Fringe

Fringe (2008)

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Factual error: When they show the fact sheet for Dr. Bishop, his license is marked revoked, yet the license in the picture was not around when Dr. Bishop was locked up. (00:00:15)

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Visible crew/equipment: "Over There, Part 2": When Walter and Olivia leave the hospital in the alternate universe, William Bell pulls up in his vehicle. As he does, you can see the reflection of the crew on the metal bars in the front of the vehicle, as well as the metal side-view mirror.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Other mistake: When Peter is watching Richard Steig in the interrogation room and gets up to go in there himself, he tells Walter to stay there. On the live video screens behind him, you can see Peter enter the room before he actually does. (01:03:50)

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Pilot - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Olivia spots John taking off in his SUV, the reflection of a crew member's head is visible when she opens the driver's side door. (01:13:35)

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Pilot - S1-E1

Factual error: When the 747-aircraft of the fake German airline is being shown, you can see the German flag on the plane. But you also see an "N-xxxxx" registration which stands for USA. If it were a real German plane, it would have a "D-xxxx" registration.

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The Ghost Network - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Olivia says "Freshman", Peter and Walter are seen screw driving wires into Roy's head. In the next shot, the wires are gone and they are drilling in his head. Later on, they use the screwdrivers again. (00:36:30)

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Power Hungry - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When they're transporting Joseph Meegar out of the building and into the ambulance, you can see the reflection of the boom mike on the open car door, (the car Charlie is putting Mr. Fischer into). (00:41:00)

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The Cure - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: This episode takes place over one day. It's Olivia's birthday at the start of the episode, and at night, she gets the card from her stepfather, implying that it's still the same day. Right before Broyles yells at Olivia in the Harvard halls, there is an establishing shot of Harvard where it is nighttime outside, but inside the building, there's sunlight coming through the windows.

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The Cure - S1-E6

Other mistake: In this episode, we discover that Olivia shot her stepfather when she was nine years old. So how could she have possibly become an FBI agent after an incident like this?

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The Cure - S1-E6

Plot hole: When Charlie looks up the file on David Esterbrook, he says that the file shows that Esterbrook is directly responsible for INtREPUS' "controversial" R&D, including pre-natal gene therapy, human/animal hybridization, and viral warfare. Yet later, Olivia says she can find no dirt on Esterbrook who is, in her words, "cleaner than snow". If INtREPUS kept records of their illegal endeavours, then how come Olivia can't find them when the time calls for it?

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In Which We Meet Mr. Jones - S1-E7

Deliberate mistake: Dunham comments that she works for Homeland Security. While the FBI is under the jurisdiction of the Justice Department, she works as part of a special Homeland Security task force; so saying she works for DHS is an accurate statement.

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Olivia Dunham: I just want to go back to before.
Phillip Broyles: Dunham, I don't think you can.

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Trivia: Oceanic Airlines occasionally features in Fringe - the same airline that carried the key characters in Lost, another JJ Abrams show.

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Season 4 generally

Question: In the original timeline, when Fauxlivia and our Olivia are in their opposite universes, the thing that makes our Olivia remember her real life and try to escape is the memory of Peter. In the new timeline, he doesn't exist. When Walternate has found and synthesised the Cortexiphan, he says that our Olivia is no longer necessary and to kill her. How did she get back to our universe with no memories of Peter, and no alternate Broyles helping her to escape and being sent to us dead with one leg?

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Answer: In the time line of Season 4, William Bell is trying to destroy both universes to create a new one, and he needs Olivia to power the collapse. So he helped her escape. But the real question is, if not in search of Peter, why Olivia has to travel to the alternate universe to be captured and replaced?

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