Season 5, Episode 07
Aired: November 16th, 2012
Written By: Graham Roland
Directed By: Eagle Egilsson

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The Glyphs

This episode's glyphs spell: T-R-U-S-T

Walter discusses how he trusted Bell before Bell betrayed them to gain favor with the Observers.

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The Observer

Observers are featured in this episode.


Timestamp: 26:06

Episode Clues

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The scaffolding near Kelvin Genetics in 'Five-Twenty-Ten' has "Oracle" written on it, foreshadowing Simone's oracle-like sensibilities in 'The Human Kind'.

Next episode clue

Timestamp: 10:39

Items of Interest

  • Bell was with the Fringe team because Walter needed him for access to the beacons.
  • Walter called Astrid 'Agnes'.
  • Bell stole Walter's David Bowie album 'The Man Who Sold the World', which describes what Bell did multiple times for his own benefit. (Image 1)
  • Peter was able to activate the beacon summoner because it sensed him as an Observer.
  • 05/20/10, the combination Bell always used, was the air date of the season 2 finale and therefore the day he died in the original timeline.
  • Peter and Walter are both losing themselves.
  • Peter's hair is starting to fall out. (Image 2)
Item of interest: Walter's bowie album
Image 1: Walter's bowie album
Timestamp: 30:10
Item of interest: Peter's hair
Image 2: Peter's hair
Timestamp: 42:32

Names for Astrid

Walter called Astrid 'Agnes'.

Notable Quotes

ASTRID: "Before the invasion you had been talking with Bell. He said that he wanted to help you defeat the Observers. That he realized how important this was. And then he betrayed us to gain favor with them."
WALTER: "He came, and I trusted him."
Bell told the Observers where to find the Fringe team, causing them to amber themselves for protection.

Connection Chart

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

Episode Connections

S1E01 - Pilot

  • In 'Five-Twenty-Ten' Walter recognized the location of the beacons as a lab at Kelvin Genetics. In 'Pilot' Olivia told Peter that Kelvin Genetics was the classified US Army experimental program that Walter (and Bell) worked for.
  • In 'Five-Twenty-Ten' Peter swapped an Observer briefcase with one that would infect them with the translucent skin toxin that nearly killed John Scott in 'Pilot'.

S2E14 - Jacksonville

  • WALTER in 'Jacksonville': "Five... twenty... ten... I always use the same combination, though I can't remember the significance."
      The combination to access Bell's safe in 'Five-Twenty-Ten' was 0-5-2-0-1-0, the same combination Walter used to access the daycare center.

S3E02 - The Box

  • In 'The Box' Bell wrote to Nina in his will "And for the precious few we had alone in Tuscany, a memento of me." In 'Five-Twenty-Ten' Bell's old safe had a picture of Nina in Tuscany.
Connection: Picture of Nina in Bell's safe
Picture of Nina in Bell's safe
S5E07 - Five-Twenty-Ten
Timestamp: 32:54

S3E03 - The Plateau

  • Peter ran possible futures in 'Five-Twenty-Ten' to try to coerce the Observers to be where he wanted them to be just like Milo Stanfield did to his doctors in 'The Plateau'.
Connection: Milo running futures
Milo running futures
S3E03 - The Plateau
Timestamp: 33:08
Connection: Peter running futures
Peter running futures
S5E07 - Five-Twenty-Ten
Timestamp: 01:50

S3E12 - Concentrate and Ask Again

  • The combination to Bell's safe in 'Concentrate and Ask Again' was 0-5-2-0-1-0, the same combination used in 'Five-Twenty-Ten'.
Connection: Bell's safe
Bell's safe
S3E12 - Concentrate and Ask Again
Timestamp: 01:51

S4E15 - A Short Story About Love

  • OLIVIA to Nina in 'A Short Story About Love': "When the day comes... if I don't remember this, I want you to try and build something with me again. Don't give up on me. I love you, Nina."
      Olivia gave Nina a hug and a kiss in 'Five-Twenty-Ten', suggesting that they reformed a personal relationship.

S4E19 - Letters of Transit

  • Walter stole Bell's hand in 'Letters of Transit' to gain access to Bell's personal storage unit in 'Five-Twenty-Ten'.
  • Walter's password at Massive Dynamic is 0-5-2-0-1-0, the same as the combination to the Jacksonville daycare center and to Bell's safe in 'Five-Twenty-Ten'.
Connection: Bell's hand
Bell's hand
S4E19 - Letters of Transit
Timestamp: 41:08
Connection: Using Bell's hand
Using Bell's hand
S5E07 - Five-Twenty-Ten
Timestamp: 29:30
Connection: Code to Bell's safe
Code to Bell's safe
S5E07 - Five-Twenty-Ten
Timestamp: 24:37