Fringe (2008–2013)
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The latest broadcast on a numbers station transmits amnesia to its listeners. Walter clashes with Peter over Peter's work on the machine from alternate Earth.


Joe Chappelle


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 / Olivia Dunham
Joshua Jackson ... Peter Bishop
Lance Reddick ... Phillip Broyles
Blair Brown ... Nina Sharp
Jasika Nicole ... Astrid Farnsworth
John Noble ... Dr. Walter Bishop
Kevin Weisman ... Gemini / Joseph Feller
Ryan McDonald ... Alternate Brandon Fayette
Clark Middleton ... Edward Markham
Mark Acheson ... Murray Harkins
Raúl Herrera ... Bomb Tech (as Raul Herrera)
Rena Kawabata Rena Kawabata ... State Trooper
Paula Lindberg ... Becky Woomer
Minh Ly ... Dan Liang
Daniel Martin ... Foreman


When several persons are affected with amnesia by a broadcast, the Fringe Division is assigned to investigate the case. Soon they locate the station that broadcast the signal and Dr. Bishop brings a mysterious box they found to his laboratory to study it. Peter goes to a library with Olivia and their friend Edward Markham gives a rare book about "The First People" from an advanced civilization to them. They learn that the broadcast numbers are the same they find in the book. Meanwhile Walter is upset with the Peter that is studying the Doomsday Machine. When Astrid deciphers the code, they discovers that they are coordinates. What is the secret of the mysterious coordinates? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

11 November 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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The glyphs for this episode spell out: DECAY See more »


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Peter Bishop: Just tell us what you know about the stations.
Ed Markham: First of all, they're as old as dirt. They say when Marconi invented the radio, the first thing he heard was the numbers, like they were floating around in space just waiting for someone to listen.
Peter Bishop: You're trying to tell me that Marconi picked up a transmission before humans invented the technology to send one?
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I Should Care
Written by Bill Evans
Performed by Bill Evans
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Unoriginal story, déjà vu elements, freaky guest, questionable Fauxlivia, interesting father and son relationship, exciting cliffhanger
15 January 2011 | by igoatabaseSee all my reviews

Fringe's format works as long as the episodic story is good. That's why I was slightly disappointed by this installment. Indeed after three rocking scripts 6955 kHz's one felt conventional and nearly boring. Radio frequencies and number sequences are elements that have been used over and over. An idea is not dated as long as its execution is exciting but this time it wasn't the case. In the end we don't even know if the injured individuals recovered. Still they made the right move when hiring the actor who portrayed the freak of the week. As a newcomer I didn't even know who he was so the investigation outcome surprised me. However Fauxlivia's behavior is starting to annoy me because with all the mistakes she has made so far I'm amazed that the others haven't figured her out. It should be the case considering her situation mirrors Olivia's one in the parallel universe. I also question Anna Torv's acting because her facial expressions are not subtle enough. She should better fake emotions, it would definitely make her character more believable. But her spy skills are good enough and I wonder how they'll be able to uncover her true identity. As usual Walter Bishop's dialogs were very interesting and for once they also took good care of his complex relationship with Peter. Last but not least the cliffhanger was a direct connection to the next episode so I can't see anyone who could resist The Abducted. However I really hope that they'll swing things a little bit because some ingredients have already been used far too many times.

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