I’m really excited for the season 2 finale. Personally speaking, the recent batch of episodes (and I include “Brown Betty” in that) have been satisfying and engaging. It finally feels like we have a lot more to sink our teeth’s into as we head towards, what is sure to be, a climatic end to this 2nd chapter of the show.
Below the jump are a few details on what we can expect in the finale, and where we might end up when the show returns in the fall. (it feels so good saying that).
Mild finale spoilers after the jump.
[via SciFi Wire]
Jeff Pinkner talks about where we’ll be heading in the season 2 finale, and beyond that into season 3:
“At the end of the season, I think that you’ll be [thinking], ‘Wow, now, this is a whole other world, and this is really interesting,’” Pinkner said. “Not a whole other world literally, but a whole other chapter that has been sort of talked around, but now concretely you will understand a lot more. So if we’re heading towards anything, it’s that. It really sets up a satisfying conclusion to what people have invested in this year, but also sort of opens up a whole other level of understanding that hopefully will propel us into season three and further. [There are] a lot of very exciting things that we’ve come up with that we’re really excited to tell.”
On the human aspect of our character’s journey:
“Relationships are complex and just for the very same reasons that I think that throughout the seasons, we never really want it to be easy, … that just because it’s a TV show in the United States of America, that the handsome male lead and the beautiful female lead should be together. … You have to earn those types of things, we believe,” Pinkner said. “So, when we’re playing the emotion of a betrayal like that on a level that it is, I think, that it’s all up to the human heart, which is complex.”
On Peter’s reaction:
“So Peter’s going to have a very realistic reaction to the things that he’s now aware of, and I think that that’s the first step in a journey back to some sort of common understanding of a relationship. I don’t think it’s ever going to be easy, and it should supply us with a lot of material, because it’s such an interesting dynamic. You just don’t want to just say, ‘It’s all forgiven,’ but you also want to have other flavors of the relationship, [and] not just ‘You betrayed me.’ So I think that’s where we are.”
We’ve come such a long way since Olivia came crashing through that windscreen some 19 or so episodes ago. Our patience has been tested with stand alone’s and other inconsistencies, but something changed back in the middle point of the season – the stories we’re now being told are the ones that matter, the ones worth investing in. I’ve always seen Fringe as something of a novel, and though I’m eager to jump onto the next chapter, part 2 will probably be remembered for the season where it all began to come together.