Show Description

The series follows a Federal Bureau of Investigation “Fringe Division” team based in Boston. The team uses unorthodox “fringe” science and FBI investigative techniques to investigate a series of unexplained, often ghastly occurrences, some of which are related to mysteries surrounding a parallel universe.


Anna Torv
Joshua Jackson
John Noble
Jasika Nicole
Blair Brown
Mark Valley
Kirk Acevedo
Seth Gabel
Lance Reddick
Michael Cerveris
Georgina Haig

Episode Guide

Season 1

Episode 1  |  Aired 09-09-2008


When all the passengers on a plane die, FBI agent Olivia Dunham investigates the events and her partner almost dies. A desperate Olivia looks for help from Dr. Walter Bishop who has been institutionalized. Olivia, Dr. Bishop and his son Peter begin to discover what really happened on Flight 627 and begin to uncover a larger truth.

Director : Alex Graves

Writer : J.J. Abrams,Roberto Orci,Alex Kurtzman

Guest Stars: Quinn Martin, Peter Outerbridge, Omar Habib, Rick Parker, Chris Britton, Tauqir Shah, Andrew Hinkson, Kelly King, Frank D’Andrea, Jason Butler Harner, Lee Jay Gladman, Dennis Mockler, Bernadeta Wrobel

Episode 2  |  Aired 09-16-2008

"The Same Old Story"

Olivia, along with Peter and Walter Bishop, investigates the strange death of a woman who had an even stranger child. The woman was pregnant for only hours, yet the baby she birthed was fully developed – and also aged eighty years in the span of a few minutes. Olivia asks Nina Sharp of Massive Dynamic for help.

Director : Paul Edwards

Writer : Jeff Pinkner,J.J. Abrams,Roberto Orci

Guest Stars: Betty Gilpin, Mark Blum, Derek Cecil

Episode 3  |  Aired 09-23-2008

"The Ghost Network"

The team investigates a bus full of dead commuters that appear to be fossilized and uncover a man who has visions of pattern-related disturbances before they happen; Dr. Bishop requests a piano in the lab to help him process data.

Director : Alex Graves

Writer : J.J. Abrams,Roberto Orci,Alex Kurtzman

Guest Stars: Zak Orth, Peter Hermann, David Lansbury, Donnie Keshawarz, Brian Tarantina

Episode 4  |  Aired 09-30-2008

"The Arrival"

Broyles calls in the team to investigate a deadly explosion and its source: a strange cylinder unharmed despite the destruction. Olivia determines that the same cylinder, or a similar one, is responsible for similar events in widely diverse locations.

Director : Paul Edwards

Writer : Jeff Pinkner,J. J. Abrams

Guest Stars: Nestor Serrano, Michael Kelly, Michael Cerveris

Episode 5  |  Aired 10-14-2008

"Power Hungry"

The team investigate the case of a man who can project electricity… and is at the center of a series of strange deaths involving electricity.

Director : Christopher Misiano

Writer : Jason Cahill,Julia Cho

Guest Stars: Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Max Baker, Marylouise Burke, Diane Davis

Episode 6  |  Aired 10-21-2008

"The Cure"

The team investigates a woman that re-appears after weeks of being missing with a rare disease. She also inexplicably causes pain and death to the people she meets. During the investigation, dangerous level of radiation are detected. Walter obsesses about cotton candy; Peter strikes a deal with Nina Sharp; and a truth about Olivia is discovered.

Director : Bill Eagles

Writer : Felicia D. Henderson,Brad Caleb Kane

Guest Stars: Chris Eigemann, Marjan Neshat, Alok Tewari, Maria Dizzia, Robert Eli, Lisa Emery, William Hill

Episode 7  |  Aired 11-11-2008

"In Which We Meet Mr. Jones"

When a strange parasite attaches itself to the internal organs of a dying FBI agent, Olivia suspects a connection to the Pattern; Peter and Walter tap into a dead man’s brain waves.

Director : Brad Anderson

Writer : Jeff Pinkner,J. J. Abrams

Guest Stars: Billy Burke, Jared Harris, Kenneth Tigar, Chance Kelly, Trini Alvarado, John Boyd

Episode 8  |  Aired 11-18-2008

"The Equation"

Walter thinks the abduction of a young music prodigy is linked back to his old bunkmate at St. Claire’s Hospital. When he kidnaps the child he see’s a sequence of flashing lights. Olivia wants Walter to return to the mental institution much to Peter’s outcry, but Walter’s determination to help ends up having chilling ramifications.

Director : Gwyneth Horder-Payton

Writer : David H. Goodman,J.R. Orci

Guest Stars: Charlie Tahan, Randall Duk Kim, Gillian Jacobs, Bill Sadler

Episode 9  |  Aired 11-25-2008

"The Dreamscape"

The team is called in to investigate why a man jumps out a window because he thinks he’s being attacked by butterflies. Olivia gets some breaks in solving the case from her former partner and that she is so desperate to rid herself of him that she demands to go back into the tank. Meanwhile, some former friends and current foes of Peter find out that he’s back in Boston.

Director : Frederick E. O. Toye

Writer : Julia Cho,Zack Whedon

Guest Stars: Ptolemy Slocum, Yul Vazquez, David Vadim, Susie Misner, Tom Riis Farrell

Episode 10  |  Aired 12-02-2008


The team is called in on a bank robbery similar to other robberies in the area but this particular bank has the thief embedded inside the steel wall of the bank. Somehow the thieves have found a way to defy the law of physics. Walter thinks they’re after something of his. As the investigation deepens it all comes to a head when the thieves ambush one of the team.

Director : Frederick E. O. Toye

Writer : Julia Cho,Zack Whedon

Guest Stars: Jared Harris, Paul Fitzgerald, Chance Kelly, James Frain

Episode 11  |  Aired 01-20-2009


Olivia’s sister, Rachel (Ari Graynor), visits; Walter, Peter and Olivia try to solve the murder of an esteemed epidemiologist, which may be linked to Olivia’s abduction.

