"Night of Desirable Objects" is the second episode of the second season of the American science fiction drama television series Fringe. But you must watch and judge for yourself. Then there will be a period of a couple weeks where we don't speak. Fringe Division investigates, and it is soon determined that at the same time, a soldier named Rusk was murdered, making them believe Rusk's consciousness has possessed Lisa. Olivia reveals her feelings for Peter, convincing him to leave with her. That's why Charlie's there, and there's no attention drawn to his presence, as he was always around during season 1. I think we're getting better at finding our way through these stories. Michael Cerveris played September/The Observer, a mysterious man that observes important events and appeared in every episode of the season, often merely in brief glimpses. " Eden FX and Zoic Studios stayed as vendors for the series' visual effects, effectively giving Fringe a sense of continuity. It's soaking wet! The Fox promos for that episode explained it as a 'lost 1st season episode'. He discovers that they managed to disguise their deformities via a massive electromagnetic pulse that runs through the town. The people were deformed in the aftermath of testing done in their town years ago. Newton is planning to set up a series of beacons in different locations to open a portal to the, Jeff Pinkner & J. H. Wyman & Akiva Goldsman, Olivia sends her niece, Ella, to the lab for Walter and Astrid to look after while Olivia has to leave. TV series Fringe Season 2 is available for free on tvshows.today. Newton, using old technology from Walter and Bell's research, is able to pull an entire building from the parallel universe to the prime, and the team races against time to prevent harm when, due to the laws of mass conservation, a building from the prime is pulled to the parallel one. Television.  Roger Cross appeared as a shapeshifter. , "In this season we're really looking to get deeper into our characters and have people really participate with them and watch their evolution, whether it's Walter's emancipation this season and how he's having more of his own awakening. Karen Holness appeared as Broyles' ex-wife Diane, and Clark Middleton played rare book seller Edward Markham. They will do anything to stay close to it, and attempt to kill Peter and Olivia, who are saved by someone who no longer wants to harm outsiders that discover their secret. Walter is shot and hospitalized.  Though they changed certain aspects, they knew where Olivia and Peter were going to start and end up but "got there at different paces than what [they] originally planned". Coming back from the alternate Universe is not a pleasant experience for Olivia, who ends up in the hospital. Peter and Walter are helped in their investigation into Olivia by a junior FBI agent. , As with the previous season, the second season featured three main characters all working together to solve various Fringe cases. Permalink: Feel his anus!It's soaking wet! A seventeen-year-old girl, Lisa (Alice Kremelberg), comes back from the dead. It's soaking wet!  All the while Walter was "suffering... and desperately trying to keep it all quiet", Olivia and Peter grew closer to the truth.  Fringe consequently got a mostly new writing staff and production team, though co-creators J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci, and Alex Kurtzman, and producer Bryan Burk remained involved with the series. Whether it's Peter in discovering things about himself and about the others he works with and his place in the world.  Swanson did however find the war between two universes to be "particularly compelling", and expressed hope that "Fringe [would] find its footing. Walternate is seen leaving with the final component of the device Peter will be a part of. The two of them eventually find a panacea derived from, When a select few people are suffocated from the inside out during a wedding, the Fringe Division investigate. Walternate falsely tells Peter that the machine can help heal the other world. Cast & Crew. 210 Carrall St, Vancouver, Bristish Columbia, Canada. Peter and Walter are helped in their investigation into Olivia by a junior FBI agent.  Throughout the season, Pinkner and Wyman tried to create an episode that best bridged "standalone" traits—needed for casual viewers—with the further advancement of the show's mythology for those who watched regularly. , The second season received nominations for Sound Editing at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards and at the Golden Reel Awards. ", "Revenge of the Emmy Snub: When Stars and Execs Strike Back!  