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The Same Old Story 

A woman gives birth to a baby which ages 80 years in just a few minutes and Olivia soon finds connection between the incident and a serial killer she had been chasing.


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The team investigates another phenomena that may be part of the pattern. In this case, a woman who claims not to be pregnant gives birth to full-term child and in the space of four hours, the newborn grows old and dies. Dr. Bishop had conducted some experiments in this field with a colleague that also involved the man's son. Meanwhile, some aspects of the case convince Agent Dunham that it's the work of a serial killer who has been sought by the FBI for many years. To solve the case, she must rely on Nina Sharp to provide the necessary technology. Written by garykmcd

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16 September 2008 (USA)  »

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Dr. Walter Bishop: Sella turcica, diaphragma sellae - the dural folds of the pituitary fossa, in which the pituitary gland sits, situated in the sphenoid bone.
Agent Olivia Dunham: Did you just say pituitary gland?
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Accelerated Growth
6 July 2016 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

After having sex in a motel, a woman called Loraine Daisy feels pain in the stomach and her partner drives her to the hospital. The medical team finds she is pregnant and she gives birth to a child that moments later grows old and dies. Olivia and Peter investigate the case and Dr. Bishop recalls an experiment he carried out to develop a young army with his colleague Dr. Claus Penrose. Olivia finds cases of women with the pituitary gland removed and she recalls an unsolved case that she worked in the FBI many years ago. Could the cases be connected?

"The Same Old Story" is another mysterious and engaging episode of "Fringe". The plot about an accelerated growth has an excellent screenplay that increases tension until the great resolution. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "The Same Old Story"

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