FRINGE: 4.19 Letters Of Transit — Press Release

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Here’s the official release for 4.19 “Letters Of Transit.”

FRIDAY, APRIL 20

“FRINGE” – (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1

THE FRINGE TEAM GOES BACK TO THE FUTURE ON AN ALL-NEW “FRINGE” FRIDAY, APRIL 20, ON FOX

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 in the all-new “Letters of Transit” episode of FRINGE airing Friday, April 20 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FR-419) (TV-14 L, V)

Cast: Anna Torv as Olivia Dunham; Joshua Jackson as Peter Bishop; John Noble as Walter Bishop; Lance Reddick as Phillip Broyles; Blair Brown as Nina Sharp; Jasika Nicole as Astrid Farnsworth; Seth Gabel as Lincoln Lee

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  1. February says

    I don’t normally read these but I was desperate to know what the twist would be. That is awesome.

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  2. willg says

    Back to the Future…hmmm sounds awesome! I am guessing that georgina haig is going to be Peter and Olivia’s child?

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      • Darth Kate says

        why do people have to nag about everything i say? do you honestly have nothing better to do? They gave away that its a time jump. i find that spoilery. it was a completely innocent comment. get off my case.

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        • LastManInSpace says

          It’s probably less to do with this particular comment (it is kind of spoilery) and more to do with every other comment you post. No offense but you’re the biggest buzzkill in the joint.

          I have plenty of problems with the season and have complained about them on here and elsewhere but 99% of what you post is horribly negative. From your post on the promo for next week:

          “Fauxlivia with an assault rifle…. that single glorious image almost makes up for the last season and a half of pointless f**kery. almost, but not quite.”

          Even when complimenting something, you almost seem to take pleasure in sh*tting on the rest of the season. A season that some people enjoy very much. Do you understand why people might get on your case or seem annoyed yet?

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          • Darth Kate says

            yes. my opinion of the show is negative at this point. i think that’s been made perfectly clear. so rather than nagging at me about it why don’t you just accept that not everyone feels the same way about the show that you do? i said it time and time again, i am not going away. i didn’t even make a negative comment on this thread, and yet still people find it necessary to jump on me because i seem to be the odd man out in this little community. well you know what? intolerance is far uglier than negativity.

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            • LastManInSpace says

              I don’t think you should go away at all. It’s the internet, as long as you’re not hurting anyone you can do whatever you damn well please. Merely pointing out that ceaseless negativity is going to breed negativity in return.

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        • mlj102 says

          I’m not nagging about everything you say, but I just wanted to point out that, whether or not Roco prefaces something like this with a “spoiler alert” I tend to think anything that involves a future episode (press releases, promo pictures, videos) would be considered a spoiler alert. So for me personally, I keep that in mind whenever I choose to click on a link such as this, knowing full well that reading it means there’s a risk of being exposed to spoilers. Again, I’m not attacking you or your comment, just stating that I think it’s sort of implied that there’s a spoiler alert with anything involving an upcoming episode.

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          • Darth Kate says

            my statement about nagging was not directed solely at you. i just don’t think my initial comment warranted any kind of response. the reason i wrote it was simply because most of the time these press releases are comically vague and now all of a sudden they’re giving away key plot details like major setting shifts.

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            • mlj102 says

              Understandable. However, I would think you would realize that when you comment, you are opening yourself up to the possibility that someone might actually respond to your comment. And just because they respond, it doesn’t mean that they’re picking on you. It simply means they had something to say in response to what you said. And if I may point out, your initial comment was rather vague and it was unclear exactly what you were saying, so it’s not unreasonable that others reading would be confused or would request clarification.

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              • Darth Kate says

                dude, it was vague because it was only two words. that’s my point. i was irritated that someone would even reply to that.

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                • mlj102 says

                  But that’s exactly my point. By posting a comment of only two words, without elaborating on what exactly you were trying to say, it was vague and confusing, left open to interpretation. So you can’t blame anyone for misunderstanding what you were saying or for wanting clarification.

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                  • Ian S. says

                    Exactly why I commented back to Darthkate. Also, Darthkate, the picture clearly says “SPOILER ALERT”, so what were you really expecting? And don’t say that your comment doesn’t warrant a response, any comment that anyone posts will be read and people will want tor respond. That’s how a blog works. If you don’t want your opinions talked about and responded to, don’t type them and don’t mention anything. Simple.

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        • Ian S. says

          Why would you click something that plainly says “SPOILER ALERT” and then complain about how it’s spoilery? That’s what irked me enough to comment back, since you were wondering.

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      • Darth Kate says

        wow, holy crap guys. i didnt scroll down enough to see the picture. i just clicked the title. hence my completely unremarkable comment. chill the hell out.

