Fringe Season 3 Review & Discussion

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Fox’s hit drama Fringe returns tonight and continues the surprising cliffhanger of alternate-world Olivia Dunham replacing our favorite FBI agent in this world. Following the death of William Bell and alternate-Walter hell-bent on using Peter as the key to his mysterious machine, the Fringe teams is going to have their work cut out for them.

With no connection to the alternate world, Walter, Peter, Astrid, and Gene (naturally) will be forced to deal with the repercussions of their cross-dimensional journey and what affect it had on both worlds. Above all else, Olivia Dunham is stuck in the alternate world with no way to return home.

For the most part, Fringe, as a series, started out as a slow burn. Not much was revealed initially, but as the pieces slowly came together, the show quickly took on a life of its own. The season 2 finale painted a clear picture as to where the producers intend to take us and one can only speculate on the dangerous and amazing things that we’ll see as we venture into season 3.

Preview (courtesy of Fox)

After the shocking turn of events that 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.


As you can see, the review has not been posted yet. While we strive to provide you with the reviews in advance, I have decided to hold off the review until I’m able to see the final air version. The version that I received in advance had none of the visual effects finished. Something that I’m sure you’ll agree is an integral part of Fringe. Don’t worry, a review will be posted after Fringe has aired. Until then, if you’ve seen the season 3 premiere of Fringe, feel free to start the discussion below or check some of our previous articles below:

J.J. Abrams Talks Fringe End Date
Fringe: Season 2 Finale Preview
Get Up To Speed With ‘Fringe 101′
Fringe: Nimoy Returns For Bell/Bishop Face-Off


Fringe airs Thursday’s @9pm, on Fox

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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.

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  2. This was the show I was looking forward to the most, and I CANNOT wait for next Thursday. This wasn’t one of my more favorite episodes, but I still liked it. I’m really looking forward to what’s going to happen to Olivia, Walter, Peter, Olivia, and Walter. :P

  3. Well said BigFoot.

  4. I loved this week’s episode, Anna Torv was amazing; but I am still anxious for next week’s because it felt really strange not having Walter, Peter and Astrid around. I want to know what is up with Walter and Peter.

  5. Big Mistake!!! To start off with the characters and Universe we really care about no where in sight…Peter and Walter anchor the show their being MIA
    was a huge disappointment

  6. I Had to force myself to watch what Olivia was going through.
    I just hope the show still has time for character episodes that are seperate from the whole alternate universe storyline.

    • Gary I completely agree about the character episodes…thats the best part and originally what was drawing peopl in. I think they should keep it like last season – mostly character eps with a touch of the alternate universe. Makes it interesting! —I still cant wait til next week. LOVE this show! =D

  7. I’m in total agreement with Jayce. I watch this show mainly because of Walter and Peter, and this season premier is not what I waited months and months to see.

  8. Torv iS AWESOME! I don’t know how anyone can be disappointed from last night! There are so many questions we can ask now…it makes it so much more exciting to wait for more episodes…perfect for a series. This show has endless possibilities for the story, events, etc. I love that I can’t guess what will happen next….and all the little details you have to pay attention to…man…I love it!!! I’m HOOKED since season 1!

  9. The show was okay. Not one of my favorites. There were no “cases” to solve, no mysteries, etc. As said, no Walter or Peter. It was okay, but I like to see the alternate world plot mixed in with some X-file type cases. While Olivia getting stuck is very interesting, and I’m looking forward to see where they take it, I didn’t really get into following her around the city looking for a way out as the PRIMARY point. That doesn’t mean it was terrible, just different. Next week should be better.

  10. What about the fact that she’s starting to beleive she is the other Olivia by the end of the 1st episode?!?!? where is that gonna go how will she remember what she was doing there? and is the taxi driver gonna help her cuase he waited outside the house and his face when she left the house like he was worried for her??? dam i cant wait till next week.

  11. Dito on what EH said. I believe a long successfull tv show requires individual episodes that can stand alone, which will give it it’s longevity, interspersed with episodes that moves the series in its arch. One of the very few show that I anticipate week after week to watch. This show is AWESOME!

  12. Well, I did not like it. I prefer X Files, original stuff is always better.

    • Dude X-files ended like 10 years ago! Get over it! Fringe is a great evolution of what X-files started almost 20 years ago now.

  13. I have been a huge fan since season 1. I was a little worried I would not be into this new season. Especially since I was looking forward to the developing relationship with Peter and Olivia. But I was hooked last night. We got to see a totally different side of Dunham. She is usually so cool and calm under pressure. I loved the scene where she locked her self in the bathroom and even though you couldn’t see her crying the soft sounds of her weeping really allowed her to be more human then we are used to seeing. Peter is wicked smart and will sniff out the imposter quickly I hope and get our Olivia back soon!

  14. I liked it, the whole idea of the episode was Oliva believing she is where she is supposed to be. And what does walternet have up his sleeve? That episode might of focused on just Olivia, but so many loose ends, good loose ends. Can’t wait for next week.

  15. ok can some one explain the last 5 minutes of the show where they showed Olivia, Peter and Walter. They went from her getting taken away in a car to all three of them together again. and what looked to be in the original universe. I guess I’m just curious if any one else is as lost as i am with that. I recorded it and just watched it today. So I decided to rewind it to see if i missed any thing but it doesnt look like i did. if any one has any thoughts or comments thatd be great!

    • @nicole

      Have you seen any of the other seasons? The olivia with peter and walter is the Olivia from the alternate universe. She went back with them at the end of season 2. The olivia you spent much of the new episode with is the olivia from our world. Shes trapped over there

  16. why are people complaing that this episode had harldy any peter in it, of course it wouldnt. IT WAS TITLED OLIVIA. when i watched the episode called PETER i didnt complain how there was no broyles, astrid, of hardly any olivia in it.

  17. Where’s the review it already aired ? I love Fringe & yes I did miss Peter & Walter but I liked this episode. Not my favorite but I liked it. Since they said the permiere was in 2 parts my guess is next episode will be about our world.

  18. I liked the premiere but I too missed our Peter and Walter. The actor’s must love playing two different versions of themselves. I’m looking forward to another great season of Fringe.

  19. I should have said two different versions of their characters :-)

  20. I love it so much….best thing on the small screen. ( As looking to the left of this post dictates!) I wonder where Massive Dynamic is located in the alternate universe….I cannot figure that one out yet.

    • Maybe the twin towers? Spock (sorry blanking on the character’s name at the moment) met Olivia there at the end of season 1.

  21. Let’s get back to the basic’s and get oliva back from the alternate universe and do show’s in this universe,this show is getting hard to follow, I mean why fix something that wasn’t broken?

  22. I am loving the alternate universe Olvia and our Olivia story line, I’m looking forward to seeing how that plays out. This series has me looking forward to each new episode. I am hoping FOX keeps it on it’s roster, truly an engaging show. We just love Walter, Peter and Olivia (Astro errr Astrid too ;0) )..great cast.