Fringe Connections

Fringe Connections is a collection of all of the nitty-gritty details that make the cult-classic television show Fringe have so much depth and intrigue. If you're a new viewer, you can read along episode by episode, spoiler-free, as you watch the series for the first time. If you're a returning viewer, you can catch up on all of the details you missed the first time.

This site features three main types of pages: episode pages, character pages, and feature pages.

Read on below to learn more about each type of page.

Episode Pages

Every episode of Fringe has its own page with the following features:

  • Production Information - Air date, writers and directors, and links to the episode's IMDb page, Wikipedia page, fandom wiki page, old (inactive) wiki page, and transcript.
  • Glyphs - The word or phrase spelled out by the episode's glyphs (click here to read more about glyphs and what they are).
  • Observer - The location of the Observer in the episode, with a screenshot and timestamp for reference.
  • Episode Clues - Every episode contains a visual clue to the episode that follows it. Each episode page displays its clue from the previous episode as well as its clue to the next episode, with screenshots and timestamps for reference. Some of these clues still have not been found!
  • Items of Interest - Easter eggs, production notes, character notes, references, and other interesting information, with screenshots and timestamps for reference when appropriate.
  • Fringe Division Case File - Most episodes in seasons 1 through 4 have a case file taken from September's Notebook, a companion guide to Fringe based on the notes written by September in season 4.
  • Walter's Food - All of the times Walter ate food, thought about eating food, or asked for some food, with screenshots and timestamps for reference when appropriate.
  • Walter's Lab Notes - During the first season of Fringe only, whenever a new episode aired Fox would update its website with an episode recap which contained a link to an image called "Walter's Lab Notes". These are meant to be a look into Walter's thoughts as he worked on each case.
  • Quotes of Interest - Important or funny quotes from the episode.
  • Glyph Sightings - The glyphs will often make actual appearances on items in the show itself. Any appearances in the episode will be listed here with screenshots and timestamps for reference.
  • Connections - Every episode of Fringe connects to other episodes in many more ways than is initially apparent. These connections could be objects, dialogue, themes, characters, plot points, visual references, or other things. If a link is present between two episodes, it will appear on the pages for both episodes. Be careful if you're watching Fringe for the first time; a connection to a future episode you haven't seen yet will be a spoiler.
  • ... And more!

Start with season 1 episode 1, 'Pilot'!

Character Pages

Every actor on Fringe played a much wider range of characterizations than anyone expected. The character pages detail this information for the main characters, with screenshots and episode numbers for reference.

Feature Pages

The following pages detail some special features of Fringe.

  • Redverse - A list of all the differences between the Blueverse and the Redverse, organized by episode, with screenshots and timestamps for reference.
  • Alternate United States - Differences in the geography of the United States between the Blueverse and Redverse.
  • Potential Future - A list of all the differences between the present and the potential future, organized by episode, with screenshots and timestamps for reference.
  • Timeline without Peter - A list of all the differences between the original timeline and the timeline without Peter, organized by episode, with screenshots and timestamps for reference.
  • 2036 - A list of all the differences between 2008-2012 and 2036, organized by episode, with screenshots and timestamps for reference.
  • FAQs - Answers (or theories!) to some commonly asked questions.
  • Glyphs - This page gives a description of the glyph alphabet and contains a list of every in-episode glyph appearance throughout the series, with screenshots and timestamps for reference.
  • Names for Astrid - A collection of every name Walter called Astrid throughout the series, with links to the episodes where each name was said.
  • Universe-Hopping Methods - A description of each way people went from one universe to another throughout the series.
  • Observer Abilities - A description of every Observer ability seen throughout Fringe, when each ability was first seen, and the fringe science from which each ability was derived.
  • Fringe Sciences in Intro Sequences - Each intro sequence throughout the five seasons of Fringe contained a different list of fringe sciences, detailed here.
  • The Tapes - Walter's tapes were presented scrambled and out of order throughout season 5. This page contains a full transcript of every bit of tape we heard, reassembled in order, with links to the episodes they appeared in.
  • Connection Chart - A visualization of all of the connections listed on each of the 100 episode pages.