Fringe has always had a limited number of characters, and over the years the show has become very skilled at using them to satisfy our needs for human drama. Instead of adding new characters, it has spawned new versions of our favorites with subtle variations, and the season premiere has always been used as a character reboot.
I wish they were in the main timeline. This future/alternate stuff is not working for me as well as the main formula did the first couple of seasons. But I am in til the end.
I just hope they end this series with a bang and not a whimper.
Epic episode. Love me some fringe.