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The Beginning of the End! FRINGE EP’s Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman Tease the Upcoming Two-Part Fourth Season Finale and Beyond

In * By Tiffany Vogt, * Interviews, * TV Addict, Fringe on May 4, 2012 at 9:32 pm

 

After last week’s announcement that FRINGE had been picked up for a fifth season, fans across the internet and around the globe celebrated.  It was just the news everyone had been hoping for as the show neared its final two episodes of the season. Executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman talked with press in a recent conference call talked about what the two-part finale will hold and what may lie ahead in the fifth season.

 

 JEFF: As always, we are so entirely indebted to each and every one of you.  We have publicly and now privately on the phone want to make it clear that we know the pickup of this show in season five is largely due to all of you and your support, so thank you very much.

Leonard Nimoy as William Bell on “Fringe”

Between who we saw there in the amber in episode 19, what Joshua has said about episode 19 in forming season five, and what’s in the promos right now with Walter saying, “He’s alive!” are you going to have to bring back Leonard Nimoy as William Bell?

JEFF: We basically erected a sign outside of Leonard’s house which said, “Please come back to Fringe,” and we are hoping that by season five he says yes.

 

So you’re not writing yourselves into a little bit of a corner here if you need the character?
JOEL:  No, because I think that once you realize the extent of everything, that will probably all become clear, why we’re not.  I know it’s hard to say.  We don’t want to spoil too much.
The alternate ending in case you didn’t get the season five pickup, is that something people might get to see on the DVD release for season four?
JOEL:  No, we did not shoot an alternate ending.  We did not.  We thought about it, but we did not.

 

Are we done with the alt-verse?  Are we going to see the alt-verse again?  In particular, what is Seth Gable’s position on the show if we don’t see the alt-verse again?
JEFF:  As always, we are really, really devoted to everybody and the people asking those questions, but we sort of have a no spoilers policy because we’re just of the mind that the entertainment value of watching the stories unfold is diminished if you already know what’s coming.  We love all those characters from the Redverse.  The door is closed because of the problems that David Robert Jones is causing, so if our team can somehow dispense with Jones, there’s absolutely a possibility of that door being opened again.  We can’t definitively say anything.
JOEL:  Like we’ve always said, nobody’s ever really dead on Fringe.

 

What about the year 2036?  Do you think we’ll be seeing any more of that either this season or in season five?
JOEL:  Yes, I think it’s safe to say you will.

 

The character of Sam Weiss, is there any plan to bring him back towards the end of the series?
JOEL:  There are no plans right now.  We loved him as a character and he did such a great job for us.  We know a lot of people are huge fans of his.  I think that in this moment he served his purpose.

 

Have you given any thought as to how these final 13 will play out?
JOEL:  Going down the road, the way that traditionally, as we finish the chapter, close it, and then start a new one, we definitely know.  When we’re thinking about the end of the season we’re always thinking about the beginning of the next one and where that’s going to take us and what kind of doors it can open.  That’s basically how it’s been since the get-go, and it’s no different this year.  We definitely know where the series is going to end and how it’s going to end and what we’re saying with the final season.

Jared Harris as Robert David Jones on “Fringe”

George Morales’ words to Olivia in the dreamscape when he said, “Massive dynamic is hell and its founder, William Bell, is the devil.”  Is it possible that David Robert Jones is not the penultimate bad guy here, that there’s someone higher on the baddie food chain, possibly like William Bell or someone else?

JOEL:  That’s interesting.  No bad guy really thinks that they’re a bad guy.  Jones is a pretty good bad guy.  Are you saying you want more?
JEFF:  What’s been fun for us is there have been two David Robert Jones’s on our show Jared Harris and both largely the same person almost in every way, existing in two different timelines—but even he has a doppelganger because it’s so incredibly fun to watch the … and see Jared Harris portray this character that for all intents and purposes could be a doppelganger in a much different alternate universe to David Robert Jones.  Jared is just spectacular.  In the world of is there another bad guy who is pulling his strings or above him, I think we’d be wrong to say anything other than just David Robert Jones … he’s pretty compelling and he’s pretty—nefarious is probably too loaded of a word.  He’s definitely a suitable opponent for our team.  It’s taken all of them to deal with him.
JOEL:  The ground will shift a little bit and you’ll understand him a little bit deeper.

