Fringe is a sci-fi drama TV series. It follows a small FBI team as they investigate crimes that involve "fringe-science" and advanced technology.

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Was Olivia really called “Han”, or was that a false memory?

OLIVIA: Well, I guess that I've always just enjoyed being on my own. Even when I was at boarding school, they used to call me "Han". PETER: As in "Solo"? That's cute. At least you had a nickname. ...
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Why does Olivia return in such a dramatic way from her visit with William Bell?

In the first season finale, Olivia gets to meet William Bell over there. On her way to the hotel, she swerves to narrowly avoid a car crash. In the second season premiere, the car crash has happened, ...
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Where does “Unearthed” fit in the _Fringe_ timeline?

Fringe episode "Unearthed" was originally shown as the 11th episode of the second season. However, this does not make much sense, since According to the production notes on Fringepedia The ...
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Question about the Machine Room bridge in “Fringe”

In "Fringe" Season 4 Episode 18, as Olivia and Walter use the Machine Room bridge to cross over to the parallel world, they are "Scanned" by a bright light. What is that scan for ???
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Are the events in “The No-Brainer” part of the pattern?

In S1E12 of Fringe, "The No-Brainer", a jobless computer programmer creates a computer virus that kills people by liquifying their brains. It looks as if a hand protrudes from the screen, grabbing the ...
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Why did John Scott attempt to kill Olivia in Fringe?

Since John Scott is later revealed to not be the traitor that we had thought that he was, why, near the end of the pilot episode, did he try to kill Olivia? I have seen all the episodes of the tv show ...
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Why did Francis shapeshifter leave the shape-shifter device behind?

In Season 2 of Fringe (spoiler): Assuming that the shapeshifter had plenty of time to change the bodies, why he left the shifter device in the nurse corpse? It makes no sense, he is stuck on ...
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Why is the Redverse from the 3rd season more advanced than the one seen in the 1st season?

In season 1 towards the season finale, Olivia seems to cross 'Over There' unwittingly, and it seems 'Over There' is very similar to 'Over Here.' But when they cross over again (Walter, Olivia and the ...
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What were the consequences of Teletransportation for David Robert Jones?

Towards the end of Season 1, David Robert Jones shows up at the FBI and demands to speak with Olivia Dunham, during the conversation she says something that implies he's going to die as a side-effect ...
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How did Lincoln Lee know Nick Lane?

In Season's 4 episode Titled Over There, Part 1, Walter Bishop, Sally Clark, Nick Lane, and Olivia Dunham travel to the Redverse and it's Fringe Division chase and surround them on a bridge, where ...
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Universe Colors

Fringe used to indicate the universe an episode would mostly play in by adapting the title sequence. This way, the different universes were matched with a color, which also makes referring to them in ...
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Two Timelines, (Almost) Same Event, but Several Years Apart?

In Fringe's season 1, the episode The Transformation (1x13) shows how Marshall Bowman travels on VertusAir flight 718. We witness how he develops some strange symptoms, withdraws into a lavatory and ...
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Fringe season 4 finale: Anti-observer tech

In the fringe season 4 finale, Jessica Holt used some sort of technology to block September such that he was unable to shift, or even move. Why was this technology not used in the war against the ...
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Do observers revert completely back to normal human form when the implanted technology is removed from their brains? (Fringe universe)

As shown in season 5, where September(Donald)'s implant is removed, he regains hair, emotions, compassion. But if the the implant makes permanent changes to the brain as is told to Peter when he ...
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Why in last episode of Fringe they are using a time machine while they can use December or the September's son to travel to 2167?

I recently watched the last episode of Fringe and a little confused with the end. Why they built a time machine, instead they can use September son's power to travel to 2167 or even December's power ...
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The flash in Walter Bishop's eye

I have watched the entire Fringe series 3 times now, and am glad to say, I could connect (most of) the dots. On the other hand, some things simply have no explanation. One of these was the occasional ...
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Why did the observers travel through time instead of colonising a new planet?

So I finally watched the last episode of fringe and apart from the plotholes/paradoxes time travel always creates in any book or movie, I liked it. One question though has always bothers me: the ...
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Why can't September directly go to 2167 and talk to Dr.Oslo instead of coming back to 2015 and interact with Dr.Walter?

September might have learned about fatherly affection when he first saw Dr.Walter literally jumping across worlds to save his own son. But in order to hide Michael why bring him back to 2015 rather ...
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Which Fringe episode did this happen in?

In one of Fringe's episodes, (I think in the 2nd or 3rd season), Walter states: I once went into the wrong house by mistake and slept there for three days. Which one was this? Give a basic ...
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Why did Michael step off the monorail at the end of the Fringe episode “The Boy Must Live”?

WARNING: Large spoilers for the last few episodes of Fringe. At the end of "The Boy Must Live", Michael allows himself to be captured by the Observers by stepping off a monorail just as it's leaving ...
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Why doesn't Cortexiphan kill William Bell in the Fringe Season four finale

In season 3 we learn that Cortexiphan is fatal for adults. Being as William had not had it as a kid, and the development of Cortexiphan was before the split in the timeline, how can William Bell take ...
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What paradox was Walter Bishop's plan supposed to avert in the series finale of Fringe?

I understand most of Walter's plan to defeat the Observers in the season finale. I even understand why someone must go with Michael to the year 2167, in order to make sure the boy reaches and ...
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Is the way they stop the bomb in Fringe season 4 episode “Forced Perspective” real or sci-fi

In "Forced Perspective", there's a man who has a big bomb in a car. It can be triggered by a radio signal. Peter blocks the bomb from getting triggered by having everyone turn their radios to 432.500 ...
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What is Fauxlivia guilty of in the revised timeline of Season 4?

