Tonight is the day we die.
With just a few hours to go until the third season finale of "Fringe," executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman have spoken with TV Guide about the wild twist that finds Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson) thrust fifteen years into the future.
"As the Observers once told us, there are many futures happening simultaneously," explained Pinkner. "Which one will come true is based on, as Joel just said, the choices that we all collectively make. The finale is the future in 2026 that our characters are on a path towards if nothing were to change. By the end of the episode, that change has occurred. So we may continue to tell storytelling that's both in the past, like we've done a couple of times to see Walter's story with Peter, and we may jump to the future again. But it won't be necessarily the same one that we're in in this episode."
Wyman also elaborated on Walternate's (John Noble) plan to destroy our universe, as well as the End of Days movement led by Brad Dourif's Moreau.
"The concept of End-of-Dayers is an interesting one because it deals with faith and loss of faith," related Wyman. "That's kind of a big theme for us; that people are constantly looking for things to believe in. Right now, in society, we feel that there's a breakdown in a lot of different areas in life that people once had great faith in, like politics or religion or whatever. People are looking for something to believe in. So the End-of-Dayers are basically people that have faith, but faith in the end of everything. That it is the end of days that would deliver them into some sort of salvation. It's tough to have faith when the environment is what it is and you're living in conditions that these people are living in. It's pretty dire."
Both producers also hinted that more than one death is in the cards, but "in entirely different contexts."
Fox has also released a video preview of the finale:
Additionally, a short scene featuring Peter and the future Walter returning to his lab has also been unveiled.
Don't miss the season finale of "Fringe" tonight at 9PM only on Fox!