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Brown Betty 

Walter has just smoked a drug that he calls "Brown Betty" when Olivia arrives at the laboratory to leave Ella with Astrid. The girl asks Walter to tell a story and he creates a detective story where the Fringe Division are the characters.

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September / Gemini
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Dead Singer / Corpse #3
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Storyline

Walter tells Ella and Astrid a story. It's a detective story in which Olivia, who's a detective, is hired to investigate the disappearance of Peter Bishop. Helped by Astrid aka Esther, Olivia fights both Nina Sharp and September aka Gemini to get to the truth. Olivia teams up with Peter to reach a happy ending. Written by Andreea Ward

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Trivia

Michael Cerveris (Observer) and Lance Reddick (Broyles) both attended Yale and were in the elite drama program there. See more »

Goofs

During the noir scenes, Olivia calls Broyles "Lieutenant Broyles" when she meets hem. In the next scene however, also a noir scene, Nina Sharp refers to him as "Detective Broyles", his rank in the show's reality. See more »

Quotes

Ella: Don't you know? All good stories start with "Once upon a time" and end with "Happily Ever After"
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Connections

References Top Secret! (1984) See more »

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Freddie Freeloader
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Written by Miles Davis
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Typically bad, but not the worst episode ever
2 May 2010 | by (SF Bay Area, CA) – See all my reviews

Sorry orizano, but giving this episode 9 out of 10 is just pure fanboyism.

Most musical episodes of normally non-musical shows are bad. This episode was no exception. It was neither a "character builder" nor something to advance the story arc much.

The only positives I can see from this episode was several appearances by Gene the cow, a cool looking prop (I won't spoil anything by saying what it is), and Olivia looking period lovely.

The negatives were many: the mixing of modern devices into the story require the repeated tired excuse of Walter's "imagination," Olivia (Anna Torv) is a pretty weak singer, the song choices were uninspired, the few amusing moments were unexceptional, and the plot was very muddled.

It was possibly not a complete throwaway episode, but I can't think of anything that one would miss by never seeing it.


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