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Fringe: An Enemy of Fate

To save the present, the Fringe team must send Michael into the future and stop the Observers from ever being created. To succeed, a father must sacrifice everything.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x13
Production Number: 3X7513
Airdate: Friday January 18th, 2013

Director: J.H. Wyman
Writer: J.H. Wyman

Alternate Airdates:

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


Special Guest Stars
Lance ReddickLance Reddick
As Phillip Broyles (Special Appearance by)

Guest Stars
Michael CerverisMichael Cerveris
As September / Donald
Michael KopsaMichael Kopsa
As Captain Windmark
Shaun SmythShaun Smyth
As Anil

Co-Guest Stars
Ian  ButcherIan Butcher
As Observer on Street #2
Thomas CadrotThomas Cadrot
As Young Resistance Fighter
Abagayle HardwickAbagayle Hardwick
As Young Etta
Eugene LipinskiEugene Lipinski
As December
Rowan LongworthRowan Longworth
As Michael
Ray BoulayRay Boulay
As Observer #5
Bruce Macnab CrawfordBruce Macnab Crawford
As Loyalist Driver in Hummer
Charlie GallantCharlie Gallant
As Loyalist Guard at Desk
Ryan HespRyan Hesp
As Butterfly Observer
Howard LaiHoward Lai
As Loyalist Guard in Hummer #2
Timothy LyleTimothy Lyle
As Loyalist Tunnel Operator
Chad MatchetteChad Matchette
As Traffic Control Loyalist
Gardiner MillarGardiner Millar
As Observer #2
James Fredrick RalphJames Fredrick Ralph
As Observer #4
Dan SheaDan Shea
As Observer #2 on Street
Michael SoltisMichael Soltis
As Resistance Member in Truck
Hugo SteeleHugo Steele
As Loyalist in Apartment #1
Sharon TaylorSharon Taylor
As Broyles' Secretary (Carol)
Russell ThomasRussell Thomas
As Loyalist in Parkade
Felipe VecinoFelipe Vecino
As Loyalist in Apartment #2
Greg ZachGreg Zach
As Dying Observer (Egg Face)
Main Cast
Anna TorvAnna Torv
As Olivia Dunham
Joshua JacksonJoshua Jackson
As Peter Bishop
Jasika NicoleJasika Nicole
As Astrid Farnsworth
John NobleJohn Noble
As Dr. Walter Bishop


Donald shows December the trigger that he needs for his initiating reaction and explains that it has lost its charge. Without it, the time travel device won't work. When December points out that they will cease to exist if his plan works, Donald points out that humans will ceases to exist if his plan doesn't work. December points out that the twelve of them agreed not to say anything when they developed emotive responses. However, Donald and August lost control, giving themselves away. December says that it's the destiny of the people of that era but Donald insists that destiny can be changed if someone has the will to change it no matter the cost. He tells his associate that he believe the people of the era are worth saving...

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Episode Quotes
Walter: Blasted thing. What I wouldn't give for a good old-fashioned tumor-inducing cell phone.

Walter: You are my favorite thing, Peter. My very favorite thing.

Walter: Peter, hold on to these tight. Anti-gravity osmium bullets. Shoot Observers with these and watch them float away like balloons.
Peter: If we shoot 'em, they're dead. Why do we want 'em to float away?
Walter: Because it's cool.
Peter: That makes sense, Walter.

Phillip Broyles: You seem to be impervious to everything.
Captain Windmark: I will never speak of it again. But I will admit this to you, Phillip. I, too, feel something. I believe you call it... hate.
Phillip Broyles: The feeling is mutual.

Donald: It's not about fate, Walter. Yours or mine. It's about changing fate. It's about hope. And protecting our children.

Episode References
The glyph/code spells out CLOSE.

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  |  Reid Shane  |  David Fury
Supervising ProducerGraham Roland
ProducerTamara Isaac  |  Tanya M. Swerling  |  Athena Wickham
Co-ProducerVladimir Stefoff
Consulting ProducerAkiva Goldsman
Associate ProducerNoreen O'Toole  |  Jay Worth
Production DesignerIan Thomas (3)
EditorTimothy A. Good
CastingSara Isaacson  |  April Webster
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
Location ManagerCatou Kearney
Property MasterRob Smith (3)
Script SupervisorIngrid Kenning
Assistant EditorJennifer MacFarlane  |  Ione Soyangco
Post Production SupervisorJill Risk
Supervising Sound EditorThomas A. Harris
Re-Recording MixerRyan Davis  |  Rick Norman
GafferRichard Buckmaster
Director of PhotographyDavid Geddes
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
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