 

How instrumental would you say is it for the fan social media—getting on social media and talking about the show—to getting your fifth season?
JOEL:  Massive.  It was massive.  This is actually a really cool time, I think, in television history, or it will be considered a cool time, where social networks are informing the big networks, like people are talking, people are doing things, people are moving.  They go into action for their show, which is great.  Before, it used to be like, “Well, we’re going to send a whole bunch of letters,” which is okay, but it’s not this.  What this is, what’s going on now, is really empowering for the fans because they feel that they have a platform and a forum to really express to people who may or may not be listening, but the chances are that they are, to express their deep gratitude and love of the show, their support.   Our fans are so incredible that they were calling the sponsors saying, “Hey, I don’t watch it live because I have a job, but you know what?  Here’s the thing—I love the show and watch it on DVR.  I’m going to buy your product.  You must have good taste because you guys are supporting Fringe.” It was huge for us.  I mean, it was a whole movement.  Honestly, there’s not a moment where I don’t think how lucky we are to have such incredible fans.
JEFF:  I think it is absolutely fair to say that without the support of the fans and social media there would be no season five.
JOEL:  Right.

Seth Gabel as Lincoln Lee on “Fringe”

Do you see this as a blessing to get this many episodes to tell the story so you can pace it out?

JOEL:  Yes.  Like I said, we know the end.  It’s a perfect amount of time to be done right and to be doled out in the right pace.  We feel really confident that we can have a satisfying ending for us but also, of course, for our fans and supporters within the timeframe of 13 episodes.  I think that’s really what we were hoping for.  Fox is so great to deliver and continues to demonstrate their incredible support.  So yes, we are very content.

 

What can you tell us at this point about next season as far as how it relates to “Letters of Transit”?
JEFF:  Right.  We can tell you nothing.
JOEL:  It’s hard because part of our storytelling has always been revealed and recontextualizing what you think you know and what you’ve seen and putting it into a different mindframe for the viewer.  Let’s just say that that future is important to our storytelling, but it’s not the be all and end all; there is a reason. Like, somebody asked us a really cool question the other day—how did we decide to do flashbacks or flash-forwards or whatever?  For us, we can honestly say there’s always a reason.  There’s always a reason to do it.  We’re going to go into the past because we have to put you in that headspace so you can understand this … and figure out where the character is coming from or has been in order for you to get the full experience of what you’re watching today in the present.   That’s how we feel about the “Letters of Transit.”  It was for a reason.  Nineteen is traditionally the one that we go off the beaten path, and that was no different.  It was definitely off the beaten path.  Does it have further implications?  It does.  You’re going to definitely need to understand what “Letters of Transit” is or was in order to fully grasp all … things we like to tell this year.

 

So someone who was making that trailer for season five knew before you guys did that the show was getting renewed?
JOEL:  No, I think the way it worked, I mean, look, people plan for success and failure.  That’s just the prudent thing to do.  I think that everybody was feeling really good about it.  Like I said, and I’ve said it a million times, these guys in the building at Fox and at Warner Brothers are so supportive of the program and every step of the way they have done exactly what they are going to say.  I know that’s probably an anomaly because business changes.  Sometimes shows get bad ratings and then they stay on, and sometimes they get okay ratings and then they’re cancelled.  Then two years later a show that has worse ratings than that show stays on the air.  It’s a very strange, non-specific—I don’t even know the rules.  Do you, Jeff?  I don’t know.
JEFF:  No, but to answer your question specifically, you buy an engagement ring hoping she says yes, you know?  So the trailer was made in hopes, as Joel said.  The internal support at Fox is astronomical.  As they said to us, the support outweighs any expectation.  Like, a show that, quite frankly, performs like we do, usually people at the network are all running away from it, whereas with us, everyone recognizes, I think, to toot our own horn for one second, the merit and the value on what we’re doing.  They really love the storytelling and have been insanely supportive from the top down from the beginning.   I think that they made this trailer in hopes of a pickup, but of course the people charged with doing that kind of work are nowhere near, ultimately, the decision makers.  The decision makers made the decision and informed us.  Part of that time going by was getting the trailer ready to go online, etc.

