When a second victim is discovered with injuries to the back of the neck, Fringe division is called in to investigate. Walter does an autopsy and discovers that the injury was inflicted by a human bite; the wound is infected by a rare genetically modified syphilis virus and all the spinal fluid has been drained. Tracing users of the virus leads the team to a scientist with connections to ZFT. His story leads the team to find more victims and a desperate race against time to track down a killer with a dangerous addiction to human spinal fluid. Written by
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The Observer can be seen in the first club scene, passing from right to left (to the viewer) behind the back of the man on whom the scene is centered. See more »
When Dunham is first questioning Nicholas Boone about the two deaths, she shows him two pictures of the two bodies. First of the second victim, and another picture, which isn't identified. Later in the episode, Olivia and Peter have found where the second victim's car was abandoned by the killer. There they find another victim, and both the scene and the victim match the body in the second photograph from earlier in the episode, despite the fact that they just discovered the body. See more »
After the second murder of a man with severed spinal column, the Fringe Division is assigned to investigate the case. Dr. Bishop discovers that the spinal fluid has been completely drained out; there are marks of human teeth on the spot and the killer's saliva is infected by an extinct syphilis virus. After an investigation with the CDC, they learn that the sample of the extinct virus was delivered to the Lubov Pharmaceutical for research purpose. Soon they learn that the laboratory has connections with the bio-terrorist group ZFT. There is an FBI raid in the Lubov Pharmaceutical and they arrest the crippled scientist Nicholas Boone. He offers to respond to the FBI interrogatory provided the FBI rescues his beloved wife Valerie Boone that was kidnapped by the ZFT. He also gives an address where she would supposed be and Olivia and a team invade a restaurant but do not find Valerie. Nicholas admits that his wife that was infected by the ZFT is the killer and he needs samples of the virus to find an antidote. Further, he became crippled using his own spinal fluid to feed Valerie. Now he teams up with Dr. Bishop expecting to find a cure for the virus. Will they be capable to save Valerie?
"Midnight" is an episode of "Fringe" with one of the best beginnings following Bob Dunn, who seems to be the killer, misleading and surprising the viewer and the Bauhaus' song "Bela Lugosi is Dead" performed also during the beginning of the cult "The Hunger". The story is engaging with an important revelation in the end but the subplot with Olivia's sister Rachel facing a divorce where her husband demands full custody of Ella is annoying. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): "Midnight"
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