Fringe (2008–2013)
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Letters of Transit 

In the future, the Observers rule and humans that survived the purge serve them. There are still a small number of people fighting for the resistance, and one of them has discovered one of ... See full summary »


Joe Chappelle


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




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Torv ... Olivia Dunham (credit only)
Joshua Jackson ... Peter Bishop
Lance Reddick ... Phillip Broyles
Blair Brown ... Nina Sharp
Jasika Nicole ... Astrid Farnsworth
Seth Gabel ... Lincoln Lee (credit only)
John Noble ... Dr. Walter Bishop
Henry Ian Cusick ... Simon Foster
Georgina Haig ... Henrietta Bishop
Ben Cotton ... Impound Clerk
Michael Kopsa ... Captain Windmark
Bradley Stryker ... Rick
Marlo Franson ... Club Doorman
Juliet Jarikre Juliet Jarikre ... Kitty
Serge Jaswal ... Lead Tattie (as Sooraj Jaswal)


In the future, the Observers rule and humans that survived the purge serve them. There are still a small number of people fighting for the resistance, and one of them has discovered one of the original Fringe team in the form of Walter protected in amber. As the resistance attempts to get rid of the Observers, we get a glimpse into a rather dark dystopian future. Written by kamas716

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(at around 21 mins) Walter says: "I am not a number, I am a free man!" This is a direct quote from, and reference to, the show, The Prisoner. Number 6, played by Patrick McGoohan, often says this in the village. See more »


A seam line on the amber in which Walter was encased can be seen on the back side edge of the block. See more »


Dr. Walter Bishop: I am not a number. I am a free man.
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Crazy Credits

Opening text which scrolled upward on screen: 'They came from the future. At first, they only watched. Arriving at key moments in human history. We called them OBSERVERS. But in 2015 they stopped watching... and seized control. Citizen uprisings proved bloody and futile. Those who survived became known as "Natives." In an attempt to show their allegiance, some Native factions became "Loyalists" and were marked by the OBSERVERS. The original FRINGE TEAM fought the invasion, but was quickly defeated. FRINGE DIVISION was allowed to continue at a reduced capacity, but only to police the Natives. The resistance was quickly overcome ...or so they thought.' [the word "OBSERVERS" was written in red text, while all other text was white against the black background.] See more »


References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


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Misplaced Episode
1 April 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In 2036, Earth is a totalitarian society ruled by The Observers. In 2015, they overthrown the governments and killed great part of the society in a purge. The Fringe Division only exists to control the "Natives" and The Observers are capable to read minds. The Fringe Agents Henrietta "Etta" Bishop and Simon Foster retrieve the amber- encased body of Walter Bishop, who also encased the Fringe team, to protect themselves from The Observers. They rescue Walter but he has brain damage; however Nina Sharp warns that parts of his brain are stored in the old Massive Dynamic building and may restore his capability. However the Fringe Division has tracked their movement and told The Observers. Will they succeed to escape?

"Letters of Transit" is a totally different and misplaced episode, giving the sensation of mistake on the Blu-Ray or DVD Boxes to the viewer. This will certainly be the promising theme of the Fifty Season, but the interruption of the lead story of the Fourth Season is deceptive. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Letters of Transit"

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20 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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