In “Power Hungry,” Olivia is guided by her dead boyfriend – turn traitor – in her quest to find a man with serious electricity issues. It makes you wonder if anyone is really dead on Fringe.
Olivia tells her FBI co-worker Charlie that she’s seen John Scott in her kitchen. He tells her that it’s her subconscious trying to deal with his death, his betrayal and everything she’s seen since then.
What Charlie doesn’t know is that Olivia and John were psychically linked in the pilot episode when she went into the tank to tap into his subconscious to find a cure for him (only to be betrayed by him later).
Well it seems that a bit of his subconscious stayed with her, according to Walter. But what has it been doing? Was it really guiding her? He obviously knew about The Pattern and Jacob Fischer (Max Baker).
Or was it as Walter said, her mind trying to exorcise him? Or is the connection still valid because someone over at Massive Dynamic is messing with his brain? Or is Massive Dynamic using John to get to Olivia?
Speaking of Massive Dynamic, we’ve gone two episodes without a mention of the company or their creepy COO Nina Sharp. But I have to wonder if they are behind the events of the last couple weeks. Or maybe involved in some way involved? At the very least they must be keeping taps on what’s going on?
This week’s bad guy was Jacob Fischer, a biotechnology guru who’s been using people with self esteem issues as human guinea pigs. He recruits his unknowing victims through self help ads. And poor Joseph Meeger (Ebon Moss-Bacchrach) became his walking electric current.
Unfortunately, Joseph didn’t understand what was done to him and had even less control over it, leaving in his wake death and destruction.
But thanks to helpful hints from subconscious John and a gamble by Walter on “rodents with wings,” Olivia and company are able to wrap up the case. But not before dead John leads her to his hideaway cellar with all his files and a big fat engagement ring (presumably for Olivia).
So was that closer for the John issue? Or will we be seeing him again?
Will Fischer rot in prison now or are we going to learn more about his experiments? What part is he playing in The Pattern? Does he have a connection to Massive Dynamics?
And exactly what happens to Meeger? Does he stay sedated? Does he go to a mental institute? Jail? Or does he become an experiment for Walter?