On last nights mind-blowing Fringe season finale, we see Peter fizzling out of existence, with a helpful gathering of Observers explaining that "Peter never existed" and thus nobody remembers him. But that's okay, because "Peter served his purpose."?
We're guessing the "vanishing Peter" thing won't stick in season 4, but meanwhile, what does this mean? Here are few theories we thought of, also please share yours in the comments below:
- Peter was never born?
- Somehow Peter changed things just enough that Walter never crossed over to rescue him from the other universe, and thus he died of that disease in 1985.
- The machine does stuff we don't know about, and one of its functions is to erase its operator from the timeline for his own protection.
- The Observers did it — the way in which they say "Peter served his purpose" makes you wonder if they've been keeping Peter in existence all along, using their Observer powers, and now they no longer need him.
These two theories woudln't explain why Walter and Walternate still dispute. Why would Walternate still accuse Walter of breaking his universe if Peter was never born or died of disease? This leaves us to:
It seems like another time paradox: Peter never existed, and yet all of the stuff that happened because of Peter still happened, including Walter's original crossing-over and the activation of the machine.
In any case, Joshua Jackson will be back for season 4. “He’s got a job. He’s still under contract,” J.H. Wyman confirmed. "We can’t yet reveal what exactly we have in store for him, but he’s definitely not going out for other shows.” executive producer continued.
Keep checking our born again Fringe Spoilers page during the hiatus, we'll be updating you on any spoilers or clues we hear!