The team investigates a number of people who died faceless after their orifices are sealed while German agents investigating David Robert Jones' escape question Olivia.

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Olivia finds what ZFT stands for. Walter examines a man who was infected by something that caused his orifices to close. Jones turns himself in and demands to speak to Olivia. Soon more people become "faceless" and Olivia believes Jones is behind it. She therefore gets permission to see Jones, who dares her to take a test. If she passed, then Jones would stop killing people. The test requires Olivia to awake her true "ability". Written by Andreea D

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Noah Bean plays an unnamed agent that calls in a favor from an old college girlfriend that breaks lawyer/client privilege to provide leading information on the current FBI case at hand. He also plays David Connor on Damages (2007), in which his fiancée works in a law office for a boss that is known to break several rules to get what she wants. See more »

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Mr. Kohl says "The best we can hope for is life". Lifelong imprisonment is the maximum penalty in Germany. The death penalty does not exist anymore since 1949. Also the extradition of a prisoner, who has to expect death penalty in the receiving country, is forbidden by German law and so not possible. So the sentence of Mr. Kohl makes no sense. See more »

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Olivia Dunham: In the meantime, I need two hours alone.
Sanford Harris: Why? Where you going?
Olivia Dunham: To get a massage.
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References Charade (1963) See more »

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The Test and the Discovery
1 January 2017 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

When a newsdealer dies with his orifices close after receiving a two-dollar bill, Dr. Bishop finds a virus that infected him. Meanwhile Peter discovers the meaning of ZFT, a German acronyms for "Destruction by Advancement of Technology" and goes with Olivia to a bookstore where they get a copy of the ZFT. David Robert Jones turns himself in to the FBI suffering from the effects of teleporting and demands to speak with Olivia. However Sanford Harris does not allow and soon an FBI agent dies also infected by a two-dollar bill. When Olivia is allowed to interview Jones, he discloses that there is a bomb that will blow-up in thirty-six hours. He gives instructions to her to find a package of puzzles and toys. Now he challenges Olivia to pass in a test to give the location of the bomb. She cheats Jones with the support of Peter and he gives its location. When Olivia finds the bomb, she needs to solve the same test to disarm it. What will happen to Olivia?

"Ability" is an intriguing episode of "Fringe" where Olivia awakens her hidden ability, fruit of an experiment she was submitted with the substance "Cortexiphan" when she was a child at Jacksonville. The great mystery is the war David Robert Jones is preparing for. Sanford Harris is an irritating character. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Ability"


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