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Fringe: Momentum Deferred

Olivia begins to regain her memories of her encounter with William Bell. Meanwhile, the "First Wave" tries to collect the head of their leader, and the traitor makes his move.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x4
Production Number: 3X5104
Airdate: Thursday October 08th, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Net 5) Mar 21, 2010

Special Guest Stars
Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy
As William Bell

Guest Stars
Roger R. CrossRoger R. Cross
As Smith
Sebastian RochéSebastian Roché
As Thomas Jerome Newton
Theresa RussellTheresa Russell
As Rebecca Kibner

Co-Guest Stars
Ryan McDonaldRyan McDonald
As Brandon
Anna Van HooftAnna Van Hooft
As Nina's Assistant
Aaron CravenAaron Craven
As Larson
James MichalopolousJames Michalopolous
As Security Guard
Andy NezAndy Nez
As Truck Driver
Amitai MarmorsteinAmitai Marmorstein
As Store Clerk
Main Cast
Anna TorvAnna Torv
As Olivia Dunham
Joshua JacksonJoshua Jackson
As Peter Bishop
Lance ReddickLance Reddick
As Phillip Broyles
Blair BrownBlair Brown
As Nina Sharp
Jasika NicoleJasika Nicole
As Astrid Farnsworth
John NobleJohn Noble
As Dr. Walter Bishop
Kirk AcevedoKirk Acevedo
As Charlie Francis


At the Elias Cyrogenics company in Medford, Massachusetts, two deliverymen are preparing a shipment of bodies. As the truck begins to pull out, a man pulls up and asks for directions. The security guards tell him he's trespassing and he draw as a gun and shoots at them. As the deliverymen duck for cover, one of them draws a gun and shoots his partner. He goes to help his partner, the first hijacker, but a security guard shoots him repeatedly. The hijacker escapes with the truck while the deliveryman finally goes down, bleeding silver blood and revealing he's a shapeshifter...

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Episode Notes
The glyph/code spells out MEMORY.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
YesI've Seen All Good PeopleWalter prepares Rebecca for the experiment

Episode Quotes
Peter: Walter, I thought that we agreed this was a stupid idea.
Walter: Oh, no, you decided. I still maintain that the principle is perfectly sound.
Peter: He wants you to eat worms.
Walter: Not just worms, flatworms!

Walter: Agent Francis, hello.
Charlie: Hey.
Walter: You all right? You look pale.
Charlie: Yeah, I didn't get much sleep last night.
Walter: Oh. I may be able to help you with that. A little cannabis before bedtime does wonders, huh?

Walter: Let's see how this thing operates.
Astrid: What are you saying, that this is not a person?
Walter: My dear, I'm not certain that you're not simply a figment of my imagination.

Nina: So, can you fix it?
Brandon: You understand you're asking me if I can repair a piece of technology that is entirely unlike anything that has ever existed here on Earth?
Nina: Brandon...
Brandon: Now that I have one that works, I can do it in three hours... tops.

Walter: Do you think she'll remember me?
Peter: I think she might. I'm gonna guess there's not too many men in her life who have strapped her to a table and pumped her full of a massive amount of psychedelics.

William Bell: A storm is coming, perhaps the last and worst storm of all. And when it is over, I fear there will be little left of our world. The shape-shifters on your side are looking for someone, someone to open the door between universes. And if they find him, there will be no stopping them.

William Bell: As I once said to Walter, physics is a bitch.

Rebecca Kibner: Oh, Walter, what you did... you made me special.
Walter: The truth is... I believe you were always special.

Episode References
The Observer appears outside Massive Dynamic in the immediate foreground, his back to the camera, as Olivia and the shapeshifter meet.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJ.J. Abrams  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci
Executive ProducerJ.H. Wyman  |  Jeff Pinkner  |  Bryan Burk  |  J.J. Abrams
Co-Executive ProducerJoe Chappelle  |  David Wilcox
Supervising ProducerJeff Vlaming  |  Reid Shane  |  Josh Singer
ProducerRobert M. Williams, Jr.  |  Kathy Lingg  |  Ashley Edward Miller  |  Zack Stentz
Co-ProducerTanya M. Swerling  |  Tamara Isaac
Consulting ProducerAkiva Goldsman  |  Roberto Orci  |  Alex Kurtzman
Production DesignerIan Thomas (3)
EditorLuyen Vu
CastingApril Webster
First Assistant DirectorBrian Giddens
Second Assistant DirectorWarren Hanna
MusicMichael Giacchino  |  Chris Tilton
Music EditorPaul Apelgren
Music SupervisorBilly Gottlieb  |  Charles L. Scott IV
Costume DesignerJenni Gullett
Key GripDavid J. Dawson
Set DecoratorLouise Roper
Location ManagerScott Walden  |  John Alexander (5)
Property MasterRob Smith (3)
Script SupervisorAlexandra La Roche
Script CoordinatorJustin Doble
Assistant EditorJennifer Van Goethem
Post Production SupervisorAndrew Balek  |  John Klump
Supervising Sound EditorPaul Curtis
Re-Recording MixerMark Hensley  |  Rick Norman
GafferDavid S. Warner (1)
Director of PhotographyTom Yatsko  |  David Moxness
Stunt CoordinatorMike Mitchell
Production ManagementVladimir Stefoff  |  Michael 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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