay on May 6, 2010
As usual, an episode synopsis can be found over at Scott’s Polite Dissent.
With Street Smarts Like That, No Wonder She’s Dead
Did the waitress just hook up at the local motel with every charming stranger that bought pie and coffee in the diner?
Gratuitous Product Placement Du Jour
Another gratuitous Ford product placement, this time for the Ford Taurus and its Sync based navigation system.
Ford’s Navigation Must Have a Very Good Location Database
Quote of the Show #1
Peter talking to the Sheriff:
“I know how it sounds, but believe me, if you can imagine it, it’s possible.”
At least in Fringe land that’s true.
A Pen for Many Different Customers
WTF Was Peter Doing to Those Bullets?
Are hollow point bullets restricted in the state of Washington? Why was Peter filing on the handgun bullets? Soft point bullets don’t expand very well at handgun velocities, especially ones made in a hotel room with a file. Was Peter perhaps carving crosses on them in case he had to shoot a vampire?
Do You Have Any Delicious Strawberry Flavored Death? Yes, Aisle Five.
Apparently Potassium Bromate (KBrO3) may not be the best thing to improve flour with, though it’s still legal to use in the US.
Maybe She Had a Clue When They Posted Mid Term Grades
Walter speaking to Astrid:
“You’re a federal agent. I doubt during your years of training that you had dreams of baby sitting a helpless old man.”
I’m No Doctor, But My BS Meter Was Registering Off The Scale
I’m not even going to bother Deconstructing that BS with the adrenaline & the time of death.
Are You Allowed to Work in the Fringe Unit if You Know Proper Firearms Safety?
Firing a handguns indoors without hearing protection is a good way to suffer some permanent hearing damage. Based on the location of the windows in the room, it looked like they were in the basement or lower level, which brings up two other safety issues. If the building had concrete floors, the bullet could had ricocheted, or if the floors weren’t concrete, the bullet could have penetrated to the upper floor and injured someone. Hey Peter, why not just try shouting “BOO!’ when the sheriff’s back is turned if you want to scare her?
Quote of the Show #2
Sheriff to Peter:
“I think you’re looking for meaning in things that have no meaning.”
Confirmed Sooner Than I Expected
Ladies and Gentlemen: Secretary Walternate Bishop. Anybody want to guess what he’s secretary of? My vote is for Homeland Security.