Fringe: Season 1, Episode 10

Safe (2 Dec. 2008)

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After a series of mysterious bank robberies, a suspect is found embedded into a wall, causing Walter to realize that they have not only found a way to literally walk through walls, but are looking for something he's made in the past.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Eastwick
Angel David ...
Raul Lugo
Evan McNeil (as Vince Capone)
Brian Cromwell ...
Robert Norton


After a series of mysterious bank robberies, a suspect is found embedded into a wall, causing Walter to realize that they have not only found a way to literally walk through walls, but are looking for something he's made in the past.

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"Cutting Edge" Science
2 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This starts with Mitchell Loeb and a group of Ex-Military Cutouts using the Machine that Loeb had made using "The Equation" - We saw that Loeb was able to reach through the wall of a Safe and remove an Apple before he killed Joanne Ostler as a reward for stealing the tech from Dashiell Kim and Ben Stockton for him.

On a larger scale, Loeb is directing an operation using the Ex-Military Cutouts- Actually VA guys. They are stealing something even more important from some Safety Deposit Boxes - By walking through the bank walls as if they were made of Jello! There is always room for Jello... But not enough time for a man named Raul Lugo to escape before the walls harden again. Lugo is stuck, alive in the wall and Loeb rewards him as well by shooting him in the head, which is Loeb's favourite way of rewarding those he works with.

As Fringe Division inspects the grisly Anthony E. Zuiker Style Crime Scene, Olivia realises that she knows Lugo, intricate details of his life and marriage and boot camp at Camp Pendleton. Walter has the whole bank wall moved to his lab and has Peter catch body parts for him as he chops them out. Using the Geiger Counter on Lugo's hand, Walter discovers a high level of Radiation.

Meanwhile, Massive Dynamic is still trying to download memories from John Scott's brain. There seems to be memories "missing," - They are in Olivia. And it was John Scott who knew Lugo, not Olivia.

This does not stop Olivia from using those memories to find Lugo's friends from the VA hospital, all of whom are working for Loeb now. Meanwhile, Walter Fringes Out that there is a Fibonacci sequence related to the Safety Deposit Boxes, in fact the numbers of the Safety Deposit Boxes are the very numbers Walter always chants when he is going to sleep, and even more startling is that the Boxes, which were rented years ago using a false name, are in fact Walter's. Charlie Francis finds out where the VA guys are going, and learns where the next theft will occur. This rewards Fringe Division with it's first catch of the Day: Ryan Eastwick (Paul Fitzgerald from "Guiding Light").

Eastwick, acting like a POW, will not crack until Peter notices that the guy is acting all jittery - He has been exposed to the same high amount of Radiation that Lugo had been, so Peter scares Eastwick into telling them what Loeb's VA Cutouts will be doing next: Which is at Little Hill Field, the code word the dead guy "Smith" had given to David Robert Jones "In Which We Meet Mr. Jones."

A lot of Fringe pieces fall into place in this Episode: This is where it is first mentioned that Peter had been Ill as a child with a rare disease, a disease only one man had cured in history. And the pieces Loeb has been stealing are in fact pieces of a transportation device designed to rip through Time. But Loeb is in fact using this machine to "Star Trek" Jones from Germany to Little Hill.

As all of this coalesces to a head, Jones tells his Lawyer he needs "One More Thing" - Not an It, a Who, he wants Olivia. Jones is Obsessed with Olivia.

Jones meets with his Lawyer one more time, kills him, steals his clothes, puts eyedrops in his eyes, takes some pills, then suddenly in Little Hill, Loeb turns on the Transporter and Jones vanishes from Germany and appears next in Little Hill.

But Olivia, as she drives to Little Hill Field is stopped by a Big Black SUV and is tranked and Kidnapped.

Jones, before he gets into the Decompression Chamber, asks Loeb, "Did you get that thing for me?" to which Loeb answers, "She didn't even put up a fight"

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