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West Coasters!! Herc Says Tonight's Observer-Happy 2036 A.D-Set FRINGE Is Excellent!! Plus MAHER, GRIMM, FINDER, SUPERNATURAL, NIKITA, More!! Herc’s Friday TV Talkback!!

Well, producer predictions that a decision on a fifth season of “Fringe” would come down last week were wrong. The show matched its season low last Friday and remains in amber … er, limbo. Fox announces its fall schedule May 14.

Last week Colonel Broyles stopped working for David Robert Jones and turned himself into Agent Broyles.

Fox says of tonight’s “Letters Of Transit”:

The “Fringe” tradition of a mind-bending 19th episode continues as the story jumps ahead to 2036, when the Observers and the Fringe team engage in a game-changing battle.


Returning tonight:

The Dead Files (10pm Travel)

The Ricky Gervais Show (9pm HBO)

The Singing Bee (8pm CMT)


Premiering tonight:

Jennie Garth: Little Bit Country (9pm CMT) “follows former 90210 sensation and accomplished actress and mother Jennie Garth as she decides to leave Hollywood behind in search of a simpler life.”

Melissa & Tye (9:30pm CMT) follows “one of America's most-beloved bachelorettes, [Melissa] Rycroft, and her husband Tye Strickland as they balance a long distance relationship between Dallas and Hollywood.”

Fridays, Jan. 20-April 13, 2012
(Adults 18-49; repeats in gray; previous weeks in parentheses)
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1.6 (1.3) (1.3) (1.5) (1.7) (1.4) (1.6) (1.8) (1.5) (1.8) (1.5) (1.5) Shark Tank
1.6 (1.5) (2.1) (1.6) (1.4) (1.3) (1.5) (1.2) (2.0) (1.4) (1.7) (1.5) 20/20
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1.4 (1.6) (1.5) (1.6) (1.5) (1.2) (1.5) (1.0) (---) (1.5) (1.4) (1.7) Primetime
1.0 (1.0) (1.2) (0.9) (1.0) (1.3) (1.3) (1.3) (1.1) (1.5) (1.1) (1.2) Dateline
0.9 (1.1) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) The Finder
0.9 (1.0) (1.2) (0.9) (---) (---) (---) (1.2) (1.1) (1.1) (1.2) (1.2) Fringe
0.9 (0.8) (0.8) (1.0) (0.7) (1.4) (1.4) (1.0) (---) (1.3) (---) (---) Who Do/You Are?
0.7 (0.6) (0.6) (0.7) (0.8) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) In Plain Sight
0.7 (0.8) (1.0) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Robot Chicken
0.7 (0.8) (0.7) (0.8) (0.8) (0.9) (0.9) (0.6) (0.9) (---) (1.0) (0.9) WWE Smackdown
0.6 (0.7) (0.7) (0.6) (0.7) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Fairly Legal
0.6 (0.5) (0.4) (0.4) (0.4) (0.5) (0.5) (0.4) (0.4) (0.5) (0.6) (0.6) Say Yes To The Dress
0.6 (0.5) (0.7) (0.7) (0.6) (0.7) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Ultimate Fighter
0.5 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (0.4) (---) (---) (---) (---) ANT Farm
0.5 (---) (0.7) (---) (0.4) (---) (---) (1.1) (0.8) (1.3) (1.2) (1.1) NBA Basketball
0.4 (---) (---) (---) (---) (0.4) (---) (0.4) (0.4) (---) (0.4) (---) America’s Most Wanted
0.4 (0.5) (0.5) (0.4) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Fat Gypsy Wedding
0.4 (0.4) (0.4) (0.3) (0.5) (0.5) (0.4) (0.4) (---) (---) (---) (---) House Hunters
0.4 (0.4) (0.4) (0.5) (0.4) (0.5) (0.5) (0.4) (0.4) (0.4) (0.4) (---) House Hunters Intl
0.4 (0.3) (0.7) (0.6) (0.7) (0.4) (0.3) (0.4) (0.8) (0.8) (0.8) (0.4) Supernatural
0.3 (0.3) (0.4) (0.5) (0.4) (0.3) (0.2) (0.3) (0.5) (0.5) (0.5) (0.3) Nikita
0.3 (---) (0.3) (---) (---) (0.3) (0.3) (---) (---) (0.3) (0.3) (---) O’Reilly Factor

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  • April 20, 2012, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Game change, game change, game change

    by bah

    Anyone else weary of that phrase from TV show EPs? Next they'll tell me "a war is coming".

