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Fringe's Final Season Poster Needs to Be Observed

You know how I feel about TV posters, but I'm going to make an exception for this one promoting the final season of Fringe because IT'S THE FINAL SEASON OF FRINGE!

As you already know, the bulk of Season 5 is reportedly going to take place in 2036, the same year the Season 4 episode "Letters of Transit" was set in. In that episode, our Fringe Division agents were reduced to babysitters for the human race as the Observers took over the world and established authoritarian rule. But there's a band of humans out there who don't want to bow before bald guys...

Coincidentally (or maybe it was fate!), I re-watched "Letters of Transit" last night, so my brain is still swimming and looking for clues. Aside from a few glyphs (the apple, Mr. Six Fingers), I'm not sure there's too much to read into in the image above. There's our freedom fighters Peter, Olivia, and Walter graffiti-arted onto a wall in 2036 while Observers carry on with their lives en route to the local hot-sauce bar.

However, I'm guessing we can assume that this is our first look at 2036 Olivia, since she was absent from "Letters of Transit." Is she wearing a leather jacket? Or is that denim? Fashion-forward Olivia, I like it! Correct me if I'm wrong, but we still don't know if Olivia was caught in amber like Walter, Peter, Astrid, and William Bell. So she could have aged. If you squint your eyes and throw some Tabasco in them, the image of Olivia does look like she could maybe possibly be a little older. The last time we saw her older was in the Season 3 finale, "The Day We Died," when Peter flash-forwarded 15 years, and let's just say Anna Torv aged well. Maybe she was ambered for less time than the others and thawed out early, making her age a bit? Hey, I'm just throwing things out here.

For comparison, here's a screenshot of Old-livia from the Season 3 finale.


Fringe's fifth and final season debuts September 28 at 9pm on Fox.


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the tabasco.. it's burning my eyes.. but no, olivia doesn't look older. i suppose i didn't need to do this since i've seen the first two episodes of season five..
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I think the first episode will show the purge. I don't know who else follows the code that they put in the episodes, but the ones from season four hint at the episode to follow.



http://fringepedia.net/wiki/Glyphs_code
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look close at olives eyes
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observer on right wearing ring, and observer on left smoking. Filty fecking habits theese guys got
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Why is it starting so late? Oh hang on it's this week - YAY!
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Does anyone else get the impression that there is an uncropped version of this poster somewhere that reveals the meaning of life?
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Hey guys, is the seahorse glyph in this poster? Cause I can't find it.
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I CANNOT wait for the final season! Fringe Fringe Fringe!
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This reminds me of the Banksy's work, as an revolutionary artist, that brings themes of slavery and injustice in the world, through his graffitis.
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Just one person here saw the resemblance with Banksy...but that's US TV after all.
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I like the series and can't wait for the finale though I need to watch the last season first. I look forward to watching how everything plays out because the characters are awesome and the story lines are full of character development and intriguing circumstances. I love the series so far!!!!!!!!!
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Hey there is a butterfly and a frog to go along with that apple and the hand. :) And it looks like something at the end of Fringe, a flower?



Anyone see anything else?
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its the leaf, not a flower :D ... i,m not seeing anything else either
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i think i found the flower too...on Peter's jacket at the rim of the poster... it's the flower right? i still can't find the seahorse and the smoke girl...wonder if they are in here
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The items that are shown before each commercial since the beginning of fringe are the same ones that you see on the wall. The apple (with the seeds that look like embryos), butterfly, frog, six fingered hand etc... they are all the pictures shown before each commercial break.
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yeah and they are glyphs that each mean a letter, the position of the dot is important
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I think I saw half a tiger face under the word "future", but can be only my imagination...
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Well... yes there is something like a face but I cannot tell if it is a Tiger or "The Beast" LOL, there is a drawing of somebody caught - presumably in amber - right below the word "The'...

This somehow reminds me of the Album cover from Santana's very 1st album... anybody knows what I am talking about?
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Yeah, it does think there's someone below "The"... and on second glance, I'm not sure is a tiger either, but it does look like a face of something.



