Fringe - Season 4
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Another point of interest was that since the timeline has altered to reflect the non-existence of Peter, then some characters are now alive who were previously dead, such as the alternate Phillip Broyles. The problem for me, and I guess most Fringe viewers, is now working out what happened in the last season that still did occur. Or will this no longer matter if Peter dematerialises
For me, season four was all about him. My feelings were invested in him. Out of everybody, I wanted him and Walter to live happily ever after. I used to like Peter/Olivia, but Lincoln, ahh, like you said, he's such a sweetie. He owns my heart. I stopped watching season 5 after finding out he wasn't gonna be a series regular. Like whyyyy He was the reason I continued watching it (which is kind of horrible for me to say).
Aside from the MIA Peter, the fourth season opener won't feel that different from what we've seen. It's a mix of freaky procedural cases with the underlying storyline of saving the two universes. Just less Peter.
The idea of being tied to the ones you love and transcending the constraints of space and time is one of the major themes of the season. \"The theme that were really interested in this year is life is valued by the connections that we make,\" Wyman says. \"What impact do you have to the people in your life If you weren't there what would they be like And vice versa.\"
Elsewhere, the two universes are still at each other's throats, but now they're forced, in many ways, to team up to save both sides. \"Both universes are [still] dying,\" Wyman says. \"The two sides are self-charged with healing their two universes and setting aside their differences to do so. The two sides trusting each other and actually trying to figure out what they're all going through is also a large part of the season going forward.\"
I think the cow made it, but not necessarily Gene. Since they have to shoot back in Canada. Nice to know Olivia isn't perfect, she stopped 10 feet short of the SS, but he closed that distance faster than she could pull the trigger. Might have been nice for Lee to have mentioned this guy is REALLY quick and might not be human. But wasn't Walter wearing his pants Other fans pinned down some of the musical and literary metaphors, except for ROCKIN' ROBIN, which played in Walter's lab shortly after the pigeon resurrected. Guess Peter could be tweeting soon. The Olivias' 'catfight' opening the season, I believe sets up some bonding and grudging admiration between the two as Olivia goes 'over there' to team up and solve one of their more stubborn cases this week. Bet the farm that one saves the other's life. I'd say Fauxlivia does, while Olivia solves the case. Still haven't figured out, \"My name is Olivia too.\" Such coincidences usually have a purpose, especially since we hardly needed yet another Olivia. I think we're around a half dozen and counting.
I didn't like how the show was being a little repetitive with its dialogue. I love the fringe that lets you decide what their words mean, but I do understand it is trying to appeal to a new audience.Lincoln should have undergone some test to join fringe, it makes no sense for some one to get clearance so quickly by not verifying their background.I can not wait until friday!!
The rewritten timeline concept was hated because it essentially negated everything that had occurred up to this point. Meaning, seasons 1-3 never happened because Peter never existed (actually, both versions of Peter died at a very young age). The viewers felt like all their time, their investment in the series, was thrown in the trash by the writers. In essence they were starting over again, from the beginning, with characters who looked familiar but acted different.
On the positive shocking side, Fringe was renewed for a fifth and final season of 13 episodes. This will be good for the series for two reasons. First, knowing this is the final season will allow the writers to focus on the mythology of the series and write a natural ending without having to worry about ratings. Second, Fringe has always worked better with mini-arcs of 4-6 episodes at a time. Some of its best episodes have come out of these mini-arcs, such as the storyline where Fauxlivia (from the red universe) infiltrates the blue universe, posing as Olivia. So, with only 13 episodes left, they can do two or three excellent mini-arcs to wrap up the entire series.
Despite getting no decent writing, lousy lines, and no active storylines,Anna Torv was by far the outstanding actor this season, brilliant in every second on screen, the ungrateful AmberOlivia to Blue Olivia arc, and thankfully there still was some AltLivia as well.
