Fringe (2008–2013)
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Momentum Deferred 

Walter analyzes the body of a shapeshifter and then reconnects with an old patient that has the ability to distinguish the people from the other world. Olivia finally recalls her encounter with Belly.

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Joe Chappelle

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J.J. Abrams (created by), Alex Kurtzman (created by) | 3 more credits »
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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
Jasika Nicole ... Astrid Farnsworth
John Noble ... Dr. Walter Bishop
Roger Cross ... Hybrid (as Roger R. Cross)
Sebastian Roché ... Thomas Jerome Newton (as Sebastian Roche)
Theresa Russell ... Rebecca Kibner
Leonard Nimoy ... Dr. William Bell
Ryan McDonald ... Brandon Fayette
Aaron Craven ... Kurt Larsen
Anna Van Hooft ... Nina's Assistant
James Michalopolous ... Security Guard (as James Michalopoulos)
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When the shipment of cryogenically frozen heads is stolen by a mysterious man, he shots the security guards and one of the guards helps him to kill the guards but is also killed by one of the guards. When Dr. Bishop analyses the corpse, he discovers that the body has blood and mercury; therefore the man is a shapeshifter and Walter concludes that the nurse killed at the hospital was human. The Fringe Division finds an intact device with the shapeshifter and Olivia gives it to Nina Sharp in order to help the Massive Dynamics to find the identity of the shapeshifter that tried to kill her. Meanwhile, Dr. Bishop recalls his former patient Rebecca Kibner (Theresa Russell) that was able to identify shapeshifters with the power developed by the drugs. He brings her to the laboratory to help the investigation. Out of the blue, Olivia faints and recalls her meeting with William Bell in the parallel universe and his warning about the great storm that was coming. She heads to the Massive ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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USA | Canada

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English

Release Date:

8 October 2009 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

When Agent Dunham walks out of Massive Dynamic and meets with shapeshifter Agent Francis, The Observer may be seen in the foreground's shot. See more »

Goofs

Since the shapeshifters have so much mercury in their blood, a simpler method of detection (although not nearly as 'Fringe Worthy' ) would be to use a standard mercury sniffer. These are used for cleaning up mercury spills and can detect mercury well into the part per million range. One of these detectors would peg out near any shapeshifter. See more »

Quotes

Dr. William Bell: Momentum can be deferred, but it must always be paid back in full.
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References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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Fringe Main Title Theme
(uncredited)
Written and Performed by J.J. Abrams
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The Great Storm Is Coming
15 January 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

When the shipment of cryogenically frozen heads is stolen by a mysterious man, he shots the security guards and one of the guards helps him to kill the guards but is also killed by one of the guards. When Dr. Bishop analyses the corpse, he discovers that the body has blood and mercury; therefore the man is a shapeshifter and Walter concludes that the nurse killed at the hospital was human. The Fringe Division finds an intact device with the shapeshifter and Olivia gives it to Nina Sharp in order to help the Massive Dynamics to find the identity of the shapeshifter that tried to kill her. Meanwhile, Dr. Bishop recalls his former patient Rebecca Kibner (Theresa Russell) that was able to identify shapeshifters with the power developed by the drugs. He brings her to the laboratory to help the investigation. Out of the blue, Olivia faints and recalls her meeting with William Bell in the parallel universe and his warning about the great storm that was coming. She heads to the Massive Dynamics and schedules a meeting with Nina Sharp, but Charlie stops her telling that Nina Sharp is the shapeshifter. When Olivia meets Charlie, she tells the secret disclosed by Bell about the location of the device hidden in a frozen head. Will Olivia learn that Charlie is the chased shapeshifter before it is too late?

"Momentum Deferred" is one of the best episodes of Fringe. Olivia recalls her conversation with William Bell and finds the truth about Charlie. It is good to see the mature Theresa Russell still a beautiful woman in the role of a youngster submitted to the earlier experiments of Dr. Bishop. The intriguing conclusion indicates that the next episode might be fantastic. Looking forward to see the great storm that is coming. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Momentum Deferred"


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