Crime, Drama, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller
FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham, brilliant but formerly institutionalized scientist Walter Bishop and his scheming, reluctant son Peter uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a part of a larger, more disturbing pattern that blurs the line between science fiction and technology.
Aired 12 years ago - May 12, 2009
Setting the stage for the dramatic and revealing first season finale are a sudden and unexpected attack on someone with close ties to Fringe Division, the return of bioterrorist David Robert Jones and the inexplicable disappearance of Walter. Find
out more about the mysterious events surrounding our trio when questions are answered, observations made, loyalties are tested and the elusive William Bell is finally introduced.
He wandered off again. Yeah.
Peter. I'm sorry
that I was so hard on him.
Let's just say this treatment doesn't
fall under any HMO.
William was a father figure to him.
A respected mentor.
Dying from the teleportation
from his prison break.
...die with him.
The extent of my injuries
was greatly exaggerated.
- This is Broyles.
- It's me.
...I'd rather go up there
and bring him back myself.
Stop playing games with me.
Tell me where he is...
- Like Dorothy going to Oz?
- Well, Walter calls it an alternate reality.
- It's Francis.
Walter, where are you...? Walter...
Where are you going?
Which meant that you were here.
I know where it is.
...connected to science, biology
or unexplained phenomenon.
- So, what does it mean?
- I think I may know.
But the question, of course, was...
...then I could take from there
what I had lost here.
What do you mean, "until recently"?
Actually, more a patch.
They all go back more than 15 years.
And to calm yourself,
to forget what you were going through...
Walter. Hey, Walter. Stay here.
- Agent Dunham, it's Nina Sharp.
Aired 12 years ago - May 05, 2009
Olivia experiences "awake dreams," seeing elaborate visions of things not really there. While investigating a disturbing case of a woman who apparently spontaneously combusted, Olivia throws caution to the wind and explores her unexplained visions
further. Meanwhile, Walter discusses key information about the Z.F.T. manifesto, and Peter reveals a secret that yields unexpected results in the case.
Show and tell, apparently.
...but there is no such chapter.
It is missing.
Who you gonna call?
...if you have something to offer,
now would be the time.
- Agent Farnsworth, take a note of that.
- We're not good at releasing it.
You changed your office.
Are you seriously suggesting
Okay. Let's just hope
that she has her dental records on file.
- Walter. We found a match on the victim.
in the prime of her life...
It has to be Frankenberry,
that's what I ate back then.
...but it still doesn't explain
why Susan Pratt blew up.
Attention, all citizens.
Evacuate the area now.
Take it from me.
This is an illusion, because every day,
life presents us with an array of choices.
I'm just like you.
I am a citizen in search of the truth.
This was one of his test subjects.
- And you all know this because?
- I am the son of Sarek.
...about me having these visions
for a reason.
You want me to submit
for a psych exam?
I was wondering where we were
on the Susan Pratt case.
...who went missing 11 years ago.
You think she's starting fires
like her sister?
I was about to take my bath.
Here's the deal. Walter, the project
that I've been working on...
...that we can hear.
- You sound just like him.
It's okay. I already have
a digital scan of the glass.
The poor dear.
Open the door.
I just need you to focus the heat
away from us.
Okay, I think you got
all of that, Walter.
Just like Nick Lane.
I don't know.
Aired 12 years ago - Apr 28, 2009
The Fringe Division is on the case when severely mutilated bodies drained of spinal cord fluid begin to pile up. After their investigation leads them to a scientist (guest star Jefferson Mays) with possible ties to the Z.F.T. bioterrorist cell, they
are shocked to discover the identity and motive of the killer. When the kills occur with increasing frequency, Olivia, Peter and Walter go to desperate lengths to stop them.
Two Singles Together
was the answer for us.
We are doing Science Center.
I've just been called into work.
I can cross off the menu for life.
But no, there are no vampires, sadly.
...but I was wondering if you were
satisfied with your divorce attorney.
The C2 cervical vertebrae is connected
to the C3 cervical vertebrae.
See, isn't this fun?
...can procure samples of bacteria
and viruses for their research.
Federal agents. You're under arrest.
Enough to know they're using the world
as a testing ground for experiments.
I want you to get her back.
- Proves nothing.
- I'm inclined to agree with Agent Francis.
They're burning five times
Topically as a local anesthetic.
That the minor's mental and physical
well-being would be best served...
they didn't kidnap my wife...
Charlie's running a check
on the body found in the Mustang.
There he goes.
When she kills, it's simply...
- To who?
- Other scientists.
That won't be a problem.
