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Observe The Comic Con Trailer For The Final Season Of FRINGE!!

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It looks like most (if not all) the footage is cribbed from the 19th episode of last season. This trailer confirms, though, that the 13-episode fifth and final season will take place 20 years from now, in a future dominated by The Observers:


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  • July 16, 2012, 2:59 p.m. CST

    the only show I'd actually pay cable TV for

    by cozy

  • July 16, 2012, 3:15 p.m. CST

    fair play to the producers for trying something different.

    by alan_poon

  • July 16, 2012, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Love this show sad that this is the end.

    by Wcwlkr

    But it should be an Amazing End!

  • July 16, 2012, 4:18 p.m. CST

    This is really the only show I'm waiting for this fall....

    by adml_shake

    So bitter sweet.

  • July 16, 2012, 4:25 p.m. CST


    by MrDark

    I dig how they finally found their story and ran with it. They could have just been doing MotW episodes until now. Also, I think that most of the last half of the trailer has bits of new content.

  • July 16, 2012, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Glad its getting an ending, anyway

    by MaxHeadroom

    I like the idea of a series actually getting an ending instead of just being canceled and disappearing.

  • July 16, 2012, 4:59 p.m. CST

    @mrdark- The new stuff at the end of the trailer...

    by monkey_tamer

    Actually, I heard it was some scenes they threw together during production last season to create this reel for the FOX execs. They said this trailer was part of the presentation that got them the 13-episode pickup. So I'm guessing that there is a good chance they won't show up in the episodes next season.

  • Can't friggin wait.... The bit of new footage looked good, but I am just happy for confirmation of the future timeline.... PS I am so on the ball with this show, I called peter's twist like super early, called the alt timeline and evil Walt (I even called him walternate!), his motivations, everything.... I even strongly argued in this forum for the final season being this right after the episode aired.... I wouldn't even care if they had in reality come here and stole my ideas, I just love the show so much... *goes to forward the vid all his friends*....

  • July 16, 2012, 7:40 p.m. CST

    according brechtsky

    by Matthew

    they using story plots based on talk back Olivia decides to be nude the remaining episodes, and William Bell gets help from star trek cast

  • July 16, 2012, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Hoping the blatent Ford product placement will be absent this time.

    by Themightyspleen

  • July 16, 2012, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Ho-le-crap that looks awesome - can't wait!

    by slayme

    my one wish is that they ad Henry Ian Cusick to the main cast as Simon. woop!

  • July 17, 2012, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Seriable posed a recap of the Comic-Con panel

    by Paul

    The new footage on the video was shot at the same time as Letter of Transit to be used as a sales pitch to get Foxx to renew the show. •Everyone’s an Observer: Fringe Observer fedoras given out to fans. •White tulips are in the air — a little sign of appreciation from the fans. •No Blair Brown — couldn’t travel. •Season 5 trailer rocks Hall H (watch it here!). •As expected, season 5 will continue where 4.19 (“Letters Of Transit”) left off. •Some pieces of footage for S5 shot last season as sales pitch for final season. •John Noble: “The fans” got us renewed. Joshua Jackson left pleasantly “shocked” by fifth season renewal. •An Observer book will be released during final season, will tell story through eyes of September. A competition will be held for fans to get the chance to have their names including in the book. •Observers are “much, much worse” in Season 5 than S4, according to Joshua Jackson. •Lance Reddick wore a Breaking Bad hat in disguise for Comic-Con but it didn’t work, got swarmed by fans. •Wyman had two possible endings in mind, settled on one after “it all became clear”. •Wyman got scripting early this year to ensure everything on-point for final season. •Wyman Fringe ‘little show that could’ metaphor •Jasika Nicole relieved Astrid wasn’t killed off years ago. Glad fans like her character. •Anna Torv: Olivia’s ‘biggest lesson is to come’ – results in LOLment. •Noble on the “solidarity” of the cast and the “power of love” in the story holds Fringe together. •Jackson: Believes O+P “will get the final chapter of their story”, “the fun part is the process of season will be our last journey together” •Cast crying while reflecting on favorite scenes: Nicole loves the one where Walter can’t remember Peter’s number (“Snakehead”) and the Olivia meltdown in “Marionette”. Jackson goes with Lincolnate/Lincoln scenes together, he enjoyed the way he contrasted the pair. Noble goes for S1 scene where Peter slammed guy’s fingers and Olivia going all Dunhamnator, “I’m not going to cry, I’m not going to cry.” •Another video being shown: Wyman “It’s not saying goodbye, it’s saying we’re successful and have beautiful fam you’re part of..” Thanks everyone. •[Trailer/series recap -will post later when/if it goes up] •A wet Jackson reassures audience he didn’t ‘p*ss himself’: “it’s going to be embarrassing when I leave the stage” •Henry Ian Cusick back for Season 5? Wyman rightfully coy, but teases: “Henry was astounding performer last season, let’s see if he makes it into final season.” •AT + JN read fanfic, think it’s “scandalous”. •JN wants Fringe to continue in another format, already has version in her head called “The Adventures of Astrid”. Noble thinks anything is possible, reiterates his hope for movie. Jackson believes show will live on. •JJ favorite Walterism still “Vagenda”. LR: ‘Asteroid, Astrix. JN: loves when he calls he names that don’t begin with “A” like Claire. •The reason for no female Observers will be answered in final season, says JHW. •Cast discuss favorite versions of their characters: JN enjoyed early Walter. AT: Altlivia, but now comfortable with Dunhamnator. LR: Broylnate. JN found Altstrid more challenging. •THE END: Cast take a bow to standing applause. Emotional panel to kick-start what will surely be emotional final chapter. Originally posted:

  • July 17, 2012, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Damn! That was hot!

    by krabklaw

    Looks like an awesome wrap-up.

