WonderCon 2012: 'Fringe' Gang Stay Coy With Series' Upcoming Secrets
The executive producers and members of the cast addressed fan speculation surrounding the show's mythology.
The Fringe crew descended on Anaheim at WonderCon on Sunday afternoon -- and fans were clamoring for any nugget (however small) for the cult drama.
After being treated to the opening scene of Friday's return episode, directed by executive producer J.H. Wyman, the co-showrunner teased that the hour "brings together a lot of things together" that the series has been working toward for the first four seasons.
The panel was filled with coy redirects and just plain non-answers with questions relating to the show's deep mythology. When the moderator asked where Peter is in his quest to search for his world and his Olivia (Anna Torv), Joshua Jackson hesitated before pulling back with his response.
"I can't answer you," Jackson said.
When asked whether Peter and Olivia could be interpreted to be parents of the Observers, citing the last episode before the break when September recalled all of the history, the panelists didn't exactly close the book on it.
"I'm still waiting to shave. We've got one episode left," Jackson joked.
When asked whether any version of Lincoln would ever get a shot with any version of Olivia, the actor who plays him was pushing for it. "I hope so," Seth Gabel said, hopeful.
Wyman joked: "If it's both, they'd move us to cable."
John Noble entertained a possible confrontation between the villainous David Robert Jones (Jared Harris) and Walter, though it didn't seem like it would happen any time soon. The question of who shot September will be addressed in the net several weeks.
In an upcoming episode, “the Lincolns have a conversation about their history and [figure out] how they became different,” Gabel teased, adding that it was nice to have concrete facts.
The producers teased that Friday's episode will be a big one for the mythology-seeking fans. "It's an episode you don't want to miss, if you're a 'shipper of good entertainment or of any of the products of the show. Watch it live," Pinkner said, semi-joking.
Fringe airs Fridays at 9 p.m. on Fox.