Together, the two began piecing together a plot involving a new breed of creatures that would populate a third universe. She adopted Olivia, and her sister Rachel, after their mother died and Olivia killed their stepfather, and consequently she and Olivia share a much closer relationship. But in secret she was allied with the resistance and helped the Fringe team. They also use an alien written language with which they maintain copious documentation in small notebooks. He begins to establish a friendship with her, and Olivia pays him another visit after learning the truth about Peter's origin. He then presents Olivia with a test: to prevent a biological bomb from detonating by turning off a series of lights only using her mind. Beginning in the second season, a parallel universe is revealed; many of the characters, portrayed by the same actors, exist simultaneously in the original and parallel realities. [5] The alternate Olivia gives birth to a son in the episode "Bloodline". The conviction was later overturned, but Harris' career was ruined. In fact, he had been residing comfortably in the Alternate Universe for the past several months. He's from Hartford, Connecticut. ("Os"), Broyles gives William 48 hours to find a new viable host for him and get out of Olivia's body, but William takes his time as he knows that no harm is coming to Olivia. He is at first confused by the bizarre antics of the agents and the seemingly impossible situations they investigate, but he seems to quickly take it in stride, becoming enthusiastic about the work and offering them his help whenever they need it. Lee is a capable agent and a devoted friend to his fellow Fringe division agents, risking his health by prematurely leaving his nano-regeneration chamber to help them. In the second season two-part finale "Over There", and a major plot element of the third season, Peter is found to be the only person that can cause a reaction from an apparent doomsday device that Walternate has assembled in the parallel universe and that is currently being assembled in the prime world.[12]. At three years old, Olivia lived in Jacksonville, Florida, because her father was stationed at the local military base. Sometime after the Purge by the Observers, Walter hides Michael in a pocket dimension with the help of September (now stripped of his powers and known as Donald) ("Through the Looking Glass and What Walter Found There"). During the first season, Walter discovers that William wrote the ZFT manifesto, which is the base for the ZFT members' actions (to prepare for war against the parallel world, by doing experiments of all sorts of weapons - chemical, biological, or even human). Bell was suspected to be involved with the ZFT. [27], Before his consciousness disappears completely, Olivia learns that John was working undercover for the NSA, infiltrating ZFT, by now known to be the organization responsible behind "the Pattern", and that whatever relationship the two of them had was real. First appearing in the series while incarcerated in a German prison in the episode "In Which We Meet Mr. Jones", Jones soon becomes the main antagonist of season 1. Jones agrees to help her, but only in exchange for the opportunity to ask an associate one question. As a result, Massive Dynamic was never formed in the parallel world; instead, there is only Bishop Dynamic. Though he travels back and forth several times, William finds his body has become unstable and remains in the parallel world, still communicating with Nina whom he left in charge of Massive Dynamic. Voice actor Leonard Nimoy has been heard on an old VHS tape before his first appearance on the show, but was not credited. While attending Harvard in 1969, young William met Walter Bishop. [21], In season 5 and the future of 2036, Nina Sharp is the director of Ministry of Science and appeared to cooperate with the Observers. Little is known of Broyles' past. [26], Michael, like other Observers, is pale and bald; however, he does not possess the implant used by other Observers to further boost their intelligence while suppressing their emotions (and allowing them to time-shift). Like other Observers that have appeared on the show, September is only seen wearing a plain black suit and black fedora, and is pale, bald, and lacks eyebrows. A now-living David Robert Jones has, however, tempted him into an alliance. ("Letters of Transit") Walter was taken aboard Bell's "ark", the SS Talos, as the Neogenesis plot was being unleashed. ("Concentrate and Ask Again")Nina and Walter's friendship continued throughout their adult years, eventually leading to a good r… He eventually kills Charlie and takes his place,[18] using his position to find the location of Newton before he is identified by Olivia and killed. Olivia often comes to him with requests for manpower and other resources. Contents Wyman, was also the network's first drama to be ordered to pilot and has quietly been a network favorite since. The Other Universe version of Olivia Dunham, dubbed by the prime universe as Fauxlivia, is an agent of the alternate and more powerful Fringe division. Nina is often cryptic and cautious of interacting with the Fringe members; though she will provide Massive Dynamic's services when necessary, she does not always reveal the full truth of the situation. In the Season 4 episode "Back to Where You've Never Been", David Robert Jones returns as a character in the alternate timeline created by Peter Bishop's deletion at the end of Season 3. His name is mentioned through the first season, which shows his connections with the main characters as well as both past and present events in the series. In "Ability" Jones turns himself over to the FBI, in exchange for Walter's help with the life-threatening side-effects of his teleportation. After running away