Fringe, Season 1

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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. Featuring Australian newcomer Anna Torv, Josh Jackson, John Noble and Lance Reddick, 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. As the season begins, FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham (Torv) is called in to investigate a mysterious outbreak that nearly kills her partner. The only person with any answers is an institutionalized scientist, Dr. Walter Bishop (Noble) who can only be released under the care of his estranged son (Jackson). Together, the three discover that the answer to this mystery is only a small piece of a much larger, more shocking truth. Find the patterns . . . right here, on iTunes! Fringe, Season 1 Wiki

Fringe, Season 1 Synopsis

1 - Pilot
In the series premiere, FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Tov) investigates a fatal international flight, recruiting Dr. Walter Bishop (John Noble) and his son (Joshua Jackson) to help.

2 - The Same Old Story
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
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
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
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
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
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
When a music prodigy is kidnapped, it's 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
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
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
After shifty FBI Agent Loeb orchestrated Mr. Jones's otherworldly escape from a German prison and Olivia's alarming abduction, indications of a larger threat begin to emerge.

12 - The No-Brainer
A computer scientist-turned-serial killer has discovered an unconventional method of killing people – by liquefying their brains.

13 - The Transformation
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

Fringe, Season 1 Episodes

Episode TitleTimePrice
1Pilot 1:21:37USD 1.99Download
2The Same Old Story50:46USD 1.99Download
3The Ghost Network50:27USD 1.99Download
4The Arrival49:13USD 1.99Download
5Power Hungry49:27USD 1.99Download
6The Cure50:10USD 1.99Download
7In Which We Meet Mr. Jones50:10USD 1.99Download
8The Equation49:10USD 1.99Download
9The Dreamscape49:53USD 1.99Download
10Safe49:43USD 1.99Download
11Bound50:02USD 1.99Download
12The No-Brainer50:20USD 1.99Download
13The Transformation50:11USD 1.99Download
14Ability50:11USD 1.99Download
15Inner Child49:48USD 1.99Download
16Unleashed50:17USD 1.99Download
17Bad Dreams50:15USD 1.99Download
18Midnight50:00USD 1.99Download
19The Road Not Taken50:11USD 1.99Download
20There's More Than One of Everything47:09USD 1.99Download

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Fringe, Season 1 Reviews

Poor script, laughable production  JamesT.Kirk  1 star

Interesting premise, but with a laughable plot and B-movie production style. It's like a modern-day version of the X Files for people with really low IQ.

Does Anyone Else Notice This When They Watch?  Mark-ster  3 star

The good: The premise of this show is awesome. The Bad: The sequencing of the writing is lazy, thus the characters are forced to do increasingly stupid things just to move the plot from A to B. This is the problem with J.J. Abrams stuff. It is unintelligent and it does not care that it is unintelligent because it is convinced that you are. Does anyone else even notice this stuff or do I live on a planet of nitwits? I do love Anna Torv though. Most beautiful girl in the world. I loved how smart she was at the start of the series. Then the lazy writing dumbed her down and made the show unwatchable for me.

Rino The Bouncer
Do Not Think, GET IT!  Rino The Bouncer  5 star

I’m a huge fan of sci-fi, conspiracy theories, the aliens, mystery, thriller, action and the supernatural/the unknown, in general. And to be quite honest, I was reluctant to get Fringe as I’ve neither watched it on T.V., seen trailers or anything. I was fortunate enough to just take a leap of faith and buy the first season. Since that day, I got hooked to an amazing world full of wonderful scientific/pseudo-scientific phenomena/theories coming to life not to mention the brilliant characters who vary from serious, beautiful, to mysterious, to funny, sexy, fierce, evil and cunning. Each episode presents a new mystery that our heroes will explore and solve, while the main story will evolve as you progress through the season. I advise you not to think about getting it, don’t waste time thinking. Just get all 5 seasons and watch them one after the other. It will be a journey of a lifetime.

Not a sci-Fi fan, but wow  Brookelyn111  5 star

Ordinarily I wouldn't watch a show like this. But one night I couldn't sleep so upon receiving many recommendations I watched the first few episodes. Then I became completely hooked. Now I'm almost finished with season 2 and the show just keeps getting better. I find that I'm staying up really late just so I can watch as many episodes as possible. The acting is very good (which is unlike many sci-Fi genre shows). The premise is fantastic and is acctually rooted in real sciences (believe it or not). And J.J. Abrams pulls out a flawless (or almost flawless but I haven't found flaws) show (unlike Lost which was riddled with flaws and unanswered questions).

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Fringe season one  Fringe _lover _12  5 star

The amazing backstory of fellow CBI agent, Olivia Dunnen flows into the plot of Fringe, weaving into several episodes. The director of Fringe has really outdone itself making it captivating and draws you to following seasons. Review by Lidia Bodamer 12yrs

Just horror crap  StoryDelver  1 star

Disgusting, boring, and cliche. Worthless.

Emmit Devay
The start of something great  Emmit Devay  5 star

I was not sure about Fringe at first. Seemed very X-Filesy. Then they embraced the crazy and ran with it. It's pretty great.

Pretty darn good for tv sci-fi  nocrickets  4 star

We sci-fi junkies put up with a lot of crap from tv, going all the way back to Captain Video and continuing through Battlestar Galactica and Defiance. Sure, Fringe is X-Files: The Next Generation, with some Lost thrown in, and star Anna Torv is the poor man's Cate Blanchett. But still, the ideas, writing and production values are all good for tv sci-fi.

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Fringe  Ethan34677555248747 Norris  5 star

Best show ever it is so dramatic and scary you should watch it when it's very late and dark.

Like an old friend  DaveNowOnTime  5 star

I love this show like an old friend. Seeing it again takes me back in time. An Ironic statement considering the subject matter. Do yourself a favor watch it in the dark with someone you love.

BEST SHOW EVER  Jose2797  5 star

I have seen all season and it is the best show ever, but are you guys going to add closed captioning to season 1-3 or what?

Caution: this product may cause a dangerous addiction.  Sérotonine  5 star

I've been watching this series since day one and honestly, if there is one series that is worth to be seen, it is Fringe. Great cast, great filming and a thrilling storyline! And the last season is stunning :) Je regarde cette série depuis ses tous débuts et honnêtement, s'il y a une série qui vaut la peine d'être vue, c'est Fringe. Des acteurs talentueux, une esthétique remarquable et une histoire palpitante! Et la dernière saison est fantastique :)

Addicting!  breakingangel  5 star

I love this show, the cast is so talented and pitch perfect, Anna Torv(olivia) and Joshua Jackson(peter) are amazing. But John Noble as Walter Bishop is the highlight of the show! Watch this show, the finale of S1 is mindblowing!

Fringe Pilot  361phil  4 star

Excellent - very entertaining.

Boilerplate  EspressoHound  1 star

Oof, what a bust. Plot from the mind (and attention span) of a 12-yr-old; script without wit or wisdom; wooden characters; and bad acting. The only bright spot was Joshua Jackson (as Peter)...poor guy, he's a good actor caught in a weak cast. Ok, there was one other funny thing: how clearly 'Harvard' was actually the University of Toronto. "Everything tells me I've got to get out of Boston," says Peter, just as the camera pans past the CN Tower! :-o

La Shanda
Awesome  La Shanda  5 star

This show has opened my mind made me wonder and made me think of what this would be like if it actually happened. So sit back relax and let your mind be amazed!

Cannotsleep Drummer
You'd expect as much from the guy who made LOST  Cannotsleep Drummer  5 star

Ignore the scientific impossibility, turn your brain off & enjoy one of the best sci fi shows in years.

Absorbing  AJMcC  5 star

This series was listed in some "best of TV" article I read. I had never seen it on TV and if you're like me there are times between TV season when there is NOTHING on. So we buy these kind of shows to watch when there is nothing to watch. I bought the pilot first to see what it was like. The first 10 minutes or so are a little gruesome. I like the character development and the clues in one show are helpful in the next. We spent a Sunday watching the first half of the season.

The Best Show at the moment  ricsteve  5 star


GREAT!!  Jennoa  5 star

wow, Fringe is a great show, one of the best on TV! I just started watching it, and throughout the entire episode I'm on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happens! I hope the soundtrack comes out soon, Michael Giacchino is a genius!

Great 5 season series  jd000  5 star

In case you’re looking for a great show to get into and don’t know - Fringe is excellent. The main story arc doesn’t really start in the first series which is more procedural but there a few non-red herrings that are followed up later. I have been watching it through for years, pretty much on annual loop and never get sick of it. If you have a tech background don’t be put off by the pseudo-science, it’s handled really well and often humorously. Added bonus - two of the main characters are played by Australian actors.

Grace & Lucy
Better than average  Grace & Lucy  3 star

Great concepts, themes and plot ideas let down by average acting and minimal character arcs. Josh Jackson puts in the better performance Fault are exacerbated by that awful confusion caused by a main character sharing the same first name as the protagonist of a much more excellent television series.

Fringe is epic!  Anonymous772  5 star

Fringe is by far the most interesting tv show on earth and the best. 100% recommended to everyone. All seasons are great!

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Amazing  Create nicknamex  5 star

This show is absolutely amazing!! I have watched all of Seasons 1 and 2 and can't wait to watch season 3 and 4 It is an awesome Sci-fi show. Its the best!

Fringe - WOW  Sheenagh  5 star

Just discovered this series and can't get enough of it. Fabulous plot lines, how the writers consistently come up with these ideas beggars belief. Brilliant acting, particularly by John Noble. I am praying the network recognises a Golden Goose when they have one and keeps this series going for a few more seasons.

Solid  Shanshuprophecy  3 star

I'm not a huge fan of JJ Abrahms - while LOast was great for S1 & S2, it lost the 'plot' after that & Alias was ok - but Sydney Bristow is no Jack Bauer - but both shows suffer from the same fate - overused ideas, repetitive and increasingly unbelievable storylines -we can only suspend disbelief to a certain extent right? So it was with reservations that I downloaded the trailer to FRINGE & it was exactly as expected - slick, well made etc .. but ultimately generic. It's similar to the X-Files but not as goundbreaking - watch it to wile away a Sunday afternoon but don't expect too much.

Hayden Otto
Best tv show!!!  Hayden Otto  5 star

This is currently my favorite show and luckily for me they are showing it on tv at the moment :D season 1 is over and 2 is almost finished, i also recommend buying star trek by j.j Abrams

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Fringe  Jaw the second  5 star

It is just fantastic.I would suggest buying the whole series.

Wow!!!  samstick00001  5 star

What a revelation this show has been. I initially saw one random episode on television when it first aired, and I wasnt very impressed. I dont know why but my opinion has changed dramatically since trying it again. This time from the first episode. Extremely well acted, well written and bordering on both sci-fi and reality, Im completely and utterly hooked. Buy it!!! Its terrific.

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!  harru555  5 star

awesome TV series!

Why Don't They Just Call It 'We Want To Be Mulder and Scully'  Dr.Meridian  1 star

I watched this season hoping that it would have original ideas... No. It is an apic failure. Fans of the show, do not be offended I just prefer The X Files which came out 15 years before this. 15!! Which means that this pathetic excuse for a show is taking Chris Carter's ideas. Hey, if I am right then 11 years from now Olivia and Peter will get together then have a child. -.- If you feel like watching an awful remake of The X Files then this is for you, if you feel like watching a show that is original, fun, witty, and fast paced then I suggest that you watch The X Files. :3 Thank you if you have read my comment.

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Unbelievabley Amazing  The God Sephiroth  5 star

I have been watching this show since day one when it first aired and it hasn't ceased to disappoint me. I'm a big tv show fan and I watch so many shows. This is one of those shows that doesn't dissapoint period! If you don't watch this, it will be a big mistake if u choose some other show over this cuz it is just absolutely phenomenal. It has comedy, science, and a lot of action. I reccomend this to anyone who like science fiction. If u do get into the series, you will fall in love with Walter Bishop, this show would not be complete without him. Great Show, I hope this show evolves and gets better and better. Definately worth the week of waiting and the commercials in between!

Fringe Rocks & Makes You Think!  zoomerb152  5 star

Fringe is the new and better X-files. I was a huge fan of X-Files but since the ending of that series there has been nothing even close to the characters and story lines until now. The first season of Frnge takes a bit of understanding "the pattern" but once you catch on, the characters, writing and directing are exceptionally great. The second season begins even faster and better, delivering quality intellectual content, not some "cheesy" scifi. Each week moves faster than the week before revealing more piecies to the overall "pattern" yet still stand alone in plot. All of the episodes are unique and require intellectual analysis to figure out how all of the pieces are woven into a whole. The acting is superb on all counts. Each character has his/hers part to play and the chemistry between them adds to the excellence in writing. This show is something I look forward to each week! Fringe Science, shady characters and their backgrounds, government cover-up, consipiracy plots, are all parts of the whole. This is a delight for an old X-Files follower. If your looking for something fast paced, well written and causes you to wonder how far science will "push the envelope" then Fringe is a must see. You will not be disappointed.

sci-fi phenomenon for the next generation  love311inboston  5 star

as a young child i grew up on star trek, so i have always loved J. J. Abrams. as a teenager I was OBSESSED with the X-files and totalyy distraught when it was gone. this show has made me happy to be able to relive the best bits of both of those shows with the multiple references to star trek jokes and plot lines as well as the race against the clock/government conspiracy/illegal experiments that made me love the X-files so much. Not to mention that this show takes place mainly in my beloved old stoping ground of MA (mostly Boston and Harvard), I am constantly nostalgic by it. I am so glad I got hooked to this show and can not wait to see what is in store. Now if only they can bring William Shatner as their next special reappearing guest I can die happy. LOL

J.J. Abrams best show yet.  Dragon58  5 star

This J.J. Abrams best show yet, PERIOD. Lot's of action, science, and crime. Better than Lost and Alias. Peter is the best character.

Best show ever  Tatertotter  5 star

The first few episodes are alright, but towards the middle it gets AMAZING. If you want to watch this show, I highly recommend you watch "Bound" first. It's very entertaining, and it gives you a recap of how the show started. My favorite episodes are Midnight (very freaky episode) Unleashed, Bound and There's More Of One Than Everything. The second season is great as well, but has a few more fillers. I suggest you watch this show. Great cast, great plot, (that we just barely know now), great humor, great score, great writing, great twists, everything is wonderful. BUY IT!

From an old X-files fan...  Salvaticus  4 star

This show is like an "X-files" that actually delivers on what it promises, particularly with regard to the long-term story arc. In that respect it's great and worth your time. My only complaint is that sometimes it tries to convey very heavy emotions that come off a bit hollow. It's kind of like if "Weird Science" grew up, married the "X-Files" and they had a child together :O

I love this show!!!  daffers  5 star

This show has so much potential. It has a great cast. An unknown as the lead, Anna Torv is perfect, and I love, love, love Joshua Jackson, and John Noble is a scene stealer. Keep this show on for a long, I am hooked!

wow  Hescott22  5 star

fringe always gets me thiking what's going to happen next

Fringe is hot!!!  Alpinehights  5 star

I love this show the best show in years!!!!!!!!

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