September is here. *Updated*
Yes, September is here and with the passing of Labor Day it marks the unofficial start of the fall. We have county fairs, apple picking, a cool snap to the air and soon the leaves will be changing color. Of course, if you’re a fan of the TV show Fringe the words, “September’s here” take on a whole different meaning.
*Much as we have mused here in this blog post, J.H. Wyman has added his two cents as to whether we will see a death in this upcoming season of Fringe. Mild Spoilers to follow see the Wyman comments here. *
Portrayed wonderfully by Michael Cerveris, September is the face of the Observers that we all have come to know and love. But as most of us are aware the Observers will be taking on a whole new role this season. Thanks to the episode, “Letters of Transit” we have been given a glimpse into the future and what it holds for our favorite Fringe heroes.
I’d like to open up a discussion to this upcoming season into what everyone’s expectations are. Any theories or direction you like to see Fringe pursue? Likes or dislikes based on what we know? Any further thoughts now that J.H. Wyman is the sole showrunner?
To give this discussion a bit of impulse here is a few points I’d like you all to examine.
- Will someone have to die to round out this final season? Will it be a major character? How would that make you feel? TV loves to kill characters off. It gives their respective series a jolt and adds maximum dramatic impact. But out of the big four do we really want to see someone die?
- Should the season end on a cliff hanger? Wouldn’t that be juicy? No closure but a mystery left unresolved. I for one didn’t like how season four ended. Too safe. I’m glad they were renewed for season five. That way September could say, “They are coming” and we all chimed in together with Walter, “Who’s coming?” (We know who.) Remember an open ending could lead to a movie franchise.
- Should Walter get the redemption that he so richly deserved after three seasons? I say three seasons because he is a different person now in the yellow time line and judging by “Letters of Transit” he’ll be back to his old pre-sanatorium days. In other words, a jerk. Who wants to give a jerk redemtion?
- If the Fringe Division succeeds in defeating the Observers of the future should we go back to see the year 2012 or 2013 and all is right with world? In other words the “Full Circle scenario”? Everything is hunk dory and tied up in one nice neat bow, all mysteries solved. That doesn’t sound like Fringe to me. But this isn’t about me it is about you the reader and devoted Fringe fan.
So my friends tell me what you think, an open ending, closure, a death in the family? Sound off!