from home, Peter finally comes to accept this Elizabeth as his mother, which later led to her suicide in 2001. After Walter and Peter "die" within her mind, William aids Olivia in escaping until she is able to confront her own fears, enabling her to take back control of her body. The primary characteristic differentiates a human and a shapeshifter is the large quantity of mercury in their blood, and the presence of a metallic data disc at the base of their spine. He is in charge of the Fringe division after the death of the alternate Colonel Broyles. With Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown. William returns in the future, trapped in amber with the Fringe team in 2036. He often says things which seem so obvious that no one else wants to say (or thinks necessary) and tends to burst into song while working, as he believes it helps him think. He was released from hospital under Olivia's care. They are able to take the form of any person by using a device that plugs into the roof of their mouth and the mouth of the target. The company had been monitoring the work of the two men and recruited them to come work for them. He is first shown whilst being contacted by Olivia, who is trying to find the antidote for a parasite in Agent Loeb's body. The narrative followed the Fringe team's attempts to extract William Bell from Olivia's brain by entering her mind with the help of LSD. In the overarching storyline for the five seasons of the show, several versions of the characters are introduced. Massive Dynamic founder William is angered by the betrayal of his friend and disappears. Alternate timeline: Nina's backstory is altered. A younger Bell as seen in the comic book tie-in. The Other Universe version of Walter Bishop, nicknamed Walternate, is the United States Secretary of Defense, and directly oversees the alternate and more powerful Fringe division. They agreed and went to Alaska. [18] The shapeshifter maintains his identity for some time until it learns the location of Newton, after which Olivia is forced to kill it. ("6955 kHz") Soon, she became employed at Massive Dynamic, where there were unspoken feelings between her and its founder, William Bell. Henrietta "Etta" Bishop (portrayed by Georgina Haig) is a government agent in the year 2036, and is the daughter of Peter Bishop and Olivia Dunham. As Olivia wakes up, Astrid and Walter realise that William's plan to transfer his own consciousness into a computer has failed. After Peter and Olivia rescue Walter, Bell rings his ship's bell and disappears. Bell cannot cross over again, as his atoms would split apart and no trace of him would remain in either universe. After a few weeks, she remembers that he warned her of the storm in which the two universe would collide if she didn't stop Thomas Jerome Newton from being resurrected. But, he planned to pursue one more goal: creation. Agent Broyles later examines his body and closes his eyes out of respect. During Fringe Division's early investigation of The Pattern, William Bell's location was unknown to everyone including Nina Sharp. Her mind begins integrating and purging his consciousness, resulting in her mistaking his memories for her own. He initially harbors resentment for Olivia as she was responsible for prosecuting his friend Sanford Harris, but comes to respect Olivia's aptitude and later defends her against Harris. As Olivia wakes up, Astrid and Walter realize that William's plan to transfer his own consciousness into a computer has failed. He is the main antagonist of the third season. That doesn't even start with an "A"!" In a confession recorded video, Dr. Nicholas Boone revealed the founder of Massive Dynamic is the same man who finances the ZFT. ("Over There: Part 2"), When Olivia visited Bell on the other side, he served her a glass of tea that contained soul magnets. The Nina from the parallel universe is seen to be conspiring with a revived David Robert Jones, however it's unclear if this is actually the alternate universe Nina or a shapeshifter that David Robert Jones created. With Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo. She removed Peter, Astrid, and Walter from amber. With Peter's removal, Jones appears to have survived the portal crossing and is present in the alternate universe. Receiving Jones' message, Loeb is soon able to proceed in creating a teleportation device once designed by Walter Bishop, and successfully teleports Jones out of prison, freeing him. He starts off as an anti-hero and later becomes one of the main villains of the show. Headed by Newton, the shapeshifters start tracking down and extracting pieces of brain tissue from three separate mental patients. ("Over There: Par… In the episode, the Fringe division learns that Walter Bishop's old colleague, William Bell, has been in control of David Robert Jones' actions to collapse both universes in an attempt to create a new universe under his own control, and the Fringe team must make sacrifices to put an end to Bell's plans. Age She also continues to support Walter in the lab. ("Brave New World: Part 2"). In the episode "Peter", September is a catalyst in Walter's abduction of Peter from the parallel universe; September arrived wanting to see the creation of the cure by Walternate that would have saved Peter, but instead distracted Walternate from witnessing a critical test result. William tells Olivia to pass on the message "I knew the dog wouldn't hunt" to Walter. In the second season finale, he helps Walter and Olivia to evade capture in the parallel universe, and then assists Walter in preparing equipment for them to return to the prime universe; William and Walter reestablish their friendship when William reminds Walter why he had removed the brain pieces. Because of this, he sacrifices himself so the others can return home. Later