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September / Gemini
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Nurse (as Sarah Ann Hayward)
Dead Singer / Corpse #1
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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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29 April 2010 (USA)  »

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Interestingly, during this musical episode, the two regular cast members of Fringe (2008) who have the most Broadway musical experience do not ever sing. Blair Brown (Nina) has had singing roles in Broadway productions of "The Threepenny Opera" and "Cabaret." And Michael Cerveris (The Observer/September) is better-known as a Broadway leading man than as a television or film actor; he has had lead roles in Broadway musicals such as The Who's "Tommy," "Titanic," "Assassins," "Sweeney Todd," "Lovemusik," and "Evita"; was nominated for Tonys for all but one of these; and won a Tony for "Assassins." In 2015, Cerveris won another Tony Award, this time for the musical "Fun Home." See more »


During one scene where Olivia visits Nina, there is a Windows logo on the back of a flat screen monitor. The time period this episode often portrays would have been before Windows existed. However, this is all part of Walters "noir" story, where characters also use mobile communication devices. See more »


Peter Bishop: [as Miles Davis' Freddie the Freeloader plays... ] Do you like jazz?
Olivia Dunham: Jazz?
Peter Bishop: Miles, Duke, Louie, John Coltrane. You can tell a lot about a person by the music they listen to. And whether or not they dance.
Olivia Dunham: Jazz- not so much, but dancing? Sure.
Peter Bishop: Well, I guess we're opposites. I hate to dance.
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References Top Secret! (1984) See more »


The Candy Man
Written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Performed by John Noble, Tom Pickett, John Prowse and Candus Churchill
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FOX Music Week
30 May 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I feel that I need to score this a 10 in an attempt to balance out haters who are complaining that the producers made a terrible choice having a music episode. What those who binge watch fringe on DVD and Netflix don't realize that this was part of FOX's "music week" to kick off the return of glee after a four month hiatus. The odd theme of this episode was clearly a fox directive and not a producer choice. Given their situation, they did a great job with the episode and the benefit was that the 19th episode of each season became a strange one (an animated episode to adhere to Leonard Nimoys retirement from acting, and our glimpse into the future in season four which set up the final season). Bravo to everyone involved, this episode is perfect all things considered.

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