Season 1 Episode 20

There's More Than One of Everything

Aired Friday 9:00 PM May 12, 2009 on FOX
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Someone close to Fringe Division is attacked, and bioterrorist David Robert Jones returns. Meanwhile, Walter inexplicably disappears and Nina asks Olivia for a favor.

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  • Great Finale,...

    episode - with a kind of "Planet of the Apes"-ending!
  • Theres More Than One of Everything

    I believe that, on an earth like this, dependent on a TV like this, someone like me, right now is to write a criticism, really, really like this.

    This is because my faith is up there on top of parallel universes and alternate realities. A theme that puts me in the spotlight of suspicion because I'ma fan, unconditional, no half measures or restraints. But what really fascinated me is how "Fringe" came to this website, to this end. It's amazing how a show with so many ups and downs, with many moments that dragged painfully before our eyes, this can sprint conclusive than any and all expectations. All the little crumbs now make sense of this huge cake, as if each piece was in the right place at the right time for us now prendarem with this great show.

    This episode 20 works in full if we see it as the second chapter of the previous episode. A second part ends and complete the journey started at number 19. So, after walking to do another reality of the moment, Olivia (Anna Torv) begins the hunt for an old enemy: Jones (Jared Harris), degraded and misrepresented, wrapped in dirty bandages, now tries to open a portal that leads to the Furthermore. Therefore targeted Nina Sharp (Blair Brown) and deprived him of his mechanical arm a coveted power cell. However Walter (John Noble), guided by the Observer (Michael Cerveri), also begins a search for something that your memory does not want to tell. An object hidden in an old beach house. With the help of his son there can figure out what was missing: a kind of key that allows you to close the portals. These two parallel roads eventually intersect: Olivia can figure out where the last door opens and the Bishop can get there in time to close. The action was appearing at a good pace, always in the right tone, always with the mystery hovering in the air. There was something we were hiding.

    And that something! The episode gave us just two big surprises:

    Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson) that reality is dead! Died as a child and Walter, crushed, passed through the gate and brought her "other" son! That is the day-to-day walks a parallel "other" Walter quite upset! For this is that I was not waiting. When the stone show my jaw dropped. I suspected there was something special about the son of the scientist, but I never imagined what had really happened. Incredibly well built it was one of the best twists (if not the best) of this television season.

    William Bell (the legendary Leonard Nimoy) lives in another reality. He lives hidden in an office. Where, you ask? At the World Trade Center! Yes, in this world where it is not dropped. The final plan when Olivia comes to the window and we take knowledge of their location is a true prodigy. An intelligent mechanism that tells us all with so little. And if the twist top was the best, this plan also occupies the final podium of the most enduring images of the season.

    The screen drops to black. And now? Now, we expect, we were anxious as never before. Owners of some answers but employers a greater number of questions: what Jones really wanted to demonstrate the Bell? Why are rivals? What consequences will this "theft" of Walter? What war is this anyway? What is the true role of the observer? And so on ...

    There are more than one of everything but "Fringe" proved that it is with this final piece!moreless
  • Perfect ending to a good season (Spoilers)

    This finale leads right off from the last episode with Nina Sharp getting shot and then Walter leaving with the Observer. This was definitely the best episode of the season. Things get really crazy as Mr. Jones returns and tries to get to the alternate universe to find William Bell. Well he isn't able to get there but at the end Olivia somehow manages to. She meets William Bell and finds herself in the World Trade Center. So 9/11 never happened! Wow. What a great episode. Also, we find Walter at Peter's grave somehow. This could explain why Peter doesn't remember much when he was young. Maybe he's a clone or something? This episode was fantastic and it closed out the season in a dramatic way. I can't wait to watch the next season.moreless
  • Well Written

    Well, this as been a great episode. Walter disappearing and ended up at a beach house that Peter found him there. Trying to open up holes to get to the other side or dimension. Pretty cool to see another dimension even the twin towers were there was a great sight. Another mystery is Walter visit Peters grave, What?. Con: What I don't like is even though Olivia is getting answers, Peter is left in the dark. I would understand if he wasn't part of the team. But since he is it makes his character less of importance and it leaves Olivia to do everything alone. Which in my book is always sad, you can tell there is a lot Peter has to give but not yet seen his potential other than babysitting his father. I hope things change and get a team going on because watching other series having one star to solve all the world problems and save the world is unreal. We need a team of characters that supports the hero, not means to an end characters.moreless
  • Superb finale, with some questions answered and some new questions surfacing. Just enough to leave you satisfied whilst wanting to get on and watch Season 2. Essential viewing before ploughing into the next season!moreless

    Write a review without spoiling it for those that haven't watched it yet. Simple.

