Fringe: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (9 Sep. 2008)

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When a commercial flight from Germany lands at Boston's Logan Airport without a single passenger or crew member on board alive, FBI agent Olivia Dunham is assigned to the investigative team... See full summary »

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When a commercial flight from Germany lands at Boston's Logan Airport without a single passenger or crew member on board alive, FBI agent Olivia Dunham is assigned to the investigative team. When her partner and lover John Scott suffers severe chemical burns, she seeks help from Dr. Walter Bishop a one-time university professor who experimented in the same field but has now been institutionalized for 17 years. To get his cooperation however, she has to get Bishop's son Peter's cooperation as well. The information they gather leads to Massive Dynamic, a huge multinational founded by someone who once shared laboratory space with Dr. Bishop. Agent Dunham also learns that what happened may have been part of a much larger pattern of strange phenomena. Written by garykmcd

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Morgan Steig the passenger who injects himself during the flight and is later revealed to be the twin of Richard Steig who blew up the storage unit, is listed as passenger 108. This number was significant in Lost, another J J Abrams production. See more »

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When Olivia is talking to Peter outside of the school after John's death, the hair over her right ear changes between shots from being over her ear to entirely tucked behind it. See more »

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[open on plane flying through a storm]
Flight Attendant: [on P.A] Zeichen ist Angeschaltet. Befestigen sie bitten ihre Sicherheitsguertel. The Captain has turned on the "fasten seat belt" sign. Please make sure your seat belts are securely fastened.
German Woman: Ich moechte sehen, wie der film weiter geht.
Denver Man: I don't speak German. I'm from Denver.
German Woman: Dies ist mein erst flug.
Denver Man: I'm from Den...
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Creepy, but in a Good Sort of Way
11 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't watch many shows like this, but my sister recommended it. I do like the paranormal a bit. This, however, is a bit too much on the horror side for me.

I love the use of John Noble as Walter Bishop. I can see him developing in this role. The female protagonist is OK. I don't like Peter Bishop, and I don't know if that's the actor or the role he plays.

Why is the woman called "honey" and "sweetheart" so often? Do men still do that when they mean to be insulting? I thought that was maybe over.

I usually give myself another episode or two to decide about watching a series, but this may be the first and last one I watch. I would recommend it to those who like cop shows, paranormal, and horror. All together.


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