I don’t think I will ever be prepared for waht may happen in the final season of Fringe but this article made my blood run cold. Call it a premonition or me just being paranoid, but I think all of us Fringe fans will be in for quite a ride.
Pay close attention to the last paragraph.
‘Fringe’ finale: Exec producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman discuss those final moments, tease season 5
By fringeobsessed Email Post 6/08/2012 08:21:00 PM Categories: Fringe, Interview, Jeff Pinkner, Joel Wyman,Season 4, Season 5
May 11, 2012 11:59 PM ET ‘Fringe’ finale: Exec producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman discuss those final moments, tease season 5 by Jeff Jensen
A few weeks ago, Fringe zipped forward to the year 2036 and showed us a world ruled by The Observers, time traveling super-powered bald men from the 27th century with a passion for fedoras, hot sauce and flasks of ice water. Can Walter (John Noble), Olivia (Anna Torv), and Peter (Josh Jackson) do anything here in the present to avert this fate? If you’ve seen the season four finale, then you now know – SPOILER ALERT! – that you’ll have to wait until the cult fave’s fifth and final season for the answer. “That’s certainly the suggestion at the end,” says exec producer J.H. Wyman, referring to two revelations in the closing moments that would seem to pave the way for Observageddon. “The idea that September says ‘They’re coming’ and that Olivia says she’s pregnant really does set us up for what we saw in ‘Letters of Transit.’ At the same time, I will also say that everything you’ve seen over the past four seasons is hugely important to season five.”
Fringe is known for bleak cliffhangers that set up or tease the next year’s capture-the-imagination sci-fi idea. But the exec producers say that with “Brave New World,” they were going for something more emotional, less mythological. Hence, this year, our heroes got something like a clean victory/happy ending. Walter defeated William Bell’s wannabe god scheme to create a “brave new world” filled with strange creatures (and very few humans), while Olivia cheated death (from a bullet in the head, no less!) with her recently-conceived baby intact. Also: Astrid lives! Wyman calls the episode “the calm before the storm… a gentle closing of the door” to this part of the saga.