Fringe (2008–2013)
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In the parallel universe, Olivia submits to a viral-propagated eclampsia (VPE) test since her sister died while giving birth to her baby. When she returns to her apartment, she is abducted ... See full summary »


Dennis Smith


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

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Torv ... Alternate Olivia Dunham
Joshua Jackson ... Peter Bishop (credit only)
Lance Reddick ... Phillip Broyles (credit only)
Blair Brown ... Nina Sharp (credit only)
Jasika Nicole ... Alternate Astrid Farnsworth
John Noble ... Dr. Walter Bishop / Walternate
Michael Cerveris ... September
Seth Gabel ... Alternate Lincoln Lee
Amy Madigan ... Marilyn Dunham
Andre Royo ... Henry Arliss Higgins
Kendall Cross ... Nurse Joyce
Darcy Laurie ... Doctor
Ryan McDonald ... Brandon Fayette
Françoise Yip ... Dr. Rosa Oporto (as Francoise Yip)
Kirk Acevedo ... Alternate Charlie Francis


In the parallel universe, Olivia submits to a viral-propagated eclampsia (VPE) test since her sister died while giving birth to her baby. When she returns to her apartment, she is abducted and taken to a facility where she is subjected to a procedure that accelerates her pregnancy. Meanwhile the Fringe Division seeks her out while her mother Marilyn is informed that Olivia's VPE has been confirmed. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

25 March 2011 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Henry is seen reading a comic strip called "Opus the Peahen" drawn by Berkeley Breathed. Breathed is a real, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, whose real strips featuring the character Opus the Penguin ran (under several different titles) from the early 1980s until 2008. The presence of this strip in the Alternate Universe highlights several differences between "our" world and theirs: in ours, the Opus character is a male penguin, while in theirs, she is a female peahen; in ours, Breathed no longer draws a comic strip, while in theirs, he apparently still does. The "peahen" strip was drawn especially for the show by Breathed himself. See more »


When Fauxlivia escapes from the makeshift lab, she is supposedly barefoot. Several times while she is staggering around Chinatown, you can see that she is wearing some kind of skin-colored cloth/rubber shoes on her feet. See more »


References Blade Runner (1982) See more »


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Written by Michael Giacchino
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Keeps A Bunch Of Minor Characters Involved Very Nicely!
26 March 2011 | by Traxman15See all my reviews

This is One of the Stronger Episodes for Season 3, Particularly the big event. Hopefully we get a Satisfactory Storyline out of this Event? This is The BEST SHOW ON TV!(Also Like Detroit 187) Keep it up People: This Show has To Stick Around! Does anyone Know when the Rest of this Seasons Episodes Are Going to Air? Will They Just keep coming every Fri Night? Hopefully The Cab Driver Appears in More Episodes, and I cannot wait to see more of The Observers--and Eagerly Await their Intention Being Revealed: Does everyone like this Lincoln Character cause I think he is Too Smarmy! Nice to see Charlie getting some more Significant Screen Time Also! This can Only Get Better! Cheers T:

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