By Dave Owen
“Oppenheimer saved us too but at what cost? He couldn’t bear the nightmares, the screams of all the innocents he had killed. “Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.” Only in our case that really is true. We destroyed their world to save ours. May God have mercy on us.”
Fringe has always done a great job of finales. In fact it was season one’s finale that blew my mind so far open I just had to watch the second season. Before those final episodes I was a little on the fence about returning for the second season but the finale convinced me. The second season finale was equally mind blowing and after the first forty minutes of this season’s finale I feel completely comfortable in saying that this years will top even those two finales, no easy task.
As always in the universe of Fringe the debate and struggle between religion and science continues. This week’s episode’s opening scenes included a biblically apocalyptic plague as a shepherd drove through a swarm of locusts to find his sheep freaking out and then being surrounded by an almost nuclear white light.
Walternate has turned on the machine on their side and the effects are being felt on our side. Various problems arise but most of the episode feels like a chess game, slowly moving the pieces into place for the final moves. This is classic Fringe and it’s been done in the past two finales as well, the difference is with three seasons behind them this finale feels more epic, more definitive and definitely more is at stake.
I hate to say I told you so to readers who were convinced of Walternate’s “good, kind and benevolent nature” but I think this week we saw proof that this is not the case. He may well be marching to the beat of his own moral drum but that doesn’t mean there are serious problems with said drum.
- Naked Walter? Classic.
- For a show whose colour scheme is so definitely red and blue influenced it certainly deals in a million shades of grey
- Was Oppenheimer the science director of the Manhattan Project “over there” too? Or something else?
- Weiss, Good or Evil?
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