Fringe: Season 1, Episode 6

The Cure (21 Oct. 2008)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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A number of people in a diner die of radiation exposure and Olivia and the Bishops believe a woman who disappeared two weeks earlier was the source.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Scott (credit only)
David Esterbrook
Emily Kramer
Claire Williams
Officer Marty Pitts
Lisa Emery ...
Paula Kramer
Dr. Sanjay Patel


Agent Dunham and the Bishops investigate the deaths of a group of people who died from radiation poisoning in a diner. They believe the source of the radiation was Emily Kramer, a young woman who had vanished two weeks previously and was probably being held against her will. When another young woman, Claire Williams, disappears the investigators believe someone may be conducting experiments. Dr. Bishop believes the emanations from Kramer were microwaves and she may in fact have been developed as a walking weapon. They trace the research to the head of a pharmaceutical firm David Esterbrook, who has a history of promoting off the wall ideas. Nina Sharp has information and strikes a bargain with Peter Bishop. Written by garykmcd

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The word that the glyphs translate to is "Cells". See more »


At the beginning of the episode, as Marie Kramer is thrown from the truck, a small square pad can be seen underneath her shirt to soften the blow. See more »


Dr. Walter Bishop: To understand what happened at the diner, we use Mr. Papaya.
[he places the papaya in the container and steps back]
Dr. Walter Bishop: This is upsetting because he is the friendliest of fruits.
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References Scanners (1981) See more »


Fringe Main Title Theme
Written by J.J. Abrams
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Almost made it!
21 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Plot is basically about some bio-company doing experiments on people who already have a fatal disease, except that because of the nature of this disease they can give them some neat drug that will essentially turn them into a human weapon...or something like that. But the problem so far is that the subjects tend to emit radiation which makes for very messy explosions of people, kind of like a microwave oven!

For some reason only Walter Bishop comes up with a cure for this condition, not the scientists tasked with the experiments. Only problem is that the needle with the Cure has to be injected in the jugular vein and as we all know that is sure easy to do!

Episode held together fairly well until the patient having essentially a microwave seizure is given a hypodermic needle with said Cure in it and is told to inject herself! Yeah, good chance that will work out just fine...but of course it does!

Aaaaargggghhhhh...few more episodes to go to see if it gets better!

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