by Sandra Gonzalez
Jan 20, 2012
11:52 AM ET
Fringe BLEW MY MIND last week. Now, that’s how you return after being on hiatus. It was engaging and had more twists in an hour than most shows have over many seasons. Any scoop, Sandra? – Benjamin
The observer’s bleak message that Olivia’s fate is sealed should be treated as the ultimate truth says EP Jeff Pinkner. “He has seen the future and all possible futures. He said it, so we have to take it as gospel. We can’t reveal too much more without giving away a lot,” he teases. But fellow bossman Joel Wyman adds, “It’s really creepy knowing that he said it. Because watching, around every corner, around every turn, it could happen. That’s what we really liked about it. Every situation she goes into, from walking across the street to taking down a Fringe freak, she could be killed.”
It was nice to see the change in Walternate on this new timeline, but is he for real? Or is this nice thing just a cover? — Daniel
All signs so far point to it being entirely genuine. At least, that’s what I think after talking to Pinkner and Wyman. “We thought it would be interesting, from Peter’s point of view, that he’s returned to a timeline that doesn’t meet his expectations,” says Pinkner. While Wyman reveals the truth: “Another interesting thing is that Jeff’s mother really wanted him to be nicer. We’re always trying to please our mothers.” He was joking. I think.
See the entire Entertainment Weekly article here.
fo note: "He said it so we have to take it as gospel."
For me, this confirms my theory that the theme of "White Tulip"- Dr. Peck trying to save the always dying Arlette is a parallel to Peter trying to save the always dying Olivia(s).