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Fringe: Brave New World (2)

Peter and Olivia attempt to stop William Bell from destroying the world, while Water is forced to watch. However, to save two universes, one of them will have to die.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x22
Production Number: 3X7022
Airdate: Friday May 11th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CityTV) May 11, 2012
UK (sky 1) May 16, 2012


Special Guest Stars
Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy
As William Bell

Guest Stars
Michael CerverisMichael Cerveris
As September
Rebecca MaderRebecca Mader
As Jessica Holt
Gerard PlunkettGerard Plunkett
As Senator Dennis Van Horn

Co-Guest Stars
Alistair AbellAlistair Abell
As Chief Scientist
Liam CarterLiam Carter
As FBI Agent #2
Babak HalekyBabak Haleky
As Doctor
Heming HopkinsHeming Hopkins
As FBI Agent #3
David IngramDavid Ingram
As Pilot
Jennifer LinesJennifer Lines
As FBI Agent #1
Main Cast
Anna TorvAnna Torv
As Olivia Dunham
Joshua JacksonJoshua Jackson
As Peter Bishop
Lance ReddickLance Reddick
As Phillip Broyles
Blair BrownBlair Brown
As Nina Sharp
Jasika NicoleJasika Nicole
As Astrid Farnsworth
John NobleJohn Noble
As Dr. Walter Bishop


Aboard the freighter Talos, Bell shows Walter a virtual representation of the new universe that he plans to create. He assures Walter that the new one will be even better and that there’s no way he can stop the collapse of the two universe. Bell speaks of God and how he believes that Walter’s presence at the moment of his triumph is a sign of divine providence...

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Episode Quotes
William Bell: The Bible tells us God creates His universe in seven days. It’s taken me considerably longer.

William Bell: God made us in His image. If that is so, if we are capable of being gods, then it is our destiny to do so.

Nina: Now I know how it sounds, but I believe she was activated to power the universe's collapse.
Olivia: Lucky me.

Olivia: What if I can't do it?
Nina: You have the most extraordinary gifts, but the only one you were denied was knowing it. You had the power all along.

(to Peter)
Olivia: If you've lost your mind, now would be the time to tell me.

Peter: It worked.
Olivia: Yeah, surprised?
Peter: Yeah.

William Bell: Well, this is unexpected. You know I was not planning on having any humans. What a troublesome species we can be after all.

Walter: Peter, this is no time for emotions. Time is of the essence. We have to move rapidly if we're going to save her.
Peter: Save her? She's dead.
Walter: You know very well that hasn't always stopped me.

Walter: Excuse me, miss. Is that lemon jello?
Nurse: These are urine samples.
Walter: Oh, well, in that case, no thank you. I'm more peckish than thirsty.

Cultural References
Peter: The Jedi mind trick you pulled on me back on the roof.

The Jedi are the masters of the light side of the Force in the Star Wars movie, capable of manipulating weak minds through careful application of their abilities.

William Bell: I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, and a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made.

Bell quotes from William Butler Yates' poem, "The Lake Isle of Innisfree."

Episode References
The glyph/code spells out PURGE.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJ.J. Abrams  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci
Executive ProducerJoe Chappelle  |  J.H. Wyman  |  Jeff Pinkner  |  Bryan Burk  |  J.J. Abrams
Co-Executive ProducerAlison Schapker  |  Kathy Lingg  |  David Fury  |  Reid Shane  |  Monica Breen
ProducerTamara Isaac  |  Athena Wickham  |  Tanya M. Swerling
Co-ProducerVladimir Stefoff  |  Graham Roland
Consulting ProducerAkiva Goldsman  |  Roberto Orci  |  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 SupervisorBilly Gottlieb  |  Charles L. Scott IV
Costume DesignerJenni Gullett
Key GripDavid J. Dawson
Set DecoratorBobbi Allyn
Property MasterRob Smith (3)
Script SupervisorLisa Wilder
Assistant EditorLola Popovac
Post Production SupervisorAmanda Lencioni  |  Jill Risk
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 EditorRobert Chiappetta  |  Ethan Gross  |  Glen Whitman
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 CastingCorinne Clark  |  Jennifer Page
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