Fringe (2008–2013)
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A New Day in the Old Town 

Olivia is in a car accident, an unusual person is looking for a member of the team, and Walter makes plans for celebrating Peter's birthday.

Director:

Akiva Goldsman

Writers:

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

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
John Noble ... Dr. Walter Bishop
Luke Goss ... Lloyd Parr
Ari Graynor ... Rachel
Simone Kessell ... Nurse
Meghan Markle ... Junior FBI Agent Amy Jessup
Tegan Moss ... Rebecca
Adrian Holmes ... Forensics Chief
Ken Camroux-Taylor Ken Camroux-Taylor ... Old Senator
Douglas Chapman ... Agent
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Storyline

Coming back from the alternate Universe is not a pleasant experience for Olivia, who ends up in the hospital. The FBI wish to close the Fringe Division but Broyles fights them. Peter and Walter are helped in their investigation into Olivia by a junior FBI agent. Olivia has trouble remembering the conversation she had with Belly in the alternate Universe. A shapeshifter takes the place of on of the major characters. Written by Andreea D

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Official Sites:

Sky1 [UK]

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

There are a number of references to The X-Files (1993). One reference is during the Senate hearing, which itself occurred a number of times during the series run, the committee chairman refers to the defunct "X" division of the FBI. See more »

Goofs

The nurse is shot by Agent Francis and is lying dead when the others arrive. Later we see the shape shifter Francis dumping the real body of Charlie Francis in the incinerator. this adds up to three bodies, 1 nurse and two Agent Francis', 1 too many. Either that or the FBI did not secure the scene and account for the not dead inter-dimensional shape shifting soldier. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Walter Bishop: We need to celebrate. And make sure that Agent Dunham can attend. I want to see her face when she eats my pudding.
Peter Bishop: That's disturbing.
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Connections

Features The X-Files: Dreamland (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

End Title Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Michael Giacchino
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Son of a shapeshifter!
19 September 2009 | by ctomvelu1See all my reviews

A shapeshifting supersoldier from another dimension tries to stop Olivia from attending an important meeting. He injures her but does not kill her, and is then ordered to go back and finish her before being allowed to return home. The basic premise of this season opener is derived from that cult classic, THE HIDDEN, as the soldier keeps changing physical identities with various unsuspecting people. This show tries so hard to be the new X-FILES, but the simplistic writing and amateur acting simply do not support this lofty ambition. The closing scene of this episode amply demonstrates this. But you must watch and judge for yourself.


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