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Though it began as something of an imitation of the beloved science-fiction hit The X-Files, Fringe quickly demonstrated that it was much more than just a show devoted to examining the supernatural, metaphysical and scientific mysteries of the world through the eyes of its FBI team. The show is now considered to be a genuine sci-fi classic in its own right thanks to terrific episodic writing, outstanding acting and an over arching plot that includes the existence of multiple universes. Although it cannot boast the biggest audiences in television, those people who sit down every Friday night to watch Fringe are supremely devoted to the show.

Fringe's success is largely due to its stellar ensemble cast. John Noble leads the way as eccentric scientific genius Walter Bishop. Anna Torv carries an exceptionally difficult work load as FBI superstar Olivia Dunham, and Joshua Jackson portrays Olivia's love interest and Walter's son Peter Bishop. Most of the drama on the show is centered around these three major characters, but they are supported brilliantly by many others including Lance Reddick as Colonel Philip Broyles and Jasika Nicole as Agent Astrid Farnsworth. Legendary science-fiction actor Leonard Nimoy even makes a number of special appearances as the mysterious William Bell.

During the course of its four seasons on FOX, Fringe has built a loyal audience who love tuning into the program each week to see what sort of monster or oddity the Fringe team will be investigating. However, the most die-hard fans watch the program to learn more about the wonderfully-drawn characters, their relationships with each other and their relationships with the show's master storyline, which involves multiple universes in which subtle things are different. Although the show can be complicated at times, it rewards those who pay attention with some of the most thrilling action and astounding drama ever seen on the small screen.

Fringe will be leaving television screens after its fifth and final season, but it will surely live on through DVD viewings and syndicated showings. As more people become fans of the program, they inevitably encourage their friends and family members to watch, as well. This being the case, the show will surely live on for many years, even after its final episode airs. For four tremendous seasons, the characters of Fringe have compelled audiences with their stories, and though the show is set to take its final bow, viewers of the program will be happy they were able to spend an hour each week with the Fringe team.

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5 Seasons, 101 Episodes - Canceled
September 9, 2008
Drama, Science Fiction
8.5/10
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Fringe Full Episode Guide

  • The series finale comes to a shocking and climatic conclusion.

  • The exciting worlds of "Fringe" reveal a mind-blowing ending as the team engages in one final battle.

  • Walter hopes to find out more about the elusive figure Donald and enters the deprivation tank. Captain Windmark embarks on a critical mission.

  • As the countdown to the climactic series finale nears, the Fringe team is racing against the clock to save the world. As Peter, Olivia, Astrid and Walter scramble to tap into a key piece of the puzzle to defeat the Observers, they enlist the aid of Nina Sharp who orchestrates a plan.

  • Walter takes an LSD trip down memory lane in an attempt to triumph over the Observers. Meanwhile, Peter and Olivia follow a mysterious signal to the woods, where they discover an unimaginable scene.

  • Olivia becomes acquainted with a woman who is like an oracle, as she works to locate an important piece of equipment for Walter; Peter is in trouble as he watches Windmark.

  • As the fight for the future intensifies, a member of the Fringe team orchestrates a Fringe event of his own.

  • One of the members of the Fringe team assumes a new position. Walter depends on the developing leads he's following to find out important information needed to fight against the Observers.

  • The Fringe team deals with the aftermath of devastating events, and a key member makes an unexpected move.

  • When the Fringe team follows a lead into a hostile and heavily guarded location, Phillip Broyles appears...but can he be trusted?

  • The team run into a group of people in the forest dedicated to recording the history of mankind.

  • The Fringe team go to Walter's old lab at Harvard searching for information that could help their current rebellion against the Observer overlords.

  • In the season premiere, Peter is reunited with his daughter, together they go out to find out what happened to his wife.

  • In the fourth season finale, the Fringe team works diligently to prevent a catastrophic event that threatens the lives of everyone.

  • A mysterious Fringe event creates spontaneous combustion and forces Walter to confront his past while the Fringe team faces off against David Robert Jones to save the world, or worlds.

  • Both sides fight for a common cause; there are shocking developments tied to the Cortexiphan children.

  • Time springs forward to 2036, when the Observers and the Fringe team engage in a game-changing battle.

  • Walter goes to an alternate universe the help investigate a Fringe event that is connected to both worlds.

  • Lincoln travels to the other side to team up with Bolivia and his own alternate, as they search for a vigilante with an unexpected link to the shapeshifters.

  • Peter gets deja vu when the team faces a new case. Strangely, it takes place in this world.

  • Following the recent shocking revelations and emotional events, Peter considers his options as the Fringe team investigates a killer targeting love.

  • Peter and the Fringe team take extraordinary measures as pivotal events unfold.

  • As the Fringe team investigates a mentally ill patient who appears to be connected to a series of murders, disturbing clues and connections are revealed that lead Olivia to some shocking revelations.

  • Peter, Olivia, and Walter are confronted with a mysterious and terrifying Fringe event as they get trapped in a town with no opportunities for escape.

  • Astrid is surprised when her Alternate visits. Meanwhile, Peter and Olivia search for a killer who is using a toxin that has yet to be invented. Both universes collide in a case that pushes the boundaries of what is possible.

  • Olivia tries to deal with the ominous warning from the Observers.

  • Peter's visit to the Other Side intensifies as the alternate Fringe division battles against a formidable new foe in a desperate race against the clock.

  • Olivia and Lincoln take extreme measures to deal with the looming threat from the translucent shapeshifters, while helping Peter find his way home. Something "over there" occurs that hasn't happened since the universes were linked at the end of last season.

  • The team attempts to find a pattern between the tragic time loop anomalies.

  • Chaos occurs when the translucent shapeshifters return.

  • Olivia discovers a force that could be associated with Walter's past experiments with the drug Cortexiphan. The investigation forces Walter to leave the lab for the first time in years to go to New York to look at old case files.

  • The truce between the two worlds remains intact and the two sides are forced to work together, one week after Peter Bishop save the day and was wiped from existence. Lincoln Lee joins the Fringe team when they investigate a shapeshifter case that is personal to him.

Most Popular Fringe Episodes

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  • Season 2 Episode 1 A New Day in the Old Town 9/17/2009

Fringe News

'Fringe' Season 5 Promo Features a Bloodied Walter

"They" are coming, and by the look of the latest season 5 promo for "Fringe," they are going to be a bit aggressive with our friend Walter. Watch the promo here.

'Fringe': Watch a Preview Clip and Trailer from the Two-Part Finale [Video]

With the two-part season 4 finale of "Fringe fast approaching, FOX has released a preview clip from the episode to tantalize us. Check it out right here.

It's Official: 'Fringe' Renewed, But Will End After Season 5 (Watch the Trailer)

After suffering low ratings (on a Friday, of course) for too long, "Fringe" will finally end. But fear not: the show will indeed have a fifth season, allowing it to close the open plot lines and wrap things up properly. Watch the season 5 trailer here.

Further From FOX: Is 'Fringe' Season 5 Going To Get Cancelled?

Many a FOX show could be in a state of limbo. But "Fringe" seems to be one that execs are actually pulling for. FOX suit Kevin Reilly said he loves the show, but whether or not it goes on depends upon keeping it profitable.

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