Posts tagged: astrid farnsworth
i’ll come back when you call me
no need to say goodbye
“It’s a beautiful name.”
I did, I’ve done, everything that I wanted.
And it was more than I thought it would be.
“And it’s the final hour that served the fan base even more, carrying out a plan for something to do while the real meat of the episode was turned in through three emotional conversations: Walter and Peter, Walter and Astrid, and Walter and Donald. For my money, the one that had the most oomph was Walter’s goodbye to Astrid. And it wasn’t just that he got her name right and said it was beautiful, it’s the outstanding chemistry between John Noble and Jasika Nicole and the way they both convey a deep understanding and comfort with each other. Well that and an appearance by Gene the cow. And for God’s sake it’s Jasika’s teary eyes! Good lord woman, you brought the house down! Second would be Walter and Peter’s chat, which was played more conventionally but had the deepest impact. This wasn’t just two characters saying goodbye, it was two human beings who have worked with each other in sound stages in Vancouver and New York for the last five years showing how much they’ll miss each other. Powerful stuff. And it’s Donald and Walter’s chat that’s the message Fringe wants you to take home. Fate is not rigid, it can be bent, and though the world may conspire against you, it’s your loved ones that give you strength. It’s the kind of sappy mantra that can be etched on the inside of a Hallmark card, but it’s also what Fringe has always been about.”
- Fringe Series Finale Review: A Fond Farewell,TV.COM