Fringe (2008–2013)
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The Bishop Revival 

A man uses a toxin to target specific groups of people. Walter finds out that the toxin was created by his father in Berlin, long before DNA was even discovered.


Adam Davidson


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
Blair Brown ... Nina Sharp (credit only)
Jasika Nicole ... Astrid Farnsworth
John Noble ... Dr. Walter Bishop
Craig Robert Young ... Alfred Hoffman
Clark Middleton ... Edward Markham
Craig Anderson ... George
Lauren Bradley ... Amanda (as Lauren Attadia)
Diana Bang ... Nora
Sam Bob Sam Bob ... Homeless Man with Dog
Aaron Brooks ... Josh Staller
Robin Douglas ... Lynn Arrendt
Eve Harlow ... Cashier


The Fringe team are puzzled when a specific group of guests are targeted at a wedding.As the investigation goes the team is at a loss as to how the toxin was delivered and targeted.As they gather evidence and taken back to the lab, it's discovered that the wedding ceremony was a testing ground for a weaponed science experiment. Adding to the intense lab investigation, Walter uncovers an alarming formula that reveals a link to a branch on the Bishop family tree. With the escalating threat of more deadly attacks and unexpected familial ties to the case, the Fringe team stops at nothing to prevent further catastrophic events. Written by davron

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28 January 2010 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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1.78 : 1
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This episode includes an appearance of the running joke in which Walter can't quite recall Astrid's name correctly. Here he calls her "Ostrich". See more »


Walter very quickly examines the eyes of one of the bodies with a penlight and states there is "swelling of the vitreous humor." Visualizing the vitreous, which is in the back part of the eye, requires special equipment and cannot be done with just a penlight, and even with the proper equipment would take more than the couple seconds he spent looking. Furthermore, Peter confirmed the body he was looking at had it as well, and he didn't even have a light. See more »


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Videographer: OK, color and sound check, Milton and Staller wedding.
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Piano Quartet No. 1, Op.25 in G Minor: II. Intermezzo: Allegro Ma Non Troppo-Trio: Animato
Written by Johannes Brahms
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The Research
15 February 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

During the reception of a Jewish wedding, only the descendant from a Holocaust survivor die. The Fringe Division is assigned to investigate and Dr. Bishop suspects that the action is part of a scientific experiment with a toxin and another specific group will die. When the clients of a diner with brown eyes die, Walter confirms the signature of his father with a seahorse in the formula. Walter also recalls the research of his father in Germany and seek his books that have hidden formulae of researches carried out by him. However Peter discloses that he sold the books to a bookstore. Now the only chance to stop the murder spree seems to be to locate the buyer's whereabouts.

"The Bishop Revival" is another episode of "Fringe" where Dr. Bishop steals the show and resolves the case. Peter feels embarrassed and regrets his action in the past when his father was in the asylum. Olivia this time has a minor participation. The plot is well concluded with Dr. Bishop's revenge. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "The Bishop Revival"

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