Fringe

Fringe

J.J. Abrams, the creator of Lost and Alias, teams up with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Mission: Impossible 3, Transformers) to create this highly anticipated drama series. The first electrifying season of Fringe follows an unlikely trio who uncover a deadly mystery that may be part of a larger and more disturbing pattern that lives somewhere between science fiction and reality.
J.J. Abrams, the creator of Lost and Alias, teams up with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Mission: Impossible 3, Transformers) to create this highly anticipated drama series. The first electrifying season of Fringe follows an unlikely trio who uncover a deadly mystery that may be part of a larger and more disturbing pattern that lives somewhere between science fiction and reality.

Season 1 (21 episodes)

  • 1. Pilot

    Original air date: 09/09/2008 Runtime: 81:25 min.

    Original air date: 09/09/2008 Runtime: 81:25 min. In the series premiere, FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham (ANNA TORV) investigates a fatal international flight, recruiting Dr. Walter Bishop (JOHN NOBLE) and his son (JOSHUA JACKSON) to help.

  • 2. The Same Old Story

    Original air date: 09/16/2008 Runtime: 50:42 min.

    Original air date: 09/16/2008 Runtime: 50:42 min. The unlikely trio's strange partnership begins as they investigate the mysterious death of a woman who conceives, carries to full term and then births a baby in the span of hours and her baby, who ages 80 years in a matter of minutes. As the bizarre and seemingly unexplainable occurrences are explored, quirky Dr. Bishop runs extensive testing in the lab; his reluctant son, Peter, endures his new role as his father's keeper; and Olivia turns to Massive Dynamic Chief Operating Officer Nina Sharp for assistance.

  • 3. The Ghost Network

    Original air date: 09/23/2008 Runtime: 50:15 min.

    Original air date: 09/23/2008 Runtime: 50:15 min. Further exploring the blurring line between the possible and the unimaginable, our unlikely trio investigates a horrific bus incident in which the dead bodies of commuters are frozen inside a bus like insects in amber. Led by the unconventional Dr. Bishop, who requests a piano in the lab to help him process data, the team uncovers a man who has visions of Pattern-related disturbances before they happen and race to decipher the distraught mans thoughts to prevent another atrocious event from occurring.

  • 4. The Arrival

    Original air date: 09/30/2008 Runtime: 49:06 min.

    Original air date: 09/30/2008 Runtime: 49:06 min. After a deadly explosion rocks a construction site in New York City, Broyles solicits the aid of our unlikely threesome to investigate a strange cylinder mysteriously found at the scene and completely unharmed by the surrounding devastation. After Olivia uncovers an unbelievable commonality between disturbing events, Dr. Bishop takes matters into his own hands and Peter is forced into field duty, it almost seems as if the untraceable object is triggering the series of odd behaviors, unexpected events and surprising revelations in “The Arrival.”

  • 5. Power Hungry

    Original air date: 10/14/2008 Runtime: 49:18 min.

    Original air date: 10/14/2008 Runtime: 49:18 min. When its discovered that a rather simple man has the ability to harness electricity, dangerous and deadly occurrences follow, and our unlikely trio investigates this super-charged oddity. Meanwhile, Olivia has a high-voltage encounter of a different kind when she is rocked by a blast from her past, and Dr. Bishop turns to his feathered friends and enlists homing pigeons to help him break the case.

  • 6. The Cure

    Original air date: 10/21/2008 Runtime: 50:00 min.

    Original air date: 10/21/2008 Runtime: 50:00 min. When a woman with a rare disease inexplicably causes excruciating pain and subsequent death to those she encounters, the circumstances point to illegal drug trials… or worse.

  • 7. In Which We Meet Mr. Jones

    Original air date: 11/11/2008 Runtime: 50:01 min.

    Original air date: 11/11/2008 Runtime: 50:01 min. When a strange parasite attaches itself to the internal organs of a dying agent, Agent Dunham rushes to Germany to meet with a prisoner who reveals details of a much larger threat.

  • 8. The Equation

    Original air date: 11/18/2008 Runtime: 49:00 min.

    Original air date: 11/18/2008 Runtime: 49:00 min. When a music prodigy is kidnapped, its discovered that a sequence of flashing lights appeared at the abduction which Walter links back to his bunkmate at St. Claires Hospital.

  • 9. The Dreamscape

    Original air date: 11/25/2008 Runtime: 49:44 min.

