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Black Swan (15 Oct. 2009)

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Olivia and Bryce disagree on using a patient's flashforward in a diagnosis. Nicole returns and her flashforward is revealed.



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Episode complete credited cast:
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Father Seabury
Vladimir Petrov
Kathy Vara ...
TV Reporter
Janis Hawk (credit only)


Several characters face having to deal with their visions. Dr. Olivia Benford tries to arrange for Dylan Simcoe to be transferred to another service thereby hoping to limit her contact with the boy's father, Lloyd. It appears that Lloyd's vision isn't quite as complete as Olivia's was. Nicole Kirby returns and reluctantly reveals her flash forward. Agents Benford and Noh meanwhile try to convince Agent in Charge Stanford Wedeck to let them travel to East Africa to see what they can learn about what may have happened there 10 years previously. Written by garykmcd

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In an early scene, Dr. Benford (Sonya Walger) jokingly calls her husband "Shakespeare". Her husband, Agt. Mark Benford, is played by Joseph Fiennes, who played William Shakespeare in Shakespeare in Love (1998). See more »


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