You may have noticed: there’s a lot of television on Thursday nights. My DVR tapes while I watch, and I still have to visit Hulu if I want to be caught up.
That, I suspect, is why no one’s yet realized: Fringe and Supernatural? Secretly the same show!
Consider the evidence:
Each show has an almost preternaturally earnest main character (Olivia and Sam).
Each show co-stars a Dawson’s Creek alum whose first name begins with the letter J (Joshua Jackson and Jensen Ackles).
And the kicker? William Bell is clearly science fiction’s answer to Supernatural’s Yellow-Eyed Demon.
Both prepared children for a war. Both seem to feel a vaguely creepy attachment for their biggest success. And as it turns out, conducting drug trials on young children, just like feeding a baby demon blood, is “better than Ovaltine . . . it makes you big and strong” (Supernatural, “In the Beginning”).
Yellow-Eyed Demon: I’m looking for the best and brightest of your generation. . . . That’s why I’m here, Sam. . . . You’re tough. You’re smart. You’re well-trained, thanks to your daddy. Sam–Sammy–you’re my favorite. . . . (Supernatural, “All Hell Breaks Loose, Part One”)
William Bell: A storm is coming, perhaps the last and worst storm of all. . . . You are the one, Olivia. Of all the children that Walter and I prepared, you were the strongest. You were always the strongest. (Fringe, “Momentum Deferred”)
Find any other eerie parallels between Supernatural and Fringe? Share in the comments!