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Fringe: Of Human Action

Two men kidnap a teenage boy using mind control abilities. The boy's father works for Massive Dynamic but Nina insists that the company hasn't been developing mind control, and has no idea who the two kidnappers are. The truth or falsehood of her statements are soon confirmed when Peter encounters the person responsible for the boy's abduction.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x7
Production Number: 3X5107
Airdate: Thursday November 12th, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Nov 15, 2009
NL (Net 5) Apr 11, 2010

  • Currently 9.1/10
9.1/10 (40 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Cameron Monaghan
As Tyler Carson
Andrew Airlie
As Dr. Carson
Vincent Gale
As Tom Dobbins

Co-Guest Stars
Shawn Stewart
As Truck Driver
Anna Van Hooft
As Assistant
Doron Bell
As Officer Gibson (as Doron Bell, Jr.)
Ryan Booth
As Officer Jenks
Peter Graham-Gaudreau
As Seth Davies
Irene Karas
As Officer Williams
Jacqueline Ann Steuart
As Renee (Renee Davies (as Jacqueline Steuart))
John Tench
As Hickey (Patrick Hickey)
Main Cast
Anna Torv
As Olivia Dunham
Joshua Jackson
As Peter Bishop
Lance Reddick
As Phillip Broyles
Blair Brown
As Nina Sharp
Jasika Nicole
As Astrid Farnsworth
John Noble
As Dr. Walter Bishop


In Queens, NY, the police close in on two kidnappers who have abducted a teenager boy, Tyler Olson. They take refuge on the top floor of a parking garage but the police close in. The two men seemingly surrender, but one of them concentrates and stares at one of the officer. The man turns and backs off the edge of the parking garage, falling to his death. Another officer shoots her two co-workers and then herself...

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Episode Notes
The glyph/code spells out ARRIVE.

Episode Quotes
Peter: Walter, remember that conversation we had about personal space?
Walter: I'm bored. No cadavers at this crime scene. Or food.

Astrid: Chicken. You serious?
Walter: Just a hypothesis. What do you think, more like pork?
Astrid: Truthfully, I don't really spend a lot of time thinking about what human brains would taste like.
Walter: Then why did you ask?

Walter: This is exciting. You think the FBI will ever give me a gun?

Walter: All commands will come through the headphones. Once you're given the order to put on the headphones, do not remove them under any circumstances. If you do, you may die a gruesome and horrible death. Thank you for your attention and have a nice day.

Walter: That was quick thinking. You always prove to be more resourceful than I give you credit for.
Peter: Is that supposed to be some sort of compliment?

Walter: How many do you want?
Peter: I'm not hungry. I don't need any crepes.
Walter: Oh, don't be ridiculous. You were abducted. Of course you need crepes.

Episode Goofs
The convenience store clerk puts the key in the neutral side of the outlet (no electricity), instead of the hot site. In a polarized plug the neutral is the larger blade, and the hot is the smaller blade.

Episode References
The Observer appears on the far right of the screen, behind a silver car, as the police arrive at the parking structure.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJ.J. Abrams  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci
Executive ProducerJ.J. Abrams  |  Bryan Burk  |  J.H. Wyman  |  Jeff Pinkner
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Wilcox  |  Joe Chappelle
Supervising ProducerReid Shane  |  Jeff Vlaming  |  Josh Singer
ProducerZack Stentz  |  Robert M. Williams, Jr.  |  Kathy Lingg  |  Ashley Edward Miller
Co-ProducerTanya M. Swerling  |  Tamara Isaac
Consulting ProducerAlex Kurtzman  |  Akiva Goldsman  |  Roberto Orci
Production DesignerIan Thomas (3)
EditorLuyen Vu
CastingApril Webster
First Assistant DirectorBrian Giddens
Second Assistant DirectorWarren Hanna
MusicChris Tilton  |  Michael Giacchino
Music EditorPaul Apelgren
Music SupervisorBilly Gottlieb  |  Charles L. Scott IV
Costume DesignerJenni Gullett
Key GripDavid J. Dawson
Set DecoratorLouise Roper
Location ManagerScott Walden
Property MasterRob Smith (3)
Script SupervisorAlexandra La Roche
Production CoordinatorAnita Truelove
Assistant EditorJennifer Van Goethem
Post Production SupervisorAmanda Lencioni  |  Andrew Balek
Supervising Sound EditorPaul Curtis
Re-Recording MixerMark Hensley  |  Rick Norman
GafferDavid S. Warner (1)
Director of PhotographyTom Yatsko
Stunt CoordinatorMike Mitchell
Production ManagementVladimir Stefoff
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
Canadian CastingMichelle Allen
Warning: Fringe season 2 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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