Fringe (2008–2013)
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An Enemy of Fate 

As the Observers close in, Walter and September desperately work to complete the plan, but one obstacle after another hinders their progress.

Director:

J.H. Wyman

Writers:

J.J. Abrams (created by), Alex Kurtzman (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Torv ... Olivia Dunham
Joshua Jackson ... Peter Bishop
Jasika Nicole ... Astrid Farnsworth
John Noble ... Dr. Walter Bishop
Michael Cerveris ... September
Michael Kopsa ... Captain Windmark
Shaun Smyth ... Anil
Lance Reddick ... Phillip Broyles
Ian Butcher ... Observer on Street #2
Thomas Cadrot ... Young Resistance Fighter
Bruce Crawford ... Loyalist Driver in Hummer (as Bruce Macnab Crawford)
Charlie Gallant Charlie Gallant ... Loyalist Guard at Desk
Abagayle Hardwick ... Young Etta
Ryan Hesp ... Butterfly Observer
Howie Lai ... Loyalist Guard in Hummer #2 (as Howard Lai)
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Storyline

September asks December to bring an initiating reactor to complete the time machine. Then he meets Walter, Peter, Olivia and Astrid and explains how the device works. Peter finds a farewell video tape from Walter addressed to him. Olivia and Astrid go to December's apartment to bring the initiating reactor but they find him hanged and the part taken by Loyalists and The Observers. Astrid suggests to use an Observer shipping lane instead. Olivia and Peter go to the Observer's headquarters and use chemical gas to retrieve a control cube to use the shipping lane. They also rescue Broyles that was interrogated by Windmark. Now they start to set in motion the plan to defeat The Observers. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2013 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The coded glyphs at the commercial break spell CLOSE. See more »

Goofs

Earlier in the series we learned that Peter almost drowned in a car accident but was saved by "September". In this episode Peter and Olivia make sure that the "Observers" would never exist. The last scene of the series show Peter and Olivia in a park with their baby. If the "Observers" never existed, it means that "September" could never have saved Peter from drowning and, if he could not have saved him, it means that Peter would have died in that car accident and would never have met Olivia. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Walter Bishop: It's a beautiful name.
Astrid Farnsworth: What is?
Dr. Walter Bishop: Astrid.
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Soundtracks

End Title Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Michael Giacchino
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Lesson in Hubris
19 June 2017 | by paraduxSee all my reviews

Take a hit show produced by one of the most successful and powerful men in Hollywood, generate four seasons that are almost perfect, and then in the fifth season simply .... lose your s**t. And you have a lesson in Hubris.

Without S05 Fringe could have been one of the top 10 series ever. Now every review or blog I write always contains the caution STOP AT THE END OF S04.

S05 is so awful (with each episode getting progressively worse) that if you were not already a fan and you started here, you would never become a fan.

God-awful.

Want to see the RIGHT way to close out a series - watch the last season of Banshee.


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