Friday, April 1, 2011

Fringe Season 3 Episode 6 - 6955 kHz

In the prime universe, Walter is dismayed to learn that Peter is continuing to study the blueprints from the doomsday device. Meanwhile, fifteen people suffer retrograde amnesia after listening tonumber stations. The team discovers that there is a hidden signal buried in the radio transmission, leading them to a strange cube-like device which is assumed to be the cause; the device is revealed to be from the parallel universe, and the shapeshifter controlling them is using them to wipe the memories should the listeners solve the numbers in the station. Walter and Astrid solve the numbers; they are a series of coordinates throughout the world. When they arrive at a location in New Jersey, the team discover the coordinates lead to parts of the doomsday device. In the parallel universe, Olivia attempts to arrange another test, but a hallucination of Peter tells her she has to return home.

Air date: November 11, 2010


Fringe Season 3 Episode 5 - Amber 31422

In the parallel universe, a twin frees his brother (guest stars Shawn and Aaron Ashmore) from amber. Walternate reveals that those who are trapped in amber aren't dead, but in suspended animationand those who are released will compromise its structural integrity. However, if someone was to reveal this, it could be damaging, so the Fringe Department is tasked to capture those responsible. Throughout the episode, it is revealed that one of the twins is a serial bank robber, and when the innocent brother was ambered, he posed as him. In the end, the bank robbing twin gets ambered. Meanwhile, Walternate experiments on Olivia by taking her to a sensory deprivation tank . Olivia succeeds in traversing universes temporarily. In the end, a hallucination of Peter convinces her who she really is.

Air date: November 4, 2010


Fringe Season 3 Episode 4 - Do Shapeshifters Dream of Electric Sheep?

In the prime universe, U.S. senator James Van Horn (Gerard Plunkett) is hospitalised following a car accident. After Newton arrives and shoots him in the face, Broyles discovers Van Horn was in fact a shapeshifter, who collected data on Fringe Division. Walter discovers that Van Horn is still alive at some degree and has another "brain" in his back. Before Walter can get to it, Newton activates asleeper agent, Ray Duffy (Marcus Giamatti) to extract it. When his mission is complete, Newton learns that Ray has grown attached to his family and kills him. Then, Fauxlivia and Peter capture Newton following a car chase. Knowing it may blow her cover, Fauxlivia visits him and gives him a suicide pill that causes him to bleed out mercury. In the end, Fauxlivia invites Peter to her home and sleeps with him in an attempt to draw his attention away from his growing suspicion that something is not right with her.

Air date: October 14, 2010


Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fringe Season 3 Episode 3 - The Plateau

In the parallel universe, Olivia works her first case at Fringe Division. Their target is Milo (Michael Eklund), a man who suffered from low-functioning autism, but since underwent treatment with nootropicdrugs, after which he has an incredible ability to calculate cause and effect to set off chain reactions, resulting in a number of deaths that are supposedly statistically impossible. Milo next plans to kill Olivia in an accident. His attempt fails because an unknown variable was present—Olivia is from a parallel universe—and is arrested. Throughout the episode, Olivia experiences hallucinations of Peter, who informs her that she does not belong in the parallel universe.

Air date: October 7, 2010


Fringe Season 3 Episode 2 - The Box

In the prime universe, Thomas Jerome Newton sends three men to recover a box buried in the basement of a residence, which is part of Walternate's doomsday device. The box emits ultrasonic sound waves putting those in the vicinity into a trance before it fatally "cooks" their brain. When the men open the box, everyone in the house apart from a deaf person dies. He returns the box to “Fauxlivia”, who kills him and gives the box to Newton, who deploys it at a subway station killing several people. Peter manages to disable the device after having his hearing disrupted by close gunfire. He is nearly killed by an oncoming train that he couldn't hear, but is saved at the last second by Fauxlivia. Walter and Nina attend the reading of the last will and testament of William Bell. Bell leaves a note to Walter urging him "Don't be afraid to cross the line" along with a key to a safety deposit box. In the box Walter finds 100% of the shares of Massive Dynamic, making him the sole shareholder. At the end of the episode, Peter is tinkering with disarmed box while Fauxlivia communicates with the parallel universe indicating that "Peter is engaged" and receives instructions to work on Walter.

