The non-science of Fringe: Snakehead

Fringe: Season 2: Episode 9: “Snakehead”

Walter finally gets his solo mission.

Walter finally gets his solo mission.

Without getting too much into the allegory of our comfortable First World lives being possible only by the exploitation of the poor, this week’s investigation does skirt around a few uncomfortable truths. The usual impossibilities to do with rapid growth aside, this episode was refreshingly easy to watch.

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

Random thoughts

The name of the Triad gang, Sun Hung (孙空; correctly Romanised from the Cantonese as syun1 hung1; the Fringe cast pronounce it as “Sun Hong”) approximates to “Grandchild/Empty”.

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