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Fringe: Fracture

When an American officer who served in Iraq blows up in a Philadelphia train station, the Fringe Division investigates and determines that something turned the man into a living bomb. Peter and Olivia travel to Iraq to determine if Peter's contacts can shed some light on the situation.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x3
Production Number: 3X5103
Airdate: Thursday October 01st, 2009

Director: Bryan Spicer
Writer: David Wilcox

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Oct 18, 2009
NL (Net 5) Mar 14, 2010
DE (Pro7) Mar 22, 2010


Guest Stars
Michael CerverisMichael Cerveris
As The Observer
Kevin CorriganKevin Corrigan
As Sam Weiss
Stephen McHattieStephen McHattie
As Colonel Raymond Gordon
Navid NegahbanNavid Negahban
As Dr. Malik Yusef
Claudette MinkClaudette Mink
As Diane Burgess

Co-Guest Stars
Phillip MitchellPhillip Mitchell
As Officer Gillespe (Officer Daniel Gillespie)
Barclay HopeBarclay Hope
As Andrew Burgess
Kirsten RobekKirsten Robek
As Susan Gillespie
Aaron PearlAaron Pearl
As Agent Tevez
Keith DallasKeith Dallas
As Slim Joe (as Keith Blackman Dallas)
Cam CroninCam Cronin
As Tech #1 (as Cameron Cronin)
Leanne AdachiLeanne Adachi
As Medical Examiner
Dalila BelaDalila Bela
As Jenny Burgess
Miles MeadowsMiles Meadows
As Ponytail Man
Walcott E. MorganWalcott E. Morgan
As Transit Cop
Ian RozyloIan Rozylo
As Nocifaro
Christian SloanChristian Sloan
As Courier
Main Cast
Anna TorvAnna Torv
As Olivia Dunham
Joshua JacksonJoshua Jackson
As Peter Bishop
Lance ReddickLance Reddick
As Phillip Broyles
Jasika NicoleJasika Nicole
As Astrid Farnsworth
John NobleJohn Noble
As Dr. Walter Bishop


Police office Daniel Gillespie is at a train station in Philadelphia and approaches a man in a black trench coat carrying a briefcase. Gillespie ignores his radio caller and tells the man to set the briefcase down. The man refuses and the monitor screens around the station fill with static. Gillespie screams in pain as his body starts to crystallize and then he explodes...

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Episode Notes
The glyph/code spells out BURIAL.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The HolliesThe Air That I BreatheWalter's Lab/Bowling Lane (End of episode)

Episode Quotes
Peter: I need my own bedroom. I woke up this morning to him singing an aria from Pagliacci.
Astrid: Your father has a wonderful voice.
Peter: Not when he's doing jumping jacks. And did I mention he was naked?
Walter: A good morning sets the tone for the day.

Walter: Farnsworth, get my portable chemistry set. This means bodies.

Peter: Yes, I do remember. Melissa was a playmate. Miss July, right. Putting together a jigsaw of a nude centerfold was Walter's idea of how to explain, what was it, human reproduction to his ten-year-old son.

Peter: Four words that should never show up in a sentence. "Classified experimental military project."

Olivia: Maybe I should wait outside.
Peter: Then what would I do? You're the one with a gun.

Astrid: Dr. Bishop, what did I tell you about experimenting with fruit? I just cleaned this lab up yesterday.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJ.J. Abrams  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci
Executive ProducerJ.H. Wyman  |  Jeff Pinkner  |  J.J. Abrams  |  Bryan Burk
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Wilcox  |  Joe Chappelle
Supervising ProducerJeff Vlaming  |  Reid Shane  |  Josh Singer
ProducerZack Stentz  |  Ashley Edward Miller  |  Kathy Lingg  |  Robert M. Williams, Jr.
Co-ProducerTamara Isaac  |  Tanya M. Swerling
Consulting ProducerRoberto Orci  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Akiva Goldsman
Production DesignerIan Thomas (3)
EditorJon Dudkowski
CastingApril Webster
First Assistant DirectorGreg Zenon
Second Assistant DirectorDavid R. Baron
MusicMichael Giacchino  |  Chris Tilton
Music EditorPaul Apelgren
Music SupervisorCharles L. Scott IV  |  Billy Gottlieb
Costume DesignerJenni Gullett
Key GripDavid J. Dawson
Set DecoratorLouise Roper
Location ManagerJohn Alexander (5)  |  Scott Walden
Property MasterRob Smith (3)
Script SupervisorPatti Henderson  |  Alexandra La Roche
Assistant EditorChad Rubel
Post Production SupervisorJohn Klump  |  Andrew Balek
Supervising Sound EditorPaul Curtis
Re-Recording MixerMark Hensley  |  Rick Norman
GafferDavid S. Warner (1)
Director of PhotographyTom Yatsko
Stunt CoordinatorMike Mitchell
Production ManagementMichael C. Young
Sound MixerEric Batut
Main Title ThemeJ.J. Abrams
Visual Effects SupervisorJay Worth  |  Robert Habros
Main Title DesignAndrew Kramer
"A" Camera OperatorChris Tammaro
Department Head HairIan C. Ballard
Department Head Make-upDana Hamel
Special Effects CoordinatorBob Comer
Special Effects Make-upTodd Masters
Canadian CastingMichelle Allen
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