  • April 20, 2012, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Karl Pilkington FTW

    by Cletus Van Damme

  • woof, jay looking forward to Fringe, of course no new Ancient aliens tonight- bummer

  • April 20, 2012, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Pissed off Future Observers = Alien Nazi's from Enterprise?

    by StarQrtrs

    Is this really where our storyline for the 5 season is going to go? Ugh... I really have enjoyed Fringe and I don't' want to see it end, but if this is the hint of what's going to happen next year then I'm almost hoping for a cancellation. I just hope we get a solid exit with our characters.

  • April 20, 2012, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Man I'm excited for a new Fringe!

    by Paul

    This is the episode where they always do new and crazy stuff (musical/animated) so this should be interesting! I read somewhere that the Mr X character ("He's the man thats going to kill me") from the animated episode factors into the finale somehow. Plus tomorrow new Avatar, Young Justice and Green Lantern. Sunday new Avengers and Spiderman!

  • ... u also forgot to list his lying, distorting of facts, lack of facts, racism, and homophobia (i know i missing some, u get the point). oh yea, i see ur getting ur ass waxed in the Romney SNL tb also LOL. along with all the other progressive idiots. it is a FUN read. u are totally pathetic and a one trick pony in that thread as u are in this one. pitiful...

  • April 20, 2012, 6 p.m. CST

    t minus 3 hours :)

    by jay2517

  • April 20, 2012, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Here's the thing about liberals and Bill Maher...

    by Voice O. Reason

    We don't take him seriously.

  • April 20, 2012, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Re : bah

    by Real Deal

    I'm very interested and can't wait for tonight's episode of Fringe. Does that answer your question?

  • April 20, 2012, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Terminator-style opening...

    by Scorchy

    ...that made me grin.

  • April 20, 2012, 8:16 p.m. CST

    George Zimmerman's a registered Democrat

    by Eddie_Dane

    For whatever that's worth. Just thought I'd add some fuel to the usual political debate here.

  • they are when a conservative/republican supposedly does it. ie calling for his firing, boycotting his show, asking his sponsors to quit him etc. this piece of shit is truly a vile, repugnant *human being*...

  • April 20, 2012, 8:57 p.m. CST


    by JaredP

    bill maher never asked for limpdick to be fired. thats a lie. don't spread your right wing lies on this site, please

  • April 20, 2012, 9:01 p.m. CST

    That was excellent.

    by Hercules

    What did Bell do to Olivia?

  • And it was good to see Nasty Walter again.

  • April 20, 2012, 9:07 p.m. CST

    fringe was awesome

    by bourne7855

    i would love to see a 2036 storyline play out over 13 episodes for season 5. i think it would be a cool way to wrap up the series. i also really liked the opening. i hope they get the chance

  • April 20, 2012, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Fringe just kicked me in the balls and made me smile

    by mongo126

    Motherfucker that was an awesome episode. If they put shit that good out every Friday, they might pull a 1.4....because, well America has horrible taste in TV and would rather watch shit. Like, literally, I think most of America would watch a turd judging contest because that's about all the thinking they want to do. I'm afraid we got a tease at what could have been....but it does give hope to Fringe closing out in style.

  • April 20, 2012, 9:08 p.m. CST

    when a conservative/republican supposedly does it

    by Voice O. Reason

    Unlike Rush Limbaugh, Maher actually IS an entertainer.

  • April 20, 2012, 9:26 p.m. CST

    can't wait

    by JaredP

    i'm not at home right now so i can't watch fringe til i get back. sounds like a good one

  • April 20, 2012, 9:28 p.m. CST

    does it exceed all expectations?

    by JaredP

  • April 20, 2012, 9:37 p.m. CST


    by bourne7855

    i believe it does. i think its one of the best episodes ever. i kinda think its what the show shoulda been about from the beginning.

