Comic-Con Interview: John Noble Talks About an Emotional Final Season of 'Fringe'
Comic-Con Interview: John Noble Talks About an Emotional Final Season of 'Fringe'
Laurel Brown
Laurel Brown
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
On the final day of the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con, Fringe returned for one final panel to promote its upcoming season 5. What did John Noble have to say about this last visit to the Con? Check out this video for our interview with the Fringe actor.

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  • It's so cute that John Noble cares far more about the characters than about the plots and the science fiction.
  • All of the Fringe actors seemed pretty happy about Fringe season 5 being the firm end. It makes sense -- no science fiction show should end without a finale.
  • What possible ending could be sufficiently fitting for Walter Bishop? Will he have to go out in a heroic blaze of glory? Or will he just enjoy a strawberry milkshake in peace with his granddaughter? Both scenarios seem fairly likely.
  • It sounds like the hard, serious and intelligent Walter seen in episode 19 of season 4 will not be the Walter we see all season. John Noble does not seem at all interested in playing a character without heart. This is a good thing.
  • All of Noble's favorite moments seem to be emotional climaxes for Walter -- Peter rejecting Walter as a father, Walter crying in the chapel, Walter saying goodbye to Walternate (with the knowledge that Peter might soon disappear)...
  • That's a big question -- will there be any remaining issues between the universes? Are they separated forever?
  • John Noble at least seems certain of an eventual happy ending for Fringe.
  • "Walter started life as an old man..." I never would have thought of that, but it's totally true. No young Walter ever existed.
  • I cannot even begin to imagine Robin Williams on Fringe. I'm sure it would be great, but I'm not sure what it could possibly be besides that.
  • A Fringe film? Interesting concept...

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