By fringeobsessed 3/22/2012 09:55:00 PM Categories: Fringe, Interview, J.H. Wyman, Jeff Pinkner, Season 4, Spoilers
Mar 22, 2012 09:25 PM ET
by Natalie Abrams
The question of whether Peter does indeed need to find his way home — or, as some theories have suggested, he's already there — will finally be answered in this week's episode of Fringe.
With eight episodes remaining before the season finale — and hopefully not the series finale — what will Peter's journey now look like? TVGuide.com turned to executive producer Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman to get the scoop. Plus: The "X" man returns!
Peter (Joshua Jackson) decided to stay away from Olivia (Anna Torv). What will his journey look like now?
Jeff Pinkner: He's ultimately decided to stay away from her in that episode. This next episode, the one that Joel directed, is going to be a very powerful one and a very gratifying one for the 'shippers. The end of that story is by no means written.
Olivia is destined to die in every timeline, as September (Michael Cerveris) said. Will Peter be able to stay away from her? And with the whole death premonition out there, might we finally meet the man with the "X" on his shirt that Olivia thought would someday kill her?
J.H. Wyman: We never like to put anything into the air that we don't readdress. There was a reason why she said that. You'll definitely get an answer to that. As far as Peter goes, what's terrifying is that when somebody tells you everything that happens, you're going to start looking at life in a different way, like you won't cross the street the same way, would you? You'd constantly be looking extra carefully at everything. It's not the first time she's faced this kind of this dilemma.
Could the man with the "X" on his shirt be somebody we've met before?
Wyman: Don't forget, when that happened, which Olivia remembers, it was a very strange episode that took place in William Bell's mind, so it could be somebody who William Bell (Leonard Nimoy) knows or has experience with.
Pinkner: The short answer is: For people who remember that moment fondly or threateningly, it will get paid off.
Olivia is remembering things that Peter didn't even know. So maybe he's not imprinting his own memories on her? Will that be addressed in Friday's episode?
Wyman: It will. That was the thing that was on purpose, when you realized that something didn't make sense. Sometimes you feel you know what's going on, and then all of a sudden it flips and we're trying to make you look at it from a different perspective, but you will definitely get an answer. [Friday's episode] "A Short Story About Love" is definitely a culmination of all the things we've been working towards and it's definitely a must-see because of that. It delivers on promises and even poses a couple of questions you didn't think of. It's definitely one to see for resolution.
Pinkner: People who like scares, people who like intrigue, people who like romance, people who like answers, they're all well-attended in that episode.
Wyman: It definitely has one of the most terrifying bad guys that we've had. As far as our freaks-of-the-week goes, he's definitely the most terrifying.
Read Natalie Abrams entire TVGuide article here.