The Universe is Literally Trying to Kill Fringe's Final Season: John Noble Hospitalized
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The Universe is Literally Trying to Kill "Fringe's" Final Season: John Noble Hospitalized

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trade News | July 26, 2012 | Comments ()


Over the last month, the universe has repeatedly tried to eliminate the cast of "Fringe," from "multiple illnesses in the cast" to Jasika Nicole getting in a minor car accident. Now John Noble has been hospitalized and filming has been completely stopped for two weeks as he is treated with a sleep disorder.

This is what happens when the Emmys repeatedly snub people giving brilliant performances in favor of tossing another pile of nominations to the usual suspects from procedurals. It was bad enough when they drove Sarah Michelle Gellar into the arms of Scooby Doo movies, but I think that they are trying to literally kill John Noble.

Well, that news got summarized in way less space than a proper morning trade news post, so in lieu of the usual words about hoping he gets better, hearts with him, that feel as forced and awkward as dancing with your cousin at a middle school dance (no matter how genuine the sentiment), let's launch into full scale post padding:

Most likely Fringe events that would explain Walter's sleep disorder:

10. Gene is psychically taking over Walter's subconscious while he sleeps.

9. Walter has an alter ego opening up mad scientist fight clubs.

8. Leonard Nimoy took a few more brain slices during the off season.

7. Walter has been replaced by a shape shifter and he's explaining the memory lapses by citing a sleep disorder.

6. Astrid is spiking the cherry milk shakes with speed.

5. The observers give off radiation when they pop in and out: brain tumor.

4. Brain parasite acquired from eating twizzlers while dissecting mutants.

3. It turns out mixing your own LSD for four seasons actually does have side effects.

2. He's being poisoned by Walternate in order to think he's insane(r).

1. Soul magnets.

(source: THR)

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  • Jim

    Maybe Astrid *ISN'T* spiking the cherry milk shakes with speed.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    It was bad enough when they drove Sarah Michelle Gellar into the arms of Scooby Doo movies...

    Come on, we all know that's where she belongs.

  • Jerce

    I fell in love with Walter Bishop the very first episode, and that is because of John Noble. I sincerely hope he comes through this okay. Sleep disorders are no fucking joke. (Sleep deprivation has been used for centuries as torture, you know.)

    P.S. I like the LSD explanation the best; but what about: 11. Afraid to sleep because of nightmares involving Macarena-ing Observers.

  • BierceAmbrose

    Tell me more about these "mad scientist fight clubs." Are they taking applications?

  • lowercase_ryan

    Astrid and Walter forever. Best couple on TV without the fake sensual tension crap.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Everything should always be soul magnets because-- ding-ding, motherfucker!

  • Snath

    Sleep disorder, i.e. "whacked out on goofballs."

  • Fabius_Maximus

    More like "heavy snoring with apnea".

  • Slash

    I hope he was treated FOR a sleep disorder, not WITH one. That seems like it would be counterproductive.

  • branded_redux

    Yeah, bitch! Soul magnets! Ooooooohhhhh!

  • BarbadoSlim

    Oh and Sarah Michelle Gellar never deserved an Emmy for playing Buffy. Not even a little one, c'mon.

  • BarbadoSlim


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