This week on The Walter Bishop Show, we follow the mad scientist himself on his quest for a root beer float, almost meet some more Bishop relatives, shoot pushy guns and watch Peter grow. But mostly, "The Arrival" marked the Fringe's journey into the deep dark world of torture porn — and on another positive note, this episode was happily piano-free.Fringe Tries Its Hand At Torture Porn A strange cylinder turns up and Walter freaks out. Methinks the cylinder (which is not the first of its kind) is a pretty big deal. Many laboratory moments later we realize that the object is a subterranean torpedo, known as Project Thor (or a bomb that travels through the Earth as opposed to around it). How delightfully odd, but still Walter doesn't actually reveal what the cylinder is and why everyone wants it — and what does the creepy bald guy who can't taste anything have to do it with it? That being said I really enjoyed the new "bald" character and his lack of taste buds. Is he an alien? An immortal? A test-tube person? I don't know but I enjoyed his involvement in this story, good antagonist. Fringe Tries Its Hand At Torture Porn Half way through the episode, it's pretty obvious that Fox is leaning hard on the "We'll make you love Walter and want to sleep with Peter" button. To which I say, fine. Olivia bothers the ever-loving crap out of me, so if you want to fill this episode with maniacal Walter moments and Peter torture porn, so be it. I'll watch him get zapped in the brain over and over (but only because I have deep seeded parental issues and long to express my inner turmoil by mothering someone hurt). Oh, and for some reason watching him get brain-violated is hot, hot, hot. Fringe Tries Its Hand At Torture PornCase in point on things Olivia does that bothers me: What's that you say? Peter has probably been taken to a dark graveyard in the middle of the night? Splendid, I'll go by myself and walk around with no backup, since the fate of the world is depending on me, and what-not. Oh, Olivia — while I assume that since you are in the FBI and appear to be a smart and classy lady, your decisions and easy luck continually irk me to no end. It's no lie that J.J. loves a strong female character, but right now I'd rather watch scenes of robo-lady Nina over your distraught "I'm confused but I'll figure it all out in the nick of time" storyline. Plus does anyone else think she's a wee-bit trigger happy? But by the end all is returned to its place, besides that bomb thing that could destroy the world. But who cares? Peter's got sexy bruises and Walter is calm again. The "assistant" may or may not come back after getting injected in the neck with sedatives from Walter, which she totally has a right to be pissed about, but if she can't forgive him after his adorable "I'm a foolish old man" apology then her heart is a block of ice. Overall Fringe is starting to grow on me, especially with the awesome addition of baldie. I enjoy the Peter/Walter chronicles and my dislike for Olivia hasn't forced me to give up on her completely. Hopefully the big return at the end of the episode will give her more depth. Fringe Tries Its Hand At Torture Porn Oh and finally Fringe Television points out that when the gang was in the Bishop family plot, the assumed grandfather in fact is not a pappy at all. He died too soon to be Walter's dad, so what is his significance and why did the torturer seem to know him? Is he an immortal, like baldie?