Come on, man, just trust me.
Well, that makes one of us.
Founder of Massive Dynamic.
- Not much.
Should it prove effective,
it will no doubt work on humans as well.
She wouldn't recognize me...
Look, I need more time
to make the cure.
The rat's body has rejected the cure.
Gently, gently, gently.
That look says more than just,
"I wish I hadn't have let him drive."
Aired 12 years ago - Apr 21, 2009
Olivia dreams about a suicide as the event really happens at Grand Central Station; shocking information about the Z.F.T. manuscript is revealed.
Aired 12 years ago - Apr 14, 2009
As animal rights activists ransack a laboratory, they get more than they bargained for when one of the caged “animals” unleashes a ferocious appetite. Leaving grotesquely mutilated dead bodies in its wake, the scientifically engineered beast with
the body of a lion, claws of an eagle, fangs of a viper, skin of a rhinoceros and tail of a serpent attacks Charlie. With Charlie’s life on the line, Walter must come face-to-face with both his past and the beast.
- Experimenting on animals is a crime.
- Somebody shut her up. Ahh!
That is hardly the point. I nearly
washed my face in a sink of acid.
Spread of the digit, V-shaped,
it's too wide for one of those creatures.
- So how well do you know Chris?
- Oh, you know, okay.
So this thing had the claws of a lion
and the fangs of a snake?
Astrid, let's look up labs in the area
that do research with animals and...
Monster must be housewife
Just want her to be safe.
- What was it?
Walter, I think that
that's enough for the moment.
And a really bad idea.
...were attacked and killed
near this facility last night?
As I'm sure you can probably imagine,
the cleanup never ends.
Some Mahler for the late nights,
- Is this the creature?
In Boston. Where does a mountain lion
come from in Boston?
Walter. Walter, calm down.
Yeah, exactly what I was looking for.
The poison killed the larvae,
but also poisoned Charlie's blood.
Oh, and the best part about it
is it's got this amazing yard.
- We're making progress.
- No, it's not okay.
Yeah, this time in a public park
- Will you excuse us for a minute?
- Dr. Swift.
Do you really want his death
on your conscience?
Swift confessed. This monster
has nothing to do with your work.
- I'm lost.
- Bats have a unique immune system.
We do have something
that it is interested in.
...in the creature, then, yes,
I believe we can successfully lure it.
That will conduct the sound
Sonia and I,
we've been talking a lot lately...
Aired 12 years ago - Apr 07, 2009
Just seconds before a building is demolished, a mysterious mute child that has been living alone underground is discovered. When the FBI’s Fringe Division investigates, the boy forms an unspoken connection with Agent Olivia Dunham. Meanwhile, an
especially gruesome serial killer resurfaces and showcases his “artistry” by displaying his work publicly. As the boy gradually assimilates into a new environment, Olivia and the team must race against the clock to prevent the mad man from causing further massacre.
I'll call you back.
It was determined they'd been
sealed shut for at least 70 years.
We need to deprive him of oxygen.
It's a good pain.
Yeah, she is.
No, no, no. I'm not a medical doctor.
I was a patient.
Charlie got a call from the local P.D.
about the Artist.
This part of the park's empty
this time of year.
The killing bears
all of the Artist's trademarks.
You said that, that place
had been sealed off for decades.
- That's a beautiful dog.
- Thank you.
When I was a kid,
I used to live on these.
Have you been able to find out
anything more about him?
Shh. It's gonna be okay.
I followed a lead that didn't pan out.
There's no way
we could have known, Liv.
...or how he's doing any of this?
- I believe I know how he's doing it.
I'm sure Agent Dunham
knows what a penis looks like.
Is there anything it can't do?
We'll have him talking in no time.
You can turn the music off now,
He's with the CIA's Directorate
of Science and Technology.
We were hoping that the blood
under the second victim's fingernails...
Couple years ago, I was working as
a floor sweeper at a meat-packing plant.
Turn the machine off right now.
- Will that be a problem?
- No, but...
We got him wrapped up in a blanket.
He's doing okay. You find anything?
...he's emotionally bonded to you,
Aired 12 years ago - Feb 10, 2009
German agents question Olivia about her “relationship” with David Robert Jones, an escaped prisoner questioned months earlier now living in the U.S. The Fringe Division investigates a threatening case where victims die faceless from their orifices suddenly sealing.
...based on what would happen next,
you'd likely wish you hadn't.
there have been sacrifices.
Okay, so, Tommie, you were right.
- Someone help! He can't breathe!
- Someone call an ambulance!
His prior conditions were
high cholesterol and a weak bladder.
