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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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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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This episode features three former cast members from The Wire (2002) - Lance Reddick played Lt. Cedric Daniels (seasons 1 - 5), Chris Bauer played Frank Sobotka (season 2) and Gbenga Akinnagbe played Chris Partlow (seasons 3 - 5). See more »

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When Olivia and Peter walk through campus toward the lab - which is in the next scene - they actually walk the campus of Brooklyn College (CUNY) in New York, not Harvard University, where lab is supposed to be located. (27th & 28th minutes) See more »

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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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