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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
FBI Agent
Philip LeStrange ...
ND Agent #1
Paramedic #1


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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10 February 2009 (USA)  »

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Referring to the de-materialization/re-materialization technique that Jones used to escape from a German prison to a Boston warehouse, Olivia says, "the man was clever enough to Star Trek himself out of a maximum security German prison." This is a reference to the fictional "transporter" technology, the concept of which was introduced on the TV series Star Trek (1966). Fringe creators J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci, and Alex Kurtzman also made the movie Star Trek (2009). See more »


Besides the fact that the German guards speak the language extremely poor, some words and/or articulations are not commonly used in German language and sound extremely cliché (i.e. the translation of 'Sir' to 'Mein Herr'). See more »


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 Star Trek (1966) See more »


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Written and Performed by J.J. Abrams
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Hooked for now!
28 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After a newsman and an FBI agent die of a orifice-closing toxin (not sure what else to call it!) they catch from a 2-dollar bill, Dunham and the gang are led back to Dr. Jones and his Star Trek disappearance from the German prison.

The ZFT book (which they find with yet another of annoying Peter Bishop's underworld/kooky connections) appears to be a how-to manual on recruiting an army to fight off the as yet unknown invaders! Sounds a bit corny but I do not do the dialog/plot much is quite engaging/intriguing.

I will leave further summaries in the future to the reviewer who rates EVERYTHING a ten...he/she certainly does a stellar job of summing up the plot.

Previous episode reviews/rants by me are fading away in my mind as this show is really starting to reel me in!

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