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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21 October 2008 (USA)  »

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When Claire is receiving an injection of red medicine the attendant taps the syringe. This would be done to help remove or dislodge any small or remaining air bubbles from it, but you can clearly see that there is a large airspace in the syringe. One would not tap the syringe until that had been removed. In fact right after that you see that the large air space has been removed even though the attendant never did it. See more »


Olivia Dunham: Is there anything else you'd like me to run past you?
Phillip Broyles: Not anything, everything.
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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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