The end of “Fringe” is near, and just as time runs out for the series that a small group of fans continue to enjoy, the final title has been released.
“An Enemy of Fate” will be the name of the final hour of “Fringe” when it airs Jan. 18 as part of a two-hour special on Fox, according to TV Line. It will also be the show’s 100th episode, setting it up for a potential syndication package, although the show may be far too serialized for those possibilities.
Showrunner J.H. Wyman is not sharing very many details of what fans can expect in the series finale, and that’s to be expected. Speculation, however, has focused on on the fate of the main characters, including the possible identity of the aforementioned “enemy,” which is wide-ranging. Peter Bishop, played by Joshua Jackson, is predicted by some to die. However, he’s also been predicted to live out his days with Anna Torv’s Olivia Dunham.
Many also believe that Walter Bishop (John Noble) will sacrifice himself, either to save everyone or to hit the proverbial reset button. There is just no consensus in the fan community on how “An Enemy of Fate” will unfold.
Wyman did assure fans that in the finale, he won’t be holding anything back.
“It’s massive, really big,” Wyman said. “I wanted to make sure I handled [the action element] and the emotions with equal import.”
“Fringe” was an underdog to make it this far. It was never a ratings daring, yet it engendered a strong following among its fans. Cancellation rumors dogged the show throughout the five-season run, yet Fox has allowed the show to go out on its own terms, and allowed the fans to gain proper closure.
“Fringe” currently airs on Fridays at 9 p.m. ET on FOX. The two-hour finale will air Jan. 18 beginning at 8 p.m.