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"Fringe" Momentum Deferred (2009)

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Fringe: Season 2: Episode 4 -- Recuperating from her alternate reality meeting with William Bell (LEONARD NIMOY), Olivia consumes a powerful "fringe" concoction that Walter prescribes to stimulate her memory.


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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
8 October 2009 (Season 2, Episode 4)
Walter analyzes the body of a shapeshifter and then reconnects with an old patient that has the ability to distinguish the people from the other world. Olivia finally recalls her encounter with Belly. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Joe Chappelle 
Writing credits
J.J. Abrams (created by) &
Alex Kurtzman (created by) &
Roberto Orci (created by)

Zack Stentz (written by) &
Ashley Miller (written by) (as Ashley Edward Miller)

Produced by
J.J. Abrams .... executive producer
Bryan Burk .... executive producer
Joe Chappelle .... co-executive producer
Akiva Goldsman .... consulting producer
Tamara Isaac .... co-producer
Alex Kurtzman .... consulting producer
Kathy Lingg .... producer
Ashley Miller .... producer (as Ashley Edward Miller)
Roberto Orci .... consulting producer
Jeff Pinkner .... executive producer
Reid Shane .... supervising producer
Josh Singer .... supervising producer
Zack Stentz .... producer
Tanya M. Swerling .... co-producer (as Tanya Swerling)
Jeff Vlaming .... supervising producer
David Wilcox .... co-executive producer
Robert M. Williams Jr. .... producer
J.H. Wyman .... executive producer
Original Music by
Michael Giacchino 
Chris Tilton 
Cinematography by
David Moxness (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Luyen Vu 
Casting by
April Webster 
Production Design by
Ian D. Thomas  (as Ian Thomas)
Set Decoration by
Louise Roper 
Costume Design by
Jenni Gullett 
Makeup Department
Ian C. Ballard .... department head hair (as Ian Ballard)
Dana Hamel .... department head make-up
Todd Masters .... special effects makeup designer
Calla Syna Dreyer .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Katalin Lippay .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Andrew Balek .... post-production supervisor
John Klump .... post-production supervisor
Vladimir Stefoff .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Giddens .... first assistant director
Warren Hanna .... second assistant director
Tammy Tamkin .... second assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Tim Whyte .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Mark Jones .... set dresser
Robert K. Smith .... property master (as Rob Smith)
Michael Dundas .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Cathie Hahnel .... graphic artist (uncredited)
Scott R. Lee .... lead carpenter (uncredited)
Paula R. Montgomery .... set decoration buyer (uncredited)
Jerry Staar .... assistant props (uncredited)
Andrew Thompson .... lead greensman (uncredited)
John Wilcox .... paint coordinator (uncredited)
Matthew Wilson .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Eric Batut .... sound mixer
Paul Curtis .... supervising sound editor
Mark Hensley .... re-recording mixer
Rick Norman .... re-recording mixer
William Cawley .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Steffan Falesitch .... sound editor (uncredited)
Tula Snoeck .... boom operator (uncredited)
Deron Street .... first assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Bruce Tanis .... sound effects designer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Bob Comer .... special effects coordinator
Douglas W. Beard .... special effects designer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Robert Habros .... visual effects supervisor: Vancouver
Jay Worth .... visual effects supervisor: Los Angeles
Johnathan R. Banta .... lead compositor (uncredited)
David C. Bryant .... cg artist (uncredited)
Rodrigo Dorsch .... digital compositor: Zoic Studios (uncredited)
Eric Hance .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
O.T. Hight .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Davy Nethercutt .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Fred Pienkos .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Chris Wright .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Mike Mitchell .... stunt coordinator (as Michael Mitchell)
Chad Sayn .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
David J. Dawson .... key grip (as David Dawson)
Christopher Tammaro .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Chris Tammaro)
David S. Warner .... gaffer (as David Warner)
Liane Hentscher .... still photographer (uncredited)
Jon Jovellanos .... best boy grip: second unit (uncredited)
Mark Lunn .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Prem Marimuthu .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Ryan McMaster .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Max Torroba .... computer/video playback coordinator (uncredited)
Scott Wallace .... video playback operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Michelle Allen .... casting: Canada
Sara Isaacson .... casting associate (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shane Deschamps .... costume supervisor (uncredited)
Kurtis Reeves .... prep costumer/buyer (uncredited)
Heather Seshadri .... costume dyer/breakdown (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Ross Cavanaugh .... post-production assistant
Tom Rubendall .... post-production intern
Jennifer Van Goethem .... assistant editor
Kyle Cunningham .... executive sales assistant: Technicolor Creative Services Vancouver (uncredited)
Tyson Hilgenberg .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Jaan Spirka .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Location Management
Malissa Katrynuk .... location scout
Scott Walden .... location manager
Tom Teotico .... location scout (uncredited)
Music Department
J.J. Abrams .... composer: main title theme
Paul Apelgren .... music editor
Billy Gottlieb .... music supervisor
Charles Scott IV .... music supervisor (as Charles L. Scott IV)
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
Bryan Pezzone .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Other crew
Justin Doble .... script coordinator
Andrew Kramer .... main title design
Alexandra La Roche .... script supervisor
Lilla Zuckerman .... production staff
Nora Zuckerman .... production staff
Michael Bishop .... production assistant (uncredited)
Cole Boughton .... production assistant (uncredited)
Kyle Bown .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Amy D'Alessandro .... titles (uncredited)
Garnett Humenick .... craft service (uncredited)
Natalie Lapointe .... assistant: Reid Shane (uncredited)
Suzanne E. Smith .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Mindy Stevenson .... accounting auditor (uncredited)
Shayne A. Wilson .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Nora Zuckerman .... staff writer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

