Fringe: Nimoy Returns For Bell/Bishop Face-Off

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The showdown that Fringe fans have been looking forward to for the past two seasons is finally coming to fruition as Leonard Nimoy is set to return for the second season finale as the illusive William Bell, to throw-down with his one-time partner, Walther Bishop (John Noble).

Consulting producer Akiva Goldsman (who will be directing the two-part finale) says,

“William and Walter will finally face off in the finale. These [characters] have so much that they’re bringing to bear. And Leonard and John are two fantastic actors.”

“We’re trying to do the last two episodes as a singular event, a little bit more movie-like. It’s really one big story. We’re approaching it like a mini-feature. It’ll have a singular narrative drive.”

Zing! Boom! Color me excited. After we reported that Leonard Nimoy had finished his filming for Fringe I was extremely disappointed that there was no interaction with Walter, but now I’m glad to see that they’re saving it for the finale.

And it gets better: the William/Walter confrontation won’t be the only payoff for viewers as producers intend to follow through with Peter’s storyline and origin from the alternative dimension.

“We’re going to be looking very closely into Peter’s [Joshua Jackson] identity, Walter’s choices in the past, and Walter’s choices in the future. And by the end of the season, we’re all going over to the other side.”

Following Walter’s slip-up revelation to Astrid, I can’t imagine what’s going to happen with this, but if it leads to everyone “going over to the other side” then sign me up!

Although, what happens if Fringe doesn’t get picked up for a third season before they can set set an end date that? The ratings have been decent, but nothing amazing. If this is it for the sophomore series are fans going to be left hanging with all these unanswered questions?

“Good stories typically have sufficient closure, but also have the promise of continuing — even if you’re not watching them continue. So, short of killing somebody — which we’re not doing — we’re just treating it like the end of a movement, not the end of a symphony.”

Check and check. Count me in, Fringe. Even though I have no idea what’s going on, you have me hooked.

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What do you think? Is there any way this William/Walter confrontation could be a good as we hope it will be? What do you think is going to happen with the Peter storyline? Are we finally going to figure out what’s going on?

Someone please tell me because all these questions are making my head sad.

Make sure to catch Fringe Thursday @9PM on Fox as the show will be taking a two month break following the February 4 episode.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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  1. I'm a huge FRINGE fan, seeing it as one of the few smart dramas on TV that isn't part of the CSI ring; no insult towards CSI intended.

    What I would like to see and I think this is doable with JJ Abrahams connected items is a cross show – cross network storyline where different shows tie or connect to each other. My father who is also a fan of Fringe is just as faithfull to LOST as I and he once theorized that the folks behind the story were bridging the world of FRINGE with LOTS. His thought was that LOST would end in a point in time and or plot line where FRINGE started at. In other words at the point where LOST is ending we start to see in FRINGE, flashbacks to what caused the initial yet to be seen behind the sceenes vent that set up what we see in FRINGE from the openeing between 2 worlds to the presence of lifeforms from thsi alternate world.

    Personally I thought he really had something but that was a year ago, when FRIINGE had only been on for about half a season and so the possabilities were mire open then. Still, it would be nice to see a cause & effect relationship between differents hows even if they are on the same network. It would be a great way to take the TV show drama to the next level.

  2. I think you meant to say that they are not on the same network. Because they aren't. I don't follow Lost, though. I tried once, but it didn't work out. I also believe that cross-over shows should be left for the Disney Channel. Or the Dark Tower series.

    I like Fringe, but I just don't think the writers out there know how to write for female characters. Seinfeld had this problem with Elaine at first. Sunny->Philadelphia had it awhile ago too. Basically, I like Olivia, but she's needs to have more going on. She wasn't mentioned in this post, which probably means there is nothing that is going to go on either. I would compare her role so far this season to the ratings: decent, but nothing amazing. Watching the second season is somewhat a relief though, and maybe somewhat hopeful: Astrid has been in scenes outside of the Harvard lab, and there were at least a few episodes where she didn't just say, “I'm on it.”

    A third season is a must. They've only begun to grow their wings. I want to see them fly.

  3. I LOVE Fringe, and this face off between Walther and William gets me really excited. I do hope that it does get picked up for a 3rd season, because I would be really dissapointed if it doesn't.

  4. I've been impressed with FOX leaving this sci-fi orientated alone, relatively. I think that as long as the creators have an end date in sight… like we can conclude this series succcessfully in six seasons, then their plots will stay on target, with a purpose.

    William/Walter face-off will be intense. We know how protective Walter is of his family and William Bell might be the type of person to go after Walter through Peter, Olivia, or Astrid. We haven't gotten to know Bell a whole lot… I would love to see Leonard Nimoy play a bit of a baddie (that's just creatively, not because I think the Fringe division needs another sort of advesary).

    They have been dropping hints for ages now that Peter died and Walter took a Peter from an alternate universe when he was still a boy. How does Peter not know?!? I'm hoping we'll get some more information on the Observers. Maybe William Bell knows something we don't… besides heaps of others things.

  5. I can barely imagine the possibilities of what could happen when they go to the other side (all of them- squee!) Of course, there's going to be something that drives them to cross over in the first place and that'll probably dictate a lot of what does/doesn't happen but, all the same- will Peter know before he goes that he's “going home” or will he learn the truth there? Will his real parents be there for him to meet or has something tragic happened to them in the wake of his abduction (or because of it)? Will Peter be tempted to stay in the alt-universe? And what is that confrontation between William and Walter going to look like? I've also got to wonder as well if there will be Observers in the alt-universe and if there will be a show-down with Newton. A lot of questions, a lot of anticipation- a lot of excitement!!!

  6. I can barely imagine the possibilities of what could happen when they go to the other side (all of them- squee!) Of course, there's going to be something that drives them to cross over in the first place and that'll probably dictate a lot of what does/doesn't happen but, all the same- will Peter know before he goes that he's “going home” or will he learn the truth there? Will his real parents be there for him to meet or has something tragic happened to them in the wake of his abduction (or because of it)? Will Peter be tempted to stay in the alt-universe? And what is that confrontation between William and Walter going to look like? I've also got to wonder as well if there will be Observers in the alt-universe and if there will be a show-down with Newton. A lot of questions, a lot of anticipation- a lot of excitement!!!

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