# Fringe's code cracked?

Those who watch Fringe know that there is something more to the show than its weird-case-of-the-week crackdown. Fringe is full of Easter Eggs--little goodies hidden within the show--and one of the more perplexing gems has finally been solved... we think.

When Fox's sci-fi drama heads to commercial break, a spooky blue symbol--which include an apple, a waft of smoke, a human hand--sits on screen for a few seconds. We've always known that they're supposed to mean something, but we may have been looking too hard.

It turns out the solution is simpler than we thought. Tech Web site Ars Technica editor Julian Sanchez took a stab at the puzzle (which was being worked on by friends) and discovered that each symbol corresponds to a single letter of the alphabet--like a Sunday newspaper cryptogram. When the symbols shown during each episode are put together, they spell out a word that corresponds to the episode's theme. Some examples include the words "Rogue," "Taken," and "Olivia."

But, given that breaking the code was fairly simple, Sanchez thinks there may be even more to the puzzle… something larger that we're all missing. In a second post, he thinks it's quite possible that the simple code was just to get things going for a larger puzzle that will continue through successive seasons.

Both of his posts (linked below) are very interesting reads, and should be checked out by all Fringe fans and those who love puzzles.

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Dec 25, 2010
What happens if there is another code when you put the words together or when put together what will it mean still cool show :)
Apr 17, 2009
what if the bigger puzzle is putting the word from each episode together to make a sentence of some sort
Apr 13, 2009
I always knew there was something weird behind those symbols, but never crossed my mind it would be alphabet letters! You can never know with J.J Abrams....
Apr 12, 2009
I just thought it was a stylistic choice and left it at that. Should have known it was more.
Apr 12, 2009
That's great...I love the show even more now.
Apr 12, 2009
Who can solve the larger puzzle?
Apr 11, 2009
I just assumed they were creepy for creepy's sake. Six fingered hand, apple with embryos for seeds, etc etc. I love the creepiness of it.
Apr 11, 2009
I will believe this when someone from the show says it's right. All i can see is that it is someones interpretation. "The mind see's what it wants to see".
Apr 09, 2009
I wish I could say I can look at this without my brain wanting to explode.
Apr 09, 2009
JJ Abrams knows how to make your mind blow out

XO XO

:):):):)
Apr 09, 2009
JJ Abrams shows are always filled with hidden info and alternate meanings; Just to mention an example, note how the number " 47 " is a common cypher in Abrams' shows, namely ALIAs
Apr 09, 2009
I am even more confused that watching the show!
Apr 09, 2009
Interesting =O
Apr 09, 2009
Interesting!
Apr 08, 2009
Clever, like how Jericho put clues into the morse code on the title, or - and I shudder to say anything positive about Lost - like Lost did in the first season with visual clues.
Apr 08, 2009
I knew they meant something!! They always freaked me out - I knew they had to be more than just random pictures!!
Apr 08, 2009
Actually it means "be sure to drink your ovaltine".
Apr 08, 2009
I kind of figured they had to mean something - because the little light ball keeps moving, I just didn't figure it was what the guy and his friends figured out.
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Apr 08, 2009
Neat stuff!