When last we left our Fringies in the final season premiere, we were back in the year 2036, Olivia joined her colleagues unfrozen from amber, and met her daughter after a 20-plus year absence.
Meanwhile, an Observer tortured Walter to the point where his brain no longer recalled the secret plan for saving the world from their dictatorship.
On Friday night's pulse-pounding "Fringe," the group figured out the answer just might be in the old lab at Harvard, which was tightly controlled by the Observers. They captured a loyalist (Eric Lange, "Lost") and Etta used a device which damages a person's atoms to find out information.
When Olivia discovered the fact that her daughter had become ruthless in her fight with the Observers - to the point of torture - she was horrified.
The loyalist told Olivia a story about how he came to be that way, in order to protect his family. Etta told her mother that he was lying.
Peter and Etta disguised themselves as loyalists, but not before she discovered that the Observers were experimenting on her old partner Simon's disembodied head! Desmond... I mean, Simon... noooooooo! (I was truly bummed to see that we lost him so quickly. I had hoped the fact that Henry Ian Cusick left "Scandal" meant he would return to "Fringe," but that wouldn't appear to be the case.)
This development also nearly sent Etta over the edge, out for Observer blood, but Peter stopped her from flying off the handle.
Later, Etta drove the loyalist - now elderly in appearance and blind from the torture - out to a field. He admitted to her that she was right: he did lie about protecting his family. He said he joined the Observers because he was a coward. Etta sent Olivia a live video showing that she was letting the loyalist go.
I gotta say, this show keeps topping itself in emotional scenes. I recognized that musical score in the scene between Etta and the loyalist from Peter's reunion with Etta, and it's one of my favorites ever.
Finally, the Fringies gained access to Walter's old lab. They watched a videotape where Walter said the full plan to stop the Observers was on a series of videotapes they would have to locate. It's like Harry Potter's horcruxes! The mission - and the end of "Fringe" - begins now.
With only 11 episodes left, how are you liking the season so far? Has it had as much of an impact on you as it did me? Are you still in shock that Simon is apparently gone? Share your view on video or comment below.
Maybe the Observers will use Demond Head in a live action version of the cartoon FUTURAMA? Maybe his body is still there somewhere. Im sure Walter could reassemble poor Demond, I mean Simon. Or maybe the Obsevers themselves will do it as an experiment in head transplantation. Maybe Desmond Simon will get a better body or maybe even a robot body. Desmond Simon Cyborg.
that's why the butts from here to alpine...donate - do something to help people can only eat ketchup for thanksgiving.
we cook a sauce and i come from a pretty well known family now in the entertainment business
the sketti comment has been forwarded into security...people are having problems buying food and i don't find it funny...
people cannot afford to eat...if your ass is so big..then donate sauces and spaghetti to the poor for thanksgiving
what time is it?
Are they even going to mentio the alternate universe again this season?
looking forward to current season anytime now.
Ok, he can sit on my face. My husband sat on my face after we had a steak and eggs dinner at waffle house last night. I was smothered in his crack.
It’s almost inevitable that they get rid of my favorite character, but how could they kill Simon? My friend from my office at DISH and I are going to have to re-watch the previous seasons that I have saved on my Hopper in order to get our Simon fix. I love that I have enough memory to keep my old seasons, but it would have been better if Simon had returned this year. Still, season five looks pretty great. I’m looking forward to Etta and Olivia fighting The Observers together, even if they do it in different ways.
hopefully he'll move on at some point
have been watching from the begining love this show, sad its over
I am in shock that Simon is apparently gone.
he's stuck all day long...he better get drunk as a skunk...
her rear goes from here to albany...
town loves you...we were howling at the other
for a good hour-enjoy your pagent–(no you buttons) somebody else
and we'll be laughing at you all day
your spaghetti is all dried up.
That's ok. Well just add some water. An some more ketchup. It's better that way. We have a pagent today. The Little Miss Country Fair Critter Pagent. I'm gonna bring a possum. Possums are sassy.
This sounds like a good show. Wish I had been watching it. Why is it I only find out about the good shows during their final season. Guess I need to follow the Entertainment blogs more closely – and listen to them. : )
They better red-neck-o-nize. If they don't we won't share our sketti an butter. Sketti is good. Its gots catchup an butter on it. That makes it good. An sassified.
you know your going to have to make a decision about this pig right?.....
How RU gang?
We think this is good news.
cant stop laughing at that picture
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