Director : Frederick E. O. Toye

Writer : J. J. Abrams,Jeff Pinkner,Roberto Orci,Alex Kurtzman

Guest Stars: Ari Graynor, Chance Kelly, Jared Harris, Michael Gaston, Lily Pilblad, Sara Wilson, Stephen Schnetzer, Peter Jay Fernandez

Episode 12  |  Aired 01-27-2009

"No Brainer"

Olivia, Walter and Peter are called in to investigate the death of a car salesman who was found in a pool of “goo,” exactly like another man across the country. When Walter discovers that the “goo” is brain matter, the trio tries to figure out how the killer can liquefy human brains. As the deaths pile up, the investigation reveals a common thread linking the victims together in an unthinkable manner. Meanwhile, Olivia is horrified when the case places a loved one in harm’s way

Director : John Polson

Writer : Brad Caleb Kane,David H. Goodman

Guest Stars: Chris Bauer, Noah Fleiss, Mary Beth Peil, Gbenga Akinagbe, Mark Lotito, Susan Knight, Jake O’Connor, Randy Kovitz as Mark

Episode 13  |  Aired 02-03-2009

"The Transformation"

When the Fringe Division delves into another bizarre occurrence aboard an international jumbo jet, freakish remains are discovered at the crash site. Memories tip the team toward some promising leads, but the bigger picture and mysterious threat eludes them. With limited options and insufficient intelligence, Olivia and Peter go undercover.

Director : Brad Anderson

Writer : Zack Whedon,J. R. Orci

Guest Stars: Felix Solis, Neal Huff, Armando Riesco, Darby Totten, Ash Roeca, Guisseppe Jones, Al Sapienza, Chris Lapanta, Dina Comolli

Episode 14  |  Aired 02-10-2009


German agents question Olivia about her “relationship” with David Robert Jones, an escaped prisoner questioned months earlier now living in the U.S. The Fringe Division investigates a threatening case where victims die faceless from their orifices suddenly sealing.

Director : Norberto Barba

Writer : Robert Chiappetta,Glen Whitman

Episode 15  |  Aired 04-07-2009

"Inner Child"

Just seconds before a building is demolished, a mysterious mute child that has been living alone underground is discovered. When the FBI’s Fringe Division investigates, the boy forms an unspoken connection with Agent Olivia Dunham. Meanwhile, an especially gruesome serial killer resurfaces and showcases his “artistry” by displaying his work publicly. As the boy gradually assimilates into a new environment, Olivia and the team must race against the clock to prevent the mad man from causing further massacre.

Director : Frederick E. O. Toye

Writer : Julia Cho,Brad Caleb Kane

Guest Stars: Spencer List, Jeremy Shamos

Episode 16  |  Aired 04-14-2009


As animal rights activists ransack a laboratory, they get more than they bargained for when one of the caged “animals” unleashes a ferocious appetite. Leaving grotesquely mutilated dead bodies in its wake, the scientifically engineered beast with the body of a lion, claws of an eagle, fangs of a viper, skin of a rhinoceros and tail of a serpent attacks Charlie. With Charlie’s life on the line, Walter must come face-to-face with both his past and the beast.

Director : Brad Anderson

Writer : Zack Whedon,J. R. Orci

Episode 17  |  Aired 04-21-2009

"Bad Dreams"

Olivia dreams about a suicide as the event really happens at Grand Central Station; shocking information about the Z.F.T. manuscript is revealed.

Director : Akiva Goldsman

Writer : Akiva Goldsman

Guest Stars: Leonard Nimoy

Episode 18  |  Aired 04-28-2009


The Fringe Division is on the case when severely mutilated bodies drained of spinal cord fluid begin to pile up. After their investigation leads them to a scientist (guest star Jefferson Mays) with possible ties to the Z.F.T. bioterrorist cell, they are shocked to discover the identity and motive of the killer. When the kills occur with increasing frequency, Olivia, Peter and Walter go to desperate lengths to stop them.

Director : Bobby Roth

Writer : Andrew Kreisberg,J. H. Wyman

Guest Stars: Jefferson Mays

Episode 19  |  Aired 05-05-2009

"The Road Not Taken"

Olivia experiences “awake dreams,” seeing elaborate visions of things not really there. While investigating a disturbing case of a woman who apparently spontaneously combusted, Olivia throws caution to the wind and explores her unexplained visions further. Meanwhile, Walter discusses key information about the Z.F.T. manifesto, and Peter reveals a secret that yields unexpected results in the case.

Director : Frederick E. O. Toye

Writer : Jeff Pinkner,J.R. Orci,Akiva Goldsman

Episode 20  |  Aired 05-12-2009

"There’s More Than One of Everything"

Setting the stage for the dramatic and revealing first season finale are a sudden and unexpected attack on someone with close ties to Fringe Division, the return of bioterrorist David Robert Jones and the inexplicable disappearance of Walter. Find out more about the mysterious events surrounding our trio when questions are answered, observations made, loyalties are tested and the elusive William Bell is finally introduced.

Director : Brad Anderson

Writer : Jeff Pinkner,J.H. Wyman,Akiva Goldsman

Guest Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Jared Harris

Season 2

Episode 1  |  Aired 09-17-2009

"A New Day in the Old Town"

Season two opens with Olivia’s shocking return from the perplexing alternate reality, while Peter is unknowingly in a race against time with an ominous mobile force pursuing information about Olivia’s visit.

Walter reenters the lab to cook up some fringe science and of course, some custard for Peter’s Birthday.

Director : Akiva Goldsman

Writer : J.J. Abrams,Akiva Goldsman

Episode 2  |  Aired 09-24-2009

"Night of Desirable Objects"

A series of strange disappearances in Pennsylvania attracts the attention of the Fringe team and leads them underground.
Walter also tries to recreate Olivia’s accident using frogs and Charlie tries to find out how much she remembers.

