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Fringe, The End is Near

Posted on July 16, 2012 at 4:13 pm by Justin Cavender

Although the Fringe panel was set to start on Sunday at 10AM, fans began lining up outside of Hall H the night before. By the time we showed up for the panel at 6:30AM, we were at least a 1/2 mile away from the entrance to Hall H. Luckily for us, we made it just in time! The panel consisted of cast members Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Anna Torv, and Jasika Nicole.

Last season, we were given a glimpse into the future with the episode Letters of Transit. Observers have taken over the planet, and now rule the human race. The fringe team that we have come to know and love, have been trapped in amber for twenty years. Simon Foster (Henry Ian Cusick), and Henrietta Bishop (Georgina Haig), work together to free Walter, Peter, and Astrid. By the end of the episode, Simon is now trapped in amber, and Peter realizes Henrietta is his daughter. Olivia’s fate is still unknown to us, However, Walter made a comment suggesting William Bell did something to her.

Fans were treated to a teaser trailer for the upcoming fifth and final season. Without the use of a DeLorean, we travel back to the future, where Letters of Transit left us in the year 2036. The Fringe team will go head-to-head against the Observers, fighting for the freedom of the human race. Although this season will only be 12 episodes, we Fringe fans should consider ourselves lucky. Fox could have ended this show much sooner.

During the panel, each cast member was asked which scene was their favorite. Jasika Nicole mentioned the scene when Olivia finds her clothes in the washing machine that Fauxlivia had been wearing. She feels so violated, and throws her clothes all over the place. Although there was no dialogue, it was a really powerful scene. Anna Torv’s favorite moment in the show was Astrid having the conversation with her alternate. Anna expresses how much respect the entire cast and crew have for Jasika, and this moment in the show was overdue. By the time Jasika, Anna, and even Lance Reddick are done talking about the scene, they’re fighting back tears.

As excited I am for Fringe to return in the fall, I can’t help being sad. I’m going to miss Walter calling Astrid a different name every week. I’m also going to miss that feeling I get after the Fringe team saves the day. There is definitely going to be a void in my Friday nights. Hopefully, the Fringe universe will find a way to continue. Either in a comic series, or wait for it… a feature film. I won’t be holding my breath though. Fringe will begin it’s fifth and final season on September 28, 2012 at 9PM on Fox.

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