RECAP: 'Fringe' Finale Provides Emotional Closure For Fans
The series finale of Fringe, starring Joshua Jackson as Peter Bishop, John Noble as Dr. Walter Bishop and Anna Torv as Olivia Dunham, has finally aired after an emotional build-up, and the reviews are resoundingly positive, backing up J.J. Abrams previous pseudo-teaser of, "If it's not satisfying, I don't know what satisfying is."
Fringe wrapped up its fifth and final season with very character-centric dual episodes, "Liberty" and "An Enemy of Fate." Fringe, according to Entertainment Weekly, “fulfilled nearly every promise it made to its audience over the course of five seasons. It remained true to its core values: the primacy of family, the sacredness of trust, the joy of a good joke, the exhilaration of intellectual inquiry, and the jolting power of love.”
That included Olivia being taken back to the alternate universe, where her telekinetic powers were restored and the universal window revealed itself to be cracked, but intact. The September/Donald dynamic was explored to deeply satisfying ends, despite a tear-jerking finale to that relationship, the Observers got their comeuppance, and, perhaps most touching — if not most predictable — Walter and Peter shared an emotional final moment, with Walter telling his son, "The time we had together we stole," before he prepared to sacrifice himself to save the world.
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