Fringe (2008–2013)
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An elevator crashes, killing a number of people, leading Olivia and the Bishops to a man who appears to unknowingly be able to manipulate electricity.

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J.J. Abrams (created by), Alex Kurtzman (created by) | 3 more credits »
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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 (credit only)
Jasika Nicole ... Astrid Farnsworth
Mark Valley ... John Scott
John Noble ... Dr. Walter Bishop
Ebon Moss-Bachrach ... Joseph Meegar
Max Baker ... Jacob Fischer
Marylouise Burke ... Flora Meegar
Diane Davis ... Bethany
Glenn Fleshler ... Ron
Harold Surratt Harold Surratt ... PK Simmons
David Bishins ... Crewcut
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Agent Dunham, Dr. Bishop and Peter investigate a number of deaths resulting from an elevator free falling in an office tower. The conditions they find suggest that a high intensity power source may have overridden the electrical system in the elevator. Dr. Bishop recalls experiments in the past that tried to alter a human's energy profile and concludes that the accident was caused by an individual. It is also likely that it was a genuine accident, rather that an overt act. Agent Dunham's prime suspect is a Doctor Jacob Fischer who is wanted by the FBI and is known to have experimented in this area in the past. Meanwhile, Olivia continues to see her dead partner John Scott and is concerned that she may be having a breakdown of some sort. Written by garykmcd

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2008 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(uncut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The glyphs translate to spell the word "Surge". See more »

Goofs

When Joseph Meagher is kidnapped, his watch says 9:05 p.m.,and his mother is dead upstairs in the apartment. Later, Agent Dunham says the mother's time of death as 1:15 a.m. See more »

Quotes

Agent Olivia Dunham: He'll go away. Is that what you're saying?
Dr. Walter Bishop: I don't know. Do you really want him to?
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References Nine to Five (1980) See more »

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Termine Mundi
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Written by Simone Benyacar and Craig Stuart Garfinkle
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Just Can't Fight That Fring-ing Anymore...
12 February 2012 | by XweAponXSee all my reviews

I just love REO SpeadDealer, er, Wagon.

Here we meet the ultimate Geek: Joseph Meegar (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) - Interesting name, I've traced "Meegar" as either a cat-like Alien Species, or, a Rapper produced by SAN. Sounds pretty Meegar to me! Meegar is your typical Geek - He wants to ask a woman, "Bethany" (Diane Davis) out on a date, but he's too chicken. I know ALL about that. To boost his confidence, Meegar responds to an Ad in a Magazine offering to help him "Unlock his Hidden Potential". But his visits to this clinic empower him with more of an Electric Personality than he had hoped for.

This is the first time we meet another Cortexiphan Kid. We don't know this yet, as in the Fringe TimeLine, Cortexiphan had not been introduced into the story. But it is the first time, we hear the phrase "You were made Special" - Joseph was made "Special" by Dr Jacob Fischer (Max Baker) and his visit to Jacob's Clinic DID unlock some hidden potential.

But Meegar is hurting people around him, people he cares about. He does not want to, but he cannot control the "Potential" he was given.

In the race to find Meegar, Jacobs finds him first, but even Jacobs didn't know what he had unleashed- But he finds out, if it's the last thing he ever does.

Olivia as well has had some inner potential unlocked, and we get to see the after-effects of her visit into Walter's Sensory Deprivation Tank first-Hand.

All in All, a fairly "Shocking" Fringe Ep- Worth buying the DVD or Blu Ray set just to revisit.


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