It's been discussed in some parts of the forum (you were there!) that the way in which baby Henry was first portrayed was weak at best and misogynistic at worst (even the Olivias have been defined by their roles as a man's girlfriend and mother). Well, if they go too far down this road it seems that they'll at least be gender neutral on this. I'm not arguing against defining people in part by their relationships; this is Fringe after all, and relationships are extremely important. But I do have something against the free-will, choices, and lives of exigent adults being trumped by a baby.
Aside from that, we already have a character who's existence in one world or another as a child has made him an involuntary pawn in the future of the universes: Peter. I'd rather work with the families and people we already have in the show, before adding a new generation.
I agree that this story has a lot of potential. I am getting disconcerting because while trying to remain spoiler free, it's been impossible to fangirl on the internet without coming across Also, since about the middle of S3 (at the height of the mythos), the sci-fi writing became embarrassingly weak. B-lymphocytes in Olivia. Soul Magnets in Stowaway. The accellerated pregnancy and round-about-DNA gathering in Bloodline (unless there's more to this that we haven't seen yet). Independently these things can be overlooked, but they signal and increasing movement away from the sci-fi and toward fantasy. This further worries me that the intricacies of the 1985 flashbacks, Peter and Olivia's finding each other as children (which gives much more credence to the power of their relationship than anything we've seen so far, seeing as they found each other during extremely traumatic times), the role of ZFT in all timelines, and the firefly effect will be fudged around or mishandled in order to serve a story of Peter and Olivia finding home in each other and starting a family.
2026 was a nice glimpse into that, and I do wish them an opportunity to actually BE together before they're ripped apart again. I love them together and I think that their happiness in S2-S3 is tied to each other because, I mean, look around. But I don't ship them because I'd hate for their relationship as a couple to overshadow their relationship as two unbelievably special people with a great dynamic or the other relationships.
I hope the writers prove my worry wrong!
A reference to the Henry Discussion (let's all remember to be careful not to post information that we've learned in 414 in that thread) we had back before 4x14