Fringe: Season 5, Episode 13

An Enemy of Fate (18 Jan. 2013)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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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
Bruce Crawford ...
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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This is Fringe's 100th episode. See more »


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 »


Dr. Walter Bishop: It's a beautiful name.
Astrid Farnsworth: What is?
Dr. Walter Bishop: Astrid.
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Written by Michael Giacchino
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Best Series Finale of a TV show for the past years
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All good things eventually come to an end. And so did "Fringe". Despite the lack of dynamic in Season 5 compared to the other four seasons, the series finale was satisfying enough, and way better than the finale of "Lost", for example. Brilliantly played by the cast members, the final two episodes brought a logical ending to the 100-hours story. It really made sense - something I was afraid would not happen, after the confusing finale of "Lost". It also had a happy end, but not in the cheesy way. Therefore, I think it should be satisfying to all fans of the show. For those of you who have still not watched the entire show, I strongly recommend "Fringe".

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