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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.


Bill Eagles


J.J. Abrams (created by), Alex Kurtzman (created by) | 3 more credits »




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


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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A hairless rat is placed in Claire's room and its brain explodes. Athymic nude rats are very useful in research because they have no T Lymphocytes and thus no immune response; this is great for research in tissue transplantation. TV shows seem to like nude rats becaus they look extra freaky. See more »


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 »


Olivia Dunham: Is there anything else you'd like me to run past you?
Phillip Broyles: Not anything, everything.
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References Scanners (1981) See more »


End Title Theme (Composed by Michael Giacchino)
Written by Michael Giacchino
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Put this one back in the Microwave
1 July 2020 | by injury-65447See all my reviews

To me this episode tasted lukewarm. I don't think it's been reheated properly.

I thought the story was pretty boring. The highlight is the opener, then all downhill. We don't even find out what the woman weapon was supposed to be for.

I thought the lead actress was particularly stiff in this one. I wasn't enjoying her "emotions make me a good agent" spiel.

We don't even really get any very funny Peter & Walter moments, which I usually look forward to.

The creepy stepfather angle is potentially interesting but it hasn't been developed enough yet.

My least enjoyed episode so far.

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Release Date:

21 October 2008 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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