Fringe (season 4)

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Fringe (season 4)
Fringe S4 DVD.jpg
Region 1 DVD cover art
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Broadcast
Original channel Fox
Original run September 23, 2011 (2011-09-23) – May 11, 2012 (2012-05-11)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 September 4, 2012 (2012-09-04)[1]
Region 2 September 24, 2012 (2012-09-24)[2]
Region 4 October 31, 2012 (2012-10-31)[3]
Blu-ray Disc release
Region A September 4, 2012 (2012-09-04)[1]
Region B October 31, 2012 (2012-10-31)[3]
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List of Fringe episodes

The fourth season of the American science fiction television series Fringe premiered on Fox on September 23, 2011 and concluded on May 11, 2012, consisting of 22 episodes. The series is produced by Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The show was officially renewed for a fourth season on March 24, 2011.[4]

Season summary[edit]

Peter's actions of using the Wave Form Device to create a bridge between the two universes have caused him to erase himself from the timeline; a new timeline, in which young Peter was not saved by September after falling through the ice of Reiden Lake in 1985 after Walter's crossing, is set in motion. Despite the absence of Peter, the bridge has created a healing effect on the parallel universe, and both Fringe teams resolve their former differences and work together on cases.

Olivia and a more sheltered Walter continue to explore Fringe events, but are aware of a memory of Peter that haunts them. Due to their actions, Peter suddenly materializes in this timeline, though his identity is not initially known nor is he trusted. However, as he spends time with the Fringe team, Olivia starts to gain memories of the original timeline, and though both are initially worried about this effect, allow it to continue on, rediscovering their romance from before. During one case, a wounded September appears to Olivia, warning her that she dies in every future that he can see, before disappearing. September later appears to Peter after he activates a strange artifact, which acted like a homing beacon to September. September explains the other Observers hid this universe from him purposely, and that this timeline is Peter's true home.

As part of the change of the original timeline, David Robert Jones remains alive and is able to cross back and forth between the two universes, using an advanced army of shapeshifters, the parallel universe's version of Nina Sharp, and the parallel Broyles, whom he has blackmailed to initiate events. He gathers a large collection of the mineral amfilocite, which enables him to build devices that can merge the two universes together for disastrous results. Both Fringe teams fear that a larger plan is afoot, and later, when Jones is able to trigger microquakes across the globe in both universes simultaneously, the two sides agree that Jones must be stopped before both worlds are destroyed.

Their first action is to disable the bridge created by the Wave Form Device, believing this enables the simultaneous events, but this proves ineffective. The prime universe Fringe team continues to track Jones' actions, and discover that he is in the employ of William Bell, still alive in this timeline, who seeks to destroy both universes as to create a void for a third one to be made, with Olivia's Cortexiphan abilities enabling this event to occur. In a stalemate, Walter shoots Olivia in the head with a bullet, disrupting Bell's plan, and as Bell escapes, Walter helps to extract the bullet from Olivia, her Cortexiphan healing her body.

After Olivia's recovery, she finds herself pregnant with Peter's child. Walter is approached by September and told that "they are coming", alluding to a future in 2036 where the Observers have taken over humanity.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