He further elaborated that the goal now is to "have the energy of the show get bigger as [an episode] goes along... We're learning how to tell this version of a detective story. First Aired: September 17, 2009. He injures her but does not kill her, and is then ordered to go back and finish her before being allowed to return home. The season finale, "Over There", fully introduced the parallel universe and laid the groundwork for the third season. Olivia and Walter are alerted by September that Walternate plans to use Peter to initiate the operation of a strange device that threatens to destroy the prime universe, and the two launch a rescue attempt. He says that everyone who died had recently been to a hospital.  J. R. Bourne played Agent Edwards, and Gerard Plunkett appeared as Senator James Van Horn. Walter. Episode cast overview, first billed only.  While the first season both focused on Olivia and dealt with discovering the existence of an enemy, the second was designed to "[build] to a very specific type of confrontation" between the two universes. Walter posits that, due to a heavy radiation exposure, Rusk's energy wasn't completely expended, and thus able to possess Lisa. " The Fringe producers strove to avoid becoming bogged down in mythology, an issue that they perceived happened in Alias, another J.J. Abrams television series.  They believed that all of their additions were "the texture that actually makes it a world.  At the same time, the producers approached the second season as a "journey of self-actualization" and "maturation for our characters. All 60 songs featured in Fringe Season 2 Soundtrack, listed by episode with scene descriptions. An F.B.I. Also, Peter's mother is introduced, and details of the neighboring world reaffirm that there is more than one of everything. Was this review helpful to you? Fringe Season show reviews & Metacritic score: In the year 2036, Peter, Astrid, Walter, and Etta set out to find Olivia and free her from amber. The entire episode revolves around a noir-musical themed storyline told by Walter to Ella while on a mixture of hallucinogens he created, named Brown Betty. Bell sacrifices himself to provide energy into a device to allow the three to cross over, but none of them are aware that Fauxlivia has secretly switched places with Olivia under Walternate's orders, while Olivia is captured and held in a secured facility by Walternate. After a man's veins erupt with blood infected with a lethal virus, investigating agents Olivia and Peter are quarantined with the rest of those exposed. While the audience had been made aware of Walter's secret in the season one finale, the producers wanted to "acknowledge it to our characters".  Further Observers were revealed, including August (Peter Woodward) and December (Eugene Lipinski). But it's an incredible mish-mash of genres.  Fringe's second season ended with an average of 6.252 million viewers per episode and a 2.3 ratings share for adults 18–49, causing the series to finish in 79th place out of all the season's network television shows. Home > Fringe > Season 2 > Episode 4 « TV Season Page.  Despite its middling ratings, Fringe received a full-season renewal on March 6, 2010. The Olivia from our world is seen in a military detention center on the other side.  Jeff Pinkner and J.H. In order to uncover which building, the team rely on Olivia's ability to recognize objects from the other universe. Jay Worth, the overall visual effects supervisor, commented that having these two companies "helped the show not feel as a big of a bump from one season to the next, particularly with different crews and a different vibe a little bit. The closing scene of this episode amply demonstrates this. This episode brings together 3 former cast members of Oz. The third season of Fringe was released on Blu-ray and DVD in region 1 on September 6, 2011, in region 2 on September 26, 2011 and in region 4 on October 26, 2011. Olivia, Walter, and Peter return home successfully. Season: OR . He believed the second season had "floundered a little, stuck in that creative hinterland between the desire to grab new viewers and the need to build on the mythology of the show's universe. Relating to the two universes' idiosyncrasies, Pinkner and Wyman were both interested in world building and "the concept of choices", such as the differing events that led to the Other Side possessing a still-standing World Trade Center but destroyed White House. ", At Fox's request, the writers developed a musical episode, "Brown Betty" to fit into the network's "Fox rocks" campaign in the same vein as its series Glee. The second season of the American science fiction television series Fringe commenced airing on the Fox network on September 17, 2009, and concluded on May 20, 2010.  Though still set in Boston, the show's production for the second season moved from New York City to Vancouver out of financial necessity, as it lost access to New York's TV production tax incentive program.  