Fringe (2008–2013)
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In the parallel universe, a man releases his twin brother from an area in quarantine, removing him from the amber. The Fringe Division investigates the case that is classified since The ... See full summary »


David Straiton


J.J. Abrams (created by), Alex Kurtzman (created by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Torv ... Olivia Dunham
Joshua Jackson ... Peter Bishop
Lance Reddick ... Alternate Phillip Broyles
Blair Brown ... Nina Sharp (credit only)
Jasika Nicole ... Alternate Astrid Farnsworth
John Noble ... Dr. Walter Bishop / Walternate
Aaron Ashmore ... Matthew Rose
Shawn Ashmore ... Joshua Rose
Seth Gabel ... Alternate Lincoln Lee
Amy Madigan ... Marilyn Dunham
Holly Elissa ... Danielle Rose (as Holly Dignard)
Ryan McDonald ... Alternate Brandon Fayette
Kirk Acevedo ... Alternate Charlie Francis
Nate Bell Nate Bell ... Rose Son, Age 5 (as Nathan Bell)
Chaz Chamberlain Chaz Chamberlain ... ND Agent


In the parallel universe, a man releases his twin brother from an area in quarantine, removing him from the amber. The Fringe Division investigates the case that is classified since The Secretary does not want that the population learns that the family and friends are alive enclosed in amber. Olivia interviews Matthew, who is the twin brother of Joshua, and suspects that he is lying. Meanwhile The Secretary lures Olivia and convinces her to be submitted to n experiment while she has daydreams with Peter. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

4 November 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The glyphs for this episode spell out: EVENT See more »


Walternate places Olivia in a "sensory deprivation tank" that has clear sides. As such it would not actually provide sensory deprivation; Olivia would still be able to see. (The one in Walter's lab, featured in Fringe: Pilot (among other episodes), is portrayed correctly.) See more »


References Mr. Wizard (1951) See more »


End Title Theme (Composed by Michael Giacchino)
Written by Michael Giacchino
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hoping this review never gets read...
8 September 2015 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

... writing this review from the future, 2015, 5 years after this episode aired, where I am re-watching the whole series, in sequence.

Rapidly becoming one of my favorite series of all time. This episode hypnotized me beginning to end, beautifully playing the suspense of the doubles and the parallel universes.

which leads me to the point of the review. It is not easy doing a multi-year hit series -- even if your name is JJ Abrams and you are considered a god among your peers in tineseltown.

Actually (here is an experiment that even Walter would approve of!) I am re-watching three Abrams' series alternately and in sequence -- ALIAS, POI and FRINGE. (Don't ask -- you would need to talk to my shrink)

Here is what I have noticed. Even the big boys can get it wrong. Alias, in many ways the prototype for the Abrams formula that followed, was really just nuts. It was pretty, it was fun, crazy things happened but the development was all over the map. In other words, the viewer had to become a little crazy to enjoy it.

POI (still in production as I write this) had one of the strongest first years of any series I have ever seen but (explained in my reviews of POI which many fans don't like) the production team became self-conscious about their own formula and changed the whole arc mid-stream into some sort of Terminator AI thing. As I write this, the series is becoming a little unglued but, trust me, the fans will be the very last to find out.

Which brings me to Fringe. Could this be the one that got away? Could JJ have stumbled on the template that got it right -- write strong characters, my son, and the rest will follow, build it and they will come -- and then lost it? Just asking...

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