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(New York Daily News)   Beloved, award-winning long-running sci-fi show ends its run to record ratings. Too bad we're stuck in this universe. Raise a glass of strawberry-flavored death to the series finale of "Fringe" (8 PM EST, FOX)   (nydailynews.com) divider line 200
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2013-01-18 10:04:24 PM

Leader O'Cola: how did they not plan for Widmark ?

*facepalm*


As G'Kar would put it, he made a most agreeable *SPLAT*.
 
2013-01-18 10:05:08 PM
Time paradoxes? Eh, Fark it. Just go with the happy ending.

Great finale, aside from the last five minutes or so.
 
2013-01-18 10:06:48 PM
Called the ending at the last commercial break. Still loved it. That was about as good as they could have done it, I think.
 
2013-01-18 10:07:08 PM

braedan: Have we seen those sea-monkeys before?


"Check, please!"
 
2013-01-18 10:09:25 PM
I'd have liked to have seen William Bell at some point, even though he's dead. I just liked him.
 
2013-01-18 10:10:01 PM

braedan: Jerseysteve22: I'm glad it's getting a better conclusion than the X Files did. God did that payoff suck.

There was no pay-off for the X-Files, just a kick in the balls.


And on top of that, they release a movie 4 years before their invasion that was nothing more than a super sized monster of a week episode. The best episode of that show was when Mulder found out what happened to his sister then disappeared. It should have ended there.
 
2013-01-18 10:12:46 PM

Spiralmonkey: I'd have liked to have seen William Bell at some point, even though he's dead. I just liked him.


Seriously. The guy could have at least lent them a hand with the final plans.
 
2013-01-18 10:13:32 PM
Alright that was great. It got dusty in here when Walter saw Gene for the last time and told Astro she had a pretty name. Loved the white tulip at the end.. Felt like it needed another 15 minutes, but still, a great end to a great show.
 
2013-01-18 10:14:01 PM

NeoCortex42: Time paradoxes? Eh, Fark it. Just go with the happy ending.

Great finale, aside from the last five minutes or so.


I didn't think they would end by destroying everything that had ever happened on the show. I guess you could argue that Walternate still missed the cure and Walter still went over to get Peter but this time the ice didn't break or some passerby pulled them out of the lake. Oh and Walter was still willing to let Peter go in the machine.

All the same, I'm ok with the ending. Flawed as all hell as it was.
 
2013-01-18 10:15:30 PM

Diogenes: Blues_X: Diogenes: I lost track of that show when their scheduling got all wonky and I didn't have a DVR yet.  Too bad.  I really liked the first two seasons.

They're showing it on the Science channel, and it's available on Amazon Prime video.

Netflix and Hulu.

I may try Netflix.  Even though it's cheap, seems silly when I have OD for so much on CenturyLink Prism.  But Amazon Prime - is that streaming?  I like Amazon.  And I got a screaming tablet for Christmas.



Amazon prime > & not = to Netflix in every way
 
2013-01-18 10:15:41 PM
Whoa, the ending paradox is starting to kick in. Which reminds me...

Happy New Year

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2013-01-18 10:17:15 PM

Jocundry: NeoCortex42: Time paradoxes? Eh, Fark it. Just go with the happy ending.

Great finale, aside from the last five minutes or so.

I didn't think they would end by destroying everything that had ever happened on the show. I guess you could argue that Walternate still missed the cure and Walter still went over to get Peter but this time the ice didn't break or some passerby pulled them out of the lake. Oh and Walter was still willing to let Peter go in the machine.

All the same, I'm ok with the ending. Flawed as all hell as it was.


The paradox isn't Peter getting pulled out of the ice. If there were no Observers, Walternate wouldn't have been distracted when he found the cure. Peter would have been cured by Walternate and Walter would have never kidnapped him in the first place.

I'm not going to let it ruin the ending for me, but I really wish Peter or Walter would have pointed it out and at least hand waved some technobabble to dismiss it.
 
2013-01-18 10:19:28 PM
So farking good.  So happy these 5 years paid off that beautifully.
 
2013-01-18 10:19:57 PM
The Glyphs were LOVED and CLOSE
 
2013-01-18 10:20:40 PM

Jocundry: NeoCortex42: Time paradoxes? Eh, Fark it. Just go with the happy ending.

Great finale, aside from the last five minutes or so.

I didn't think they would end by destroying everything that had ever happened on the show. I guess you could argue that Walternate still missed the cure and Walter still went over to get Peter but this time the ice didn't break or some passerby pulled them out of the lake. Oh and Walter was still willing to let Peter go in the machine.

