Fringe: Season 1, Episode 3

The Ghost Network (23 Sep. 2008)

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Following a strange apparent terrorist attack on a bus, Olivia, Peter and Walter find a man who foresees future disasters before they happen.

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The team investigates a young man, Roy McComb, who seems to have the ability to predict major incidents before they happen. When they search his apartment, they find drawings and models of a variety of attacks, including the flight from Germany. In the most recent incident, a bus load of people are gassed and a bag stolen from an undercover narcotics agent. Dr. Bishop recalls working on experiments with his old friend, the founder of Massive Dynamics, that could explain what is happening with McComb. When Agent Dunham visits Nina Sharp to get more information on Massive Dynamics' possible role in these experiments, she realizes that she has not been fully briefed on what is going on. Written by garykmcd

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The train station used for the episode which was set in Massachusetts, is actually the Yonkers Metro North Train Station in Yonkers, New York. Interior and exterior shots as well as the surrounding streets were used. See more »

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When Walter is showing the puzzle pictures in the lab, he does so with a video projector, which is obvious from the rapid changing of the highlighted demonstration slides of the rabbit/duck image without a phase of black in between them; the sound however the machine makes each time Astrid clicks on the remote is the one of an old slide projector, mixed with a rather uncommon beeping sound. See more »

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Peter Bishop: You brought your own sweetener?
Dr. Walter Bishop: Don't be ridiculous. My medication.
Peter Bishop: You're not on any medication, Walter.
Dr. Walter Bishop: Of course I am. I've been making it myself in the lab.
Peter Bishop: Oh, I wish you were joking.
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Both an intense and fun episode.
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An old human subject for one of Dr. Bishop's old experiments is experiencing bigger issues than what as expected as he can now predict the upcoming tragedies in the world, including the flight which brought us here in the first place of this whole journey( the one in the pilot) and the Fringe team's latest assignment, the bus that was filled with a chemical and killed them all, and making them still as sticks. They use this young man for another experiment to prevent the next tragedy, which also has a connection with the bus incident. There is also an excellent twist at the end of it, won't give it away though...

This was a pretty interesting and engaging episode, but not my favorite so far of the season 1. However, I really liked the additional relationship and character development for both Peter Bishop and his father Dr. Walter Bishop.

Can't wait for the next episode, however I hope to be much more engaged with it than this one. But perhaps it was partially because of myself, I was sort of tired at the time I watched it. Gotta watch it again...


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