The countdown to the end of Fringe continues with only three hours remaining. John Noble (Walter) called in from Australia to discuss the series finale with reporters yesterday. He was reflective of his time on the show and had nothing but praise about the finale.
In tonight's "The Boy That Must Live," Walter and Peter connect in a way they haven't been able to in the past. "... the way that [Walter's] relationship with Peter plays out over the next two episodes, and in particular, the finale is really quite remarkable," Noble explains.
"That's something we had to do because we spent so much time and I know that 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"
The conclusion won't come without a sacrifice, Noble teases, "We know that something radical has to happen in order to beat the Observers. I think by now we've built up to the fact that possibly maybe Walter has to do something pretty outstanding to make this happen."
While Noble was "apprehensive" to find out how the series would conclude, he shared his initial reaction to reading the last script. "I can honestly say that it was everything that I had hoped it could possibly be. So, I was extremely elated when I read the final episodes."
Noble was careful not to spoil the show's ending, but said, "... we do get the payout." He also had nothing but positive thoughts about how it was closed out.
"The finale, I believe, it's the best finale I've ever read, just in terms of being able to tie up the five years, five years of intense work. To be able to pull it together as the way that Joel Wyman did is quite remarkable to me. So I honestly think the fans will be--well they'll be disappointed. There's no question because the series is finishing, but I think they'll be very thrilled and honored by the way that Joel has made that happen."
Fringe returns tonight, Friday, January 11 with "The Boy Must Live" at 9 pm ET with the series conclusion airing next Friday, January 18 with the two hour finale "Liberty" and "Enemy of Fate" at 8 pm ET on FOX.
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