Fringe: Season 2 Finale Review & Discussion

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 10:25 am,

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Hopefully, tonight’s episode of Fringe will answer many questions fans have had since the series started.

Over the last two years, we’ve been introduced to numerous long-running mysteries. From the watchers knowing events to come, shape-changers that use modified walkmans with carpenter nails to obtain their forms, to the halved pieces of apple and signature womb babies that greet us before each commercial break – it’s safe to say that Fringe has held its cards close to the chest.

Walter Bishop traveling to the alternate universe in order to find his son, Peter, as well as the return of Leonard Nimoy as the illusive William Bell (in his final acting performance), leave no doubt that the showdown of the century is bound to happen.

With the help of Olivia, Astrid, and hopefully Gene (the cow), it’s time to take the battle to the other side in order to see what Walternate is up to – and most importantly, make sure that these two worlds stay where they belong.

Order your root beer float, purchase your blue cotton candy, and whip up some coffee yogurt, it’s the season finale of Fringe!


Unfortunately, the second season finale of Fringe has yet to air and Fox decided not to provide it in advance to the press.

So, I shall be watching tonight. Don’t worry, the review will be up shortly after the second part airs. Until then, check out some of our previous articles on the series.

Get Up To Speed With ‘Fringe 101′
Complete Guide To 2010 TV Season/Series Finales
Once More, With Feeling: ‘Fringe’ Gets Musical?
Fringe: Nimoy Returns For Bell/Bishop Face-Off
J.J. Abrams Talks Fringe End Date

Make sure to check back as Screen Rant reviews the second season finale of Fringe.

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  1. First half of the finale tonight was awesome, tho seemed mostly a buildup to next weeks.

  2. So far so good, we shall see how next week goes.

  3. The “twist” was wayyy to obvious ten minutes before the episode ended. To me it’s a letdown if you compare it with last season’s jaw-dropping finale.

    • … Spoilers if haven’t seen it yet …

      I kinda figured that too, we saw the “other” olivia standing there behind Bell before he passes out. I said to myself thats not really her before they even went back. But thats ok, because that ending was AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      P.S. I was soooooooooo happy when Olivia finally told Peter she loves him, didn’t say that exactly, but she told him. Yayyyyy about time!

      P.P.S., the “extra” scene on after the show, is really nothing special at all, a kind of boring extended scene and just an excuse for a Ford commercial, doesn’t continue the story past the episode.

    • I wouldn’t say that it was a letdown,but I will agree that it was telegraphed and you could see it coming a mile away.

  4. I want to Cryogenically freeze myself until this fall so i can start watching season 3 already.

  5. The thought occurs to me now tho, with the “real” Olivia still on the other side, Bell now dead too, and Walter still missing those pieces of his brain, how are they ever going to open a door to the other side again and get Olivia back?

    And they will realize its not the real Olivia I think. Peter especially, how could he not realize this isn’t the woman I love.

    • “…Bell now dead too…” Just for the record, Bell said he dies in a car crash. If Fringe has taught us anything, it’s that people DO NOT DIE in car crashes. It simply doesn’t happen.

      • *that is to say, the alternate Bell.

      • What are you talking about? Peter Weller’s character went back in time to save his wife,only to die in a car crash.

  6. If those from the other universe can come over here without any apparent problem, then Olivia may have to return with the help of someone over there. Maybe the fake Olivia will soften toward those on this side and help those on this side learn how to make the transition as easily as those from the other side seem to do it.

  7. Well, it was very obvious what the alternate Olivia was going to do when she gave a happy smirk to the orders she was receiving from the Secretary. It was a total give away when she called Bell, “Dr. Bell.” Our Olivia always refered to him as William Bell. If not mistaken, it required Oliva to open the window to get back, so it standsto believe that the alternate Olivia has some “gift” also because they made it back. That scene with Bell being the catalyst for the energy was so reminiscent of STII: Wrath of Khan, when Spock saves the ship. As for the future, I believe the alternate Olivia will get attached to the people around her, including her “alternate” sister and “alternate” niece and as soon as she finds out what the Secretary’s true goals are she will not let it happen.

  8. MikeL are you sure that was “our” Olivia which told peter she loved him!! I reckon even then it was the alternate olivia, as she knew that they had a thing going and played on it! I think the whole plan was for the alternate gang to infiltrate alternate olivia into our world in the first place…. hense the end “infiltration complete”