Today’s TV Addict Top 5: Reasons Why You’re Not Going To Want To Miss Tonight’s FRINGE Winter Finale


Double your Ick Factor, Double your fun.
Just how creepy is the opening scene of tonight’s FRINGE? Put it this way: Poor Astrid — who, after a year and a half of working with Walter is no stranger to freaky phenomena — actually bowed out of this one. She tells Walter, “I’ve seen some disturbing things in my time working with you, and I think I’ve handled them pretty well. But this, I can’t do.”

An Unexpected Reunion.
Although this didn’t exactly mean much to us considering the critically acclaimed HBO series is still on our ‘Bucket List,’ we have a feeling that fans of THE WIRE will appreciate tonight’s all-too-brief reunion between Lance Reddick and Jim True-Frost. Why all-too-brief, you ask? Because True-Frost had to split. Um, literally.

“We Have to Go Back…”
In an effort to stop the end of the world as we know it, ,Walter, Olivia and Peter must return to the mysterious Jacksonville facility (Hence, the episode’s title) where she was experimented on as a child. Expect what happens to leave Olivia with an unexpected souvenier of the trip that will change her life and could potentially alter the series as we know it.

It’s the winter finale.
Aside from tonight marking your last opportunity for a FRINGE fix until April, this is also a chance to have your voice heard where the show’s future is concerned. You can bet that the bean counters at FOX — who as we speak are deciding what will and won’t be earning slots on the fall schedule — will study tonight’s ratings the way Walter does scientific anomalies. Which means the best thing you can do is make sure to tune in — and ask your 100 closest friends to do so as well. (If they happen to be Nielsen families, so much the better!)

The Ending.
Never fear, we’re not about to spoil what happens…  except to say that not only did it give us genuine chills, but Walter utters one sentence that will change everything. “••i••, p••a•• •on• •e•• •i•.”

Photo Credit: Michael Courtney/FOX

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  • Will it be coming back? I’d hate to watch a cliffhanger and then find out that we’re not getting more episodes!

  • You’re killing me. I love the show but am usually not too anxious about waiting for it to air. But tonight? Everyone keeps saying how good and revealing it is and I CAN’T WAIT.

  • bws

    There should be about 5-6 new episodes in April/May.

    I really wish Fringe could arrange a shorter season. They should be doing about 16 episodes per run in the future. The stand-alone episodes are ummm too stand aloney. Just a little more myth in those episodes could keep the show moving faster. The stand alones right now are just roadblocks.

  • Anjali

    Omg, i figured out what the missing letters are!!!

    all i can say is… OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS GOING TO BE FANTASTIC!!!

  • Ace

    Cannot wait for tonight. So sad that this show won’t be on for a while :(. Thank goodness Lost started this week.

  • Oh good. I mean, I’m disappointed about the break, but glad we’ll get some more in April!

  • I can’t wait for tonight. It’s going to be awesome.

  • Eric

    Just saw this episode. AWESOME!
    And for your clue of what Walter says in the end to Peter…isn’t the first word supposed to be –i—?

  • Eric

    ^oops…meant Olivia instead of Peter and – – i – – –

  • Dave

    Had to record last nights episode so I can’t wait to watch it later today.

    On a side note TVA you HAVE to watch The Wire. I just recently finished the series and it is without a doubt just amazing television.

  • Ace

    That episode was amazing. I wish they could make them all that important to they mythology of the show. I don’t mind the “freak of the week” episodes, but the show is always at its best when it focuses on the alternate universes.

    Dave — That show is so amazing. Def. top 10 material.

  • DB

    I was so excited throughout the entire Fringe episode for that final moment when Olivia is able to see the object from the other universe – Peter. Now, dear Fox, i’m glad that we’ll get eight straight episodes when Fringe returns April 1st, but how about that season 3 pickup?
    while i do enjoy standalone eppy when they’re good, the serialized eppy are just so much more engaging. JJ Abrams said that the standalone eppy are necessary for the current TV landscape (because they’re better for reruns) but come on, the ratio should be half-and-half.

  • Hil

    I had almost forgotten how much I love the mythology episodes since we haven’t had one in ages. I feel like the characters actually get to progress in the mythology episodes where in the stand-alones they stay relatively static as far as relationships go. Hopefully the back eight will go full steam ahead like the back eight of season one did.