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I’m torn on if writing a review for this episode would be best or I should just keep it simple. I’m currently opting for keeping it simple but with some criticism? I’m trying for some middle ground. I really don’t want to critique what could have been our last episode of Fringe ever. I feel like I should just be grateful to Fox for giving us another thirteen episodes, and not complain about anything. At the same time, it is not our last episode, and I have a few thoughts.
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…
As promised on Friday, I am reblogging about the latest installment of Fox’s Sci-fi drama Fringe. Original post here but I imagine things that I spoke out then will also be more thoroughly discussed in this post.
"Letters of Transit" offered viewers a look at what happens when the Observers stop observing and start taking action. In 2036, the observers are in control and have split humanity into natives and loyalists. The original Fringe team has been missing for decades and the Fringe Division that survived remained so as a police department of sorts to keep the "natives" in check while being under the control of the Observers.
The episode offered what I believe to be one of the best of the series thus far. The episode deepened the show’s mythology and offered a new storytelling device. While I thoroughly enjoyed the episode, I don’t understand the relevance of it at this point int he season. Similarly it didn’t feel finished or complete. I’m not sure if it was meant to be 90 minutes or a two hour episode, but it needs more. I would love to see this episode act as a platform for a series of episodes, or even an entire season.
I need to start by addressing the fact that I LOVE that this show changes the opening for each new timeline, version/our understanding of the world(s) in question. Season one’s opening will always be my favorite, but I really enjoyed the 2036 future. Watch it here. It perfectly represented the future and feel of the episode. The show is more creative and pays more attention to detail than any other show on television at the moment. Fringe is quality television. I don’t understand why it doesn’t have a larger fan base.
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.
(Possibly) only five more episodes of Fox’s Fringe left ever. This is a fact that makes me very nervous and sad. I have complete faith the writers can bring the series to a reasonable close within those dates, but there’s so much potential still left in the two worlds. I do not want it to end. I don’t want these people to leave my life. The past four years have been incredible, and if this is it, I will truly miss them. I hope Fox lets us know soon. I rather know sooner than later, as I’m sure the cast and crew would as well. We all deserve an answer. #SaveFringe Fox, Save it!
Now onto the weekly review, featuring a double dose of our favorite Agent Lincoln Lee.
Initially upon viewing the latest episode of Fringe entitled “The End of All Things,” I had decided I wasn’t going to review the episode. I wanted to keep my thoughts to myself and let them grow over the next month without the show. However, after giving it some thought, I’ve decided to compromise by discussing some thoughts, concerns, theories and questions about “The End of All Things” without speaking to all of them.
…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.
Fringe is off to a great start in 2012. Hopefully the storyline that has been set in motion, will be enough to save Fringe from cancellation and carry it into another well deserved season. Fringe is one of the smartest series on the air right now. It would be a crime to cancel it.
"Enemy of My Ememy" explores the growing relationship between the two universes as they must work together to fight a common nemesis, the ingenious David Robert Jones. As I stated last week, David Robert Jones, has always been my favorite guest star on Fringe (aside from Leonard Nimoy); his reappearance couldn’t come at a better time. It makes sense that some of the villains the Fringe team faced in the timeline we are accustomed to, would also exist in the new one as well. It will be interesting to explore the commonalities of this David Robert Jones versus the one we first met, and how these differences change things.
It seems like Fringe has been gone for quite a while, but the break is finally over. It’s been even longer since I last reviewed the series. I wanted to take a break for a couple of weeks, to get back to appreciating the series as a fan again. Fringe is one of my favorite series on television currently, and my favorite on Fox.
"Back to Where You’ve Never Been" was a great episode to bring in the new year. Although, there was no "case of the week," the episode focused more on the characters and their relationship to each other than a particular science anomaly. While I find the fringe science very interesting, it is hard to deny the pull and strength the drama has had on the series and the story as a whole, which makes episodes like tonight’s necessary for it to function.