Director : Brad Anderson

Writer : Jeff Pinkner,J.H. Wyman

Episode 3  |  Aired 10-01-2009


Peter, Walter, Olivia and Broyles pursue a strange and deadly occurrence in Philadelphia where a bomb blew up inside a train station but left no trace of any explosive device. The perplexing and unexplained set of circumstances returns Walter to the lab to closely examine the human remains where he uncovers an unlikely energy source that triggered the explosion. With the explosive threat of more bombs and links to a classified military project, the intense investigation leads Olivia and Peter to Iraq.

Director : Bryan Spicer

Writer : David Wilcox

Episode 4  |  Aired 10-08-2009

"Momentum Deferred"

Recuperating from the traumatic and alarming meeting with Massive Dynamic founder William Bell, Agent Dunham consumes a powerful “fringe” concoction that Dr. Bishop prescribes to stimulate her memory. Meanwhile, the Fringe Division investigates a series of robbery cases that are tied to shape-shifting. As clues are tracked and memories are jogged, another woman experimented on by Dr. Bishop is introduced and a flashback reveals more about Olivia’s visit to the alternate reality.

Director : Joe Chappelle

Writer : Zack Stentz,Ashley Edward Miller

Guest Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Theresa Russell

Episode 5  |  Aired 10-15-2009

"Dream Logic"

The Fringe team travels cross-country to Seattle after learning of a mysterious incident involving a man who attacked his boss because he believed he was an evil ram-horned creature. As these puzzling occurrences continue, the team tirelessly explores strange and creepy links to dreams. In pursuit of additional information, Agent Broyles has a disconcerting meeting with enigmatic Massive Dynamic executive Nina Sharp that leads the investigation in an unthinkable direction.

Director : Paul Edwards

Writer : Josh Singer

Guest Stars: Theresa Russell

Episode 6  |  Aired 11-05-2009


Human beings are reduced to ash statues and Broyles realizes that the same person responsible murdered five other persons four years ago… a case that he never solved.

Director : Jon Cassar

Writer : J. H. WymanJeff Vlaming

Episode 7  |  Aired 11-12-2009

"Of Human Action"

When a kidnapping rapidly escalates into a hostage situation in New York, local authorities close in on the suspects only to discover that an unknowable force has mind-blowing consequences. The investigation intensifies and the mystery and threat deepen to unimaginable proportions when the Fringe Division identifies a link between the kidnapping and Massive Dynamic.

Director : Joe Chappelle

Writer : Robert Chiappetta,Glen Whitman

Episode 8  |  Aired 11-19-2009


A peculiar abduction occurs in Boston, leading the Fringe team to uncover details of the mysterious man known as The Observer. While the bizarre case takes center stage, Walter, Peter and Astrid hit the lab to analyze unusual evidence and deal with Walter’s insatiable appetite for milkshakes.

Director : Dennis Smith

Writer : Jeff Pinkner,J. H. Wyman

Episode 9  |  Aired 12-03-2009


After a cargo ship runs aground, the shoreline becomes littered with bodies hosting a giant squid-like creature. The Fringe team descends upon the scene to examine the bodies and discovers that the mysterious organisms are actually giant parasites. As the investigation unfolds, Walter heads back to the lab while Olivia, Peter and Broyles race against time when they realize the case has ties to a threatening organization.

Director : Paul Holahan

Writer : David Wilcox

Episode 10  |  Aired 12-10-2009

"Grey Matters"

A patient at a mental hospital undergoes impromptu surgery that leaves his brain exposed. William Bell resurfaces during the investigation of the strange circumstances and Olivia finds reason that the leader of the shape-shifters may have something to do with it.

Director : Jeannot Szwarc

Writer : Ashley Edward Miller,Zack Stentz

Guest Stars: Jeannetta Arnette, Roger R. Cross, Jeff Perry, Sebastian Roché, Leonard Nimoy

Episode 11  |  Aired 01-11-2010


After a teenage girl is pronounced brain dead, her mother takes her off life support, but when doctors operate quickly to remove her organs, the deceased girl shockingly awakens screaming an alphanumeric code. Equally as perplexing as her resurrection is that she is now somehow able to speak Russian and possesses classified information only a high-ranking soldier would know. While the girl’s mind-bending condition intensifies, Walter dusts off some old lab videos and hypothesizes the unthinkable, sending Olivia and Peter to investigate the bewildering case in an original.

(This is a season 1 un-aired episode)

Director : Joe Chappelle

Writer : Josh Singer

Episode 12  |  Aired 01-14-2010

"Johari Window"

Following an unexplained attack involving hideously deformed humans, the Fringe team visits the small town in upstate New York to uncover leads surrounding the bizarre case. When it’s determined that these deformed people have managed to hide themselves for a while and they’ll do just about anything to keep it that way.

Director : Joe Chappelle

Writer : Josh Singer

Episode 13  |  Aired 01-21-2010

"What Lies Below"

When a man enters an office in Boston for a meeting, he becomes disoriented and collapses, only to have his veins erupt and spray blood everywhere. Shortly after Olivia and Peter arrive at the scene to investigate the bizarre case, it’s discovered that a lethal virus with deep ties to something very valuable is spreading, so the CDC moves in to quarantine the building and eradicate the pathogens. Isolated inside with the rest of the exposed office employees, Peter and Olivia face life-threatening circumstances, sending Walter, Broyles and Astrid on a frantic search for a solution to save them.

Director : Charles Beeson

Episode 14  |  Aired 01-28-2010

"The Bishop Revival"

When a specific group of guests at a wedding in Brookline, MA, suffocate from the inside out, the upsetting and disconcerting crime scene has the Fringe team investigating how the toxin was delivered and targeted. As evidence is taken into the lab, it’s discovered that the wedding ceremony was a testing ground for a weaponized science experiment. Adding to the intense lab investigation, Walter uncovers an alarming formula that reveals a link to a branch on the Bishop family tree. With the escalating threat of more deadly attacks and unexpected familial ties to the case, the Fringe team stops at nothing to prevent further catastrophic events.