Any scientific clue
to reveal what caused...
So I told her she owed me one.
Five dollars I can name
at least one item on your nightstand.
Warehouse building in Austin
leased to Jones' attorney.
- And he just turned himself in.
- Two hours ago.
I don't think that's
what you're saying, is it?
The thing was never published. It was
never even proofed, but check this out.
...metallic ballpoint pen,
and an eyeglass-repair kit.
- Nothing criminal.
Move in closer on this.
I wanna record every twitch.
Perhaps this task I have for you could
lead to something that might help me.
...that guy from the newsstand died.
He won't say where or when.
"It'll be ready when it's ready,
and not a moment before."
"We think we understand reality.
But our universe is only one of many.
You are holding an evaluation system,
a series of tests...
The object of the test is
to shut down the lights...
I know you believe that
there's some war coming...
- The task is hardly impossible.
- I will not let people die...
I mean, the very implications of it...
...but in the meantime, he's actually
expecting me to be able to do it.
...so Dr. Bell abandoned his research
on Cortexiphan in 1983.
...to stop whatever you're planning.
- That was always the deal.
Contact the weather service.
We need to map the fallout pattern.
- We gotta go.
- There's one way to disable...
I didn't do anything...
You wanna go get a drink or five?
I've seen you with a whiskey bottle.
Aired 12 years ago - Feb 03, 2009
When the Fringe Division delves into another bizarre occurrence aboard an international jumbo jet, freakish remains are discovered at the crash site. Memories tip the team toward some promising leads, but the bigger picture and mysterious threat eludes them. With limited options and insufficient intelligence, Olivia and Peter go undercover.
- Go wash that off, okay?
I am your sister and I have told you every
excruciating detail of my failed marriage.
So why are we here?
Shouldn't NTSB be taking point?
Copies of the manifest and passports.
One child is the typical.
People, we got something.
Daniel Hicks. He owns an import-export
company based in Chelsea.
In one of these flashes I saw him
with Marshall Bowman.
Mostly French, 18th and 19th century.
...and this is the unintended result.
We must have been dosed.
- If you don't ask Harris, I'll ask myself.
- I said, stop.
The small amount of information
we were able to gather...
...is exactly where or when
the sale is going to take place.
Now here come the last five steps.
Because he's curious.
And he sells them to the highest bidder.
The truth is they were,
they are, government agents.
The same virus
responsible for Flight 718.
Per regulations, no raid will be ordered...
Anderson, okay, got it. What else?
It's why the purchase price is so high.
- Shut your mouth.
- Ernesto is sick.
- Check the other room.
- Stay down!
As far as this department is concerned,
he was a traitor.
Where is everyone?
Then we need to do this now.
Aired 12 years ago - Jan 27, 2009
Olivia, Walter and Peter are called in to investigate the death of a car salesman who was found in a pool of "goo," exactly like another man across the country. When Walter discovers that the "goo" is brain matter, the trio tries to figure out how
the killer can liquefy human brains. As the deaths pile up, the investigation reveals a common thread linking the victims together in an unthinkable manner. Meanwhile, Olivia is horrified when the case places a loved one in harm's way
I used to make a joke that Darwin's
thinking was rather unevolved.
When I know there's something bizarre
out there, I just don't know what it is.
...try to get a few syllables out
about his day.
He can be rotated onto his back now.
Be sure to check
his floppy disks as well.
Can you think of anyone
who may have wanted to hurt Greg?
From what I was able to pull...
...to the teenager
and explain what happened here.
Trot, trot to Lynn
Okay, we're definitely cutting back
on the sugar intake.
Charlie's taking them back.
Gonna keep an eye on the apartment...
The victim, Greg Wiles,
was found in front of his computer too.
To do what?
It's sad, actually. He just got married
last year to a Miriam Dempsey.
- She caught me.
- Oh, I see.
I need you to get to
Brian Dempsey's house. Luke's father.
That's an order.
I need to hear that call.
I understand him,
sometimes more than I want to.
Did you actually do it?
Actually kill Greg from here?
Why should you care
whether I live or die?
- You okay?
- I'm okay.
If you need to end the conversation
for any reason, you just say the word.
And I've always wanted to ask,
was there anything else I could know?
I'll tell you everything
I remember about our time together.
Aired 12 years ago - Jan 20, 2009
Olivia's sister, Rachel (Ari Graynor), visits; Walter, Peter and Olivia try to solve the murder of an esteemed epidemiologist, which may be linked to Olivia's abduction.