All the same, I'm ok with the ending. Flawed as all hell as it was.


the only possible interpretation is that Michael became god and willed their existence
 
2013-01-18 10:20:59 PM
Glad Olivia got to go TK on Windmark's ass. Michael played the long game with getting caught
 
2013-01-18 10:21:48 PM
Fringe should have ended just before the leap forward to fight the Observers. It was as if somebody hit the plot button reset because they wrote themselves into a corner. Would have made more sense if the Kromaggs walked through a portal gate as the Machine was about ready to switch off.
 
2013-01-18 10:23:56 PM

Sybarite: At least they have a shot at some resolution unlike Alphas and several other shows I was foolish enough to get hooked on.


Alphas? Bugger. I liked that. I also liked Stargate Universe and Terra Nova, I'm still in mourning for them.
 
2013-01-18 10:24:36 PM

NeoCortex42: Jocundry: NeoCortex42: Time paradoxes? Eh, Fark it. Just go with the happy ending.

Great finale, aside from the last five minutes or so.

I didn't think they would end by destroying everything that had ever happened on the show. I guess you could argue that Walternate still missed the cure and Walter still went over to get Peter but this time the ice didn't break or some passerby pulled them out of the lake. Oh and Walter was still willing to let Peter go in the machine.

All the same, I'm ok with the ending. Flawed as all hell as it was.

The paradox isn't Peter getting pulled out of the ice. If there were no Observers, Walternate wouldn't have been distracted when he found the cure. Peter would have been cured by Walternate and Walter would have never kidnapped him in the first place.

I'm not going to let it ruin the ending for me, but I really wish Peter or Walter would have pointed it out and at least hand waved some technobabble to dismiss it.


I just meant that to get Peter over here took two Observer-led steps: Walternate missing the cure and Walter & Peter being saved from the lake. Both would have to happen somehow without the Observers for the ending to be real.

And yeah, they could have thrown out something about the universe needing Peter and Olivia to be together like how the universe brought Peter back in the fourth season because Peter needed to be there.
 
2013-01-18 10:26:31 PM
I took it as everything happened the same up until the day of the invasion, and then Walter blinked out of existence.

Peter, i sent you a letter.

it contains something of mine.

What letter, Walternate?

i imagine you called me to ask

why would you send such a strange letter?

And when you tried to call, i didn't answer.

so you came to find me at the lab.

But i was not to be found.

I was here one moment

and vanished from the face of the earth the next.

I want you to know i'm fine.

and living many, many years from now.

What is this, Walternate?

You will never see me again.

you will never see me again because it had to be this way

To ensure the future of our humanity.

The boy and i, we will become a paradox.

Nature abhors a paradox.

It has to heal itself.

It does so by deleting me and the boy

At the moment of the invasion.

The boy and i will disappear after 2015.
 
2013-01-18 10:28:43 PM
Anyone notice that the portal opened at 6:02am? A callback to the Season 3 finale
 
2013-01-18 10:29:31 PM
Needed more Oldlivia.
 
2013-01-18 10:30:49 PM
JocundryI just meant that to get Peter over here took two Observer-led steps: Walternate missing the cure and Walter & Peter being saved from the lake. Both would have to happen somehow without the Observers for the ending to be real.

And yeah, they could have thrown out something about the universe needing Peter and Olivia to be together like how the universe brought Peter back in the fourth season because Peter needed to be there.

Okay, you're right.

I also think the white tulip was a pretty cryptic note to leave Peter since Walter made it clear that he never told anybody about that. It would make no sense to Peter at all. Now Olivia and Peter are going to go nuts looking for Walter.

As much as I liked the finale, it seems dangerous to think about it too much.
 
2013-01-18 10:37:21 PM
Serious question - I've never seen the show, and actually know very little about it. Now that most of you have seen the finale, would you recommend that Fringe?

Thanks in advance.

/Got burned by Lost.
//Will cockpunch Abrams if I ever have the chance.
 
2013-01-18 10:39:01 PM

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Serious question - I've never seen the show, and actually know very little about it. Now that most of you have seen the finale, would you recommend that Fringe?

Thanks in advance.

/Got burned by Lost.
//Will cockpunch Abrams if I ever have the chance.


It's worth it just for John Noble alone
 
2013-01-18 10:39:24 PM

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Serious question - I've never seen the show, and actually know very little about it. Now that most of you have seen the finale, would you recommend that Fringe?


Most definitely.
 
2013-01-18 10:40:18 PM
Etta was killed at sandy hook a month later
 
2013-01-18 10:40:58 PM

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Serious question - I've never seen the show, and actually know very little about it. Now that most of you have seen the finale, would you recommend that Fringe?

Thanks in advance.

/Got burned by Lost.
//Will cockpunch Abrams if I ever have the chance.


Absolutely. A lot of people get turned off after seeing the first few eps of season 1. They are admittedly.. not that great, but stick with it. It gets -much- better.
 
2013-01-18 10:41:03 PM

Jerseysteve22: Summer Glau's Love Slave: Serious question - I've never seen the show, and actually know very little about it. Now that most of you have seen the finale, would you recommend that Fringe?

