Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
She committed suicide.. Initially, it is believed that Walter's wife died in a car accident, but later in the series, Peter says that his mother actually committed suicide and that his father was trying to protect him at the time.
|Walter has never gotten over the guilt he's felt from stealing Peter from the other side. What sign does he ask of God to show that he's been forgiven?||What Do You Know About "Fringe"?
A white tulip. While God himself doesn't give him the white tulip, he receives a drawing of one in the mail, which gives him peace at last.
|Olivia Dunham has psychic powers from an experiment that was done to her when she was a child, and administered the drug Cortexiphan. What other unique ability does she have?||What Do You Know About "Fringe"?
She can identify objects from the alternate universe.. Olivia is able to see a shimmer around objects from the alternate dimension, which is how she is able to identify a building that is about to disappear and how she knows that Peter is from the other side.
The ZFT. The Fringe division is always after the ZFT, which is a terrorist organization responsible for all of the odd and inexplicable things that happen.
|After his own Peter dies, Walter breaks through to the other world to save the other Peter, who is now near death. He leaves his world with the cure and promises Peter's mother on the other side that he'll bring him back. Why doesn't he return him?||What Do You Know About "Fringe"?
Walter's wife sees Peter from the other side and he realizes he can't take Peter away from her again.. While it is true that the medicine vial does break when Walter breaks through and he does need to bring Peter back to his lab to save him, he fully intends to keep his promise. However, when Walter's wife, who has just lost her son on this side, sees the other Peter, he realizes that she can't suffer the same loss twice.
Bird Flu. In this world, Peter does die from this rare form of bird flu. In the other, Walter sees his alternate, or "Walternate" find the cure, but not recognize it. He makes the cure and breaks through to the other world to save him.
She wants to get John Scott's memories out of her head.. Ever since John Scott died, Olivia suffered from memories that were so real, she actually saw and heard him. Fearing for her sanity, she was willing to risk it all to purge her ex-fiance's memories from her mind.
Mitchell Loeb. Mitchell Loeb, a double agent, purposely ingests the parasite to get crucial information about a case, nearly dying in the process.
The Observer. In keeping with the story's plot that the Observers are always watching but rarely acting in human affairs, the Observer always appears in each episode, although often, he is only seen for a very brief period of time and is very easy to miss.
William Bell. William Bell was formerly the lab partner of Walter Bishop, where they studied an alternate universe and carried out questionable scientific trials.
|All but one of the opening title sequences have been featured in more than one "Fringe" episode. Which season finale episode, that partly took place in 2026, had a unique gray motif and mentioned futuristic topics such as 'Thought Extraction' and 'Brain Porting'?||Patterns in "Fringe"
The Day We Died. "The Day We Died" was the season three finale. Among other sciences and concepts mentioned in its unique motif are 'Chaos Structure', 'Dual Maternity', 'Water' and 'Hope'.
All the other options are episodes which introduced a new motif. "Over There" had the red motif, while "Neither Here Nor There" had an amber motif with concepts like 'Existence', 'Time Paradox' and 'Psychogenesis'. "Peter" is a season two flashback episode whose opening sequence has a 1980s motif and 8-bit music, and topics like 'Personal Computing', 'Nanotechnology' and 'Genetic Engineering'.
|The opening title sequence for each episode features a specific motif and mentions several Fringe Sciences and scientific concepts related to the timeline and world of the episode. Which season two episode was the first to feature a red motif dedicated to the alternate universe, instead of the classic blue?||Patterns in "Fringe"
Over There. "Over There" was the season two finale and was split into two parts. The first part was the very first episode to feature the red motif. The sciences and concepts mentioned were mostly the same as those in the blue motif. The only exception is 'Parallel Universes', which was replaced with 'First People'.
|Apart from the differences between the alternate versions of people, the alternate universe had another major difference to ours. What was that difference?||Patterns in "Fringe"
Its technology was more advanced. The alternate universe appeared to have several other differences. For example, over there coffee is a rare and expensive commodity. Another big difference is that the alternate Fringe Team were considered heroes, while the Fringe Team in our universe had to operate in secret.
