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Fringe: Forced Perspective

The Fringe team discovers a girl who can see the future, and she warns that her vision always come true. Now, Olivia and the others must find the source of her newest vision, which shows a courthouse collapsing and killing hundreds of people.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x10
Production Number: 3X7010
Airdate: Friday January 27th, 2012

Director: David Solomon
Writer: Ethan Gross

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CityTV) Jan 27, 2012
FI (MTV3) Jan 16, 2013

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (18 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Currie Graham
As Jim Mallum
Alexis Raich
As Emily Mallum

Co-Guest Stars
Joe Casta
As Superintendent
Marc Gaudet
As Boston Police Officer
Tammy Hui
As Joyce Rayner
John Innes
As Judge O'Malley
Andrea Kelly Konno
As Court Clerk (as Kelly Konno)
Toby Levins
As Bomb Tech
Meredith McGeachie
As Diane Mallum
Dylan Schmid
As Danny Mallum
Patrick Spencer
As Rob Englehart
Ian Thompson (2)
As Bus Driver
Jonathan Walker (2)
As Albert Duncan
Main Cast
Anna Torv
As Olivia Dunham
Joshua Jackson
As Peter Bishop
Lance Reddick
As Phillip Broyles
Blair Brown
As Nina Sharp
Jasika Nicole
As Astrid Farnsworth
Seth Gabel
As Lincoln Lee
John Noble
As Dr. Walter Bishop


At Fringe Headquarters, Olivia shows photos of the man she saw at the Orpheum to Broyles, and points out that they’ve had surveillance footage of the man at fringe events for the last three years. However, this is the first time that one of the mysterious men has contacted them. The blood sample that Olivia took from the wounded man has been analyzed, but its only distinguishing factor is that it has antibodies for the Spanish Flu, which hasn’t been active for 90 years. Olivia believes that the Observer was trying to warn her about something, and promises to tell her superior if he makes contact again...

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Episode Notes
The glyph/code spells out MARCH.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Mayer HawthorneThe WalkPeter & Walter discuss the Machine

Episode Quotes
Walter: Hello, Olivia. We're discussing cis-acting meiotic double-break strand hot spots.
Astrid: Don't worry, Olivia, I have no idea what he's talking about either.

Peter: I can't say you're gonna get his full attention, per se. He's a little wired up today. He's already electrocuted himself three times.
Walter: Which reminds me, I can't feel my urine response yet. I should probably go empty my bladder again.

Episode Goofs
The angle of the I-beam and the final shot of the dead man don't work. The man walks past the dumpster, which is to his right side...

it hits him in the chest, driving him straight back and down...

and yet somehow the I-beam still drives him into the dumpster, which was originally behind him and to the side.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJ.J. Abrams  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci
Executive ProducerJeff Pinkner  |  J.H. Wyman  |  Joe Chappelle  |  Bryan Burk  |  J.J. Abrams
Co-Executive ProducerReid Shane  |  Alison Schapker  |  Kathy Lingg  |  David Fury  |  Monica Breen
ProducerTamara Isaac  |  Tanya M. Swerling  |  Athena Wickham
Co-ProducerVladimir Stefoff  |  Graham Roland
Consulting ProducerRoberto Orci  |  Akiva Goldsman  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  J.R. Orci
Associate ProducerNoreen O'Toole  |  Jay Worth
Production DesignerIan Thomas (3)
EditorTimothy A. Good
CastingApril Webster  |  Sara Isaacson
First Assistant DirectorBrent Crowell
Second Assistant DirectorKatherine Keizer
MusicMichael Giacchino  |  Chris Tilton
Music EditorPaul Apelgren
Music SupervisorCharles L. Scott IV  |  Billy Gottlieb
Costume DesignerJenni Gullett
Key GripDavid J. Dawson
Set DecoratorBobbi Allyn
Location ManagerCatou Kearney
Property MasterRob Smith (3)
Script SupervisorLisa Wilder
Assistant EditorLola Popovac
Supervising Sound EditorThomas A. Harris
Re-Recording MixerRick Norman  |  Aleksandr Gruzdev
GafferRichard Buckmaster
Director of PhotographyDavid Geddes
Story EditorMatthew Pitts
Stunt CoordinatorRick Pearce
Art DirectorClyde Klotz
Production ManagementVladimir Stefoff
Sound MixerEric Batut
Executive Story EditorGlen Whitman  |  Ethan Gross  |  Robert Chiappetta
Main Title ThemeJ.J. Abrams
Visual Effects SupervisorJay Worth  |  Robert Habros
Main Title DesignAndrew Kramer
Department Head HairKatalin Lippay
Department Head Make-upCalla Dreyer
Canadian CastingJennifer Page  |  Corinne Clark
IllustratorLisa Canzi
Warning: Fringe season 4 episode 10 guide may contain spoilers
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