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The Cure 

A number of people in a diner die of radiation exposure and Olivia and the Bishops believe a woman who disappeared two weeks earlier was the source.

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Bill Eagles

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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
Jasika Nicole ... Astrid Farnsworth
Mark Valley ... John Scott (credit only)
John Noble ... Dr. Walter Bishop
Chris Eigeman ... David Esterbrook
Maria Dizzia ... Emily Kramer
Marjan Neshat ... Claire Williams
William Hill ... Officer Marty Pitts
Lisa Emery ... Paula Kramer
Robert Eli ... Ken Williams
Alok Tewari ... Dr. Sanjay Patel
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Agent Dunham and the Bishops investigate the deaths of a group of people who died from radiation poisoning in a diner. They believe the source of the radiation was Emily Kramer, a young woman who had vanished two weeks previously and was probably being held against her will. When another young woman, Claire Williams, disappears the investigators believe someone may be conducting experiments. Dr. Bishop believes the emanations from Kramer were microwaves and she may in fact have been developed as a walking weapon. They trace the research to the head of a pharmaceutical firm David Esterbrook, who has a history of promoting off the wall ideas. Nina Sharp has information and strikes a bargain with Peter Bishop. Written by garykmcd

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2008 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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The word that the glyphs translate to is "Cells". See more »

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When Claire is receiving an injection of red medicine the attendant taps the syringe. This would be done to help remove or dislodge any small or remaining air bubbles from it, but you can clearly see that there is a large airspace in the syringe. One would not tap the syringe until that had been removed. In fact right after that you see that the large air space has been removed even though the attendant never did it. See more »

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Dr. Walter Bishop: To understand what happened at the diner, we use Mr. Papaya.
[he places the papaya in the container and steps back]
Dr. Walter Bishop: This is upsetting because he is the friendliest of fruits.
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References Scanners (1981) See more »

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Fringe Main Title Theme
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Written by J.J. Abrams
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The Radiation Effect
19 August 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

A woman is dumped from a van on a street of Massachusetts without memories and dizzy by two men wearing hazmat suits. She goes to a diner and the owner calls a police officer. He interrogates the woman, she becomes upset and everybody inside the diner dies from radiation and her head blows-up. Agent Dunham is assigned to investigate the case with Dr. Walter and Peter Bishop and they find that the woman was Emily Kramer suffered the rare and incurable disease "Bellini's lymphocemia" but she was cured by radiation. When another woman, Claire Williams, with the same disease vanishes, Dunham and Peter learn that they had been submitted to an experimental treatment by David Esterbrook from the Intrepus, the competitor of Massive Dynamic. But how will they find the location of the secret laboratory?

"The Cure" is another great episode of "Fringe". The intriguing beginning and the negotiation of Peter and Nina Sharp are the best moments. However, the storyline about the relationship between Dunham and her stepfather is pointless. It is funny to see Dr. Bishop finding the cure of an incurable disease without experiments in a short time to save Claire. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "The Cure"


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