Spoilers for last night's "Fringe" coming up just as soon as I find my Polaroid...
Unlike Agent Dunham -- who was on the receiving end of one of the most meta monologues I've ever heard, in which Broyles lectures her (and us) about calming down and not demanding big answers at the end of every episode -- I'm becoming easy to satisfy when it comes to "Fringe," because my hopes for it are now pretty low. I don't much care about if/when we're going to find out something important about The Pattern; all I ask for is that the show be appropriately creepy and tense and, at times, funny each week, and "In Which We Meet Mr. Jones" gave me enough solid episodic stuff that I was satisfied.
The heart-encircling parasite gave me nightmares (whereas it gave James Poniewozik a craving for seafood), and if Walter's method of extracting information from the dead man's brain felt like a retread of past experiments, at least the pacing of it created the necessary amount of tension, with some black humor along the way.
On the downside, I have no interest in Olivia's personal life -- or, really, in Olivia, and would be more than happy if she were to get eaten by a much larger parasite and the investigator role was turned over to Broyles or Charlie or a new character. And the twist ending about Loeb (played by Chance Kelly, aka Godfather from "Generation Kill") was revealed to have masterminded the whole thing so he and his wife could find "The Gentleman," would have worked much better if the previous scene between Broyles and Loeb hadn't so blatantly telegraphed it.
What did everybody else think?