Fringe (2008–2013)
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As the Fringe team hopes to alleviate Olivia's possession quickly, Agent Lincoln Lee of the F.B.I. meets them for the first time over the curious case of what he calls "the compassionate soul vampire."


Charles Beeson


J.J. Abrams (created by), Alex Kurtzman (created by) | 5 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Torv ... Olivia Dunham / William Bell
Joshua Jackson ... Peter Bishop
Lance Reddick ... Phillip Broyles
Blair Brown ... Nina Sharp (credit only)
Jasika Nicole ... Astrid Farnsworth
John Noble ... Dr. Walter Bishop
Seth Gabel ... Lincoln Lee
Paula Malcomson ... Dana Gray
Patti Allan ... Landlady
Nicholas Carella ... Jim
Jason Poulsen Jason Poulsen ... Brian
Dave Leach ... Friend Two
David Leach ... Friend Two
Catherine Lough Haggquist ... Lucy
Branden Nadon ... Friend One


When a woman mysteriously survives a fall from the top of a building, the Fringe Division investigates the case and stumbles upon FBI Agent Lincoln Lee that is investigating the woman Dana Grey that apparently cannot die. Meanwhile William Bell promises to leave Olivia's body within 48 hours but it is hard to find a compatible donor. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

18 March 2011 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


This is the first episode Phillip Broyles and William Bell share dialogue. However, they never meet physically throughout the series. See more »


Broyles asks an agent to check a suspects "Metrocard". In the Boston area the stored value cards for mass transit are called Charliecards after the song "Charlie on the MTA". See more »


William Bell: You know, it's best to try not to be reductive. I mean, after all, every living thing is simply bundled energy, and perhaps Ms. Gray has... has found a way to capture some vital portion of another person's essential energy and, therefore, has extended her own life.
Dr. Walter Bishop: Extending her own life...
William Bell: Yes.
Lincoln Lee: A soul... vampire.
William Bell: As it were.
Peter Bishop: It says in the file that each one of victims tried to commit suicide previously.
Dr. Walter Bishop: Perhaps simple compassion, Belly.
William Bell: Yes, that's brilliant. She only wants to take the souls ...
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References Sesame Street (1969) See more »


Fringe Main Title Theme
Written by J.J. Abrams
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very weak 'sode in otherwise excellent series
29 January 2016 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

As I say when I find weak episodes in other hit series, you need these to establish a baseline.

In my many Fringe reviews I have taken the view that the "glue" here (There is always a glue in a hit series) is Torv.

When we were in the mirror-world, we had two Torvs. Those were great episodes.

In this episode, by making Torv suppress her personality and do a fake Nimoy accent we have .... no Torvs at all.

Can it get worse? Seems yes. A weak script and making guest star Paula Malcolmson (see her shine in Ray Donovan) play a poorly written character with no audience connection .... and you have the weakest Fringe I have ever seen.

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