‘Fringe’ Season 5 Trailer: A PSA from The Observers

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Prepare yourselves to be observed in the upcoming fifth and final season of Fox’s sci-fi thriller Fringe as Earth has been overrun by an army of inter-dimensional dictators known as The Observers. Don’t let their soft-spokenness and the hint of alopecia fool you – they require your full obedience and have the means to take it by force.

Following the events of the season 4 finale - which saw the death and resurrection of Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) and the big reveal that she’s pregnant with Peter’s (Joshua Jackson) baby – season 5 will catapult viewers to the dystopic future of 2036, first touched upon in the season 4 episode “Letters of Transit.”

The Fringe team has now become renegades in their own world and must combat The Observer invasion force with a baby Bishop in toe. Sadly, where there’s a war, there will inevitably be casualties. It’s almost guaranteed that one of our favorite Fringe team members won’t make it to see reality set right.

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Loyal fans hoping to see our Peter, Olivia, and Walter receive much-needed reinforcements from Lincoln Lee (Seth Gabel) and the alternate universe Fringe team will be sorely disappointed, as it looks like the bridge between universes has been forever closed.

In a recent interview with TV Guide, Fringe executive producer Jeff Pinkner had this to say on the subject:

We had a conversation with Fox earlier in the season while we were closing the door. One of our Fox executive partners said, ‘I was so sad.  I had tears in my eyes when we closed the door,’ and we said, ‘Yeah, these were characters that you never wanted us to introduce in the first place because you were afraid that nobody would care about them.’  She said, ‘I was so wrong.’”

Season 5 has also been cut down from the typical 22 episodes to just thirteen – not only in an effort to save money, but also to streamline the critical events for the final season. Ultimately, that means quirky (albeit frivolous) storylines have been cut out to create what will definitely be a much more intense season.

Fringe returns for its fifth and final season Friday, September 28th @9pm on Fox.

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  1. I can’t believe Fringe is coming to an end! I’ve faithfully watched it from the start and it’s going to be so weird to not have another season to look forward to. I’m really excited to see how they wrap it up, though, and I’m definitely looking forward to some crazy stuff with the Observers. I’m never home on Friday nights, so I’m really glad I can have my Hopper record this last season for me. I would hate to be out of the loop with any of my Dish co-workers who love it as much as I do – and I’m sure this season will give us PLENTY to talk about.

  2. I’m gonna miss this show.

    • agreed.

  3. which saw the death and resurrection of Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) and the big reveal that she’s pregnant with Peter’s (Joshua Jackson) baby – season 5 will catapult viewers to the dystopic future of 2036, first touched upon in the season 4 episode “Letters of Transit.”

  4. Great show. Hope it ends strong. It will be missed.

  5. I’m gonna miss this show so much…I loved it since the beginning…it’s always been intriguing and fascinating to me…I’m glad it’s getting at least a good conclusion…some shows don’t even get that and it always pisses me off! Fringe has been a great adventure and I’m looking forward to see how they’ll make it end! :’(

  6. … and so begins my farewell to Fringe. I suspect though not my love affair with Anna Torv, possessor of possibly the cutest half smile in the history of forever.

    • Agreed. Whatever she does after Fringe I’ll watch just to see that “half-smile”.

  7. we must not give up hope. We must Fight back. Resistance is fought at any moment Death to the observers!! I just got done spending what free time I had re watching season 1-4 and I got to say I really am going to miss the show but every thing has lead up to this point and I am glad they knew this would be the end of it so they can give it a ending it deserves

  8. I have thoroughly enjoyed this show and thought the ending to season 4 would have made a spectacular ending to the series, unlike the debacle that was the “Lost” ending. Although I am looking forward to season 5 and the coming of the Observers, I do have a concern with continuity. Previously, the Observers were made out to be altruistic and caring at best (as played by the characters “August” and “September”) and non-intrusive at worst. With the glimpses that we have seen from them in the future, however, they now appear hedonistic (partaking in drink and women) and domineering. Quite a departure, so I hope that, in the end, the new storyline, written for one final year, does not ruin the whole series.

    • Not at all; the Observers we’ve seen up til now have been teams of scientists sent back to, y’know, observe humanity. Now we know they were sent to kinda scout out the land before the massive invasion.

      It suits that these small teams, having watched people with all their bad and good have been quite peaceful, fascinated by us and even brought to compassion and feeling because of what they’ve seen. That doesn’t change the fact that they come from a future people who would do this to an entire planet just to save their own arses.

  9. I thought that guy was a Prior.