Fringe's Series Finale Trailer Portends Doom (VIDEO)

Fringe ends forever on Friday. Yeah, sad stuff. Obviously we'll miss Walter and Peter and Olivia and Astrid and that dwarf whose head exploded in the subway, but do you know what's going to be just as painful? Not seeing anymore of the awesome Fringe promos that are constructed by some incredibly underpaid mad genius in the basement of some building in Beverly Hills.

But with only one night of Fringe left, the promo department dialed back its cryptic teases down to a 7 and appropriately let a lot of new footage take the spotlight. And you know what? The new footage looks pretty spectacular and like everything you want out of this plot-heavy action film of a season.

Uh-oh, is Walter going to die!?!?!!? "Do you have the courage to sacrifice anything?" "I know in my soul this is what I'm supposed to do." Kinda sounds like Walter is gonna die, if you ask me.



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Jan 17, 2013
That show is all about choices and how it is affect space and time. All that happened in Fringe was always about Walter's choice to kidnap Peter to the other side in order to save him from death.

To be consistent with the timelines we've come to know, if the plans works and the observer creation doesn't occur, it means that September isn't there to distract Walternate from the remedy in the 1980's. It is most likely that Walter's sacrifice will restart a new timeline!
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Jan 16, 2013
I just hope they don't give us another Lost finale
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Jan 16, 2013
Looks AMAZING!!! Best promo ever. Can't wait but at the same time devastated it's ending.
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Jan 16, 2013
Dream finale: They go to the otherside, we see what's been up with Lincoln Lee, they talk to Walternate, he takes the place of our Walter, and when all is said and done, Olivia, Peter and Walter get to live the rest of their days solving "normal" Fringe crimes.
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Jan 16, 2013
I think he will die, and actually won't mind dying as he does not want to become "the old Walter" again, and with Nina gone, there is no one to fix him this time :(
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Jan 16, 2013
Why not kill Astrid she is pretty useless for most of the series at list this way her character will do something except babysit Walter
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Jan 16, 2013
While Astrid handles a lot of communication, research and support tasks, I agree that Astrid doesn't add that much in terms of story. I would have loved to see more Astrid-centric episodes expanding her character and backstory, but seeing her interact with her other world counterpart was pretty cool. Killing her in the finale wouldn't make any sense though, imo.

Anyway, I'll miss Fringe but I like the fact that the show is ending on a high note. A few more seasons could really have hurt the overall quality. Longer shows often become watered down, repetitive or unfocused. Now it ends as one of the very best sci-fi shows ever! I'm confident the finale will be amazing and satisfying, both emotionally as well as plotwise.
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Jan 16, 2013
Epic trailer! Can't wait!
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Jan 16, 2013
Man I am soooo gonna miss Walter Bishop!!!! snif...
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Jan 16, 2013
Fringe movie!!
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Jan 16, 2013
meh.... they already said that Walter would have to die in prior episode (Donald confirmed to Walter)
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Jan 17, 2013
yeah but remember september also said the same thing about olivia last season. dying isn't always permanent.
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Jan 17, 2013
even vampires don´t stay vampires forever these days, LOL, you are right - maybe when they said "I'll have to sacrifice myself" he didn´t mean death
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Jan 16, 2013
More great work from the "Fringe" Promo department. I don't know which is better, this promo or the one they put out for the season 3 finale. Two very much blockbuster movie trailers that are absolutely awesome, and yet do not exceed the awesome quality of the show. I will miss this show greatly.

(And unfortunately, probably the last work from said promo department, at least on this show, given that it's ending. Can I put in a request for this team to be transferred to being the new promo team for Joss Whedon's "S.H.I.E.L.D"?)
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Jan 16, 2013
Said promo genius Ari Margolis will be working for Fox's new show The Following
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Jan 16, 2013
I'm sad about Fringe ending blah blah blah... So, Tim, when Fringe ends is there any chance that you go back to reviewing Supernatural and/or Being Human? Your reviews were the primary reason I started watching those shows, and now I miss them... :(
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Jan 16, 2013
The one thing I don’t get, their plan is to make it so the observers never existed right??? Doesn’t that mean peter and walter die back when walter originally pulled peter from the other universe? Because September was the one that saved them. So no observers = No September = No one to pull you out of the frozen lake = They die… right???
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Jan 16, 2013
Welcome to time travel in fiction... Handling the paradox is a pain. There have been creative ways around it... too many to list. I'm curious how the Fringe writes are going to handle it
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Jan 16, 2013
They actually already did handle the time travel paradox in season 3 extremely well with the First People and Walter. It was very logical although not everyone quite got it. As long as they apply the same rules in the finale it'll be fine.
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Jan 17, 2013
I commented some episodes back that, as the First People were shown to be the Fringe team, then perhaps the point of season 5 was to make them so. Effectively, killing the Observers meant creating the past as we know it. I think only one person got what I was on about though.
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Jan 17, 2013
As long as they implement a loop there won't be a paradox. I don't remember your comment but what you said is somewhere along my expectations. That's why I'm so disappointed that this episode time went linear for everyone suddenly.
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Jan 16, 2013
Actually no observers would mean that September didn't interrupt Walternate in his lab and he would save Peter. Walter would not have any reason to cross over to the red universe and save him.
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Jan 16, 2013
Exactly.
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Jan 16, 2013
This season has had its ups, its downs, and its..ehhhs. But I am certain the finale will be something special. So looking forward to it, and SO sad to see it go.
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Jan 16, 2013
That. Was. Freakin. Awesome.

