Season 3 Episode 7

The Abducted

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 18, 2010 on FOX
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On the Other Side, Olivia tries to handle a series of kidnappings with connections to Colonel Broyles, while turning to a hidden ally to find a way back home.

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  • The Abducted

    "Fringe" dragged on for almost two seasons, with little evolution and constant renewal. Now, that rose to the status of today's best series of the cult phenomenon of unparalleled entertainment is right at the brink of cancellation. The world makes no sense and unfortunately there is another, parallel, where the FOX is normal.

    "Fringe" can not end. Can not. And this "The Abducted" is, again, the proof of that. I was fooled by a dodgy trailer, I was led to believe that we would have something epic, I was led to believe that this was the trail. And yet, I'm not upset because this minimally seven was another fantastic episode. So good that forgiveness is immediate.

    Soon! Thus we are brought Candyman, a villain who kidnaps children and sucks their vitality. Returns them to their own but they will never be the same. Wounded, sick, have to live the rest of life with the ghost of the man in the mask. Home visceral and nasty - even as the likes malta - followed by an important revelation: the son of another Broyles (Lance Reddick) was one of the victims. Give then the unpredictable cross between the case of the week, the protagonist and the drama of alternate Olivia (Anna Torv). She, on the one hand already knows who he is and wants to run away, but the other wants to find the missing child and find the bad guy.

    These are the times that separate the great from small. The good the least good. The heart of the rest of the bowel. And she is a heroine cream. An insightful genius who was born to help others, regardless of the land, country or universe. Thus, it can genuinely win the affection and admiration of his other head, creating in him an ally. I was well aware that things were not black and white and here comes the interesting gray. Broyles finds that she has discovered.

    - And now?

    - Now go home.

    He closed his eyes and went to embrace the family. He, like ours, it's good soul. And so she, with the help of taxi driver's first episode - great character - can reach the long-awaited return to the tank and gift shop. It is just time to leave a message for the cleaning lady back and trapped under the gaze of dark Walternate (John Noble) - had the same fear. The action ends with Peter (Joshua Jackson) to receive a phone call, an unknown voice and distressed tells him that he was with Olivia and that she has a message for him. You are stuck in another universe. Superb! If this is not the best end of every episode of the series, come very close.

    A frightening villain, an electrifying and intrigue make this a colossal final episode a victory. The seventh in seven games. And so, with the status of invincible, that "Fringe" goes to "Input", the possible course of this (now historic) exchange.

    The Best: The dynamics Broyles / Olivia.

    The Worst: Nothingmoreless
  • About Time

    Now the other side knows, weird they couldn't figure it out. Olivia had to let them know by telling a maintance person in our world that she was trapped in the other world. After that the maintance person called Peter to tell that Olivia is stucked there. Peter was getting cuddled up with the freaking enemy and couldn't tell the difference between the two. Real Olivia comes back I wonder how this will pan out, well lets see what happends next episode should be great since everyone knows the truth now.moreless
  • the abducted

    The latest episode of Fringe was pretty solid. I have been ripping on this show hard this year, but that is because I loved it so much during its first two seasons and thought it made a lot of creative mistakes this season, but tonight's episode definitely was strong. The opening scene with the masked man attacking the kid was actually pretty scary, something that I rarely can say about a television show these days. I have been against the parallel universe being such an important part of the season from the beginning, but the drama with Olivia trying to get back to her world, it would be hard to not be on the edge of your seat during that.

    My hats off to you JJ Abrams for a good show tonight.moreless
  • The Abducted

    The Abducted was a perfect episode of Fringe, which took place in the B Universe with A Olivia. The main story of the episode was about The Candyman, a child abductor from Colonel Broyles's past. It was a very interesting story to watch unfold. Meanwhile A Olivia was planning on returning home with the help of an old friend. It was fun to watch their interactions. The subject matter of the story was a touching issue and happens more often than we realize. I think B Broyles really connected with A Olivia in this episode with how she handled his son. She almost made it home, but it didn't last long enough, though she managed to get a message out for Peter, who now knows the truth! I can't wait to see what happens next!!!!!moreless
  • Busted !

    There was a lot to like here : Olivia finally making her move, alter-Broyles willingly letting her go ( predictable, but the performances from the actors were good enough ) , Walternate showing a softer side by expressing genuine care about Broyles and his son ... and it's always nice to have more information about the other side ( Ronald Reagan in Casablanca ! ). Unfortunately, the case of the week was quite scary indeed, but not very original ( come on, stealing youth from kids, how many times has that been done in sci-fi ? ), and felt a little like a waste of time, even if it fleshed out Broyles ( I keep hoping all these alter-characters remain a part of the show after Olivia comes home ). But with both Olivias busted, next episode should be VERY interesting ...moreless
Andre Royo

Andre Royo

Henry Arliss Higgins

Guest Star

Curtis Harris

Curtis Harris

Christopher Broyles

Guest Star

Michael Strusievici

Michael Strusievici

Max Clayton

Guest Star

Kirk Acevedo

Kirk Acevedo

Charlie Francis

Recurring Role

Seth Gabel

Seth Gabel

Lincoln Lee

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Trivia: In Max's room, there are game boards--Operation and Clue--both games were shown previously in the show.

    • Alternate Earth general differences:
      - Yonkers is named "New Yonkers."
      - The FBI was disbanded sometime prior to 2000.
      - Ronald Reagan starred in Casablanca, as was originally planned in the This Side casting of the film. Given how unfamiliar Bolivia is with the movie, it appears that version is not the classic it is on This Side.
      - There's a board game named Quarantine Zone.
      - There are three major political parties in the United States.

    • Trivia: The Observer can be seen outside the diner where Olivia and Henry meet. He is barely visible in the background, mostly hidden by a mustard bottle on the table.

    • Trivia: The glyph code for this episode is ESCAPE.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Bolivia: Okay, so let me guess, they, uh--they end up running away together, and--and they live happily ever after?
      Peter: Actually, no. She leaves him at the airport, and they never see each other again.
      Bolivia: Oh. I thought you said it was a love story.
      Peter: Well, aren't all the best love stories tragedies?
      Bolivia: Only in the movies.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Blair Brown is credited but doesn't appear.

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: November 18, 2010 on Citytv
      UK: November 23, 2010 on Sky1
      Latin America: December 14, 2010 on Warner Channel
      Australia: January 26, 2011 on GO!
      Germany: March 7, 2011 on ProSieben
      Finland: October 19, 2011 on MTV3
      Poland: March 5, 2012 on TVN
      Czech Republic: February 11, 2013 on FANDA