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.


Akiva Goldsman


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
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 ... Old Senator
Douglas Chapman ... Agent


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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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.

Three bodies are correct: the dead nurse is left from the previous shapeshift into the nurse, dead Agent Francis is left from the current shapeshift and living Agent Francis is the shapeshifter. See more »


Dr. Walter Bishop: Agent, I need this body taken back to my lab.
Paramedic: Hey, lunatic, this body is going to the morgue. Is he crazy?
Dr. Walter Bishop: Peter?
Paramedic: Who is the agent in charge here?
Junior FBI Agent Amy Jessup: I am. Take it wherever he wants.
Dr. Walter Bishop: Lovely.
Junior FBI Agent Amy Jessup: Is he crazy?
Peter Bishop: Oh, yeah!
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Fringe Main Title Theme
Written and Performed by J.J. Abrams
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So much for depicting realism
26 June 2020 | by mershumpipSee all my reviews

An FBI agent (or any other member of L.E. ) is using FMJ ammunition in their service weapon. The purpose of the weapon is to eliminate the threat and the best way to do that is with hollow points. Come on producers and/or prop managers, get with the program!

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Release Date:

17 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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