Fringe: Season 1, Episode 5

Power Hungry (14 Oct. 2008)

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An elevator crashes, killing a number of people, leading Olivia and the Bishops to a man who appears to unknowingly be able to manipulate electricity.

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Agent Dunham, Dr. Bishop and Peter investigate a number of deaths resulting from an elevator free falling in an office tower. The conditions they find suggest that a high intensity power source may have overridden the electrical system in the elevator. Dr. Bishop recalls experiments in the past that tried to alter a human's energy profile and concludes that the accident was caused by an individual. It is also likely that it was a genuine accident, rather that an overt act. Agent Dunham's prime suspect is a Doctor Jacob Fischer who is wanted by the FBI and is known to have experimented in this area in the past. Meanwhile, Olivia continues to see her dead partner John Scott and is concerned that she may be having a breakdown of some sort. Written by garykmcd

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"The Observer" can be spotted near the elevator in the beginning. See more »

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Olivia is following John at the end of the episode. When she exits the SUV the ground is dry (no rain on windshield, as well). As she travels through an alley, there is rain hitting the street behind her and when she exits the alley seeing John go down steps, the ground is dry with no rain. See more »

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Peter Bishop: We're putting GPS chips on carrier pigeons to find a man who can control electricity. I have you to thank for that, don't I?
Agent Olivia Dunham: Yeah. That's me.
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Could Have Been Better
21 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is not the strongest episode or fleshed out guest role. And it's really too bad because Ebon Moss-Bachrach has a screen presence that's always slightly off-center, and that's perfect for this series. He could have handled a more complex and substantial role than Meegar.

The series is in its freshman year and, although it's hitting the marks more often than not, it doesn't seem to have quite settled into a consistent tone, as evidenced by this episode. Here's hoping that next season they've got a clearer sense of what's working. Its occasional missteps aside, I'm a big fan and hope Fringe stays around for a long while.


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