The BEST Episodes of Fringe

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 3, 2019

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

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

star 8.74
1,490 votes
Directors: J.H. Wyman
Writers: J.H. Wyman
Brave New World (2)

#2 - Brave New World (2)

Season 4 - Episode 22

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 8.63
1,223 votes
Directors: Joe Chappelle
Writers: Akiva Goldsman, J.H. Wyman, Jeff Pinkner
The Day We Died

#3 - The Day We Died

Season 3 - Episode 22

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 8.61
1,131 votes
Directors: Joe Chappelle
Writers: J.H. Wyman, Jeff Pinkner
Letters of Transit

#4 - Letters of Transit

Season 4 - Episode 19

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 8.56
1,291 votes
Directors: Akiva Goldsman
Writers: Alex Kurtzman, J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci
Peter

#5 - Peter

Season 2 - Episode 16

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 8.56
1,098 votes
Directors: David Straiton
Writers: Akiva Goldsman, J.H. Wyman, Jeff Pinkner, Josh Singer
Over There (2)

#6 - Over There (2)

Season 2 - Episode 23

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

star 8.54
1,022 votes
The End of All Things

#7 - The End of All Things

Season 4 - Episode 14

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 8.48
1,164 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Hunt
Writers: David Fury
There's More Than One of Everything

#8 - There's More Than One of Everything

Season 1 - Episode 20

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 8.47
1,130 votes
Directors: Brad Anderson
Writers: Akiva Goldsman, J.H. Wyman, Jeff Pinkner
The Last Sam Weiss

#9 - The Last Sam Weiss

Season 3 - Episode 21

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 8.47
1,061 votes
Directors: Thomas Yatsko
Writers: Alison Schapker, Monica Breen
Liberty

#10 - Liberty

Season 5 - Episode 12

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

star 8.46
1,289 votes
Directors: P.J. Pesce
Writers: Alison Schapker
Worlds Apart

#11 - Worlds Apart

Season 4 - Episode 20

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

star 8.45
1,153 votes
Directors: Charles Beeson
Writers: Graham Roland, Matt Pitts, Nicole Phillips
Welcome to Westfield

#12 - Welcome to Westfield

Season 4 - Episode 12

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 8.44
1,157 votes
Directors: David Straiton
Writers: Graham Roland, J.R. Orci
The Abducted

#13 - The Abducted

Season 3 - Episode 7

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 8.44
1,030 votes
Directors: Chuck Russell
Writers: David Wilcox, Graham Roland
White Tulip

#14 - White Tulip

Season 2 - Episode 18

When passengers aboard a commuter train appear to have died a still death, it seems that a switch was flipped because all cell phones, mp3 players, laptops, batteries and bodies have been drained of power. As the Fringe team assembles at the bizarre crime scene, Peter remains suspicious that something is amiss with Walter, who is struggling to keep the unimaginable a secret. When the investigation leads them to Alistair Peck, a very powerful man who has tremendous energy with severe consequences, an ironic set of circumstances surface.

star 8.41
1,062 votes
Directors: Tom Yatsko
Writers: J.H. Wyman, Jeff Vlaming
Entrada

#15 - Entrada

Season 3 - Episode 8

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

star 8.39
1,029 votes
Directors: Brad Anderson
Writers: J.H. Wyman, Jeff Pinkner
A Short Story About Love

#16 - A Short Story About Love

Season 4 - Episode 15

Following the recent shocking revelations and emotional events, Peter weighs his options as the Fringe team investigates a killer targeting love.

star 8.37
1,123 votes
Directors: J.H. Wyman
Writers: Graham Roland, J.H. Wyman
Anomaly XB-6783746

#17 - Anomaly XB-6783746

Season 5 - Episode 10

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 8.36
1,257 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Hunt
Writers: David Fury
Jacksonville

#18 - Jacksonville

Season 2 - Episode 15

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 8.35
1,056 votes
Directors: Charles Beeson
Writers: Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz
The Consultant

#19 - The Consultant

Season 4 - Episode 18

Walter travels to the Alternate Universe to assist in the investigation of a Fringe event with ties to both worlds. Meanwhile, David Robert Jones reveals his next target.

star 8.34
1,121 votes
Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
Writers: Christine Lavaf
Back to Where You've Never Been

#20 - Back to Where You've Never Been

Season 4 - Episode 8

In an effort to find a way home, Peter journeys to the Other Side to confront Walternate. However, his venture proves more dangerous than expected. Meanwhile, Olivia receives a dire premonition from an Observer.

star 8.34
1,127 votes
Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
Writers: David Fury, Graham Roland
6:02 AM EST

#21 - 6:02 AM EST

Season 3 - Episode 20

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

star 8.33
1,019 votes
Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
Writers: David Wilcox, Graham Roland, Josh Singer
Brave New World (1)

#22 - Brave New World (1)

Season 4 - Episode 21

A mysterious Fringe event causing people to spontaneously combust forces Walter to revisit his painful past while the Fringe team faces off against David Robert Jones to save the world, or worlds.

star 8.33
1,171 votes
Directors: Joe Chappelle
Writers: Akiva Goldsman, J.H. Wyman, Jeff Pinkner
Everything in Its Right Place

#23 - Everything in Its Right Place

Season 4 - Episode 17

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.

star 8.32
1,152 votes
Directors: David Moxness
Writers: David Fury, J.R. Orci, Matt Pitts
Enemy of My Enemy

#24 - Enemy of My Enemy

Season 4 - Episode 9

Peter's visit to the other side intensifies as the alternate FRINGE division faces off against a formidable new foe in a harrowing race against time.

star 8.30
1,105 votes
Directors: Joe Chappelle
Writers: Alison Schapker, Monica Owusu-Breen
Over There (1)

#25 - Over There (1)

Season 2 - Episode 22

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 8.30
1,011 votes
Directors: Akiva Goldsman
Writers: Akiva Goldsman, J.H. Wyman, Jeff Pinkner