  • April 20, 2012, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Hi Dad...

    by Billyeveryteen

    Awesome. Wish we'd see more of Desmond.

  • April 20, 2012, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Great Fringe episode.

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

  • April 20, 2012, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Heard they filmed two endings for Fringe.

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

    Really keep hoping that they get renewed for a fifth season. Come on FOX. Let them wrap it with a nice send off.

  • April 20, 2012, 10:10 p.m. CST

    *sigh* jaredp....i never said Maher called for Rush to be fired...

    by jay2517

    reading comprehension is ur friend! use it to help ur left wing mind on this site, please :) BTW- i never spread lies of any *winged* kind.

  • April 20, 2012, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Another solid episode of Supernatural tonight

    by DavidBanner

  • he has a show that talks exclusively about politics. he is (inexcusably) invited onto political shows to talk nothing but politics. he is now a political commentator. he only uses the *but im a comedian* to offend and showcase his bigotry, racism, misogyny etc. without being held responsible. that, however, is being taken to task and will not last long anymore. he is a vile and disgusting piece of shit and a coward. end of story...

  • ...Ann Coulter, Pat Buchanan, Michelle Malkin, the late Mr. Brietbart, and of course Limbaugh, would have been kept off all these years as guests on talk shows.

  • April 21, 2012, midnight CST

    dammit, reason, seems u have a bad case of the deflection...

    by jay2517

    ...its typical and mandatory (it seems) to the progressive mind set. now remember, we're talking about the rmlfdbcetc piece of shit Bill Maher. besides truth is neither bigoted nor misogynistic.

  • April 21, 2012, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Why can't people understand

    by Have_Penis_Will_Travel

    just how unacceptable it is to call during Fringe Missed about 20 minutes which seemed to be key parts of this episode And for once I caught sight of an observer Only to end up going *hey, wait a minute here* argh

  • April 21, 2012, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Man that was awesome!

    by Paul

    I would bet that they jump back and forth between present and future next season like they have been jumping back and forth between realities

  • April 21, 2012, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Herc, based on Henrietta's necklace ...

    by E. D.

    I'd say Bell shot Olivia, presumably to "save the world" in some way, in his mind. She was wearing a spent bullet around her neck on a chain.

  • April 21, 2012, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Holy Fucking Fringe.

    by CatVutt

    Dear God, just one more season. That's all I ask. Totally kick-ass episode.

  • See what I did there?

  • Yet another reason to look forward to the end of the week. Reading his moronic Conservaturd talking points is the new TGIF.

  • April 21, 2012, 12:58 a.m. CST

    Yes, Albinos are evil again!!!

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    I was getting mad that gingers were getting all their roles.

  • Now I want 8 or 10!

  • I didn't think your "anyone who comments on politics is no longer a comedian" argument held water, either, but I thought I'd cut you some slack and address your other point. Maher does stand-up comedy shows and does a comedy monologue at the beginning of his shows. He's a comedian. No one takes his opinion particularly seriously. He's just a guy who entertains people with his goofy opinions and jokes. He doesn't tell his viewers to make angry calls to Congress or get public apologies from office holders the way certain racist/sexist radio hosts do. He's just one guy, and has a very small following and no influence. WHO CARES WHAT HE THINKS?

  • April 21, 2012, 6:04 a.m. CST

    Fringe - Excellent Epsiode

    by rakesh patel

    Whoa, it just went up a notch. it was already great, but this episode was fantastic. How'd we get into the future? i'm not sure. Does Nimoy get residuals for his face? Man it was good to get Desmond time travel again :), Hoping we can have bit more of him.

  • April 21, 2012, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Here's aclue Fox execs, you want better ratings for Fringe?

    by Dlgothv

    Get it OFF fucking Fridays! Morons...

