The non-science of Fringe: In Which We Meet Mr. Jones

Fringe: Season 1: Episode 7: “In Which We Meet Mr. Jones”

The crew get to work on yet another mysterious affliction.

The crew get to work on yet another mysterious affliction.

Communing with the dead aside, this episode was refreshingly easy to watch.

This episode is debunked at Popular Mechanics, and you can read more about it at Fox, IMDb and the A.V. Club.

This episode stays largely within the realm of believability, right up to the point where Walter communicates with a dead guy. Presumably he’s refined his technique to the point where he doesn’t need brainwave synchronisation, an immersion tank and some LSD (Popular Mechanics didn’t even bother to mention it this time around), though Peter doesn’t seem to get as much information as Olivia did back in episode 1.

The prison in which Mr. Jones is incarcerated is called Wissenschaft Prison; “Wissenschaft” is German for “science”. Apparently Germany has such a problem with dangerous scientists they needed to construct a special prison just to hold them (though all those geniuses together could probably have come up with some way to break out).

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