Fringe (2008–2013)
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The Same Old Story 

A woman gives birth to a baby which ages 80 years in just a few minutes and Olivia soon finds connection between the incident and a serial killer she had been chasing.

Director:

Paul A. Edwards (as Paul Edwards)

Writers:

J.J. Abrams (created by), Alex Kurtzman (created by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Torv ... Olivia Dunham
Joshua Jackson ... Peter Bishop
Lance Reddick ... Phillip Broyles
Kirk Acevedo ... Charlie Francis
Blair Brown ... Nina Sharp
Jasika Nicole ... Astrid Farnsworth
Mark Valley ... John Scott (archive footage)
John Noble ... Dr. Walter Bishop
Derek Cecil ... Christopher
Mark Blum ... Dr. Claus Penrose
Betty Gilpin ... Loraine Daisy
Elizabeth Stanley ... Stacey
Carmen Goodine Carmen Goodine ... Amy
Bernie McInerney Bernie McInerney ... Old Man Christopher
Ty Jones ... Doctor
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Storyline

The team investigates another phenomena that may be part of the pattern. In this case, a woman who claims not to be pregnant gives birth to full-term child and in the space of four hours, the newborn grows old and dies. Dr. Bishop had conducted some experiments in this field with a colleague that also involved the man's son. Meanwhile, some aspects of the case convince Agent Dunham that it's the work of a serial killer who has been sought by the FBI for many years. To solve the case, she must rely on Nina Sharp to provide the necessary technology. Written by garykmcd

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 2008 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The glyphs at the ad breaks spell "child". See more »

Goofs

Grammar: Olivia Dunham says to Broyles "I came here as fast as we could". I, singular, as in herself but then uses "we", plural. Since she arrived with Walter and Peter, correct grammar should have been: "We came here as fast as we could" See more »

Quotes

[about a severed hand in a jar]
Peter Bishop: Friend of yours?
Dr. Walter Bishop: Oh, I certainly hope not.
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Soundtracks

Fringe Main Title Theme
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Written by J.J. Abrams
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There are places in this world where one can pick up a girl by merely making eye contact w/said girl and smirking
22 September 2008 | by citizenchrisSee all my reviews

Fringe: se1 ep2 The Same Old Story

There are places in this world where one can pick up a girl by merely making eye contact w/said girl and smirking...don't believe me just watch this episode of Fringe. In any case this episode is riddled with far too much redundant expositionary dialog that seems to exist only for those who did not see the pilot. What we're left with beyond that is a typical serial killer plot w/a "fringe twist". I fear that this could end up being the formula this series will adhere to. Of note in this episode is the wonderful score and (as in the last episode) Anna Torv's performance. Mark Blum made a nice supporting guest appearance as well.


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