Fringe

TV Show • 2008 • Drama  

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FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham, brilliant but formerly institutionalized scientist Walter Bishop and his scheming, reluctant son Peter uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a part of a larger, more disturbing pattern that blurs the line between science fiction and technology.
This tv show contains 86 potentially triggering events.
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Season
Episode
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
209 supporters
Yes
1
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9
5
Eratosthenese
In episode 115 a woman who is walking her dog is abducted and killed. Her dog isn’t physically hurt, but it’s later stated that he was tied up to the fence outside her house, whimpering. In episode 118 they raid a scientists house where a dog is in a cage and it is evidence that he has been tested on. The scientist is also seen drilling open a dead animal which may or may not be a dog. In episode 214 a nazi kills a dogs human. The dog is physically unharmed but cries over his dead human’s body.
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Unanswered Triggers
Does a pet die?
91 supporters
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0
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0
Yes
0
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0
0
S1
 E16
I don't think they got all the animals out of the lab
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
47 supporters
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Is an animal sad?
46 supporters
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0
Is rape mentioned?
44 supporters
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0
Are rabbits harmed?
41 supporters
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0
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0
Yes
0
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Is someone sexually objectified?
25 supporters
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0
Is autism misrepresented?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
20 supporters
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0
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0
Abuse
Yes
8
No
2
0
suricata_passer
S1
 E5
Joseph Meegar's mother is verbally abusive towards her adult son.
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suricata_passer
S2
 E21
Nick Lane tells Walter that while he did damage him and the other Cortexiphan subjects, he also "made [them] special"
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Is someone stalked?
20 supporters
Yes
13
No
0
0
suricata_passer
S1
 E6
Agent Dunham receives a birthday card from her abusive former stepfather, indicating that he knows where she lives.
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Is there domestic violence?
54 supporters
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Yes
13
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1
Yes
10
No
0
0
suricata_passer
S3
 E11
Peter is gaslighting Walter multiple times during the episode.
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Is a child abused?
71 supporters
Yes
11
No
2
0
pennybaker
One main character shares their story of being abused as a child. A flashback episode later shows the abuse. Children are used in experiments.
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Addiction
0
suricata_passer
S3
 E5
Prime!Olivia abuses antipsychotics in order to suppress her hallucinations of Peter.
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Is there addiction?
9 supporters
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Yes
7
No
2
Yes
4
No
2
0
suricata_passer
S3
 E15
Walternate does and is confronted about it by his wife.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
70 supporters
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0
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3
Does a horse die?
57 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
101 supporters
Yes
17
No
0
0
suricata_passer
S3
 E2
A rat is killed by the ultrasonic frequencies emitted by the box.
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Are animals abused?
117 supporters
Yes
15
No
0
1
Eratosthenese
Animals are used continuously in experiments. In episode 116 animal rights activists break into a lab and we see many animals apparently distressed and in cages. Olivia later goes to an animal testing lab. The conversation is rough because it talks a lot about animal testing. We see animals in cages though don’t see any abused on screen. In episode 118 a dog is in a cage having been tested on, and Walter infects a rat with syphilis and tests a potential cure on her. The rat squeals and struggles. It doesn’t work, and the rat dies. In episode 202 Walter uses a frog in an experiment.
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0
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7
Yes
13
No
0
0
suricata_passer
S2
 E2
The skull of a dog, found by Olivia and Peter
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Does a cat die?
103 supporters
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0
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9
Does a dragon die?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Are there spiders?
30 supporters
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Yes
8
No
2
Are there snakes?
11 supporters
Yes
7
No
1
0
S1
 E16
Hissing and described
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Are there bugs?
18 supporters
Yes
15
No
2
1
luxch3rry
There are bugs in a few EPs, but definitely stay away from season 3 ep 13 if they trigger you, the plot centres around lots of bugs.
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
17 supporters
Yes
20
No
1
0
suricata_passer
S1
 E8
Walter Bishop is sedated without his consent
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Is there pedophilia?
67 supporters
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0
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4
Is someone beaten up by a bully?
13 supporters
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Yes
1
No
2
Yes
18
No
1
0
suricata_passer
S1
 E8
Walter Bishop is restrained after starting an altercation with a former fellow inmate.