Thanks in advance.

/Got burned by Lost.
//Will cockpunch Abrams if I ever have the chance.

It's worth it just for John Noble alone


Absolutely.

It was a surprisingly consistent show from start to finish.
 
2013-01-18 10:41:59 PM

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Serious question - I've never seen the show, and actually know very little about it. Now that most of you have seen the finale, would you recommend that Fringe?

Thanks in advance.

/Got burned by Lost.
//Will cockpunch Abrams if I ever have the chance.


I'd say yes. It's not perfect, it has some flaws but overall, it is good. The relationships between the main characters are fantastic.
 
2013-01-18 10:43:18 PM
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Coming in March, y'all.
 
2013-01-18 10:44:29 PM

Spiralmonkey: Terra Nova


I know a lot of people who said that Terra Nova was so bad that it was good. Meh. About the only thing it was good for was as a drinking game. If you took a swig every time there was a retarded hole in the writing, you were guaranteed to be on the floor by the 3rd commercial break.
 
2013-01-18 10:46:24 PM

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Serious question - I've never seen the show, and actually know very little about it. Now that most of you have seen the finale, would you recommend that Fringe?

Thanks in advance.

/Got burned by Lost.
//Will cockpunch Abrams if I ever have the chance.


The alt Universe storyline is great, the characters and their relationships and interactions are excellent. The finale was pretty good. I think this finale makes Season 4 much better.

Spoilers for you, but not everyone else: Everything was the same up until the invasion, the reason why the observers blinking out of existence didn't affect the first 3 seasons was because Peter blinked out of existence at the end of season 3. September never saved him. Everything happened in the new timeline.
 
2013-01-18 10:47:05 PM

Dinjiin: Spiralmonkey: Terra Nova

I know a lot of people who said that Terra Nova was so bad that it was good. Meh. About the only thing it was good for was as a drinking game. If you took a swig every time there was a retarded hole in the writing, you were guaranteed to be on the floor by the 3rd commercial break.


I don't know how you screw up a show about time travel and dinosaurs, but they managed to do it. They managed to find one of the most annoying families in television for main characters. I was actively rooting for the dinosaurs to win.
 
2013-01-18 10:47:47 PM

Dinjiin: Spiralmonkey: Terra Nova

I know a lot of people who said that Terra Nova was so bad that it was good. Meh. About the only thing it was good for was as a drinking game. If you took a swig every time there was a retarded hole in the writing, you were guaranteed to be on the floor by the 3rd commercial break.


The finale had a guy outrunning a T-Rex AND an explosion -simultaneously-. What more do you WANT, man!?
 
2013-01-18 10:48:39 PM

Jerseysteve22: Spoilers for you, but not everyone else: Everything was the same up until the invasion, the reason why the observers blinking out of existence didn't affect the first 3 seasons was because Peter blinked out of existence at the end of season 3. September never saved him. Everything happened in the new timeline.


Checking out the comment thread at the AV Club, some guy/girl named IndependentThoughtAlarm said much the same -

Remember Astrid's line in (I believe) Novation? "What's an Observer?"
The Observers had very little interaction and impact with the Fringe team in the Peterless timeline, and Peter's existence no longer depends on September saving him from Reiden Lake because that never happened, he was brought back by the POWER OF LOVE (TM).
Only the Observers' interaction with the Fringe Team in Season 4 matter to the reset, and you'd have to go through it all to confirm but it could be negligible to getting to the point of the Invasion/Non-Invasion.
Or course-correction. Y'know, whatever.
 
2013-01-18 10:50:06 PM

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Serious question - I've never seen the show, and actually know very little about it. Now that most of you have seen the finale, would you recommend that Fringe?

Thanks in advance.

/Got burned by Lost.
//Will cockpunch Abrams if I ever have the chance.


The second and third seasons are amazing. The first season is very monster-of-the-week, so it can be hit or miss. The fourth season had a fatal flaw that didn't resolve itself until very late, so it's tough to watch, but still enjoyable. The fifth season wasn't great, but wrapped up very well.
 
2013-01-18 10:50:36 PM

NeoCortex42: JocundryI just meant that to get Peter over here took two Observer-led steps: Walternate missing the cure and Walter & Peter being saved from the lake. Both would have to happen somehow without the Observers for the ending to be real.

And yeah, they could have thrown out something about the universe needing Peter and Olivia to be together like how the universe brought Peter back in the fourth season because Peter needed to be there.

Okay, you're right.

I also think the white tulip was a pretty cryptic note to leave Peter since Walter made it clear that he never told anybody about that. It would make no sense to Peter at all. Now Olivia and Peter are going to go nuts looking for Walter.

As much as I liked the finale, it seems dangerous to think about it too much.


