He spoke all the old words. He said they’re coming. He needed warriors. He said: “what was written will come to pass.” He said he knew how to wake me up! I shouldn’t have listened to him. Sometimes what we wake up, it can’t be put back to sleep.
“Fringe may have frustrated viewers with illogical, far-fetched interpretations of how spacetime works, but that was pretty easy to forgive when logic and scientific sense were sacrificed for beautiful stories about human relationships. And though I believe Peter and Olivia were made even stronger by all they went through in the now-obliterated version of 2012-2036, I have to say, this Fringe fan was pleased to see them get back to that rare bright, serene moment in the park in the end. And Etta could finally have her bath.”
Emily Rome. “The Greatest TV Couple of All Time? EW Staff Pick: Peter and Olivia.” Entertainment Weekly. April 11, 2013. Web.
It’ll never happen again. It’s really something that I feel is miraculous, and I know, in my career, I’m sure there’ll be good things, but I don’t think I’ll ever replace that little spot in my heart for Fringe.
The heart of “FRINGE” is, quite literally, its heart. “FRINGE” is, and has always been, about love. Not just the love story between Peter and Olivia, though that’s an important one. It’s about the bonds of love and affection that tie this band together, and keep them fighting long past the point they’re hopelessly overwhelmed, or like in this episode, they’ve clearly already lost.
If you go back to the very beginning of “FRINGE,” that’s what it was stealthily about, right? A bunch of souls driven by work, running away from their problems or locking their heart away (in an insane asylum), yet somehow through the magic of science finding their way together, to be with each other. That’s why, in essence, the entire fate of the Universe has always revolved around Peter, Olivia, and Walter: their affection and love for each other is the most important thing in the world of the show.
FRINGE, the critically acclaimed and fan favorite series, is booked for a fifth and final chapter that promises to deliver a climactic conclusion…in both worlds.
Set in Boston, the FBI’s Fringe Division started when Special Agent OLIVIA DUNHAM (Anna Torv) enlisted institutionalized “fringe” scientist WALTER BISHOP (John Noble) and his globe-trotting, jack-of-all-trades son, PETER (Joshua Jackson), to help in an investigation of an airline disaster that defied human logic. After the defining case was solved and furthermore revealed to be one of a series of unusual incidents linked together, the unlikely trio - supervised by Special Agent PHILLIP BROYLES (Lance Reddick) and assisted by ASTRID FARNSWORTH (Jasika Nicole) - was formed.