'Fringe' Season 5: Seth Gabel will not return as a series regular

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fringe-seth-gabel-large.jpgWe were hoping for some kind of "Fringe" twist that would keep fan favorite Seth Gabel around as Lincoln Lee, but it looks like it's not in the cards.

Last season, Gabel's alternate-universe version of Lincoln died, and "our" Lincoln decided to stay in the other universe when the bridge between the two worlds was closed. Thus, TVLine confirms that Gabel will not be returning to "Fringe" in Season 5 -- at least, not as a series regular.

There is still potential that he could be back in a guest-starring role, as executive producers refuse to rule out the possibility of opening up the bridge during the final 13 episodes. Though we're glad to be spending the final season with our old favorites, we definitely wouldn't be opposed to checking in on the alternate versions -- particularly to see whether Olivia and Lincoln are able to make it work on the other side.


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