He then departs from Olivia's consciousness. William returns in the future, trapped in amber with the Fringe team in 2036. The primary characteristic differentiates a human and a shapeshifter is the large quantity of mercury in their blood, and the presence of a metallic data disc at the base of their spine. This week "Fringe" tried to solve the riddle of Bellivia. Mitchell Loeb (portrayed by Chance Kelly) is a FBI agent, and a member of the bio-terrorist organization ZFT, as led by David Robert Jones. They have a lengthy conversation in which she forgives him for taking her son, and that Peter is not a punishment or a curse on him, as Walter had believed. Age "Stowaway" is the 17th episode of the third season of the American science fiction drama television series Fringe, and the 60th episode overall. The experiment dealt with the transference of information between two mice. He is instructed to insert a device into the bridge between universes but instead turns himself in to prime-universe Broyles. Agent Lee was originally introduced in the first part of the season two finale, when the Fringe division of our dimension goes to "the other side" to get Peter back. Broyles later notes that he was never found. One of her forearms is a highly advanced prosthetic arm. His name is mentioned through the first season, which shows his connections with the main characters as well as both past and present events in the series. Newton is then able to complete his first mission; He synchronizes the brain tissues, kidnaps Walter, reinserts them into Walter's brain, and then interrogates the scientist, gathering the information he needs. In the Season 4 episode "Back to Where You've Never Been", David Robert Jones returns as a character in the alternate timeline created by Peter Bishop's deletion at the end of Season 3. Walter figures that William must have created a soul magnet for himself and figures that the trigger is the frequency created by the bell William left for Nina. After realizing his plan had been foiled, William rang a bell that was aboard his ship and evaporated into thin air. He is also known to eat or drink while working on a body, no matter how disgusting everyone else thinks it is. William Bell using his unstable atoms to power Our Heroes' trip back to the prime universe. "Lysergic Acid Diethylamide" is the 19th episode of the third season of the American science fiction drama television series Fringe, and the 62nd episode overall. Headed by Newton, the shapeshifters start tracking down and extracting pieces of brain tissue from three separate mental patients. During Walter Bishop's time in St. Claire's, he removed parts of Walter's brain and hid them in three other people. Not much is known about the early years of the organization, but a ZFT manifesto was created that spelled out the organization's goals and beliefs. He is mute, but is able to communicate via writing, symbolic gestures, or by touching others and implanting thoughts into them. Before Peter can ask who, September tells Peter to "go home" and yanks him out of his mind. ("Lysergic Acid Diethylamide"), As explained by William at the end of Season 2, the alternate version of William was killed as a young man in a car accident. He was institutionalized after a lab accident which resulted in manslaughter charges. ("Brave New World: Part 2"), Bell regained contact with the Fringe Team. The Other Universe version of Walter Bishop, nicknamed Walternate, is the United States Secretary of Defense, and directly oversees the alternate and more powerful Fringe division. When Peter returns to his home universe in "Over There", she is amazed to see him and bonds with him. The Other Universe version of Olivia Dunham, dubbed by the prime universe as Fauxlivia, is an agent of the alternate and more powerful Fringe division. The show, from Fringe's J.H. As explained by William at the end of Season 2, the alternate version of William was killed as a young man in a car accident;[2] as a result, Massive Dynamic in the parallel world was never formed, instead there is only Bishop Dynamic. Like other Observers that have appeared on the show, September is only seen wearing a plain black suit and black fedora, and is pale, bald, and lacks eyebrows. ZFT are apparently responsible for most, if not all of the events related to The Pattern. In the alternate timeline created by Peter Bishop's erasure, many of the events of John's life remain the same. ZFT which stands for "Zerstörung durch Fortschritte der Technologie" (in German for "Destruction through technological process"), It is a notorious terrorist organization that deals in scientific experiments and an antagonistic faction in the sci-fi TV series Fringe. More purchase options 11. She simulated a hoarse voice and mannerisms of Nimoy used for the representation of Bell. Though her work is mostly clerical, she has a number of skills which come in handy during their cases, such as cryptanalysis and proficiency in Latin. He then departs from Olivia's consciousness. The author of the English language First People book is shown to have been one "Seamus Wiles", published in the 1800s. Walter vehemently defends Bell in "The Road Not Taken", reminding everyone that Bell was many things, for example ambitious, selfish and temperamental, but not a fool. Nina Sharp (portrayed by Blair Brown; main: season 1–4; recurring: season 5) is the executive director of Massive Dynamic,[22] and has run the business since William Bell's departure to the parallel world. In the alternate timeline of season four Peter ventures to her home in an attempt to have her convince Secretary Bishop to help him return to his timeline. It's just four points long, but repeated three times to appear more grandiose. Peter Bishop later takes it upon himself to kill all of the remaining shapeshifters in the Prime Universe, after he is able to decode