The Key Question: What is the Role of the Observers?

I’m finally returning from a month-long hiatus. Though I haven’t been posting on TV Over Mind, I’ve been up to my eyeballs in Fringe-related research and writing. For those of you who don’t know, I’m currently working on a book about our favorite sci-fi show and I just finished a good portion of it.

But enough about me. It’s high time that we give the Observers the analytical attention they deserve. They are the key to the mystery of Fringe and, if you’ve seen any of the previews, September plays a central role in tonight’s episode. I have plenty of speculation as to what the references mean for the narrative twist (that is undoubtedly coming) but I won’t do any spoiling right now. Instead, I want to talk about the weird-guys-with-clairvoyant-powers archetype in science fiction and see what it reveals about the telepathic baldies of Fringe.   Consider it a lesson in "literary Fringe." Read More...


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