Fringe (2008–2013)
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After a series of mysterious bank robberies, a suspect is found embedded into a wall, causing Walter to realize that they have not only found a way to literally walk through walls, but are looking for something he's made in the past.


Michael Zinberg


J.J. Abrams (created by), Alex Kurtzman (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Torv ... Olivia Dunham
Joshua Jackson ... Peter Bishop
Kirk Acevedo ... Charlie Francis
Lance Reddick ... Phillip Broyles
Blair Brown ... Nina Sharp
Jasika Nicole ... Astrid Farnsworth
Mark Valley ... John Scott
John Noble ... Dr. Walter Bishop
Jared Harris ... David Robert Jones
Paul Fitzgerald ... Ryan Eastwick
Chance Kelly ... Mitchell Loeb
James Frain ... Mr. Kohl
Angel David ... Raul Lugo
Vince Cupone ... Evan McNeil (as Vince Capone)
Brian Cromwell Brian Cromwell ... Robert Norton


Four thieves activates a device to rob the safe of a bank crossing through the solid door. However, the time to flee is over when the last thief is crossing and he is embedded into the steel door. Agent Broyles, Olivia Dunham, Dr. Walter Bishop and Peter investigate the crime scene and Olivia recognizes the criminal. They find that there have been other mysterious heists in other safes. Meanwhile Olivia visits the widow and soon she learns that the memories belongs actually to John Scott. In Frankfurt, the lawyer of David Robert Jones visits his client to report that the last job was successful. Dr. Bishop recalls that the safes belonged to him and he had stored pieces of an experimental teleportation machine capable to bring any person from any place or any time. What is the objective of the criminals and what will happen to Olivia? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

2 December 2008 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The glyphs in this episode spell "Trade". See more »


Mr. Kohl, the lawyer of David Robert Jones, is stating "The best we can hope for is life" as in life imprisonment, implying that there could be worse punishments. Worse punishment would be a death sentence, a punishment that doesn't exist anymore in Germany since 1949. See more »


Olivia Dunham: Where you been?
Olivia Dunham: Been working. Where have you been?
Peter Bishop: I've been buying rice for Walter's toys.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


End Title Theme
Written by Michael Giacchino
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As comfy as old socks...
23 October 2014 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

By the tenth episode in Season 1, the writers and producers have have achieved the Zen that every successful series strives for, that is, perfect ensemble interaction.

The other reviewers have focused on the story arc and that is fine. But this reviewer will tell you that it is not the arc that makes a successful series it is the interaction between the lead actors and the viewers, and the ensuing sense of comfort and anticipation which follows.

In other words -- the paradox of a successful show -- viewers crave predictability within the confines of unpredictability.

Anna Torv continues to deliver one of the most balanced performances ever seen in a network show. What is especially unusual is that she is not only the lead, she is also the "glue" that holds the series together. If this were written by Shakespeare, for sake of hypothesis, Torv would be Puck, never threatening, almost impish, always driving the episode forward in a way that appeals to both male and female viewers.

Beautiful ensemble work. Comfy.

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