Not to be melodramatic but all good things must come to an end. That's right Fringe fans this is the end of mine, and maybe yours, favourite sci-fi series.
Well a full week has passed since the final two Fringe episodes aired. FOX and fanboys said goodbye to the beloved and always brilliant sci-fi series.
It's that time of year again, finale season. For some TV series it just means closing up shop for the summer, some ending their series run, and then there is the third scenario: a show ending their season without knowing if they will be back the next year.
After last week's dozy of an episode Fringe tones it down a notch but still manages to answer some nagging questions. Some familiar faces from past seasons return as Jones' agenda starts to be revealed. The season's story begins to speed up before its bridge is burnt.
This week is the 11th hour for both Fringe teams and their respective universe.
The residual effects of this season's new time-line have started to merge with previous stories told once again. When David Robert Jones' newest experiments begin to endanger both universes the alternate universe brings in "The Consultant".
This episode had that 'what if' feel to it.
This latest Fringe episode's title, "Everything in its Right Place", seemed to suggest everything being back to normal with Peter and the gang (so to speak). However, after the episode's opening five minutes the title actually alludes to a very different character finding their right place.
In the sprit of Earth Day Fringe decides to do some reusing and recycling with their past stories in this recent episode. Borrowing a fringe event from season one "Nothing As It Seems" replays a familiar scenario for both Peter and Olivia in this current altered time-line.
Gone for about a month Fringe returns to FOX's Friday night line up with some creepy Ocean's 13 inspired seduction. No Clooney or Pitt, but Fringe's version of the fictional 'gilroy' from the 2007 crime caper.
Fringe is a lot like its fellow Bad Robot produced show, Lost, in that they are notorious for answering a question with multiple questions instead of answers. It's a technique that makes audiences both scratch their heads and keep tuning in for more mystery.
Some say less is more. Others say bigger is better. In the case of this week's Fringe episode "A Better Human Being" both statements ring true in the best ways possible with small story twists leading to huge possibilities.
Fringe may be many things, but formulaic is not one of them.