 

Since you do have the 13 episodes to finish out how you’d like to, you’ve talked before and you’ve produced comic books.  Have you thought or have there been talk about creating alternate media ways to keep the mythology going, whether it’s comic books or in some other ways that you have thought about keeping the world alive after the show finishes?
JOEL:  That’s cool.
JEFF:  We thought about a traveling Fringe baseball game, that we’ll travel around the country and there’ll be a red team and a blue team and it’ll be populated by identical twins, but it’s a little tough to get off the ground.
JOEL:  Personally, I was responsible, and maybe not in the best way, because I was at WonderCon or ComicCon.  I said if there was no pickup we’re definitely going to try to finish off the stories by hook or by crook.  It’d have to be comic books that will actually try to give some closure to the fans.   We meant it at the time.  I think now that we have the 13, that’s not a far out idea.  I love comics, and Jeff does, too.  I think if there was a significant story where we were like, “You know what?  I think people really want to know more about this aspect of the show that really wasn’t maybe covered 100% and they’re really interested,” then yes, that would be something that we would consider, I’m sure.
JEFF:  I’m sure you’re aware, Tara, there’s a Fringe comic book that will continue.  Josh … wrote an awesome arc in the book this season and if we’re fortunate enough, if DC will continue to partner with us, that will continue to come out.  There are still stories to tell that are outside the universe of the TV show, but I don’t know that we have plans to—baseball joke aside, I don’t know, please nobody take that seriously, unless you can make it happen, in which case definitely take it seriously—aside from things that are already in the works, some of which are still kind of secret, some which you may know about.  I think largely, as Joel said, the TV show will tell the story.
JOEL:  The idea of a couple of very specific gold cover special editions may find their way.

“Fringe”

Because you’d put so many storylines in play to get to the end game just in case this season was the end game?  Was 13 just enough to get where you want to go?

JOEL:  Yes.  We’re always hoping for the best, and you have to plan for the worst.  A lot of the greatest things that people have loved about the program have come from ideas that we had had that sort of snowballed and became something else and forced us to look at something else in a different way and realize, “Hey, that’s a really cool story stream.  We should really give that a ….”  That said, and knowing that happens, when you’re telling 13, I’m sure there will be, and there are, things that we’ve discovered where, “That could be really cool.”  If we had 22, we could really take advantage of that, but the truth is that we could only operate on what we have.  We were hoping at the minimum we would get 13 so we could tell our story and have ways to do that.  If it was a 22 episode, we would have found ways to do that, too.  I think that Fringe has come such a long way.  We were just m ore concerned that we would have the ability to not have a couple of episodes to wrap something up but really an arc, like a real final season event.

 

