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Fringe: Liberty

To rescue Michael, Olivia must travel to the Other Side and meet with old friends so that she can enter the lab and save the boy before he is dissected. Meanwhile, Windmark tries to determine exactly what danger Michael poses to the Observers.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x12
Production Number: 3X7512
Airdate: Friday January 18th, 2013
Special Airtime: 08:00 pm

Director: P.J. Pesce
Writer: Alison Schapker

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CityTV) Jan 18, 2013
UK (sky 1) Jan 18, 2013

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (13 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Seth Gabel
As Lincoln Lee (Special Appearance by)
Lance Reddick
As Phillip Broyles (Special Appearance by)

Guest Stars
Michael Cerveris
As September / Donald
Michael Kopsa
As Captain Windmark
James Kidnie
As Observer Commander

Co-Guest Stars
Natalie Brooke Edwards
As Young Fringe Agent
Abagayle Hardwick
As Young Etta
Eugene Lipinski
As December
Rowan Longworth
As Michael
Jordan Schartner
As Observer #1
Lucas Wolf
As Observer Physician #2
Sarwan Badesha
As Alt Universe Fringe Agent #2
Jonathan Fitzgerald
As Observer #2
Peter Flemming
As Loyalist Lieutenant
Craig Fraser
As Loyalist Guard #1
Mackenzie Gray
As Observer Physician #1
Simon Hill
As Observer Surgeon
Kurtis Maguire
As Lead Observer
Tara Pratt
As Alt Universe Fringe Agent #1
Andrea Yu
As Alt Universe Fringe Agent #1
Vanessa Zachos
As Loyalist Nurse
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, the team contacts Anil to try and find Michael. Astrid is unable to track the convoy transporting the boy while Walter complains that they have to wait for Donald. Olivia calls Broyles, who is at Fringe headquarters. He questions a lieutenant about Michael's location, claiming he was ordered to provide increased security. The lieutenant informs him that there's a chance in security protocol due to recent infiltrations. Broyles finally convinces him that the detainee is being held at Liberty Island and leaves...

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Episode Quotes
Phillip Broyles: Lieutenant, are you suggesting that I might be the Dove? I'm more of a raven, don't you think?

Walter: Are you experiencing any dizziness? Headaches?
Olivia: From the cortexiphan or the light you keep shining in my eyes?

Episode References
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Other Episode Crew

CreatorJ.J. Abrams  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci
Executive ProducerJ.H. Wyman  |  Bryan Burk  |  J.J. Abrams
Co-Executive ProducerAlison Schapker  |  David Fury  |  Kathy Lingg  |  Reid Shane
Supervising ProducerGraham Roland
ProducerAthena Wickham  |  Tamara Isaac  |  Tanya M. Swerling
Co-ProducerVladimir Stefoff
Consulting ProducerAkiva Goldsman
Associate ProducerNoreen O'Toole  |  Jay Worth
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 SupervisorBilly Gottlieb  |  Charles L. Scott IV
Costume DesignerJenni Gullett
Key GripDavid J. Dawson
Set DecoratorBobbi Allyn
Location ManagerScott Walden
Property MasterRob Smith (3)
Script SupervisorLisa Wilder
Assistant EditorJennifer Macfarlane  |  Chad Rubel
Post Production SupervisorJill Risk
Supervising Sound EditorThomas A. Harris
Re-Recording MixerRyan Davis  |  Rick Norman
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
Assistant Location ManagerBonny Northcott
Canadian CastingJennifer Page  |  Corinne Clark
Warning: Fringe season 5 episode 12 guide may contain spoilers
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