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The Bishop Revival 

A man uses a toxin to target specific groups of people. Walter finds out that the toxin was created by his father in Berlin, long before DNA was even discovered.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nina Sharp (credit only)
Alfred Hoffman
Craig Anderson ...
Lauren Attadia ...
Sam Bob ...
Homeless Man with Dog
Josh Staller
Lynn Arrendt


The Fringe team are puzzled when a specific group of guests are targeted at a wedding.As the investigation goes the team is at a loss as to how the toxin was delivered and targeted.As they gather evidence and taken back to the lab, it's discovered that the wedding ceremony was a testing ground for a weaponed science experiment. Adding to the intense lab investigation, Walter uncovers an alarming formula that reveals a link to a branch on the Bishop family tree. With the escalating threat of more deadly attacks and unexpected familial ties to the case, the Fringe team stops at nothing to prevent further catastrophic events. Written by davron

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28 January 2010 (USA)  »

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The glyphs from this episode spell out: FATHER See more »


Walter very quickly examines the eyes of one of the bodies with a penlight and states there is "swelling of the vitreous humor." Visualizing the vitreous, which is in the back part of the eye, requires special equipment and cannot be done with just a penlight, and even with the proper equipment would take more than the couple seconds he spent looking. Furthermore, Peter confirmed the body he was looking at had it as well, and he didn't even have a light. See more »


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Videographer: OK, color and sound check, Milton and Staller wedding.
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Piano Quartet No. 1, Op.25 in G Minor: II. Intermezzo: Allegro Ma Non Troppo-Trio: Animato
Written by Johannes Brahms
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my favorite all time episode
6 May 2015 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

There was a famous film a while back called "Revenge of the Nerds" which became a surprise hit and spawned a series of sloppy sequels.

What appealed most in that film was the notion that even nerds who eschew violence and avoid confrontation can become dangerous if annoyed.

In this wonderful episode, we watch John Noble's often-besieged character, Walter Bishop, who has put up with so many indignities in the series to date including, among other things, having bits of his brain stolen.

Yet, through it all, he has maintained true to his core beliefs of right and wrong.

In this episode, it is bad enough that Walter's own father's work is being used to kill. However, when the "unsub" goes so far as to break into Walter's house and steal some of Walter's DNA to make a targeted killing gas meant just for Walter, we see a rare glimpse of what happens when you anger a man who seldom succumbs to anger.


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