  • April 21, 2012, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Fringe was great... @Herc....

    by brechtsky

    For some reason I presumed that was referring to when he took over her body... I saw it as a half-assed way of justifying walter cutting off his hand instof saving him.... And a way of showing he's lost what made him Walter, and is becoming the "evil" version of most self he had gone to such lengths to avoid.... It was a bit predictable, I mean, I guessed she was their child the moment I saw her... but it was still quite enjoyable, more so than last years flash forward/sideways whatever... and seeing Henry Ian cusick on fringe was worth the price of admission alone, so to speak... The man is a great actor, always powerful in his roles on tv.... I just hope they can maintain this, we have like 8 different versions of Peter, Olivia, etc to keep track of now....

  • April 21, 2012, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Damn autocorrect...

    by brechtsky

    Walter cutting off hand "instead of" saving him.... Also, .... the evil version "of himself" that....

  • April 21, 2012, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Fringe was fucking brilliant

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    I almost applauded when Walter said "these aren't the droids you're looking for" Am sure everyone knew she was Peter and Olivia's kid from the start, but still when she was speaking to Peter that was brilliant I love the show and for me that episode took it up another notch

  • April 21, 2012, 8:35 a.m. CST

    You'd have to assume so, by mr_x_.

    by cookepuss

    Nimoy's likeness isn't in the public domain. He's still a SAG member and that likely entitles him to a degree of protection when it comes to its use. After all, that was essentially the gist of Crispin Glover's 1990 lawsuit against Universal, which eventually settled. Did Nimoy get paid? Probably. Just probably not a whole lot.

  • April 21, 2012, 8:36 a.m. CST

    @ red giant - good call

    by brechtsky

    They likely will explain that, and it would make some sense that the bullet was involved in some way.... It's one of the few remaining unresoved clues/threads, whatever.... So did anyone see "scenes from next week"... It's a continuation of this, right? I can't imagine they would leave this one as it is, and get back to the past/present, but maybe they will just use the amber thing as the finale, and seeing it "live" will explain everything...although even then we'd need to jump forward at least 4 years to when they have a baby... Which would be beyond 2015... So is this a fake future, or was their math just lazy with the 2015 takeover thingy? Or are we assuming they were around and kicking for a while after the invasion, and then they got ambered?

  • April 21, 2012, 8:59 a.m. CST

    I always wonder if Desmond gets mistaken for Gaius and vice versa

    by tangcameo

    Someone comes up to Desmond and asks "So what was it like kissing Tricia Helfer?"

  • April 21, 2012, 9:43 a.m. CST

    If Fringe was on Instant Streaming Netflix...

    by chaseguy17 season would probably see its highest "friday" ratings. Fringe is critically acclaimed. Everybody knows this; even people who haven't watched it. The first half of the first season was somewhat weak. Getting over that hump is the hardest part for people. But, if these episodes were on instant streaming netflix, i feel like there are a ton of people waiting and ready to marathon this show.

  • April 21, 2012, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Great Episod of Fringe, but... SPOILERS

    by Rob0729

    They telegraphed Etta being Peter and Olivia's daughter too much. Figured that out in the first few minutes of the episode. I guess Georgina Haig looking like a carbon copy younger version of Anna Tov kinda made the easy connection. While on Etta, I think naming her Henrietta was kinda cheezy. I am assuming they wanted to show that Olivia and Fauxlivia think the same since Fauxlivia named her and Peter's son Henry. Unless it is that Olivia's father's name was Henry (I don't know if he was ever named).

  • April 21, 2012, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Fringe renewal

    by adml_shake

    The only way it's going to happen at this point is going to be if Warner Bros lowers the price they are charging Fox for it. You want season 5, write them.

  • April 21, 2012, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Fringe raitings...

    by adml_shake

    Early numbers are in and it's up from a 0.9 last week to a 1.0 this week. To bad they wont count DVR views, bet it would be a lot higher.

