Fringe (2008–2013)
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The team retrieves another cassette tape from the amber. With Nina Sharp's help, the team recovers 2 cylinders. While Peter works independently to score a minor victory against the Observers, Olivia ascertains Peter's secret.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Samantha Claude ...
Ted Cole ...
Observer in Town Car
Coat Check Girl
Motorist #2
Bartender (as Raahul Singh)
Royce the Observer


As Walter notices unattractive changes in himself from his brain restoration (leading him to make a startling request of Nina Sharp), Olivia notices changes in Peter - now cold and calculating - which leads her to learn of his implant as the team labors toward obtaining the next vital elements needed to defeat the Observers.

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16 November 2012 (USA)  »

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The team breaks into a Kelvin Genetics lab. 'Kelvin' is a name featured in many J.J. Abrams productions, because Kelvin was the surname of his maternal grandfather. See more »


Dr. Walter Bishop: Fire up the laser, Agnus. Let's get that hand out of amber.
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References Marathon Man (1976) See more »


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Fringe Five-Twenty-Ten
18 November 2012 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Peter is in the early stages of being an observer with all the characteristics that come with it. He follows one of them who seems to be meeting with someone. Peter then calls in the help of Anil. Peter returns with four tanks of fuel. Another one of Peter's tapes and it reveals a place they must go to get more for the plan. When the gang go to the site they try to find a door while Peter starts to bleed from his ear. When Anil tells Peter the observer did not forget he has to go and do something about it. The team makes a visit with Nina who has aged while they stayed the same. Peter meets with Anil who tells him what actually happened so Peter comes up with a new plan to replace the briefcase. Anil watches as the observer goes into a building with the suitcase but it is a bomb which explodes killing the three observers in the room. The team get into the building and all seems fine with entering. The team then have to look around and Peter finds a safe. When Peter try's to put in the code he does not remember it because he is nervous. After he relaxes Walter is able to open the safe and he does not find much in the safe. When Peter messes with a device they found out from underneath the ground comes the device they were looking for. The team then has to split up and Walter goes to visit Nina one more time. When Olivia returns home she sees what Peter has written on boards and then he tells her what he planted in the back on his head. Peter's next plan is to get rid of another observer and once again it makes Olivia feel strange. Just as Peter plans out his revenge for Etta his hair starts to fall out. Good episode and the transformation for Peter is interesting how far he is becoming an observer.

EPISODE GRADE: B (MVP: Joshua Jackson)

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