Once More, With Feeling: ‘Fringe’ Gets Musical?

Published 5 years ago by , Updated May 13th, 2013 at 7:28 am,

peter fringe Once More, With Feeling: Fringe Gets Musical?

Because the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Fox television series Fringe is singing, here comes Fringe: The Musical! Well, err, kinda. During an episode in May (titled “Overture”), the cast of Fringe will help Fox promote a Glee-themed week with an all-musical episode. Before you start a letter writing campaign though, consider the twist: the song and dance numbers are hallucinations inside Walter Bishop’s addled brain.

While this might sound like a waste of precious time – especially during what’s a sure-to-be pivotal May sweeps episode – it looks like the singing will have an important impact on the show’s twisty mythology. Cast member Jasika Nicole (Walter’s very patient lab assistant, Astrid) basically confirmed as much to Sci-Fi Wire without actually saying anything: “It’s essentially Walter kind of manifesting his [musical] idea. He’s trying to get his mind off of, you know, what’s going on because he’s just waiting to see what’s going to go on with Peter.”

Well, what is going on with Peter? [Spoiler Warning] Since the second season of Fringe has been building to the revelation that Peter is actually from the alternate reality, it seems logical that a scenario could arise where he goes back upon finding out. At least hopefully that’s the case, since the best episodes of Fringe are always the one’s that concentrate on the overarching story. Who cares about the Monster of the Week when more information can be gleaned about Massive Dynamic?

Fringe returns April 1 on Fox and, according to Screen Ranter Anthony Ocasio, it’ll feature an ’80s themed opening credit sequence. Don’t worry, it will all make sense once you see the episode.

Source: Sci-Fi Wire

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  1. I'm looking forward to Fringe FINALLY being back but I don't know how I feel about a musical episode. It makes sense that it would be in Walter's head but still I'll just have to see it to really be able to tell.

  2. I'm beyond impressed with the “Fringe” and FOX relationship. I'm excited about this musical episode. If Joss Whedon's “Once More With Feeling” taught us anything it's that just because it's gimicky doesn't mean that important information can't be conveyed.

    I'm expecting lots of little clues in Walter's subconscious that come to be realized for later arches.

  3. I think i'll just put on my closed caption for this one i'll get the words but no MUSIC, aaggg DAMN that GLEE
    Other than that yahooo Fringe is back

    till next time

  4. Buffy did it first.

    What is it with shows copying from Buffy every plot device and story and characters and dialogue and actors and music…..

    Oh that's right, Buffy was the best show ever to grace TV screens and of course very influential it seems.