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A Short Story About Love 

The team hunts a killer who seems to be targeting couples - dehydrating the husbands and smothering the wives - with a very unusual motive. Peter and Olivia try to come to terms with her ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anson Carr
Diana Sutter
Paul Andrich ...
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Devin Johnston ...
Andrew Sutter
Medical Examiner Jones
Moya O'Connell ...
Linda Greeley


The team hunts a killer who seems to be targeting couples - dehydrating the husbands and smothering the wives - with a very unusual motive. Peter and Olivia try to come to terms with her surfacing memories and emotions from the original time-line and the fact that she's beginning to forget parts of her life from the new time-line. Meanwhile, Walter and Peter try to figure out September's disappearance from the lab the week before. Written by John W.

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23 March 2012 (USA)  »

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When Olivia and Nina are at the restaurant, there is a white tulip on the table. See more »


When Olivia is talking to the killer as he sits in the police car, you can see the scars covering his face. But when the view is from the other side, looking straight at Olivia, his face it completely clear. It flips back and forth like that a few times. See more »


Features Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) See more »


Fringe Main Title Theme
Written and Performed by J.J. Abrams
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Fringe finally brings the chills
24 March 2012 | by (Pune, India) – See all my reviews

Fringe is one of my favorite TV series currently on-air. The Science showcased may be fiction but it sure is fascinating. It's pure storytelling if you ask me. I deeply admire J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci for creating something like this. This is director J.H. Wyman's first go at Fringe and it worked wonderfully. Can't wait for episode 22 which is also gonna be directed by him.

This particular episode is very well paced and deeply involving. Technically speaking, the cinematography of Fringe is much more cinematic than say Breaking Bad or similar dramas (which i love in its own way). The Screenplay is tight, the edit is crisp and the acting right on the money. The background score revives some old motifs used in earlier episodes hence giving it a nostalgic feeling.

Emotionally, this episode works on many levels, Olivia's ongoing quest to find love in Peter. Peter's confusion about her memories. Nina's comforting words for Olivia and Walter's worries about Peter. This also answers some important questions about the timeline situation and the disbanded observer. Intriguing case about love again compliments the whole situation.

Overall i felt like reading a book about some of my favorite characters in a wonderful set-up. The story moves forward. I really hope they end it properly. Excited about future episodes!

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