Because you guys didn’t know you were going to get another season, obviously, until practically before we did, then you knew how you wanted the series to end.  How did you approach this final season then, knowing that you might not get to tell that entire story?
JOEL:  This is the analogy that I think that suits us the best.  Imagine you’re on an airplane and you start to read a great novel and something that you’re really enjoying.  You get through it, you get through it, and then there’s a whole other layover and you get to read four more chapters.  You sort of get to the end of a chapter where there’s going to be a new beginning and you realize okay, now it’s time to get off the plane and you need to go about your business. You’re stuck with that lost chapter and you feel like okay, that was very satisfying, although I can understand that there’s another book.  If I can get my hands on that other book in the next 15 minutes, I swear I would read it.  But I’ve just finished this version and while it’s complete, I still have a longing to understand the characters in a deeper fashion and to imagine where they’re going to go after this logical conclusion after I just read. So that’s kind of how we look at the end of every season.  That’s why we sort of felt like the inadvertent design of Fringe and how it became that ended up being a blessing.  You’re sort of protected because you’re closing one chapter and then beginning another.   You’ll see in the finale it’s like okay, I can understand how the show can end, but I’m interested in going further.  That’s sort of how we approach it.  It’s like look, we close every single season with a chapter.  When Peter disappeared, that could have been an ending.  I mean, it would have been, “Whoa, wait—what is that?  What happened?” but it would have been an ending of sorts.  Like okay, Peter had to sacrifice himself in order to save his family.  Okay, I’m not happy about that but I understand it.  Then you can imagine one day that they would meet again or something like that. So we just finished the conclusion.  We finished the season conclusion in a manner that we feel is authentic and real for that season and then we use that as a push-off point to go and tell another aspect of the story that we hope the people will be interested in.

FRINGE’s 2-part finale airs Friday, May 4th and May 11th at 9:00 p.m. on Fox.

Related:

“Why FRINGE’s ‘Letters of Transit’ Should Make The Series an Emmy Contender”

“Looking Through the Alt-Verse Lens: Who Died and Broke Our Hearts?”

“Counting Down FRINGE’s Final 8 episodes of the 4th Season (with video interviews with the cast from WonderCon)”

“Fun photos from WonderCon 2012: FRINGE”

Executive Producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman Tease What’s Next and Where the Show Is Going on FRINGE”

“An Evening Celebrating the Mysteries of FRINGE with Anna Torv and John Noble

“Inside FRINGE’s Puzzle Box: Has FRINGE Lost Its Heart and Its Hero?”

 “A Twist of Fate: An Unexpected Love Story Blooms Amidst FRINGE’s Tragedy”

 “FRINGE: A Tale of Three Broken Lives”

 “FRINGE: Peter’s Journey From Hero to Villain”

 “Torn Between Two Realities: Is it wrong to love the alt-verse on FRINGE more than our universe?”

 “Anna Torv is having a ball playing Olivia and Alternate-Olivia on FRINGE”

 “FRINGE Executive Producers Jeff Pinkner and J. H. Wyman Share What to Expect in the Third Season”

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FRINGE: Looking Through the Alt-Verse Lens, Who Died and Broke Our Hearts?

In * By Tiffany Vogt, * Opinion columns, * Showcases, * TV Addict, Fringe on April 13, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Last season FRINGE offered the brutal premise of Olivia Dunham having been kidnapped and replaced by her alt-verse doppelganger Fauxlivia, only to find out that Fauxlivia was later pregnant with Peter Bishop’s child – a revelation that strained Olivia and Peter’s relationship on all levels in a non-stop roller-coaster ride of alt-verse shenanigans.  The one silver-lining from all of that was how it ended up bringing Fauxlivia and the alt-verse Lincoln Lee together for one magnificent scene in which it hinted a future where they could be a family: Lincoln, Fauxlivia and baby Henry.  (See my prior article “A Twist of Fate: An Unexpected Love Story Blooms Amidst FRINGE’s Tragedy”.)  However, the 3rd season finale threw a monkey-wrench into everyone’s futures when Peter activated “the machine” and effectively erased himself out of existence.  (See my article: “Inside FRINGE’s Puzzlebox: Has FRINGE Lost Its Heart and Its Hero?”)

