Fringe (2008–2013)
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Walter examines a number of dead bodies that had the spinal fluid removed. Olivia and Charlie go after the scientist who created the person behind the murders.

Director:

Bobby Roth

Writers:

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
John Noble ... Dr. Walter Bishop
Ari Graynor ... Rachel
Jefferson Mays ... Nicholas Boone
Trieste Kelly Dunn ... Valerie Boone (as Trieste Dunn)
Richard Short ... Bob Dunn
Ward Horton ... Mustang Man
Lauren Fox ... Diane
Justin Hagan ... Neil
Kate Guyton Kate Guyton ... Helen
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Storyline

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 Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

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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Trivia

"Lubov", as in Lubov Pharmaceuticals, means "Love" in Russian. See more »

Goofs

Humans have about 120-150ml of spinal fluid and they produce nearly 500ml/day. Nicholas would have been able to regenerate his spinal fluid many times over while feeding his wife. See more »

Quotes

Peter Bishop: Everything stolen is not necessarily lost.
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Soundtracks

Bela Lugosi's Dead
(uncredited)
Performed by Bauhaus
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Fantastic Beginning
10 January 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

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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