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A bit of a mixed bag
on 4 April 2013
After thoroughly enjoying the first three seasons of Fringe I was really looking forward to S4. Having just seen the finale and reflected on the series as a whole, I have to say I was left just a little disappointed in the variability of the episodes. Sure, there were some great 'Fringe' moments and the character of Walter continues to delight but I just got the feeling that that it was a series waiting for the axe to fall, not knowing whether to wrap the storyline up or to set it up for a further series. I guess it must be difficult for the show's writers not knowing whether they are going to get a green light for another series or whether they have to write episodes to tie up all the outstanding loose ends. A lot of the 'science' in Fringe always has to be taken with a pinch of salt but in S4 I was left incredulous at some of the events that occurred and the explanations given! Don't get me wrong, I really love Fringe as a show and therefore I still enjoyed watching S4. I just felt it was not 'up there' with the earlier series. I will still buy S5 when it becomes available (I have invested too much in the show not to) and I'll still be really disappointed when the show eventually ends!