FRINGE: Seth Gabel Reveals What You Didn’t See in the Series Finale
January 30, 2013 by Marisa Roffman
FRINGE fans were delighted when the series traveled back Over There one last time during the show’s two-hour finale event, and they weren’t alone: when I spoke with ARROW guest star, Seth Gabel, he told me he was equally thrilled to pop back in to play Lincoln again.
“I was very happy, that on some level, you got to see Lincoln was happy in the other universe with a family, married to Olivia, who he was in love with,” he told me. “But also in that episode, you see a glimmer of doubt and wondering whether or not if he had stayed in our universe, if he could have possibly made a difference between Peter and Olivia, maybe have helped in some way and maybe have stopped all of this terrible stuff from happening in the first place.”
Speaking of that newly revealed family that Lincoln and the other Olivia have, Gabel confirmed that he and Anna Torv (Olivia) filmed a little scene with their fictional son that ended up being cut from the finale.
“We shot a scene where you kind of see us, we were out shopping for the day and we stopped to get some coffee,” Gabel said. “And we’re just hanging out together as a family, and our son starts drinking some coffee and then Olivia gets the call [that was seen in "Liberty"] that something bigger is going down. And that’s when we get pulled into the story that leads to the arc of the finale…[the actor who played our son] kind of looks like both of us, which was interesting to see!”
But while FRINGE fans may be watching and rewatching the show’s final hours to cope with the series ending, Gabel confessed he hasn’t actually seen his last episode yet: “I haven’t actually watched the finale yet, because I’ve been waiting to watch the whole season nonstop!”
Do you wish you had gotten the chance to see Lincoln, Fauxlivia, and their son in the FRINGE finale? Or are you content with what we got?