Season 3, Episode 18
Aired: March 25th, 2011
Written By: Alison Schapker, Monica Owusu-Breen
Directed By: Dennis Smith

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The Glyphs

This episode's glyphs spell: F-A-T-E-D

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The Observer

The Observer can be seen watching Fauxlivia's apartment before she gets kidnapped. He can also be seen watching Brandon receive the baby's DNA sample in the hospital stairwell.


Timestamp: 03:57

Episode Clues

Previous Episode Clue

A folding fan seen in the background in 'Stowaway' foreshadows Fauxlivia giving birth in a Chinatown gift shop in 'Bloodline' that has folding fans hanging from the ceiling.

Previous episode clue

Timestamp: 19:22

Next Episode Clue

A small, cartoon bird is seen in Chinatown when Fauxlivia escapes captivity in 'Bloodline'. Broyles sees this same bird in 'Lysergic Acid Diethylamide' during his LSD trip.

Next episode clue

Timestamp: 30:18

Items of Interest

  • Rachel died of VPE (viral propagated eclampsia) in the Redverse.
  • When the Fringe team are tracking Fauxlivia after her kidnapping it is stated she is traveling at 50kmph, suggesting that in the Alternate Universe they use the metric system in America.

The Redverse

  • They have an 'Opus the Peahen' comic (rather than 'Opus the Penguin').
  • The West Wing is on season 12.
  • Francis Ford Coppola directed Taxi Driver.
  • America might use the metric system; a Fringe agent measured speed in kilometers per hour.
Redverse: Opus the Peahen
Opus the Peahen
Timestamp: 12:28
Redverse: The West Wing
The West Wing
Timestamp: 12:47

Connection Chart

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Episode Connections

S1E02 - The Same Old Story

  • Fauxlivia's pregnancy is accelerated in 'Bloodline' to get ahead of her VPE for a higher chance of survival, similar to the case in 'The Same Old Story'.

S2E22 - Over There (Part 2)

  • FAUXLIVIA about her mother in 'Over There (Part 2)': "Well, the last few years have been hard for her. My sister died during childbirth."
      In 'Bloodline' a pregnant Fauxlivia worried that she was a carrier for VPE, the same disorder that led to her sister's death.

Spoilers for future episodes below!

S4E01 - Neither Here Nor There

  • Walternate has three solid-color panels on the wall of his office in 'Bloodline': blue, red, and yellow. These symbolize the two universes (blue and red) and the rewritten timeline without Peter (yellow) starting from 'Neither Here Nor There'.
Connection: Walternate's artwork
Walternate's artwork
S3E18 - Bloodline
Timestamp: 06:09

S4E14 - The End of All Things

  • In 'The End of All Things' September told Peter about Henry, the son he never knew existed, who was born in 'Bloodline'.
Connection: Peter learning about Henry
Peter learning about Henry
S4E14 - The End of All Things
Timestamp: 30:13