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66 1 "Neither Here Nor There" Joe Chappelle Story by: Jeff Pinkner & J. H. Wyman & Akiva Goldsman
Teleplay by: J. H. Wyman & Jeff Pinkner
September 23, 2011 (2011-09-23) 3X7001 3.48[6]
A week passes after the Fringe divisions in both universes have begun to work together to solve the impending collapse. Olivia investigates a case where Lincoln Lee from the prime universe witnessed a man with translucent skin attacking and killing his partner Robert (guest star Joe Flanigan) while tracking a sale of illegal weapons. Lincoln insists on following Olivia and the division around to solve the case for his partner's sake and he discovers that there is more than one victim and multiple bodies have turned up undisclosed by the Fringe division. They eventually track down not one, but two killers with the same translucent skin at their hideout and kill them, but not before the killers burn their research notes and a third suspect, unobserved, gets away. Olivia decides to bring Lincoln into the loop and have him visit the hangar with the doomsday device with both teams setting up inside the facility. Lincoln meets Fauxlivia as she is being informed by Olivia about a biological device recovered from one of the killer's bodies and deduce them to be a new form of shapeshifters originated from humans. Throughout the episode, Peter Bishop appears and disappears and Walter gets a fright upon seeing him although not recognizing him due to the changed timeline. The Observer is sent to "correct" the timeline by erasing Peter's presence completely but does not go through in the end, while Walter is shocked to see Peter appear again on the reflection of his TV screen at the end of the episode.
67 2 "One Night in October" Brad Anderson Alison Schapker & Monica Owusu-Breen September 30, 2011 (2011-09-30) 3X7002 3.05[7]
The parallel universe Fringe division requests the prime universe's counterparts to help capture a highly intelligent serial killer, John McClellan, who has killed his victims by freezing their brain while experiencing their happier moments of their life. The parallel universe's Olivia wants Olivia to escort the prime universe's version of John, a professor in forensic psychology, to track down his movements, but without revealing the existence of the parallel universe to him. John helps to identify the killer's movements, but soon comes to realize that he is in the parallel universe, and escapes from the Fringe team. He ultimately meets with his doppelganger, and together discover that though sharing the same life as a boy, their lives diverged due to the presence of a woman named Marjorie in the prime John's life that helped to soothe his homicidal tendencies. The parallel universe's John uses his equipment to experience the joy of Marjorie from his counterpart, but becomes distraught over his actions and commits suicide. The experience traumatizes the prime universe's John, removing the memories of his experience in the parallel universe and of Marjorie. At the end of the episode, Walter starts hearing Peter's voice, begging for his help.
68 3 "Alone in the World" Miguel Sapochnik David Fury October 7, 2011 (2011-10-07) 3X7003 3.18[8]
Two young bullies are found dead and in just a few hours they rot to an advanced state of decomposition. The Fringe team investigates and uncovers a fungus is behind the decay. The fungus is tied to a young boy, who Walter bonds with whilst becoming increasingly distracted with his mental state.
69 4 "Subject 9" Joe Chappelle Jeff Pinkner & J. H. Wyman & Akiva Goldsman October 14, 2011 (2011-10-14) 3X7004 3.16[9]
Olivia uncovers a dangerous force that may be connected to past experiments with the nootropic drug Cortexiphan. The investigation forces Walter to leave the lab for the first time in years and travel with Olivia to interview Cameron James, one of the Cortexiphan subjects Walter experimented on. After gaining James' help, his talent enables Peter Bishop to return to the timeline.
70 5 "Novation" Paul Holahan J. R. Orci & Graham Roland November 4, 2011 (2011-11-04) 3X7005 3.21[10]
Peter Bishop has returned to the altered timeline, but no one recognizes him. Walter refuses to have anything to do with him. Meanwhile, the Fringe division deals with the threat of the translucent shapeshifters when a former Massive Dynamic scientist is taken by a shapeshifter, who forces him to create a serum that will enable them to change their form more quickly. Eventually, the shapeshifter escapes and the Fringe team is no more closer than before.
71 6 "And Those We've Left Behind" Brad Anderson Robert Chiappetta & Glen Whitman November 11, 2011 (2011-11-11) 3X7006 3.03[11]
All over Boston, time anomalies are occurring, looping back four years. The Fringe Team traces the anomalies back to a married couple who have discovered a way to stay in the past for four years.
72 7 "Wallflower" Anthony Hemingway Matthew Pitts & Justin Doble November 18, 2011 (2011-11-18) 3X7007 2.88[12]
A man mysteriously dies by an invisible force. The Fringe Team traces it to an old experiment done by Massive Dynamic on a newborn baby who was born with an incurable genetic disease which allowed him to become invisible. Meanwhile, Olivia is suffering from sudden headaches, secretly revealed to be the work of Nina Sharp, who is dosing her nightly with Cortexiphan.
