Fringe (2008–2013)
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Fringe Division seeks a man who has been harvesting transplanted organs, leaving victims with nearly nullified decay rates. Olivia faces the aftermath of Fauxlivia running her life.


Joe Chappelle


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




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Torv ... Olivia Dunham
Joshua Jackson ... Peter Bishop
Lance Reddick ... Phillip Broyles
Blair Brown ... Nina Sharp (credit only)
Jasika Nicole ... Astrid Farnsworth
John Noble ... Dr. Walter Bishop
Michael Cerveris ... September
Mark Ivanir ... Roland David Barrett
Barbara Tyson ... Mrs. Walsh
Michael Bean ... Grant Russo
Genevieve Buechner ... Tabatha
Michael Coleman ... Ben Killenburg
Jarod Joseph ... FBI Agent Tim
Aileen Laurel Aileen Laurel ... Nurse
Dean Marshall ... Uniform


A man removes the heart of another man and calls asking for medical assistance. The paramedics arrive and find that the victim is still alive without his heart. The Fringe Division is assigned to investigate the case and Dr. Bishop realizes that the body is practically not decaying. Further, they find the heart was transplanted and there are other transplanted victims in similar cases. They conclude someone is harvesting the organs from the donor Amanda Walsh Meanwhile Peter discloses to Olivia his relationship with her alternate version and she apparently receives well the information. But when Olivia returns to her apartment, she is upset with everything the alternate Olivia used. After the investigation the Fringe Division comes to the name of Roland David Barrett and they break in his house. Olivia arrests the man that tells that he has rebuilt and revived Amanda, but something came instead since her eyes were different, deeply affecting Olivia. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

9 December 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: ADAPT See more »


(at around 22 mins) Special agent Broyles picks up the phone and says, "This is Colonel Broyles with the FBI." Broyles was a Colonel only in the alternate universe and that also did not have a FBI anymore. See more »


References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Fringe Main Title Theme
Written and Performed by J.J. Abrams
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a tour de force
18 October 2015 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

I will be honest with you.

After the last episode, it was clear that the writers would try to revive the short arc. But the brilliance of the long arc (see prior reviews) was such that I felt -- as is the case with most shows that try this -- they would end up cutting off their own nose to spite their face, so to speak. In other words, the short arc would be boring compared to what came before.

I was wrong. I am thrilled to admit I was wrong.

In perhaps the best "transition" I have ever seen for show that strayed so far afield, they re-spun the short arc, NOT ONLY CREATING THE BEST MODERN UPDATE ON THE FRANKENSTEIN STORY I HAVE EVER SEEN, but adding emotional elements to the Peter-Olivia arc that literally every man and woman on the planet could relate to.

This series is not merely good, and not merely the best thing JJ has produced, but is one of the best series of all time. If you going to a deserted island -- or to prison, or to an alternate universe -- for an uncertain period, you would want to bring the DVD collection with you,

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