Okay, Fringe. Fridays on Fox, second hour of prime time. And? Apparently it's in danger of being cancelled. I had an e-mail telling me that from Sally who says she's read it online and that Joshua Jackson has said that people need to be watching the show if they want it back next year.
I can't believe they'd kill it off now. This really has been the most consistent season.
Friday's episode was about holes between the universes. And Walter proposed that they seal it in whatever that goo is that they use on Walternet's universe. Yes, he proposed that they do what bad Walter did. Otherwise, he insisted, there would be a split. Olivia and Peter didn't agree. And they found an old woman in the building who was speaking to the ghost of her husband. It wasn't his ghost. It was the alternate universe.
They tried to convince her that it wasn't her husband's ghost but she didn't listen until the man started talking about their children and the woman said they'd never had children. So she sent him packing and the glimmer and the hole disappeared and the earths were saved.
The main point really had to be that our Walter could easily become evil Walter.
Leonard Pitts Jr. (Miami Herald) has a good column:
Good points. I've tried and tried to think of some reporter who could be assaulted and attacked that would have me dancing in the streets and trashing him or her or maybe they get wounded in a bombing. It's not that there aren't people I dislike, even hate some of them, I just can't think of anyone. I loathed Robert Novak for doing the administration's bidding and outing Valerie Plame. And I wish him all the pain in the after-life that I feel he has coming. But if he had a heart attack in public or, worse, been injured while doing his job, I wouldn't be mocking him.
When Amy Goodman had that thing where one side of her face froze, we'd been calling her out and the minute she had that, we backed off and only offered support. I just don't understand these people like Nir Rosen and the conservatives Pitts is writing about.
And I'm not a perfect person. I'm not some wonderful little choir boy. I mean, I wish I was. But please, I'm someone who uses confession regularly and I'm a Catholic who needs confession. So I'm far, far from perfect or even sweet.
Okay, let's talk Third. Along with Betty's oldest son and Dallas, the list of who worked on it includes:
The Third Estate Sunday Review's Jim, Dona, Ty, Jess and Ava,
Rebecca of Sex and Politics and Screeds and Attitude,
Betty of Thomas Friedman Is a Great Man,
C.I. of The Common Ills and The Third Estate Sunday Review,
Kat of Kat's Korner (of The Common Ills),
Cedric of Cedric's Big Mix,
Mike of Mikey Likes It!,
Elaine of Like Maria Said Paz),
Ruth of Ruth's Report,
Wally of The Daily Jot,
Trina of Trina's Kitchen,
Marcia of SICKOFITRDLZ,
Stan of Oh Boy It Never Ends,
Isaiah of The World Today Just Nuts,
and Ann of Ann's Mega Dub.
And that's what we ended up with. Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"