    Original air date: 11/25/2008 Runtime: 49:44 min. While investigating a mystifying incident at Massive Dynamic, Olivia seeks to rid her consciousness of Agent Scott and Peters past catches up with him.

  • 10. Safe

    Original air date: 12/02/2008 Runtime: 49:34 min.

    Original air date: 12/02/2008 Runtime: 49:34 min. While investigating a series of extraordinary bank robberies that defy the laws of physics, Walter realizes that the high-tech thieves are after something of his.

  • 11. Bound

    Original air date: 01/20/2009 Runtime: 50:01 min.

    Original air date: 01/20/2009 Runtime: 50:01 min. After shifty FBI Agent Loeb orchestrated Mr. Joness otherworldly escape from a German prison and Olivias alarming abduction, indications of a larger threat begin to emerge.

  • 12. The No-Brainer

    Original air date: 01/27/2009 Runtime: 50:10 min.

    Original air date: 01/27/2009 Runtime: 50:10 min. A computer scientist-turned-serial killer has discovered an unconventional method of killing people by liquefying their brains.

  • 13. The Transformation

    Original air date: 02/03/2009 Runtime: 49:58 min.

    Original air date: 02/03/2009 Runtime: 49:58 min. When another mysterious virus emerges aboard an international flight, leaving freakish remains, Peter & Olivia are forced to go undercover to investigate the latest bizarre threat.

  • 14. Ability

    Original air date: 02/10/2009 Runtime: 50:00 min.

    Original air date: 02/10/2009 Runtime: 50:00 min. German agents question Olivia when Mr. Jones returns and a lethal toxin is released that causes victims to die without faces as their orifices suddenly and mysteriously close up.

  • 15. Inner Child

    Original air date: 04/07/2009 Runtime: 49:30 min.

    Original air date: 04/07/2009 Runtime: 49:30 min. The FBI’s Fringe Division investigates a mysterious, mute boy with an unspoken connection to Agent Olivia Dunham. Meanwhile, a gruesome serial killer resurfaces.

  • 16. Unleashed

    Original air date: 04/14/2009 Runtime: 50:05 min.

    Original air date: 04/14/2009 Runtime: 50:05 min. 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 (series star KIRK ACEVEDO). With Charlie’s life on the line, Walter must come face-to-face with both his past and the beast.

  • 17. Bad Dreams

    Original air date: 04/21/2009 Runtime: 50:17 min.

    Original air date: 04/21/2009 Runtime: 50:17 min. As a suicide incident occurs at New York’s iconic Grand Central station, Agent Dunham simultaneously witnesses the event while asleep and dreaming in Boston. Rattled by the extraordinary and coincidental circumstances, Olivia, Peter and Walter investigate further, but keep coming up empty-handed. As these violent occurrences continue and worsen, Olivia is sent into an unthinkable direction and shocking details emerge about the ZFT manuscript, the highly experimental drug Cortexiphan and Olivia’s childhood.

  • 18. Midnight

    Original air date: 04/28/2009 Runtime: 50:00 min.

    Original air date: 04/28/2009 Runtime: 50:00 min. 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.

  • 19. The Road Not Taken

    Original air date: 05/05/2009 Runtime: 50:00 min.

    Original air date: 05/05/2009 Runtime: 50:00 min. 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.

  • 20. There's More Than One of Everything

    Original air date: 05/12/2009 Runtime: 46:54 min.

    Original air date: 05/12/2009 Runtime: 46:54 min. 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 (guest star JARED HARRIS) 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 (guest star LEONARD NIMOY) is finally introduced.

  • 21. Unearthed

    Original air date: 01/11/2010 Runtime: 43:44 min.

    Original air date: 01/11/2010 Runtime: 43:44 min. **BONUS EPISODE** After a teenage girl is pronounced brain dead, her mother takes her off life support, but when doctors operate quickly to remove her organs, the deceased girl shockingly awakens screaming an alphanumeric code. Equally as perplexing as her resurrection is that she is now somehow able to speak Russian and possesses classified information only a high-ranking soldier would know. While the girl's mind-bending condition intensifies, Walter dusts off some old lab videos and hypothesizes the unthinkable, sending Olivia and Peter to investigate the bewildering case in an original "Unearthed" episode of FRINGE and here's another mystery: is it an unaired episode from Season One or is it from an alternate universe?