FRINGE: ‘The Boy Must Live’ You Ask, I Answer
December 28, 2012 by Marisa Roffman
The end is very near, FRINGE fans: when the series returns in 2013, there will only be three episodes left — the three-part series finale.
I had the chance to screen the January 11th episode, “The Boy Must Live,” and
in order to not spend my time counting down until the two-hour series finale, I took some of your questions from Twitter about the antepenultimate installment of the show. I’m going to do my best to answer them here, but the intention is not to ruin your enjoyment of the hour (especially since there are only three episodes left of the entire series). So if you asked something super spoilery or specific, it may not get answered. But hopefully you’ll still enjoy these teases…
Since the episode is called “The Boy Must Live,” it’s very safe to say those words — and the meaning behind them — will be explored more thoroughly. (Much more thoroughly than “Five-Twenty-Ten.”)
A) There’s a lot to cover in the hour, so they can’t really dwell on what’s been lost. But the sacrifices that have been made this season for the plan are certainly addressed.
B) What Broyles knows and doesn’t know about Nina’s death isn’t covered in “The Boy Must Live.”
Yes! Absolutely. It’s no secret the show has been paced a bit differently this season, but the momentum from “Anomaly XB-6783746” has not been lost. This episode has answers, emotional moments (lots of them), and it feels like it’s clearly setting them on the path for the final two hours of the series — what they need to do and what it might mean for the characters. It’s one of my favorite episodes of the season and it’s going to be a torturous wait to see how it concludes.
(P.S. – I still don’t like Windmark.)
A bonus tease? Something I didn’t think stood a chance of being addressed/happening (I thought it was so unlikely I didn’t even include it in my list of things I wanted to see before the show ends) is brought back into play in “The Boy Must Live”…and I just cannot wait to talk with you about it on January 11th.
FRINGE returns for the final three episodes on January 11th at 9 PM on Fox.