Watch the promo and read the synopsis the next episode of Fringe, entitled “The Human Kind”!

In the promo we see the Observers discussing Peter, who has gained the ability to track their movements and run scenarios for different futures. While Olivia insists that she loves Peter and isn’t going to lose him again, Walter’s ominous statement that “the changes will soon be permanent” leaves us worried!

The Observer tells Peter that “everything has taken place as I intended,” and an epic Observer-style battle ensues. Will Peter be able to retain his humanity or will he become a full-on Observer after all?

The episode description reads:

Olivia encounters a very intuitive and oracle-like person named Simone (guest star Jill Scott) as she looks to recover a key piece of equipment for Walter. Meanwhile, Peter finds himself in a perilous situation as he observes Windmark (guest star Michael Kopsa).

We have previously reported a bit about Jill Scott’s role on the show, writing that Olivia will be seeking out Simone for assistance.

Sadly we have to wait three weeks before Fringe returns. “The Human Kind” airs Friday, December 7 at 9/8c on Fox. It is the eighth episode out of only 13, so we can expect the stakes to be raised as Fringe nears its series finale!