Director : Adam Davidson

Writer : Glen Whitman,Robert Chiappetta

Episode 15  |  Aired 02-02-2010


After a violent tremor shakes a Manhattan office building to its core, leaving only one survivor who leads the Fringe Team to believe he is not from this reality. Walter surmises that what shook the building was not geologic, but rather something discovered by him and William Bell many years ago. With another catastrophe imminent, the team races to Jacksonville, the site of Walter and William’s experiments, forcing Olivia to face her mysterious past in an effort to save hundreds of people from certain death.

Director : Charles Beeson

Writer : Ashley Edward Miller,Zack Stentz

Guest Stars: Jenni Blong, Orla Brady

Episode 16  |  Aired 04-01-2010


Walter flashes back to 1985 while explaining Peter’s otherworldly origins to Olivia. Also, Peter’s mother is introduced, and details of the neighboring world reaffirms that there is more than one of everything.

Director : David Straiton

Writer : Josh Singer,Akiva Goldsman,Jeff Pinkner,J. H. Wyman

Guest Stars: Eugene Lipinski, Michael Cerveris, Peter Woodward, James Louis Watkins (3), Jenni Blong, Orla Brady, Quinn Lord, Serge Houde

Episode 17  |  Aired 04-08-2010

"Olivia, in the Lab, with the Revolver"

When a perfectly healthy woman is found dead from a disease she never had, the Fringe team investigates the origin of this inexplicably fatal condition before it claims more innocent victims. Meanwhile, Olivia struggles to keep Walter’s secret from Peter, and her loyalty to Peter is tested as time goes on.

Director : Brad Anderson

Writer : Matthew Pitts

Episode 18  |  Aired 04-15-2010

"White Tulip"

When passengers aboard a commuter train appear to have died a still death, it seems that a switch was flipped because all cell phones, mp3 players, laptops, batteries and bodies have been drained of power. As the Fringe team assembles at the bizarre crime scene, Peter remains suspicious that something is amiss with Walter, who is struggling to keep the unimaginable a secret. When the investigation leads them to Alistair Peck, a very powerful man who has tremendous energy with severe consequences, an ironic set of circumstances surface.

Director : Tom Yatsko

Writer : J. H. Wyman,Jeff Vlaming

Guest Stars: Peter Weller

Episode 19  |  Aired 04-22-2010

"The Man from the Other Side"

When two teenagers on a date turn up “dead” at an abandoned warehouse with the three puncture wounds to the soft palate — a trademark of the shape-shifters — the Fringe team investigates the evidence as well as the motives of mastermind Newton. Upon discovering a shape-shifting embryo, Walter returns to the lab to conduct further analysis, and Olivia and Peter head to Massive Dynamic for answers. Meanwhile, Peter reveals a family secret to Olivia as Walter struggles to recall what Newton knows about “building a door”.

Director : Jeffrey G. Hunt

Writer : Josh Singer,Ethan Gross

Episode 20  |  Aired 04-29-2010

"Brown Betty"

While Walter deals with some very upsetting news, he tells Olivia’s niece, Ella, a fairy tale that includes musical performances by Olivia and Agent Broyles.

Director : Seith Mann

Writer : Akiva Goldsman,J.H. Wyman,Jeff Pinkner

Guest Stars: Lily Pilblad

Episode 21  |  Aired 05-06-2010

"Northwest Passage"

Peter teams up with a local law enforcement official, Sheriff Mathis, on a serial murder investigation with ties to Newton. Meanwhile, Walter copes with the possibility of being sent back to St. Claire’s, and someone from the “other side” pays a visit.

Director : Joe Chappelle

Writer : Ashley Edward,Miller Nora,Zuckerman,Lilla Zuckerman,Zack Stentz

Guest Stars: Martha Plimpton, Sebastian Roché

Episode 22  |  Aired 05-13-2010

"Over There (1)"

In part one of the two-part, two-night second season finale, Walter and Olivia travel to the parallel universe, and the anticipated face-off between Walter Bishop and William Bell occurs.

Director : Akiva Goldsman

Writer : Akiva Goldsman,J.H. Wyman,Jeff Pinkner

Guest Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Orla Brady, Ari Graynor

Episode 23  |  Aired 05-20-2010

"Over There (2)"

Sacrifices will be made and both universes may never be the same again after Walter and Olivia visit the “other side”

Guest Stars: Leonard Nimoy

Season 3

Episode 1  |  Aired 09-23-2010


After the extraordinary turn of events that shockingly left an imprisoned Olivia “over there,” she fights to find her way home. Meanwhile, Peter and Walter try to move on with their lives unknowingly alongside alternate Olivia.

Director : Joe Chapelle

Writer : J.H. Wyman,Jeff Pinkner

Guest Stars: Seth Gabel, Amy Madigan, Andre Royo, Philip Winchester, Ryan McDonald, Gerard Plunkett, Gabrielle Rose, Kirk Acevedo, Ryan McDonald

Episode 2  |  Aired 09-30-2010

"The Box"

The story alternates to the Fringe Team “over here” where they investigate a mystifying case that people are discovered in a trance-like state that ultimately leads to their death. The unlikely suspect: a mysterious box. As Peter and Walter collaborate to study its properties, alternate Olivia presses on and turns up the heat on an unsuspecting Peter. Meanwhile, key information about the future is revealed when Walter and Nina meet at Massive Dynamic for the emotional reading of the last will and testament of William Bell.

Director : Jeffrey G. Hunt

Writer : Josh Singer,Graham Roland

Guest Stars: Sebastian Roché, Russell Harvard, Artine Brown, Kyle Cassie, Robert Egger, Steve Elliott, Khaira Ledeyo, Eric Lunch, David Neale

Episode 3  |  Aired 10-07-2010

"The Plateau"

In this case, timing is everything as a series of anomalous events lead the Fringe Division to investigate deadly incidents with unimaginable coincidences. As the freaky crimes continue to occur, the team is in a race against time to protect potential victims. Meanwhile, Secretary Bishop shares his strategic plan with Colonel Broyles as Olivia grapples with a heart-stopping vision.

Director : Brad Anderson

Writer : Alison Schapker,Monica Breen

Guest Stars: Michael Eklund, Seth Gabel, Philip Winchester, Ryan Mcdonald, Kacey Rohl, Malcolm Stewart, Kirk Acevedo

Episode 4  |  Aired 10-14-2010

"Do Shapeshifters Dream of Electric Sheep?"