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Yes
2
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6
0
suricata_passer
S1
 E11
However, a character who is a known sexual harasser appears and makes light of his own actions
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Is someone's mouth covered?
7 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Bodily Harm
Yes
16
No
2
0
suricata_passer
S1
 E1
In a short scene, Walter Bishop cuts off his beard with scissors
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Yes
5
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1
0
suricata_passer
S1
 E1
Peter Bishop crushes a suspect's fingers several times with a coffee cup.
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Yes
4
No
0
0
suricata_passer
S1
 E9
A minor character's throat is slit
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Yes
16
No
1
0
Katla
In episode 1 (season 1) a man is suffocated by a pillow
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Yes
2
No
2
0
suricata_passer
S2
 E4
There are several frozen heads
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Is there cannibalism?
25 supporters
Yes
2
No
5
1
suricata_passer
S1
 E18
A woman is infected with a bacterium that forces her to feed on human spinal fluid.
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Is someone crushed to death?
17 supporters
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2
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2
Is someone choked?
12 supporters
Yes
10
No
1
0
suricata_passer
S1
 E8
Agent Olivia Dunham in her fight with the kidnapper
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Is someone burned alive?
25 supporters
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Yes
8
No
2
Is someone buried alive?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is there body horror?
29 supporters
Yes
28
No
0
0
suricata_passer
S1
 E7
The victim is infected by a parasite that chokes his heart.
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Is there amputation?
16 supporters
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Yes
8
No
2
Does a head get squashed?
38 supporters
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Yes
7
No
2
Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Is there a hanging?
26 supporters
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Yes
8
No
5
Does someone asphyxiate?
15 supporters
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Yes
6
No
3
Are any teeth damaged?
27 supporters
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Yes
7
No
2
Does someone become unconscious?
3 supporters
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Yes
18
No
1
Does someone break a bone?
15 supporters
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Yes
10
No
0
Does someone have a seizure?
5 supporters
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Yes
20
No
2
Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
46 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Yes
10
No
2
0
suricata_passer
S4
 E1
One of the perpetrators does pull a naill off of his finger, though.
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Is someone tortured?
57 supporters
Yes
15
No
2
0
suricata_passer
S3
 E15
Olivia is experimented on without her consent, for instance by being left alone without any explanation and confronted with the seemingly dead body of her friend.
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Does someone fall to their death?
8 supporters
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14
No
2
Yes
11
No
2
0
ErinOmaista
A shot in season 3 episode 9 “marionette” a man has his eyes removed.
Season 4 episode 3 “alone in the world” a man attempts to give himself a lobotomy, stabbing through the orbital socket — the eye itself is not harmed but it is an unsettling visual
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Is someone stabbed?
7 supporters
Yes
4
No
1
0
S1
 E16
Not with a weapon. But animal attack
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Yes
23
No
1
0
suricata_passer
S1
 E1
See comment above, especially in the first few minutes of the episode.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
12 supporters
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Yes
1
No
5
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
Yes
10
No
3
0
suricata_passer
S1
 E12
A teenager is the first victim
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Is a minor sexualized?
63 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
8 supporters
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Yes
1
No
3
Death
0
suricata_passer
S3
 E8
Colonel Broyles from the alternate universe.
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4
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0
0
suricata_passer
S2
 E1
SPOILER
----------------------------
Charlie Francis is revealed to have been killed and replaced by the shapeshifter at the end of the episode
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Yes
7
No
0
0
suricata_passer
S2
 E18
Several shapeshifters
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Does someone die?
11 supporters
Yes
48
No
0
0
suricata_passer
S1
 E1
An entire airplane full of passengers and crew, as well as a minor character who is the lover of a protagonist.
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
22 supporters
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0
No
3
1
suricata_passer
S1
 E18
Jefferson Bays plays Dr. Nicholas Boone, who is wheelchair-bound.
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Family
Yes
21
No
3
0
suricata_passer
S1
 E10
Agent Dunham is abducted by people affiliated with Robert Jones at the end of the episode
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Does a parent die?
