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Novation 

Shapeshifter Nadine hunts down a former Massive Dynamics scientist to help rectify her cellular translucence. Meanwhile, Peter finds conversing with Walter difficult.

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Malcolm Truss
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In the aftermath of recent shocking events, things really escalate when the translucent shapeshifters return. As the threat and circumstances intensify, former Massive Dynamic scientist Malcolm Truss enters the fold. Meanwhile, Nina Sharp pays Walter a visit in the lab. Written by Fox Publicity

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Goofs

At the beginning of the episode "Novation," when "Donald Kellen" pulls up and parks the black Dodge pickup truck in front of the house in Hillsdale, the engine exhaust clearly sounds like that of a diesel engine. The front quarter panel is badged from the manufacturer as having a HEMI, V8 gas engine, which would sound completely different. See more »

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Malcolm Truss: But just so you know, I don't do my best work at gunpoint.
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23 April 2016 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

This review written in 2016 and intended for fans of the future not the past.

I don't know where Abrams' career will take him.

I am sure he will do projects many times more lucrative than Fringe. I am sure that over time this show will fade somewhat from memory and be meaningful only to die-hard fans. But I also think that Abrams will never do a production that is as perfectly balanced as Fringe between core story and humanistic values.

As I was watching this amazing episode I was thinking how the episode just prior (4.4 -- and you can't watch one without the other) featured mainly two characters talking to each other (Olivia and Walter) yet was as captivating as a Zach Synder superhero movie where entire cities get blown up.

For hardcore reviewers, it was always thought that the 1990s Buffy series was the "holy grail" of dramatic TV because of the meshing of humanism and action.

I believe that Fringe pulled off the same feat. And Abrams gets the credit.

Spectacular TV.


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