|John Noble and Jasika Nicole, Calgary 2012.|
Fringe ended Friday. While I am not the least bit grateful it is gone, I am grateful for the way it went.
It was an emotionally satisfying end.
Stuff got taken care of in the sense that several characters had their moment, their chance to wave good-bye to us. In her own way, even the cow had a moment.
A few of those moments were so touching, so heartfelt, they brought a tear to my eye. Even now when I think of them the effect lingers.
It's the mark of good show that it stirs emotions without resorting to cheap manipulation.
Fringe never did.
Walter Bishop became my favourite character on any television show ever.
I told him so and thanked him for it when I met him briefly at ComicCon in Calgary last spring.
I am grateful for the show, and I am grateful it had the sense to go out on a high note.