Newton, concerned about the consequences of a distressing development involving a high-ranking official, is forced to call to action a sleeping shapeshifter. As Walter and the rest of the team gather evidence, they move the investigation to Massive Dynamic, where Olivia goes on high alert and Walter finds himself in a perilous situation.

Director : Kenneth Fink

Writer : David Wilcox,Matthew Pitts

Guest Stars: Sebastian Roché, Marcus Giamatti, Gerard Plunkett, Shannon Cochran, Dean Atwal, Mittitta Barber, Chelsea Bourdegas, Erica Carroll, Nikolas Filipovic

Episode 5  |  Aired 11-04-2010

"Amber 31422"

The alternate universe Fringe Division investigates a shocking breach of security when a twin frees his brother from a quarantined Amber area. As the team sets out to crack this sophisticated case, Walternate experiments over there more with Olivia as she reenters the tank. Meanwhile, visions of Peter continue to haunt Olivia about returning to the “other side”.

Director : David Straiton

Writer : Josh Singer,Ethan Gross

Guest Stars: Aaron Ashmore, Shawn Ashmore, Seth Gabel, Amy Madigan, Holly Elissa, Ryan Mcdonald, Kirk Acevedo, Holly Elissa, Nate Bell, Chaz Chamberlain

Episode 6  |  Aired 11-11-2010

"6955 kHz"

Back “over here,” the Fringe Division investigates a bizarre phenomenon when 15 people up and down the Eastern Seaboard, all suffer retrograde amnesia from listening to their shortwave radios on the same frequency. Much to Walter’s dismay, Peter presses on with piecing together the mass destruction device. Just as alternate Olivia and Peter’s chemistry deepens, the anticipation of Olivia’s return escalates.

Director : Joe Chappelle

Writer : Robert Chiappetta,Glen Whitman

Guest Stars: Kevin Weisman, Ryan McDonald, Clark Middleton, Mark Acheson, Rual Herrara, Rena Kawabata, Paula Lindberg, Minh Ly, Dan Martin

Episode 7  |  Aired 11-18-2010

"The Abducted"

When a serial kidnapper “over there” strikes again, the emotional and familiar case hits home for Colonel Broyles, sending a determined Olivia to uncover additional details about the abductions. In the meantime, Olivia fights on and reunites with Henry to enlist his services on an intense and covert mission to return home.

Director : Chuck Russell

Writer : David Wilcox,Graham Roland

Guest Stars: Seth Gabel, Will Rothhaar, Andre Royo, Curtis Harris, Michael Strusievici, Kirk Acevedo, David Nykl, Tristin Leffler, Karen Holness, Elizabeth McCarthy

Episode 8  |  Aired 12-02-2010


Peter struggles to cope with recent events; Olivia searches for an ally; a device that communicates between universes is discovered…

Director : Brad Anderson

Writer : Jeff Pinkner,J.H. Wyman

Guest Stars: John Cassini, Seth Gabel, Ryan Mcdonald, Karen Holness, Anthony Shim

Episode 9  |  Aired 12-09-2010


When the Fringe Team investigates a case where a victim had his heart extracted, it’s just the beginning of a series of mysterious and reanimating events tied together. Meanwhile, Peter comes to terms with the reality of his relationship with Olivia.

Director : Joe Chappelle

Writer : Monica Owusa-Breen,Alison Schapker

Guest Stars: Michael Cerveris, Mark Ivanir, Barbara Tyson, Genevieve Buechner, Mike Coleman, Jarod Joseph, Robin Nielsen

Episode 10  |  Aired 01-21-2011

"The Firefly"

An Observer makes contact with the Fringe Team to help rectify a mistake. Meanwhile, Walter befriends Roscoe Joyce, keyboardist for Walter’s favorite 1970s band, “Violet Sedan Chair.” Walter will learn the real reason the band broke up, and realize that the lives of these two men, who have never met before, overlap in strange and unexpected ways.

Director : Charles Beeson

Writer : J. H. Wyman,Jeff Pinkner

Guest Stars: Michael Cerveris, Christopher Lloyd

Episode 11  |  Aired 01-28-2011


When the Fringe Team visits Massive Dynamic’s assembly of the doomsday device, Walter becomes greatly concerned for Peter’s well-being, so he turns to Nina for added brain power to understand the relationship between Peter and the superweapon. Meanwhile, the discovery of a dead body triggers an intense investigation.

Director : Jeannot Szwarc

Writer : Josh Singer

Guest Stars: Sean Campbell, Ryan McDonald, Charles Parnell, Lars Anderson, Noah Beggs, Michael Charrois, Brett Delaney, Melissa Demmers, Paula Giroday

Episode 12  |  Aired 02-04-2011

"Concentrate and Ask Again"

When a scientist falls dead after ingesting a lethal cloud of blue powder and his bones disintegrate in his body, the CDC suspects a biological attack. As the Fringe Team investigates further, a subject from Walter’s past with ties to Olivia reluctantly agrees to assist with the intense case.

Director : Dennis Smith

Writer : Matt Pitts,Graham Roland

Guest Stars: Omid Abtahi, Kevin Corrigan, JR Bourne, Jody Thompson, Adam Beauchesne, Alexandra Castillo, Natalie Gibson, Paul Jarrett

Episode 13  |  Aired 02-11-2011


As the story shifts back to life “over there,” the absence of Colonel Broyles changes the dynamic of the Fringe Team as they investigate a bioterrorist armed with an insect that has a taste for human flesh. Meanwhile, alternate Olivia is reunited with her beau, and Walternate remains determined to save his world but discovers there are certain lines he will not cross.

Director : Brad Anderson

Writer : David Wilcox,Ethan Gross

Guest Stars: Alon Aboutboul, Seth Gabel, Philip Winchester, Julie McNiven, Ryan Mcdonald, Kirk Acevedo, Joan Chen, Alon Aboutboul, Eric Keenleyside, Haig Sutherland, David Milchard

Episode 14  |  Aired 02-18-2011


A series of Fringe events leads the team to the home of a woman grieving over the death of her husband, while Peter and Olivia make an effort to repair the emotional rift between them.

