It may be a cliche, but that doesn't make it any less true.
On a conference call with reporters today, Fringe Executive Producer Jeff Pinkner previewed tomorrow night's "The End of All Things" - the final new episode of his show for three weeks - as follows:
“It’s definitely, as they say, a game-changer, in that our characters learn a lot more and the audience is going to learn a lot more about the über-plot of the season’s bad guy, David Robert Jones."
What else can we look forward to?
Peeled back layers of The Observer, Pinkner promises, as we learn more about "what his agenda has been" and the series uses "that as an opportunity to revisit the things on the show we’ve seen before.”
Looking even farther ahead, meanwhile, fellow producer Joel Wyman teased “A Short Story About Love” - the first new installment following this hiatus - as the "perfect vision" of a Fringe episode.
"It has a great, terrifying element to it that is very Fringe-y," he said. "At the same time it has this incredible love story aspect with things that people are going to be very excited for, we believe, as far as the relationships on the show.”
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