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The Best Episodes of Fringe

Every episode of Fringe ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Fringe!

FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham, brilliant but formerly institutionalized scientist Walter Bishop and his scheming, reluctant son Peter uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a part of a larger, more disturbing pattern that blurs the line between science fiction and technology.

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The best episode of "Fringe" is "Peter", rated 9.4/10 from 3959 user votes. It was directed by David Straiton and written by Jeff Pinkner, J.H. Wyman, Josh Singer, Akiva Goldsman. "Peter" aired on 4/1/2010 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "An Enemy of Fate".

  • Peter
    9.4/10 3,959 votes

    #1 - Peter

    Season 2 Episode 16 - Aired 2010-04-01

    Walter explains to Olivia how Peter came from the alternate universe, and how he was willing to risk everything to save his son.

    Director: David Straiton

    Writer: Jeff Pinkner, J.H. Wyman, Josh Singer, Akiva Goldsman

  • An Enemy of Fate
    9.3/10 3,814 votes

    #2 - An Enemy of Fate

    Season 5 Episode 13 - Aired 2013-01-18

    The Fringe team engages a desperate plan as Olivia embarks on a dangerous and otherworldly journey into the unknown. Then, Peter, Olivia, Walter, Astrid and Broyles face off against the Observers in one final and extraordinary battle for the fate of mankind.

    Director: J.H. Wyman

    Writer: J.H. Wyman

  • White Tulip
    9.2/10 3,680 votes

    #3 - White Tulip

    Season 2 Episode 18 - Aired 2010-04-15

    When the passengers on a commuter train all die instantly of massive power loss, the team realizes that a time traveler is responsible... and that it may be impossible to apprehend him. Meanwhile, Walter writes a letter to Peter explaining his origins.

    Director: Thomas Yatsko

    Writer: Jeff Vlaming, J.H. Wyman

  • Over There (2)
    9.2/10 2,848 votes

    #4 - Over There (2)

    Season 2 Episode 23 - Aired 2010-05-20

    Walternate asks Peter to help complete the device, while the fugitives Walter and Olivia are reunited with William Bell. Meanwhile, the alternate world's Fringe Division closes in on the invaders, and Peter must make a life-shattering decision.

    Director: Akiva Goldsman

    Writer: Jeff Pinkner, J.H. Wyman, Akiva Goldsman

  • There's More Than One of Everything
    9.1/10 3,108 votes

    #5 - There's More Than One of Everything

    Season 1 Episode 20 - Aired 2009-05-12

    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.

    Director: Brad Anderson

    Writer: Bryan Burk, Jeff Pinkner, J.H. Wyman, Akiva Goldsman

  • Entrada
    9.0/10 2,325 votes

    #6 - Entrada

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2010-12-02

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

    Director: Brad Anderson

    Writer: Jeff Pinkner, J.H. Wyman

  • The Day We Died
    9.0/10 2,718 votes

    #7 - The Day We Died

    Season 3 Episode 22 - Aired 2011-05-06

    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.

    Director: Joe Chappelle

    Writer: Jeff Pinkner, J.H. Wyman, Akiva Goldsman

  • Jacksonville
    8.9/10 2,677 votes

    #8 - Jacksonville

    Season 2 Episode 15 - Aired 2010-02-04

    The arrival of a building from the alternate Earth causes massive death and destruction to those occupying the site at its arrival. Walter soon realizes that to equalize the balance between universes, another building will have to disappear... along with everyone inside it. The team's only chance is for Walter to activate Olivia's long-buried ability to distinguish objects from the other universe.

    Director: Charles Beeson

    Writer: Zack Stentz, Ashley Miller

  • Over There (1)
    8.9/10 2,545 votes

    #9 - Over There (1)

    Season 2 Episode 22 - Aired 2010-05-13

    When Walter discovers that Peter has traveled to the alternate universe, he and Olivia gather three cortexiphan children with the ability to transition safely between the two Earths.

    Director: Akiva Goldsman

    Writer: Jeff Pinkner, J.H. Wyman, Akiva Goldsman

  • Letters of Transit
    8.9/10 2,972 votes

    #10 - Letters of Transit

    Season 4 Episode 19 - Aired 2012-04-20

    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.

    Director: Joe Chappelle

    Writer: Jeff Pinkner, J.H. Wyman, Akiva Goldsman

  • Liberty
    8.9/10 2,093 votes

    #11 - Liberty

    Season 5 Episode 12 - Aired 2013-01-18

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

    Director: P.J. Pesce

    Writer: Alison Schapker

  • Anomaly XB-6783746
    8.8/10 2,016 votes

    #12 - Anomaly XB-6783746

    Season 5 Episode 10 - Aired 2012-12-21

    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.

    Director: Jeffrey G. Hunt

    Writer: David Fury

  • August
    8.7/10 2,588 votes

    #13 - August

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2009-11-19

    The Observer chooses to do something other than observe, abducting a college student. However, when the Fringe team investigates, they discover that there is more than one Observer.. in both time and space.

