Fringe (2008–2013)
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Earthling 

Strange deaths by a mysterious shadow leads the Fringe Team to the scene where they learn that a Russian astronaut was possessed by an alien and his brother is convincing Dr. Bishop to solve the equation to free him.

Director:

Jon Cassar

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
Blair Brown ... Nina Sharp (credit only)
Jasika Nicole ... Astrid Farnsworth
John Noble ... Dr. Walter Bishop
Ravil Isyanov ... Tomas
JR Bourne ... Mystery Man
Gerard Plunkett ... Senator James Van Horn
Blaine Anderson ... CSI Officer
Jeanettea Antonio Jeanettea Antonio ... Hospital Security (as Jeanetta Antonio)
Charisse Baker ... Girl's Mother
Megan Charpentier ... Little Girl
Chris Eastman Chris Eastman ... CSI Investigator
Michelle Harrison ... Natalie Dancik
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Storyline

When a shadow touches a man at home and he turns into dust, his wife panics and the Fringe Division is assigned to investigate. Philip Broyles recalls similar cases he was involved and obsessed a few years ago. Senator James Van Horn tries to persuade Broyles to stop the investigation and deliver the case to the CIA and Russian government but he does not accept. A patient is murdered in a hospital and while investigating the surveillance cameras, Olivia sees the shadow. Soon the Fringe Division finds the responsible for the death and what the shadow is. Will they succeed to stop the entity? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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shadow | lab | fbi | ex wife | gun | See All (23) »


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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The glyphs for this episode spell out: DEJAVU See more »

Goofs

When Senator Van Horn's and Broyles meet in the park, there is a man on a red bicycle passing by them twice in a eleven seconds. Same direction, left to right. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Walter Bishop: Titanium tetrachloride... you sly temptress.
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Connections

Features Kimba the White Lion (1994) See more »

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Una Furtiva Lagrima
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Written by Mario Lanza
Performed by Mario Lanza
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The Shadow Man
20 January 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

When a shadow touches a man at home and he turns into dust, his wife panics and the Fringe Division is assigned to investigate. Philip Broyles recalls similar cases he was involved and obsessed a few years ago. Senator James Van Horn tries to persuade Broyles to stop the investigation and deliver the case to the CIA and Russian government but he does not accept. A patient is murdered in a hospital and while investigating the surveillance cameras, Olivia sees the shadow. Soon the Fringe Division finds the responsible for the death and what the shadow is. Will they succeed to stop the entity?

"Earthling" is another intriguing episode of "Fringe" that recalls "X Files". The plot is not well resolved and "Earthling" is one of the weakest episodes so far. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Earthling"


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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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