Until the Last Word, Part 1 ~ A Long Road AheadThe end of Fringe is so close, just three more episodes. Thought I should finally get going on this, formerly known as The Neverending Fringe Post. I've been been playing around with it on and off since last January. Maybe I didn't want to admit that it was almost over, that season five was the final one. Maybe it's just that every single time I tried to edit, it just grew. It's been mystifying, daunting and frustrating. No matter. I am now taking the day, and every day until the finale on January 18, 2013 (finished a week early!), to finally try again. I took three weeks just to write a letter to John Noble, and again for Joshua Jackson, so I can't see that I will finish it before the end. I also wrote two letters (1, 2) to Joel Wyman, with a third to come the minute after the finale; I have it written up already. I could have been working on this, but thanking these wonderful people for four and a half incredible years was more important to me. I was also designing weapons, including one for the show, and contributing to Fringe projects. I haven't been wasting the time, but darn it if a deadline doesn't sneak up on you. Well then, it's about time I get back to it, so let's start at the beginning...
That is the entire series summed up in one elegantly-worded question, posed to a character who has already gone as far as humanly possible and most assuredly will go further before the end. But I would like to expand a teensy bit on every season.
"How far would you go for someone you love?"~Nicholas Boone in "Midnight," season 1, episode 18
Welcome to Fringe, where these questions are readily asked and answered, an exceptional drama that skillfully infuses genuine emotion and mystery, along with welcome doses of fun and humor, into a science fiction backdrop brimming with boundless heart, imagination, humanity, personality, and intelligence...and food. That last makes plenty of sense if you watch. ;)
And so ends Part 1 of 11. It's incredibly hard to not spoil this superb show, because everything I want to tell you that makes it incredible would give away the biggest secrets, the ones that fans spent the last four and a half seasons savoring, the ones that were revealed after a wonderful journey of discovery. I'm sure there are spoilers in other posts I've done, but here I think I blacked them all out.