Air date: September 30, 2010


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fringe Season 3 Episode 1 - Olivia

In the parallel universe, Olivia undergoes an experimental treatment in order to replace her memories with her alternate counterpart, and then find a way to transport between universes. She manages to escape and takes taxi driver Henry (Andre Royo) hostage. To return to her universe she goes to the same opera theatre used in "Over There", but arrives in time to see it ambered. Throughout the episode it is revealed that despite the experiment's initial failure, “Walternate” realises that it is slowly succeeding thanks to the adrenaline Olivia produced evading the alternate Fringe Division. Olivia remembers a safehouse and goes there, which turns out to be the home of her mother, Marilyn (Amy Madigan) who died in the prime universe; Marylin convinces Olivia that she suffered a mental breakdown. Now the experiment has succeeded, she returns to Fringe Division. Meanwhile in the prime universe, Walter and Peter prepare to move on with their lives, with neither seeming to suspect the Olivia with them is in fact her alternate counterpart in disguise.

Air date: September 23, 2010



Fringe follows the casework of the Fringe Division, a Joint Federal Task Force supported primarily by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which includes Agent Olivia Dunham; Dr. Walter Bishop, the archetypal mad scientist; and Peter Bishop, Walter's estranged son and jack-of-all-trades. They are supported by Phillip Broyles, the force's director, and Agent Astrid Farnsworth, who assists Walter in laboratory research. The Fringe Division investigates cases relating to fringe science, ranging from transhumanist experiments gone wrong to the prospect of a destructive technological singularity to a possible collision of two parallel universes. The Fringe Division's work often intersects with advanced biotechnology developed by a company called Massive Dynamic, founded by Walter's former partner, Dr. William Bell and run by their common friend, Nina Sharp. The team is also watched silently by a group of bald, pale men who call themselves "Observers".

Season 1 introduces the Fringe Division as they investigate cases that form "the Pattern", many orchestrated by the bioterrorist organization, ZFT (Zerstörung durch Fortschritte der Technologie, or in English, Destruction through advances in technology). Olivia comes to learn she was a child test subject for Walter years ago for a nootropic drug, Cortexiphan, giving her weak psionic abilities. Walter also struggles with adjusting to normal life in Peter's care after living several years in a mental institution, and hides a secret about Peter's past from him.

In Season 2, the occurrences are found to be in conjunction with activities of a parallel universe, which is plagued by singularities occurring at weakened points of their world. The Fringe team deals with more cases that are leading to a "great storm" as the parallel universe appears to be at war with the prime one. Walter is forced to tell Peter that he is from the parallel universe, a replacement for his own Peter that died from a genetic disease, and that it is his prior experiments that caused the singularities in the parallel universe.[4]

Season 3 presents episodes that alternate between the two universes. "Walternate",[5] Walter's doppelgänger in the parallel universe, has set events in motion to assemble a doomsday device that reacts only to Peter's biology, sending his Olivia, "Fauxlivia", into the prime universe in Olivia's place, get close to Peter, and guide them to find the doomsday device's prime universe counterpart. Olivia, trapped in the parallel universe, is subjected to experimentation by Walternate to explore her Cortexiphan-induced abilities. She is able to escape to her own universe using her psionic abilities and expose Fauxlivia to Peter. Fauxlivia is extracted to the parallel universe, having withdrawn a critical component of the doomsday device, and, through accelerated development, gives birth to Peter's child. In the prime universe, Olivia and Peter resolve their relation due to Fauxlivia's involvement, while evidence of weak points in the fabric of reality start to develop.