LOVED this episode, but we need to put the kibbosh on roommate hanky panky. No, no, NO! The reason their chemistry works is because they are FRIENDS out of choice. They stick together and have become a dependable family. You stick romance in there, and the even balanced triangle of friendship will get lopsided with unnecessary UST, mushiness, etc.
LOVED the oneliners, especially Josh's reference to Sally's "fugly sweater." In fact, couldn't help but smile watching happy Josh & Nora walk through the park. We don't see that very often, and they're so cute together.
FROM BELOW...HATED how James ended up w/Tani because in the previous episode, he was last shown on the Colorado supporting Grace! Makes no sense that he would have gone back to the island after dumping Tani. So now he's going to be a bartender and serve Julius drinks for the rest of his days. Well, that makes zero sense to me. As for Julius, I wish we'd had the satisfaction of watching Cortez blow his sorry butt across the room. But, no, there was not enough time. Technical question: if a nuclear sub was indeed blown up with its nuclear payload inside, wouldn't that island have been destroyed and everyone on it killed?
Thank you, LAST RESORT, for a short, exciting run.
The finale was good, and I agree with most of this review. The best parts for me were any scene with Chaplin, Grace locking herself & Cobb in the engine room (and all their banter), and Sophie & Sam's last talk on the radio mirroring their first one. While I liked Robert telling Kylie to bring down the administration, I didn't feel it was true to her character. Kylie is smarter and more aggressive than most of the men around her. IMO it would have rang more true if she had come to this conclusion on her own, with Robert's support and encouragement. She was smart enough to buy Christine's freedome. Hearing her say she would go straight into the belly of the beast, and gut it from the inside out would have been right up her alley...CONTINUED ABOVE
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@RandomCommentator - Too much John Noble?!?! I guess we're all entitled to our opinion. But, I can confirm that at San Diego's Comic-Con every year, the FRINGE panel is very popular with fans ages 18-35; and, they all go batsh*t crazy whenever John Noble appears. You may think he isn't appealing to young people. But, I have a very different impression. Just because a viewer is young doesn't mean they can't appreciate talent, or a good character. Walter Bishop is BELOVED by fans of all ages.
@OliviaDunham - I thought it was very appropriate that the final shot of the series was of Peter. 1) He was the sole reason for the universes getting messed up in the first place. 2) Walter's goal was to ensure that Peter lived into adulthood. 3) The final shot is a reminder that Walter did indeed change Peter's destiny. Walter sacrificed everything and made it happen for his son. Olivia made them a complete family. But, the goal was to always ensure Peter's survival.
@Sharda - I think you were about to ask what JJ Abrams is doing next. What is he NOT doing? He's executive producer on NBC's series, REVOLUTION. He's producing the next ST & MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE movies. And, I just read this morning that his production company has optioned the rights to a book written about Lance Armstrong's fall from grace. If that last one is true, I just hope Armstrong doesn't get any money from the project. If he does, I'll have to pass on seeing it.
PART III, CONTINUED...risking everything for their children made me tear up. BRAVO and thanks for a wonderful series!
CONTINUED FROM BELOW...past remains unaltered - because September will always save them, no matter how unemotional or emotional he is as an Observer. That's my theory and I'm sticking to it!
LOVED the finale. Have no idea how these "Olivia" & "Peter" camps developed because I have always seen the core characters as one family. The inclusion of the Altverse, Olivia's cortexiphan past, and former Fringe cases being factors in saving Earth's future was awesome. Loved the weirdness, Fauxlivia's cool streak of gray in her hair, and learning that Walternate was still at Harvard. Also, how fitting that Windmark was literally crushed by Olivia's emotional response to Etta's memory! What made it the most perfect end for FRINGE though is, in many others' words (not mine), what started with Walter bringing a boy through a portal also ended with him doing the same thing. Walter made it right and his son knew he loved him. The discussion btw him & Donald about parents risking everything for their kids made me tear up. BRAVO!
As always, those who are unsatisfied with a time travel-based finale are those who think of time as linear and possibilities as black & white. Therein lies the time paradox and the danger of overthinking these kinds of finales. Michael & Walter convinced future scientists that emotion is of equal important as intellect in the development of future humans. But, that doesn't mean that the Observers erase their own future. Not even December & Donald knew what would happen to them. They just knew they would be different. Donald/September can't be that different as an Observer because then *Michael* wouldn't exist. I propose that the "Observers" (catch-all phrase for future humans) develop with emotions and that they continue to time jump because they can & are curious. Also, that even though they try not to change events of the past, an Observer with emotions would be less able to resist saving a father & son who are drowning. That's the reason the Bishops past remains unaltered.
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