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  3. Ian S. says

    This sounds so cool…but I’m wondering, will it be a continuation of our old timeline future plot or the future plot from this timeline? Hoping for some First People and Machine plot drops as well!

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    • TheMarcDog says

      I’d assume that it’d be this timeline’s future, because the other timelines future never actually happened

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      • mlj102 says

        Agreed, but it doesn’t mean that aspects of that future won’t still happen (such as Broyles and whatever the story is behind his eye). Things changed and are different, but there are some things that could still be the same.

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        • Ian S. says

          I just thought this all through, and realized a bunch of things. Since no one in this timeline ever destroyed the AU, then Walternate in the future would have never been so angry and decided to kill Olivia. Hell, the entire future would have played differently since ‘The Day We Died’ was built around the whole point that Peter destroyed the AU. Now, I’m a believer that even though the machine was created in the future and was sent back in time, it can still exist, regardless of the paradox, because it just does. Really, I think that’s the answer. Sure, it’s a paradox, but I think if the machine ever existed in a time before the future, it wouldn’t just vanish because that future didn’t happen. Time seems to be malleable on this show. The Observers can travel anywhere in time, even to watch the Big Bang apparently, without any consequences.

          I’ve tried typing that out in countless other ways, so sorry if it sounds messy :$ But the point I’m trying to make is this: since there was no Peter to destroy the AU in this timeline, the two universes will continue to work together. 2026 future will never happen because there was no need to send the machine back in time to fix the universe. Instead, time will keep going. Walternate will not kill Olivia. The Machine serves some other purpose, perhaps, and basically we get to see how things would play out past 2026, up to 2036. I don’t think Walter would be in prison either.

          Okay, this is getting very interesting to me now, can April 20 come any sooner !?

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          • mlj102 says

            “Instead, time will keep going. Walternate will not kill Olivia. The Machine serves some other purpose, perhaps, and basically we get to see how things would play out past 2026, up to 2036. I don’t think Walter would be in prison either.”

            I think I get what you’re saying. But isn’t that one of the main themes in Fringe: fate vs. freewill — the idea that some things are “meant” to happen, regardless of how events unfold in order to get there? It’s the same general idea with the alternate universe. Some things are different because different choices were made. But at the same time, some things are still the same. And there are some things that happened differently but still ended with the same result. For example, the two Olivia’s have different personalities and different life experiences, yet they both ended up as Fringe agents. So while I agree that it won’t be the same future we saw in The Day We Died, I still believe that some things will be the same. Some things will have still happened, even though events happened differently. It will be interesting to see what similarities are present in this now changed future.

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            • Ian S. says

              The Fate VS Free will thing is really interesting, because it seems the Observers can change the fate of each of our characters, and the machine can change the fate of universes. I agree that some things will be the same, and that’s whats so mind boggling to me, how interesting it is that some things will be the same but the future continues to 2036 this time.

              I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited for a Fringe episode, Letters of Transit just looks to be so epic and answer questions and recontextualize everything!

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          • Robert Ariadne says

            I understand. The machine exists; always did, always will. In 2026, Walter will always send it back millions of years so it can be dug up in pieces all over the world.
            The 2026 timeline (at least the one we saw in The Day We Died) was erased when Peter decided not to destroy the AU in 2011. And thus, 2036 will look significantly different.

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  4. Maris says

    Why so in the future??? I can wait to see this episode. Make sense, they present another future sense the future that they showed us no longer exist.

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  5. fedorafadares says

    I’m intrigued, but a little pessimistic about 4.19 based on this press release.

    We’ve already *gone* to the future as a gimmick, for lack of a better word. I had hoped the twist of 4.19 would be something completely different.

    I think I suffer from inflated expectations with our beloved show! I’ll try to have faith there’s still something mindblowing in the episode.

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    • Underseer says

      Have to disagree with going to the future as a gimmick, fed.

      After all, we now know that a core concept at the heart of Fringe is time travel and manipulation — what with the Observers and the Peter paradox.

      Since The Machine was sent back to the distant past, at some point in the future, to be unearthed and reassembled in the present day, the only way to tell the full story of The Machine is to go to the future.

      So it’s not a gimmick, it’s a plot necessity. Looking forward to it.

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  6. Tash says

    Does it mean a jump to the future like the season 3 finale where they all get older or are they just gonna hop in a time machine and wizz tO the future??

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  7. Cortexiphan Kid says

    Uf, that ‘spoiler’ makes me wanna jump to the future too. August 20th to be precise.

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  8. bishop1984 says

    I wonder what color the intro is going to be? Since it was gray last time, i wonder if were going to keep seeing the orange intro, or if the green intro will finally be shown since they have implanted green all over season 4?

    What do you guys think?

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