Fringe (2008–2013)
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Peter grapples with the aftermath of recent events as Olivia desperately searches for an ally. Meanwhile, the Fringe Team discovers a critical device that communicates between universes.


Brad Anderson


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





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Torv ... Olivia Dunham / Alternate Olivia Dunham
Joshua Jackson ... Peter Bishop
Lance Reddick ... Phillip Broyles / Alternate Phillip Broyles
Blair Brown ... Nina Sharp (credit only)
Jasika Nicole ... Astrid Farnsworth / Alternate Astrid Farnsworth
John Noble ... Dr. Walter Bishop / Walternate
John Cassini ... The Librarian
Seth Gabel ... Alternate Lincoln Lee
Ryan McDonald ... Alternate Brandon Fayette
Primo Allon ... Alt. Bartender
Stefan Arngrim ... Store Owner
Julie Brar ... FBI EMT
Luke Camilleri ... Luke
Demord Dann Demord Dann ... Uniformed Cop #1
Michele Goyns ... Young Woman


The alternate Olivia feels that has failed to understand the Greek sentence spoken by Peter and she dopes him to flee. She sends a message requesting to return to the alternate universe. Peter, Walter and Broyles chase Olivia and they find the typewriter store in Bronx. They discover that she is going to train station in Newark and Broyles sends the FBI and the police to the station. Meanwhile, in the parallel universe, Broyles feels in debt with Olivia and decides to help her to return to her universe with tragic consequences. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

2 December 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When Springsteen station flashes into Penn Station, an Observer is standing next to the sign on the left. See more »


When "Fauxlivia" receives the message instructing her where to go for extraction, the amount of the paper sticking up from the typewriter increases between when it stops typing and when she pulls it out to read it. See more »


Dr. Walter Bishop: It's all because of that temptress; she tricked my son with her carnal manipulations, and he fell right into her vagenda.
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Fringe Main Title Theme
Written by J.J. Abrams
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Realistic character development, twisted format, breathless story, numerous jaw dropping scenes
15 January 2011 | by igoatabaseSee all my reviews

Entrada, the parallel invasion. A brilliant historical reference to Spanish conquistadors. However Fringe's space cowboys and indians are not all good or evil. As Walternate explained in Amber 31422 nature is not all black or white, it's about balance and imbalance. Therefore most characters are broken and seemed almost extracted from a Picasso painting. It's specially true for Fauxlivia as the shapeshifter told her she would fail because of her human emotions. She cares about Peter, so she can't get the job done. This 8th installment took place right after The Abducted's "Good night sleep" cliffhanger. How would you respond to such a call ? Your partner is someone else. To tell the truth I didn't really like the writers approach, revealing who Fauxlivia is instead of letting Peter and the others find it all by themselves. But in a way it makes sense because it's easy to get blinded by our heart. With such a wicked event I was really wondering how they would develop the parallel arc. An other episodic story ? Far from it ! Entrada's format was quite similar to Lost's The Last Recruit. Fauxlivia and Olivia were both featured and their respective sides were developed in parallel. However the difference is that their universes are linked so their arcs could only collide. The constant switches between both worlds were well rendered and the action never confusing. One minute it's blue, the next it's red. How refreshing and exciting ! The episode was also filled with intense and twisted scenes. One should also shock you and Marionette, the next installment, should decelerate our heartbeat but definitely shaken our minds. Fringe has found its equilibrium. War or peace ? It's coming.

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