I get the feeling that this episode is going to be ridiculously divisive. Some people are going to laud it as a perfect example of long-term planning, while others will pull out the overused and oft-misapplied “jump the shark” comments. I think it’s safe to say there was no shark-jumping moment here, as this did not feel like an attempt to boost the ratings with some bizarre stunt. If anything, it was a potential miscalculation on the part of the writers and producers.
The review for Fringe 3.17: “Stowaway” has been added to the archive.