Peter and Olivia should find the tape I guess. If Walter made it in 2016 for them to find, it should still be there because the other timeline has been erased.
 
2013-01-18 10:55:12 PM

robsul82: Jerseysteve22: Spoilers for you, but not everyone else: Everything was the same up until the invasion, the reason why the observers blinking out of existence didn't affect the first 3 seasons was because Peter blinked out of existence at the end of season 3. September never saved him. Everything happened in the new timeline.

Checking out the comment thread at the AV Club, some guy/girl named IndependentThoughtAlarm said much the same -

Remember Astrid's line in (I believe) Novation? "What's an Observer?"
The Observers had very little interaction and impact with the Fringe team in the Peterless timeline, and Peter's existence no longer depends on September saving him from Reiden Lake because that never happened, he was brought back by the POWER OF LOVE (TM).
Only the Observers' interaction with the Fringe Team in Season 4 matter to the reset, and you'd have to go through it all to confirm but it could be negligible to getting to the point of the Invasion/Non-Invasion.
Or course-correction. Y'know, whatever.


It makes the most sense. The only "plot hole" is September wasn't there to interrupt Walternate from finding the cure so no need for Walter to cross over, but I'll just go with "Walter's everything is fine up until the 2015 invasion" reset.

I'll miss the show and their gory openings. I was kinda hoping for a Blue/Red/Yellow/Grey opening title sequence, but oh well.
 
2013-01-18 10:56:19 PM

Jerseysteve22: I was kinda hoping for a Blue/Red/Yellow/Grey opening title sequence, but oh well.


The lack of a special intro for this ep was my biggest disappointment.
 
2013-01-18 10:57:51 PM

The Bestest: Jerseysteve22: I was kinda hoping for a Blue/Red/Yellow/Grey opening title sequence, but oh well.

The lack of a special intro for this ep was my biggest disappointment.


My only disappointment was Peter not glowing to Olivia after she woke up, post-Cortexiphan redosing.
 
2013-01-18 10:58:59 PM

The Bestest: Jerseysteve22: I was kinda hoping for a Blue/Red/Yellow/Grey opening title sequence, but oh well.

The lack of a special intro for this ep was my biggest disappointment.


My favorite is still the 80s opening. It was perfectly done.
 
2013-01-18 10:59:02 PM

robsul82: My only disappointment was Peter not glowing to Olivia after she woke up, post-Cortexiphan redosing.


Why would he? Didn't we just determine that this was new, willed-into-existence Peter?
 
2013-01-18 10:59:35 PM

robsul82: The Bestest: Jerseysteve22: I was kinda hoping for a Blue/Red/Yellow/Grey opening title sequence, but oh well.

The lack of a special intro for this ep was my biggest disappointment.

My only disappointment was Peter not glowing to Olivia after she woke up, post-Cortexiphan redosing.


I thought that's what was kinda happening as she was blinking in and out of the grey universe.

The Bestest: Jerseysteve22: I was kinda hoping for a Blue/Red/Yellow/Grey opening title sequence, but oh well.

The lack of a special intro for this ep was my biggest disappointment.


Yeah I was really hoping for something special for the last episode. That's pretty good if that's our biggest complaint.
 
2013-01-18 11:00:07 PM
I guess they could get away with it under the Officially Season 4 Onwards Counts idea, that Peter doesn't glow because he's not "from" Red Universe anymore - he's not "from" anywhere anymore - but I severely dug that little detail.  Made me squee, sue me.
 
2013-01-18 11:00:38 PM

NeoCortex42: The Bestest: Jerseysteve22: I was kinda hoping for a Blue/Red/Yellow/Grey opening title sequence, but oh well.

The lack of a special intro for this ep was my biggest disappointment.

My favorite is still the 80s opening. It was perfectly done.


My biggest disappointment of the last two seasons was the lack of a "flash back" episode. I was really hoping for one.
 
2013-01-18 11:00:58 PM

The Bestest: robsul82: My only disappointment was Peter not glowing to Olivia after she woke up, post-Cortexiphan redosing.

Why would he? Didn't we just determine that this was new, willed-into-existence Peter?


Damn it, I was too slow with my rethinking!  lol
 
2013-01-18 11:01:20 PM

robsul82: I guess they could get away with it under the Officially Season 4 Onwards Counts idea, that Peter doesn't glow because he's not "from" Red Universe anymore - he's not "from" anywhere anymore - but I severely dug that little detail.  Made me squee, sue me.


A farking ambered cow made me squee
 
2013-01-18 11:02:13 PM

NeoCortex42: My favorite is still the 80s opening. It was perfectly done.


www.allmystery.de
 
2013-01-18 11:02:32 PM
LOL, from Twitter -

"The drawing of the white tulip has officially replaced the 'Bartlet for America' bar napkin as Best TV Doodle of All Time."
 
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