Critic Consensus: Fringe overcomes a compressed episode count and humbled production values to deliver a moving and rousing conclusion to its fans.
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as Olivia Dunham
as Peter Bishop
as Dr. Walter Bishop
as Nina Sharp
as Phillip Broyles
as Astrid Farnsworth
as Capt. Windmark
as Henrietta "Etta" Bishop
as Dr. Carla Warren
as River Massey
as Gael Manfretti
as Dr. Darryl Hastings
as Edward Markham
as Edwin Massey
Over five loopy seasons, Fringe never once lost sight of that mission -- hunting down an answer to the question of what makes us "us."
The focus here is clearly on the characters, which has always served the series well in the past. Something tells me that strategy will work here again as Fringe comes to a close.
It's storytelling highs are some of the best ever done in the science fiction genre. It continually delivered to its devoted fans. There was virtually no chance of a disappointing ending.
The nods to the past are sweet, but what any real Fringe fan wanted from these last episodes was a farewell to the characters we've come to love that feels emotionally satisfying - and on that level, this series finale more than delivers.
At some point, Fringe kind of fell in love with change for its own sake, and it wandered away for long periods from what powered its finest moments - the complex bonds among Olivia, Peter and Walter.
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