I laugh when my wife makes her usual comment at the end of every Fringe episode, “I hate this show.” I empathize with her frustration, but I know that we’ll both come back for more. This post is going to contain spoilers, so if you haven’t seen the latest episode, “The End of All Things,” don’t keep reading. You can watch the last five episodes free on Hulu (here). If you have seen the latest episode, then stick around as I reflect a little on my theories on what’s happening in Season 4 regarding the alternate timelines and Peter’s relationship with Olivia. I’d love if you stuck around even longer and shared what you think.
The reason for the title of “Fringe Rollercoaster” is that this season has had a few highs and lows in terms of Peter’s love life–I suppose you could say that’s a common hook for this show. After last season’s disappearance of Peter from both timelines, I felt like the show needed a reboot to keep it interesting. The bad guy is no longer Walternet, but Robert David Jones, and the goal seems to be manipulating him to help Peter find his original timeline before Mr. Jones… destroys all the universes? I could be wrong about that, but it would be nice if Jones had something to do with Peter’s quest. Continue reading