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Inner Child 

A mysterious child is recovered from a secret chamber that has been sealed for more than a half-century.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Francis
Nina Sharp (credit only)
Astrid Farnsworth
Eliot Michaels
Dr. Winick
The Artist


While a construction team swaps a building, a child is discovered in a tunnel that hasn't been opened for 70 years. In the meantime one of Olivia and Charlie's old cases is reopened as the initial perpetrator, the Artist, comes back to surface and new victims arise. The funny thing is that the isolated child is somehow connected to the case, knowing the details about the victims. CIA are also interested in the boy and Olivia does anything possible to prevent them from getting him. Written by Andreea D

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7 April 2009 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


In this episode The Observer is seen towards the end of the episode through a car window that The Child is being transported in. The Child seems to take interest of the Observer. See more »


In Walter and Peter's apartment the security latch on the inside of the front door has been installed incorrectly, the "bolt" is facing inward which would make the device useless. This probably indicates that the set was built quite hastily. See more »


Dr. Walter Bishop: The boy is obviously thinking, yes? Having thoughts. We just haven't been able to hear them.
Peter Bishop: And I'm sure you can do that, can't you? Hear his thoughts?
Dr. Walter Bishop: Perhaps I can.
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The Mysterious Boy
3 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

While checking whether a building is empty for an implosion, two workers find a boy locked in a sealed tunnel in the underground. The boy is hospitalized and the Fringe Division is assigned to visit him since the tunnel had been sealed for 70 years. Meanwhile Olivia is unsuccessfully trying to find a serial called The Artist, who kills woman and improves their appearance. Soon the boy that does not speak gives clues about The Artist to Olivia and Dr. Bishop discovers that the boy is mentally connected to Olivia. Soon Olivia learns that the CIA is interested in the boy and she is powerless to change the situation. Who might be the boy?

"Inner Child" is an intriguing episode of "Fringe" divided in two great segments: one about a mysterious bald boy that does not speak and has powerful ability and the other about a serial-killer called The Artist. The conclusion of the storyline of the boy is totally unexpected. My vote is eight.

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