10 supporters
Yes
13
No
2
0
suricata_passer
S2
 E11
The father of Teddy, the kid picked up by a cop at the beginning of the episode, gets killed in a shootout with Peter
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
Yes
6
No
4
1
graywolf2010
Yes, but accidentally (said character unknowingly slept with his partner's alternate universe counterpart)
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
17 supporters
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0
No
5
Yes
6
No
1
0
suricata_passer
S1
 E12
The parents of the first victim appear and are interviewed.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
32 supporters
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8
No
3
Is someone possessed?
8 supporters
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Yes
5
No
6
Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
Yes
2
No
11
1
JacobHildebrandt
A few episodes deal with beings/phenomena that appear to be ghosts.
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Are there clowns?
9 supporters
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0
No
9
0
suricata_passer
S1
 E20
The ocean is shown, as Walter Bishop and the Observer are waiting at the beach. Also, a lake called Reiden Lake.
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Is there a shower scene?
7 supporters
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Yes
4
No
5
Are there mannequins?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Gross
0
Katla
S1E1 Walter says that he's p*ssed his pants when they're in the car on the way back from St Claire's.
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Does someone vomit?
59 supporters
Yes
16
No
2
3
ML
Season 1 episode 1, 1:48
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Is someone eaten?
19 supporters
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Yes
2
No
3
Is there on-screen pooping?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Does someone spit?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is there audio gore?
30 supporters
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Yes
4
No
1
Large-scale Violence
Yes
5
No
5
0
luxch3rry
twin towers are both seen standing unharmed in the alternate universe, there is references to this but no actual depictions as far as I'm aware (although there are episodes where plane flights go awry so be careful if that's triggering)
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
16 supporters
Yes
14
No
5
0
suricata_passer
S1
 E11
Trope of the good cop being targeted by the bad Internal Affairs officer
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Is there incarceration?
5 supporters
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Yes
1
No
2
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Are there transphobic slurs?
30 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Yes
0
No
5
Is there bisexual cheating?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Loss
0
suricata_passer
S2
 E13
Several old books of German literature with annotations by Walter's father, Dr. Robert Bishop (who worked as an antifascist spy for the Allies during WWII), containing scientific notes, were sold by Peter and used for a paper collage portraying Adolf Hitler.
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
15 supporters
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Yes
7
No
3
Yes
43
No
0
0
suricata_passer
S1
 E4
Dr. Walter Bishop incapacitates Agent Astrid Farnsworth using a syringe.
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0
suricata_passer
S1
 E8
Walter Bishop returns to the mental institution he was released from in order to gain plot-relevant knowledge. In order to do that, he pressures a former fellow inmate, leading to a scuffle between them and Walter getting sedated, as well as being (temporarily) re-institutionalized.
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Is there a hospital scene?
10 supporters
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Yes
29
No
0
Is there menstruation?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Yes
11
No
5
0
suricata_passer
S4
 E5
Nadine Park was suffering from melanoma before being turned into a shapeshifter.
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Mental Health
Yes
6
No
2
0
suricata_passer
S2
 E14
Olivia, arguaby, from being experimented on when she was a child
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Does someone have a mental illness?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
9
No
0
Yes
1
No
7
0
Kateplplay
S4
 E20
It's not pictured on-screen but a character talks about dealing with life's pain by cutting
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0
suricata_passer
S1
 E10
Three of the robbers are veterans suffering from PTSD and related issues
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0
suricata_passer
S2
 E5
Used as a plot twist, a dream drug-induced split personality
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0
suricata_passer
S1
 E12
The perpetrator threatens to shoot himself in a stand-off with Olivia Dunham
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Yes
14
No
0
0
suricata_passer
S4
 E1
Walter has several visions of his son, Peter, over the course of the episode
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Is there misophonia?
27 supporters
Yes
4
No
2
0
suricata_passer
S2
 E7
White noise-inducing headphones are a central plot point of the episode
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Is there body dysmorphia?
18 supporters
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Yes
2
No
2
Yes
4
No
2
Yes
6
No
3
0
suricata_passer
S4
 E4
Walter suffers from one after having to sleep in a different apartment for the first time in several years.
Cameron does, as well, as a result from being experimented on as a child.
