Fringe Season 5: New Premiere Photo Reveals Search for Olivia

Later this month, Fringe will return for its fifth and final season, which will see our heroes transported forward in time to 2036, where they will have to topple the Observer regime that has taken over the earth. It's a rather major departure from previous seasons of the series, the thirteen-episode final season promises to be a rewarding payoff to the beloved sci-fi series. 

But where's Olivia? 

When we first visited the dystopian future of 2036 in season 4's episode "Letters of Transit," the leader of the Fringe team, Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv), was nowhere to be found. Her daughter, Etta (Georgina Haig) was able to extract Peter (Joshua Jackson), Walter (John Noble), and Astrid (Jasika Nicole) from amber, but there was no Olivia. Searching for her will be the focus of the show's season 5 premiere, “Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11."

A new photo from the episode, released by TVLine, shows Peter, Astrid, and Etta searching through a wall of amber, from which several human-sized chunks have been extracted. Is one of them Olivia? Probably. After all, a season 5 promo has already revealed that Olivia is in amber somewhere. Where, of course, remains to be be seen. 

Executive producer J.H. Wyman recently revealed that the final episode of Fringe would air Friday, February 1, 2013. 

Are you excited for the upcoming fifth season of Fringe? What are you most looking forward to seeing? 

Stay tuned, because later today we'll be bringing you our review of the Fringe season 4 DVD box set. 

Fringe season 5 will premiere Friday, September 28, with the episode "Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11." 

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Written by: mcpherson
Sep 8th, 2012, 11:57 am


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Message Posted On Sep 9th, 2012, 9:27 pm

I think FOX's scheduling can be forgiven, considering that they did renew it for a final season where other networks would have cancelled years ago. Not saying I wouldn't rather them just air it straight September through December, but they've earned a little slack just for renewing it. 


Message Posted On Sep 9th, 2012, 5:27 am
I agree the show has been hard to keep up with Fox’s meddling. For me it’s harder because I work nights at Dish. I thought Fox would have cancelled it as they seem to enjoy doing with upstart successful shows. How ever it unfolds, my Hopper DVR will be ready. It records all the prime time shows from the four major networks without having to set a reminder. I can’t wait to see how the observers are toppled.

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Message Posted On Sep 8th, 2012, 8:31 pm

I am looking forward to this 13 part ending to this amazing series. My only disappointment is with Fox for it's decision to break up the run dragging it out until February. They have screwed with this show many times and I am thankful, yet surprised, it made it to a definite conclusion. I will watch the episodes as they are aired, but will wait and rewatch them when they are released on Blu-Ray so I can see them as they were intended to be seen.

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