The BEST Episodes of Fringe

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 19, 2020

Network: FOX

The series follows a Federal Bureau of Investigation "Fringe Division" team based in Boston. The team uses unorthodox "fringe" science and FBI investigative techniques to investigate a series of unexplained, often ghastly occurrences, some of which are related to mysteries surrounding a parallel universe.

An Enemy of Fate

#1 - An Enemy of Fate

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 18, 2013

Peter, Olivia, Walter, Astrid and Broyles face off against the Observers in one final and extraordinary battle for the fate of mankind.

star 8.41
6,163 votes
Directors: J.H. Wyman
Writers: J.H. Wyman
Brave New World (2)

#2 - Brave New World (2)

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired May 11, 2012

The Fringe team is pushed to the breaking point as they desperately attempt to prevent a catastrophic event that threatens the lives of everyone.

star 8.27
7,649 votes
Directors: Joe Chappelle
Writers: Akiva Goldsman, J.H. Wyman, Jeff Pinkner
Over There (2)

#3 - Over There (2)

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired May 20, 2010

Sacrifices will be made and both universes may never be the same again after Walter and Olivia visit the “other side”

star 8.24
9,491 votes
Liberty

#4 - Liberty

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 18, 2013

The Fringe team engages a desperate plan as Olivia embarks on a dangerous and otherworldly journey into the unknown.

star 8.18
5,984 votes
Directors: P.J. Pesce
Writers: Alison Schapker
There's More Than One of Everything

#5 - There's More Than One of Everything

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired May 12, 2009

Setting the stage for the dramatic and revealing first season finale are a sudden and unexpected attack on someone with close ties to Fringe Division, the return of bioterrorist David Robert Jones and the inexplicable disappearance of Walter. Find out more about the mysterious events surrounding our trio when questions are answered, observations made, loyalties are tested and the elusive William Bell is finally introduced.

star 8.17
6,579 votes
Directors: Brad Anderson
Writers: Akiva Goldsman, J.H. Wyman, Jeff Pinkner
Anomaly XB-6783746

#6 - Anomaly XB-6783746

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 21, 2012

The Fringe team is running out of time to save the world. As Peter, Olivia, Astrid and Walter scramble to tap into a key piece of the puzzle to defeat the Observers, they enlist the aid of Nina Sharp who conjures up a plan.

star 8.15
6,010 votes
Directors: Jeffrey G. Hunt
Writers: David Fury
The Day We Died

#7 - The Day We Died

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired May 6, 2011

As the thrilling third season propels to a climactic close, questions will be answered as Peter confronts his destiny and a beloved team member meets an untimely demise.

star 8.08
9,135 votes
Directors: Joe Chappelle
Writers: J.H. Wyman, Jeff Pinkner
Welcome to Westfield

#8 - Welcome to Westfield

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 10, 2012

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.

star 8.06
8,041 votes
Directors: David Straiton
Writers: Graham Roland, J.R. Orci
The Last Sam Weiss

#9 - The Last Sam Weiss

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 29, 2011

As devastation spreads on This Side, Walter, Olivia, and Sam Weiss struggle to find a way to stop the destruction and discover that one individual has the ability to allow Peter access to the Machine.

star 8.05
9,524 votes
Directors: Thomas Yatsko
Writers: Alison Schapker, Monica Breen
Five-Twenty-Ten

#10 - Five-Twenty-Ten

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 16, 2012

As the fight for the future intensifies, a member of the Fringe team orchestrates a Fringe event of his own.

star 8.05
6,297 votes
Directors: Eagle Egilsson
Writers: Graham Roland
The Abducted

#11 - The Abducted

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 18, 2010

When a serial kidnapper “over there” strikes again, the emotional and familiar case hits home for Colonel Broyles, sending a determined Olivia to uncover additional details about the abductions. In the meantime, Olivia fights on and reunites with Henry to enlist his services on an intense and covert mission to return home.

star 8.05
10,302 votes
Directors: Chuck Russell
Writers: David Wilcox, Graham Roland
Entrada

#12 - Entrada

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 2, 2010

Peter struggles to cope with recent events; Olivia searches for an ally; a device that communicates between universes is discovered...

star 8.04
9,735 votes
Directors: Brad Anderson
Writers: J.H. Wyman, Jeff Pinkner
Letters of Transit

#13 - Letters of Transit

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 20, 2012

The Fringe team goes back to the future as the story jumps ahead to 2036, when the Observers and the Fringe team engage in a game-changing battle.

