Fringe: Altering the Fabric of the UniverseThe third season finale of Fringe left me completely reeling and worrying about what will happen when the show starts up again this fall. I don’t want to give anything away for those who haven’t gotten that far yet, but Peter makes a major sacrifice to save both of his worlds, and it really leaves the series open for a lot of changes next season. I’m not sure how I feel about the whole thing yet, even though it’s been almost four months. We’ll see when the show starts back up in a few weeks.

As part of the Warner Brothers campaign to promote Fringe: The Complete Third Season on DVD, Warner Brother’s Word of Mouth wants to know if I would ever do anything that drastic to change the future, or would I just leave it all up to fate. Well, I think that totally depends on the circumstances. If we’re talking altering the course of  nature, I’d have to say let fate decide. I know that sounds horrible, after all, who wouldn’t have wanted to prevent something like what Hurricane Katrina did to New Orleans, or the earthquake in Japan, or the tidal wave in Indonesia? But I think changing something like that could potentially create a worse problem down the road. Like, what if stopping an earthquake caused a chain reaction, and all the volcanoes in the world blew up? I’m not a geologist, so I don’t even know if something like that is possible, but with nature, you just never know. She’s a feisty one, that Mother Nature.

On the other hand, if we’re talking about stopping a tear in the very fabric of the universe that was caused by one man’s moment of weakness in the midst of his grief, then if given the chance I would definitely step in and stop it. The whole universe tearing apart is pretty much the worst case scenario of all worst-case scenarios. However, like Walter, I would do anything to save my son, even if it meant tearing apart an entire universe. I’d sacrifice myself to put it all back together again, but if push came to shove, I wouldn’t hesitate to alter the course of the future to prevent my child from coming to harm. When you take away all the odd cases, the weird science, and the detective mystery aspects of Fringe, deep down it’s just a show about what a parent would do for their child, and I think that’s something any parent can relate to.

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