Toon’s Fringe Page

Summary

FBI agent Olivia Dunham and Peter Bishop are faced with a rapidly spreading unexplained phenomenon of the threatening kind…In an attempt to stop the spread, they enlist the assistance of Bishop’s estranged father, the institutionalized scientist Dr. Walter Bishop, a man with a terrifying past. Dawson’s Creek‘s Joshua Jackson plays the role of Peter Bishop, a smart guy with many gambling debts. Anna Torv (The Secret Life of Us) plays Olivia Dunham, a young, tough FBI agent who has to confront an unexplained phenomenon. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King‘s John Noble and The Wire‘s Lance Reddick are also on the cast: Noble as Dr. Walter Bishop and Reddick as Phillip Broyles, a special agent for Homeland Security head of the Fringe division, that investigates terrorist and paranormal events. Alongside them are veteran actress Blair Brown and Take the Lead actress Jasika Nicole. Brown plays Nina Sharp, a veteran Chief Operating Officer of Massive Dynamic, a cutting-edge research company, while Nicole plays Astrid Farnsworth, a federal assistant.

Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson), Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) and Walter Bishop (John Noble)

Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson), Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) and Walter Bishop (John Noble)

This sci-fi drama was created by Transformers /Star Trek/ Mission: Impossible III‘s J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.

The Observer (Michael Ceveris), a mysterious man linking every event in the pattern. He can be spotted in every episode of the show. "Where's Wally" kinda thing.

The Observer (Michael Ceveris), a mysterious man linking every event in the pattern. He can be spotted in every episode of the show. "Where's Wally" kinda thing.

Agent Dunham and Peter, one of the many dynamic and interesting chemistries on the show.

Agent Dunham and Peter, one of the many dynamic and interesting chemistries on the show.

Toon’s Take:

‘Fringe’ is a show that has captivated me like few others. Although the concept is steeped knee deep in science fiction, the characters of the show down to the fringe are greatly scripted, well acted and thoroughly captivating in each of their story lines. The key of any good show is depth and intrigue, ‘Fringe’ possesses these qualities in spades. Even though it avoids continuation sometimes by taking an episodic format  (slightly more CSI than Lost so to speak), it all cumulates since every episode serves to piece together a larger puzzle. There is a fascinating story developing in this show, and as the scenery and worlds shift in ‘Fringe’, I expect the show to evolve accordingly.

There is a war coming, and I absolutely can not wait for the second season.

Episode Reviews


Episode Guide


Season 1

#

Title

Date Aired

T.O.W.

Toon’s Rating

1

Pilot

9/9/2008

The infected airplane, John Scott contamination, Olivia finds Bishop

8 / 10

2

The Same Old Story

16/9/2008

Woman gets pregnant in minutes, gives birth, dies, child ages years in minutes, Olivia meets Nina Sharp at Massive Dynamic

8 / 10

3

The Ghost Network

23/9/2008

Man with visions, sees people become asphyxiated inside a bus, Olivia uses his help to find the killer

6 / 10

4

The Arrival

30/9/2008

An alien-looking cylinder appears from underground, The Observer and Bishop meet, Olivia begins noticing The Pattern.

10 / 10

5

Power Hungry

14/10/2008

A series of events and deaths occur with electrical devices malfunction, with one man connecting all the scenes.

6 / 10

6

The Cure

21/10/2008

A missing woman reappears without memory but begins to unintentionally kill people around with immense radiation poisoning. Peter deals with Nina Sharp and a discovery about Olivia’s past is made.

7 / 10

7

In Which We Meet Mr. Jones

11/11/2008

Agent Broyle’s best friend is the focus of a biological attack that creates a parasite around his heart, the cure lies with a man in maximum security prison in Germany, Mr. Jones. Olivia heads to confront him.

9 / 10

8

The Equation

18/11/2008

A child genius is kidnapped in strange circumstances, Olivia finds a pattern, Bishop remembers an equation regarding the kidnapping pattern and goes back to his Mental Asylum to seek answers from an old friend.


7 / 10

9

The Dreamscape

25/11/2008

Massive Dynamic employee hallucinates a physical attack and jumps to his death in panic, Olivia uses John Scott’s memories to help in the investigation and discovers many secrets

8 / 10

10

Safe

2/12/2008

10 / 10

11

Bound

20/1/2009

9 / 10

12

The No-Brainer

27/1/2009

8 / 10

13

The Transformation

3/2/2009

9 / 10

14

Ability

10/2/2009

9 / 10

15

Inner Child

7/4/2009

9 / 10

16

Unleashed

14/4/2009

8 / 10

17

Bad Dreams

21/4/2009

9 / 10

18

Midnight

28/4/2009

6 / 10

19

The Road Not Taken

5/5/2009

10 / 10

20

There’s More Than One of Everything

12/5/2009

10 / 10

Coming soon.

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