Originally Posted by archiguy
I suggested after his last post if he had a problem with that episode, he really doesn't get what 'Fringe' is all about, or where it's going. Best he drop out now and avoid the next season entirely (since we now know where they're ultimately going) to save himself further anguish. 'Cause if he hated last week's episode, he's really
going to hate next season. It's for his own good.
On the bright side - we get another season. Thank the gods.
The risks the showrunners take with Fringe are amazing. What other mainstream network show completely changes narrative, characters and throws curveballs like that while staying true to what the show holds dear? The 2036 episode was FANTASTIC.
Here are my thoughts. This season will wrap up the David Robert Donald Bingo Mzypltix Jones storyline. We'll see the impact of that on both (or one combined) universe and the storyline will end. I don't necessarily think the manimals and other skipped plotlines will all be tied up in a neat bow. Just the current Jones/evil-Nina one.
There is no reason that the Observers future we saw last week is the crux of next season. Think about it. The future we saw had a dead Olivia and no Lincoln Lee. It also had some key recurring characters (Etta) that would force increased costs and we all know Fox and WB are trying to stem their losses here. Setting all episodes in the future with the FX and the like to make it believable would also be expensive.
While the evil Observers storyline may be a key part of next season I don't think it is necessarily the core of next season. But tell you what, I would love to see a season with a fully functioning Walter (not Walternate) kicking ass and taking names as a good guy...or at least on the side of the good guys.