Fringe: Season 5, Episode 13

An Enemy of Fate (18 Jan. 2013)

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As the Observers close in Walter and September desperately work to complete the plan but one obstacle after another hinders their progress.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Butcher ...
Observer on Street #2
Young Resistance Fighter
Loyalist Driver in Hummer (as Bruce Macnab Crawford)
Charlie Gallant ...
Loyalist Guard at Desk
Abagayle Hardwick ...
Butterfly Observer
Loyalist Guard in Hummer #2


As the Observers close in Walter and September desperately work to complete the plan but one obstacle after another hinders their progress.

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The point of going to the future is to stop the forced evolution of the Observers. Walter and Michael make it to the future and the show ends with the Observers' invasion never happening because the Observers never happened, or at least not in the emotionless form we saw in the show. If that is the case, then September should not have been present at the Lake to save Peter and Walter, so both of them should be dead. Also, if September never existed, then Michael never existed. So the invasion would still take place. What we should have at the end is Olivia, without Walter, joining Fringe Division and researching the Plan (an idea dropped early in Season 1). But of course, we could go back as long as the Observers have been observed in history (the historical prints and paintings shown throughout the series). So it is possible that none of this would ever have happened and we could be looking at a completely different time line. See more »


Peter Bishop: If we shoot 'em, they're dead. Why do we want 'em to float away?
Dr. Walter Bishop: Because it's cool.
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Written and Performed by J.J. Abrams
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I want that white tulip!
24 January 2013 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

I can not believe that this remarkable show ended. I will miss every millisecond of every episodes and characters and everything. I feel like trapped in amber and waiting for Fringe to continue to get out. This show will remain as my favorite sci-fi drama, forever. And John Noble who played Walter Bishop, I want to say that I love you so much. You are a great actor. Not just in Fringe, in other movies and dramas too. You gave life such a character that I will never forget and I will always miss because of your remarkable acting. Walter would never be Walter if you wouldn't play. I hope producers decide to make films. Not just one, it should be trilogy. I will never lose my hope and I will wait for the white tulip.

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