The end of a series that could be great or pedestrian (and sometimes both in the same episode) and the two hour finale had a little of both but on balance was pretty good but not great. And the two hours delivered more Olivia than we had seen for much of this season and that is a good thing.
Honoury bump now that the series is over
Going to miss this show.
I look forward to seeing Anna, Joshua and John in their next roles
When Olivia crosses over to the alternate universe there was a glimpse of a TV screen showing the Presidential race news report - with Chelsea Clinton running for President. And the travel across alternate universes to engineer a prison break was very well done.
And the best line? That was delivered by alternate universe Fauxlivia to her husband Lincoln Lee (both of whom had aged and raised a family together over there) while Olivia had been frozen in time in amber as he contemplates Olivia walking ahead of them - “You can stop checking out my young ass.” says a graying red haired Bolivia.
The most powerful moment? The tape Walter made saying goodbye to Peter and that he was taking himself out of the timeline to travel to the future with the Observer Child to stop the arrival of the Observers and reset time. Perhaps the ultimate paradox in two hours that was swimming in paradoxes.
Time travel themes and their paradoxes in science fiction always leave my head spinning and this was no exception. And here is the ultimate paradox (and maybe the biggest unanswered question) - if the Observers have been wiped from existence, why is Peter still in our universe? Walternate should have been able to cure him Over There (because he wasn't distracted by September) and none of the series should have happened.
Many questions were answered, although not all. And we did learn that Walter did in fact know Astrid's real name all along.
In sum a fitting end to one of the best thought provoking series on network TV.