Season 5, Episode 12
Aired: January 18th, 2013
Written By: Alison Schapker
Directed By: P. J. Pesce

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The Glyphs

This episode's glyphs spell: L-O-V-E-D

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The Observer

Observers are featured in this episode.


Timestamp: 03:27

Episode Clues

Previous Episode Clue

Windmark's interest in the Statue of Liberty snow globe in 'The Boy Must Live' foreshadows the return to Liberty Island in 'Liberty'.

Previous episode clue

Timestamp: 28:11

Next Episode Clue

Signage on the dock in 'Liberty' shows an image of a man putting a finger to his lips (to say 'quiet'), foreshadowing Michael giving the same gesture to Olivia in 'An Enemy of Fate' when she asked him what they have to do next and when she killed Windmark.

Next episode clue

Timestamp: 38:55

Items of Interest

  • Walter called Astrid 'Asgard'.
  • Olivia got dosed with Cortexiphan to hop universes to save Michael.
  • Fauxlivia and Lincoln have a son. (Image 1)
  • The episode ends with September going into December's apartment, apartment 513, the episode code of the next and final episode of the series. (Image 2)
Item of interest: Fauxlivia's family
Image 1: Fauxlivia's family
Timestamp: 26:08
Item of interest: Apartment 513
Image 2: Apartment 513
Timestamp: 42:28

The Redverse

  • There's a museum in Tribeca called 'Alternative Museum'.
  • Chelsea Clinton was running for president.
  • Detroit was voted the safest city in America.
  • Warner Bros. announced a remake of the Harry Potter series.
Redverse: Alternative Museum
Alternative Museum
Timestamp: 25:26
Redverse: Chelsea Clinton
Chelsea Clinton
Timestamp: 25:35
Redverse: Detroit
Timestamp: 25:35
Redverse: Harry Potter
Harry Potter
Timestamp: 25:38


  • The Statue of Liberty had been torn down and the Observers used Liberty Island as a detention facility.
  • The Observers had not invaded the Redverse.
2036: Liberty Island
Liberty Island
Timestamp: 02:39
2036: The Redverse
The Redverse
Timestamp: 13:40

Names for Astrid

Walter called Astrid 'Asgard'.

Connection Chart

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

Episode Connections

S2E15 - Peter

  • In 'Liberty' the Fringe team used the universe window from 'Peter' to help them rescue Michael.
Connection: Universe window
Universe window
S5E12 - Liberty
Timestamp: 13:04

S2E19 - Brown Betty

  • The laser knives that the Observers nearly used to operate on Michael in 'Liberty' were used by Mr. Gemini in 'Brown Betty'.
Connection: Observer knife
Observer knife
S2E19 - Brown Betty
Timestamp: 20:52
Connection: Observer knife
Observer knife
S5E12 - Liberty
Timestamp: 36:58

S4E11 - Making Angels

  • OLIVIA to Fauxlivia about Peter in 'Making Angels': "Yeah, I imagine he's just your type."
    FAUXLIVIA: "Actually, no. Turns out I like the nice guys."

      In 'Liberty' Fauxlivia and Lincoln were married and had a family.
Connection: Fauxlivia's family
Fauxlivia's family
S5E12 - Liberty
Timestamp: 26:08

S5E01 - Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11

  • Windmark probed Walter's mind so forcefully in 'Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11' that it caused blood vessels in Walter's eye to pop. In 'Liberty' Michael resisted Windmark's mind probe, and possibly probed Windmark's mind back, causing blood vessels to pop in Windmark's eye.
Connection: Blood vessels in Walter's eye
Blood vessels in Walter's eye
S5E01 - Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11
Timestamp: 27:28
Connection: Blood vessels in Windmark's eye
Blood vessels in Windmark's eye
S5E12 - Liberty
Timestamp: 05:16

Spoilers for future episodes below!

S5E13 - An Enemy of Fate

  • Michael stepped off the monorail in 'The Boy Must Live' so Olivia would have to get dosed with Cortexiphan to save him by universe-hopping in 'Liberty'. That remaining Cortexiphan is what allowed her to defeat Windmark in 'An Enemy of Fate'.