Peter and Olivia

The 4th season then premiered to a world where Peter Bishop did not exist in our universe or the alt-verse.  The only saving grace was that Olivia and Walter’s love for Peter was so strong that even though Peter had been erased, traces of him remained in their memories.  It was the strength of their love and those residual memories that provided a life-line which Peter clung to and allowed him to find a loophole in time and he re-emerged for a second time in Reiden Lake with the help of The Observer September, who only wanted to fix his mistake from all those years before.  So this season has been less a roller-coaster and more a journey of self-identity. Peter had to find his proper place in our universe again.  It was unsettling for him and for viewers when he finally returned and no one remembered him.  The man who had been vital to both universes before was suddenly an anomaly – a “man out of time” and which no one remembered.  But Peter’s mere existence began to reformulate his world around him.  Those memory traces in Olivia and Walter’s minds began to slowly resurface.  They also began emerging as the Olivia and Walter that Peter knew and loved as well.  Then in the episode “A Short Story About Love,” The Observer September finally confesses to Peter that Peter is already home, which sends Peter rushing back to Olivia who has regained her memories.

Fauxlivia and Captain Lincoln Lee

All of this is wonderful and beautiful, but it overshadowed the significance of the parallel love stories involving Agent Lincoln Lee and Olivia in our universe and Captain Lincoln Lee and Fauxlivia in the alt-verse.  In Peter’s absence, during the time he had been “erased,” we were able to see what life would be like in our universe without Peter.  It showed the beginning of a partnership, friendship and possible blossoming romance between Olivia and Agent Lincoln Lee.  (See my prior article: “How Seth Gabel Is Stealing Hearts In Both Universes of FRINGE”) Alas, Peter’s return nipped that in the bud before anything could really develop.  While Olivia was curious and then later grateful for Peter’s return, and her memories of their life together and the love they shared; it was a painful loss for Lincoln.  He had seen the glimpse of his future and it had held Olivia.  Imagine his pain at this sudden and unexpected loss.  One which he bore bravely and honorable as he stepped aside acquiescing to Olivia’s choice to be with Peter.

But Lincoln’s pain and sudden displacement from his own life, in our universe, was felt keenly.  Oddly enough, he then became the “man out of time.”  Sensing that he was not wanted or really needed, Lincoln took the bold initiative to visit the alt-verse, where his doppelganger counterpart existed (Agent Lee and Captain Lee had met briefly in an earlier episode entitled “Back To Where You’ve Never Been”).

Agent Lincoln Lee and Fauxlivia

In last week’s episode, entitled “Everything In Its Right Place,” we followed Agent Lee into the alt-verse for a special Lincoln Lee episode.  It was hilarious, joyous and full of adventure as Agent Lee and Captain Lee teamed up to track down a shape-shifter.  But the adventure came to a screeching halt as a gunshot rang out and one of the team fell to the ground.  Strong, boisterous, invincible Captain Lincoln Lee had been shot in the chest.  Having seen him recover from his extensive burns from the 2nd season finale (“Over There, Part 2”), we had no idea that this time would be different – that he was not bulletproof.  The injury did not appear life-threatening, especially given all the advance medical treatments available in the alt-verse.  So it was with horror and heavy-hearts that we later learned that Captain Lee had not survived.  The shock of his sudden death has left us reeling.  To know that he and Fauxlivia had never had a chance to discover their love in their universe, let alone be the family that they should have been with baby Henry (who had been erased when Peter activated that blasted “machine), was heart-breaking.

Captain Lee and Agent Lee

Then came the small glimmer of hope amidst the tragedy.  Agent Lincoln Lee had seen a whole new world of possibilities when he had traveled to the alt-verse.  He also had the chance to talk with his doppelganger to discover when their lives began to diverge: where one became a confident, successful leader and the other became a subservient follower.  They were at the core the same man, just on different paths because of the choices they each made.  In the alt-verse, Agent Lee was confronted by a mirror-image of the man he wanted to be.  And but for that fateful shot, Agent Lee may have simply returned to our verse and resumed his life as it was before, knowing that he could be a different man, a better man, if he chose to be.  Yet fate had presented a unique opportunity: he could stay in the alt-verse and also become the man he wanted to be.  Returning to our verse promised only to serve as a reminder of the past choices he had made and the love that he had lost. Olivia had chosen Peter long before and she was Peter’s forever.  But by staying in the alt-verse, Agent Lee would not be replacing himself; it is just that there may be a place for him in that universe.  After all, there was no Peter to compete for Fauxlivia’s affections in the alt-verse.  In fact, Fauxlivia had no memory of Peter from before.

