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The Bullet That Saved the World 

An act of kindness by Peter draws attention to Etta. The Observers deal with an infiltrator, and we learn of a resistance leader known as the Dove and, coincidentally, that Phillip Broyles is working with the Observers.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Captain Windmark
Peter Abrams ...
Sean Baden ...
Lead Guard
Egg Face Screaming Loyalist
Loyalist Guard #2
Andrew Hedge ...
Observer Under Bridge
H.A. Hunter ...
Rastafarian Clerk
Kasey Kieler ...
Loyalist Guard With Tracker


Buying a gift for Etta proves risky for Peter and draws unwanted Observer interest. Walter discovers the whereabouts of the second component to the Observers' downfall and prepares a proactive approach against them. Capt. Windmark deduces that some people are able to block Observer mind-reads. The reunion of an old friend coincides with the loss of a loved one. Written by statmanjeff

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26 October 2012 (USA)  »

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Henrietta Bishop: [about a complex physics formula retrieved from a secret location] Will you be able to figure it out?
Dr. Walter Bishop: [Frustrated] Don't you understand, this is Greek to me! Except I read Greek. This is Aramaic to me! Not the western dialect, I do speak that.
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An Emotional Story of Love
7 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

After collecting gas in a car, Peter sees a necklace in a pawnshop and decides to buy to Etta. However an Observer tries to read his mind and Peter succeeds to flee. Walter finds another partially damaged tape with Astrid but he recalls he hid documents in a highly protected subway station in Manhattan. They plot a plan using a chemical developed by David Robert Jones and succeed to retrieve the documents. But The Observers and the Loyalists arrive and Captain Windmark catches Etta with tragic consequences.

"The Bullet That Saved the World" is a heartbreaking episode of 'Fringe" with an emotional story of love. The unexpected fate of Etta will certainly affect the behavior of the characters on the next episodes. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "The Bullet That Saved the World"

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