After a teenage girl is pronounced brain dead, her mother takes her off life support, but when doctors operate quickly to remove her organs, the deceased girl shockingly awakens screaming ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nina Sharp (credit only)
Maureen Donovan
Lisa Donovan
Teresa Rusk
Jake Selleg
Demetrius Cornell ...
Will Turlough
Dr. Halperin


After a teenage girl is pronounced brain dead, her mother takes her off life support, but when doctors operate quickly to remove her organs, the deceased girl shockingly awakens screaming an alphanumeric code. Equally as perplexing as her resurrection is that she is now somehow able to speak Russian and possesses classified information only a high-ranking soldier would know. While the girl's mind-bending condition intensifies, Walter dusts off some old lab videos and hypothesizes the unthinkable, sending Olivia and Peter to investigate the bewildering case. Written by FOX Publicity

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11 January 2010 (USA)  »

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This episode was shot for the first season, but only broadcast as a "special" episode after the winter break on a different day, with the press release stating that this is either an episode from the first season or from an "alternative universe" (refering to the overall story arc of the second season). The presence of Kirk Acevedo, whose character died earlier in season 2 (but was a regular in season 1), causes a major continuity problem in this episode. Careful observation tells you this is season 1 and the good Charlie. Astrid had a distinct hair style in both seasons and in this episode it was the season 1 cut before Charlie died or was replaced. See more »


Before organs are removed from the donor, brain death must be verified (usually by two independent doctors with no prior connection to the patient), not the ventilator being switched off. The ventilation via endotracheal tube must continue until the aorta is cross-clamped, and only then be switched off. The first organ to be recovered is always the heart due its high oxygen demand, the last one the liver, not like it was shown here. See more »


[first lines]
Priest: Through this holy anointing, may the Lord, in his love and mercy, help you with the grace of the Holy Spirt. May the Lord who frees you from sin save you, and in his goodness raise you up.
Dr. Newell: Are you ready?
Maureen Donovan: [nods]
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Every top series needs a baseline
17 April 2015 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

.... which is a point I have made in other reviews.

You basically need to see a really poor iteration of the series to appreciate the good episodes.

So, for the record, and this is written in 2015 when I am watching the whole series sequentially, REGARDLESS of the fact that this was aired in Season 2 and features a "dead" regular (see all the prior reviews)...

If you judge this on its own it is STILL likely the worst episode in the series. The dialog is terrible. The story trots out every possession cliché since the Old Testament. It simply does not engage. I couldn't wait for it to be over.

Walter is given an "aside" off the top about what happened to some of the participants in his early experiments (they were paid off by the university and never had to work again, since they possibly could never work again anyway) and it is ironically the funniest throwaway line in the series.

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