And Those We've Left Behind

Season 4, Episode 06
Aired: November 11th, 2011
Written By: Robert Chiappetta, Glen Whitman
Directed By: Brad Anderson

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And Those We've Left Behind

The Glyphs

This episode's glyphs spell: L-I-V-I-N-G

See the glyphs explanation for S4E01 - Back to Where You've Never Been.

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The Observer

The Observer can be seen walking in front of the building where the first time chamber incident happens


Timestamp: 02:33

Episode Clues

Previous Episode Clue

Locker #47, accessed by the Shapeshifter in 'Novation', foreshadows the 47 minute maximum time period of the time chambers opened in 'And Those We've Left Behind'.

Previous episode clue

Timestamp: 41:32

Next Episode Clue

A brochure for "Octopus Insurance" can be seen in the Green's home in 'And Those We've Left Behind', foreshadowing Eugene Bryant's chromatophoric, pigment-altering abilities in 'Wallflower'.

Next episode clue

Timestamp: 32:16

JJ Abrams Easter Eggs

  • The time chambers last for 47 minutes. (J.J.)

Fringe Division Case File

U.S. Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation
121 105th Street • Washington, DC 20735
Phone: (202) 555-2100 • Fax: (202) 555-2101


FRINGE EVENT: Time chambers and time loops


AGENTS ASSIGNED: Dunham, Lee, Farnsworth


FILE ARCHIVED BY: Colleen Montini, John Rinker

WITNESSES/CONTACTS: Dylan [redacted], Kate Green, Raymond Green (suspect)

LOCATION: Central Village, Boston, MA; Brookline, MA

VICTIM(S): Agent [redacted] (evaporated)


Boston PD reported an influx of resident calls describing incidents of déjà vu, lost time, frozen moments, time jumps, reversals, and time loops. A mother and daughter who survived an apartment fire reported that for the duration of the event, the daughter went from being a five-year-old to an infant. The fire marshal also determined that some areas burned next to places that were completely undamaged. The outside wall had scorch marks that made a perfect circle. The fire marshal reported that there had been a fire in the same location four years earlier.
 Afterward, sixty-five time slips in seventy-two hours were logged, all of which occurred within a forty-mile radius of downtown Boston. Consultant Peter Bishop theorized his return had somehow damaged the space-time continuum. Dr. Bishop studied the report map and found it matched Fibonacci's Golden Spiral, which provided an epicenter—the home of the Greens. Raymond Green was an electrical engineer, and Kate Green was a former professor emeritus of theoretical physics at Boston University suffering from early onset Alzheimer's. The time problems were the side effect of Raymond Green's three-year quest to create a lasting Time Chamber (per Kate Green's uncompleted equations) to keep his wife isolated in time from her disease. Peter Bishop entered the house in a Faraday Cage to confront the Greens. Kate Green realized her husband's plan and bartered for his immunity in exchange for shutting off the process safely without causing a rip in the fabric of space-time. Peter Bishop's actions staved off a potential cataclysmic event at the Melville Tunnel. Kate Green redacted her formula.

Walter's Food

Walter made a bologna sandwich and ate a Red Vine.
Connection: Bologna sandwich ingredients
Bologna sandwich ingredients
Timestamp: 12:25
Connection: Red Vine
Red Vine
Timestamp: 26:36

Connection Chart

A visualization of all the ways this episode connects to other episodes. Scroll down to see the actual connections.

Episode Connections

S2E17 - White Tulip

  • Peter needed a Faraday cage to safely enter the time bubble in 'And Those We've Left Behind' like Alistair Peck built into his own body in order to time travel safely in 'White Tulip'.
Connection: Alistair Peck
Alistair Peck
S2E17 - White Tulip
Timestamp: 22:40
Connection: Peter
S4E06 - And Those We've Left Behind
Timestamp: 30:38

S2E21 - Over There (Part 1)

  • In 'And Those We've Left Behind' Astrid used the same wand to detect abnormalities that Lincoln used in the opera house in 'Over There (Part 1)'.
Connection: Lincoln using the wand
Lincoln using the wand
S2E21 - Over There (Part 1)
Timestamp: 02:29
Connection: Astrid using the wand
Astrid using the wand
S4E06 - And Those We've Left Behind
Timestamp: 05:45

S3E15 - Subject 13

  • In 'And Those We've Left Behind' Peter picked up the same toy plane (perhaps not literally the same) that he played with in 'Subject 13'.
Connection: Toy plane
Toy plane
S3E15 - Subject 13
Timestamp: 13:33
Connection: Toy plane
Toy plane
S4E06 - And Those We've Left Behind
Timestamp: 43:10