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Yes
12
No
1
0
suricata_passer
S1
 E13
Olivia is once again submerged in a tank.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Yes
0
No
8
1
graywolf2010
No, but alt. Astrid is heavily implied to have asperger's, which her father is unable to understand
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1
PirateBrainRot
S2
 E2
Character named Hughes who is being held suspect creates a noose out of wire and hangs himself. You see him pulling apart the wire with his teeth (which causes his teeth to bleed) and making the noose, and then you see his body hanging for a few seconds. Timestamp 25:53 is when we start to see him making the noose, Hanging body is shown at 27:15. Entire scene is over at 27:20. Body is shown again and closer at 27:40 as it discovered, second scene is over at 28:01. So skip 25:53-28:01 for these scenes. They are interspersed between the scene of Olivia and Peter exhuming the body of Hughes' wife and child, they find out the body of the child is missing and it looks like something dug it's way out of the coffin.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
13 supporters
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Yes
4
No
2
Is there shakey cam?
23 supporters
Yes
4
No
6
0
Katla
Very much in S1E1, during the car chase scene.
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Is there screaming?
7 supporters
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Yes
32
No
1
Is there obscene language/gestures?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
0
suricata_passer
S1
 E1
During the scenes in the beginning set in the airplane
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Paranoia
0
I believe they’re literally called The Watchers lol
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Is the fourth wall broken?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
16 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
Yes
12
No
4
0
invadermac
Several rapid pregnancies
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Are there abortions?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Are there babies or unborn children?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
3
Does someone miscarry?
16 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
10
Yes
6
No
7
0
suricata_passer
S1
 E2
A woman goes through a highly accelerated pregnancy and dies in childbirth
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
31 supporters
Yes
1
No
5
0
suricata_passer
S4
 E1
Walter Bishop uses a fatphobic insult towards an FBI agent
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0
suricata_passer
S2
 E11
People with genetically induced deformities are misgendered/dehumanized by referring to them as "it"
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
1
No
7
0
suricata_passer
S1
 E17
The first victim is a teacher and mother of a toddler. Her death is initially surmised to be a suicide.
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Are there homophobic slurs?
31 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
1
ErinOmaista
One episode revolves around a literal nazi attempting mass murder via chemical weapon and asphyxiation. His first target is a Jewish wedding.
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
0
suricata_passer
S2
 E8
Chinese people are misrepresented imho, also the plotline seems very white savior-ish (disclaimer: i am a white person, so take that with a grain of salt)
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Yes
1
No
8
1
graywolf2010
I don't think there are any canonically LGBT+ characters on this show, which might actually be worse
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0
graywolf2010
Walter is repeatedly called insane
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Are there n-words?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Race
Is there blackface?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Relationships
Yes
3
No
3
0
suricata_passer
S2
 E4
Walter is revealed to have been in a relationship with Rebecca Kipner, a former student and test subject during his and William Bell's time at Harvard
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Religious
Yes
2
No
2
0
suricata_passer
S2
 E15
Argument between Dr. Carla Warren and Walter Bishop about the ethics of potentially shattering the borders between ujniverses
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Sex
Yes
10
No
3
0
suricata_passer
S1
 E1
A (probaby) post-coital scene in a hotel between one of the protagonists and her lover
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Are there nude scenes?
25 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
3
Is there bestiality?
50 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Is there BDSM?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
55 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
10
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
2
0
suricata_passer
S3
 E10
A minor character suffers from asthma.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
2
No
2
0
suricata_passer
S1
Walter Bishop often display short-term memory loss and confusion in a way that resembles someone with dementia or Alzheimer's
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
3
No
2
0
suricata_passer
S4
 E5
The human shapeshifters are, technically.
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Social
Are there anti-abortion themes?
22 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
Are there end credit scenes?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Yes
3
No
2
1
graywolf2010
Bittersweet
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
11 supporters
Yes
27
No
1
0
pennybaker
One character dies in a car crash in the first episode, in addition to other instances
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
33
No
1
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
11
No
2
Yes
19
No
2
0
suricata_passer
S1
 E3
One of the antagonists commits suicide by running in front of a bus at the end of the episode
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
2 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
6
Is there blood/gore?
34 supporters
Add comment
Yes
63
No
0
Does someone drown?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
8
No
2
Yes
50
No
1
0
suricata_passer
S1
 E8
The kidnapper gets shot by her associate in one of the last scenes.
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