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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Nina Sharp (credit only)
Joseph Meegar
Jacob Fischer
Harold Surratt ...
PK Simmons


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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14 October 2008 (USA)  »

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During the power outage, when the elevator goes down Olivia looks up at the elevator listing which shows there to be 10 floors in the building. The federal building where this scene takes place obviously has more than 10 floors.

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The Electric Man
10 August 2016 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The worker Joseph Meegar delivers a package to the receptionist Bethany and they take the elevator together with seven other passengers. However there is a power surge, the elevator crashes on the well and only Meegar survives. Agent Dunham is assigned to investigate the accident and why the brakes have not hold the elevator. Dr. Bishop recalls experiments altering the human energy and they suspect that Dr. Jacob Fischer might be the responsible. Meanwhile Agent Dunham continues to see John Scott and Dr. Fischer abducts Meegar, who was his activated guinea pig for the experiment. Soon the FBI identifies Meegar as the man that caused the deaths and Dr. Bishop also finds a means to track him down. Will they succeed to find the "electric man"?

"Power Hungry" is the fifth episode of "Fringe" with a reasonable story that recalls "X-Files". The great mystery is why Olivia continues to see and interact with her former partner and lover John Scott. And nothing else. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Power Hungry"

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