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The No-Brainer 

Two men's brains are liquefied and their only apparent connection is that they both downloaded a huge file before dying.

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Nina Sharp (credit only)
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John Scott (credit only)
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Brian Dempsey
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Jessica Warren
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Luke Dempsey
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Cynthia Wiles (as Susan Elaine Knight)
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When a teenager has his brain liquefied, the Fringe team start an investigation. It turns out he downloaded a program that caused the condition. Astrid snoops around Peter. Harris continues questioning Olivia's methods and threatens to close down Fringe division. Ella, Olivia's niece is one of the targeted victims but she's saved before the programs takes effect. Written by Andreea D

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Trivia

The Observer can be seen standing on a corner when Olivia is driving to save Ella from the program. See more »

Goofs

Peter wraps the two hard drives in bubble wrap in the Lab. When he takes them out in the back room with Akim, he takes them out of a plastic bag. See more »

Quotes

Olivia Dunham: Wait five minutes, then release him.
Charlie Francis: What about Harris?
Olivia Dunham: Screw him.
Charlie Francis: My thoughts exactly.
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Liquefied Brains
26 December 2016 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The teenager Gregory Wiles downloads a program and when his mother Cynthia comes to his room, finds her son dead with liquefied brain. Olivia and the Fringe division investigate the murder and she interviews Gregory's best friend Luke Dempsey. Then she is informed that a car dealer has died also with liquefied brain and she tries to figure out the connection between the two victims. When Luke's stepfather is found dead by his mother with liquefied brains, she suspects of his father Brian may be behind the murders. Meanwhile, Sanford Harris threatens Olivia telling that he will close the Fringe division.

"The No-Brainer" is another intriguing episode of "Fringe". The subplot with Olivia's nephew is tense but the meeting of Jessica Warren and Dr. Walter Bishop is pointless. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "The No-Brainer"


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