Fringe | Season 4 | Episode 7 | “Wallflower”
A fairly procedural episode this week, with our team chasing down an invisible killer who just wants to be seen. Personally, I would have welcomed a little more backstory here – such as how Eugene broke out of his military lab and what his connection to Massive Dynamic was.
This week’s bioscience was just a little too convoluted to be pass the suspension-of-disbelief test. In the sci-fi universe, I could happily accept that Eugene has some kind of rare genetic abnormality that would kill him, and that a military experiment implanted chromatophores into him so that he might both live and be a super-spy. However, given that chromatophores contain pigment, I’m not quite clear on why Eugene absorbing more pigment would somehow reverse the benefits of the procedure.
Walter has managed to breed a mouse with the same genetic disorder as Eugene, in less than a day.
How exactly did Eugene keep people out of his sub-basement lair? Presumably the maintenance staff would have had access to it, and someone would have wandered down there eventually.