  • April 21, 2012, 10:32 a.m. CST


    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    am sure everyone instantly got who she was, but had no impact on me, but when she spoke to Pacey near the end it was awesome

  • April 21, 2012, 10:55 a.m. CST

    That was a GREAT Fringe. (spoilers)

    by gotilk

    This time of year for the show is always so much fun. I loved the opening, too. Even in amber, a Nimoy cameo is always great. So what do we do to push for another season? I'll do anything. And what's with all of the bizarro-talk about Maher? I don't really have an opinion either way, so how about some evidence for all of those things you people are calling him? Then *I* will decide and that will be final. Bring it. Let's see the proof.

  • April 21, 2012, 11:15 a.m. CST

    I love...

    by scors54

    When they do these tiny tweaks that only movie fans will really notice. The "Terminator" style lead in credits were brilliant, and I thought naming the head observer "Captain Widmark", given the jacket he was wearing along with the usual fedora and his sadistic streak was a toss way back to Richard Widmark as Tommy Udo in "Kiss of Death". The "These aren't the Droids you're looking for" was hysterical, "Papers of Transit", the title is one of the main themes running through "Casablanca" and even "Fight the Future" goes right back to the 1998 X-Files movie title. Clever little placements all around, I thought. I hope that storyline continues at some point.

  • Seen any good movies or TV lately? Someone told me you once mentioned you tried to Watch Fringe, but didn't understand it - makes sense, you seem to live in a bubble of political rage, which you seem to limit To posts here about Maher - you were too much of a pussy to actually join in another political thread here this week about Mitt Romney - we understand you are an embarassment to you fellow conservative posters here, so you stay away from commenting so as not to distract from relatively dane conservatives and their genuine points of view and beliefs- you are such a fucking phony, you have people lokking at this Friday thread just to laugh at you. I spy with my little eye that little whinge-sponge jay2517 whinging about Bill Maher => that must mean it's kai_mah'gra Yet another reason to look forward to the end of the week. Reading his moronic Conservaturd talking points is the new TGIF. please continue to be you - that is post your nonsense here about Maher every Friday - your conservative insanity makes most hard right wingers seem normal in comparison - I believe you may be responsible for converting many conservatives to vote liberal, because they don't want to think or sound anything like you.

  • gotilk - jay is insane about Maher- he says the same shit every week, like a good little robot who has a few wires loose in his logic circuitry- he is the most insane conservative poster at AICN by far , and just says insane strings of words to provoke - nothing to see here- move along, move along

  • now, just wait a little bit, and he will be back, because he needs to defend his insanity because he has no idea how to talk to people normally- make sense?

  • Joshua Jackson said as much in this interview in the second to last paragraph. So we need to write letters into Fox/WB, post on their Facebook page join in on the send Fox Licorice campain and hope and pray that we get a season 5. Exclusive: Fringe Stars Talk Finale ('We Shot Two Endings'), Drop Clue About Season 5 Storyline Matt Webb Mitovich Fox’s Fringe, which for four years now has traded in dual universes, doppelgängers and shape-shifting body doubles, is fittingly prepping alt versions of its Season 4 finale, as Fox and Warner Bros. TV continue to negotiate the possibility of a Season 5. “We’ve shot two [endings],” John Noble told TVLine at the opening of the Beverly Hills Paley Center’s “Television: Out of the Box” exhibit, which was created in conjunction with Warner Bros. TV. Fringe Videos: Walter Is Drug ‘Tested’ En Route to the Other Side, ‘Meana’ Warns Fauxlivia Noble says many “big questions” will be answered in the season finale airing May 11 — including the matter of Olivia being fated to die (and whether the animated episode’s “Mr. X” figures into it) and Walter shouldering the burden of responsibility for the warring universes. Viewers also can expect a surprise on the villainy front (David Robert Jones plays “a very big part, but not as big as you think,” Noble teased. “There’s something bigger.”) But as Joshua Jackson told us Thursday night, “The writers have given themselves a device by which we can tell a fifth-season story without having to leave this season’s story open.” Although Lance Reddick, who plays Broyles, could not elaborate on the alternate endings, he did affirm, “The way [Season 4] ends could function as a series finale, but there’s one storyline left open that could end up as a cliffhanger for the beginning of the fifth season…. We’ll see what airs depending on what [Fox and WBTV] decide.” Fringe‘s Top-Secret, Twisty Episode 19: What Do the First Photos Reveal? If Fox does pull the trigger on some semblance of a Season 5 – be it a truncated 13-episode order or what have you – viewers will get a clue as to that new storyline much sooner than they may think. “The door to the fifth season is opened in Episode 19 (airing April 20),” Jackson told us. “If you watch that, you’ll have an understanding of where they want to take the series.” (Possible clue/spoiler alert: Episode 19 takes place in the year 2036 and features a “game-changing battle” between the Fringe team and the Observers.) But as for where things currently stand with the renewal order…. “I hear warm and fuzzy things — but I’ve been hearing them all the time,” Noble said. “We just picked up [TV Guide Magazine's] fan award for Best Drama and so forth, and the fans have always been very supportive… [and] I know the Fox executives actually like Fringe very much. But they run a business. I think we’ll be back, but we’ll wait and see.” (With reporting by Vlada Gelman)

