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Snakehead 

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.

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Paul Holahan

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J.J. Abrams (created by), Alex Kurtzman (created by) | 2 more credits »
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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 Ingrid Torrance ... Elizabeth Jarvis
Jack Yang ... Tao Chen
Sean Carey ... Paramedic
Brett Chan Brett Chan ... Dock Worker Yang
Simon Chin ... Chinese Vendor
Melody B. Choi ... Mei Lin's Daughter (as Melody Choi)
Linda Feng Linda Feng ... Chinese Woman
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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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USA | Canada

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

3 December 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Unlike other episodes where Walter cannot seem to remember Astrid's name he correctly remembers it several times in this episode. First when Peter learns that Walter was bitten, Walter asks Astrid to show Peter a picture of the hookworms. Later, expressing concern to Peter asking "Astrid was followed?" as he enters the car after being picked up by Peter in China Town. Then when he returns to the lab to check on Astrid he calls out "Astrid" looking for her to see if she's okay. See more »

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When Walter describes his health status after the encounter with the worm, he mentions his "white blood count" being "through the roof". In fact, a very high (through-the-roof) white blood count (above normal) would be a sign of infection. See more »

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Astrid Farnsworth: Walter, what a... what a coincidence.
Dr. Walter Bishop: It's not a coincidence at all. You were following me.
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Juke (Single)
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Written by Little Walter
Performed by Little Walter
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The Parasitic Worms
4 February 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

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.

"Snakehead" is another episode of "Fringe" in "X=Files" style. The story if entertaining and the worms are really creepy but the writer was not inspired. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Snakehead"


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