Fringe (2008–2013)
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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.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Phillip Broyles
Astrid Farnsworth
Alternate Lincoln Lee
Alice Merchant
Derek Merchant
Brandon Fayette
Mrs. Marcello
SWAT Agent
Conan Graham ...
Rick Kimball
Monica Mustelier ...


When a group of guest falls during a party from the veranda of an apartment building in Brooklyn to sidewalk, the Fringe Division is assigned to investigate. Olivia, Peter and Walter learn that the building is considered haunted and the residents are moving away. Walter sees the position of the bodies and conclude they have felt through the balcony and concludes the place has a crack to the parallel universe. Olivia notices a glow from the apartment 6B and the widow Alice Merchant believes she can contact the ghost of her husband Derek from the beyond. But soon Walter, Olivia and Peter conclude she is contacting Derek from the parallel universe. Meanwhile Peter tries to mend Olivia's broken heart and rekindle her feelings for him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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18 February 2011 (USA)  »

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Mrs Marcello, the lady fleeing the "possessed" apartment building is headed for the Schrödinger Hotel. People in the apartment building are surely dying. Perhaps Mrs. Marcello likes her chances better in the Schrödinger "box", where, like Schrödinger's cat, one might be alive and dead. See more »


(at around 20 mins) When Walter breaks the glass panel to demonstrate the universe breaking through, the camera angle moves from back to front of the glass panel but the fractures do not match up. From the one camera angle the radial fractures form a five point star with the top point almost directly north and a concentric fracture around the middle, and from the other angle the fractures form a six point star with the top two points running towards the corners of the frame the glass panel sits in and no concentric fracture visible. See more »


References Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990) See more »


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Pale Blue Eyes
4 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

In the weeks leading up to Peter's inescapable joining with "The Vacuum" (i.e., "the machine") Walter fears that "his" universe is breaking apart and it is only a matter of time until "our side" is as bad off as "The Other Side."

And it all starts at this innocuous, innocent looking Building in New York- Where Odd Things have been happening, the residents have been moving out in droves, and at a Party on the 3rd Floor the Blender turns on all by itself, an hors d'oeuvre suddenly has peanuts in it causing a guest to go in to anaphylactic shock, and then a body falls on the street while a woman is getting into a taxi-Then another, and another. And a few more, followed by a few pieces of furniture.

Several theories get tossed out — "Flash Mob Suicide"-But Peter notices, that the bodies were too close to the side of the Building to have jumped off the balcony - The bodies were found below the balcony, ergo, the balcony must have stopped existing for a split second - Walter and Peter get off the balcony fast.

It's Walter's fear that the universes will break apart because he crossed over to get Peter, revealing the "red" and "blue" universes to each other and to the Pauli Exclusion Principal (aka, the "Heisenberg" principle) which ultimately would leave One Universe standing. And that it is finally beginning now, beginning at the innocent looking building, which has been used in a lot of movies, including "Kate and Leopold."

If this is in fact happening, then Olivia helps Nina Sharp set up Amber Protocols for this side and they build a prototype Amber Containment unit.

In the end, the vortex that appears, is not due to a "soft spot" but to a "Ghost" - Which appears to an Old Widow Alice Merchant played by Phyllis Somerville (Grandma Fuller from "Benjamin Button")-She sees her Husband Derek (Ken Pogue). On our side, she lost Derek, on his side, he lost Alice. The connection between the two is shattering the universe(s), and it takes "Grandma Fuller" letting go of Derek to break the connection.

On the other side, Alt-Astrid reports a "Class 4 Vortex." But when Alternate Lee and Fauxlivia get to Apartment 6B, there is nothing there and Derek tells them nothing about what had happened.

Ultimately this episode is about Olivia and Peter, who just like Alice and Derek, are from two sides of a Multiverse. So as strains of Velvet Underground play in the background, Peter and Olivia go "Upstairs"...

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