Fringe: Season 2, Episode 1

A New Day in the Old Town (17 Sep. 2009)

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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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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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The Observer may be seen crossing the bottom of the screen from right to left in the beginning just below the crashed black SUV. See more »

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Agent Jessup uses the incorrect biblical book abbreviation. The New Testament passage "Tests" is from First Letter from John and not the Gospel According to John. She used Jn4:1 when she should have used 1Jn4:1. See more »

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Peter Bishop: Olivia, I need to ask you something.
Agent Olivia Dunham: Sure.
Peter Bishop: 'Einai Kalytero Anthropo Apo Ton Patera Toy' - you said that to me, just after you woke up. Do you remember?
Agent Olivia Dunham: No. Latin?
Peter Bishop: Mmm-mm. Greek. My mother used to say that to me every night before I went to bed.
Agent Olivia Dunham: [laughs] There really isn't a point where things just can't get weirder, is there? What does it mean?
Peter Bishop: It means, be a better man than your father. Walter was already gone. It was like a code between my mother and me. It meant keep your people close. Take ...
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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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