Fauxlivia and Agent Lincoln Lee

It is ludicrous to assume Agent Lee could replace his doppelganger self.  In fact, that is not what he is doing.  He is still Agent Lee, and everyone knows it.  He would have the chance to be himself, but in a better world – a world where he was expected and presumed to be a hero.  It may also present an opportunity to discover love again, albeit with a different Olivia.  The fact that Fauxlivia did not send Agent Lee away is a good sign.  She may mourn the loss of Captain Lee, her friend and comrade at Fringe Division, but that love also had not yet fully blossomed.  There is still time for both Agent Lee and Fauxlivia to discover a love all their own.  It is a twist of fate.  But it could also be destiny.  Or maybe it is just the universe — both universes — trying to reestablish balance again.  Whatever the reason, that seed of hope has us cheering.  To have the possibility of love rise out of the tragedy helps soothe the pain over the loss of Captain Lee. There may only be one Lincoln Lee now, but one is enough.  May Lincoln Lee be given that chance to be the man he yearns to be and to love again.  We will gladly follow that love-story!

FRINGE airs Friday nights at 9:00 p.m. on Fox.

Related:

“Counting Down FRINGE’s Final 8 episodes of the 4th Season (with video interviews with the cast from WonderCon)”

“Fun photos from WonderCon 2012: FRINGE”

Executive Producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman Tease What’s Next and Where the Show Is Going on FRINGE”

“An Evening Celebrating the Mysteries of FRINGE with Anna Torv and John Noble

“Inside FRINGE’s Puzzle Box: Has FRINGE Lost Its Heart and Its Hero?”

 “A Twist of Fate: An Unexpected Love Story Blooms Amidst FRINGE’s Tragedy”

 “FRINGE: A Tale of Three Broken Lives”

 “FRINGE: Peter’s Journey From Hero to Villain”

 “Torn Between Two Realities: Is it wrong to love the alt-verse on FRINGE more than our universe?”

 “Anna Torv is having a ball playing Olivia and Alternate-Olivia on FRINGE”

 “FRINGE Executive Producers Jeff Pinkner and J. H. Wyman Share What to Expect in the Third Season”

Where to find this article:

http://www.thetvaddict.com/2012/04/13/fringe-looking-through-the-alt-verse-lens-who-died-and-broke-our-hearts/

Counting Down FRINGE’s Final 8 episodes of the 4th Season (with video interviews from WonderCon)

In * By Tiffany Vogt, * Events, * Interviews, * Showcases, * TV Addict, * Video interviews, * WonderCon, Fringe on March 23, 2012 at 2:00 pm

With the fate of FRINGE yet to be determined by “the powers that be” at Fox, fans across the globe are biting their nails with worry and anticipation.  But the anticipation clearly outweighs the worry at this point as with eight episodes left, there is still a lot of story to be told.

As was briefly discussed by both John Noble and Blair Brown during interviews with press last weekend at WonderCon, things are about to get a whole lot more interesting and complicated in the FRINGE-worlds.  So much so, that both John and Blair lost track of how many versions of their characters they have now played.

We are not talking about just two universes anymore: our verse and the alt-verse, or even the third verse where Peter was erased and found a way to bleed back into existence.  Indeed, John was certain that he has played more than eight versions of Walter Bishop as the fourth season races towards its climatic finale.  Eight versions?!  That’s right.  There is at least one more verse still to be explored and it may have mirrored realities as well.  It is mind-bending to conceive of.  How does one portray eight different versions of the same character?  And if there are eight Walter Bishops, that surely means that there are more versions of Olivia Dunham, Nina Sharp, Lincoln Lee, Broyles, Astrid and all the rest of the Fringe-world characters.  It is enough to make any diehard fan giddy with glee.