Director : Thomas Yatsko

Writer : Glen Whitman,Robert Chiappetta

Guest Stars: Seth Gabel, Phyllis Somerville, Ken Pogue, Ryan Mcdonald, Michelle Brezinski, Conan Graham, Colby Johannson, Monica Mustelier, Erin Simms

Episode 15  |  Aired 02-25-2011

"Subject 13"

In a follow up to last season’s “Peter” flashback episode, the all-new “Six Months Later” episode revisits a poignant period of time for both the Bishops and Olivia.

Director : Fred Toye

Writer : Jeff Pinkner,J. H. Wyman,Akiva Goldsman

Guest Stars: Orla Brady, Chandler Canterbury, Karley Scott Collins, Sarah-Jane Redmond, Chris Bradford, Jay Jay Jackson, Peter Kawaski, Sophie Lui, Christopher Pearce

Episode 16  |  Aired 03-11-2011


The Fringe Team investigates a group of thieves who can break the laws of gravity. Meanwhile, Walter attempts to delay the damage he’s caused to the fabric of the universe.

Director : Brad Anderson

Writer : Josh Singer,Graham Roland

Guest Stars: Alan Ruck, Michael Teigen, Nelson Wong, Greyston Holt, Jorge Garcia, Tom Stevens, Jeff Sanca, Ash Lee, D. Harlan Cutshall, Jase-Anthony Griffith, Robert Hayley, Khaira Ledeyo

Episode 17  |  Aired 03-18-2011


When the Fringe team investigates an apparent suicide victim, they uncover a second set of fingerprints leading them to a woman with uncanny characteristics that cannot die.

Director : Charles Beeson

Writer : Danielle Dispaltro

Guest Stars: Seth Gabel, Paula Malcomson

Episode 18  |  Aired 03-25-2011


The intensity of life “over there” accelerates as Olivia finds herself in mortal danger.

Director : Dennis Smith

Writer : Alison Schapker,Monica Breen

Guest Stars: Michael Cerveris, Seth Gabel, Amy Madigan, Andre Royo, Kendall Cross, Darcy Laurie, Ryan Mcdonald, Françoise Yip, Kirk Acevedo

Episode 19  |  Aired 04-15-2011

"Lysergic Acid Diethylamide"

In an effort to remove Bell’s consciousness from Olivia’s mind, Peter, Bell, and Walter enter Olivia’s subconscious and attempt to find her personality, which has hidden itself somewhere safe.

Director : Joe Chappelle

Writer : J.H. Wyman,Jeff Pinkner

Guest Stars: Ryan Mcdonald, Ulrich Thomsen, Leonard Nimoy

Episode 20  |  Aired 04-22-2011

"6:02 AM EST"

The beginning of the end is triggered when Walternate finds a way to wreak havoc “over here.”

Director : Jeannot Szwarc

Writer : David Wilcox,Josh Singer,Graham Roland

Guest Stars: Kevin Corrigan, Seth Gabel, Ryan Mcdonald

Episode 21  |  Aired 04-29-2011

"The Last Sam Weiss"

As devastation spreads on This Side, Walter, Olivia, and Sam Weiss struggle to find a way to stop the destruction and discover that one individual has the ability to allow Peter access to the Machine.

Director : Thomas Yatsko

Writer : Monica Breen,Alison Schapker

Guest Stars: Kevin Corrigan, Ryan Mcdonald

Episode 22  |  Aired 05-06-2011

"The Day We Died"

As the thrilling third season propels to a climactic close, questions will be answered as Peter confronts his destiny and a beloved team member meets an untimely demise.

Director : Joe Chappelle

Writer : J.H. Wyman,Jeff Pinkner

Guest Stars: Michael Cerveris, Brad Dourif, Ryan Mcdonald, Emily Meade

Season 4

Episode 1  |  Aired 09-23-2011

"Neither Here Nor There"

Just one week after Peter Bishop saved the day and was then wiped from existence, the truce between the two worlds remains intact and the two sides are forced to work together. Lincoln Lee joins the Fringe team as they investigate a shapeshifter case that is very personal to him.

Director : Joe Chapelle

Writer : Jeff Pinkner,J. H. Wyman,Akiva Goldsmith

Guest Stars: Michael Cerveris, Joe Flanigan, Michelle Krusiec

Episode 2  |  Aired 09-30-2011

"One Night in October"

As the victims of a highly intelligent serial killer “Over There” stack up, the Fringe Division “Over Here” is asked to assist. As the two sides tangle and innocent people remain at risk, the suspect’s doppelganger “Over Here,” a professor who teaches Forensic Psychology, is brought into the fold and forces the team to consider the notion of sending civilians to the other side

Director : Brad Anderson

Writer : Alison Schapker,Monica Owusu-Breen

Guest Stars: John Pyper-Ferguson

Episode 3  |  Aired 10-07-2011

"Alone in the World"

Two young bullies are found dead and in just a few hours they rot to an advanced state of decomposition. The Fringe team investigates and uncovers an amorphous figure claiming more victims. Walter becomes increasingly distracted with his mental state.

Director : Miguel Sapochnik

Writer : David Fury

Guest Stars: William Sadler, Evan Bird

Episode 4  |  Aired 10-14-2011

"Subject 9"

Olivia uncovers a dangerous force that may be connected to past experiments with Cortexiphan. The investigation forces Walter to leave the lab for the first time in years and travel to Massive Dynamic to examine old case files. Walter struggles with his emotional state as he confronts the demons of his past.

Director : Joe Chappelle

Writer : Jeff Pinkner,J. H. Wyman,Akiva Goldsmith

Guest Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Brent Stait

Episode 5  |  Aired 11-04-2011


Olivia and the others of Fringe division attempt to determine the origin of Peter Bishop, who purports himself as Walter’s son who had died as a young boy in the original time line.

