Fringe (2008–2013)
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Walter examines some bodies that have been infected with unusual worms. Olivia and Peter run an investigation after speaking with a survivor. Meanwhile Walter demands more independence from Peter.


Paul Holahan


J.J. Abrams (created by), Alex Kurtzman (created by) | 2 more credits »




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
Tzi Ma ... Ming Che
Colby Paul Colby Paul ... Matt Jarvis
Ingrid Torrance ... Elizabeth Jarvis
Jack Yang ... Tao Chen
Sean Carey ... Paramedic
Brett Chan ... Dock Worker Yang
Simon Chin ... Chinese Vendor
Melody B. Choi Melody B. Choi ... Mei Lin's Daughter (as Melody Choi)
Linda Feng Linda Feng ... Chinese Woman


When a group of Chinese clandestine is found dead at the seacoast, the fringe division is summoned to investigate. They find a huge worm and one a Chinese woman alive that explains that the group received pills for seasickness, but she had not swallowed hers. Dr. Bishop investigates the worm and concludes it has medicinal purpose. Therefore, the Triad gang is using the illegal immigrants to breed the parasitic worms and produce a drug for treatment of millionaires. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Did You Know?


In the Chinese herbalist shop Walter holds a dish purportedly containing hookworms. They are actually Zophobas morio (darkling beetle) larvae. See more »


When Peter and Olivia arrive at the home in "Beacon Hill" it is raining yet when they leave a few minuted later, it is sunny and dry. See more »


Dr. Walter Bishop: My name is Walter. The Number 5 bus hasn't stopped here for over two hours. Not that it matters. I used up all my bus fare to dial seven wrong numbers. I can't remember Peter's number. I know it's got three fives, a one, a zero, and two sevens... but for the life of me, I can't remember the correct sequence.
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Juke (Single)
Written by Little Walter
Performed by Little Walter
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The weaker episodes invariably set the baseline
29 March 2015 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

In reviewing individual episodes of some excellent series I have noticed that the weaker episodes are useful for establishing a baseline.

And this is one of the weakest in the series, especially disappointing after the buildup to parallel dimensions from the last season.

It is OK and fine to allow character buildup.

But what the writers overlooked at the is that the viewer watches with a constant vigilance (if you will) for non-logical events or paradoxes. If you introduce these, you lose the viewer.

In this story, Peter is going all James Bond with no gun or backup. He does this several times, finally getting captured and tortured for his trouble.

Didn't make sense to me when I was watching and does not make sense while writing about it.


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Release Date:

3 December 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)



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1.78 : 1
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