    Director: Dennis Smith

    Writer: Jeff Pinkner, J.H. Wyman

  • Grey Matters
    8.7/10 2,371 votes

    #14 - Grey Matters

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2009-12-10

    The First Wave breaks into a mental hospital and cures a long-term patient suffering from schizophrenia. When the Fringe team investigates, Olivia discovers that the group's leader has one of the heads stolen from cryogenic storage months earlier. Meanwhile, two other mental patients are cured of their schizophrenia and the team soon realize that something was taken from each patients' brain... and Walter holds the key to realizing what First Wave is after.

    Director: Jeannot Szwarc

    Writer: Zack Stentz, Ashley Miller

  • The Last Sam Weiss
    8.7/10 2,082 votes

    #15 - The Last Sam Weiss

    Season 3 Episode 21 - Aired 2011-04-29

    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.

    Director: Thomas Yatsko

    Writer: Monica Owusu-Breen, Alison Schapker

  • The End of All Things
    8.7/10 2,088 votes

    #16 - The End of All Things

    Season 4 Episode 14 - Aired 2012-02-24

    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.

    Director: Jeffrey G. Hunt

    Writer: David Fury

  • Ability
    8.6/10 2,639 votes

    #17 - Ability

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2009-02-10

    German agents question Olivia about her "relationship" with David Robert Jones, an escaped prisoner questioned months earlier now living in the U.S. The Fringe Division investigates a threatening case where victims die faceless from their orifices suddenly sealing.

    Director: Norberto Barba

    Writer: Glen Whitman, Robert Chiappetta, David H. Goodman

  • The Road Not Taken
    8.6/10 2,547 votes

    #18 - The Road Not Taken

    Season 1 Episode 19 - Aired 2009-05-05

    Olivia experiences "awake dreams," seeing elaborate visions of things not really there. While investigating a disturbing case of a woman who apparently spontaneously combusted, Olivia throws caution to the wind and explores her unexplained visions further. Meanwhile, Walter discusses key information about the Z.F.T. manifesto, and Peter reveals a secret that yields unexpected results in the case.

    Director: Fred Toye

    Writer: Jeff Pinkner, J.R. Orci, Akiva Goldsman

  • Momentum Deferred
    8.6/10 2,424 votes

    #19 - Momentum Deferred

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2009-10-08

    Olivia begins to regain her memories of her encounter with William Bell. Meanwhile, the "First Wave" tries to collect the head of their leader, and the traitor makes his move.

    Director: Joe Chappelle

    Writer: Zack Stentz, Ashley Miller

  • The Man From The Other Side
    8.6/10 2,297 votes

    #20 - The Man From The Other Side

    Season 2 Episode 19 - Aired 2010-04-22

    Two teenagers turn up dead and evidence indicates that shapeshifters have borrowed their forms for some special mission. While the Fringe team tries to track them down, Peter grows increasingly suspicious of Walter's secretive behavior.

    Director: Jeffrey G. Hunt

    Writer: Josh Singer, Ethan Gross

  • Olivia
    8.6/10 2,419 votes

    #21 - Olivia

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2010-09-23

    After the extraordinary turn of events that shockingly left an imprisoned Olivia "over there," she fights to find her way home. Meanwhile, Peter and Walter try to move on with their lives unknowingly alongside alternate Olivia.

    Director: Joe Chappelle

    Writer: Jeff Pinkner, J.H. Wyman

  • The Abducted
    8.6/10 2,086 votes

    #22 - The Abducted

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2010-11-18

    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.

    Director: Chuck Russell

    Writer: David Wilcox, Graham Roland

  • Lysergic Acid Diethylamide
    8.6/10 2,551 votes

    #23 - Lysergic Acid Diethylamide

    Season 3 Episode 19 - Aired 2011-04-15

    In an effort to remove Bell's consciousness from Olivia's mind, Peter, Bell, and Walter enter Olivia's subconscious and attempt to find her personality, which has hidden itself somewhere safe.

    Director: Joe Chappelle

    Writer: Jeff Pinkner, J.H. Wyman, Akiva Goldsman

  • And Those We've Left Behind
    8.6/10 2,139 votes

    #24 - And Those We've Left Behind

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 2011-11-11

    The Fringe team must find the pattern between tragic time loop anomalies. As the investigation unfolds, Raymond, an electrical engineer, and his wife Kate, a professor of theoretical physics, enter the picture.

    Director: Brad Anderson

    Writer: Glen Whitman, Robert Chiappetta

  • Welcome to Westfield
    8.6/10 2,184 votes

    #25 - Welcome to Westfield

    Season 4 Episode 12 - Aired 2012-02-10

    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.

    Director: David Straiton

    Writer: J.R. Orci, Graham Roland