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Fringe: Through the Looking Glass and What Walter Found There

Walter discovers that one of his tapes holds the key to defeating the Observers. To obtain it, he must travel to an abandoned apartment building where time and space are compressed. Peter, Olivia, and Astrid follow, and Peter discovers that he may be able to fight the Observers directly.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x6
Production Number: 3X7506
Airdate: Friday November 09th, 2012

Director: Jon Cassar
Writer: David Fury

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CityTV) Nov 09, 2012

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (18 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Michael Kopsa
As Captain Windmark
Georgina Haig
As Etta
Zak Santiago
As Cecil

Co-Guest Stars
Robert Hayley
As Observer #3
Rowan Longworth
As Child Observer
Michael Rogers
As Mueller
Monte Thompson
As Observer #2
Bob Phipps
As Passenger
Colleen Winton
As Woman & Woman Aged 20 Years
Main Cast
Anna Torv
As Olivia Dunham
Joshua Jackson
As Peter Bishop
Jasika Nicole
As Astrid Farnsworth
John Noble
As Dr. Walter Bishop


At Harvard, Walter cuts another videotape out of the amber and plays it in the lab. It's tape seven and the past Walter is out walking as he describes where the next piece of the plan...

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Episode Quotes
Walter: This is very important. Do not, under any circumstances... is that raspberry filling?

Olivia: Is that Donald... Walter?
Walter: No, that's collateral damage.

Walter: Don't you see? I'm not safe. It's my mind. Ever since the pieces of my brain were reimplanted, it's been changing me. Back into the man I was before, bit by bit. I'm losing myself, Pete. I'm losing the man that you helped me become.
Peter: Listen to me. I'm not going to let that happen. We need you. You are our only hope to defeat the Observers. And I'm going to be here with you every step of the way.
Walter: Please, son... don't let me go.
Peter: I won't, Dad.

Cultural References
Title: Through the Looking Glass and What Walter Found There

Lewis Carroll wrote Through the Looking Glass (and What Alice Found There), the 1871 sequel to Alice in Wonderland.

Episode References
The glyph/code spells out SPLIT.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJ.J. Abrams  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci
Executive ProducerJ.J. Abrams  |  Bryan Burk  |  J.H. Wyman
Co-Executive ProducerKathy Lingg  |  Alison Schapker  |  David Fury  |  Reid Shane
Supervising ProducerGraham Roland
ProducerAthena Wickham  |  Tanya M. Swerling  |  Tamara Isaac
Co-ProducerVladimir Stefoff
Consulting ProducerAkiva Goldsman
Associate ProducerJay Worth  |  Noreen O'Toole
Production DesignerIan Thomas (3)
EditorJon Dudkowski
CastingSara Isaacson  |  April Webster
First Assistant DirectorWarren Hanna
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 ManagerScott Walden
Property MasterRob Smith (3)
Script SupervisorLisa Wilder
Assistant EditorChad Rubel
Post Production SupervisorJill Risk
Supervising Sound EditorThomas A. Harris
Re-Recording MixerRick Norman  |  Ryan Davis
GafferRichard Buckmaster
Director of PhotographyMichael Wale
Stunt CoordinatorRick Pearce
Art DirectorPeter Andringa
Production ManagementVladimir Stefoff
Sound MixerEric Batut
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
Warning: Fringe season 5 episode 6 guide may contain spoilers
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