Fringe (2008–2013)
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6:02 AM EST 

The beginning of the end is triggered when Walternate finds a way to wreak havoc "over here" - putting both universes in jeopardy.


Jeannot Szwarc


J.J. Abrams (created by), Alex Kurtzman (created by) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Torv ... Olivia Dunham / Alternate Olivia Dunham
Joshua Jackson ... Peter Bishop
Lance Reddick ... Phillip Broyles
Blair Brown ... Nina Sharp
Jasika Nicole ... Astrid Farnsworth
John Noble ... Dr. Walter Bishop / Walternate
Kevin Corrigan ... Sam Weiss
Seth Gabel ... Alternate Lincoln Lee
Ryan McDonald ... Alternate Brandon Fayette
Don Ackerman ... ER Doctor
Forbes Angus ... Science Director
Richard Ian Cox ... Donnie
Tobias Der Tobias Der ... Scientist
Heather Doerksen ... Major Warner
Matt Ellis ... Richie


Using Henry's blood, Walternate activates the doomsday machine to create consuming vortices in the prime universe, a prelude to its annihilation. In response, Peter accepts his apparent destiny and prepares to enter the doomsday machine - the only way where he might switch it off and save the prime universe - but encounters an unexpected reaction. Meanwhile, Fauxlivia turns rebel to retrieve Peter and possibly change Walternate's mind. Written by statmanjeff

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The noise made by the lift that brought Peter up to the Machine (around 35 minutes in) is the same machine noise heard at the beginning of the song "The Grudge" by the artist Tool. See more »


When alternate Olivia is holding a gun on Brandon, he uses a hand scanner to open a door. The image on the scanner is in reverse to Brandon's hand. See more »


Alternate Lincoln Lee: We've been ordered to stand down.
Alternate Olivia Dunham: But what about the energy surges?
Alternate Lincoln Lee: They're still happening.
Alternate Olivia Dunham: Did they give you any reason as to why?
Alternate Lincoln Lee: Explanations are above my pay grade.
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The Doomsday Machine
23 March 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the parallel universe, Brandon isolates Olivia's DNA from Henry's blood and uses it to activate the doomsday machine. The effect is destruction in several areas in our universe. Olivia tries to bring Peter to her universe to stop Walternate but she fails. Meanwhile Peter convinces Walter that he might be capable to turn off the machine and he does not succeed in his intent.

"6:02 AM EST" is another intriguing episode of "Fringe" now that the doomsday machine has been activated. What will happen to both universes? What will Sam Weiss do? What has happened to Peter? Looking forward to see the next episode. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "6:02 AM EST"

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22 April 2011 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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16:9 HD
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