So where exactly is the FRINGE story going at this point?  Is it just about Peter trying to reinsert himself back into the correct timeline?  Or is Peter in his correct timeline and The Observers just “erased” him from everyone’s memories and lives?  Certainly there is a lot of credence to the idea that Peter is exactly where he belongs, which would explain why The Observer September was able to leave a few traces of Peter behind linking him to his correct timeline and allowing Peter to reappear in physical form, with his own memories intact.

What is David Robert Jones really up to? Is he seeking to destroy one or both universes, or has he figured out the paradox of the multi-verses and is seeking a way to rejoin them all?  Why is Nina (aka “Mina”) helping him?  Is there a justifiable reason for what they are doing, or are they simply diabolical in wanting to destroy everything?

And why inject Olivia with cortexiphan?  Why is David Robert Jones so obsessed with unleashing Olivia’s abilities?  And would Nina/Mina agree to help him?  Is it to help Olivia remember, or just to implant memories from another version of herself?  Or is it needed so that she can slip through the dimensions?

Surely this season will provide answers to all these questions.  In fact, as promised by creators and executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman, there are lots of answers coming, starting with this Friday night’s new episode, entitled “A Short Story About Love.”  In the next 8 episodes, all these questions will be answered, as well as who shot September and why.

Also something to look forward to is the fact that this season will bookend itself.  So if this is the final season of FRINGE, fans will not be left completely hanging and wondering what happened.  Instead, the producers and writers have set up a new storyline that will entice fans that will be introduced in the finale.  It gives one chills just to contemplate where they may go next.  But is also reassuring that the show we all know and love is going to give us some payoff for the existing stories.  Nothing is more aggravating than having a show yanked out from under our feet before getting the answers we crave.

Thus, these next 8 episodes of FRINGE are going to be epic, mesmerizing and completely tantalizing.  FRINGE has never been a show to aim small; it always wants to go out with a bang. The only thing we know for certain is:  you do not want to miss one single second of it!

Finally, to hear both Josh Jackson and Seth Gabel’s speculations on where the heart of Olivia Dunham really belongs, be sure to check out these video interviews as well:

No matter where the FRINGE journey takes us or when it ends, we know that our hearts will always belong with the gifted ensemble that brought these treasured characters to life.  So buckle-up for one hell of a wild ride!

FRINGE returns will its last 8 episodes starting March 23rd at 9:00 p.m. on Fox.  (Also please take note:  Part 1 of the 2-part finale airs May 4th and Part 2 airs May 11th.)

Related:

“Fun photos from WonderCon 2012: FRINGE”

Executive Producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman Tease What’s Next and Where the Show Is Going on FRINGE”

“The Intangibles Killing TV”

“Is This The End of Sci-Fi on Television”

“When Sci-Fi Shows Fall Beneath the Guillotine”

“The Curse of the Vanishing 18 Million: Where Has the Sci-Fi Audience Gone”

“How Seth Gabel Is Stealing Hearts In Both Universes on FRINGE”

“An Evening Celebrating the Mysteries of FRINGE with Anna Torv and John Noble

“Inside FRINGE’s Puzzle Box: Has FRINGE Lost Its Heart and Its Hero?”

 “A Twist of Fate: An Unexpected Love Story Blooms Amidst FRINGE’s Tragedy”

 “FRINGE: A Tale of Three Broken Lives”

 “FRINGE: Peter’s Journey From Hero to Villain”

 “John Noble and guest-star Christopher Lloyd share what to expect when FRINGE returns”

 “Torn Between Two Realities: Is it wrong to love the alt-verse on FRINGE more than our universe?”

 “Anna Torv is having a ball playing Olivia and Alternate-Olivia on FRINGE”

 “FRINGE Executive Producers Jeff Pinkner and J. H. Wyman Share What to Expect in the Third Season”

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http://www.thetvaddict.com/2012/03/23/counting-down-the-final-8-episodes-of-fringe-season-4-with-josh-jackson-blair-brown-john-noble-and-eps-jeff-pinkner-and-j-h-wyman/

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