John Noble Teases Fringe Finale: Victory at What Cost?

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With just one episode to go until the Fringe series finale, John Noble took part in a conference call with reporters yesterday, teasing the final battle to come and hinting that it may involve something catastrophic for his beloved character.

"We know there’s something that has to happen in order to beat the Observers,” the actor said. “By now, we’ve built up to the fact that possibly maybe Walter has to do something pretty upsetting to make this happen.”

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Over the course of tonight's "The Boy Must Live" and next week's two-part conclusion, Noble said fans will be treated to some major father/son bonding.

“The way that his relationship with Peter plays out in the next two episodes, and particularly in the finale, is really quite remarkable. I know the fans love the relationship between Peter and Walter so much, and we certainly paid homage to that and brought it home, I believe, really strongly.”

As for what viewers can expect overall? Noble didn't reveal any finale details, simply saying he's "elated" over how it turned out and concluding:

“I can honestly say that it was everything I had hoped it could possibly be… I hope history will judge it as one of the great finales of all time. I really believe they will.”

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The overdoseJackson and Noble got on writing for their Walter and Peter, season 1 and season 2 even more , their backstories told, over and over, we saw Peter with both his parents, Jackson had great storylines in S2 central afain in S3, with him the savior an the machine and S4 finding home,
Noble got all the other storylines an far too much writing. Olivia Dunham had so much potentialcharacter growth should have been via confronting past, no longer victim,
instead they made her the ultimate victim in S4. S1 and 2 mostly gobetween and FBI agent, starting S3 and S4 Peters girl and a bit FBI agent.
Season 5 wife of Peter.(shame on Wyman) Anna Torv created a beautiful indepth character , sadly for her the writers never gave her the material she deserved nor the credi


Wyman has clearly never watched Olivia on Fringe, has no idea who she is as a character and has no notion of psychology.
Olivia has always been emotional, always had self-doubt, always was about empathy,
all those emotions were so beautifully played by Anna Torv, under the surface, as Olivia is a woman with an abusive past, abused by Walter and Bell and stepdad. But Wyman sees Olivia as the cliche women, she has to cry for her man, and be worried for her man.
Olivia this season is according to Wyman at Paley: finding her strenght by being humiliated by Peter, she had to say I love you, need you, etc in 4 episodes in a row, while Peter lied to her and belittled her. 1 thing is certain Olivias Dunhams arc has not been told, not even 1/5 and that is a disgrace.


Olivia Dunham, main lead,
Hero, Chosen One, Savior, assertive, pro-active, kick-ass bamf, remember her, mr Wyman?? So we had an overdose to overkill of Walter and Peter scenes and a lot of them in S3 and S4, and season 5 will be all about that in the finale again. Jackson and Noble seem to think that Walter and Peter is all about the overthetop kitsch hugging, as they both complain about W en P in S3 and S4, Maybe they should be less selfish and greedy. Look at Anna Torv, she loved working with Kirk, they were great friends , Charlie and Olivia were the best relationship, But thanks to Josh Jackson they killed Charlie, Kirk had a contract for 6 seasons.

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