Fringe (2008–2013)
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An earthquake from the other side is being felt on our Universe as well. Furthermore, the only survivor seems to be from the alternate Universe. Walter attempts to get Olivia "recover" her ability to make out things from the other side.


Charles Beeson


J.J. Abrams (created by), Alex Kurtzman (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Anna Torv ... Olivia Dunham
Joshua Jackson ... Peter Bishop
Lance Reddick ... Phillip Broyles
Blair Brown ... Nina Sharp
Jasika Nicole ... Astrid Farnsworth
John Noble ... Dr. Walter Bishop
Jim True-Frost ... Ted Pratchett
Sarah Edmondson ... Pauline Hess
Ada Breker ... Young Olivia
Ellen Ewusie ... Paramedic #2
Veronika Hadrava ... Tech #2
Garnet Harding ... Paramedic #1
Christopher Logan ... Hotel Manager
Casey Manderson ... Tech #1
Ryan McDonald ... Brandon Fayette


After a violent tremor shakes a Manhattan office building to its core, leaving only one survivor who leads the Fringe Team to believe he is not from this reality. Walter surmises that what shook the building was not geologic, but rather something discovered by him and William Bell many years ago. With another catastrophe imminent, the team races to Jacksonville, the site of Walter and William's experiments, forcing Olivia to face her mysterious past in an effort to save hundreds of people from certain death. Written by FOX Publicity

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Release Date:

4 February 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


In this episode, they mention the closed military base in Jacksonville, Florida. The only "closed" base located in Jacksonville is Cecil Field Naval Air Base, decommissioned in 1999. There are two other military bases in Jacksonville: Mayport & NAS Jax. See more »


Wire visible to make the metal sculpture move during the opening scene's earthquake. See more »


Dr. Walter Bishop: The universe seeks balance. We sent a car over there so a car of equal mass came back. Now, a building from the other side appeared here. The laws of physics demand both sides of the equation balance. I calculate that a building from this side will be pulled over there... inhabitants and all... within the next... just under 35 hours.
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Crazy Credits

Alternate Universe episodes have red tinted intro. 1986 set episodes have a retro intro. Alternate timeline episodes have an amber tinted intro. Future episodes have a darker prison themed intro. See more »


References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »


End Title Theme
Written by Michael Giacchino
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The Earthquake
22 February 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Manhattan, an earthquake in a building only kills everyone inside but one survivor. The Fringe Division arrives in the spot and finds a second building in the same location and the structure and people merged together. Dr. Bishop concludes that the second building has been brought from the alternate universe using a technology developed by William Bell and him many years ago. Broyles contacts Nina Sharp and the Massive Dynamic helps the investigation trying to identify buildings with similar mass. Meanwhile Dr. Bishop asks Olivia to travel to Jacksonville to revive her experience with Cortexiphan and use her ability to identify the next target. However Olivia is a fearless woman and not the frightened child from the past and the experiment does not work. When they return to New York, Olivia feels that she is frightened again and she identifies the building using her ability. Then she discovers a secret.

"Jacksonville" is another engaging episode of "Fringe" related to the alternate world that will probably affect the relationship of Olivia with Peter and Walter. The cliffhanger conclusion is fantastic and every viewer will look forward to see what happens. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Jacksonville"

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