Aired 12 years ago - Dec 02, 2008
The team is called in on a bank robbery similar to other robberies in the area but this particular bank has the thief embedded inside the steel wall of the bank. Somehow the thieves have found a way to defy the law of physics. Walter thinks they're
after something of his. As the investigation deepens it all comes to a head when the thieves ambush one of the team.
This is Phillip Broyles with Homeland
Security. Have him call me soon.
- We should've tried to get him.
- How we doing?
- All around the world, in every city.
- If anyone knows that, it's you.
And two, it renders any fatherly
judgments you may have of me moot.
- However, I will be filing an appeal.
- You spoke to my people?
I'm afraid I have some bad news.
Raul's friend from Pendleton, John.
You have no idea
what you're capable of, Peter.
Are you okay?
...but we're in a race against
So far, some rice and a bunch of toys.
Raul Lugo was a good kid
before the military.
This is my brother, Rick.
- Yeah, well, I'm not surprised.
- Why not?
I'll do what I can.
I'll have an answer for you in an hour.
- You got it?
If I was a child today,
I would be diagnosed with something.
...to help you fall asleep:
233, 377, 610.
It was before the accident in the lab.
Yes, but not about banks.
Something remarkable, actually.
Excuse me, Dr. Miller?
But until then,
you'll have to excuse me.
These are the V.A. visitor logs.
These men were recruited.
...sensors that detect fractional
variances in ambient temperature.
Scrub down and take your shots.
I want this box open now.
Call her out, would you? I got an idea.
...and coma phase
you're gonna hit in a couple days.
- What field?
- I don't know!
Doctors didn't know what it was.
The closest diagnosis was hepea.
...to cross the time-space continuum
and retrieve Alfred Gross...
We're good to go.
Aired 12 years ago - Nov 25, 2008
The team is called in to investigate why a man jumps out a window because he thinks he's being attacked by butterflies. Olivia gets some breaks in solving the case from her former partner and that she is so desperate to rid herself of him that she
demands to go back into the tank. Meanwhile, some former friends and current foes of Peter find out that he's back in Boston.
Aired 12 years ago - Nov 18, 2008
Walter thinks the abduction of a young music prodigy is linked back to his old bunkmate at St. Claire's Hospital. When he kidnaps the child he see's a sequence of flashing lights. Olivia wants Walter to return to the mental institution much to Peter's outcry, but Walter's determination to help ends up having chilling ramifications.
...and his son, the woman
and her car were suddenly gone.
If we're looking at a serial abduction...
We're wasting time. We need to find Ben.
He was in a coma for six days,
and when he woke up...
Not the government.
...not the colors. The green and red.
Anyone ready for lunch?
Here's the thing. The car was recovered,
but the body was never found.
I guess that would depend on whether...
Any specific things that Kim
might remember about the abduction...
What is it that both Ben and Dashiell
are trying to solve?
I respect your discretion,
provided you respect mine.
...and ask your questions.
I'd rather not go.
I'm sorry. I'm sorry, I can't help you.
...he strikes me
as one of the sanest people I know.
Okay, 7 a.m.
So, Peter King, Peter Knight.
Every gas station
from Middletown to Rochester...
It's okay, Bean.
You're doing great, honey.
Stop! What are you doing to her?
It was so beautiful.
...all the while, trying to suck
the answer she wanted out of my head.
...starting businesses and failing,
and then running away...
Excuse me, ma'am.
I'm Special Agent Francis, with the FBI.
...but I need space.
Aired 12 years ago - Nov 11, 2008
When a strange parasite attaches itself to the internal organs of a dying FBI agent, Olivia suspects a connection to the Pattern; Peter and Walter tap into a dead man's brain waves.
Aired 12 years ago - Oct 21, 2008
The team investigates a woman that re-appears after weeks of being missing with a rare disease. She also inexplicably causes pain and death to the people she meets. During the investigation, dangerous level of radiation are detected. Walter obsesses about cotton candy; Peter strikes a deal with Nina Sharp; and a truth about Olivia is discovered.
Aired 12 years ago - Oct 14, 2008
The team investigate the case of a man who can project electricity... and is at the center of a series of strange deaths involving electricity.
Aired 12 years ago - Sep 30, 2008
Broyles calls in the team to investigate a deadly explosion and its source: a strange cylinder unharmed despite the destruction. Olivia determines that the same cylinder, or a similar one, is responsible for similar events in widely diverse locations.
Aired 12 years ago - Sep 23, 2008
The team investigates a bus full of dead commuters that appear to be fossilized and uncover a man who has visions of pattern-related disturbances before they happen; Dr. Bishop requests a piano in the lab to help him process data.
