In last night's season opener of Fringe, a typewriter once again played a pivotal role in the plot development. The model IBM Selectric 251 (not available in our reality) is a device that can communicate between alternate universes.

In the first season, an old typewriter held a clue to the authorship of an important manifesto.

"A New Day in the Old Town" was an exciting episode right from the start, but of course the visit to the typewriter repair shop with the darkly lit back room took it to another level!

I can't wait until next week. (Hopefully nice guy Charlie isn't lost for good.)