Fringe: Season 1, Episode 17

Bad Dreams (21 Apr. 2009)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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FBI agent Dunham believes that she is killing random people in her dreams.

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Agent Dunham dreams about pushing a woman in front of a subway train, and then finds out such a death occurred while she slept. After a second death from her dreams, she starts to feel responsible and investigates the one link between these two deaths, and a possible link to her own childhood. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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In Nick Lane's flat there is a wall filled with clippings. In the midst of this mass of clippings is a sheet of paper on which the number 47 is written. The number 47, besides being a prime number, has been attributed as being a random number which occurs with unusual frequency and so has a certain mystique. There is a perhaps humorous mathematical proof of this by Pomona College's math professor Donald Bentley. Regardless of this purported mystique, the number has been used in Alias (2001), another J.J. Abrams project, as a central plot device for the series. See more »

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About halfway through the episode, Olivia and her team enter the home of the suspected serial killer. When she examines a wall covered with photos and articles, she focuses on an article titles "Genetically Modified Children, The Future of the Super Human Race". If you pause the video and read the text of the article, you'll find that it is actually about risks associated with people tracing others cell phone numbers. Either this is meant to be a mistake in the printing of the newspaper, or more likely, the prop department pasted the headline on some arbitrarily-chosen newspaper clipping, assuming that no one would read the text of the article. See more »

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Agent Charlie Francis: Suspect's name is Nick Lane... uhhh... former address is St Jude's Mental Hospital
Dr. Walter Bishop: Well, I'm not going there.
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References 17 Again (2009) See more »

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Don't ignore the hot-ness...
9 January 2015 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

I see another IMDb reviewer has taken the time to break out the many arcs in this story and show they fit into the overall puzzle.

I prefer to focus on the less obvious.

This series is one of the earlier, and highly successful, works of JJ Abrams, which, taken as a whole, eventually gave him God-like status in Tinseltown. (The high point of his reign was likely when he was, in the same year, handed BOTH the Star Trek and Star Wars features to oversee. But this review is written is written in Jan 2015, Abrams career is young, as is he, and who knows what other records the man will break in his lifetime?) Even by this early point in the first season, word had gotten round that his show was being done as much "for the fans" as it was for the purity of the scripts and story arc.

Nowhere is that more obvious than this episode, where the pursuit of a "reverse empath" gives the naturally stunning Torv a chance to act out visually the fantasies of a male sociopath.

And much hotness ensues.


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