Fringe: Season 5 (2012 - 2013)

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Critic Consensus: Fringe overcomes a compressed episode count and humbled production values to deliver a moving and rousing conclusion to its fans.

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Episodes

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Air date: Sep 28, 2012
2
Air date: Oct 5, 2012
3
Air date: Oct 12, 2012
4
Air date: Oct 26, 2012
5
Air date: Nov 2, 2012
6
Air date: Nov 9, 2012
7
Air date: Nov 16, 2012
8
Air date: Dec 7, 2012
9
Air date: Dec 14, 2012
10
Air date: Dec 21, 2012
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A television drama centered around a female FBI agent who is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena.

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
Michael Kopsa
as Capt. Windmark
Georgina Haig
as Henrietta "Etta" Bishop
Michael Cerveris
as September/Donald
James Kidnie
as Commander
John Prosky
as Observer
Jenni Blong
as Dr. Carla Warren
Connor Beardmore
as River Massey
Eric Lange
as Gael Manfretti
Tom Butler
as Richard
Gabe Khouth
as Dr. Darryl Hastings
Clark Middleton
as Edward Markham
Maria Marlow
as Carolyn
Paul McGillion
as Edwin Massey
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Critic Reviews for Fringe Season 5

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (6)

Over five loopy seasons, Fringe never once lost sight of that mission -- hunting down an answer to the question of what makes us "us."

Sep 28, 2012 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

The focus here is clearly on the characters, which has always served the series well in the past. Something tells me that strategy will work here again as Fringe comes to a close.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

It's storytelling highs are some of the best ever done in the science fiction genre. It continually delivered to its devoted fans. There was virtually no chance of a disappointing ending.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

The nods to the past are sweet, but what any real Fringe fan wanted from these last episodes was a farewell to the characters we've come to love that feels emotionally satisfying - and on that level, this series finale more than delivers.

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

At some point, Fringe kind of fell in love with change for its own sake, and it wandered away for long periods from what powered its finest moments - the complex bonds among Olivia, Peter and Walter.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Fringe's final two hours were constructed as a big, action-packed adventure, an outline that served its finale well...

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Unlike Lost, which expanded horizontally as its story lines multiplied, adding characters like mayflies, Fringe has expanded vertically. It has maintained an equally challenging narrative... while concentrating on a core of three characters.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

It's classy, inventive sci-fi with shades of Doctor Who, Looper, The Matrix and The X Files.

Sep 28, 2012 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There's still hope for this story and this world, and as usual Fringe viewers will have to be patient to see that hope spring forth.

Sep 28, 2012 | Rating: 7.7/10 | Full Review…

We're all in this together, Fringe fans, watching to see how these last 13 episodes play out.

Sep 28, 2012 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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