  • And then on on the way out he stole a pack of licorice from the vendor. Such a nice little charater touch!

  •'ll have enough episodes to sell a syndication package so you'll be happy, it works out all around. Stop being docks.

  • April 21, 2012, 1:05 p.m. CST

    did anyone notice the prisoner referance?

    by JaredP

    walter said ''i am not a number, i am a free man''

  • ...and all the other political stuff would be moot. THAT argument doesnt hold water. BTW- he CANT tell people to call Congress or make politicians apologize because, if he did, he would no longer have a show or be employed. like i said, he is a rmlfdcetc piece of shit. anyway, at least the end of ur post is correct :)

  • April 21, 2012, 1:35 p.m. CST

    good lord, WHICH mcgoo personality is posting today??

    by jay2517

    yeesh, u have so many. looks like the hypocritical, projecting one. *sigh* meds are optional on weekends apparently. anyway, *- makes sense, you seem to live in a bubble of political rage, which you seem to limit To posts here about Maher - you were too much of a pussy to actually join in another political thread here this week about Mitt Romney - we understand you are an embarassment to you fellow conservative posters here, so you stay away from commenting so as not to distract from relatively dane conservatives and their genuine points of view and beliefs- you are such a fucking phony, you have people lokking at this Friday thread just to laugh at you.*--- didnt have to join. like i said, i have an actual life. curious, why does ur life center around AICN?? try talking to real people (if u can?). supermach, coughlin etc. done a great job of wiping the floor with u idiot progressives. it was a GREAT read. all u did was insult and try to make lame *jokes*. per ur usual posting meme. thats all u have. ur a pathetic one trick, cowardly pony. btw- no rage here and quit projecting! *please continue to be you - that is post your nonsense here about Maher every Friday*--- its call truth and facts. as long as Maher spouts his hate and rmlfdcetc, i will call him out on it. take it up with the piece of shit Maher if u dont like it :) *Seen any good movies or TV lately? Someone told me you once mentioned you tried to Watch Fringe, but didn't understand it*--- see what im talking about with all ur personalities? u dont give a fuck about me and i dont give a fuck about u. tell ur *im trying to sound normal* personality to fuck off. everyone here knows what kind of person u are. oh yea, ive never tried to watch Fringe or keep up with it. did yet another voice in ur head tell u that? ...... and quit projecting!

  • April 21, 2012, 1:41 p.m. CST

    lol *same shit*...

    by jay2517

    well, i have a very LIMITED piece of shit to respond too :) if Maher will quit saying and doing the *same shit* every week, then i will stop calling him out on his *same shit*. like i said, bitch at ur hero Maher. as long as hes here, IM here :) oh yea....*gotilk --now, just wait a little bit, and he will be back, because he needs to defend his insanity because he has no idea how to talk to people normally- make sense? by mcgootoo*--- i told u already, QUIT projecting! do u even READ what u post to other people that u dont agree with lol??? hypocrisy, thy name is mcgoo!

  • April 21, 2012, 3:16 p.m. CST

    I thought Bell was dead... ?

    by TheSeeker7

    how was he alive and stuck in amber?

