We’ve got 15 awesome images from the future-propelled final scene from last night’s Fringe. I’m calling it the ‘semi-rattlesnake in the mail box’ because it wasn’t quite as unforeseen as the LOST ‘flash forward‘ – but it was highly intriguing, leaving us much to speculate.
As we begin to digest the events foretold and delivered, check out the images below along with our initial commentary on what the scene means.
Wait. Is this his future or a vision of what his future could hold? Two likely possibilities spring to mind:
1. Future Peter has consciously experienced this future and doesn’t know where he is merely because he’s dazed from his injuries.
2. His 2011 consciousness has jumped to this future version of events that is ‘yet to happen’.
Not that time is linear in this show, but there could be a lot of consciousness jumping ‘back and forth’ as a way for Peter (or the Observers) to change things. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves just yet!
Peter is dressed in military clothing with “BISHOP” on his tag. He’s clearly a man of rank – as you might expect, having been the cause of this vision/reality.
And..is that a wedding ring? Who’s the lucky gurl? One wonders.
He notices a plaque commemorating 9/11 and the completion of the Freedom Tower, opened 20 years later. (thanks to Creepy Groovy in the comments for the clarification).
Peter looks up…
SPOILER ALERT: Based on the promo for next week’s finale this future apparently takes place 15 years from 2011 – making it the year 2026.
Peter wants you to know that the tower is TALL – like a beanstalk.
A solider comes rushing over and calls Peter – “Agent Bishop“. So he’s an agent, now? Intwisting.
This also seems to explain the word AGENT in the glyph code for the previous episode, “6:02 AM EST”.
The soldier is Fringe Division. His badge has the parallel “F” insignia that was made famous by the Over There Fringe Division. However, it’s “yellow” – the oft-fan predicted thematic marker for the speculated third universe.
I’m not sure we’re seeing a ‘third universe’, per se. More the product of a future comprised of the ‘Over Here’ and ‘There’ universes combined.
Though I wouldn’t rule out an entirely separate universe borne from Peter’s tangle the BBM. One containing all the things his mind held onto. Though that might be delving into semantics.
Soldier dude tells his leader that he’s been hit and calls for a medic. This would explain why Peter was unconscious – injured in battle.
Peter starts feeling droooooowsy, dude!
Thoughts? Opinions? Crackpot Theories? Feel free to share ’em.