Although I gave "Ability" the Best Show of the Year award, there are several reasons this show is my favorite.
First, the best two pieces of Fringe science, even if one of them was more funny than fascinating. The heart-hugging parasite (that made noise, no less!) made me laugh everytime I saw it. Yes, yes, they could have done better with the open chest wound on Chance Loeb. I can't defend the lack of sterile technique and the monster infection Loeb would contract, but if the bugger could make noise, maybe it could secrete it's own antibiotics. I'm game! What a delicious complication to have 'roots' growing up the IV tubing. As a health care professional, that was a true, Ewwwwww! moment.
But the other piece of "Fringe" science, OMG, talking to the dead! Wonderful! Icing the body down and hooking up an unfortunate Peter with the electronic headgear was just too cool. Then to have the particular type of brain damage manifest itself as a lack of horizonal lines. Peter's stabbing his pen on the paper like the vertical lines meant something was another very cool moment, once he connected the correct horizonal lines.
I've been hollering in the wilderness, if the show and or the cast doesn't want Peter and Olivia to get together, the show gave us a WONDERFUL might-have-been romance in the form of suave and self-effacing Lucas Vogel. The only problem now would be that inbetween "Twilight" movies the show might not be able to afford Billy Burke. But if they can replace Rachelle Lefevre as the vampire Victoria, they can replace dear old Dad in that movie franchise, then Billy Burke can decide his Broadway career can be put on hold, and we got us a Romantic Interest! And your precious Cortexiphan Siblings can remain P&O's primary relationship!
We got to meet the delightful Jared Harris, we've been practically promised to see him again as one of the few Alters I'd be happy to see, and, who knows? Maybe the David Robert Jones of the other dimension is a good person! Wouldn't that tickle some fans' fancies?
Lastly, when Walter woke Peter up from Peter's drug induced euphoria, he got the sweetest "Daddy?" out of Peter Bishop. The Peter Bishop hardcore fans couldn't help but "awwww" over that. I hope next year we see more endearing moments from our favorite con artist. We already know Jackson can play angry. I look forward to seeing him also play more sweet when the occasion calls for it.