  • I just wish that they would have went with a lesser known actor so that they could have used him in stories more.

  • April 21, 2012, 4:46 p.m. CST


    by theGoldbergV

    Bell's dead in the 'Peter' timelines of seasons 1-3, one version of him could be alive in the Peterless universes of season 4, which I'm guessing this episode was a flash forward of. Wow that was a great episode. I've learned to stop picking at Fringe and just enjoy it when it is good and this one was really fucking good. Yes, we all worked out who Etta was but I think you were supposed to, otherwise the scene at the end wouldn't have had the emotional pinch it had. Loved badass Walter. Loved the new agents, the story about September and the timeline of the Observers, the prisoner reference and little laugh after, Bell being back and minus a hand and the new titles were probably the coolest of the whole series. This episode alluded to so many little dropped bits of mythology it suddenly felt like the same show from seasons 1-3. I've been disappointed in Fringe this year but I do love how they take risks with the narrative and it may not work all the time (soul magnets, Peter's erasing) but it worked in that one. Awesome episode.

  • April 21, 2012, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah and I've just read elsewhere

    by theGoldbergV

    That in season 2 episode 3 ('Fracture') this future is pretty much spelt out by one of the bad guys. Been so long since I saw it I don't know for sure but if so, that's also very cooly done. I'm betting rather than season 5 being set in the future it instead involves Etta being blasted to the past (our present) using that device of Walter's. Looked like a single person pod to me...

  • April 21, 2012, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Interesting Interview with the Fringe Actors

    by Paul

    This was released before the episode aired, but its still interesting.

  • April 21, 2012, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Questions about "Letters of Transit"

    by ShadowVision

    Although I liked yesterday's episode, there were some issues that were contradictory: 1. From the previous seasons, it was noted that the purpose of the Observers were to monitor the time lines and note special events. It seemed like the prime directive was not to interfere and to let things progress as they should. This is apparent when September tries to fix the mistakes he made related to Peter. How could they easily go from that to a point where they decided to take control, particularly when taking control has no "for the good of the world" respects but more as a power play. 2. The Observers showed little to no emotion in previous appearances except with August, who was driven by emotion for the girl he watched over. The head Observer in the episode seemed to be the opposite and display a lot emotions including lust, disgust, ambition, etc.

  • April 21, 2012, 7:23 p.m. CST

    The truth about entitled talkbackers and trolls

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    centers around those who think that just because they are allowed to post here or have been doing so since before such a thing called a smart phone existed - which allows them to post while taking a shit at the same time, or post their shit as such the case may be, then they are somehow entitled to being treated like fucking hands off royalty. furthermore such entitled fucks think they have the right to criticize anyone and everyone with impunity because afterfall harry is beholden to them and their daily hit counts for his income and fame which they deride constantly and threaten daily by saying they will never return because this place just aint what it used to be, but strangely enough they do for all of them, if this site was mostly beholden on talkback hit counts it would have went belly up a long long long time ago. they will not believe me, even though the proof is on the posting page and can be found with a google search of site hit counts. they will continue to exist in their entitled little world because this place is important to them, they need this place far far more that it needs them. the d.vader banning of a year ago and subsequent moaning and bitching and screams of 'im never coming back' really did spell the doom of talkbacks and aicn. oh wait a minute, no it did not. the site miraculously kept going and the place was actually better off because all inbred trolls and their sock puppets stayed away until they realized how desperately they needed this place and how much it did not need them. that is the bullshit i rail against and why i heap scorn on choppah and his sock puppet echo chamber ilk and all the anti social trolls who would cry for years if this site truly went belly up. actually this site performs a public service keeping assholes like ctm and that pedophile conspiracy from the general public

  • April 21, 2012, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Looks like no Sesson 5. Ratings have dropped to the. 09-1

    by mdk

  • April 21, 2012, 10:53 p.m. CST

    wpndrr what dhow Fux will death-slot next?

