"Everything In Its Right Place" Review
As a recap, “Everything In Its Right Place” is the first Lincoln-centric episode, following both versions of the character to a tragic conclusion. Regular Lincoln’s been a bit mistreated this season and things are no different here. When Lincoln decides to go to the other side, he is recruited to help with an investigation involving Alternate Nina Sharp.
It was nice to spend an episode on the other side, with the much-friendlier Olivia and Lincoln. We haven’t been over there much this season, and this felt like a nice change of pace from the drama of the regular universe. I swear, Fringe is like twelve different shows in one, and I love it for that.
In a bold and interesting move, Alternate Lincoln is killed by a seemingly shallow bullet wound. I like the way the injury is dismissed as nothing, and the consequences - “he didn’t make it” - are so grim and surprising. It feels realistic and powerful. Fortunately, Alternate Lincoln’s death was not in vain, as Alternate Nina Sharp was captured, nonetheless.
Though “Everything In Its Right Place” feels like a case-of-the-week, the capture of Nina Sharp ultimately leads the story closer to the inevitable conflict with David Robert Jones; this can only be a good thing. Likewise, the death of Alternate Lincoln - a cool and underused character this season - reminds us of what’s at stake.
Things are getting closer and closer to the conclusion. I’m sure we’ll find out one way or another about a renewal in the coming weeks, but until then, I’m still enjoying the ride.