TV From The Crypts: Lilith’s Top 26 Moments From Fringe Season 5
It is with a heavy heart that I bring my second mission to a close. Over the last couple months I have rewatched all of the Fringe series, bringing you my favorite moments from each season. And this week I bring you the series conclusion, the one season of the whole show I had not yet watched previously. Let’s set the scene first. Instead of our usual timeline, we have flash-forwarded to the future, taking up where we left off with the interesting episode Letters In Transit from Season 4. It’s 15 years from where we last left off, and our wonderful team has successfully avoided aging by being trapped in amber ever since the Observers invaded earth.
We’ll switch to buzzfeed mode soon, but I guess I will make a broad statement about this season that took such a stark change from the previous seasons. While it was an interesting post-apocalyptic twist to the show, it did feel a little bit rushed. They tried to jam so much in to the show to conclude it and I wish it had been a little more drawn out. That being said, I did like the season, and without further ado I bring you my buzzfeed-style favorite moments of the stellar conclusion to this amazing television show. As always, spoilers to follow.
- Of course Walter has to comment “What a miserable future” not in reference to the fact that the Observers have invaded Earth and taken over, but commenting on the disgusting egg stick that people call food.
- The first episode has a darling family reunion that you can’t help but smile when you witness it.
- We aren’t even done with the first episode before Walter calls Astrid Afro.
- When I think of Walter I think of his obsession with food and drugs. I had forgotten how important music is to him as well until the lovely moment that he listens to a CD in an abandoned car in his boxers. How touching.
- Walter declaring Yahtzee! When he finds the entrance to the tunnel.
- Talk about a Horror of Horrors when Etta sees her friend Simon decapitated and hooked up to a machine that keeps his head alive in the science wing of the Observers headquarters.
- I just have to say, Walter and I are kindred spirits for many reasons, and when the power comes on in the laboratory and the Moody Blues are playing I realized we have yet another connection.
- And why am I not surprised yet also excited by the fact that Walter has a clapper to turn on the lights in the lab?
- Walter was beyond adorable as he was acting ticklish during a pat-down.
- Another reason why I would love to join this crew: Walter and Peter having a nerf gun war in the lab.
- Yup, even though she was only a character for a few episodes, I found myself crying when Henrietta was killed.
- Just when you thought Walter couldn’t get anymore endearing, he gets delighted and stops during his homemade video to indulge in a raspberry pastry.
- Of course the first reminiscing Walter has after finding a an old Massive Dynamic laboratory is about how he dropped acid there.
- Peter tells Olivia that ”emotion is our weakness” and Olivia convinces him to remove his Observer implant by saying “No, Peter, it’s our strength, because it’s the one thing they don’t have”.
- In the episode “The Black Blotter” we are informed early on that it is going to be difficult to get any information from him (Walter) right now cause he just dropped acid. Yup, sounds about right, and then cut to Walter hallucinating.
- And oh praise the lords, Walter has a Monty Python moment as he trips balls.
- Nina Sharp is quite a stellar woman, coming through for the team and committing an act of martyrdom that saves her friends.
- Of course when Walter enters the submersion tank he has to be naked to ensure that his body be as free and open as his mind has to be.
- Seeing September as a regular human named Donald was, well, quite touching.
- Olivia is still the most kick ass character in the show and still pushes boundaries when she crosses over to the other universe in order to rescue the child observer.
- Our first encounter with the happily married and aged Olivia and Lincoln from the other universe was quite touching.
- And even better was when the older Fauxlivia tells Lincoln to stop checking out her young ass and he smirks and smacks her on the butt romantically.
- Bring on the waterworks. I don’t think anything could make you cry more than Walter saying goodbye to Peter and telling him that he, Peter, is his absolute favorite thing.
- The season finale really went out with a bang. Seeing Peter and Olivia raid the Observers Headquarters to rescue Broyles, and watching them unleash all the amazing previous Fringe events on them was so freaking amazing, like rocked my world amazing.
- And leave it to our favorite Olivia to use her telekinetic powers to kill the evil Windmark!
- But it all comes with a bitter sweet ending. Blasting back to 2015 before the Observers originally had invaded, we see a happy Peter and Olivia with their young Etta, a picture perfect family. The price: Walter has left them for good.
And that concludes my mission of bringing you my favorite moments of the phenomenal TV show Fringe. Biff- I have now completed two missions and am still waiting for you to finish up your Aliens mission, looks like you will be buying me my drinks when I visit Albany as Lilith just whooped your butt!
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