In the original timeline of Season 3, we know there's a war between the two universes, that Olivia crosses over to save Peter, gets kidnapped, and Fauxlivia impersonates her in the Over Here universe. ...
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How do the time loops work in Fringe Season 4 episode “And Those We've Left Behind”

In Fringe season 4 episode "And Those We've Left Behind", there's a man who put his house into the past. He says it only works for 47 minutes at a time. However, his house is 4 years in the past. Did ...
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Why didn't the maggots kill Agent Charles Francis from Fringe?

Season 1 Episode 16 of "Fringe" features a creature that stings you. The stinger is left behind along with offspring in the form of maggots. One of the already dead people is nearly completely eaten ...
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Why is Fringe S04E19 not the first episode of Season 5?

We already know that episode 11 of season 2 was supposed to be air in season 1. That makes sense because they decided not to air it and finally changed their mind. But I can't understand why they ...
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Why doesn't Walter rebuild a window?

I am currently watching the third season, please avoid spoilers beyond the middle of this season (I just watched the flashback episode which make us see Olivia and Peter meet as kids). Walter tells ...
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Why are security checks in the alternate universe more severe than the first one?

In the television series Fringe, why is it that the security checks -- both in roads and in high security areas such as headquarters -- are more severe, with all the Unique Ids and hand scanning, than ...
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Which FRINGE division is more advanced?

In the Television series, FRINGE, out of the two parallel universes, the original one and the one from where peter was stolen, which has a better FRINGE division in terms of awareness about the ...
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What happened to Continental drift in Fringe Prime?

In episode 6 of season three, Fringe "6955 kHz". A secret code from a civilization millions of years old (before dinosaurs means more then 230 million years ago), is decoded and leads to the ...
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Equal Mass in both universes in Fringe

I'm only just getting to season 3, so if this has been answered later, just say that. In 2x14, Jackson, Walter says that the two universes will try to fix an imbalance in the mass of it's own ...
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In Fringe 2x16, How could Walter have copied the RAZR device?

I was watching the Fringe episode, "Peter" (Season 2, Episode 16), where it takes a look at Walter circa 1988, and he demonstrates to a room of military personnel what looks like a Motorola RAZR ...
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What is the history between Nina Sharp and Phillip Broyles?

We see hints of the relationship between Nina and Broyles throughout the show. Broyles seems to trust her during the first season even with evidence of her involvement with ZFT. Also there is the ...
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Why Were Observers So Cruel?

In the last season of Fringe the Observers became cruel monsters. Why were they so cruel? They got high-tech, they were even able to observe the Big Bang. Does a lack of emotion create that cruelty?
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Why Is There No Woman In Observers Future? [duplicate]

In one of recent episode of Fringe, We have seen that Observers not being born, just "manufactured". But it is not clarify that why there is no woman in the future, women could be also "manufactured". ...
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Why are observers only from our universe and not from other universes?

In all of Fringe, we only see observers from our universe. Why aren't there any observers from the other universe? (If there are no observers in other universes, that means our observers are the ...
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Why did December owe September?-Spoilers

In the final episode of Fringe (or maybe the second-to-last, I forget), September (Donald) goes to December and asks a favor of him, stating "You owe me." How/what did December owe?
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Why did the Fringe Team's Attack via the Shipping Lane Fail?

In the episode "An Origin Story", the Fringe team attacks the future via a shipping lane, a wormhole to the future. They, apparently, successfully collapse their end of the wormhole, to no effect. The ...
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Fringe: Why wasn't the truck that hit Captain Windmark teleported with him?

In the last episode of Fringe, when Captain Windmark tried to grab the boy (the anomaly XB-6783), Peter Bishop also tried to grab Captain Windmark. When the second Peter Bishop touched Captain ...
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Why dont the observers catch the fugitives?

In season 5, When this happens, why dont the observers just go back in time for a minute or 10?
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Why did the Observers invade?

We have learned that the Observers are just highly evolved humans. If that's the case, what's their motive for invading our present (their past)? The most obvious answer would be to ship some ...
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How could Walter send Peter the letter in the last episode?

THIS QUESTION CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT VIEWED THE LAST EPISODE In the last episode of Fringe, Peter finds a tape addressed to him, which was encased in amber. In this tape Walter ...
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Is that noise real?

In fringe, when the Observers try to 'read people', we can hear a high pitched noise. Is this noise real? (meaning it is heard by people 'in the room') Or is it some mechanism that is supposed to ...
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How does Peter stay in the primary universe, even though the Observers cease to exist?

In the Season 5 and series finale: Earlier on in the series we learn that: So wouldn't all this not happen when the Observers no longer exist? This would mean that Olivia and Peter never ...
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Fringe: how could September or any other man from the future catch gun bullets in the air?

In the series September says that he and the ones like him are just humans from the future that could take control over time and go to any time they want to go. But if they are just humans (even it ...
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Why Jadeite Coffee Cups in Science Fiction Series?

I have noticed many times in science fiction series like Fringe that characters will use a jadeite coffee cup. I was wondering what the significance is to this popular recurring prop? I tried to do ...
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Why did Walter use video tapes in Fringe?

Is there an in universe explanation as to why Walter onto video tapes rather than using DVD or video file. It seems to be very problematic to retrieve them and they seem to be very prone to ...
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What happened to the parallel universe in Fringe season 5?

It seems nobody cares about the parallel universe anymore, is it still there? What would happen if the observers took control over there, too? Or could humans in that world defeat the observers and ...
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What is the oldest difference between the red and blue universes in Fringe?

In "6955 kHz", a shapeshifter refers to "all's fair in love and war" as "something they say on this side," implying that they don't say it on the Other Side. Google tells me that the phrase can be ...