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The Human Kind 

Following the bread crumbs, Olivia collects a truck with cargo from a scrap yard but runs into bounty hunters. Peter, with newly gained powers, has to make a decision.


Dennis Smith


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




Episode complete credited cast:
Anna Torv ... Olivia Dunham
Joshua Jackson ... Peter Bishop
Jasika Nicole ... Astrid Farnsworth
John Noble ... Dr. Walter Bishop
Michael Kopsa ... Captain Windmark
Jill Scott ... Simone
Shaun Smyth ... Anil
Birkett Turton ... Briggs (as Kett Turton)
Nathan Dashwood ... Stratton
Claude Duhamel ... Carlos
Eliza Faria ... Little Girl Darby
Brian McBride Brian McBride ... Man with Bag
Jason McKinnon ... Loyalist Guard
Colby Wilson Colby Wilson ... Uniformed Loyalist
Charles Zuckermann ... Observer #1


With Peter obsessively stalking Capt. Windmark and manipulating his future, Olivia sets out alone to fetch the next needed item to defeat the Observers - a scrapyard-strength electromagnet. As Walter and Astrid study the behavior of another Observer brain implant to determine what's happening to Peter, Peter learns a lesson from Windmark himself. Written by statmanjeff

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The coded glyphs at the commercial breaks spell out PLEAD. See more »


Peter cuts 2 wires from a control panel (at 34:10) to prevent Windmark to get the elevator. All LED's became red. Scene is grossly cut by 34:44 and they all are green again when he's putting back the panel cover. See more »


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Written by Michael Giacchino
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Etta Is Alive
9 April 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Peter is plotting a scheme to kill Captain Windmark.However Etta's apartment is compromised and he needs to flee. Meanwhile Olivia contacts Anil to get an Observer's device to give to Walter to study the effect in Peter. Walter realizes that after a short period, the changes will be permanent. When Walter retrieves another video tape, they learn that they need to retrieve an electromagnet and Olivia decides to go alone. She goes to a junkyard where there is a truck with the electromagnet waiting for her. Then she begins the dangerous journey back to Boston. Later she meets Peter and tells that Etta is alive in their memories expecting to convince him to remove the implant.

"The Human Kind" is another excellent emotional episode of Fringe with the return of Olivia's important participation. Etta has become an important component in this season and Walter's video tapes assigns a mission for the group. Unfortunately the series is ending…My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "The Human Kind"

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7 December 2012 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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