And their passing away
was thought an affliction...
It's my medication.
...just use something conventional
like plastic explosives, pipe bomb?
Will you play it for me?
So who is she?
...the East Coast representatives
of a Nicaraguan drug cartel.
Uh, there's a, uh, brother
she doesn't talk to.
Tip got called in
from a priest over at St. Anne's.
Based on the evidence,
every one of them was either drawn...
I might suspect that you, yourself,
were somehow responsible.
...I know that this sounds crazy...
...began roughly when we became aware
of the Pattern.
...a small group of people
responsible for these events.
I'd be skeptical of anything
coming from Nina, but in this case...
I suppose you'll need to trust me.
- What's happening?
- No idea.
- Uh, hmm, no. Perhaps '79.
- Fantastic. That's very helpful.
If no other government
knew the spectrum existed...
He was a sophomore volunteering
for psych experiments.
Next slide, please.
So, if Roy's
receiving this frequency...
Taking any medications,
prescribed or illicit?
...catch the guys
that killed those people on the bus?
I'm going to attempt to move them
to those regions which process sound.
Uh, I'm... I'm tasting, uh, dirt.
- My Latin's admittedly a bit fuzzy.
- Okay, keep going.
She was hiding it in her hand.
and put your hands in the air now.
All that trouble for this.
...three are incidents
we haven't been aware of.
It felt really nice to be able to help.
Aired 12 years ago - Sep 16, 2008
Olivia, along with Peter and Walter Bishop, investigates the strange death of a woman who had an even stranger child. The woman was pregnant for only hours, yet the baby she birthed was fully developed - and also aged eighty years in the span of a few minutes. Olivia asks Nina Sharp of Massive Dynamic for help.
While the details are still coming in,
it appears to be another anomaly...
...whose history of questionable
business practices verge on fraud.
Peter Bishop? I'm Phillip Broyles,
Department of Homeland Security.
Did the baby survive?
We're checking those now.
- Do you see what I'm doing here?
Hey. I think I actually
got something to sample in here.
Hey. Car's right here.
Each time, he'd kill five young women
within a few days.
You wanna open up
a 12-year-old serial case.
I'll get you the case files.
Those windows have
a really great view of the bridge.
Which I suppose I deserve.
He'd perform surgery on his victims,
remove the pituitary gland...
Although he suffered from severe
...I remembered from when I was a boy.
The central endocrine gland
has been removed."
You two should be aware of this.
The FBI came to see me today.
Yes. Although I was referring...
...at the moment of death,
and the last images she saw with it.
The corporate mind
always looks for quid pro quo.
And, of course, the joy of being a female
in a traditionally male line of work.
Goggles, all of you.
Do not look directly into the light.
I used to live in Dighton. That's, um...
What are we looking for, exactly?
- Stay there.
- That's just not gonna happen.
Tell him we need field assist.
Tell him to ping the GPS for the location.
Unfortunately, I don't have a defibrillator.
- It's not working.
- Well, you'll have to crank it.
Our weapons technologies shape
the Defense Department's strategies.
Every aspect of these investigations
is strictly classified.
I told her you were gonna
give me a raise.
Aired 12 years ago - Sep 09, 2008
When all the passengers on a plane die, FBI agent Olivia Dunham investigates the events and her partner almost dies. A desperate Olivia looks for help from Dr. Walter Bishop who has been institutionalized. Olivia, Dr. Bishop and his son Peter begin to discover what really happened on Flight 627 and begin to uncover a larger truth.
They entered our airspace radio-silent.
Members from each agency
on the starting line as follows:
...it's better not to introduce
any additional contaminants.
...from having any visitors,
with the exception of immediate family.
Around these parts,
traditional increasingly means irrelevant.
I can have you on a return flight here
in four days...
...twisted, abusive, brilliant,
myopic son-of-a-bitch on the planet.
Do you want me to make it?
Because I've got my phone in my pocket.
Well, uh, the assistants
had bits and pieces.
...is a by-product of a remarkable
and robust professionalism.
- A what?
- A cow.
It's possible that whatever
affected that plane...
And you know what's great about that
is that it's completely insane.
Charlie, we don't have 48 hours.
I need you to get to Bell.
...but it appears he was willing
to sacrifice his own brother.
...were developed and manufactured
by Massive Dynamic...
I'm picking you up. I need your father
to get information he needs...
I have nothing to say.
- Tell me the chemicals now.
- Hey, stop. You can't.
Bishop says it'll be a while,
but that it's looking auspicious.
...as if someone's experimenting,
only the world is their lab.