Ask Not For Whom the Bellie Tolls....
..it tolls for me!
So William Bell is officially back, not a big surprise since we saw the ambered version last week, but am I happy about it? Not really. His return as the grand master puppeteer undercuts one of the juiciest villains we ever had in David Robert Jones. Remember when Jones had everyone running in circles trying to figure out was his next move would be? In the original season one timeline he was the eager puppy trying to please William Bell. I guess that hasn't changed much here. At least back then he was doing everything on his own. Now he has been de-fanged and half the man he used to be.
It wasn't that long ago that Jones was weeping over one of his creations that he had to sacrifice (there's that word again). Would a man, who was basically a second fiddle now, feel that much pain? I doubt it. Only a true creator would grievously suffer such a loss. David Robert Jones was that man.
Now Fringe would have us believe he was just a pawn (or Bishop as he would say) to Bell's grand scheme. Of course I'm a little bitter that it scotchs some of my overall endgame theory for Fringe. Now I have to substitute Bell for Jones and hope I still get my Trojan horse led, green bubble universe.
I'll survive. While we're on the subject of Bell triumphant let's take a closer look at the man.
I always cringe a little when I see Nimoy in his golden years. I love the man and I want him around forever. When Spock said his goodbyes in the last Star Trek reboot I had tears in my eyes. Don't go!
Upon closer examination there seems something different about this Bell and the one we saw encased in amber. Let's take a look.
The hair is closely cropped in the amber version, not at all the same as the casual bangs Bell is sporting along with his Members Only jacket. The scientific mastermind in amber and the gleeful arch villain in another. I bet you can guess where I am going with this.
Yep, there is more than one of everything. The above picture of Bell is one from when he first met Olivia at the World Trade Center. Looks a lot more like Amber Bell than Members Only Bell. So I'm calling it.
There are two Bells.
I know, there is one episode to go and I will probably get buried by this but what the heck. If I get my way in this then there is hope we'll see another David Robert Jones. Throw in the Red Universe Nina and I'll have a wicked cool summer.
Who's with me!