Because of its heritage buildings and antique storefronts, many of the scenes set in the alternate universe were shot in New Westminster, an area outside Vancouver. The season was generally well-received by critics, though most agreed that the second half was a considerable improvement over the first. Also part of the season was the series' only musical episode, "Brown Betty", which was produced at the request of the network. Permalink: Why did you save us?The boy is important. Broyles takes a particular interest in the case, as he worked on it in the past. Meanwhile, Newton has continued to use Walter's technology to bring into temporary existence elements from the parallel universe. agent is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist and his son in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena. Intent on curing the alternate Peter, he posed as his father and crossed back with Peter, intending to administer the cure at the lab and then return Peter. Fringe (TV Series 2008–2013) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Fringe ended its second season with a per episode average of 6.252 million total viewers and a 2.3 ratings share in the 18–49 demographic. Olivia is in a car accident, an unusual person is looking for a member of the team, and Walter makes plans for celebrating Peter's birthday. Without power for the device, Bell sacrifices himself to create a nuclear reaction using his body's unstable molecular state. Okay, whatever - I just wanted to watch the series, which I adored.  Acevedo's character was killed off in the season's fourth episode, though at the time Pinkner and Wyman hinted of the actor's possible return later in the season. The team discovers Rusk is on a mission to take revenge on his wife who had him killed. Fringe ' s ratings started strongly with a weekly episode average of 8.8 million, achieving first place in the 18–49 adult demographic among the 2008–09 television season's new shows. Anna Torv played determined FBI agent Olivia Dunham, who is able to travel between universes as a result of childhood experiments performed on her with the nootropic drug, Cortexiphan. Watch Fringe season 2 full episodes. Peter tells Walter he'll never understand him, but forgives him because he has travelled twice to another universe to save his life. , Further notable guest stars included Andrew Airlie, Stefan Arngrim, Demore Barnes, Jenni Blong, Pascale Hutton, Ravil Isyanov, Ravi Kapoor, Alice Kremelberg, Diane Kruger, Quinn Lord, Tzi Ma, Stephen McHattie, Jennifer Missoni, Cameron Monaghan, Michael O'Neill, Geoff Pierson, Martha Plimpton, Paul Rae, John Savage, Peter Weller, and Craig Robert Young. He has to live.  The network's president of entertainment, Kevin Reilly, explained "Fringe proved to be a notable addition to our schedule all season and it really has fans buzzing as it builds to a fantastic season finale. Olivia starts having visions about her experience on the other side.  After the season ended, Wyman commented at San Diego Comic-Con International, "We learned that the fan fans love mythology but there are needs from the networks.  The A.V. And Olivia the same regard.".  The season's sole musical episode, "Brown Betty", received a nomination for Short Form Musical In Television at the Golden Reel Awards.  Episodic behind-the-scene featurettes include "Analyzing the Scene" on six episodes, "Dissected Files: Unaired Scenes" on select episodes and "Unusual Side Effects: Gag Reel".  Fringe's second season was chosen for a number of 2010 "best of television" lists, including The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Digital Spy, the New York Post, The Daily Beast, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, AOL's TV Squad, as well as IGN, which named Fringe the best sci-fi series of 2010, beating fellow nominees Lost, Caprica, and Stargate Universe. Club continued, "...The season-two episode "Peter" finally dramatized the moment that changed [Peter's] life, giving the series' overarching storyline a devastating emotional core, based in a father's love instead of in theoretical concepts. Watch all 23 Fringe episodes from season 2,view pictures, get episode information and more. Later, town Sheriff Mathis (, J. H. Wyman & Jeff Pinkner & Akiva Goldsman. The episode was written by executive producers/showrunners Jeff Pinkner and J. H. Wyman, and directed by Brad Anderson. On October 1, 2008, Fringe received a full 22 episode season, this was later cut to 20 episodes, however, 21 were produced. Directed by Akiva Goldsman. Observer: The boy is important. The others manage to avoid capture by the alternate Fringe Division.  