It’s hard to say whether this show’s history of integrating “modern” technology into storylines is more offensive or embarrassing. I mean, blog wars, the text message killer, Spinelli’s entire existence… it’s a toss up, really.
But, hey! Someone on the writing staff just discovered YouTube. So I’m sure that will turn out well.
ELIZABETH: Lisa’s telling her story to the world. Literally.
Actually, Liz, she’s not literally telling the world unless you want me to believe that every single person on the entire planet obsessively checks this one stupid website as often as you apparently do.
So, anyway, Lisa’s posted an “anonymous” confession video on the internet — proving that the writers have about as much understanding of how anonymity works as they do of the law, basic principals of medicine, or the time it takes to travel from upstate New York to anywhere else on the planet. But whatever — which is naturally going to catapult her into instant internet fame for some reason. (Look, just go with it.)
How airing her dirty laundry in public in the most juvenile, fame-whorish way possible will make her look good and Robin look extra crazy remains to be seen. Except, of course, that the writers seem bound and determined to make this story’s victim into it’s most stupid, unsympathetic character, so we should probably expect to shortly see Robin chasing Lisa around the hospital with a chainsaw, then acting surprised when no one believes that Lisa’s the crazy one.
(My new theory about Lisa, by the way, is that she’s got a split personality Jekyll/Hyde thing going on, and the one really has no idea what the other one’s up to. Or maybe I’m just desperately grasping at straws to keep from going crazy over how monotonous this story has become.)
Remind me why I was excited to see this character return?
In other news, apparently Jerry Jacks is coming back. I know this because the writers managed to drop his name into the dialog roughly eight thousand times in the space of forty minutes today. It was an impressive feat of anti-subtlety, even for this show.
And here I thought the only reason to be sad about Sebastian Roche leaving Fringe was that I’d miss his delightful shirtless snarking! I can’t believe I was so short-sighted.
SAM: You have to admit it’s kind of a stretch for Siobhan to say she hears the name Jack and now everyone thinks it’s Jerry Jax. [Ed note: You think?]
JASON: Yeah, I know it’s a long-shot, but you know, maybe all the attention Jerry brought to himself was the perfect cover.
Sure! That makes perfect sense! And doesn’t at all contradict the previous background built for this character. (Which in itself was already a contradiction of the original background for the character.) I sure can’t wait to see what new ways they come up with to butcher logic and history in order to shoehorn Jerry into this story and then let him get away free and clear when it’s over!
I’m officially starting the count down to Sam getting sexually menaced now. Let’s give it until the end of the week, shall we? You know, just to be sporting.