Fringe: Season 4 (2011 - 2012)

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Critic Consensus: A daring reset may baffle casual viewers, but those already enthralled by Fringe's knotty mythology will likely become even more invested.

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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 23, 2011
2
Air date: Sep 30, 2011
3
Air date: Oct 7, 2011
4
Air date: Oct 14, 2011
5
Air date: Nov 4, 2011
6
Air date: Nov 11, 2011
7
Air date: Nov 18, 2011
8
Air date: Jan 13, 2012
9
Air date: Jan 20, 2012
10
Air date: Jan 27, 2012
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The fourth season of Fringe finds Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson) in quite a predicament in the prime universe after he returns from the parallel universe, where he sacrificed himself in order to save both worlds. Neither Olivia (Anna Torv) or his father Walter (John Noble) have any recollection that Peter ever existed. Meanwhile, shapeshifters initiate a reign of destruction upon both universes, leaving prime and parallel worlds to unite against a common enemy.

Cast

Anna Torv
as Olivia Dunham
Joshua Jackson
as Peter Bishop
John Noble
as Dr. Walter Bishop
Blair Brown
as Nina Sharp
Lance Reddick
as Phillip Broyles
Jasika Nicole
as Astrid Farnsworth
Seth Gabel
as Lincoln Lee
Jared Harris
as David Robert Jones
Georgina Haig
as Henrietta "Etta" Bishop
Orla Brady
as Elizabeth Bishop
Leonard Nimoy
as Dr. William Bell
Kirk Acevedo
as Charlie Francis
Mark Valley
as John Scott
William Sadler
as Dr. Sumner
John Aylward
as Dr. Owen Frank
Tim Guinee
as Rick Pearce/Canaan
Chin Han
as Neil Chung
Neal Huff
as Marshall Bowman
John Pyper-Ferguson
as John McClennan
Arye Gross
as Malcolm Truss
Henry Ian Cusick
as Simon Foster
David Call
as Nick Lane
Joe Flanigan
as Robert Danzig
Tim Kelleher
as Cliff Hayes
Enid-Raye Adams
as Noreen Miller
Evan Bird
as Aaron Sneddon
G. Michael Gray
as Jared Colin
Gina Holden
as Kate Hicks
Curtis Harris
as Christopher Broyles
Pascale Hutton
as Sally Clark
Harrison Thomas
as Sean Martin
Rebecca Mader
as Jessica Holt
Monte Markham
as Dr. Blake West
Jordy Olson
as Megan Miller
Michelle Krusiec
as Nadine Park
Connor Stanhope
as Matthew Mitnovitz
Sandra Ferens
as Mrs. Keenan
Blu Mankuma
as Stephen Farnsworth
Clark Middleton
as Edward Markham
Michael Kopsa
as Capt. Windmark
Shauna Johannesen
as Julie Danzig
Ben Wilkinson
as Jeremy Roman
Gabrielle Rose
as Dr. Anderson
Winson Wong
as Agent Bergmann
Sean Michael Kyer
as Jonathan Danzig
Gerard Plunkett
as Sen. James Van Horn
Daniel Arnold
as Agent Perez
Stephen Lobo
as Agent Frazier
Colin Lawrence
as Agent Roach
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Critic Reviews for Fringe Season 4

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

The show's creators have been bolder about playing to the crowd, letting new arrivals find their own way in rather than constantly starting from scratch. It may have cost them some casual viewers, but the show encourages obsession, and rewards it as well.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

With great performances form everyone in the series, but most notably Leonard Nimoy, there really isn't much more that you could ask for.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

We are back where we started and things aren€™'t quite different enough... But as an avid fan I have faith, so I€'™ll pass it off as unavoidable part of establishing the new timeline.

Jun 26, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

How Fringe attempts to rewrite the history of its characters with a major influence in their lives missing is one of the many things that makes the new season incredibly exciting.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Where Fringe seemed to get lost at a certain point of this season, it seems to have magically restored itself, lemon pie style, and I'm certainly hyped for the final episode.

May 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Could've served as a tidy series ender...

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

It can be followed, though. You just need to not mind being confused until you find your bearings. And surely it's always better to be confused than bored.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Fringe works in the sci-fi, speculative-fiction genre to work out themes of unity and duality, the spirit and the soul, love and the agony of love's absence.

Nov 26, 2013 | Full Review…

I'm taking my cues to Fringe's future from Lincoln Lee's blood type: B-positive.

Nov 26, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

From the parallel Earth we know and love to a glimpse of a dark, troubling future in the year 2036, Fringe took us to some memorable places all season long, capping the twists and turns with a great two-part finale.

Sep 12, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Fringe: Season 4

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