Fringe: Season 3, Episode 3

The Plateau (7 Oct. 2010)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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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 ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nina Sharp (credit only)
Dr. Levin
Police Officer
Charles Andre ...
Older Gentleman


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. Written by Fox Publicity

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The story concept for "The Plateau" was pitched by J.H. Wyman's nine year old son, Oliver. He receives a "Special Thanks" in the credits. See more »


During the bus incident, an older gentleman knocks over the post office mail box into the street. In the United States post office mail boxes are bolted into the ground and can't be knocked over by the average person. See more »


References Star Trek (1966) See more »


Fringe Main Title Theme
Written by J.J. Abrams
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don't think it gets any better than this
10 August 2015 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

We are not talking about the series here we are talking about the ingredients of a standout episode, one for the history books.

Just as the audience is trying to adjust to the antics of Torv in the "alternate universe" (no mean feat in itself) we are presented with what in the TV world qualifies as serendipity The two arcs, the long and the short arc, are both mesmerizing. We want Olivia to understand what has been done to her, the long arc, and we want her to catch the bad guy in the short arc.

Both stories grab the viewer by the neck and hold attention to the last second of the episode.

Does it get any better than that? Then the piece de resistance, you realize that the solution from the short arc is also the key to the long arc. The two dovetail just before credits roll Brilliant

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