Explained Pinkner, "Season 2 is about the people from 'over there' putting the final pieces of the invasion into play, and explaining why". An Observer leaves them a paper indicating Peter to be the major subject of a prophecy which foretells him being the one responsible for the end of the world.  Ari Graynor appeared as Olivia's sister Rachel Dunham, while Lily Pilblad played Rachel's daughter and Olivia's niece Ella Blake.  Other historical idiosyncrasies included the oxidation of the Statue of Liberty and the use of zeppelins as transportation. Walter learns that the man and the entity are connected and cannot be separated, so Broyles kills the man to end the killings. While hiding in the Pacific Northwest, Peter meets Mr. Secretary - Walternate, his true father, who offers to take him back to the parallel universe, which Peter accepts. Through the Looking Glass and What Walter Found There, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Fringe_(season_2)&oldid=996317429, Articles with dead external links from June 2017, Articles with permanently dead external links, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Olivia's SUV is discovered after a car accident in, Fringe Division investigates a missing road worker who was pulled to a tunnel filled with the remains of six other people who disappeared suddenly. The team … The woman was … , At the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards, actor Joshua Jackson and actress Anna Torv submitted their work in the second season for consideration in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series categories, respectively. Walter: Why did you save us? And we've tried to course-correct and have the tease promise" questions that don't get answered right away. ", "Observe this: 'Fringe' returns with more freaky fun", "Fox encourages musical episodes, sci-fi hit, "Jeff Pinkner and J.H.  Kevin Reilly explained the move, "The door is more open on this night than it has been in a long time. There's a lot of stuff that happens that way. The 21st episode Unearthed was left unbroadcast for reasons never fully explained but was aired instead (edited down for time) during the show's second season. Fringe Season 2 Episode 1 Quotes. A shapeshifter takes the place of on of the major characters.  Acevedo was also featured in "Unearthed", a special episode that was filmed during the first season, but aired as the eleventh episode of the second season. And then we would too quickly answer it and [reduce] the tension. ", "Tune In's Ten Eleven Best Shows of 2010", "10 Best TV Series of 2010: Ken Tucker's Picks", "The Best and Worst TV Shows of the Year", "Official 2010 Emmy Campaign Submissions", "12 Shows Wrongly Snubbed by the Emmy Awards", "Emmy Nominations 2010: Vote for the most egregious snub! Written by  Acevedo returned to guest star in the season finale as the parallel universe version of Charlie Francis. TV Schedule. The Same Old Story Fringe Season 1. ", "Fox Press Tour: What Happens to Kirk Acevedo's Doomed Character on, "Fringe second-season scoop from J.J. Abrams and his cast", "Michael Cerveris of 'Fringe' relishes role of the Observer", "Fringe Producers Talk The Mysterious Sam Weiss", "Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'Grey's,' 'CSI,' 'Torchwood,' 'Bones,' and more! Walter and Bell go to Harvard to collect equipment needed to return home. Viewing security footage, Olivia recognizes Thomas Jerome Newton (. , Responding to criticism that some first season episodes were too neatly wrapped and solved, Jeff Pinkner commented towards the end of that season, "We found that, absolutely, early on, we were falling into the trap of—the tease would be fantastic. The season was produced by Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Actors Anna Torv, John Noble, and Joshua Jackson reprised their roles as FBI agent Olivia Dunham and father-son duo Walter and Peter Bishop, respectively. While co-creator J. J. Abrams described the first season as "identifying that there is an enemy", he referred to season two as "getting to know the enemy" as it "build[s] to a very specific type of confrontation" between the two universes. In the parallel universe, they find that it suffers from singularities caused by Walter's crossing in 1985, forcing Walternate's Fringe team to use an amber-like substance to surround and quarantine such areas, regardless of innocent lives trapped within. (17 Sep 2009). They race to meet with Walter and Bell at the Opera House, but Fauxlivia and Fringe commandos catch up with them. The failure of the series to garner any major category nominations at the Emmys was perceived as a notable snub by many media outlets. Cast & Crew: RECURRING AND GUESTS Kirk Acevedo played Miguel Alvarez. Olivia confronts Fauxlivia, knocks her unconscious and poses as her. William Bell and Olivia rescue Walter from the hospital. By inventing the "mythalone" style of