Fringe (2008–2013)
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An Enemy of Fate 

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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September asks December to bring an initiating reactor to complete the time machine. Then he meets Walter, Peter, Olivia and Astrid and explains how the device works. Peter finds a farewell video tape from Walter addressed to him. Olivia and Astrid go to December's apartment to bring the initiating reactor but they find him hanged and the part taken by Loyalists and The Observers. Astrid suggests to use an Observer shipping lane instead. Olivia and Peter go to the Observer's headquarters and use chemical gas to retrieve a control cube to use the shipping lane. They also rescue Broyles that was interrogated by Windmark. Now they start to set in motion the plan to defeat The Observers. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The 'inbetween picture' of the skeleton hand has 5 fingers and a thumb. In the final episode, when Olivia and Peter are going through the building with observers and loyalists in that they attacked with chemicals, there is a bloody hand print on the wall. This hand print also had 5 fingers and a thumb. See more »

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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; 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). 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 »

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The Observer: It's not about fate, Walter. Yours or mine. It's about changing fate. It's about hope. And protecting our children.
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Why the Presence of Walter Would Create a Paradox?
10 April 2017 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

September asks December to bring an initiating reactor to complete the time machine. Then he meets Walter, Peter, Olivia and Astrid and explains how the device works. Peter finds a farewell video tape from Walter addressed to him. Olivia and Astrid go to December's apartment to bring the initiating reactor but they find him hanged and the part taken by Loyalists and The Observers. Astrid suggests to use an Observer shipping lane instead. Olivia and Peter go to the Observer's headquarters and use chemical gas to retrieve a control cube to use the shipping lane. They also rescue Broyles that was interrogated by Windmark. Now they start to set in motion the plan to defeat The Observers.

Despite the flaws, "Fringe" is certainly one of the best TV series ever made. The stories are great, with the combination of adventure, sci-fi mystery and drama. Most of the characters are charismatics, and Walter is amazing. And the producers stopped the series in the summit, keeping the level of the episodes. "Lost", "Smallville" and "Prison Break" are examples of TV series that should have stopped a couple of seasons before the last one. The open end with Peter watching to the white tulip is a plus. However it is not clear why the presence of Walter in 1985 would create a paradox. Maybe because September saved him from the frozen lake, but it is not clear enough. The plot has many paradoxes, but who care? Keeping Walter would be a complete happy ending, with Peter, Olivia, Etta, Astrid, Nina Sharp and Broyles. But anyway "Fringe" has surprised with this amazing and emotional Fifth Season. A feature of "Fringe" would be a return with golden key for the fans. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): An Enemy of Fate"


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