What does “Simon” mean to you?
In the last episode of Fringe the break induced glyphs spelled out “Simon”. This could mean several things of course. Clint and Darrell speculated on their podcast (via feedback) that the Simon referenced could be the character, “Simon Paris” the doctor who operated on Walter in order to remove parts of his brain. Simon Paris was really William Bell, so does that mean we will see the return of William Bell in the next episode?
*Spoiler Alert follows for next Friday’s episode*
That certainly would be a lot of fun. If we expand on this further, since the next episode takes place in the far future I wonder if we will run across a William Bell that is trapped there, held hostage or a fugitive on the run.
I can see it now. The Fringe Division enters the future only to find an aged Bell there that has been waiting for them all this time. “I knew you’d come” he’d say, just like the Grail Knight from the Last Crusade movie.
Then again, considering all the product placement we get on Fringe, this could be a clever re-introduction of the game, “Simon”. Hey, you could tie in all the red, red, green we’ve seen in the past. That’s it! The Observers are Milton Bradley fans!
Or there could be a third option. As I discussed with uber Fringe Fan, “lostweatherguy” Chris, “Simon” may also refer to Simon Peter, the rock that Christianity was built on. You know me and my obsession with religious references on Fringe. Saint Peter is perhaps the most venerated of Saints in Christianity and was selected by Jesus to lead the rest of the apostles. Fringe has its Peter also. If they all travel to the future will Peter be the one to lead the true believers out of the dark and into the light? Will the future that Fringe will be based on (season 5) be based on the new timeline Peter establishes?
What are your thoughts Fringe fans? What does Simon mean to you? Are my ramblings just Fringe F*rts or is there something deeper meaning behind the mystery of Simon? Sound off!