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The Equation 

A young musical genius is kidnapped and Walter recalls a patient at St Clair's who might have been kidnapped by the same people and forced to try and figure out the solution to an equation.

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J.J. Abrams (created by), Alex Kurtzman (created by) | 3 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 (credit only)
Jasika Nicole ... Astrid Farnsworth
Mark Valley ... John Scott (credit only)
John Noble ... Dr. Walter Bishop
William Sadler ... Dr. Sumner
Randall Duk Kim ... Dashiell Kim
Gillian Jacobs ... Joanne Ostler
Charlie Tahan ... Ben Stockton
Adam Grupper ... Andrew Stockton
Chance Kelly ... Mitchell Loeb
Kate Hodge ... Abby Stockton
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Storyline

On a rainy night, Ben, a boy who became a music prodigy after coming out of a coma, is kidnapped after his father is put in a hypnogenic state using a red, blue and green lights. Walter proves this really happened when he puts Peter in the same state in the lab. The abduction is just one in a series of kidnappings of people who are geniuses in their fields. After they are brought back, the people go insane and commit terrible acts. In the lab Walter and Peter find a connection between Ben and an old colleague of Walter, at Saint Claire's, who was also kidnapped. In order to save the kid, now Walter needs to go back to Saint Claire's and speak with the old colleague. Written by Andreea D

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Trivia

The Merecedes in the beginning and end of th episode is the exact same as the one driven in "The Hangover" See more »

Quotes

Peter Bishop: The best lie, the one that's easiest to remember with consistency... is the one that's based on the truth.
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End Title Theme (Composed by Michael Giacchino)
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Written by Michael Giacchino
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 2008 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(uncut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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