Warning: The following contains major spoilers from this Friday’s Fringe. If you have yet to watch it, avert your eyes now. The rest of ya, read on….
‘Tis better to have been loved and lost your life, than never to have been loved at all.
That twist on Tennyson pretty much sums up how Fringe‘s Georgina Haig feels about Peter and Olivia’s daughter Etta sacrificing her life at the close of the final season’s fourth episode.
“Before she dies, there’s a moment of peace, almost like a relaxation, as she’s thinking about how she has finally been loved – and she doesn’t care that Windmark can see that, so she lets her guard down,” Haig tells TVLine of Etta’s selfless act, dying along with many Observers as she sets off an anti-matter bomb.
I was definitely a little devastated and certainly didn’t see that coming. It seems the writers are determined to make Peter and Olivia miserable. And this being Fringe, I wouldn’t be surprised if the plan our brave team is trying to set up involves irradiating this timeline so that it never played out this way and everyone is actually alive and living happily at the end.
We’ll see, but at the moment I’m pretty sad.