their sleeper identities from the files on Fauxlivia's computer. That doesn't even start with an "A"!" Disbelieving Nina, Walter returns to St. Claire's Mental Institution and finds the scent of Bell in one of the log books that dated back to when Walter believed he had visited, and continues to assert this claim. September takes Michael to the past to hide him from the Observers. He stored two beacons in his storage facility, which could only be accessed with his hand print. Knowing that the three pieces were once taken from Walter's brain and when reinserted, they will cause Walter to remember how to open the gateway between the universes. Bell attended Walter's MIT presentation on the possibilities of nonverbal communication by brainpower between humans; this greatly intrigued him. Turning him into a villain felt like a waste. They agreed and went to Alaska. September (portrayed by Michael Cerveris), often referred to as The Observer, is a mysterious figure seen at the scene of many Pattern-related events. Walternate, making arrangements through Newton and other shapeshifters, successfully traveled to the prime universe, and was later brought to see Peter for the first time since he was taken by his counterpart. Bishop is convinced the original Fringe team survived the seize and are still alive. During Fringe Division's early investigation of The Pattern, William Bell's location was unknown to everyone including Nina Sharp. With Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown. [29] Several other shapeshifters have been shown in the series, including one that aids in the parallel universe's Olivia's escape from the prime universe. William is mentioned throughout season one, showing several ties with Walter's past and the study of the parallel world, including participating in the Cortexiphan trials. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. This article lists the major and recurring fictional characters on the science fiction television series, Fringe, created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci. [48][49], In creating the Observers, the producers had some idea of how they would be introduced into the show, starting as a background character and only becoming a significant figure by the midpoint of the first season. Peter begs September to send him back to the original timeline but September assures him that this is where he is meant to be before teleporting away. And what that means is William Bell, at least as played by Leonard Nimoy, won't be around in the future on Fringe. Appearances Nina is able to communicate to William; in the season 1 finale, she arranged for Olivia to be taken to the parallel universe to meet him,[24] while in the season 2 finale, she alerted William to the plan to rescue Peter. Bell and Walter share the same first and last initials, W.B. William Bell (portrayed by Leonard Nimoy) is the founder of Massive Dynamic and the former lab partner and friend of Walter. Alternate timeline: Still alive, Colonel Broyles is in charge of Fringe Division. It is from this experience that the two men become reluctant to ever work for the government again. I am." He is a biochemist and former employee of William Bell and the Massive Dynamics corporation, a connection that wasn't revealed until the season one finale. The first shapeshifter witnessed by the Fringe division is one that follows Olivia after her meeting with William from the parallel world in the second season premiere, "A New Day in the Old Town". Bell cannot cross over again, as his atoms would split apart and no trace of him would remain in either universe. She also continues to support Walter in the lab. Although not seen in the Final Timeline, William Bell would still be alive in the Observer-less world and never have occasion to be ambered, making the SS Talos his last known location during his Neogenesis plot. David Robert Jones and Thomas Jerome Newton are dead and destroyed, Walternate is still alive as of 2036, and Windmark was erased from existence by Walter's sacrifice in the series finale. In Jack… Bishop and Bell later escape with Dr. Matheson using the teleportation device. Sometime after the Purge by the Observers, Walter hides Michael in a pocket dimension with the help of September (now stripped of his powers and known as Donald) ("Through the Looking Glass and What Walter Found There"). However, not too long after, Olivia regains control of her body briefly, confused and in a trance before William takes back over. The company had been monitoring the work of the two men and recruited them to come work for them. Olivia finally recalls her encounter with Belly. Jones, being only halfway through the portal, is cut in half and dies immediately.[24]. Sam Weiss (portrayed by Kevin Corrigan) is a friend of Nina Sharp who operates at a bowling alley, and helped her with her physical therapy process after she lost her arm. The Nina from the parallel universe is seen to be conspiring with a revived David Robert Jones, however it's unclear if this is actually the alternate universe Nina or a shapeshifter that David Robert Jones created. The creation of this universe would spring out of the collapse of the two existing universes. William tells Olivia to pass on the message "I knew the dog wouldn't hunt" to Walter. William Bell We learn that while both Astrids' mothers died when they were young, and they were both raised by their fathers, that alternate universe Astrid felt a sense of rejection and disapproval from her father, while the Astrid in the primary universe had a warm, loving father, whom she was close to (though she lies about this in an attempt to console her counterpart). Dr. Walter Bishop's braininess takes on a new meaning when the Fringe team investigate impromptu brain surgeries - and William Bell (LEONARD NIMOY) resurfaces. 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