FOX (ended 2013)
Alternate Timelines & Time Paradoxes gives me a headache, but what Walter had done
could never have worked. The Timeline would have repeated.
Anyway Thank You To The Cast Of "Fringe" For Giving Me 5 Wonderful Years.
I will miss this show.
what a lot of people seem to have forgotten is that this observer filled universe is already an alternative to what was supposed to have happened.
At the end of s03 Peter was supposed to get in the machine and destroy the red universe. His consiousness went to the future and saw the consequences of his actions. There were no observers because they couldn't exist because the universe was ripping apart in 2026 (or whatever the date was). So he went back and changed it all. But if they could never have existed how could they have been there through the previous series?
The red universe was explained to us as one of an infinite of others where things were different because someone made a different choice. So at the end of the series we go back to the park and at that point suddenly, because of Walters actions, a new universe is created with no observer invasion. Walter and Michael wanted to show the Norwegian scientist that you could increase intelligence without losing emotions, and they obviously succeeded. This doesn't stop everything else happening, it just means it happened somewhere else. The observers showed they could travel between universes, which was the point of the previous episode. In some other place September still exists and obviously slipped over to the non observer universe to make sure everything happened the same way up to that point.
This whole show has had paradoxes before, it's just that we never really noticed at the time because we didn't know the observers were from the future. maybe that was the reason for the look on Olivia's face, she felt the split.
In the end did we really want Peter and Olivia to never have met? They gave us the ending we wanted (minus Walter, but then they always did throw in curveballs ). Either way I have enjoyed it and will miss this show.
Goodbye my friend Fringe.
The minute Peter stepped into the Machine he was no longer in this time line.. His re- appearance was a miracle and never explained except Olivia and Walter's love for him surpassed the impossible ( I guess) The timeline reset to 2015 because that is when the Observers invaded so that would have to be the reset. I think Olivia does remember what happened because of the Cortexaphan BUT will never say anything because Michael gaveher the shush sign. Peter will go to Walters lab and find the tape and watch it. MY one question is will Walter try to find the Bishops in the future? Will he ever try to cross over again? All in all I liked the end and I knew with no Observers the Peter question would be left with a hole but as I said Peter was erased so really not a question... Glad we got an end to this show I will miss it.
|A couple of things. With walter in the future he could have made sure that someone went into the past to save Peter, didn't nescarily have to be september. Also...lets not forget that with the weirdness that is Peter and Olivia, it's quiet possible they are still pardoxes already and therefore everything else might be effected, but htey wouldn't be. I'm wondering if they might some how remember the original future.|