‘Fringe’ Series Finale – Did it Deliver?

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Now that the Fringe series finale has aired, bringing an end to the story of Walter, Peter, Olivia and Astrid (as well as the Observers), the question must be asked: Did the final episode of Fringe provide a satisfying conclusion to the show?

When Fringe decided to take a 5-year time jump into the future for their fifth season and pit the beloved team against a group of time-jumping, invading Observers, the shift in tone for the series’ final season was noticeable, and the early storylines didn’t do much to change some fans’ minds. However, as the season continued, certain episodes began to stand out among the others. Enough, at least, to give fans hope that the much championed amazing” finale promises were true.

In the first hour of the final episode, it was a rush to rescue Michael, the Observer child, from Windmark and the rest of the Observers. After more than a few jumps through time and space, as well as the return of many familiar faces, it was obvious that the two-hour Fringe finale was pulling out all the stops for its final action-packed chapter.

As Fringe moves into its final hour of television, the severity of what must occur is revealed, and each character is given the chance to bid farewell to the audience as well as Walter, who, if all went well, will never be seen again. Many friends and foes were killed in the finale battle before Walter’s required time jump with Michael but, in the end, Walter was successful and time was reset, returning Peter and Olivia back with Etta in the park where the Observers originally came. This time, they didn’t.

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Although the absoluteness of the finale may leave some fans unhappy with Fringe’s conclusion, it could be said that the actual adventure that the fifth season ended on made its barrier for entry (and time commitment) worth it. But in the end, it was you, the fans, who help Fringe return season after season. So the question must be asked…

What did you think of the Fringe series finale?

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Fringe aired on Fox from September 9, 2008 – January 18, 2013.

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  1. Hi only just caught up with the last series and a couple of tiny things are bugging me (i missed a few episodes due to illness in the past).
    What was the relevance of the tulip Walter sent Peter , what did you think peters expression to it meant and why was it changed ….. as on the tape they watched in the lab he said he sent him a letter.
    Sorry I know they are silly points but they have really been bugging me lol’s.
    thanks to anyone who takes the time to reply

    • In an episode there was a man who could rewind time and was trying to go back to save his wife. Walter told him that he done the same thing and regretted because of all the disaster he caused because of it. Walter said that if he ever saw a tulip (somewhere I don’t remember where) then he would know god forgave him of what he had done. The “guy” sent the tulip to Walter but because rewound time Walter never remembered meeting the guy. So to Walter it meant he had been forgiven. I think that Walter sent it to Peter bc by him going into the future and saving his world it was his way of redeeming himself for what he had done.

  2. Judging from what we saw in the series finale, the alternate universe didn’t seem to have been invaded. Everyone was happy, Walternate had retired. The Observers had no problem switching back and forth, because that’s what they did when Olivia rescued Michael. Wasn’t the alternate universe seen as a potential threat to them? Why did they leave them alone? We know the 12 were also present on that Universe, like for example watching Back to the Future without Eric Stolz.