Fringe: Season 4, Episode 22

Brave New World: Part 2 (11 May 2012)

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In the Season Four finale, the Fringe team is pushed to their breaking point as they desperately attempt to prevent a catastrophic event threatening the lives of everyone.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lincoln Lee (credit only)
Chief Scientist
Liam Carter ...
FBI Agent #2
Heming Hopkins ...
FBI Agent #3


In the Season Four finale, the Fringe team is pushed to their breaking point as they desperately attempt to prevent a catastrophic event threatening the lives of everyone.

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This was Leonard Nimoy's final television acting role before his death on February 27, 2015 at the age of 83. See more »


Olivia Dunham: [to Peter] If you've lost your mind, now would be the time to tell me!
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Henrietta's Bullet
12 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

VERY satisfying conclusion for what has been a great Run. Not that much of a bow, but enough to satisfy some of our many questions.

As Expected, Rebecca Mader returns, her talent not being wasted on just one episode. More about that later.

Circles have been closed, and a new one begins. And everything September said was to happen has happened: But not in the way any of us expected. Marvelous drug, that Cortexiphan - Where can I get some? In a way, it was too convenient of a... convenience. I mean the properties of the goop. But we have been learning about that gunk for the last 4 years, and there is a good reason why it had been kept under lock and key at Massive Dynamic.

Belly has indeed gone Mad. Stark Raving. God Complex. Did any of the minions that helped him have any idea that they were not going to share in the "Brave New World" - Unless they have been changed into Batupines or any number of other monsters, most of which we have seen in the last 4 seasons? And if they knew, would they have still helped Belly get as far as he did? Well, now there is a huge boat filled with all kinds of these creatures, Walter's Lab is going to be very crowded for a while.

That's the question, isn't it: In all of history, how do megalomaniacs, dictators and others of that stripe gain trust on a planetary scale? Usually through promises which said megalomaniacs have no intention of ever keeping: That, and basic lies and twisting of The Truth.

It is obvious now, this is not the same Belly Olivia met in S2-3, not the same Belly that dosed her with Soul Magnet Tea. And it explains a lot of why Walter would lop off his hand - WILL Lop off his hand, it looks like our glimpse into the Future, of THE *PURGE* is going to be expanded.

Will S5 begin where Episode 19 left off or will be get to see how that started?

This is also the return of Gerard Plunket as Senator James Van Horn, who in this timeline was never absorbed by one of Walternate's Mercury-Based Shapeshifters.

In one of the first season 1 episodes, Walter talks about being able to read the mind of a dead person. We had seen Nina Sharp dong this to John Scott, and Walter did it with "Smith"-"In Which we Meet Mr. Jones."

Here, we get to see that entire process in all of it's gory glory, and the creep factor is almost beyond my capacity for Fringe. Mader's creepy corpse uses all of that actresses' talents.

Now of course, September had told Olivia, that in every future, she had to die. In a split second of insight, Walter figures out exactly what September meant.

Great Visuals, the Origin of "Etta's" Bullet, John Noble playing against Leonard Nimoy at their best, self-propelling story, all of this is here in which has been so far, my favourite Season Finale - The only question now is, how many more ways can Fringe blow my brains out with the final 13 Episodes? Oh many more... I'm not worried about that, these guys never run out of ideas - The impossibilities are... Endless.

Until Next Fall and "The Purge"


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