May 15, 2012 by Anthony Ocasio
[WARNING - THIS POST CONTAINS FRINGE SEASON 4 SPOILERS!!!]
The battle will soon be upon us in Fringe season 5. As the Observers make their way into our world, will the Fringe team be able to prevent the events depicted in 2036 from occurring?
Speaking with TV Guide and TV Line, Fringe executive producers J.H. Wyman and Jeff Pinkner reveal what’s in store for season 5, how the impending battle will seamlessly fit into the series’ overall storyline, the huge payoff that’s waiting for fans at the end of the series, and much more.
While there’s no talk about the potential return of William Bell in season 5, one should never discount Fringe‘s ability to surprise its audience. Things are dependent on Leonard Nimoy’s decision to return, and it is not currently known whether or not he will reprise his character once again. Though, after his tremendous performance in the Fringe season 4 finale, hopes are high that he will.
Heading in to its final season, the focus is now on the Observers and what eventually occurs in 2036. Despite the season 4 finale having some fans worrying that the impending Observer battle will set aside many the series’ original storylines, the producers promise that Fringe’s fifth and final season will be a “huge payoff” for its loyal fans:
Wyman: Well, let’s say that basically 2036 is extremely important to Season 5. It’s crucial, but having said that, everything that you have seen in Fringe from Season 1 all the way to 4 is really, really, really, really important to what’s going on in Season 5, and 2036 is part of that.
Season 5 is designed to be very important, a huge payoff for loyal fans. They will feel like, “Because I invested in every single episode, and I have so many questions, I want these questions answered. And I want everything to be made sense of, but taken on a journey that just can’t be stopped. I want it to end in a place where I feel like everybody kind of belongs where they are and got what they’ve earned.” There will be a sense of satisfaction for those long-term viewers that go, “Wow, I really feel good. I feel OK about what has transpired, what I have watched. But I also can imagine life after that for our main characters.”
Given the limited amount of episodes, fans shouldn’t worry about unnecessary episodic stories. Fringe has an end date, and it’s now a direct line to the finish:
It’s a 13-episode sprint; there’s no filler episodes. It answers some very bold questions. It culminates with a very satisfying type of crescendo that really is so important for the fans, that’s the biggest thing. That’s the only thing that’s really important is to make sure that they feel absolutely satiated.Read the entire screenrant.com article here.