About: Fringe Episodes is dedicated to a "watercooler" discussion of each episode of Fringe after it airs. Episode posts will be made available at the start of each new episode, on Tuesdays at 9:00 Eastern. This will allow you to leave comments during the episode. However, this also means there will be discussions about the episode before people in other time zones have had a chance to see it. So if you are not in the Eastern time zone, you may want to wait until you have seen the episode before joining the conversation.
Spoiler-Free: Fringe Episodes is spoiler-free section of Fringe Television. What constitutes a spoiler? Loosely defined, anything about future episodes that has not been broadcast on Fox. Speculation about what might happen in the future is obviously fine, but please don't post anything you know for sure will be happening. Here are a few Spoiler-Free guidelines:
- Contents of the US promo that airs immediately after an episode ARE NOT spoilers. (i.e. Next week on Fringe...)
- Contents of subsequent promos ARE spoilers.
- Personal speculations on what might happen (based solely on past episodes) ARE OBVIOUSLY NOT spoilers.
- Information from any outside sources that mention not-yet-aired actors/directors/plotlines/episode titles/etc ARE spoilers.
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- Contents of Comic Books, Viral Websites, and other official "canon" content ARE PROBABLY NOT spoilers.
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