The season 4 premiere of Fringe is mere days away, and we’re no closer to finding the answers to questions raised last season. In what’s likely to be the last teaser before the season proper, we get a good look at what Walter, Olivia and Astrid have been doing in the interim.
The Fringe team seems to be back to their old tricks, with the obvious exception of one member. Walter is experimenting with a life-restoring serum, with promising (if not soaring) results. Lots of other typically creepy science detritus is visible in quick flashes.
A notable addition to the Fringe Division appears to be Special Agent Lincoln Lee. Long-time Fringe observers will recognize him as the alt-universe Fringe Division captain who took over after alt-Broyles was waylaid. In the primary universe, Lee is an FBI agent (with nerdy glasses to boot), and it seems he’s filling in for Peter at the beginning of the season. Lee is played by Seth Gabel of Dirty Sexy Money – a show that also featured new cast member Michelle Krusiec.
Continuing on the same theme, the final trailer asks the recurring question: “Where is Peter Bishop?” See for yourself below:
Fox has sent out the first two episodes to the press, and Screen Rant will have a review of the premiere ready for readers on Friday. In the meantime, you might want to check out the following message, sent in-character from the man of the hour himself:
September 16, 2011
Dear Esteemed Members of the Press:
In the words of Mark Twain, one of my favorite novelists, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”
Where I am exactly, I can’t precisely say… and by that, I don’t mean I WON’T say, it’s just that I can’t seem to see or hear anything.
However, the writers and producers swear to me that I will be making my way back to Boston soon enough, and thus far they have done nothing to make me distrust them.
So it is with great pleasure that the first two episodes of FRINGE, Season Four, entitled, “Neither Here Nor There,” airing Friday, Sept. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), and “One Night in October,” airing Friday, Sept. 30 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), are now available for review.
They both contain the usual mystery, suspense, science and general nuttiness…although selfishly I wish they both contained a bit more of, well… me.
I hope you enjoy them.
As previously indicated, Peter won’t be seen much if at all in at least the first two episodes, though he’s absolutely coming back. If the letter is anything to go by, he may be in some kind of time-space limbo… though honestly, I don’t think I’d care to guess at this point. The mysterious Observers have a lot to do with Peter’s current situation, whatever it is, and they will feature heavily in the first part of the season.
Get your theories finalized and properly indented:
Fringe returns to Fox on Friday, September 23rd at 9:00 PM.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter