Best 'Fringe' Episodes

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1. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Peter (2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Walter flashes back to 1985 while explaining Peter's otherworldly origins to Olivia. Also, Peter's mother is introduced, and details of the neighboring world reaffirms that there is more than one of everything.

Director: David Straiton | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 2,768

Season 2 Episode 15

2. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Jacksonville (2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

An earthquake from the other side is being felt on our Universe as well. Furthermore, the only survivor seems to be from the alternate Universe. Walter attempts to get Olivia "recover" her ability to make out things from the other side.

Director: Charles Beeson | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 1,915

Season 2 Episode 14

3. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: An Enemy of Fate (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

As the Observers close in, Walter and September desperately work to complete the plan, but one obstacle after another hinders their progress.

Director: J.H. Wyman | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole, John Noble

Votes: 2,848

Season 5 Episode 13

SERIES FINALE

4. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: August (2009)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Peter and Olivia look into the latest appearance of an observer, other than September, that kidnaps a young woman. August prevents her from getting on a plane that would crash.

Director: Dennis Smith | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 1,830

Season 2 Episode 8

5. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (2011)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

With the latest estimate that the team has only one day to save Olivia's consciousness, Walter leads a group on an LSD trip into Olivia's mind.

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 1,876

Season 3 Episode 19

6. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Letters of Transit (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

In the future, the Observers rule and humans that survived the purge serve them. There are still a small number of people fighting for the resistance, and one of them has discovered one of ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 2,294

Season 4 Episode 19

7. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: The Day We Died (2011)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Peter successfully enters the machine with Olivia's help, and is transported to the future days where Walternate's universe is the one which has been destroyed. Walter learns about the ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 2,038

Season 3 Episode 22

8. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Worlds Apart (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Multiple earthquakes are happening simultaneously around both our world and the alt-world. Walter believes he knows what the end game of David Robert Jones is. And, even though Olivia has a... See full summary »

Director: Charles Beeson | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 1,406

Season 4 Episode 20

9. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Over There: Part 2 (2010)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Olivia and William Bell rescue Walter from the hospital. Then Olivia meets her double, who is a dangerous woman, trying to find Peter; however they fight but Olivia subdues her. Olivia ... See full summary »

Director: Akiva Goldsman | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 2,050

Season 2 Episode 22

10. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: The End of All Things (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Olivia and Nina Sharp are prisoner in an abandoned facility by David Robert Jones. He tortures Nina to force Olivia to use her abilities to activate the lights in a box. However Olivia ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey G. Hunt | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 1,503

Season 4 Episode 14

11. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Ability (2009)

TV-14 | 51 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

The team investigates a number of people who died faceless after their orifices are sealed while German agents investigating David Robert Jones' escape question Olivia.

Director: Norberto Barba | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo

Votes: 1,869

Season 1 Episode 14

12. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: The Road Not Taken (2009)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

The Fringe team investigate a case of spontaneous human combustion. Olivia starts experiencing visions of the alternate Universe. She uses this ability to solve the case.

Director: Frederick E.O. Toye | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo

Votes: 1,797

Season 1 Episode 19

13. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Brave New World: Part 2 (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

In the Season Four finale, the Fringe team is pushed to their breaking point as they desperately attempt to prevent a catastrophic event threatening the lives of everyone.

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 1,629

Season 4 Episode 22

14. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Entrada (2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Peter grapples with the aftermath of recent events as Olivia desperately searches for an ally. Meanwhile, the Fringe Team discovers a critical device that communicates between universes.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 1,653

Season 3 Episode 8

15. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: The Bullet That Saved the World (2012)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

An act of kindness by Peter draws attention to Etta. The Observers deal with an infiltrator, and we learn of a resistance leader known as the Dove and, coincidentally, that Phillip Broyles is working with the Observers.

Director: David Straiton | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole, John Noble

Votes: 1,501

Season 5 Episode 4

16. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Over There: Part 1 (2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Olivia and William Bell rescue Walter from the hospital. Then Olivia meets her double, who is a dangerous woman, trying to find Peter; however they fight but Olivia subdues her. Olivia ... See full summary »

Director: Akiva Goldsman | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 1,843

Season 2 Episode 21

17. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Momentum Deferred (2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Walter analyzes the body of a shapeshifter and then reconnects with an old patient that has the ability to distinguish the people from the other world. Olivia finally recalls her encounter with Belly.

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo

Votes: 1,715

Season 2 Episode 4

18. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: The Last Sam Weiss (2011)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Olivia joins forces with the mysterious Sam Weiss in a desperate race against time.

Director: Thomas Yatsko | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 1,498

Season 3 Episode 21

19. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Back to Where You've Never Been (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Peter convinces Olivia and Lincoln to help him to go to the parallel universe to ask for help to Walternate to return to his timeline since Walter refuses to help him. They cross using the ... See full summary »

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 1,457

Season 4 Episode 8

20. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Pilot (2008)

TV-14 | 82 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

After a plane from Hamburg returns with no survivors, FBI agent Olivia Dunham goes after the only person that might shed some light on the incident - a scientist that has been in a mental hospital for the last 17 years.

Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo

Votes: 3,559

Season 1 Episode 1

SERIES PREMIERE

21. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: The Dreamscape (2008)

TV-14 | 49 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

The Fringe division investigate the questionable fall of a Massive Dynamic executive analyst. John helps Olivia crack the case. Peter meets up with an old girlfriend.

Director: Frederick E.O. Toye | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo

Votes: 1,823

Season 1 Episode 9

22. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: A New Day in the Old Town (2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Olivia is in a car accident, an unusual person is looking for a member of the team, and Walter makes plans for celebrating Peter's birthday.

Director: Akiva Goldsman | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo

Votes: 1,952

Season 2 Episode 1

23. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: The Man from the Other Side (2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

The body of a male teenager is found along with shapeshifter marks. Walter examines the embryo of a shapeshifter, that came from the alternate Universe. The team try to anticipate the shapeshifters' next moves.

Director: Jeffrey G. Hunt | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 1,637

Season 2 Episode 18

24. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: 6:02 AM EST (2011)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

The beginning of the end is triggered when Walternate finds a way to wreak havoc "over here" - putting both universes in jeopardy.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 1,381

Season 3 Episode 20

25. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: And Those We Left Behind (2011)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

The Fringe Division begins to wonder if Peter or his presence is behind a series of time displacements between 2007 and 2011. Walter imposes a self-exile to his bedroom.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 1,519

Season 4 Episode 6

26. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Olivia (2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

After the extraordinary turn of events that shockingly left an imprisoned Olivia "over there," she fights to find her way home. Meanwhile, Peter and Walter try to move on with their lives unknowingly alongside alternate Olivia.

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 1,753

Season 3 Episode 1

27. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Welcome to Westfield (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Peter, Olivia and Walter come face to face with a mysterious and terrifying Fringe event as they get trapped in a town that there's no escaping.

Director: David Straiton | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 1,574

Season 4 Episode 12

28. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Anomaly XB-6783746 (2012)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Young observer remains muted. The team seeks Nina Sharp's help to understand him, but the mission is compromised.

Director: Jeffrey G. Hunt | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole, John Noble

Votes: 1,470

Season 5 Episode 10

29. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: White Tulip (2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

The Fringe team investigate a train full of people who died in a mysterious way. Olivia and the others then meet the astrophysicist who was responsible for the "experiment" and who can reset the time.

Director: Thomas Yatsko | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 2,632

Season 2 Episode 17

30. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Everything in Its Right Place (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Lincoln, feeling out of place on the team now that Peter is back and Olivia is beginning to forget him, volunteers to take liaison duty for the day, and joins the alternate Fringe team in ... See full summary »

Director: David Moxness | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 1,323

Season 4 Episode 17

31. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Do Shapeshifters Dream of Electric Sheep? (2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

When the American Senator James Van Horn has a serious car accident, he immediately goes to surgery; however Newton invades the hospital and abducts him shooting the staff. There is a ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Fink | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 1,489

Season 3 Episode 4

32. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Brave New World: Part 1 (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A mysterious Fringe event, causing people to spontaneously combust, forces Walter to revisit his painful past while the Fringe team faces off against David Robert Jones to save the world - or worlds.

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 1,473

Season 4 Episode 21

33. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: There's More Than One of Everything (2009)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

David Robert Jones comes out of hiding following an attempt on Nina Sharp's life while Walter leaves accompanied by the mysterious Observer.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo

Votes: 2,264

Season 1 Episode 20

34. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: A Better Human Being (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 1,381

Season 4 Episode 13

35. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: The Boy Must Live (2013)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Young Observer's origin is revealed. And his existence and an additional time travel are necessary to change the history of Observers' invasion.

Director: Paul Holahan | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole, John Noble

Votes: 1,342

Season 5 Episode 11

36. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: The Abducted (2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

In the parallel universe, a kidnapper called The Candy Man abducts the boy Max. The Fringe Division is assigned to investigate the case and soon Olivia learns that Broyles' son Christopher ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 1,465

Season 3 Episode 7

37. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Subject 9 (2011)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Olivia is haunted by an energy force that attracts metallic objects and Walter recalls his subject 9 that has the ability for astral projection. They chase the patient Cameron Jones but ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 1,456

Season 4 Episode 4

38. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: What Lies Below (2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

After a man spreads a pathogen on the grounds of a company, the Fringe team start an investigation. While stuck inside the quarantine zone, Peter and Olivia try to identify the origin of the pathogen. Outside, Walter tries to find a cure.

Director: Deran Sarafian | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 1,607

Season 2 Episode 12

39. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Inner Child (2009)

TV-14 | 59 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A mysterious child is recovered from a secret chamber that has been sealed for more than a half-century.

Director: Frederick E.O. Toye | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo

Votes: 1,888

Season 1 Episode 15

40. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Subject 13 (2011)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

This follow-up to last season's "Peter" flashback episode revisits a poignant period of time for both the Bishops and Olivia.

Director: Frederick E.O. Toye | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 1,605

Season 3 Episode 15

41. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: An Origin Story (2012)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Peter, in the grip of mourning Henrietta's death, resorts to extreme measures in order to gain powers that will allow him to surpass those that the Observers possess and hopefully, and eventually, find a means to defeat them.

Director: P.J. Pesce | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole, John Noble

Votes: 1,322

Season 5 Episode 5

42. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Enemy of My Enemy (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

The alternate Olivia and Lincoln arrest David Robert Jones and bring him to the Fringe Division headquarters. Peter uses his knowledge about the criminal to help to interrogate him. However... See full summary »

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 1,408

Season 4 Episode 9

43. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Liberty (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

As the Observers evaluate Michael and begin to learn of his abilities and potential, Olivia embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue him.

Director: P.J. Pesce | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole, John Noble

Votes: 1,540

Season 5 Episode 12

44. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Bound (2009)

TV-14 | 65 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Olivia has been abducted, and Broyles and the Fringe division must investigate her disappearance - while also undergoing an audit by an agent from Olivia's past who bears a major grudge against her.

Director: Frederick E.O. Toye | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo

Votes: 1,847

Season 1 Episode 11

45. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Bad Dreams (2009)

TV-14 | 58 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

FBI agent Dunham believes that she is killing random people in her dreams.

Director: Akiva Goldsman | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo

Votes: 1,843

Season 1 Episode 17

46. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: The Transformation (2009)

TV-14 | 62 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.3