Simon says, “Fight The Future”.
The most recent episode of Fringe, “Letters of Transit” was a real mind trip (something Walter would appreciate) in which we were all vaulted into the future. A future that was bleak, grim and run as a totalitarian state. The Observers are in control and they are fascist taskmasters. The people that have been co-opted by the Observers are loyalists and those that choose to remain “free” are called natives and we all know what the fate of natives is when a new world is born.
From what I understand, this episode was to serve as a pilot of sorts for season five of Fringe should it get renewed. If so, it would mean a whole new storyline for Fringe to follow built on the foundation of some of the facts we know and others we do not. So here are some points and questions I would like you to consider.
- Would you be comfortable with Fringe taking place in the future instead of a contemporary setting?
- Do you like the Observers as the new bad guys or would you rather them retain their old role?
- Should we see the events of 2015 play out and what drove our team to “Amber” their selves?
- Would you like to see a younger cloned Bell return so he could lend a hand?
If the show-runners at Fringe follow this new setting it would mean a whole dynamic for the Fringe family in a world we don’t recognize. Are you ready for this new adventure that should be as exciting as the “Guns of Navarone”? It’s a little scary but I think I like it.
What about you, your thoughts please!