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      Season 2 – Fringe

      2009 Crime Drama Sci-Fi List
      81% 16 Reviews Tomatometer 82% 250+ Ratings Audience Score FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham is assigned to the bureau's Fringe Division, in which she investigates unusual crimes and occurrences. Assisting Olivia in her investigations are once-institutionalized scientist Dr. Walter Bishop, his jack-of-all-trades son, Peter, and FBI Junior Agent Astrid Farnsworth. As the team investigates cases of science gone awry, they discover connections to their own past and to a parallel universe. As the team solves cases in these interconnected worlds, new discoveries and complications continue to arise. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Sep 06 Buy Now

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      Fringe — Season 2

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      Fringe surpasses expectations in season two with stronger character development while maintaining its creepy sci-fi angle.

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Sep 17, 2009 A New Day in the Old Town Peter, unwittingly in a race against time with an ominous force, investigates Olivia's visit to a parallel universe. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 24, 2009 Night of Desirable Objects A construction worker goes missing after he is mysteriously drawn into an underground tunnel full of human remains; Walter tries to simulate travel between realities on frogs. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 1, 2009 Fracture A bomb blows up inside a train station but leaves no trace of any explosive device; Peter and Olivia's investigation leads them to Iraq. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 8, 2009 Momentum Deferred Olivia consumes a concoction Dr. Bishop gives her in hopes of stimulating her memory; the team investigates a series of robberies connected to shape-shifting. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 15, 2009 Dream Logic In Seattle the team investigates a man's attack on his boss, who he thought was a ram-horned demon; Broyles has a disconcerting meeting with Nina Sharp of Massive Dynamic. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 5, 2009 Earthling The Fringe Division undertakes a puzzling investigation into why victims are disintegrating into ash; the case casts light on Broyles' past; personal details about the division leader emerge. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 12, 2009 Of Human Action A kidnapping rapidly escalates into a hostage situation, and authorities closing in discover that an unknown force has mind-blowing consequences; Fringe Division identifies a link between the incident and Massive Dynamic. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 19, 2009 August A peculiar abduction in Boston leads the team to uncover details of the mysterious man known as the Observer; Walter, Peter and Astrid analyze unusual evidence and deal with Walter's insatiable appetite for milkshakes. Details Episode 9 Aired Dec 3, 2009 Snakehead When a cargo ship runs aground, the shoreline is littered with bodies, each hosting a large squidlike creature. Details Episode 10 Aired Dec 10, 2009 Grey Matters A patient at a mental hospital undergoes an impromptu surgery that unexpectedly leaves his brain exposed; Olivia sees a familiar face; William Bell resurfaces. Details Episode 11 Aired Jan 11, 2010 Unearthed After a teenage girl is pronounced brain dead she mysteriously reawakens, seemingly with the mind of a high-ranking Russian soldier. Details Episode 12 Aired Jan 14, 2010 Johari Window The team investigates a small town in upstate New York where disfigured people attempt to hide themselves. Details Episode 13 Aired Jan 21, 2010 What Lies Below Walter, Broyles and Astrid race to save Peter and Olivia when they are exposed to a life-threatening virus. Details Episode 14 Aired Jan 28, 2010 The Bishop Revival When a group of wedding guests in Massachusetts suffocate from the inside out, the team must find out how the toxin was delivered and targeted. Details Episode 15 Aired Feb 4, 2010 Jacksonville After a violent tremor shakes a Manhattan office building, the sole survivor leads the team to believe he is not from this reality; Olivia must face her mysterious past to save hundreds of people from certain death. Details Episode 16 Aired Apr 1, 2010 Peter While explaining Peter's otherworldly origins to Olivia, Walter flashes back to 1985; Peter's mother is introduced. Details Episode 17 Aired Apr 8, 2010 Olivia. In the Lab. With the Revolver. A perfectly healthy woman inexplicably dies; Olivia tries to keep Walter's secret from Peter. Details Episode 18 Aired Apr 15, 2010 White Tulip While investigating the mysterious deaths of passengers on a commuter train, Peter remains suspicious of Walter; the investigation leads the team to a very powerful man (Peter Weller). Details Episode 19 Aired Apr 22, 2010 The Man From the Other Side A shape-shifting embryo is discovered; Peter shares a family secret with Olivia. Details Episode 20 Aired Apr 29, 2010 Brown Betty Walter deals with upsetting news and tells Olivia's niece a fairy tale. Details Episode 21 Aired May 6, 2010 Northwest Passage Peter teams up with Sheriff Mathis on a mysterious murder case; Walter faces the possibility of being sent back to St. Claire's; someone from the "other side" visits. Details Episode 22 Aired May 13, 2010 Over There Olivia travels to the parallel universe with Walter, who faces-off with William Bell (Leonard Nimoy). Details Episode 23 Aired May 20, 2010 Over There Sacrifices are made and both universes may forever be changed. Details Next
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      Previous Alan Sepinwall Uproxx I don't find myself invested in these characters, their stories, or this world (or these worlds, rather). May 24, 2018 Full Review Noel Murray AV Club The show has learned to mix humor, drama, action and creep-outs. A- May 24, 2018 Full Review Ken Tucker Entertainment Weekly Fringe has been not-so-quietly exceeding all expectations in terms of quality in its second season. A- Sep 17, 2009 Full Review Alexander Joenks Pajiba The second season picked up that momentum and ran with it, letting things get stranger even as answers to earlier questions were doled out. Jun 19, 2018 Full Review Vic Holtreman Screen Rant Overall I enjoyed this season premiere and am looking forward to upcoming episodes. May 24, 2018 Full Review Ramsey Isler IGN Movies It's true that Fringe suffered from a bit of a sophomore slump, but it seems like the show runners got their mojo back just in time to go out with a bang. 8/10 May 24, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous Eva A re- watched this recently. I thought it held up well Good sci-fi that verges on fantasy. Weekly wonder to solve and season long arcs. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 12/29/23 Full Review David W Superb. One of my all time favourite sci-fi series continues to deliver great story lines and expands the lore beautifully. It still has has suspense, humour, wit and invention in spades. The acting is superb from the main cast who have wonderful chemistry. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/28/23 Full Review Toms c Filling that x-files gap. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 06/10/23 Full Review Charles W What a fantastic series! Intelligent, interesting, fun, etc. As I watch in 2023 it is interesting to see how far the FBI and CDC have fallen on the credibility scale with Americans since this show was on. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/08/23 Full Review Audience Member Just keeps getting better. The cast is phenomenal, the writers are in love with the concept… it all just shows on screen. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Season was event better then the first season Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Jon Cassar
      Executive Producer
      J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, Bryan Burk
      TV-14 (L|V)
      Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Sep 17, 2009
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