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The Day We Died 

Peter successfully enters the machine with Olivia's help, and is transported to the future days where Walternate's universe is the one which has been destroyed. Walter learns about the ... See full summary »


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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
Michael Cerveris ... September
Brad Dourif ... Moreau
Ryan McDonald ... Brandon Fayette / Alternate Brandon Fayette
Emily Meade ... Ella Dunham
Jackie Blackmore ... ND Agent #2
Jeremy Guilbaut ... ND Agent
Kevin Kruchkywich ... Tactical Officer (as Kevin James)
Lea Kovach Lea Kovach ... Nurse #2
Eugene Lipinski ... December


Peter successfully enters the machine with Olivia's help, and is transported to the future days where Walternate's universe is the one which has been destroyed. Walter learns about the origins of the machine and its ultimate purpose and sends back Peter to change his choice but gets lost in time warp. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

6 May 2011 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


This episode takes place on May 20, 2026. See more »


We are told Peter Bishop is 10 years old in 1985, yet when he is being treated by the EMT he is reported as being 42; in 2026 he should be in his 50s. See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening titles are gray, and feature new fringe science topics: futuristic concepts such as "brain porting" and "clonal transplantation", but also "hope" and "water". See more »


Referenced in The Flash: Rupture (2016) See more »


Symphony No.3 - 2. Lento e Largo. Tranquillissimo
Written by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Performed by Dawn Upshaw and London Sinfonietta
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The Purpose of Peter
25 March 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In 2026, only our universe has survived after the destruction of the parallel universe but with damages since they were inextricably linked together. The Fringe Division uses amber to contain the vortices and are investigating the terrorist group called "End of Dayers" led by Moreau that are creating more vortices. When a cylinder is retrieved by the Fringe Division, Peter asks Broyles to release Walter to help to understand how it works. Soon he finds that it is an advanced technology and Peter meets Walternate that promises him that he will suffer a pain for what he has done destroying his universe. Soon he kills Peter's beloved wife Olivia and Walter tells that there is a chance to change Peter's decision in 2011. Will his plan work?

"The Day We Died" is one of the most intriguing episode of "Fringe". After the activation of the doomsday machine by Peter, it would be difficult to have a next season of "Fringe". However the writers succeeded in changing the present and produce one of the best episodes. What will happen to Peter? Will the plan of team-up people from both universes work? What will be the enemy in this season? And what will be the consequence of the the comment of the Observers in the end of the show? My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "The Day We Die"

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