Confused by Fringe? Don't be. Season 4 will be 'like a new pilot'

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Dec 14, 2012

The season finale of Fringe flipped the script on everything we thought we knew about the show. Certain people came together, others disappeared, and we were left with one hell of a cliffhanger. And according to the show's producers, next season will bring even more changes.

Fringe producers Jeff Pinkner and Joel H. Wyman recently spilled the beans about what we can expect from season four. "Without revealing anything, we have some really—we have some things we're very excited about. We're bringing back some characters who were among our favorites," Pinkner shared.

From that statement alone we already know who one of the favorites is—Agent Lincoln Lee! It was confirmed shortly after the finale that he was coming back as a series regular. Aside from him, we think Charlie definitely has a shot at returning. There's a lot of potential characters that can be used from both sides.

And if you've always wanted to watch the show but felt like you were too late, you're in luck! Pinkner and Wyman have devised a plan to rope you in without making you feel dumb or confused.

"We've had a lot of people say 'We love the promos; we want to figure out time to watch', but not everyone has time to sit down and watch [three full] seasons, so we tried to make this [fourth] season like a new pilot. We did that a little bit last season, too, but it will just be an entry point for people to come in who haven't seen everything."

How do you feel about that? With a certain someone being wiped from the face of the earth, we definitely understand the concept of a new beginning. Plus, with the joining of the two universes, they have to find some way to start over and make everything mesh.

Even though the producers and writers have a huge job on their hands, they don't feel intimidated or pressured by fans. Pinkner said, "I truly believe they're going to love [the resolution from the season finale], and they'll understand it. We have smart fans. They won't be disappointed."

Hmmm, are you confident about this?