green, green, green, red!
That would be nice, Pinkner and Wyman definitely seem much more caught up in big picture story telling than discreet details anyway which I imagine has something to do with the loose ends that get left lying around from previous seasons. So an overarching thematic lesson or theme is likely to emerge in the end (and I really hope its not so simple as love, that seems to be what they had in mind if Peter's sacrifice at the end of the third season would have been the Series finale which Pinkner claims could have functioned as a finale). Yet as people continue to point out, they are referring back to previous plot devices from previous seasons so there is still hope in getting satisfying answers. My hope for a satisfying ending involves the original sequence of events being tied back to the main characters, specifically Peter and Walter. Despite some viewers regarding the temporal paradox and explanation that Walter was himself a first person as a cop out on the part of the writers I like that aspect of the story because it's one more example of Walter being trapped in a hell of his own making (a recurring theme if you consider his decision to tear the universe apart to rescue dying Peter from over there.) This kind of story, as opposed to some age old "higher beings" being first people is a more dramatic human interest story while still being kick ass sci-fi. More interesting is the potential origins of the Observers whom I suspect may have their beginnings tied back to Walter, Walternate, Bell or even Peter. Now that we know that artificial human beings are possible (neo-shifters) it opens up the door for a similar origin story for the Observers.
Originally Posted by Omniscient_Jay
So that's what I'm hoping for in an ending. I just hope Pinkner and Wyman knew what they were doing at the end of Season Three. There is still a lot of confusion about what they had in mind (if anything) when Peter was erased from existence after rewriting time. My concern is that may have been a device put in place as a possible end game for the entire series that they now have to write their way out of since we got a Season Four renewal. I want to believe that this Season Four was the plan all along and that they have a plan for pushing the story forward without rewriting or writing over the significance of the previous three seasons and the mythos built up therein.
I blame last nights episode for these discursive tirades, these stand-alone episodes drive me nuts when we're halfway through the season and I still haven't a clue what the writers are playing at or what any of this has to do with the story. Think I'm gonna start a new thread about the time slips from earlier this season (what the hell were those about!?).
Last edited by PB; 01-29-2012 at 12:13 AM.