Bishop and Bell were approached by the Air Force and hired to build a machine which transports William and Bishop to Germany during World War II. He also continually tells her that he loves her "always", and intends to prove it to her. After sending David Robert Jones to his demise, he kidnaps Walter, who has deduced that he is alive, and takes him onto his container ship to sail to his new universe. The parallel universe version of Charlie Francis is alive and an agent of the alternate and more powerful Fringe division. His base of operations, or at least the spot he chose for his meeting with Olivia Dunham, was an office at the top of the World Trade Center (which in that reality was not destroyed), which he somehow transports Olivia Dunham to. His death profoundly affects Olivia, leaving her even more isolated and cold than in the previous timeline. [14] After Bell's death, Walter is left in control of Massive Dynamic,[25] but chooses to leave the majority of the control day-to-day workings of the company with Nina. These experiments will ultimately lead to the creation of the Observers. Harris then joined the Department of Homeland Security, rising in rank to become a high-level consultant for the Pentagon. Shapeshifters. She is brought aboard the Fringe division after her boyfriend and fellow agent, John Scott, dies in a Fringe-related case. Walter convinces the guards to let them go so that he can meet Hans Freohelich, who turns out to be Walter's father. Set in two parallel universes, FRINGE continues to explore otherworldly cases and endless impossibilities as the FBI’s Fringe Division investigates unusual incidents that defy human logic and threaten our very existence on a universal scale. This connection ties him to "the Pattern", the incidents investigated by the Fringe Division, making him a suspected terrorist. While entering Walter's lab to express his interest in helping him, he met Walter in the middle of an experiment aimed at proving his thesis. ", "Jasika Nicole as Astrid Farnsforth: Character Bio", "Blair Brown as Nina Sharp: Character Bio", "Fringe Exclusive: Seth Gabel Returning Full-Time", "Fringe Exclusive: Aussie Actress Georgina Haig Snags Super-Secret Role", "Exclusive: Michael Cerveris Observes the 'Fringe' Season 3 Finale! They possess uniquely advanced technology, and appear to be temporally aware of time, including the ability to travel in time and between the two universes; the Fringe division finds evidence of Observers at several historical events but looking the same as they do in the present. In the episode "Making Angels", the two Astrids finally meet, when alternate universe Astrid gives herself security clearance to cross over after the death of her father, to seek condolences and closure from her primary universe counterpart. Bell was initially presented in Fringe Comics as a replacement for Walter Bishop and then as his lab partner. [4] In the episode "Immortality," Fauxlivia is revealed to be pregnant with Peter Bishop's child, which Walternate hopes to use to sway Peter back to the Other Universe. "Lysergic Acid Diethylamide" is the 19th episode of the third season of the American science fiction drama television series Fringe, and the 62nd episode overall. In "Anomaly XB-6783746", her allegiance was exposed and she was caught by Captain Windmark. Willian Bell sacrifice's himself to help the team get back scene from Over There Part Two. Just a few months into Leonard Nimoy’s retirement from acting and the famed actor is now set to return to Fringe and reprise is role as the mysterious William Bell.. As fans of the series know, William Bell was last seen providing a portal back into the original world for Walter, Peter, and the rest of the Fringe team. Bell's obituary covers three columns of the newspaper. [9][10] In this, she simulates Nimoy's raspy voice and mannerisms used in the portrayal of Bell. Walternate deduced that he became a shapeshifter and killed him. I thought this was an additional story geared in the world of Fringe. Nina Sharp (portrayed by Blair Brown; main: season 1–4; recurring: season 5) is the executive director of Massive Dynamic,[22] and has run the business since William Bell's departure to the parallel world. Profession She is a part of a small resistance group opposing world control by hostile Observers from the 2600s who traveled back in time to take over in 2015. Everything done by Jones since his introduction in the series has been either to get in contact with Bell, or to prove himself worthy of Bell's approval. Leonard Nimoy 20. It's just four points long, but repeated three times to appear more grandiose. Peter goes to the address to discover Observer technology in an apartment and a cylinder like the one in "The Arrival" which teleports a fully healed September to the apartment. Nina lost her arm while trying to prevent Walter from crossing over to the parallel universe in 1985. Loeb originally appears as a loyal FBI agent attacked by a lethal parasite that threatens to slowly kill him. Directed by Akiva Goldsman. William then explains that there is something more complicated than he expected. [34] However, he did not return as a main cast member in season 5.[35]. ("Over There: Part 2"), It is thought that years ago Bell intentionally caused a car accident and committed suicide while he had a lymphatic cancer. wearing a plain black suit and black fedora, succeeding in recovering Newton's cryogenically frozen head, and revive Newton. He was institutionalized after a lab accident which resulted in manslaughter charges. He is still the partner of Olivia and still affected by the toxin. Nina Sharp (Lover) ("There's More Than One of Everything"), Without Peter there to soften Walter, Bell grows angry and bitter. 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