73 8 "Back to Where You've Never Been" Jeannot Szwarc David Fury & Graham Roland January 13, 2012 (2012-01-13) 3X7008 2.87[13]
Wanting to return home, Peter gets the help of Olivia and Lincoln to travel to the alternate universe to try and find his way home, while the Fringe teams in both universes continue to deal with the threat of shapeshifters, as their origin mystery expands. Lincoln has his own purposes for crossing Over There, namely to spy on Secretary Bishop, much to Peter's concern. After nearly being shot by two Fringe agents, Peter is able to get his mother's help to see the Secretary, who is revealed not to be the cause of the shapeshifters. Meanwhile, while awaiting Lincoln and Peter's return, Olivia is visited by September, who gives her a dire warning.
74 9 "Enemy of My Enemy" Joe Chappelle Monica Owusu-Breen & Alison Schapker January 20, 2012 (2012-01-20) 3X7009 3.19[14]
The alternate Fringe team tracks the shapeshifters to a revived David Robert Jones, who survived the universe crossing with Peter's erasure from time. After capturing him, he initiates several terrorist attacks until he is released. After being released, he disappears only to appear in the prime universe to steal a rare mineral, 'Amphilicite', only to cross back to the parallel universe and disappear. In the wake of Jones' escape, the two universes agree to work together to defeat Jones and his army.
75 10 "Forced Perspective" David Solomon Ethan Gross January 27, 2012 (2012-01-27) 3X7010 3.33[15]
Olivia copes with September's warning; Peter and the team track a girl with the ability to predict death. Olivia is concerned that the death the girl is predicting might just be her own.
76 11 "Making Angels" Charles Beeson Akiva Goldsman & J. H. Wyman & Jeff Pinkner February 3, 2012 (2012-02-03) 3X7011 3.20[16]
Our Astrid gets an unexpected visit from her Alternate, while Peter and Olivia track a killer using a toxin that has yet to be invented. Both universes collide in a case that pushes the boundaries of what is possible.
77 12 "Welcome to Westfield" David Straiton J. R. Orci & Graham Roland February 10, 2012 (2012-02-10) 3X7012 3.05[17]
Peter, Olivia and Walter come face to face with a mysterious and terrifying Fringe event as they get trapped in a town that there's no escaping from. Olivia seems to start to remember things from the life of the "actual" Olivia. At the end of the episode, she kisses Peter as though they are still in a relationship.
78 13 "A Better Human Being" Joe Chappelle Story by: Glen Whitman & Robert Chiappetta
Teleplay by: Alison Schapker & Monica Owusu-Breen
February 17, 2012 (2012-02-17) 3X7013 3.00[18]
As the Fringe team investigates a mentally ill patient who appears to be connected to a series of murders, frightening clues and connections are uncovered that lead Olivia to some shocking revelations.
79 14 "The End of All Things" Jeff Hunt David Fury February 24, 2012 (2012-02-24) 3X7014 3.08[19]
While Olivia is held captive, the rest of the team learn more about the mysterious Observers.
80 15 "A Short Story About Love" J. H. Wyman J. H. Wyman & Graham Roland March 23, 2012 (2012-03-23) 3X7015 2.87[20]
Following the recent shocking revelations and emotional events, Peter weighs his options as the Fringe team investigates a killer targeting love.
81 16 "Nothing As It Seems" Frederick E. O. Toye Jeff Pinkner & Akiva Goldsman March 30, 2012 (2012-03-30) 3X7016 3.08[21]
The Fringe team faces a case that appears familiar to Peter. Strangely, it takes place in this world.
82 17 "Everything in Its Right Place" David Moxness Story by: J. R. Orci & Matthew Pitts
Teleplay by: David Fury & J. R. Orci
April 6, 2012 (2012-04-06) 3X7017 3.01[22]
Lincoln travels to the other side to join forces with Fauxlivia and his own alternate, as they search for a vigilante with a surprising connection to the shapeshifters.
83 18 "The Consultant" Jeannot Szwarc Christine Lavaf April 13, 2012 (2012-04-13) 3X7018 2.84[23]
Walter travels to the Alternate Universe to assist in the investigation of a Fringe event with ties to both worlds.
84 19 "Letters of Transit" Joe Chappelle Akiva Goldsman & J. H. Wyman & Jeff Pinkner April 20, 2012 (2012-04-20) 3X7019 3.03[24]
The Observers and the team engage in a battle in the year 2036.
85 20 "Worlds Apart" Charles Beeson Story by: Graham Roland
Teleplay by: Matthew Pitts & Nicole Phillips
April 27, 2012 (2012-04-27) 3X7020 3.09[25]
Both teams fight for the same cause; shocking developments related to the Cortexiphan children arise.
86 21 "Brave New World (Part 1)" Joe Chappelle J. H. Wyman & Jeff Pinkner & Akiva Goldsman May 4, 2012 (2012-05-04) 3X7021 2.73[26]
Walter is forced to revisit his painful past when a fringe event causes people to spontaneously combust; the team faces off with David Robert Jones.
87 22 "Brave New World (Part 2)" Joe Chappelle Jeff Pinkner & J. H. Wyman & Akiva Goldsman May 11, 2012 (2012-05-11) 3X7022 3.11[27]
The Fringe team is pushed to their breaking point as they desperately attempt to prevent a catastrophic event that threatens the lives of everyone.