It will be a bitter sweet Friday, but I am ready for it. This show has cheated death on so many occasions, so the fact we got a 5th and final (albeit shortened) season is a miracle in itself.

So bring it on. I really hope we will all be happy with whatever transpires. And if not, at least all be relatvily satisfied. But at the end of the day, no matter how it ends, FRINGE had a great run; the little show that could ending with its 100th episode. Thats pretty remarkable if you think about it.
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Jan 16, 2013
It will be a bittersweet Friday...
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Jan 15, 2013
Epic trailer, let's hope the finale lives up to the hype.
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Jan 15, 2013
We always had heard that Olivia dies in any timeline so has that changed? It looks to be epic but I still don't like the season 5 route ultimately. Would have been awesome to at least have 5 seasons and end it like Season 4. Since that's what the whole series built up to. I still accept it. :P
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Jan 17, 2013
Knowing that Olivia was pregnant before she died and run off of Cortexiphan. It would have been nicer if Henrietta would have some genetic evolution with the cortexiphan and become a Fringe event herself in 2036 while the resistance used Walter's artefacts to play with the observers!
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Jan 16, 2013
Olivia died in the season 4 finale. She was shot in the head and died. She came back but the words that September said has technically been fulfilled.
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Jan 15, 2013
ahhhh!!! gud ol cortexiphan! i remember what has happened due to olivia being on that stuff!!! the abilities that has given her in the past!! this should help them on their quest!!! just like "The X-Files" back in the 90's, im sad to see the premiere Sci-Fi Show of the past !0 years will be done at the end of this week!! just one side note tho, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do not make a movie from this great series!!! it will just ruin what imagination it leaves us with!
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Jan 15, 2013
I don't want to let go.
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Jan 15, 2013
I don't know about anyone else, but one of my roommates and I are throwing a Fringe Finale party. Anyone else doing something?
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Jan 15, 2013
Mass suicides?
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Jan 15, 2013
Hold up, are they actually briefly showing the other universe!? That would be spectacular. I think I just geeked out. The last half of the clips from the trailer look brilliant. Fringe, I am going to miss you. D:
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Jan 15, 2013
I HOPE Walter doesn't die and I will be sad if he does, but he's old and that's what old people do.

Olivia and Peter and Astrid better not though, or I'm going to spend most of Friday night bawling my eyes out. Not very fun plans for a Friday night :(
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Jan 15, 2013
HEY!!! I am old dammit and not ready to die.
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Jan 15, 2013
I don't want you to die either!! Hang in there, old buddy.
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Jan 15, 2013
Personally I think Walter's character is the best on the show but I wouldn't care if he died in the end since the show will be over.
Of course they did the same thing with Peter and the machine, hyping it up as though he would die if he used the machine and then he didn't die, or at least not permanently.

The trailer looks awesome though! I can't wait to watch it.
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Jan 15, 2013
Or perhaps the Walter we knew from the show will "die" and become the old, scary, evil genius Walter that he was before the show.
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Jan 15, 2013
I'm hoping Walter doesn't die. BUT... from the previous episode apparently the plan requires it.

But perhaps "death" is a metaphor. Perhaps it requires him making a one-way-trip to the future with the Observer child and thus out-of-sight, out-of-mind. Perhaps it's an actual death. Only time will tell.
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Jan 16, 2013
I am so upset at that thought of losing Fringe! What is wrong that we can't keep a descent SciFi show on regular TV? You would think that the younger generations would be more into a good SciFi show but it doesn't seem to ever happen. It is frustrating! Goodbye Fringe, you were loved and will definitely be missed.
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Jan 16, 2013
Real Talk :-)
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