Fringe (2008–2013)
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Bad Dreams 

FBI agent Dunham believes that she is killing random people in her dreams.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Phillip Broyles
Nina Sharp (credit only)
Nick Lane
Police Detective
Mouse Willis
Billy Willis
Risa Pears


Agent Dunham dreams about pushing a woman in front of a subway train, and then finds out such a death occurred while she slept. After a second death from her dreams, she starts to feel responsible and investigates the one link between these two deaths, and a possible link to her own childhood. Written by Ron Kerrigan <>

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21 April 2009 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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When the Fringe team arrives at the building in New York where Nick Lane has stationed his "hostages" around the top of the building, The Observer is seen crossing the street as they approach that building. See more »


After talking to the woman who killed her own husband, Olivia walks away. As she turns the corner, she has her hand on her head. Peter comes in behind her and she is lowering her hand, but when she turns around to face him she has her hand back on her head, about to lower it. See more »


Agent Olivia Dunham: [Olivia is feeling what Nick Lane is feeling] Oh...
Astrid Farnsworth: What's happening? Is he hurting her?
Agent Olivia Dunham: [moaning softly] Oh.
Astrid Farnsworth: Oh...
Dr. Walter Bishop: What?
Agent Olivia Dunham: [continues moaning] Oh.
Peter Bishop: Oh...
Peter Bishop: What?
Agent Olivia Dunham: [moaning with pleasure] Oh!
Dr. Walter Bishop: Oh! I see.
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References 17 Again (2009) See more »


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Don't ignore the hot-ness...
9 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

I see another IMDb reviewer has taken the time to break out the many arcs in this story and show they fit into the overall puzzle.

I prefer to focus on the less obvious.

This series is one of the earlier, and highly successful, works of JJ Abrams, which, taken as a whole, eventually gave him God-like status in Tinseltown. (The high point of his reign was likely when he was, in the same year, handed BOTH the Star Trek and Star Wars features to oversee. But this review is written is written in Jan 2015, Abrams career is young, as is he, and who knows what other records the man will break in his lifetime?) Even by this early point in the first season, word had gotten round that his show was being done as much "for the fans" as it was for the purity of the scripts and story arc.

Nowhere is that more obvious than this episode, where the pursuit of a "reverse empath" gives the naturally stunning Torv a chance to act out visually the fantasies of a male sociopath.

And much hotness ensues.

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