star 8.01
7,807 votes
Directors: Akiva Goldsman
Writers: Alex Kurtzman, J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci
The End of All Things

#14 - The End of All Things

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 24, 2012

The dying Observer comes to see Walter and Peter, who must take extreme measures to learn what secrets he hides and determine if he knows where Olivia is. Meanwhile, David Robert Jones tries to force Olivia to use her cortexiphan abilities by torturing Nina.

star 7.99
7,684 votes
Directors: Jeffrey G. Hunt
Writers: David Fury
Peter

#15 - Peter

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 1, 2010

Walter flashes back to 1985 while explaining Peter's otherworldly origins to Olivia. Also, Peter's mother is introduced, and details of the neighboring world reaffirms that there is more than one of everything.

star 7.98
9,458 votes
Directors: David Straiton
Writers: Akiva Goldsman, J.H. Wyman, Jeff Pinkner, Josh Singer
The Boy Must Live

#16 - The Boy Must Live

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 11, 2013

As time dramatically ticks down, Peter, Olivia and Walter stop at nothing to save the universe from Observer rule. Walter enters the infamous deprivation tank in an attempt to uncover a key piece of information about the mysterious figure, Donald. Meanwhile, Captain Windmark sets out on a revealing mission of his own as long-standing questions are answered.

star 7.97
6,096 votes
Directors: Paul Holahan
Writers: Graham Roland
Pilot

#17 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 9, 2008

When all the passengers on a plane die, FBI agent Olivia Dunham investigates the events and her partner almost dies. A desperate Olivia looks for help from Dr. Walter Bishop who has been institutionalized. Olivia, Dr. Bishop and his son Peter begin to discover what really happened on Flight 627 and begin to uncover a larger truth.

star 7.96
9,709 votes
Directors: Alex Graves
Writers: Alex Kurtzman, J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci
The Bullet That Saved the World

#18 - The Bullet That Saved the World

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 26, 2012

When the Fringe team tracks a lead into a hostile and heavily guarded location, Phillip Broyles resurfaces... but can he be trusted?

star 7.96
6,645 votes
Directors: David Straiton
Writers: Alison Schapker
Jacksonville

#19 - Jacksonville

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 2, 2010

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.

star 7.96
8,522 votes
Directors: Charles Beeson
Writers: Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz
Subject 9

#20 - Subject 9

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 14, 2011

Olivia uncovers a dangerous force that may be connected to past experiments with Cortexiphan. The investigation forces Walter to leave the lab for the first time in years and travel to Massive Dynamic to examine old case files. Walter struggles with his emotional state as he confronts the demons of his past.

star 7.95
8,054 votes
Directors: Joe Chappelle
Writers: Akiva Goldsmith, J.H. Wyman, Jeff Pinkner
An Origin Story

#21 - An Origin Story

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 2, 2012

The Fringe team responds to recent devastating events, and a key member makes a pivotal and shocking move.

star 7.95
6,995 votes
Directors: P.J. Pesce
Writers: J.H. Wyman
6:02 AM EST

#22 - 6:02 AM EST

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 22, 2011

The beginning of the end is triggered when Walternate finds a way to wreak havoc “over here."

star 7.95
9,281 votes
Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
Writers: David Wilcox, Graham Roland, Josh Singer
Over There (1)

#23 - Over There (1)

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired May 13, 2010

In part one of the two-part, two-night second season finale, Walter and Olivia travel to the parallel universe, and the anticipated face-off between Walter Bishop and William Bell occurs.

star 7.94
9,570 votes
Directors: Akiva Goldsman
Writers: Akiva Goldsman, J.H. Wyman, Jeff Pinkner
Safe

#24 - Safe

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 2, 2008

The team is called in on a bank robbery similar to other robberies in the area but this particular bank has the thief embedded inside the steel wall of the bank. Somehow the thieves have found a way to defy the law of physics. Walter thinks they're after something of his. As the investigation deepens it all comes to a head when the thieves ambush one of the team.

star 7.93
6,862 votes
Writers: Julia Cho, Zack Whedon
Worlds Apart

#25 - Worlds Apart

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 27, 2012

The teams on both sides fight on for a common cause, and there are shocking developments tied to the Cortexiphan children.

star 7.90
7,557 votes
Directors: Charles Beeson
Writers: Graham Roland, Matt Pitts, Nicole Phillips