Director : Paul Holahan

Writer : J. R. Orci,Graham Roland

Guest Stars: Arye Gross, Michelle Krusiec

Episode 6  |  Aired 11-11-2011

"And Those We’ve Left Behind"

The Fringe team must find the pattern between tragic time loop anomalies. As the investigation unfolds, Raymond, an electrical engineer, and his wife Kate, a professor of theoretical physics, enter the picture.

Director : Brad Anderson

Writer : Robert Chiappetta,Glen Whitman

Guest Stars: Stephen Root, Romy Rosemont, Victoria Bidewill

Episode 7  |  Aired 11-18-2011


When a man mysteriously dies by an invisible force, his body rapidly begins turning ghostly white. The Fringe team learns that this is not an isolated incident, and there’s evidence that links the predator to someone who passed away with an unknown genetic disorder. Meanwhile, Olivia suffers from migraines.

Director : Anthony Hemingway

Writer : Matthew Pitts,Justin Doble

Guest Stars: Tobias Segal, Monte Markham, Nancy Sivak

Episode 8  |  Aired 01-13-2012

"Back to Where You’ve Never Been"

In an effort to find a way home, Peter journeys to the Other Side to confront Walternate. However, his venture proves more dangerous than expected. Meanwhile, Olivia receives a dire premonition from an Observer.

Director : Jeannot Szwarc

Writer : David Fury,Graham Roland

Guest Stars: Orla Brady, Michael Cerveris, Jared Harris, Ryan McDonald, Daren A. Herbert, James Bamford

Episode 9  |  Aired 01-20-2012

"Enemy of My Enemy"

Peter’s visit to the other side intensifies as the alternate FRINGE division faces off against a formidable new foe in a harrowing race against time.

Director : Joe Chappelle

Writer : Monica Owusu-Breen,Alison Schapker

Guest Stars: Orla Brady, Jared Harris, Michelle Krusiec

Episode 10  |  Aired 01-27-2012

"Forced Perspective"

Olivia continues to cope with the ominous warning from the Observers, while Peter and the team track a girl with the mysterious ability to predict death.

Director : David Solomon

Writer : Ethan Gross

Guest Stars: Currie Graham, Alexis Raich

Episode 11  |  Aired 02-03-2012

"Making Angels"

Over Here Astrid gets an unexpected visit from her Alternate, while Peter and Olivia track a killer using a toxin that has yet to be invented. Both universes collide in a case that pushes the boundaries of what is possible.

Director : Charles Beeson

Writer : Akiva Goldsman,J. H. Wyman,Jeff Pinkner

Guest Stars: Chin Han, G. Michael Gray, Adrian Hough, Blu Mankuma, Brad Dryborough

Episode 12  |  Aired 02-10-2012

"Welcome to Westfield"

Peter, Olivia and Walter come face to face with a mysterious and terrifying Fringe event as they get trapped in a town that there’s no escaping from.

Director : David Straiton

Writer : Graham Roland,J. R. Orci

Guest Stars: Tim Kelleher, Michelle Addison, Kevin Andruschak, Simon Bradbury, Paul Duchart, Rebecca Husain, Ron James, Jill Morrison

Episode 13  |  Aired 02-17-2012

"A Better Human Being"

As the Fringe team investigates a mentally ill patient who appears to be connected to a series of murders, frightening clues and connections are uncovered that lead Olivia to some shocking revelations.

Director : Joe Chappelle

Writer : Glen Whitman,Robert Chiappetta,Monica Breen,Alison Schapker

Guest Stars: John Aylward, Harrison Thomas, Sandra Ferens, Allison Hossack

Episode 14  |  Aired 02-24-2012

"The End of All Things"

The dying Observer comes to see Walter and Peter, who must take extreme measures to learn what secrets he hides and determine if he knows where Olivia is. Meanwhile, David Robert Jones tries to force Olivia to use her cortexiphan abilities by torturing Nina.

Director : Jeffrey Hunt

Writer : David Fury

Guest Stars: Michael Cerveris, Jared Harris, Monte Markham, Eugene Lipinski, Amos Stern, Steve Weller

Episode 15  |  Aired 03-23-2012

"A Short Story About Love"

Following the recent shocking revelations and emotional events, Peter weighs his options as the Fringe team investigates a killer targeting love.

Director : J. H. Wyman

Writer : J. H. Wyman,Graham Roland

Guest Stars: Michael Masse, Paul Andrich, Devin Johnston, Jarod Joseph, Michael Cerveris, Ona Grauer

Episode 16  |  Aired 03-30-2012

"Nothing As It Seems"

The Fringe team faces a case that appears familiar to Peter. Strangely, it takes place in this timeline.

Director : Frederick E. O. Toye

Writer : Jeff Pinkner,Akiva Goldsman

Guest Stars: Gina Holden, Alessandro Juliani, Neal Huff, Clark Middleton, Martin Christopher, Gabrielle Rose, Emily Jackson, Daniel Cudmore

Episode 17  |  Aired 04-06-2012

"Everything in Its Right Place"

Lincoln travels to the other side to join forces with Fauxlivia and his own alternate, as they search for a vigilante with a surprising connection to the shapeshifters.

Director : David Moxness

Writer : David Fury,J. R. Orci,Matt Pitts

Guest Stars: Tim Guinee, Max Arciniega, Biski Gugushe, Zahf Paroo

Episode 18  |  Aired 04-13-2012

"The Consultant"

Walter travels to the Alternate Universe to assist in the investigation of a Fringe event with ties to both worlds. Meanwhile, David Robert Jones reveals his next target.

Director : Jeannot Szwarc

Writer : Christine Lavaf

Guest Stars: Jared Harris, Curtis Harris

Episode 19  |  Aired 04-20-2012

"Letters of Transit"

The Fringe team goes back to the future as the story jumps ahead to 2036, when the Observers and the Fringe team engage in a game-changing battle.