|Walter's personality and appearance was similar to that of Alternate Walter (aka Walternate). Walternate, however, had a different job. What was that?||Patterns in "Fringe"
Secretary of Defense of the United States. When our Walter crossed over to the alternate universe and took Peter (Walternate's son), the portal he opened damaged the alternate universe, initiating a series of bizarre events. Having lost his son and seeing his world being damaged, Walternate developed the substance called amber to stop the rifts that occurred in his universe. When the existence of alternate universes was confirmed at the end of season two, Walternate started a campaign to infiltrate our universe.
|After the Fringe Team discovered the existence of an alternate universe similar to ours, they also found out that the alternate versions of themselves differ in some ways. Apart from hair color, what is Alternate Olivia's biggest difference to the one from our universe?||Patterns in "Fringe"
Alternate Olivia is more social, open and playful. The difference between the two Olivias is obvious from the very first episode that Alternate Olivia appeared in. Alternate Olivia is also more deceptive. These differences are attributed to the Cortexiphan trials, which made the Olivia from our universe very reserved.
Other characters differ from their alternate versions in different ways. Broyles and Alternate Broyles have almost identical personalities, but Alternate Broyles is married and has a son, while our Broyles is divorced.
|Fourth season's "Letters of Transit" strayed from the normal format by being set in a different time and world. When, and in what world, did the events of "Letters of Transit" take place?||Patterns in "Fringe"
In the year 2036, with the world ruled by the Observers. When it originally aired, "Letters of Transit" appeared to be completely out of place, but it soon became clear that it served as a preview of the fifth season, during which the Fringe Team try to overthrow the Observers. In "Letters of Transit", Henrietta Bishop tried to find the members of the original Fringe Team and free them from the amber. At the end of the episode she freed Peter, who recognized her as his and Olivia's daughter.
|Third season's "Lysergic Acid Diethylamide" was another unique "Fringe" episode. What was the feature that made it stand out?||Patterns in "Fringe"
The characters appeared as cartoons for a big part of the episode. In "Lysergic Acid Diethylamide", Peter and Walter went into Olivia's mind after her conscious self disappeared (which is as confusing as it sounds!). There, they met a cartoon version of William Bell (voiced by Leonard Nimoy) and turned into cartoons themselves, while looking for Olivia.
"Fringe" had a couple of flashback episodes, but "Lysergic Acid Diethylamide" wasn't one of them.
|Some of the "Fringe" episodes break away from the normal episode format. Second season's "Brown Betty" was an episode unlike any other in "Fringe". What was so unique about it?||Patterns in "Fringe"
It was a musical episode set in a film noir atmosphere. In the events before "Brown Betty", Peter had found out that he is from the alternate universe. Unable to forgive Walter for lying to him, Peter left Boston. In "Brown Betty", Olivia's niece Ella visited Walter's lab. In order to entertain her, Walter made up a story with the characters of "Fringe", that took place in a film noir setting.
|The Observers are a group of people with mysterious abilities and secret intentions, who follow an unusual pattern in their names. What were some of the names they have used?||Patterns in "Fringe"
August, September and December. The Observers have an unusual appearance, since they are all bald and have no eyebrows. They have appeared as spectators on many important events throughout history and they are able to read someone's thoughts. The Observers usually act in a calm and detached manner, as though they have no emotions. There have been incidents which suggest they are capable of emotions, such as when the Observer called August claimed he loved a woman.
|In the series finale, "An Enemy of Fate", Peter and Olivia break into Observer headquarters to rescue Broyles, who is being tortured by Captain Windmark. They used a number of biological weapons against the Observers inside that they had collected from all the Fringe cases they had worked in the past. Which biological weapon did they NOT use in the raid on the Observers?||Fringe
The suicide-inducing virus from "What Lies Below". This scene served as a long "love letter" to the fans who had watched the show from the beginning and rewarded them with a brilliantly shot sequence that referenced all of the memorable cases that the Fringe team has ever come across.
|Back in Season 4 Olivia inexplicably regained her memories of the previous timeline and was able to remember Peter and her experiences with him. In Season 5 Walter regains his memories of Peter from the past as well. What was the reason for Walter finally being able to remember Peter?||Fringe
Michael (the Kid Observer) touched him and restored his memories. Michael also revealed the plan for defeating the Observers to Walter and the identity of the mysterious "Donald", being none other than September himself. After being discovered for his helping of the Fringe team on numerous occasions, the other Observers captured him and performed a "biological reversion" on him, removing his tech and effectively turning him into a human again. He and Walter then began coming up with their plan to effectively defeat the Observers.
