F R I N G E • September 9, 2008 | January 18, 2013
Of course it’s the way you expected it to end, like happily ever after. That’s what’s beautiful, these people don’t live in the real world. They live in your minds, and they live in your imagination, and the reason you watch shows is so that you can hope. And I think that at the end of the day that was what Joel [Wyman] was trying to say… is that, there is h o p e.
“… there’s a lot more to the word coward and the word hero than you think. It’s complicated. You’re not a coward if you’re frightened. That’s not what it means. You’re a coward if you know what needs to be done and you don’t do it.”
His name is Peter Bishop. He’s a high school drop-out, I.Q. at 190, which is 50 points north of genius, misfit, nomad, hasn’t kept a job longer than two months. He’s been a wildland fireman, cargo pilot, and, briefly, a college chemistry professor. He falsified a degree from M.I.T. and even managed to get a few papers published before he was found out. Sounds like a massive pain in the ass.