Fringe: Season 3, Episode 16

Os (11 Mar. 2011)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Krick
D. Harlan Cutshall ...
FBI Tactical Agent
Museum Security Guard (as Jase Anthony Griffith)
Robert Hayley ...
FBI Tech
Night Security Guard
Michael Krick


The Fringe team attempts to find out what process enables people to become lighter than air and float. Peter and Olivia deal with trust issues in their relationship, while Walter becomes increasingly obsessed with retrieving William Bell's consciousness from beyond the grave. Written by Nightice

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The episode title is the chemical symbol for the element Osmium, the densest of the naturally occurring elements. See more »


At the start of the episode a man is found dead, floating outside a building, attached to the ground by a rope. It is later determined that he has been given a compound that makes him float. His arms and his legs hang down towards the ground. If he was lighter than air, upon death, his arms and legs would float upwards, as neither gravity or his muscles would be pulling them towards the ground. See more »


Dr. Walter Bishop: "They glanced up and saw Icarus float through the sky, and taking him for a god, They stood still in wonder."
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Captain John Harriman vs the Plugo-Zisteroids
12 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Alan Ruck makes a great appearance as a NASA scientist, Dr. Krick - Who stumbles into a Fringe Conundrum.

Two guys are seen breaking into a building. At first this appears "normal" - But what is "Normal" for Fringe? It seems these guys are climbing the building - But with one twitch, they are upside down. A Rent-A-Cop blasts one of them, and he starts floating upward.

Walter is having a Bowl with "Kevin" (Lost's and Alca-Fringe's Jorge Garcia) - Who tells Walter He's the best boss he's had. But Walter asks

  • What's that door, nobody goes anywhere near it - It's Belly's Office,

Jorge tells him. Walter starts rummaging around Belly's old Office, and finds all kinds of fun stuff - One of these projects is called SOUL MAGNETS. File for future reference.

When Fringe is called to the scene of the shooting, they have a magic Floating Corpse for Walter to play with. The place being robbed was a precious metals repository, and the other floating crook that got away, did so with the heaviest metal there is - Osmium. Walter muses that the crook would not be floating away with it.

Meanwhile a guy ironically named "Koenig" finds Captain Harriman/Dr Krick at his NASA Office - He tells Krick about the shooting, and that he feels sick. They meet in Krick's secret Lab, and Koenig dies with streams of metal coming out of his eyes.

At the Lab, the mysterious floating body drops suddenly. Walter has an idea to check his blood again, and this time, he finds another heavy metal mixed with the Osmium. Peter and Olivia find Krick's Secret Warehouse and find the remains of more floating guys, all of whom were paraplegics. Walter has Astrid drain all of the blood from these poor guys, ends up with a small pile of Osmium mixed with the other gunk. And many gallons of used blood,. the Lab is buried in bottles of blood.

Dr Krick goes to a Basketball game where his son, also a paraplegic, is playing. He recruits a new victim. He injects the kid with the Osmium compound and the kid starts Floating.

Later that night Krick tells his son he wants to do something special for him. Then he leaves to Rob a Museum. But by this time, Walter has figured it all out and where Krick will strike next, so they are waiting for Krick when he gets there and they catch him, while Peter has to catch the flying Kid, by jumping on him and forcing him to fall on the ground.

The things that connect Walter to Krick is concern for their sons - Krick asks - Would not Walter do ANYTHING for his son? But Krick's son
  • He already thought he had everything he ever wanted, now he is out

one father.

Finally, Peter and Olivia's new "Absolute Truth" accord brings them to Peter's secret lab where he is trying to get Data from the Shapeshifter Hard Drives.

But Walter is talking to Nina and he's figured out Belly's Soul Magnets
  • And that Belly would have already given them to the Host he wanted to


Back in Season two, a Bell brings Olivia's Memory's of the other side streaming back. In Nina's Office, Walter strikes the Bell Belly had given Nina as a Memento-

And back in Peter's Shapeshifter Lab, Olivia tells Peter - The Key to Decrypt the Shapeshifter Data is in my office - At Massive Dynamic.

Begin the "Bellivia" saga.

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