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Old 04-13-12, 07:51 PM   #1
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Fringe -- "The Consultant" -- 4/13/12

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Walter travels to the Alternate Universe to assist in the investigation of a Fringe event with ties to both worlds. Meanwhile, David Robert Jones reveals his next target in the all-new "The Consultant" episode of FRINGE airing Friday, April 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FR-418) (TV-14 L, V)


Episode 18 of 22

FYI, John Noble said in TVLine.com that they shot 2 endings for the finale.

The finale is airing May 11. FOX's upfront announcements are May 14th. Just my assumption, but I think a decision will have to be made by the end of this month.
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Old 04-14-12, 12:08 AM   #2
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Re: Fringe -- "The Consultant" -- 4/13/12

Solid episode; like that the case was more or less a MacGuffin and the final resolution of the Broyles plot was not cut and dry on an emotional level.
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Old 04-14-12, 02:21 AM   #3
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Re: Fringe -- "The Consultant" -- 4/13/12

Yeah, the Broyles resolution fit with his character. Also, guess he's not a shapeshifter after all.
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Old 04-14-12, 02:07 PM   #4
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Re: Fringe -- "The Consultant" -- 4/13/12

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Yeah, the Broyles resolution fit with his character. Also, guess he's not a shapeshifter after all.
Yep, I thought he was one. Nice way to wrap that up. I'm liking Bolivia more and more.
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Old 04-14-12, 03:09 PM   #5
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Re: Fringe -- "The Consultant" -- 4/13/12

Loved this episode. Especially some of the fun details in Broyles' son's room in the alt-verse.
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Old 04-14-12, 08:44 PM   #6
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Re: Fringe -- "The Consultant" -- 4/13/12

Crap. Gotta go look for those!

Also: no Sherlock Holmes!
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Old 04-14-12, 08:54 PM   #7
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Re: Fringe -- "The Consultant" -- 4/13/12

Good episode. Really nothing much else to add. Was that Walternate's doomsday device in the last night where Orange Broyles was trying to do something before he got caught? I know Orange Walternate isn't the evil Super Villain that Red Walternate was. It looked very similar.

I love Orange Bolivia.

And I hate the Nielsen ratings system. 0.9 last night.

I have to wonder if FOX decided to put Fringe right after American Idol what kind of numbers it would get. I'm sure the ratings would double. IIRC, Fringe used to get 10-11M viewers a week after Idol on Tuesdays. However, Idol had higher ratings back then. I'm guessing the very few people still watching are DVRing the show and watching it Saturday or Sunday as opposed to live Friday nights.
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Old 04-15-12, 01:08 AM   #8
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Re: Fringe -- "The Consultant" -- 4/13/12

One of the producers has said this is the week that Fox will make a decision to bring it back for one more season or not. The show's fate may have already been decided.
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Old 04-15-12, 04:12 AM   #9
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Re: Fringe -- "The Consultant" -- 4/13/12

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Good episode. Really nothing much else to add. Was that Walternate's doomsday device in the last night where Orange Broyles was trying to do something before he got caught? I know Orange Walternate isn't the evil Super Villain that Red Walternate was. It looked very similar.

I love Orange Bolivia.

And I hate the Nielsen ratings system. 0.9 last night.

I have to wonder if FOX decided to put Fringe right after American Idol what kind of numbers it would get. I'm sure the ratings would double. IIRC, Fringe used to get 10-11M viewers a week after Idol on Tuesdays. However, Idol had higher ratings back then. I'm guessing the very few people still watching are DVRing the show and watching it Saturday or Sunday as opposed to live Friday nights.
Well, all you have to do is look at the ratings for The Finder to get an idea on what Fringe would do. The Finder was getting around 6-7 million viewers in the post-Idol slot, and now it's getting the same ratings as Fringe on Friday.

This means The Finder has virtually no shot at renewal now. Fringe only has a chance due to it being a 4th year show and so close to syndication.
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Old 04-15-12, 07:14 AM   #10
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Re: Fringe -- "The Consultant" -- 4/13/12

Great as always. Now I am off to the store for badger food.
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Old 04-15-12, 02:43 PM   #11
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Re: Fringe -- "The Consultant" -- 4/13/12

Well, next week's episode looks pretty fucking crazy. Can't wait for it.

Here are some of the promos for the episode:

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Old 04-15-12, 03:42 PM   #12
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Re: Fringe -- "The Consultant" -- 4/13/12

Holy fuck. Next week's episode looks awesome.
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Old 04-15-12, 07:21 PM   #13
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Re: Fringe -- "The Consultant" -- 4/13/12

I dont get how alt-Nina was captured ... would Broyles not have had to give authorization?
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Old 04-16-12, 12:46 PM   #14
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Re: Fringe -- "The Consultant" -- 4/13/12

I won't click on those videos... I won't click on those video...

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Old 04-16-12, 01:41 PM   #15
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Re: Fringe -- "The Consultant" -- 4/13/12

Next week's episode makes no sense to me.

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Why are we suddenly going 20 years into the future? Huh?
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Old 04-16-12, 01:46 PM   #16
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Next week's episode makes no sense to me.

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I'd say that you should probably watch to find out. The writers on this show have been amazing, I have complete faith in them.
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Old 04-16-12, 02:21 PM   #17
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Re: Fringe -- "The Consultant" -- 4/13/12

There's generally really WTF episode per season (the musical episode, the animated episode), it looks like next week's is it.
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Old 04-16-12, 02:31 PM   #18
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Re: Fringe -- "The Consultant" -- 4/13/12

Oh, believe me, I'll watch. I'm just confused - because honestly, I still don't understand when they had
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Old 04-16-12, 02:40 PM   #19
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Re: Fringe -- "The Consultant" -- 4/13/12

Some British TV website called TVWise reported late last week that Fringe was close to receiving a final season order and only the episode number (7, 13 or 22) was being worked out.

However, the article has already been pulled from the website.
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Old 04-19-12, 02:07 AM   #20
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Re: Fringe -- "The Consultant" -- 4/13/12

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Some British TV website called TVWise reported late last week that Fringe was close to receiving a final season order and only the episode number (7, 13 or 22) was being worked out.

However, the article has already been pulled from the website.
I saw that article at TVWise a few days ago. Wasn't sure how legit of a site it was.

Fringe's listing on TVLine's "renewal scorecard" was updated within the past week to "a sure thing" (meaning the show's renewal is a sure thing according TVLine's writers). Interestingly, it went all the way from "a long shot" (guessing early in the season) to a sure thing:

http://tvline.com/2012/01/03/2012-re...on-the-bubble/

I'm guessing (hoping) there will be a final season with at least 12 episodes.
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Old 04-19-12, 02:18 AM   #21
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Re: Fringe -- "The Consultant" -- 4/13/12

This week's (Apr 20) title sequence:

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This week's (Apr 20) title sequence:

woah...that's very cool
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