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The Road Not Taken 

The Fringe team investigate a case of spontaneous human combustion. Olivia starts experiencing visions of the alternate Universe. She uses this ability to solve the case.

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J.J. Abrams (created by), Alex Kurtzman (created by) | 4 more credits »
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Episode cast overview:
Anna Torv ... Olivia Dunham
Joshua Jackson ... Peter Bishop
Lance Reddick ... Phillip Broyles
Kirk Acevedo ... Charlie Francis
Blair Brown ... Nina Sharp
Jasika Nicole ... Astrid Farnsworth
John Noble ... Dr. Walter Bishop
Michael Cerveris ... The Observer
Jennifer Ferrin ... Susan Pratt / Nancy Lewis
Michael Gaston ... Sanford Harris
Clint Howard ... Emmanuel Grayson
Frank Bonsangue ... Bus Driver
Richard Bekins ... Isaac Winters
Cheryl Sarkaria Cheryl Sarkaria ... Tech Agent (as Cheryl Ann Leaser)
Ignacio Rada Ignacio Rada ... ND Agent
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When a woman bursts into flames and explodes, Olivia and Peter start to look into it, and Olivia starts seeing things -- which Walter explains as possibly her seeing an alternate reality. The investigation leads back to the experiment Olivia was part of as a child, and points to a high member of the FBI as well as links to Massive Dynamic. Meanwhile Nina comes to Broyles with her concern that The Observer has been sighted again, and frequently. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2009 (USA) See more »

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(uncut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

According to her drivers license, Nancy Lewis is born on 3-26. This number appears many times throughout the series and happens to be the birth date of Leonard Nimoy. See more »

Goofs

Olivia is outside an office located in Charlestown when she sees The Prudential Center, 111 Huntington Avenue, and The Keystone Building. However, none of these buildings are visible from Charlestown. The position of The Prudential Center and 111 Huntington Avenue would put Olivia's location somewhere near the Christian Science Center or Berkley College of Music. In addition, The Keystone building is nowhere near either The Prudential Center or 111 Huntington Avenue. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Walter Bishop: Most of us experience life as a-a linear progression,
[drawing a straight line]
Dr. Walter Bishop: just like this. But this is an illusion because every day, life presents us with an array of choices. As a result, life should look more like this.
[drawing lines that are not straight]
Dr. Walter Bishop: And each choice... leads to a new path. To go to work. to stay home. And each choice we take creates a new reality.
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References Star Trek (2009) See more »

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Traveling Riverside Blues
(uncredited)
Written by Robert Johnson
Performed by Robert Johnson
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The Children from Jacksonville
11 January 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In New York, a young woman in panic takes a bus to a hospital, but she cannot support the heat and leaves it. On the sidewalk, she has spontaneous combustion and blows up. The Fringe Division is assigned to investigate the case. Olivia sees two burned women instead of one and has weird visions, and Dr. Bishop explains that she might be seeing a parallel universe. Soon they find that the woman was a subject of a ZFT experiment and Olivia discovers through her abilities that she has a twin sister. When the Fringe Division tracks her down, the team discovers that she was abducted. Peter uses an invention of his own and they discover that the abductor called Harris by phone. Now the FBI is chasing Harris, who is the responsible for the crimes. Will the Fringe Division arrive on time to save the woman?

So far, "The Road Not Taken" is one of the best (if not the best) episodes of Fringe. The discovery of other children from Jacksonville that have abilities as the result of the experiment they were submitted with the substance "Cortexiphan" is promising. The mystery behind the Observer increases and what would be the connection with Dr. Bishop? Last but no the least, the end of the annoying Harris is a plus in this great series. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "The Road Not Taken"


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