The actor who plays Walter Bishop on the Fox drama told Entertainment Weekly that the show needs to conclude properly to satisfy its fans.
“Fringe is a saga… there needs to be a resolution,” he explained. “People are so devoted to Fringe and to wanting this story to be completed. And if we can complete it properly, then it goes into the annals as one of the greatest science fiction stories of all time.”
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Noble recently hinted that the final season of Fringe will leap forward in time, taking place in the future world of 2036.
“Most of next season will be there,” he confirmed. “The future-set ‘Letters of Transit‘ episode didn’t just appear.”
“We didn’t even know we were picked up then. But what they said was, ‘If we are being picked up, this is where we’re going’.”
“As far as I know, we’re just jumping ahead to the year 2036,” Noble told TVLine. “There will be references to the missing years.
“Walter, Olivia, Astrid and Peter are insurgents, so we know all the dirty tricks that have been played against us. We’ll be learning from the past.”
The character of Olivia (Anna Torv) was absent from the ‘Letters of Transit’ episode, but Noble assured fans that “she’ll be back”.
The actor – who plays the eccentric Walter Bishop – also hinted at “resolution” and “redemption” for his own character in the show’s last episodes.
“Walter is the man who started this, so there has to be resolution,” he suggested. “There has to be redemption. I would love to see the Peter (Joshua Jackson) [and] Walter relationship come back to where it was.
“We also have to see the final maturing of the relationship between Peter and Olivia, because it has been so difficult for them and we want them so much to be with each other.”
Fringe will return to Fox on Friday, September 28 at 9/8c. In the UK, the series airs on Sky1