episode, the producers sought to create the perfect episode that mixed standalone episode qualities for casual viewers with the further development of the series' mythology for regular viewers. Directed by Jeffrey G. Hunt. The child morphs into a deformed creature, and is taken by other deformed people who kill the troopers. Olivia faces off against her doppelgänger, "Fauxlivia", who works for Walternate in the Fringe Division under the U.S. Secretary of Defense; she is able to recover Peter, who has seen the device and recognized that it reacted only to his biology, and wants nothing of it, willing to return with the others. Fringe successfully mixes the crime genre with sci-fi, and cold conspiracies with heartfelt emotion. To pass the time, Walter (who has just smoked his own special blend of marijuana called "Brown Betty") tells Ella a detective, Peter travels to a small town and gets involved with the disappearance and murder of a young woman, Krista, after she made plans to meet him but never showed up. It was set in the former, until the last several episodes when Peter Bishop (Jackson) journeyed back to the parallel universe after being lured there by his real father, "Walternate" (Noble). ", In particular, critics highlighted the season premiere "A New Day in the Old Town" as well as regular episodes "Peter" and "White Tulip", and the season finale "Over There". This page was last edited on 25 December 2020, at 21:25. After Walter reveals this truth, he considers letting Peter know but struggles with how to do so, hoping to seek repentance from God for his actions. The body of a male teenager is found along with shapeshifter marks. ... See All Cast & Crew. Nina tackled him on his way over, losing her arm in the process, while Walter, on the other side, found the cure vial broken. Cast & Crew. The FBI wish to close the Fringe Division but Broyles fights them. The sets includes all 22 episodes of season three on a 4-disc Blu-ray set and a 6-disc DVD presented in anamorphic widescreen. I finished it and when I went to buy or rent Season 3 - whoa!  Goldsman explained that they "mapped" out the season "in a way that we remained fundamentally faithful to". The season followed the continuation of a war between two universes, the prime and the parallel. Bell and Olivia hold them off while Peter and Walter set up the dimensional device to return home. Olivia knocks out Alter-Charlie and reveals herself to Peter, telling them the machine's real purpose and Walternate's intentions. The season was produced by Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, and its showrunners were Jeff Pinkner and J. H. Wyman.  The unaired episode from season one, "Unearthed", is presented as a special feature, separate from the other episodes. Actors John Noble, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo, and actress Blair Brown submitted their work for consideration in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series categories, respectively. It contained 22 episodes, plus an unaired episode that was produced during the first season; "Unearthed" aired as a special as episode 11 of season two, days prior to "Johari Window", the first new episode of 2010. , The second season's mythology was intended to be revealed in small parcels. Added: September 17, 2009 Walter thinks that she was a … Add our editors' Netflix movie and TV picks to your Watchlist, including "Bridgerton," David Fincher's Mank, and more. Peter states he doesn't belong in either world. Peter meets Fauxlivia, who drives him to his new apartment. ", "2010 Emmy Nominations: Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series", "Best Sound Editing: Short Form Musical In Television", "Fringe - The Complete 2nd Season Now Officially Announced on DVD and Blu-ray", "Fringe & Supernatural (UK) in September", "Fringe: The Complete Second Season – DVD Review", "Fringe: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray Review". The episode is titled "New Day in the Old Town." Anna Torv Agent Olivia Dunham. Fringe ended its second season with a per episode average of 6.252 million total viewers …  Ratings for the season continued to decline, culminating in 5.68 million viewers watching the finale. Scott William Winters played Cyril O'Reily and Sean Dugan played Timmy Kirk. Also, in this scan of the blu-ray booklet, you could see that the Unearthed episode is within the special feature of the disk 4. Wyman returned as executive producers and showrunners. The investigation leads the team to Russia, where they learn Fringe science is taking place in other countries as well. The man responsible for these experiments, Dr. Walter Bishop, was played by John Noble. Season 2, Episode 1 A New Day in the Old Town. Feel his anus! 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