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A New Day in the Old Town 

Olivia is in a car accident, an unusual person is looking for a member of the team, and Walter makes plans for celebrating Peter's birthday.

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Coming back from the alternate Universe is not a pleasant experience for Olivia, who ends up in the hospital. The FBI wish to close the Fringe Division but Broyles fights them. Peter and Walter are helped in their investigation into Olivia by a junior FBI agent. Olivia has trouble remembering the conversation she had with Belly in the alternate Universe. A shapeshifter takes the place of on of the major characters. Written by Andreea D

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When the shapeshifter enters his next body's apartment, The X-Files (1993) is briefly visible on the television. The clip shown is one from the episode "Dreamland," which like this episode of Fringe (2008) is about characters who switch bodies as a result of cryptotechnology. See more »

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Twice Agent Dunham is shown loading (or attempting to load) ammunition into her Glock magazines. Both times she is shown loading standard full metal jacket (FMJ) cartridges. This is a common mistake on the part of TV/film producers, but in reality, almost all law enforcement agencies utilize hollow-point (HP) ammunition of some sort, as does any serious self-defense shooter. HP bullets are much more likely to "stop the threat" than are FMJ bullets. There are numerous brands of HP ammo on the market, and in the case of the FBI, they use a Winchester round, sold on the civilian market as the Supreme Elite Bonded PDX1. See more »

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Dr. Walter Bishop: We need to celebrate. And make sure that Agent Dunham can attend. I want to see her face when she eats my pudding.
Peter Bishop: That's disturbing.
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Features The X-Files: Dreamland (1998) See more »

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Son of a shapeshifter!
19 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A shapeshifting supersoldier from another dimension tries to stop Olivia from attending an important meeting. He injures her but does not kill her, and is then ordered to go back and finish her before being allowed to return home. The basic premise of this season opener is derived from that cult classic, THE HIDDEN, as the soldier keeps changing physical identities with various unsuspecting people. This show tries so hard to be the new X-FILES, but the simplistic writing and amateur acting simply do not support this lofty ambition. The closing scene of this episode amply demonstrates this. But you must watch and judge for yourself.


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