The thing about Fringe for me is this: A lot of the episodes over the course of the series have been a huge disappointment. In fact, most of the third season and this final season have been a letdown. And yet, I love the show. I love the characters. I love the show’s ambition. Even when it falls on its ass, Fringe is usually trying for something different, and I think that this final season — without the show’s regular showrunner, Jeff Pinkner — it has flailed about a bit, not really executing the way it does when Fringe is at its best. But it had a good starting point, and what looks to be a promising end point, so even if the middle episodes were something of a slog, I think the payoff is going to be worth it (and last week’s episode, with the re-introduction of September was great).
In fact, John Noble has been criminally underappreciated by people who hand out awards (he’s the dramatic version of John C. McGinley), but in a series full of remarkable John Noble moments, the finale may end up being the episode that finally elicits the attention he so deserves. It’s gonna be a weeper, folks. Here’s the finale trailer:
Related: In an interview with TV Guide, Joshua Jackson revealed that he auditioned for both Captain Kirk and Bones for J.J. Abrams new Star Trek, and while he didn’t land either role, Jackson believes his auditions are what led J.J. Abrams to choose him for Fringe.
Also, here is the Fringe finale teaser poster.