A Fringe investigation is triggered when a patient at a mental institution undergoes an impromptu brain surgery that unexpectedly leaves his brain exposed. Despite the unthinkable circumstances, the patient's condition and sanity miraculously improves before the Fringe team arrives. While Agent Dunham and Peter scan surveillance tapes (and Walter enjoys his pudding), Olivia recognizes a familiar face as Thomas Jerome Newton, the leader of the "shape-shifters." As similar cases stack up, the Fringe team heads back to the lab to determine exactly how patients are being cured. Walter's brains are put to the test and William Bell resurfaces. Written by
Did You Know?
There are a number of H. P. Lovecraft references. Dunwich is one of the hospitals, with Dr. West the physician the team works with. Two of the three key patients were Deborah Crampton and Stuart Gordon. Barbara Crampton
and Stuart Gordon
were the lead actress and director of Re-Animator
(1985). See more
After Newton asks Walter about the door, we see Olivia and Peter on the way in the Navigator, with the driver's window rolled up. The shot then switches to the inside for a troubled glance between Peter and Olivia, then an exterior shot of the Navigator with the driver's window open and no Peter in the passenger seat. See more
There's only one Walter Bishop. And we'll be needing him before this is over.
References The Man Who Fell to Earth
Fringe Main Title Theme
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