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JJ Abrams and star John Noble have good things to say about Fringe's impending series finale

Jan. 11, 2013by: Alex Maidy

FRINGE fans, we have only 3 episodes left before one of the better genre shows in television history leaves the airwaves forever. it has been a fun ride to this point, even if the final season feels incredibly disjointed from the first four. Needless to say, it will be interesting to see how everything will wrap up.

Tonight's episode, "The Boy Must Live", will be followed by the final two episodes airing on January 18th. Those two episodes are titled "Liberty" and "AN Enemy of Fate".

Co-creator JJ Abrams, who has not been actively involved since season one, told Entertainment Weekly that he has seen an early cut of the finale. Here i what he had to say: I mean, the script is unbelievable. I think it will be incredibly emotional. If it’s not satisfying, I don’t know what satisfying is.

As a producer, he is somewhat obligated to say positive things about one of his projects, but star John Noble, who plays Walter Bishop, has been vocal from day one how much he loves his character and the show. His comments to TV Line are what has me very optimistic for the final episodes:

I can honestly say that it was everything I had hoped it could possibly be. It tied up our character lines, it tied up the great story arc…. I was extremely elated. I hope history will judge it as one of the great finales of all time. I really believe they will.

If you had asked me in Season 1 where I thought Walter should finish up, it would have been exactly where he does. That’s the remarkable thing — it’s the perfect arc for Walter.

Walter Bishop is one of the all-time best characters in television. He is funny and tragic and incredibly interesting. It is a travesty that Noble has never been nominated for an Emmy for his performance on the show. I hope he is recognized next year in his last chance at a statuette.

Source: ScreenRant

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6:15PM on 01/11/2013
Maidy you're a fellow Fringe fan!? See, this already makes you 10 times better than Armond White.
Maidy you're a fellow Fringe fan!? See, this already makes you 10 times better than Armond White.
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8:51PM on 01/11/2013
Never got the hype of this show. When it comes to JJ Abrams shows, I think Lost and Alias are much more superior in their characters and story arcs.
Never got the hype of this show. When it comes to JJ Abrams shows, I think Lost and Alias are much more superior in their characters and story arcs.
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9:53AM on 01/12/2013
I really hope the finale is good. This season has been pretty brutal. I didn't realize there are only 2 episodes left now. Hope the finale is fantastic.
I really hope the finale is good. This season has been pretty brutal. I didn't realize there are only 2 episodes left now. Hope the finale is fantastic.
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11:02AM on 01/12/2013

Season 5 is a mess

I don't care what PR jibber jabber JJ and Noble are spilling right now. The season so far was terrible. The whole tape hunt made no sense at all, the observers were way too passive as antagonists and the scope of their powers still changes from episode to episode. This nights episode with its revelation of the basic plan was just a huge clusterfuck of plotholes.

Why didn't September just get another Observer-implant when even Peter could? Why could implant-Peter predict exact movements days
I don't care what PR jibber jabber JJ and Noble are spilling right now. The season so far was terrible. The whole tape hunt made no sense at all, the observers were way too passive as antagonists and the scope of their powers still changes from episode to episode. This nights episode with its revelation of the basic plan was just a huge clusterfuck of plotholes.

Why didn't September just get another Observer-implant when even Peter could? Why could implant-Peter predict exact movements days ahead while Windmark can't find 4 people with a 15 min headstart? Why make a bomb announce itself with blinky lights before detonation? Why did hunted September stay in the same place over 20 years? Why wait at all? Except for some rocks and a magnet he had it all: the future tech, the ability to read the plans, the boy. Did he really just sit on his lazy ass for two decades without trying to make the plan work by himself?
Or: why time travel at all? Just manipulate the lives of the scientists in the presence (or kill them) so they will never start the observer evolution. Did no one in that timeline see Terminator?? And what was the plan again after time travel? Show them a seemingly autistic weird mute boy in order to convince them? How was that supposed to work? Well maybe Michael will just touch them and reverse all the development of their characters as he did with Walter. That was the cheapest possible cop out for the split personality Walter imagninable. Just cut off that whole plotline with a simple touch. Yeah, very conclusive.
Why didn't September time travel the boy to the desired point in the future when he still had his powers. They already had found the observer child by that time and he met him.
This is all so laughably inconsistent and filled with major and minor mistakes. i.e. Astrid effortlessly and within secons "hacking" into computers which are 20 years of developement beyond her expertise; or a future police state without facial recognition camera surveillance. Okay, they have a super incompetent militia in place that only searches cars but ignores anyone on foot passing by.

Damn, I liked this show so much in its first three season, but it jumped the shark in season 4 and S5 ist just a world record try of how high you can stack bullshit.
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