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Episode five, and the countdown continues. The final episode of Fringe is set to air January 18, 2013 in a two part finale. (My heart is already breaking).
I don’t want the show to end, and further more, I’m worried it won’t end how I envision it. But isn’t that the risk we take as viewers. We have to trust the writers, we’ve never met, to bring closure to us. While they can’t appease everyone, I do hope that they do justice to the series.
“The Recordist” marks the third episode of the final season of Fringe. While it was a good episode, I can’t say I loved it for one simple reason. The Fringe countdown clock is running. Each week the countdown ticks less and less. I love this show, and think it is great that even in the final season they continue to expand thinga. However, I can’t appreciate those things in the same way now. If we had more time, I would be all for meeting new characters and new stories, but with such a finite amount of time left, I just want Walter, Peter and Olivia (Astrid too, I suppose). I just want the characters I’ve come to love in the past four seasons to have as much screen time as possible.
After tonight’s season five premiere episode, only 12 remain before the show draws to a close. I am very grateful to Fox for giving us these additional 13 episodes, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say I had hoped for more. Fringe was the one post-Lost show that really felt right. It by no means replaced Lost, but it became a staple in my television viewing schedule. I’m not sure what I’m going to do without it. It feels weird just thinking about it.
I have all the faith in the world that the writers can wrap it up in a manner worthy of the series, but I worry that they will not be able to answer all the questions they have put forward. Now that we are in 2036, I’m curious how many of the past-present (2012) storylines will fall through, or if they stop cold. I would very much be interested in what happened between 2012 and 2015 and then 2015 to future-present, 2036.
In this game of skill one must have above all else, Patience. The board changes, but very slowly. The art of chess, the art is knowing when a piece is most valuable and then, in that very moment, being willing to sacrifice it. For in the vacuum created by the loss of what is most precious, opportunity abounds, influences maximize, and desire becomes destiny. For example, on this board, the most valuable piece is the bishop. Therefore, for the game to be won…
I’ve been keeping a close track on all the renewal/cancellation rumors for Fringe’s fifth season, and from what I’ve been reading a thirteen episode final season seems promising. Lets all keep our fingers crossed that this in fact does happen. While I’d much prefer a full twenty-two episodes, thirteen is enough to keep it a live just a bit more. It gives the writers notice that this is it, so they can make sure they end it fully how they want it to end. It also will mean Fringe will hit the 100 episode mark which it is eligible to go into syndication. Achieving that many episodes for this series would be a spectacular feat for the series and a testament to its fanbase. So lets keep our thoughts positive, and continue to spread the word of #Fringe. As always #SaveFringe.
I hate that ratings for this series are so low. I watch a lot of television, I don’t even write about 1/3 of what I watch, but Fringe is easily one of the best, smartest series. It deserves more viewers. Although I had concerns about the direction the season was taking early on, the past several weeks have proven those concerns irrelevant over and over again. “The Consultant” continues to impress and bring season four to an amazing close.
Ever since Peter disappeared at the end of last season, and we were introduced to the altered timeline at the beginning of this season, I was always curious how the Fringe Divisions cases were the same or different due to the change. It has taken the majority of the season, but finally Fringe delivers what I’d been hoping for, and I was not disappointed.
“Nothing as it Seems” show how certain aspects of the universe outside Fringe Division and Massive Dynamic has changed. It seems in the Peter-less timeline, the villains were gaining the upper hand (slowly). David Robert Jones seems to finally be making a mark on things.
& a who has roughly 200 children dies.
“A Better Human Being” was an exhilarating hour of television. It kept a quick pace throughout while telling a number of different subplots.
…Now leaving Westfield.
Welcome to Westfield.
Now leaving Westfield.
Welcome to Westfield…Enjoy your stay, you can never leave.
Fringe is one of, if not the best, and the smartest series on television currently. It honestly kills me that this show doesn’t have the viewership it deserves. If the show gets canceled this season, it will be a major loss to television culture. I understand that other shows are cheaper and easier to produce, and have higher ratings, but there is so much trash on television, that I would hate to see one of the few good ones, slip away. I hope Fox sees that Fringe fans are dedicated and continue to give the show a chance. I still think, if they changed the time slot once more ratings may improve if there is less time slot competition.
Anyway, that is my little Save Fringe rant for the week. “Making Angels” was a fantastic episode of the series; one of my favorites. The case was good, there was more clues to the overall plot, the acting was fantastic as always, and finally there was a double douce of Astrid! It is about time Jasika Nicole had some more screen time. She is fabulous and Astrid is an underrated character for sure.