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The Arrival 

A strange cylinder which is somehow connected to Walter and a man known as "the Observer" appears from the ground at a construction site.

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Charlie Francis
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Nina Sharp (credit only)
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Astrid Farnsworth
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John Scott
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John Mosley
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Agent Dunham and the Bishops investigate the sudden appearance of a strange cylinder after an explosion at a construction site. She learns from an old friend that this is not the first time the cylinder has appeared and that it could disappear just as quickly. She also realizes that an odd looking man appears in several crime scene photos. It turns out that he is already known to the Government and has been dubbed 'The Observer'. Dr. Bishop has a special interest in the cylinder and tells Peter of their own special encounter with 'The Observer' years ago. Written by garykmcd

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Trivia

On the hat that John Moseley (the man who is looking for the cylinder) is wearing there are the colored dots; green, green, green, red. Just like the hypnotic lights in "The Equation". See more »

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When Agent Dunham is shown the photograph from the 1987 Quantico incident, the Marine is wearing ACUs, which weren't issued until after 2001. See more »

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Peter Bishop: He was awake until five in the morning reciting the chemical compositions of his favorite beverages to me. That was right after he finished lecturing me on how I'd squandered my above-average intellect and my substantial education. All while he was standing there naked, because he prefers the breeze.
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The Bald Observer
19 July 2016 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Brooklyn, a bald man sits in a diner and observes an accident in a construction site. Broyles summons Agent Dunham and shows a mysterious cylinder that appeared in the site. Further, he explains that this cylinder appeared many years ago and an old friend of her had found it. While Dunham visits her friend. Dr. Bishop get rid of Peter asking him to buy tin foil and sedates Agent Farnsworth; then he hides the cylinder and meets the bald man. Meanwhile the killer John Mosley is searching for the cylinder and killing and torturing whoever might provide a clue of the location for him. When he abducts Peter, he uses a strange device to find the location of the cylinder that was unknown to Peter. What is the mystery cylinder?

"The Arrival" is an intriguing episode of "Fringe" where unanswered questions are raised. Who is the bald man? What is the vibrating cylinder? How John Scott was resurrected? This is certainly the weirdest episode so far and I am looking forward to the see answers to the foregoing questions. I still have the trauma of "Lost", where many questions have been raised and never satisfactorily answered. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "The Arrival"


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