Season 3 Episode 2

The Box

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Sep 30, 2010 on FOX
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The "real" Earth's Fringe team investigates people who have been put into an unbreakable trance by a mysterious box. Meanwhile, Walter and Nina attend the reading of the last will and testament of William Bell.

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  • The Box

    "The Box" is the name of the latest film by Richard Kelly. A daydream almost undisputed lynchiano originated in "Twilight Zone". "The Box" is also the name of the second episode of the third season of "Fringe." A daydream almost undisputed exceptional rise in "Olivia."

    And in the first chapter of this third day the securities were red, this number two back to green. The suspicions are indeed facts: the two worlds will merge at the sound of the episodes. One there, one here, which makes the trip an absolute must. Each case, each supposed to stand alone never will be, due to the initial premise, due to the exchange. The Olivias (Anna Torv) and each investigation will be reversed, necessarily, a new step for these two characters. There is always something that ties us strongly based on mythology and it is that desire that always blow.

    So the episode offers two lines that run fast and holding hands. On the one hand a mysterious box that once opened, kill everything around them. On the other Altivia in a universe that is not their agenda with an increasingly gloomy. The lines intersect when we realize that the box that opens the episode is one of the parts of that machine that can destroy our world. That supposedly has the power supply, Peter (Joshua Jackson).

    In this way, and after we watched our protagonist go over to the other, we are treated to the other. And deep down it all comes down to it. Altivia, which immediately puts Newton (Sebastian Roch) line and shows him who's boss. Altivia, which is a double game between his job and his true mission. Altivia, we raised so many doubts. And only in two episodes she seems a dubious character, nor do I imagine the confusion that this future will be. On the one hand, it is colder than a Siberian night - kills an innocent in cold blood - but then, in a few milliseconds, almost see it give way. Is this going to be ours?

    For now are just questions, impressions, theories. The whole episode, the entire box set, it was just a gigantic plan to put the play into the hands of Peter. And it was rather a surprise. We walked 40 minutes to think that the villains want the object back, when what they've always wanted is that the object was discovered. Why does not realize is that good. To turn, turn, connect to Peter? It's wait and see. One is that the message was clearly that will follow Walter (John Noble).

    In conclusion I highlight just three things:

    the most recent owner of Massive Dynamic. And now?

    the interpretation of fabulous Anna Torv. The simple look, gait, everything is sublime, everything is different. Just his presence there could smell someone else.

    at a time when U2 are in Portugal is a caricature known universe where they never existed.

    In the third episode promo, interspersed with images, appears the phrase became the fifth nights "Fringe." Could not agree more.

    The Best: The game double Altivia.

    The worst: nothingmoreless
  • I think were moving foward 0o

    A lot of it we don't know whats going on, like why is she there and why is our Olivia in that world. Still nothing of that nature so we can move forward on, its just more questions than answers. Walter been given Massive Dynamic, which is weird but I knew it was going to be given to him. Wonder how thats going to be like, I guess that needed to happend because they don't have the resources to get what needed to get done. None that they do, lets see what happens.moreless
  • 302

    Man, I know that people really love Fringe, and I used to be in that boat too, but I just cannot get into this new format this year. This whole crossing over between the two worlds, it just does not seem like something that can have any longevity no matter how hard they try to shove it down our throats. With this show definitely facing cancellation lead actress Anna Torv has stepped up her game, but this show is still a long way from becoming something that casual TV viewers can like. Not enough crazy sci-fi stuff, just too many poorly-crafted plotlines.moreless
  • See Summary

    The Box was an exciting episode of Fringe. It was a thriller with plenty of action and drama. Walter and Nina come together to hear the will of William Bell. This episode sort of reminds me of Angel when they get Wolfram and Hart. In any case there is a lot going on here, and the story lines are complex which is great. I enjoy shows that challenge us to think outside of the box. I can't wait to see what happens now with all that has taken place. Will Walter actively engage his gift, and will Peter unknowingly complete the other universes agenda? Olivia's performance is always a pleasure to watch.moreless
  • exciting!

    that was a exciting episode.

    first of all we saw what is the first Bolivia's case and she was trying not to solve it, to lead it where she wanted it to go. she is giving Peter pieces of devise and some kind of motive for him to study on it.

    Peter and Bolivia at the bar, drinking and dancing, Peter should know something is wrong about her, like realy realy wrong! she expressing feeling about everything but Peter. that dance was emotionless, passionless and too fake! Peter talks to Olivia about everything and he must see her responds are not Olivias.

    Dr. Bishop got the masive dynamics, God knows what is he going to do with it! it might be quite intresting!

    Dr Bishop talked to peter about why he kidnapped him from the other side years ago, I felt sorry for both of them. poor Bishops!

    I missed Olivia, I hope we can see more of her in next episode.moreless
Artine Brown

Artine Brown


Guest Star

Kyle Cassie

Kyle Cassie


Guest Star

Robert Egger

Robert Egger

Bank Manager

Guest Star

Sebastian Roché

Sebastian Roché

Thomas Jerome Newton

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Broyles: Is he okay?
      Peter: Well, he's Walter. Define "okay."

    • Astrid: (as Walter removes Mitch's brain from his skull) That sound creeps me out.
      Walter: Really? I always found it oddly comforting. Oh, that's very good, dear. Have you ever worked behind a deli counter?
      Astrid: Walter, your tie. I, uh... I think you have a little bit of brain on it.

    • Walter: (quoting William Bell) "Only those that risk going too far can possibly know how far they can go."

    • Astrid: So we're looking for some kind of deadly music box?
      Peter: No, it's ultrasonic, so you wouldn't be able to hear it. The frequency's too high.
      Walter: Silent but deadly. Speaking of which, might like to take a step away.
      Peter: Delightful, Walter.

    • Walter: Kent Street. I frequented a massage parlor just around the corner. I used to get off right here.
      Peter: I sure hope you're talking about the station, Walter.

    • Peter: We're talking about two universes here. Two of each one of us. At this point, would anything really surprise you?
      Walter: Bacon-flavored pudding. That would surprise me.

  • NOTES (2)

    • The opening credits are in blue, confirming that the Other Side credits are in red and the "real Earth" credits are in blue.

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: September 30, 2010 on Citytv
      UK: October 12, 2010 on Sky1
      Latin America: November 9, 2010 on Warner Channel
      Australia: November 17, 2010 on GO!
      Germany: January 17, 2011 on ProSieben
      Finland: September 14, 2011 on MTV3
      Poland: January 30, 2012 on TVN
      Czech Republic: January 7, 2013 on FANDA


    • Walter: Reminds me of Monet's Water Lillies.
      Claude Monet was a French impressionist painter. Water Lilies is a series of his paintings. The reflections of the water lilies on the water aren't an observation of sunlight, but symbolize Monet's loving relationship he had with Alice Hoschede.

    • Walter: But we are yet to find our Rosebud.
      Referencing the classic 1941 black-and-white movie Citizen Kane in which Orson Wells' character, Charles Foster Kane, utters the single word, "Rosebud," before passing away.