Jeff Pinkner really hates Olivia Dunham as a character, never did anthing with her backstory, and this season version 1 had to chnage into version 2 via Cortexiphan for Peters sake (and the super Etta baby) and with another dose of Cortexiphan she was Activated by Bell ( strongest Olivia just meant able to deal with the most cortexiphan) an Walter killed her like an animal .
It really was a let down. Honestly, though, it is probably unrealistic to think they could have continued to keep up the insane level of quality they had going non-stop for the two previous years. And hopefully, yes, season 5 will be more focused and provide a great ending. They may be able to pull it off with a leaner 13 episode season.
But the story of 'Fringe' is greater than the program's fight for survival. What began as a clever excuse to play with monsters on television proved to have an exceedingly talented cast and a set of gifted writers with an understanding of how to connect the weekly installments, character arcs and larger storyline into a single cohesive season. The fact that (until season 5, anyway) each season was comprised of 22 episodes is an even more impressive feat.
At the beginning of season 4, co-executive producers J.H. Wyman and Jeff Pinkner had their hands full with the fact that they'd just wiped one of their main characters (Peter Bishop) out of existence at the end of season 3. While that wrapped up the problem of the convergent universes, it left the program with the conundrum of having ostensibly rebooted itself (the larger effect of Peter having been erased was to alter the course of history, and in a sense, reset the series). Instead of being forced to hit the reset button because they were out of ideas, Wyman and Pinkner parlayed that bold move into an examination of the fundamental nature of love, and how it impacts the collective relationships of the series' characters.
It doesn't take much to imagine how recalibrating the core bonds that had been established through three seasons of 'Fringe' could turn out to be an unmitigated disaster, but instead of building a new arc, Wyman and Pinkner set the return of Peter Bishop around his reclamation of the life he thought he'd sacrificed. But the writer's aren't beyond a little mischievousness when it comes to the fans' emotions, as they bring in Lincoln Lee (Seth Gabel) as a potential replacement for Olivia's affection. As such, season 4 becomes as much about Peter Bishop winning the girl back, as it is about the larger Fringe division escapades.
There is an overall theme of identity and the search for one's true place in the universe that carries over extremely well with the season's story arc, which is balanced between the welcome return of the once gruesomely disfigured and bifurcated villain, David Robert Jones (played with charming narcissism by the talented and underrated Jared Harris), and the increasingly hostile actions of said hairless fedora lovers, the Observers.
Though it's name would suggest otherwise, science fiction is typically at its best when it delves into the mystery and the complications that arise from the nature of human existence. As one of the few shining examples of quality science fiction on television today, 'Fringe,' unsurprisingly, does its best work along the same avenues. Season 4 has many highlights, but standouts include 'A Short Story About Love,' 'Making Angels' and the fantastical set up for season 5, 'Letters of Transit.' As the season had many large questions to answer, it never failed to tackle the philosophical question of what are the true ramifications of love and what becomes of a person who is willing to exchange what they think they know for what they know they feel
'Fringe' season 4 is presented with a 1080p AVC/MPEG-4 codec that brings a richly detailed image on screen, which is effected only by occasional inconsistencies in clarity. Otherwise, the Blu-ray release of 'Fringe' manages to sustain a very good picture that, in the case of close-ups, ventures briefly into the fantastic category.
The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track is a full service endeavor on 'Fringe' season 4. As each episode is outfitted with all the trimmings found on big-budget films of the same ilk; namely explosions, gunfire, things going bump in the night and a fantastic musical score. In this case, the audio track services them all very well, and still manages to produce clean, crisp dialogue amongst many layers of what could have easily become a confusing and busy atmosphere.
I think we can all agree: This was a wonderful episode, if one that came completely out of left field, seemed oddly disconnected to where the storyarc from this season has been headed, and was strongly reminiscent of Dollhouse's \"Epitaph\" episodes, which may not be the best thing considering what happened to that series. And yet... There was so much to deal with this week. For example...
I admit it: The appearance of William Bell in amber caught me by complete surprise, and that's despite my wondering what his story is in the rewritten timeline at multiple times this season. Was this just something thrown in to blow our minds, or a hint about what's to come in the last couple of episodes this year
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