Of the 21 episodes that aired, the following made the top four:
- “White Tulip“
Three of these episodes share a common theme – time. Whether it’s the flashback of Peter, time-travel in White Tulip, or revisiting the past in Jacksonville, fans have responded to these episodes.
This got me thinking about what it is about time that makes Fringe so meaningful, that causes fans to respond to the themes, situations and storytelling of episodes that deal with the nature of time?
Is it the blending of eras? The relevance of those stories? The humanity?
Perhaps we’ll explore it in great detail at some point. For now, I wanted to put this out there as something for us to perhaps think about. It might be interesting to see whether future time-related episodes hold as much weight. For what it’s worth, I’d bet that “The Firefly” would make the top five if we did that poll today.