44 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

In the alternate universe, the hybrids are known as the First Wave. Roger Cross, who appears in this episode as a hybrid, was one of the regular cast members of the TV show "First Wave" (1998).See more »
Dr. William Bell:The truth will come out. It always does.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Sesame Street" (1969)See more »
I've Seen All Good PeopleSee more »


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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Walter's Closet, 20 May 2012
Author: XweAponX from United States

This pivotal Episode covers these four arcs: Olivia's trip to Belly's office on the other side, Shape-Shifters stealing Vacuum-Sealed Frozen Heads, Walter's secret relationship with Rebecca Kibner and *her* secret vision, and the Charlie Francis: Shapeshifter saga.

That they made us wait for this episode is a tribute the greatness and cleverness of Fringe: It wasn't just dumped on us in the first episode of Season 2, but rather they further developed the story with little hidden clues: Rebecca's Videotape in "A New Day in an Old Town," Olivia's "Flashbacks" where visions of the "other side" are always red - Images of William Bell (Leonard Nimoy) imposed over her view of Peter, and we see flashes of the note Bell wrote that has the name of the Cryonics firm on it - Plus the symbol which represents the "Leader of the First Wave" Thomas Jerome Newton. And once again, we have a Kudos to another series: Sci Fi Channel's excellent "First Wave" in which Shapeshifter Roger C Cross played a role very similar to the one he plays here: A Genetic Clone, Human/machine hybrid much like he was in First Wave as "Joshua."

The Shapeshifter activity in the teaser of this episode hands Walter, Peter and Massive Dynamic a working Shape-Shifter device: Which will reveal the body in which the shape-shifter is hiding. We already know it's Charlie, but can Olivia find out before it is too late?

What do Shapeshifters stealing Frozen Heads, Rebecca Kibner's ability to identify people from "The Other Side," Olivia's Flashbacks, and the Shapeshifter Charlie, guzzling down Mercury from Thermometers have in common? Lots: and You'll have to watch this to find out.

Walter thinks that by asking the older Rebecca (Played by Theresa Russell - Emma Marko from Spiderman 3, the younger version played by Tegan Moss) to repeat an experiment performed by him and Belly when she was 17 which involved massive Hallucinogenics, that they can have her identify who the Shapeshifters are: But even Timothy Leary called them crazy back then. Walter is clearly ashamed of having taken advantage of her. But Rebecca is more than willing to repeat the experience, is even excited about it. It becomes evident, that she and Walter were intimate, as she knows the location of every item in Walter's lab, including "his slippers."

Using Spacial Orientation, they speed up the experiment. At one point, she almost blurts out something about Peter that was being kept top secret from the other characters.

But in the middle of the process, Peter rings a "Bell" which causes Olivia to receive a flood of memories of her meeting with Bell.

Can Olivia get the information to Nina before Charlie can get it out of her? Olivia apparently makes mistakes after she is brought out of the trance, but she was just doing what Belly had told her to do.

In the end, Walter receives solace from Rebecca herself that she was a willing participant in the earlier experiment. And for a second time, she almost blurts out something about Peter that we know, but has not been revealed to the characters yet.

"The Other Side" as we came to know it was still being developed at this stage as it was in Season 1: So views of the other side have to take that into consideration, we see no Dirigibles in flight, and no strange buildings in the NYC skyline other than what ought not to be there in our universe. I always had questioned, was this other side the same as the one that we eventually became familiar with? As the show progressed, the "other side" was given a particular look and feel, which simply hadn't been thought about yet.

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