Director : Akiva Goldsman

Writer : J.J. Abrams,Alex Kurtzman,Roberto Orci

Guest Stars: Henry Ian Cusick, Georgina Haig, Ben Cotton

Episode 20  |  Aired 04-27-2012

"Worlds Apart"

The teams on both sides fight on for a common cause, and there are shocking developments tied to the Cortexiphan children.

Director : Charles Beeson

Writer : Graham Roland,Matt Pitts,Nicole Phillips

Guest Stars: David Call, Pascale Hutton

Episode 21  |  Aired 05-04-2012

"Brave New World (1)"

A mysterious Fringe event causing people to spontaneously combust forces Walter to revisit his painful past while the Fringe team faces off against David Robert Jones to save the world, or worlds.

Director : Joe Chappelle

Writer : Akiva Goldsman,Jeff Pinkner,J. H. Wyman

Guest Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Rebecca Mader, Jared Harris, Samantha Noble

Episode 22  |  Aired 05-11-2012

"Brave New World (2)"

The Fringe team is pushed to the breaking point as they desperately attempt to prevent a catastrophic event that threatens the lives of everyone.

Director : Joe Chappelle

Writer : Jeff Pinkner,J.H. Wyman,Akiva Goldsman

Guest Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Rebecca Mader, Gerard Plunkett

Season 5

Episode 1  |  Aired 09-28-2012

"Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11"

The Fringe team – preserved in amber for 20 years – is now a rebel resistance team fighting for freedom. Peter, reunited with his now adult daughter, Etta, sets out to find out what happened to his wife and Etta’s mom – Olivia – as they start their mission to save the world from the Observers.

Director : Jeannot Szwarc|Miguel Sapochnik

Writer : J.H. Wyman

Guest Stars: Georgina Haig, Michael Kopsa, Clark Middleton, Shaun Smyth

Episode 2  |  Aired 10-05-2012

"In Absentia"

The Fringe team revisits the Harvard lab, now under Observer control, to try to find the information they need as the team fights on in their mission to save the world.

Director : Jeannot Szwarc

Writer : J.H. Wyman,David Fury

Guest Stars: Georgina Haig, Eric Lange

Episode 3  |  Aired 10-12-2012

"The Recordist"

As the rogue Fringe team continues to fight off the oppressive Observers’ invasion, unforeseen events lead them into a forest where they encounter a strange subculture of people devoted to recording human history.

Director : Jeff T. Thomas

Writer : Graham Roland

Guest Stars: Connor Beardmore, Georgina Haig, Michael Kopsa, Paul McGillion, Shaun Smyth

Episode 4  |  Aired 10-26-2012

"The Bullet That Saved the World"

When the Fringe team tracks a lead into a hostile and heavily guarded location, Phillip Broyles resurfaces… but can he be trusted?

Director : David Straiton

Writer : Alison Schapker

Guest Stars: Georgina Haig, Michael Kopsa, Lance Reddick

Episode 5  |  Aired 11-02-2012

"An Origin Story"

The Fringe team responds to recent devastating events, and a key member makes a pivotal and shocking move.

Director : P. J. Pesce

Writer : J. H. Wyman

Guest Stars: John Prosky, Michael Rogers, Shaun Smyth

Episode 6  |  Aired 11-09-2012

"Through the Looking Glass and What Walter Found There"

A Fringe team member takes on a new role, and Walter follows leads to a key piece needed in the battle against the Observers.

Director : Jon Cassar

Writer : David Fury

Guest Stars: Michael Kopsa, Zak Santiago

Episode 7  |  Aired 11-16-2012


As the fight for the future intensifies, a member of the Fringe team orchestrates a Fringe event of his own.

Director : Eagle Egilsson

Writer : Graham Roland

Guest Stars: Michael Kopsa, Shaun Smyth, Blair Brown, Jordana Largy

Episode 8  |  Aired 12-07-2012

"The Human Kind"

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

Director : Dennis Smith

Writer : Alison Schapker

Guest Stars: Michael Kopsa, Jill Scott, Shaun Smyth, Kett Turton, Claude Duhamel, Nathan Dashwood

Episode 9  |  Aired 12-14-2012

"Black Blotter"

In attempt to recall a plan to defeat the Observers, Walter takes an LSD trip down memory lane. Meanwhile, Peter and Olivia trace a mysterious signal to the woods, where they come upon a grisly scene.

Director : Tommy Gormley

Writer : Kristin Cantrell

Guest Stars: Jenni Blong, Tom Butler, Maria Marlow, Shaun Smyth, Blair Brown

Episode 10  |  Aired 12-21-2012

"Anomaly XB-6783746"

The Fringe team is running out of time to save the world. As Peter, Olivia, Astrid and Walter scramble to tap into a key piece of the puzzle to defeat the Observers, they enlist the aid of Nina Sharp who conjures up a plan.

Director : Jeffrey Hunt

Writer : David Fury

Guest Stars: Michael Cerveris, Michael Kopsa, Blair Brown

Episode 11  |  Aired 01-11-2013

"The Boy Must Live"

As time dramatically ticks down, Peter, Olivia and Walter stop at nothing to save the universe from Observer rule. Walter enters the infamous deprivation tank in an attempt to uncover a key piece of information about the mysterious figure, Donald. Meanwhile, Captain Windmark sets out on a revealing mission of his own as long-standing questions are answered.

Director : Paul Holahan

Writer : Graham Roland

Guest Stars: Michael Cerveris, James Kidnie, Michael Kopsa

Episode 12  |  Aired 01-18-2013


The Fringe team engages a desperate plan as Olivia embarks on a dangerous and otherworldly journey into the unknown.

Director : P. J. Pesce

Writer : Alison Schapker

Guest Stars: Michael Cerveris, James Kidnie, Michael Kopsa, Seth Gabel, Lance Reddick

Episode 13  |  Aired 01-18-2013

"An Enemy of Fate"

Peter, Olivia, Walter, Astrid and Broyles face off against the Observers in one final and extraordinary battle for the fate of mankind.

Director : J. H. Wyman

Writer : J. H. Wyman

Guest Stars: Michael Cerveris, Michael Kopsa, Shaun Smyth, Lance Reddick