It's hard to believe it, but in just two weeks, we'll be watching the final episode of FOX's sci-fi series Fringe. After five seasons, the fantastic series will be drawing to a close with a two-part season finale -- "Liberty" and "An Enemy of Fate." And let us just say -- if they're anywhere near as fantastic as next Friday's episode, "The Boy Must Live" is, then Fringe is going to go out at its best.
"An Enemy of Fate," the show's final episode, is also the show's 100th episode, a significant milestone for any show -- particularly one that has struggled to be renewed for most of its life. FOX is really playing up that milestone in the press release for the final two episodes, which you can read below:
THE THRILLING WORLDS OF "FRINGE" COME TO A MIND-BLOWING END ON THE TWO-HOUR SERIES FINALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, ON FOX
Series Celebrates 100 Episodes
The acclaimed series that has explored the human condition through the prism of parallel universes, unexplainable phenomena and unimaginable threats, reaches a milestone 100th episode and comes to an epic and climatic conclusion. First, the Fringe team engages a desperate plan as Olivia embarks on a dangerous and otherworldly journey into the unknown. Then, Peter, Olivia, Walter, Astrid and Broyles face off against the Observers in one final and extraordinary battle for the fate of mankind. The five-season saga comes to an epic and emotional end in the special two-hour "Liberty/An Enemy of Fate" series finale episode of FRINGE airing Friday, Jan. 18 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).
"A dangerous and otherworldly journey" for Olivia? I like the sound of that. But let's also point out the other major part of this press release: the return of Broyles! Though the team's former commander was a major focus in the 2036-set season 4 episode "Letters of Transit," Broyles (Lance Reddick) has only popped up once this season, in the fourth episode, "The Bullet That Saved the World." We last saw him narrowly escaping the Observers undetected -- but haven't heard for him since.
There's little doubt in my mind that Fringe's series finale will be just as "epic and emotional" as advertised.
Fringe will return on January 11 for the unmissable episode "The Boy Must Live."