|In the Season 5 premiere "Transilience Thought Unifier, Model-11", which character from previous seasons is revealed to be in possession of Olivia, who is still trapped in amber?||Fringe
Ed Markham. Markham had come to possess Olivia in hopes of one day freeing her from the amber and her falling in love with him for rescuing her. Markham, you sad, lonely man...
|What is the name of William Bell's cargo ship in the Season 4 finale "Brave New World"?||Fringe
Talos. Having revealed himself to Walter as being the mastermind behind everything and that Jones was merely a pawn to his scheme, Bell proceeds to show Walter his vision of a new universe where he himself will assume the role of God and that Walter cannot stop it due to Olivia being the "power source" fueling the creation, leading to Walter's decision to shoot Olivia in the head to stop Bell from succeeding. Olivia survives however when Walter removes the bullet from her head and the Cortexiphan heals her.
|Which antagonist is revealed to still be alive and wrecking havoc in the alternate timeline in Season 4?||Fringe
David Robert Jones. In the new timeline created by The Observers, Jones ended up not being decapitated between universes due to Peter's non-existence and thus not being there to close the portal and stop him.
|When Peter finally reappears in the altered timeline in Season 4, where does he physically manifest?||Fringe
In Reidan Lake. Peter appears as visions and dreams to both Olivia and Walter over the first four episodes before finally reappearing in Reidan Lake. In order to achieve this timeline, September purposefully did not save him as a child from drowning in the lake when he and Walter came back from the Alternate Universe in 1985.
|In the Season 3 episode "Subject 13", it is revealed that Massive Dynamic in the Alternate Universe goes by a different name there. What is it?||Fringe
Bishop Dynamic. Due to Walternate and William Bell never having had the opportunity to meet in the Alternate Universe (the Bell over there died in a car accident as a teenager), Walternate ultimately was the one who founded the conglomerate known as Bishop Dynamic.
|How does Peter discover that Alternate Olivia is not his Olivia at the end of the Season 3 episode "The Abducted"?||Fringe
A janitor from Liberty Island calls him and gives him a message from Olivia. In the following episode "Entrada", which picks up directly from the last episode, Peter tests Alternate Olivia himself by reciting the Greek phrase that his Olivia spoke to him after she awoke from her coma following her return from the Alternate Universe in the Season 2 premiere "A New Day in the Old Town". Alternate Olivia asks what it means, which confirms Peter's suspicions.
|In the Season 3 premiere "Olivia", what does Walternate have Prime Universe Olivia injected with that prevents her from escaping the Alternate Universe?||Fringe
B-lymphocyte cells that replace her memories with Alternate Olivia's. The adrenaline rush that resulted from Olivia's escape from Liberty Island allowed the b-lymphocytes to cross the blood-brain barrier and begin replacing her memories with Alternate Olivia's. Her overwhelming love for Peter manifested itself in her mind as visions of him that ultimately lead to her remembering who she really is.
|In the Season 2 episode "White Tulip", what is the name of the street that is near the primary cell tower that the Fringe team discovers is handling the signal from Arlette Turling's cell phone?||Fringe
Albany Street. In this scene, Peter recognizes the street as being near MIT campus, where they suspect Alistair Peck has a lab that he uses for his time travel experiments there.
|In the Season 2 episode "Peter", who taught Prime Universe Peter how to roll a quarter across his knuckles?||Fringe
Walter Bishop. When we see our Peter before he is taken from the Alternate Universe by Walter, it is revealed that the Elizabeth Bishop over there is the one who taught him how to perform this trick, demonstrating the subtle differences between the universes.
|During Season 2 an episode was aired that was originally filmed for Season 1, but didn't air then for unknown reasons. What was the name of this episode?||Fringe
"Unearthed". When "Unearthed" premiered during Season 2, it caused a massive amount of confusion amongst viewers due to its featuring of Special Agent Charlie Francis, who had been killed off in the fourth episode "Momentum Deferred" before this episode aired.