Don't know the album, though.
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Love the poster. Me wants it "my precious"

Can't wait for it to start again.

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Well, good! The sooner we get this thing started, the sooner we can close this thing out and make room for "The Y Factor", another singing competition show...
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Ain't it!
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I feel no shame in admitting I let out a long, high pitched Squee when I saw that poster and realized it's only 8 days away.



Love Fringe so much. Got a friend of mine to start watching it last month. He is now approaching the midway point of season 4, hoping to be caught up in time for next week. :)
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As excited as i am for the future plotline I really hope they somehow incorporate the other universe into the final season. Such an amazing plotline that i think fell off a bit too early and never got the resolution it deserved.
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I love how they translated the 3 glowing spots into yellow blotches of spray paint...really cool :)
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DROOL. DROOL EVERYWHEREOHGOD.
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Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! ...

Wow, I apologize. That was completely inappropriate. It's just that the final season premier of Fringe is getting so close, anything related to the show makes me act like a teenage girl at a Justin Bieber concert.

Great poster, though. We got Ob-SERVED! ...

Wow, that was lame! I'm rusty, guys. Give me an episode or two. I'll get it back.
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I am very glad to see your post.



I, for one, like "ob-served". I vote we keep it.
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It is so good to read your posts.
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Yes!!! I love tv posters! And the ones from Fringe are always cool. Not a very big fan of this one though. The one for the 4th season was way better.
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What's the matter with tv posters?
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I never noticed that hand had 6 fingers! i was disappointed when there was only one future episode last season so this should be awesome.
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I really freaked last year when I thought they were taking Fringe off the air. In my opinion this is "absolutely" the best scifi show on TV PERIOD. I hope they keep this one for about 10-15 yrs. like they did Star Trek.
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Um return to freak out mode this is the last season and they aired them to close the show out right for the fans. This was said last season when the show ended and if you look at the promo it says final season...
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Awesome stuff!! Now excuse me while I go peel FringeFanatic off the ceiling.
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THANK YOU! I've been waiting for hours for someone to get me down. You're the best, wind_shadow!
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Cool, looks like it will be Fringe Division vs the observers.
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I've started watching Fringe at the beginning of Summer, finally catching up being intrigued and all. So my memory is very recent. When Peter first flashed forward in Season 3, things were very different to the flash forward to 2036 in season 4. In the first 2036 flash forward, when Walter was the first to be freed from Amber, and later Peter and Astrid, Olivia must've died and I believe it was William Bell, who killed her. Etta (or Henrietta) said she'd last seen her parents at the age of four, in the year 2015 before the bunch was ambered, but she was wearing a bullet that had been fired and obviously hit something on a necklace and was playing with it every now and then. Walters remark at the end of that episode made it quite clear, that William Bell had done something to Olivia (quite probably shot her).

I'm guessing, though, the season finale of season four means that they'd altered the time line yet again, because clearly Olivia is alive in the season five trailers (and on this poster). Somehow they'll still end up ambered, though. Plus, the season five trailer also indicates that they'll be all removed from the amber together this time, because Peter and Olivia are talking about their daughter as if neither of them have seen her grow up.

The first flash forward with Old-livia and her niece belongs to a different time line, the one before Peter went into the machine and then got erased from history.

Makes sense?
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Yep. The Observers were still just watching in Peter in the future ep. This 2036, they are the enemy. Different timeline.



But even though she seems to have made it to 2036 alive, that shadow of all possible futures where she has to die is still looming on the horizon. Unless they changed that, too.
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WHAT? I thought Fringe started in October, so now I'm happy.



As for the image

-Why the Tour de France font+yellow dot? Is season 5 just bicycles?

- Needs less photoshop

-Awesome
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I totally see the Tour de France influence. Maybe the fight for the future will happen in 21 stages?
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Relax, it will be over soon enough...
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A week from tomorrow!!! :D Between this premier and the Person of Interest premier, the wait for next week will be excruciating. Can't wait to see more of the evil Observers.
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8 DAYS! Waiting for Christmas morning as a kid wasn't this difficult.
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it should had started yesterday!
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