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Of Human Action 

The Fringe team investigate a child that is supposed to have mind control abilities. Peter is kidnapped and controlled by him. Walter is extremely worried and afraid he might lose Peter again.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler Carson
Dr. Carson
Officer Gibson (as Doron Bell Jr.)
Officer Jenks (as Ryan Booth)
Clerk (as Phil Cabrita)
Seth Davies (as Peter Graham-Graudeau)
Officer Williams (as Irene Karas)
Renee Davies (as Jacqueline Steuart)


When the fourteen year-old boy Tyler Carson is kidnapped, the NYPD surround the car with the abductors; however they kill each other and the kidnappers drive away with Tyler. The Fringe Division is summoned to investigate the mysterious case and soon they learn that Tyler is the son of the engineer Dr. Carson, from the Massive Dynamic. Their further investigate shows that Tyler has mind control powers and the supposed abductors are two respectful car salesmen. When Tyler kidnaps Peter, Dr. Bishop tries to find a means to save his beloved son from the evil teenage boy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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12 November 2009 (USA)  »

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At :47 in the episode as the police car turns to enter the parking structure the observer is seen across the street watching from behind a silver car. See more »


Walter explains that Peter's teddy bear emits a stream of audible white noise. White noise in audio terms is actually a particular signal with a fixed bandwidth which sounds to the ear like a high-pitched hiss. The teddy bear, however, emits a undefinable oscillating sound, predominantly in a lower frequency range. See more »


[to Walter]
Peter Bishop: Hypnosis can't make you do anything that you don't wanna do.
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References The Simpsons (1989) See more »


Fringe Main Title Theme
Written by J.J. Abrams
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Fathers and Cloned Sons
21 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In a "Diversion" Fringe Episode, we are given a diversion. What appears to be a Kidnapping involving a Massive Dynamic employee, is again not what it at first appears to be.

These five Fringe episodes depict our wait for the "Leader of the First Wave" to make his move - Dream Logic, Earthling, this one, August and Snakenead: These are all unrelated, Non-Pattern cases.

These are provided to give us background on Walter, Peter, The Observers, and Massive Dynamic.

An Attention-Deficit Disorder kid Tyler Carson (Cameron Monaghan) has been "kidnapped" by two used car salesmen. This is humorous enough, but when police catch up, they mysteriously kill each other off and one jumps from a high parking structure. Splat!

Walter correctly assumes "Mind Control" in this one - He was wrong about this in "Dream Logic" but he is correct this time.

I view these cases are "Fringe Practice" - They have nothing to do with "The Pattern" but they give Fringe Division good experience in dealing with strange events. Walter becomes Strangely Lucid when the threat shifts from the Tyler to Peter.

Because it was not the kid who had been kidnapped. It was the Kid all along. He has a Pez Dispenser full of drugs that were designed to allow pilots to interface with an airplane flight control.

But the kid, being ADHD, Testosterone-ridden, Angst Filled, with the addition of the Massive Dynamic drugs: As Walter says, "It's a Mind Control Cocktail."

Walter has to figure this one out on his own, he usually gets help from Peter, but Peter has been selected as a Taxi Driver for the kid, and has enough to worry about. Walter gets help from Olivia in a turnaround, they decide to "crash" the kid like an errant version of Windows Vista.

But the NSA thinks the kid wants to sell Massive Dynamic secrets to a foreign government: Therefore it becomes a race as to who can catch them before Peter becomes Collateral Damage. Fortunately, Fringe Division gets there first.

This is what happens when a Kid thinks he just a Kid and not a Massive Dynamic Experiment. Nina Sharp has found a way to report these goings on to William Belly on the other side, she has a quantum-entangled old Silicon Graphics "Dumb Terminal" which can send messages to the other side just like the typewriter at the secret place in Brooklyn. I used to have one of those, they are nothing but a keyboard attached to a Monochrome CRT that echos what you type. They used to make them in El Cajon, California, on Main Street. Maybe on the other side, the factory is still there. But on this side, that factory has been trashed long ago.

This is the irony of Massive Dynamic: They have access to the best state-of-the-art tech, but Nina uses an Anachronism to communicate with William.

At the very end, we get to see the scope of the "Tyler" experiment. Like everything else they do, it is "Massive."

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