    by mdk

  • April 21, 2012, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Great episodes of Supernatural, Fringe and Karl Pilkington gets shit on

    by FrodoFraggins

  • So Bell was brought back to life and encased in amber, huh? Interesting. Well, here's my two cents-- David Robert Jones knew that the Observers were going to take over. How he knew I have not figured out yet. But he knew. His entire scheme was to stop them. Jones was ZFT through and through. He believed in Walter's book that in the future, an unknown but powerful enemy would cause the world harm and that humanity would need to be saved. Well, that enemy is apparently the Observers. It would not surprise me that the Fringe team stopped Jones from tampering with both Earths allowing the Observers to takeover. And the device that Walter in 2036 must build is a time machine which would allow someone to go back in time and warn the Fringe team to let Jones continue with his mission. Just my two cents. Could be utterly wrong.

  • April 22, 2012, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Henry Ian Cusick

    by furnari5

    I always loves me some. He was awesome in this episode. I hope to see more of him.

  • April 22, 2012, 11:55 a.m. CST

    @real deal, no it doesn't

    by bah

    It's kind of a non sequitur actually. Question: anyone else hate this phrase? Answer: I'm excited about this episode. Huh??

  • *shakes head and sighs*

  • April 22, 2012, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Fringe was fucking excellent ...

    by pumaman

    Wow that was a great episode! Who was the beautiful actress who played Henrietta ?

  • April 22, 2012, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Georgina Haig played Etta

    by pumaman

    Just used the mighty power of the Google

  • April 23, 2012, 4:35 a.m. CST

    The new Fringe opening credits literally gave me chills.

    by V'Shael

    I wasn't too happy with the way the episode ended, but it was a masterful piece of work none the less.

  • April 23, 2012, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Evil Nina's warning in the last epoisode

    by Kirsan

    She said something "much worse" was coming but what if she wasn't referring to another twinned car crash but to the Observers in 2015. And then how does the very inventive and oddly motivated Mr. Jones fit in with all that?

  • April 23, 2012, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Amazing ep, but.....

    by ToughGuyRizzo

    The Lincoln-cenntric ep is my fav of the season so far.

  • Apr 28th, 4PM

  • Kind of a wrong thing but for the right reasons type scenario. Come on FOX give us a season 5 goddammit!

  • April 23, 2012, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Well !!!

    by 2LeggedFreak

    Loved that episode and sad we won't see the immediate aftermath of these events. Just so much to think about -- in a really fun way, but the fact that we get answers from this show makes all the time invested in it worthwhile. Major thing for me, besides how good Walter was as usual ("These aren't the Droids you're looking for"), was how they built up empathy so quickly for Simon, Henrietta and even Rick the pimp. Great writing and a great show that scores more than it misses by a long way. Happy Days

  • April 23, 2012, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Oh and

    by 2LeggedFreak

  • April 23, 2012, 1:38 p.m. CST

    ONe will have to be renewed

    by majortom25

    Since both the finder and fringe air on fridays and both might be cancelled i would think one of them will have to be renewed. Does fox actually have two replacements for friday nights if they cancell both shows?

  • April 23, 2012, 5:46 p.m. CST


    by scors54

    Much obliged.

  • April 23, 2012, 7:17 p.m. CST


    by ToughGuyRizzo

    Nice. Thanks dude. Forgot about that.

  • April 23, 2012, 9:08 p.m. CST

    BTW, John Hamm for the next James Bond.

    by ToughGuyRizzo

    That guy is my idol.

  • April 24, 2012, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Terminator opening?

    by Jon Voights Ballsack

    I don't know what y'all are referring to. The opening was blatantly Blade Runner. Well, unless I've totally forgotten the opening of Terminator (which is possible - is there a good BR of it?)

  • April 26, 2012, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Count the

    by Mistahtibbs

  • April 26, 2012, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Count the GD DVR people!

    by Mistahtibbs

    Ceeeripes! I DVR EVERYTHING! For watching when I choose, not on some network douche's timetable. This ep of Fringe was, in a word, the best....OK, two words. So sue me. Looking forward to part 2 and I get to watch it tomorrow. Woot!