Fringe's Top-Secret, Twisty Episode 19: What Do the First Photos Reveal?

OK, so now there is this.

While the very real future of Fox’s Fringe still hangs in the balance, the network has let slip with a handful of episodic photos from the annually “out there” Episode 19, which this time around is titled “Letters of Transit.”

The title is of course a nod to the (fictional) documents that drive the narrative of the 1942 cinematic classic Casablanca, papers that ostensibly allow a person to travel freely and without question during World War II. And per Fox’s official synopsis, “the story jumps ahead to 2036 when the Observers and the Fringe team engage in a game-changing battle.”

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As gleaned from these photo captions if not the pics themselves, it seems that Walter will A) come to believe he has brain damage, B) get an injection to treat the condition and C) get help from an Old Nina along the way. And while the actor is not ID’d in the first image, it kinda looks like guest star Henry Ian Cusick, no?

As previously reported by TVLine, Lost alum Cusick and Aussie blonde Georgina Haig appear in the installment as FBI agents (the latter of which has been ID’d in pap pics as “Young Olivia”), Blair Brown has teased the introduction of “another Nina” and John Noble told us he got to play two new Walters in the installment. Meanwhile, two teaser videos (seen here and here) suggest we’ll be taking a look at an Orwellian future or reality well-populated by Observers.



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Comments (15)

  • “come to believe he brain damage” unfortunate typo. it was written in the character of a Walter, heh.

    Comment by Michael Sacal – April 11, 2012 11:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • don’t you love it when the article is corrected afterwards and you look like you can’t read.

      Comment by Jeremy – April 11, 2012 12:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It’s especially great when Matt doesn’t bother to thank the commenter.

        Comment by D'Arcy – April 11, 2012 12:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • …and your TVLine Power User account has been debited 150 points for Inordinate Unappreciation of Sum Total Editorial Interaction :(

          Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich, Editor-at-Large TVLine.com – April 11, 2012 02:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Michael, thank you so much! You just earned yourself 575 TVLine Power User Points!*
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      (*Alas, currently redeemable for nothing.)

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich, Editor-at-Large TVLine.com – April 11, 2012 02:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Fringe! My favorite show on TV! Please don’t let it be cancelled! Thanks!

    Comment by Judy Ballinger – April 11, 2012 11:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Fringe, it’s honestly one of the most well written tv shows with actual character development. I hope it’s renewed!

    Comment by Paul – April 11, 2012 12:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Walter must have travelled through time. He looks way too young beside Nina. Maybe the Observers sent him there.

    Comment by polerus – April 11, 2012 12:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Or perhaps the shots of Walter are from scenes that take place in the present.

      Comment by styx630 – April 11, 2012 09:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m loving Nina’s hair. C’est sexy!

    Comment by Diva – April 11, 2012 01:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wish it was next week already.

    Comment by t. sterling – April 11, 2012 01:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Definitely looks like Henry Ian Cusick, but who knows with Fringe, haha.

    Comment by Teag – April 11, 2012 05:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fringe is a brilliantly written show – there is so much drivel on tv right now, and the thought that this smart, articulate, brilliantly acted show might disappear breaks my heart. And John Noble really REALLY needs to be acknowledged for his phenomenal acting…not that the others aren’t good too, but he drives the show.

    Comment by Liana in San Diego – April 11, 2012 07:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is Nina in a wheelchair in the last image?
    btw- she looks amazing, with the hair and the dark lipstick. So fierce.

    Comment by ckal – April 12, 2012 06:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Based on the promo for next week’s episode, I’m guessing that Walter was Ambered and ‘frozen’ in time until 2036 …

    Comment by pmaestro78 – April 13, 2012 11:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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