Production[edit]

Crew[edit]

In May 2011, David Fury joined the series as a writer and producer, having previously worked with co-creator J.J. Abrams on Lost.[28] His first writing credit included the season's third episode, "Alone in the World".[29]

Writing[edit]

Peter's return will "give us an engine for the greater part of the season."

— Co-showrunner Jeff Pinkner discussing the consequences of how Peter returns[30]

According to executive producers/showrunners Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman, the fourth season would start with the idea that "Peter no longer exists", and also that the audience would "very much see the consequences of what happened in Seasons 1, 2 and 3".[31] These consequences included changes in the past; Pinkner and Wyman noted that though Peter was the impetus for Walter to cross over starting the chain of events, in this alternate history, Walter and William likely would have found their own way to cross, leading to the same events but with some events that "may have happened differently".[32] Specifically, they identified that instead of Walter being brought out of a mental institution by Peter, Olivia becomes the one that does this; this changes Walter's re-acclimation to the outside world, and further alters Astrid's fate, now a field agent instead of being Walter's caretaker.[33]

The producers stated they would continue to employ the use of flashbacks episodes as they "deepened the emotions of these characters", using these as well as flash-forwards "if it suits the story and the things we are trying to get across".[34] Pinkner and Wyman also stated that they viewed the premiere episode of the fourth season "like a new pilot" to draw in viewers who wanted to watch the show but did not know when to start.[35] Actor John Noble later clarified that this approach can be used "to unravel some of that mythology a bit" to explain the impact of the disappearance of Peter to new viewers.[36] Despite the apparent disappearance of his character, Joshua Jackson remains as the show's lead actor and is committed to a full fourth season.[32] Jackson stated that Peter will be back on the show, but "will be different than he was before".[37] This fact was played with at the 2011 San Diego Comic Convention where the Fringe cast appeared for a panel; a teaser video showed fake auditions for the open role of Peter, and included cameo appearances by Michael Emerson, Zachary Quinto, Greg Grunberg, Jorge Garcia, Danny Pudi, and Jeff Probst and concluded with Jackson himself dressed as an Observer.[37]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Fourth season promotional poster

IGN reviewer Ramsey Isler gave the fourth season a score of 7.5 out of 10, calling it "not Fringe's best." His criticisms were that he felt the first third of the season was "inconsistent", with some episodes feeling "aimless", and the absence of Joshua Jackson as Peter in the beginning of the season hurt the show. Isler was more positive of the second half of the season, labeling the episode "Enemy of My Enemy" as the turning point of the season, with the reintroduction of villain David Robert Jones (played by Jared Harris). He highlighted "The End of All Things" as the best of the season, saying it had "absolutely brilliant writing and clever plot twists". The episodes "A Short Story About Love" and "Letters of Transit" were also named standouts, with the latter episode being called "intriguing and bold". He also enjoyed the return of William Bell (Leonard Nimoy), calling it "the biggest and most welcome surprise of the season". He concluded in saying the two-part finale wrapped up "adequately", but felt the biggest strength was the setting up for the final season, with the world we saw in "Letters of Transit".[38]

After viewing "Letters of Transit", the season's 19th episode, Entertainment Weekly columnist Ken Tucker stated, "I've said it before: One reason Fringe has a tough time attracting a big audience is that the mass audience that’s dropped away doesn't realize how much heart and soul, how much well-wrought romanticism, has been poured into this series, while its cult audience is regularly grumpy that Fringe declines to turn into the sci-fi epic some seem to want it to be. I know this season's timeline switcheroo has alienated some viewers, but even when the show veers off into mythology complexities that start to give me the megrims, I keep faith that Fringe is going to bring it back to the heart of what matters."[39]

Ratings[edit]

The season premiere was watched by an estimated 3.5 million viewers.[6] It scored a 1.5/5 ratings share among viewers 18-49, up 25% from the previous spring's season finale.[40] By the end of November 2011, Fringe was the network's lowest rated program.[41]

According to a report released by Nielsen Company, Fringe was the only network television series among the top ten of most time-shifted shows of 2011. The report continued that time shifting increased the series' overall audience by eighty percent.[41]

Home media release[edit]

Fringe: The Complete Fourth Season
Set details Special features
  • Beyond the Fringe comic book
  • "A World Without Peter" featurette
  • "The Observers" featurette
  • Peter Bishop audition tapes
  • Gag reel
  • Deleted scenes
  • Blu-ray exclusive featurettes: "The Scientist Roundtable" and "Fringe Decoded"
Release dates
 United States
 Canada
 Australia
September 4, 2012 (2012-09-04)[1] October 31, 2012 (2012-10-31)[3]

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