    A season finale is a tricky thing to get right, you have to answer all the questions you raised throughout the season, whilst keeping in interested for the start of the next - and they got this balance just right with this episode.

    First three episodes of the season I wasn't sure about Fringe at all. The nutty doctor, the mysterious son, the blonde FBI agent running around. C'mon! But if you're thinking about watching this series, stick with it - it's well worth it. You grow to like the characters, even a couple of the more obscure ones!

    There were some excellent edge of the sofa revalations - I counted three. The first was on the hospital bed, I didn't see that coming! The second was in the graveyard at the end - OMG! Finally, the last one was after Olivia's elevator ride in New York - I'll say no more.

    Brilliant Season, looking forward to Season 2.

    Don't ruin it ;-)moreless
Victoria Barabas

Victoria Barabas

MD Woman

Guest Star

Victor Cruz (II)

Victor Cruz (II)


Guest Star

Xanthe Elbrick

Xanthe Elbrick


Guest Star

Michael Cerveris

Michael Cerveris

The Observer

Recurring Role

Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy

William Bell

Recurring Role

Jared Harris

Jared Harris

David Robert Jones

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Trivia: The glyph code for this episode is GRAVE. In some original broadcasts of the episode (such as most of the U.S.), the glyph sequence stopped after GRA. It has been confirmed from Canadian airings and that the full glyph code is indeed GRAVE.

    • Trivia: The New York Post in Bell's office in the alternate reality sports the headlines "Obamas Set to Move into New White House (Michelle has new interior designer)", "Former Pres. Kennedy to address UN", "Stock Markets Remain Closed - 21 Days and Counting", and "Celtics Sweep! Len Bias wins MVP". The issue sports the show's air date (Tuesday, May 12, 2009) and a 25-cent cover price.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Olivia: What did Jones want from you? What did he do to you in the elevator?
      Nina: He stole a very powerful... energy cell that Dr. Bell hid within my arm.
      Olivia: What can he do with it?
      Nina: Unfortunately, the question is, what can't he do?

    • Nina: Has (Walter) been acting strange lately?
      Astrid: Walter acting strange. Um... no stranger than usual.

    • Walter: When Belly and I were younger men, we regularly ingested large quantities of LSD.
      Peter: You don't say?

    • Peter: What else aren't you telling me, Walter?
      Walter: Lots, I'm sure.

    • Olivia: What are you doing here?
      Walter: We're trying to plug a hole in the universe. What are you doing here?

    • Olivia: Where am I? Who are you?
      William Bell: The answer to your first question is... it's very complicated. The answer to your second... I'm William Bell.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Injoke: As Olivia descends in the elevator, she is transported to the alternate Earth while she is between floors 16 and 15. These are two of the notorious "numbers" on J.J. Abrams' other show, Lost.

    • International Air Dates:
      U.K: May 24, 2009 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Norway: June 7, 2009, on TVN
      Finland: June 15, 2009 on MTV3
      Belgium: August 6, 2009 on RTBF2
      Germany: August 10, 2009 on ProSieben
      France: August 12, 2009 on TF1
      Sweden: August 13, 2009 on Kanal 5
      Latin America: August 25, 2009 on WB
      Australia: December 16, 2009 on GO!
      Poland: February 4, 2010 on TVN
      Slovakia: February 28, 2010 on Markiza
      Czech Republic: April 16, 2010 on Nova Cinema

    • Leonard Nimoy is listed as Special Guest Appearance by.


    • Nina: The extent of my injuries were greatly exaggerated.
      This is a play on a variation of a famous quote by American author Samuel Langhorne Clemens (better known as Mark Twain): "The reports (or "rumours") of my death have been greatly exaggerated." The full and correct quote is as follows: "James Ross Clemens, a cousin of mine, was seriously ill two or three weeks ago in London, but is well now.
      The report of my illness grew out of his illness; the report of my death was an exaggeration."