Fringe (2008–2013)
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Following a strange apparent terrorist attack on a bus, Olivia, Peter and Walter find a man who foresees future disasters before they happen.


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
Kirk Acevedo ... Charlie Francis
Blair Brown ... Nina Sharp
Jasika Nicole ... Astrid Farnsworth
Mark Valley ... John Scott
John Noble ... Dr. Walter Bishop
Zak Orth ... Roy McComb
Peter Hermann ... Grant
David Lansbury ... Matthew Ziegler
Ethan Goldsmith Ethan Goldsmith ... Raymond (as Ethan Smith)
Donnie Keshawarz ... Gerard
Brian Tarantina ... Nice Guy
Peggy J. Scott ... Mrs. Scott (as Peggy Scott)


The team investigates a young man, Roy McComb, who seems to have the ability to predict major incidents before they happen. When they search his apartment, they find drawings and models of a variety of attacks, including the flight from Germany. In the most recent incident, a bus load of people are gassed and a bag stolen from an undercover narcotics agent. Dr. Bishop recalls working on experiments with his old friend, the founder of Massive Dynamics, that could explain what is happening with McComb. When Agent Dunham visits Nina Sharp to get more information on Massive Dynamics' possible role in these experiments, she realizes that she has not been fully briefed on what is going on. Written by garykmcd

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The train station used for the episode which was set in Massachusetts, is actually the Yonkers Metro North Train Station in Yonkers, New York. Interior and exterior shots as well as the surrounding streets were used. See more »


The drugs Walter is "self medicating" with, while having the small potential to cause psychosis if abused, are not classified as psychotics and are actually all commonly prescribed medications. Dextromethorphan is a OTC cough suppressant and is the active ingredient in most over-the-counter cough syrups. Clonazepam (Klonopin) is a benzodiazepine commonly used to prevent seizures and panic attacks. Fluoxetine (Prozac) is a SSRI-class antidepressant. See more »


Olivia Dunham: He told me he loved me.
Charlie Francis: I wasn't going to tell you this, but he said he loved me too.
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Fringe Main Title Theme
Written by J.J. Abrams
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The Spooky Spectrum
19 June 2020 | by injury-65447See all my reviews

Good enough episode but I didn't enjoy it as much as the first two episodes.

Dunham's wooden acting is getting on my nerves.

I found the acting from the guy who is picking up these "ghostly" transmissions to be decidedly average. His character didn't draw me in to his pain or anguish. He was just annoying. They could have cast a better actor for this role.

The story itself is pretty interesting and tackles a few random ideas: a special gas that solidifies into a gel, a secret frequency for communicating messages, the ability to change the brain from visual to audio reception. As a stand alone concept it's not as interesting an idea as the last episode.

I continue to Mostly enjoy the Odd dynamic Between Peter and Walter Bishop. They provide a necessary comic relief.

I feel like this episode provides more questions than answers. That's ok in small doses but I don't want to start feeling frustrated if they just tread water on the overarching narrative of the show. I hope they explain why they wanted that thing they removed from the woman - I'm guessing she witnessed something important and they need to access her memories like they are doing with John Scott.

I also want to know how Massive Dynamic fits into the Pattern and where the different characters' loyalties lie.

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Release Date:

23 September 2008 (USA) See more »

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Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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