'Fringe' recap: A Bridge Too Far
The Fringe teams work to prevent more assaults, because the only other option is to shut down the bridge, which is what's allowing Jones' cross-universe assaults in the first place. That's the last resort, because the bridge is healing Earth-2, and no one wants to stop that. But when stopping Nick Lane doesn't stop the assaults, there's not much choice left but to shut things down. People say goodbye to their counterparts in an unsurprisingly moving episode, especially as we watch Walter wretchedly trying not to seem like such a universe-destroying fool in the shadow of the clear-minded and forceful Walternate. They have a touching heart-to-heart about Peter, tough decisions and everything else under the sun. Lincoln's electing to stay on the Earth-2 side, mainly because of its lower Olivia-in-love-with-someone-else index. I kept expecting some last-minute twist, or an episode-ending cliffhanger to lead into next week's Part 1 of the season finale, but nothing: the other side winks out and is gone. I gotta say, I'm looking forward to the next two episodes even more now that I know they're not going to be the final two. Let's call Season 5 a thirteen-part series finale!