The pinpoint character is Lincoln Lee, whom we first met years ago in the alt-reality, along with Fauxlivia and Walternate. He was my favorite new character over there - favorite among people whose alternates we did not already know over here. He and Fauxlivia looked and worked great together.
Over here, Lincoln has specs and is more cerebral than his counterpart (memorable alternate acting by Seth Gabel). He was starting to fall in love with Olivia, but Peter's return pre-empted any romantic feelings she might have been starting to feel for Lee, not to mention her loss of memory. Thinking there might be something more over there, or at least of pertinence to his life and the loss of his partner, our Lincoln goes over to the other side.
It was an excellent, action filled show. But in the denouement, alt-Lee is killed by a sniper's bullet meant for his prisoner. Our Lincoln decides to stay on the other side, for at least a little while. But I have a feeling it will be for a lot longer. On the other side, Lincoln could have Olivia - an Olivia - after all.
Fringe has opened up the possibility of a new kind of happy ending. You may not be able to go home again, but you can travel to an alternate home where, if the circumstances allow, you can get a second shot of putting it all together. Happy endings, alternate reality style.
... Fringe 4.2: Better and Worse Selves ... Fringe 4.3: Sanity and Son ... Fringe 4.4: Peter's Back, Ectoplasm, and McLuhan ... Fringe 4.5: Double Return ... Fringe 4.6: Time Slips ... Fringe 4.7: The Invisible Man ... Fringe 4.8: The Ramifications of Transformed Alternate Realities ... Fringe 4.9: Elizabeth ... Fringe 4.10: Deceit and Future Vision ... Fringe 4.11: Alternate Astrid ... Fringe 4.12: Double Westfield / Single Olivia ... Fringe 4.13: Tea and Telepathy ... Fringe 4.14: Palimpsest ... Fringe 4.15: I Knew It! ... Fringe 4.16: Walter Likes Yiddish