  • that's because production has not started yet on the final season...the cast did film a few scenes specificially for the trailer- including the Peter/Olivia dialogue about Georgina becoming everything they wanted her to become looking forward to the final season...kudos to FOX for giving the writers a chance to end the show on their terms

  • July 17, 2012, 4:25 a.m. CST

    @titus05 - I remember everyone....

    by Malc

    .... saying the same thing about LOST. They finished it on their own terms. Still upset now how it ended. I hope JJ takes the lead a little on the ending.

  • July 17, 2012, 4:54 a.m. CST


    by Titus05

    Fringe doesn't have the same dense and complicated mythology as LOST did so I'm hoping that we'll get a more satisfying ending...there was no way LOST would have been able to make everyone happy and explain everything as things just got too big...Fringe has always remained somewhat rooted in a more easier to follow story

  • July 17, 2012, 4:58 a.m. CST

    Their 'terms' were 7 seasons.

    by tailhook

    Anything less is shortchanging story no matter how you cut it. They said they had story to go 7 seasons, they went 4 and were essentially cancelled and agreed to cancel seasons 5 and 6 and condense season 7 into a 13-episode 'finale' to stand in as the 5th season and end the show. They also could have done it in a 4 hour miniseries ala Farscape, a feature film, or whatever, thats writing. Saying it was done on 'their terms' is simply being stupid about the industry. That said, outside of a couple very select episodes, season 4 was easily one of the most atrocious pieces of shit ever broadcast on television. This, after a stellar season 3. I got dizzy at times just watching the wheels fucking spin last season as the show went nowhere with enough filler to embaress Stretch Armstrong and really, really wanted to give up on the show, but simply had too much invested after 3 years not to see it through. They should be rightfully be embaressed at what they put out and deserved the ratings they got and had better bring it for the 13-episode finale.

  • July 17, 2012, 10:51 a.m. CST


    by thefoggiest

    Hope they manage a way to get Desmond out of that amber.

  • July 17, 2012, 11:07 a.m. CST

    the big bad Observer looks like...

    by TheBaxter

    Anderson Cooper. i always knew that guy was up to no good.

  • July 17, 2012, 12:16 p.m. CST

    "we are insurgents" yes walter...

    by JAMF

    being a terrorist is okay as long as you believe you're one of the good guys. and white. and fighting albino slapheads from the future, i guess.

  • Go ask U.S. Representative Peter King all about it.

  • July 17, 2012, 2:07 p.m. CST


    by Paul

    Actually a few years ago they stated that they have enough of a story for about 5 seasons, then it was about 6 months ago they said that they have enough stories in their heads to wotk out 7 or 8 seasons. Which with this type of story I would bet that they could do that many with the used of monster of the week episodes mixed in with myth arc stuff mixed in with each episode like the 1st and 2nd seasons. When they were saying 7 or 8 thats with all of the extra stories that would flesh things out more, but are not toally nessisary, which they have talked a lot of continuing the Comicbook stories and other venues which will probably be good way to continue things, heck at Comic-Con John Noble speculated at Comic-Con about how if the 13 episodes do well along with good DVD sales there could be a movie. But the original intent has always been around 5 seasons.

  • July 17, 2012, 5:38 p.m. CST


    by tailhook

    From Wikipedia: "During the third season, executive producer Jeff Pinkner noted that "We have six to eight seasons worth of material. We see it as having certain chapters that would enrich the overall story, but aren't necessary to tell the overall story. God willing, the network allows us the time to tell our complete story." In all reality, the original intent is as many seasons as possible and they can really fit in as much as needed to go as long as they want to. Trust me. If they had to they could fit the 13-episode season you're gonna get into one two-hour feature film. Lets see... Watchers take over, our people make the jump, our people figure out how to beat the Watchers, they beat them, epilogue detailing the cost. There really isn't much more left to the series then that, they'll just strap it to a 13-episode outline which will drag out each portion of whats left of the 'story'. But really, it could have been done in a feature film or even a two-part miniseries ala Farscape and probably to better effect.

  • July 17, 2012, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Thats what I was saying

    by Paul

    Although before they said that quote originally in a number of interviews they started saying that they needed 5 seasons to tell their story. That quote came so later, so I'm betting that as time went by they thought up even more ideas to add to the story.

  • July 18, 2012, 7:36 p.m. CST

    More Leonard Nimoy.

    by BurnedNotice_Dude